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September 09, 2019

Connecting the Seperate Powers

Grade Level:



In this lesson, students will gain an understanding of the separation of powers using role playing and discussion. Students will identify which parts of the Constitution provide for the branches of our government, and will categorize public officials into one of these three branches.


Time needed:

One class period


Materials required:

Connecting the Separate Powers Lesson Plan

“He Does it All” Student Handout


National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies, National Council for the Social Studies:

Theme 6: Power, Authority, and Governance

Theme 10: Civic Ideals and Practices