Students draw a tree (teacher draws an example on the board) and label each branch with the 3 branches on the government. The "leaves" are divided into three sections for each branch and students give one example in each section of leaves. (This activity can be done with the flower bouquet activity). Notebooks Ideas, Interactive Notebooks, Three Branches, Social Study Notebooks, Socialstudi, Social Studies, Branches Of Government, Anchors Charts, 2Nd Grade
Also on these boards
modify & create at beginning of year to describe community they want & what each area would look/feel/sound like.
Great idea to make vocabulary words a bit more interesting! Could adapt it from middle school to elementary grades...Would be a good idea for a word work journal even! :)
Branches of Government - used this with my class this year. I created an empty Venn Diagram for each student and we worked on filling in one branch of government each day. Very effective :)