Checks and Balances -

Checks and Balances

Length:  4 weeks
Content-type: Text-based
Age/Grade: 5th – 8th Grades
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How to Use This Course

Checks and Balances is a four-week mini-course that studies the responsibilities of a government and its citizens. Students will enjoy learning about the branches of government, the Electoral College, and more through text, activities, puzzles, and copywork.

Course Introduction

What is a government? Did you know that there are different responsibilities for different levels of government? Do you know how we decide who is in charge of our nation? What is the Electoral College? These are all good questions, and we are going to discover the answers as we work our way through this course.

  • Week One: Federal Government: Executive Branch
  • Week Two: Federal Government: Legislative Branch
  • Week Three: Federal Government: Judicial Branch
  • Week Four: State and Local Government; Review

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