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Branches of Government For Kids - Instructional Slides

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide | 1 page | Grades: 3 - 5

Teach your students the roles and responsibilities of the three branches of the United States government with an instructional slide deck.

Simplify the Branches of Government for Kids

No matter how you look at it, the United States government is difficult to cover with young learners. It is confusing to identify who does what, who is involved, and how it all works! Congress, the Supreme Court and other high courts, state governments, and many other political actors make up the U.S. government’s vast branches. Learning about their roles can be a lot to take in. This resource is designed to help your learners discover the following:

  • What are the three branches of government?
  • Which branch of government makes laws?
  • What branch of government declares war?
  • What branch of government vetoes bills?
  • And more!

Our Branches of Government Instructional Slide Deck covers the three branches of the U.S. government: executive, legislative, and judicial, along with the system of checks and balances. We’ve broken down their roles and responsibilities into easy-to-understand slides that guide you through the lesson. This slide deck provides a springboard into many of our other branches of government resources.

If you’re looking for a way to simplify your teaching and engage learners with animated slides, checks for understanding, and opportunities for discussion—look no further than our Branch of Government Instructional Slide Deck! Slides include

  • High-quality, real-life photographs
  • Animated labels and pop-up information
  • Turn and Talk opportunities
  • Review questions at the end of the slide deck

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your Government lessons. 

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Help students who need help understanding the concepts by 

  • Complete the instructional slides, in short, 10-15 minute “chunks” to allow for processing.
  • Provide students with a branch of government anchor chart, graphic organizer, or branches of government worksheet to record information during the lesson.

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the download button to download the Google Slides resource.

This resource was created by Beth Hindi, a teacher in Texas and Teach Starter Collaborator.

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