Grades 9-10: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary describing political, social, or economic aspects of history/social science.
3.0 Students will understand how much power the government should have over its citizens
4.0 Students will know the rights and responsibilities a citizen has in a democracy
5.0 Students will know how people get elected
6.0 Students will understand how some governments work and others do not
Watch this excellent Slide Show about the American Government
Watch this video that will further explain the three branches of government
Listen to this podcast for additional information
How does each branch of government "check" the other branches? Why do you think we have a system of government that creates this system of checks and balances?