Third grade students will research the three branches of U.S. government and use the information gathered to create an advertisement poster.
Social Science Standards:
b. Create original works as means of personal or group expression
This engaging activity will help third grade students understand the three branches of government and the important role they play in governing our country.
As a class, review the three branches of U.S. government as discussed in the previous social studies lesson. Students will then be divided into 5 equal groups. Each group will be assigned one computer to use for researching information about each of the three branches of government. Any information found will be recorded into the corresponding Google doc form. Group members will take turns using the computer for research and using books for research.
Students will create a poster about the three branches of government. The poster must include the following:
Students may use the computers to find pictures to download and print for the their poster. Two out of the four pictures must be hand drawn. Each group member must contribute to the poster.
Finally, students will present their posters to the class. Students will be evaluated on whether the poster includes all the required elements or not, as well as a quiz on the three branches.