The Powers of Government
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What is the difference between the legislative, executive and judicial branches of U.S. government? The federal government carries out many jobs and has numerous powers – but how do we know that the people who have this power will treat us fairly? Your class will consider these questions with the help of this blended lesson supporting literacy skills from WGBH.

In it, they will explore a social studies focus on the powers that the Constitution assigns to each branch and how each branch works together. During this process, they read informational text, learn and practice vocabulary words, and explore content through videos and interactive activities. The lesson concludes with an assignment prompting students to write an essay that shares what they have learned! LAUNCH THE LESSON: