Government

Declaration of Independence

Learning Targets

  • I can state the purpose of the Declaration of Independence.
Please use the link below to help you understand more about the Declaration of Independence and answer the questions on your guide.

Constitution

Learning Targets

  • I can describe the purpose of the Constitution.
Please use the link below to help you understand more about the Constitution. Your teacher will assign you a section from this resource to read and become an expert on. Then, your group will teach the rest of the class about your learning.

Three Branches of Government

Learning Targets

  • I can name the three branches of government.
  • I can explain jobs of the three branches of government.
  • I can explain why the jobs of the government are important.

Three Branches

Click on the links below for good visual infographics on the three branches of government.

Legislative Branch

Click on the links below for information about the legislative branch. Who works in this branch? What do they do for our government?

Executive Branch

Click on the links below for information about the executive branch. Who works in this branch? What do they do for our government?

Judicial Branch

Click on the links below for information about the judicial branch. Who works in this branch? What do they do for our government?

For Fun!

After learning, click on these links for some fun, interactive websites.


The Democracy Project

Branches of Government Game

The National Anthem

Learning Targets

  • I can explain how the National Anthem is a symbol for our country.

Facts about the Star Spangled Banner

Storyworks

Click on the link below to . Our classroom password is grade3lc. You need to click on the October 2014 issue and look for the article The Rocket's Red Glare. You can read the article or watch the video.