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Teacher: Scarlett White Lesson title: Separation of Power Subject/Course/Unit: Foundations and Principles of Government Grade: 11 Time: 1 class

period Student Performance Objective: Apply the principles ofseparation of powers to real world situations. (1.1.2 a) Cue Set: Although federalism is the idea of separating powers between government and the states, the national government is a large entity with several facets. So which parts of the government get power? What powers? Teaching Strategy: Bellringer Which of these is a shared power by the federal and state governments? According to the US Constitution, which of these actions is a power of the states? (See below) NotesStudents will take notes from the Brain POP video. As the video plays, the teacher will write down key points on the whiteboard. Guided Practice: Divide students into six groups. Three groups should sit on one side of the room and the other three on the other side of the room. Explain to students that each group will be assuming the role(s) of the executive, legislative, and judicial branch. Conduct the Healthy Lunch/Separation of Powers Activity. Independent Practice Assessment: Students will take a closed notes/book quiz based off of the content presented in the unit. Review and Closure: Which of these is the function of the legislative branch? (see below)

Resources: http://cdn.icivics.org/sites/default/files/uploads/Separation%20of%20Powers_0.p df http://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/usgovernmentandlaw/branchesofgovern ment/

Bell Ringer: Which of these is a shared power by the federal and state governments? 1. enforcing laws 2. raising armies 3. conducting local elections 4. establishing post offices According to the US Constitution, which of these actions is a power of the states? 1. coining money 2. establishing post offices 3. conducting elections 4. raising an army

Closure: Which of these is the function of the legislative branch? 1. to review laws 2. to veto laws 3. to make laws 4. to carry out laws

Name:___________________________________________ Date: _________________________ Period:_________ US GOVERNMENT: UNIT 2: QUIZ 1.) ________ The Constitution provides for legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government. 2.) ________ The President appoints a new Justice for the Supreme Court, then the Senate reviews the appointment. 3.) ________ The 10th Amendment of the Constitution states that there are powers that belong to the states; in other parts of the Constitution, powers are given to the national government. 4.) ________ The President, members of Congress, and Supreme Court Justices pay taxes just like every other US citizen. 5.) ________ These are also known as enumerated powers; given to the national government. 6.) ________ The states powers are also called 7.) ________ We, the people, in order to form a more perfect union 8.) ________ What is known as the supreme law of the land? 9.) ________ A government of, by, and for the people is a 10.) ______ If an action or law is considered unlawful, the courts can decide if it is a violation of the Constitution through 11.) _______ This document states the basic rights of American citizens. 12.) _______ Which document created a weak central government that did not have the power to establish an army to defend the country? 13.) _______ This concept led to tension between the colonies and Britain, initiated the American Revolution, and eventually led to the formation of a new nation under the Declaration of Independence. Articles of Confederation Federalism

Delegated Powers
Reserved Powers Preamble U.S. Constitution Bill of Rights Separation of powers

Checks and balances


Taxation without representation Democracy Rule of law Judicial Review