Friday, February 17, 2012

Branches of Government Card Sort

We finished our government unit several weeks ago, but that is one of those VERY hard concepts for my students, so I frequently feel the need to go back and review the concepts on occasion.  One of the hardest parts of this unit is identifying the roles and responsibilities of each branch of government.  There are some really big words and complex concepts for third graders!  I've recently created a card sort that I plan to use to help reinforce these ideas and concepts that I'm excited to use next week.  It's the same information that they've studied, but it's just presented in a different way.  You can grab a copy by clicking on the picture:)

13 comments:

KRISTA said...

Ashleigh,

Thanks for sharing! This is great! Every year we have the high school social studies teacher come and talk to our kiddos about the Constitution and Branches of Government. She uses something like this and also has our kiddos read letters that gives different scenarios. The students have to then tell her by looking at the cards which branch of government would be responsible for helping with the situation mentioned.

Have a great weekend! I love your blog!
Krista
stellar-students

Heather said...

What a great game! I do my branches of government unit at the end of the year, so this is perfect for me!

5Wheeler said...

Perfect timing. Starting the branches of government next week. Thank you!

Mrs. Corbitt said...

Thank you so much Ashleigh! Branches of government are coming up pretty soon and I am so thankful to have your wonderful resource!!!

Kim said...

Thank you so much! Love it! I agree this is such a difficult concept for 3rd graders. I would love it if you would include an answer key. It is so nice just to print one off and keep it with the game. Just a suggestion...

teacher333 said...

Great cards...thanks for sharing them with us!

vicky1970 said...

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Stacie said...

I agree my son was having problems with the concepts so this will work out great for us. Thanks for sharing it :)

Karen Greenberg said...

This is awesome. Thank you so much! I am just starting my government unit, so I will definitely plan time for this activity.

Leslie said...

Thanks so much!

Karen Greenberg said...

Just stopping by to say thank you again. My students really enjoyed this activity!

Hailey1018 said...

This may sound ridiculous but...do you have an answer key?

Ms. B./Sra. B. said...

Thank you for sharing this. I will post these around the class and have them walk around with a partner.

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