Process

Process:

 Here we go..

 

From Ben's Guide to Government

 

First, click on these sites to see information about the branches of government.

The Three Branches of Government

Ben's Guide - The 3 Branches

Congress for Kids - The 3 Branches

 

Scroll down to find your branch of government and follow the procedures to complete the assignment.

 

Legislative

Executive

Judicial

 

Legislative Branch

    Welcome, fellow Congressmen and Congresswomen!  To get started, you need to investigate your branch of the government.  You will need to find out what the legislative purpose is and what important role your branch plays in making our country's laws. 

Step1:  Click here to print the worksheet. You will use it to help you research your branch of government.

Step 2: - Use the web sites below to find out about the Legislative Branch of Government. Fill out the worksheet as you go. 

 

                           

 

 

 Ben's Guide - Legislative Branch (3-5)

  Congress for Kids

 Legislative Branch

 House Of Representatives

 House Chamber

 PBS Kids

  

Step 3: Now that you know about the Legislative Branch, you need to take a closer look at how a bill becomes a law.  During this step of the process, you will look at all the branches of government and how they work together to create and enforce laws.  Be sure that you pay close attention to the role your branch of government plays.  Scroll down to "How a Bill Becomes a Law"

Step 4: Now you and all the members of the legislative branch will work together You will use your investigation worksheet to help you create a three to five minute oral group presentation about your branch government.  As a group you can choose one of the following forms of presentation :

Power Point Presentation

Poster/Visual aide   

Click here to see Presentation rubric.

Step 5: Finally, your teacher will be assigning you one of the roles in this branch of government.  You will either be a member of the House or the Senate.  As a Representative or a Senator, you will propose bills, meet in committee, and pass at least three bills on to the Executive Branch.

Executive Branch

    Welcome, Mr. /Madame President and Cabinet Members!  To get started, you need to investigate your branch of the government.  You will need to find out what the duties of the President and Cabinet. You will also investigate what important role your branch plays in making our countries laws. 

Step1:  Click here to print the worksheet you will use to help you research your branch of government.

Step 2: - Use the web sites below to find out about the Executive branch of Government. Fill out the worksheet as you go. 

 

                           

 

 

 

Ben's Guide to Executive Branch (3-5)

Kids in Congress

The Executive Branch

White House Kids Tours

PBS Kids

President for a Day

Ben's Guide to Executive Branch (6-8)  

 

 

Step 3: Now that you know about the Executive Branch, you need to take a closer look at how a bill becomes a law.  During this step of the process, you will look at all the branches of government and how they work together to create and enforce laws.  Be sure that you pay close attention to the role your branch of government plays.  Scroll down and learn about "How a Bill becomes a Law".

Step 4: Now you and all the members of the Executive Branch will work together. You will use your investigation worksheet to help you create a three to five minute oral group presentation about your branch government.  As a group you can choose one of the following forms of presentation :

Power Point Presentation

Poster/Visual aide   

Click here to see Presentation rubric.

Step 5: Finally, your teacher will be assigning you one of the roles in this branch of government.  You will either be the President or a Member of the Cabinet.  As the President, your will meet with the Cabinet, discuss the impact of the proposed bill, and pass or veto the bills.

 

Judicial Branch

    Welcome, fellow Justices! To get started, you need to investigate your branch of the government.  You will need to find out what is the purpose of the courts system and what important role your branch plays in enforcing our countries laws. 

Step1:  Click here to print the worksheet you will use to help you research your branch of government.

Step 2: - Use the web sites below to find out about the Judicial Branch of government. Fill out the worksheet as you go. 

 

  Ben's Guide - Judicial Branch (3-5)

 Congress for Kids - Judicial Branch

 Judicial Branch

 PBS Kids

 About the Supreme Court

 Ben's Guide - Judicial Branch (6-8)

  

                           

 

Chief Justice Roberts

Justice Stevens

Justice Alito

Justice Thomas

Justice Souter

Justice Breyer

 Justice Ginsburg

Justice Kennedy

Justice Scalia

 

 

        

Step 3: Now that you know about the Judicial Branch, you need to take a closer look at how a bill becomes a law.  During this step of the process, you will look at all the branches of government and how they work together to create and enforce laws.  Be sure that you pay close attention to the role your branch of government plays.  Scroll down to see "How a Bill beomes a Law."

Step 4: Now you and all the members of the Judicial Branch will work together You will use your investigation worksheet to help you  create a three to five minute oral  group presentation about your branch government.  As a group you can choose one of the following forms of presentation :

Power Point Presentation

Poster/Visual aide   

Click here to see Presentation rubric.

Step 5: Finally, your teacher will be assigning you one of the roles in this branch of government.  You will be a Supreme Court Justice.  As a Justice, your will help enforce the laws and check the constitutionality of any laws pass by the President and Congress.

 

         

Now you need to learn how a bill becomes a law.  During this part of the process, you will use the investigation worksheet and/or a graphic organizer to record you new knowledge. 

Click here to print the worksheet. It will help you investigate how Bills become Laws.     Click here to print a graphic organizer.  Fill it in to help you investigate how Bills become Laws. 

Now, begin to check into the sites listed below and fill in your worksheet.

 Ben's Guide - How a Bill Becomes a Law

  Kids in the House - How Laws are Made

  I'm Just A Bill

  How a Bill becomes a Law

  PBS Kids

  Ben's Guide - How Laws are Made

  Checks and Balances

 Go back to your branch and proceed with step 4.