The Three Branches of Government Web Quest

A Web Quest for Third Grade (Social Studies)

A. Warren

 

 

 


 

Introduction | Task | Process | Evaluation | Conclusion | Credits | Teacher Page
 

 


Introduction

You get to be the teacher for the day!  The topic you are going to teach your students is the Branches of Government.  Your students are going to be your classmates.  You are going to teach them about the branches of government.  You will inform them on who makes the laws, carries out the laws, and determines if the laws have been broken.


The Task
Your task is to learn how our government works.  Use the internet sites provided to find out who makes the laws, carries out the laws, and decides if laws have been broken for our national government.  The information you gather will be used to create a poster and a PowerPoint  presentation to your class. 


The Process
1.  You will be working on this project with your partner. 
2.  Your partner and you will need to learn about the three branches of government by reading Ben's Guide on the Internet.  Follow the arrows  until you see Ben at a chalkboard.  You will become familiar with what each branch does. 

3. Each team will learn about the Legislative, Executive, or Judicial  branches of government.   Each group will make a Poster and a PowerPoint Presentation.

 
Directions for making the poster:
  • Divide the poster into three parts: makes laws,     
  •            carries out Laws, and determines if Laws 
  •            have been broken. 
  • Make sure your poster has a title.
  • Draw a picture to illustrate each governing body.
  • Add a written description of each branch of   
  • government and the pictures.
  •  

    To complete the PowerPoint Presentation:

  • Open the PowerPoint template that your teacher will
  • provide for you.
  • 4.  Present your poster and PowerPoint Presentation to your class.



    Evaluation
      
    PowerPoint Presentation & Posters
    Name: ________________________ Teacher: Warren
    Date : ___________________ Title of Work: ___________________
     
    Criteria
    Points
     
    1
    2
    3
    4
     
    Working cooperatively in the group.
    Contributed a little to the group. 
    Worked a little with the group but was off task for some of the assignment.
    Worked cooperatively with group members. Actively participated in all parts of the assignment.
    Worked cooperatively in the group. Helped the group to stay focused on the assignment. 
    ____
    Completion of Poster
    Poster is missing many of the required items.
    Poster has some of the required items, but is incomplete.
    Poster has all of the required items.
    Poster has all of the required items and is well organized and neatly done.
    ____
    PowerPoint Presentation
    Slideshow is missing most of the required items. 
    Slideshow, has some of the required items, but is incomplete.
    Slideshow has all of the items required. 
    Slideshow has all the required items, and is well organized and neatly done. 
    ____
    Presentation of Material.
    Contributed a little to the presentation.
    Took part in the presentation, but let other members of the group do most of the work,
    Took an active role in the presentation. All members of the group participated equally. 
    Took a leadership role in the presentation. 
    ____
     
     
     
     
     
    ____
           
    Total---->
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    Conclusion
     
    It is important for us to know about how our government works.  You should now know the governing bodies that make the laws, carry out the laws, and determine if the laws have been broken should be able to explain this to someone else.  If you would like to explore some other areas related to government, you may use the following internet sources:


    Credits & References
     
    Branches of Government graphic was selected from
    Ben's Government http://bensguide.gpo.gov/k-2/index.html

    Resources

    http://www.govspot.com/features/kids.htm

    http://users.erols.com/irasterb/gov.htm

    http://www.cccoe.net/govern/

    http://bensguide.gpo.gov/k-2/index.html