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3 Branches of Government Poster {Free}

3 Branches of Government Poster {Free}

If you are studying American government or civics, you’ll need to understand the three branches of the federal government and their roles. This handy 3 Branches of Government poster is a free printable from Kids.gov that can be used to kick off your investigation!

Suggestions

You’ll find helpful resources below.

  • Start a 3 Branches of Government notebook (or add the section to your current history notebook).
  • Print out the poster to use as the cover of your notebook or the introductory page.
  • Create a notebooking page for each branch of government and include the responsibilities of each.

 

Further Information

Branches of Government
Information from Ben’s Guide that explains why we have three branches and the responsibilities of each.

 

Activities

Branches of Power
Interactive where students choose what the government accomplishes while observing the checks and balances!

Branches of Power
Another fun interactive from the U.S. Mint where the student has to restore the three branches where they belong.

Branches of Government Game
Game from Sheppard Software where students move the responsibilities to the branch where they best fit. Good for wrapping up!

Interactive Flip Book Maker {Free}
Use this interactive from Read Write Think to create a 3-page book describing the role of each branch of government, or a 4-page book with introduction.

3 Branches of Government Game
Jeopardy-type game from the Truman Library for wrapping up.

 

Unit Studies & Lesson Plans

Citizenship in the Nation
Boy Scout Merit Badge workbook that includes the three branches of government and what they do, but goes into much greater detail.

 

Printables & Notebooking Pages

Branches of Government Flipbook
Free printable from Teachers Pay Teachers (free registration required).

Drawing & Writing Notebooking Paper {Free Download}Drawing & Writing Notebooking Paper {Free Download}
Simple notebooking pages for describing each branch of government with room to draw at the top and room below to write.