Checks and Balances Assessment Ideas

Encourage your students to check their answers by dragging them to the correct space in the passage. Each government power will only “stick” in the correct place, and will bounce back if it is placed incorrectly.

As an “exit slip” at the end of class, see what students have learned by having them list 2 functions of each branch of government that further the checks and balances system. Set a timer for 3-5 minutes and allow students to jot down their thoughts, and collect students’ responses as they leave class. Use the exit slips to plan the next day’s lesson and provide follow-up instruction or address misconceptions as needed.