SS.7.C.1.7: Describe how the Constitution limits the powers of government through separation of powers and
checks and balances.

• Explain the concept of limited government and how it applies to the United States Government.
• Describe each and tell the differences between the separation of powers and checks and balances.
• Analyze how government power is limited by separation of powers and/or checks and balances.
• Recognize examples of separation of powers and checks and balances.

# Learning Scale:

• 4.0: I can describe and analyze how the Constitution limits governmental power through separation of powers and checks and balances.
• 3.0: I can describe how the Constitution limits governmental power through separation of powers and checks and balances.
• 2.0: With help, I can describe how the Constitution limits governmental power through separation of powers and checks and balances.
• 1.0 Even with help, I struggle to describe how the Constitution limits governmental power through separation of powers and checks and balances.

# Block 1:

Watch this video and describe the concepts of separation of powers and checks and balances. Then Tell me how Checks and Balances and Separation of powers are different.

# Block 2:

Watch this video and tell me how powers gets separated in the U.S. Government

# Block 3:

Read the document below about limited government and explain why limited government is an important part of our democracy.

# Block 4:

Use the picture below to familiarize yourself with the Checks and Balances.