Taylor Trotter

Taylor Trotter

Author: Taylor Fowler

The objective is based off of the North Carolina Essential Standard for fifth grade social studies. The standard is to summarize the organizational structures and powers of the United States government. Students should be able to know the three branches of government and their powers. 

The lesson is an overview of the United States government and the introduction of the three branches of government. There is a summary of each branch of the government and also an explanation of checks and balances with examples. 

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United States Government