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United States Government

United States Government

Author: Dana Olmstead

Objective: Students will be able to identify the three different branches of government. Students will be able to name one role each branch has in operating the government. 

Standard: 3.4 Students understand the role of rules and laws in our daily lives and the basic
structure of the U.S. government.

4. Understand the three branches of government, with an emphasis on local government.

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What are the 3 Branches of Government?

Watch this video to discover the role each branch plays in our government.

Important Information About Each Branch

What does each Branch of Government do?

Play this game and decide what each branch of government is responsible for.


After you have completed the three modules, click the link below to show me what you have learned. 

Do you know the various Powers each branch of government has? 

Three Branches of Government Powers Worksheet