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3 Branches of Government Jeopardy

Life Skills:

  • Communication

Time Frame:
1 class period that runs 45 minutes.

Group Size:
Small Groups


Students will learn about the 3 branches of the U.S. government. They will understand the duties that each branch of government completes.

Main Curriculum Tie:
Social Studies - U. S. History IIStandard 1
Students will expand their knowledge of pre-Reconstruction America.

3 categories for Jeopardy taped to the blackboard with points from 100-500 listed below. A list of questions for each category.

Background For Teachers:
The executive branch enforces laws, the legislative branch makes the laws, and the judicial branch of government makes sure that laws are constitutional.

Intended Learning Outcomes:
Students will learn the key people in the government and what their duties are. They will learn what the jobs of the President, Congress, and the courts.

Instructional Procedures:
I would teach the class about the duties of the 3 branches of government before I play this extensive thinking Jeopardy game. This is a great lesson for reviewing for a test. Divide the class into small groups-about 4 or 5 students in each group Tell the class the rules for the game. The teacher will ask the entire class the question and the whole class discusses with their group what the answer is. ALL people in the group are responsible for knowing the answer. The teacher will randomly call on a player on team 1. They will answer the question.

Katie Rodgers

Created Date :
Sep 24 2001 13:34 PM

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