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The Powers of Government

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In this blended lesson supporting literacy skills, students learn about the three branches of the United States government. Students develop their literacy skills as they explore a social studies focus on the powers that the Constitution assigns to each branch—legislative, executive, and judicial—and how the three branches work together. During this process, they read informational text, learn and practice vocabulary words, and explore content through videos and interactive activities.

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Funder: Early funding for Inspiring Middle School Literacy was provided by the Leon Lowenstein Foundation.
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