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Checks & Balances

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Using a chart showing checks and balances, explain how one branch of government can limit the power of others. 4.4.4


Links verified 7/4/2013


  1. The Balance of Government: Our Government's Seesaw - This explanation is posted by the Truman Presidential Museum and Library. The page is followed by a worksheet to print.
  2. Checks and Balances - this site (from the Social Studies Help Center) has a very good chart halfway down the page
  3. Checks and Balances - a colorful page from Kids.net
  4. Constitution: Checks and Balances - from Congress for Kids
  5. Constitutional Topic: Checks and Balances - from Constitution for Kids
  6. Charts - (Graphic Organizers to make charts)
    1. Concept Maps Explained - Concept maps and story webs are visual ways to structure ideas. (sample included) [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
    2. Education World Templates - seventeen graphic organizers to download and print or edit MS Word document to download This link includes something for the teacher to print
    3. Essay Map - The Essay Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to organize and outline their ideas for an informational, definitional, or descriptive essay. Student Interactive from Read/Write/Think This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    4. Five main types of organizers - links showing examples of many types
    5. Graphic Organizer Links - links to a large number of graphic organizers provided by Vermilion Parish School Board in Abbeville, LA - Second page of links from the same school system
    6. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsGraphic Organizer Templates - Use these Graphic Organizer templates with your class using a given story.
    7. Graphic Organizers - from Enchanted Learning
    8. Graphic Organizers from Education Place - 38 graphic organizers to print, all in pdf format An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
    9. Holt Interactive Graphic Organizers - Three dozen different templates are available at this site. Click on a graphic organizer to download a PDF of it. Once you've downloaded an organizer, type your comments and print it. An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
    10. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsIndex of Graphic Organizers - from Inspiration
    11. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsInstructions on how to use Excel to create a graphic organizer Internet4Classrooms step-by-step module
    12. Interactive Graphic Organizers Sampler - This series of thinking tools covers a range of activities. These tools let you actively construct, examine, and modify your ideas. Currently seven of the planned seventeen thinking tools are available; look for the titles in green on the left. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    13. Teaching Tips: Graphic Organizers - A list of links from eMINTS and The Curators of the University of Missouri [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
    14. Using Graphic Organizers - Youthlearn [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
    15. Venn Diagram, 2 Circles - This interactive tool allows students to create Venn Diagrams that contain two overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically. Student Interactive from Read/Write/Think This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data



A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

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