Executive Roles: Money Doesn't Grow on Trees?

Overview

Students learn the role of the executive branch in creating and carrying out laws.  Through role-play, the class models the legislative and execution processes as they create a new coin in order to learn how the executive and legislative branches work together. They follow the new coin from its inception as an idea in the executive branch to its creation at the U.S. Mint.

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to . . .

  • Identify requirements for the new coin by analyzing a "Presidential Announcement."
  • Model the legislative process by voting for a "bill" authorizing the new coin.
  • Act out executive approval by accepting or vetoing the bill.
  • Participate in the bill's "execution" by designing a new coin.
  • Recall the steps of the coin-making process by completing a word bank worksheet. 

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