The Executive and Judicial Branches
Students spent this week learning about the Executive and Judicial Branches. We created a Generate, Sort, Connect, and Extend concept map centering on the roles of the President and a Judicial Branch foldable. I enjoy teaching History but I really like the opportunity to teach about US Government because it's the greatest chance I have to focus on 20th Century people, places, and events.
It's become a passion of mine--to teach about a time that my students won't formally study until they're well into High School. Many know so little about events and people that have directly impacted their lives (unless they have learned about these people and events on their own). I feel it's my duty to expose them to as much 20th Century History as I possibly can.