IN THIS WEBQUEST, YOU WILL LEARN THE BASICS OF THE GOVERNMENT. YOU WILL PLAY GAMES TO UNDERSTAND HOW THE GOVERNMENT WORKS. FINALLY, YOU WILL BE IN GROUPS OF 10 AND REPRESENT THE PEOPLE OF EACH GOVERNMENT AND COMPLETE A PAPER OF WHAT YOU LEARNED.
Task: By the end of the WebQuest, you will know the three different branches of the government and who is involved in each branch. For your project, you will have a group of 10 and act out how a law is passed. You will also write a summary of your understanding of this topic.
Content: What are checks and balances? How is a law passed? Who is involved in each branch?
Format: Find a law to pass
Examples: Go to websites under Process to play games about the branches of the government
Process: Here, I will provide a step-by-step process and useful resources for you to accomplish this task. You will follow these 3 steps:
- Learn about the three branches of government
- Brainstorm a law to pass
- Act out how the law gets passed
- Write a summary of your understanding of the branches of government.
Watch the video above to learn more about the branches of government.
Go to this website above and play this game to learn more about the Judicial, Executive, and Legislative branches. Click the yellow arrow to begin.
Go to this Website above and play this game to learn more about the Checks and Balances. Click the yellow arrow to begin playing.
Go to this Website above and click the yellow arrow to learn more about the job descriptions in the branches of the government.
The photo below will help you understand what each branch does and who consists in each branch.
Watch the video above to learn how a bill is passed.
Go to this Website above and learn how a law is passed and then brainstorm a law that you can pass.
Here is your project that you will complete during class. The guidelines are below.
Then you will write a summary/paper of what you learned about the branches of the government.
Evaluation: Here is the rubric that you will be graded on.
Conclusion: You have know learned the three branches of the government. You now can explain who is in each government and how a law is passed.