Educator Resources for Branches of Power
Branches of Power gives students the chance to take part in all three branches of government at the same time! Rather than simply learning about each in isolation, students play all three branches and learn about their constant interactions. The objective is to move public policy issues from a general idea to a fully-formed and tested law. Each issue tower symbolizes a potential law, and students help each branch of government to build as many towers as possible.
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In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 6-12, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the legislative checks and balances system through interactive game play. Students will experience the process of how a bill becomes a law and understand the role of each branch of government as they take on each role virtually.