For our U.S Government inquiry, I’m working with the 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders on campaigns and propaganda. But before we can jump into the thrill of elections we need to find out more about the rest of the government. We need to “branch out” so to speak.
And, of course, rather than me reading a book aloud and telling the kids about the branches of government, they will study the branches themselves. Students do learn better when information is put into their own words and they can interpret the material.
I numbered off the kiddos into three groups each to research and share about each of the three branches of government. Which of course they are presenting their information on a giant branch to then go onto our Three Branches of Government tree in the classroom.