Separation of Powers: What's for Lunch?

Overview

Students find out how the three branches of government interact with each another. Through the process of creating a healthy school lunch menu, students role-play each branch’s responsibility in the law-making process. They then compare the simulation activity to a real-life example of a bill that became law.

 

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to...

  • Simulate the roles of each of the three branches of government.
  • Identify the main role and function of each of the three branches.
  • Compare the simulation to a real-life example of a bill that became law.
  • Compare and contrast the simulation activity to the real-life interaction of the three branches.