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Divide your classroom into three distinctive areas and use signage to indicate the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches. In each section have individual signs indicating the different parts of each branch. Assign students to each branch and position. Have each student after doing some research explain their function.

I did not realize how you could make a real difference in government until I moved to Cape Cod, Massachusetts.  I enjoyed going to town meeting and being able to speak out publicly and be listened to.  The process of helping create a town charter made me appreciate government more.

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids

Center for Civic Education

iCivics | Free Lesson Plans and Games for Learning Civics

Best Books for Teaching About Government

People Power Section 1: The People - Resources - Share My Lesson

How Laws Are Made

I'm Just a Bill

How a Bill Becomes a Law

How Our Laws Are Made - Infographic

Congressional Documents from the Past

Congressional Research Service Reports

Free Searchable Public Records Databases

Almanac of Policy Issues

Washington Watch: Current legislative & regulatory proposals

Government Publications

Civics Resources

Be A Good Citizen with Miss Rumphius - Gr 2-3

Close Up Foundation Civics Education

C-SPAN Classroom

Government Innovators Network
A Portal for Democratic Governance and Innovation

Bringing you Political News from Around the World!

Government Resources

Making Government User-friendly - Government Information

Federal Resources Organized by Topic (GPO)

GPO Access Online Resources: A-Z Resource List

Government Podcasts Free Government Information

Lesson Plans

Government Lesson Plans

McREL Resources Lesson Plan Library Civics

United States Three Branches of Government

Three Branches of Government Teaching Unit

Balancing Three Branches at Once
Our System of Checks and Balances

The Center for Information & Research
on Civic Learning & Engagement

U.S. Department of Defense

Federal News Service

Government Resources LOC (USAgov) on Twitter

Types of Governments

Quick Definitions of Political Ideologies: the -isms

Government Type

Word List: Types of Government and Leadership

GovBot: Government Search Engine


Government Information

Government Budget

Expect More: Expect Federal Programs to Perform Well The U.S. Government's Official Web Portal
Resource of States & Localities


Freedom of Information (FOIA) Reference Guide

Congress Link
Contacting the Congress
FedNet - Broadcast Coverage -U.S. Congress


My Documents Page

My U.S. Constitution Page

History & Politics Out Loud
State and Local Government Information

Branches of Government

Executive Branch
Ben's Guide (9-12) Executive
US Executive Branch
White House

Office of the Chief of Protocol

Legislative Branch
Ben's Guide (9-12) Legislative
Congress for Kids
U.S. Legislative Branch
Library of Congress - Webcasts
Legislative Research Inc.
THOMAS: U.S. Congress:

U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. Senate

U.S. Senate Daily Press Gallery

Judicial Branch

The Supreme Court - Ben's Guide

My Supreme Court Page

The Redistricting Game

Free Public Records