SS.7.C.3.3 Illustrate the structure and function (three branches of government established in Articles I, II, and III with corresponding powers) of government in the United States as established in the Constitution.

The student will:

  • Students will recognize the structure of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches.
  • Students will compare the roles and responsibilities of the three branches of
    the federal government.
  • Students will identify the general powers
    described in Articles I, II, and III of the
    U.S. Constitution.

Key Terms: articles, approval of presidential appointments, armed forces, coin and print money, concurrent powers, declare war, delegated powers, elastic clause, enumerated powers, executive foreign relations, impeachment, implied powers, judicial, legislature,
naturalization laws, necessary and proper, regulation of immigration, regulation of trade

Learning Scale:

4.0: I can illustrate and analyze the structure and function of government in the United States as established in the Constitution.

3.0: I can illustrate the structure and function of government in the United States as established in the Constitution.

2.0: With help, I can illustrate the structure and function of government in the United States as established in the Constitution.

1.0: Even with help, I struggle to illustrate the structure and function of government in the United States as established in the Constitution.

Block #1: Please use this Quizlet to learn the vocabulary for this bench mark.

I know that there are a lot of term and yes you will be responsible for knowing all of them

Vocab. Quizlet for SS.7.C.3.3

Block #2: You will need to use the interactive Power Point to recognize the structure and function of the Legislative Branch.

Three Branches of Government Interactive PowerPoint
Legislative Committee Video
Lawcraft Game
Download Legislative Branch PowerPoint
Legislative branch practice quiz

Block #3: You will need to use the resources to answer the questions below on the Executive Branch.

What to know at the end:

  • Who makes up the Executive Branch, what is the term length and qualifications for President?
  • What is the Cabinet and who makes it up?
  • What are Executive Departments?
  • What are some of the checks the Executive Branch has over the other branches?
  • Who confirms Presidential Appointments?
  • What are some of the different titles/jobs of the President?
Three Branches of Government Interactive PowerPoint
Reading Passage for the Executive Branch
Executive Command Game
Executive Branch Practice Quiz
Executive Branch Practice Quiz 2

Block #4:  You will need to use the resources to answer the questions below on the Judicial Branch.

What to know in the end:

  • How many Supreme Court Justices are there? How long is their term?
  • What is Judicial Review?
  • What are the levels of courts on the national level?
  • What does precedent mean, how does this term apply to the courts?
  • What does jurisdiction mean? What is original jurisdiction?
  • What are the different types of courts on the local level?
  • How are the state and national court systems different?
  • What is the difference between a trial court and an appeals court?
Three Branches of Government Interactive PowerPoint
Judicial Branch Reading
Court Quest Game
Judicial Branch weblink #1
Judicial Branch Practice Quiz
Judicial Branch Practice Quiz 2

Block #5: You will need to use the provided resources to understand checks and balances of the Federal Government.

Checks and Balances Practice Quiz
Checks and Balances Practice Quiz 2

Review: This interactive power point will go over all of the thing you need to know about the three branches of government

Three Branches of Government Interactive PowerPoint