Separation of Powers: What's for Lunch?
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.
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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.
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