The Three Branches of Government

The Legislative Branch

The Executive Branch

The Judicial Branch

Content Objective(s)/California Standards

The students will:
-identify the three branches of government
-explain the role of each branch
-explain and interpret how the system of checks and balances ensures that each branch of government is in compliance to the US Constitution

Literacy Objective(s)

Utilize different types of media to synthesize social studies information from a variety of social studies resources.

Standards Covered

The student will demonstrate an understanding of the beginnings of America as a nation and the establishment of the new government.

Explain the structure and function of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the federal government.