Social Science Branches of Government Unit - 22146

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Determine learning goals and objectives for this lesson, which will later be
incorporated into your lesson plan. Write an essay (suggested length of 1–2
pages) in which you:
1. List the learning goals that define what you expect students to know and be
able to do by the end of the lesson. (These goals must align with learning
goals and/or objectives the classroom teacher has established.)
2. Discuss how the goals are aligned with local (where available), state, and
national standards. (If no local standards are available, discuss the lack of
these standards.)

E. Create an original assessment plan to monitor student progress toward learning
goal(s) related to mastery of social science concepts. Your plan must include a
written pre-assessment, a formative assessment, and a written post-assessment.
Note: You will include the administration of a pre-assessment and a postassessment
from your assessment plan with your lesson.
1. Provide blank copies of your pre- and post-assessments.
2. Write an essay (suggested length of 1–2 pages) in which you:
a. Explain how your assessments align with the learning goal(s) and
b. Explain how your assessments authentically measure student learning.

F. Using the attached lesson plan format, develop your original 30–40 minute lesson
plan. You will need to incorporate specific strategies to increase student
comprehension of the content you will be teaching. Submit this lesson plan as an
attachment to this task.
1. Develop one of the following original lesson aids to include in your lesson
• An appropriate worksheet or practice sheet
• An appropriate instructional game for 2–4 students (describe the game and
its rules in 1–2 pages)
• An appropriate 10-question quiz
2. Include one visual aid that complements and extends meaning in the context
of your lesson.

1. In a short essay (suggested length of 1 page), analyze the pre- and postassessment
data for evidence of student learning.
I. In a short essay (suggested length of 1 page), reflect on and evaluate your lesson
presentation as it relates to the evidence of student learning you presented.

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Learning Goals and Objectives


The concepts, ideas, and information that will be covered are in order to learn, know, and understand the three branches of the United States government.  Because my students come with little to zero background knowledge, I need to begin with the basics.  This lesson will present students with a pre and post assessment, a guided worksheet for use with the powerpoint presentation and an art/social studies learning activity.  Students will learn the three Branches of Government in the United States.  Understanding the differences between the three branches of United States government, who heads each branch, who it consists of, and what roles do each play are necessary objectives to guide the lesson and teach it successfully. 


The primary learning objectives for the lesson for the students will be for them to identify, examine and analyze the purposes and basic principles of the United States government (Purposes of Government) by completing a worksheet on the branches of government with 100% accuracy. Students will also be able to identify, examine and explain the structure, function and responsibilities of governments and the allocation of power at the national level (United States Government and Politics) by completing a combined social science and art activity that requires student to list five facts about each branch of government with 80% accuracy.


The learning objectives align with the national Social Studies Standard 2: Civics/Government SS.S.04.02, which state the students will examine and analyze the purposes and basic principles and purpose of the United States government.  The standard also includes the student being able to examine and distinguish the structure, function and responsibilities of the government at national, state and local levels.  It includes that the students know the origin and meaning that is expressed in foundational documents of the United States.  The learning objectives also align with the following state standards for WV: SS.4.2.1:  explain how the rule of law and limited government protect individual rights and the comm