The State Governor

Lesson Plan

In this lesson, students discover the roles and responsibilities of a governor. Through a reading and board game, the class will identify the source of a governor's power, as well as how that power is best used in a variety of situations. 


Students will be able to...
  • Describe the structure, powers, and authority of the state executive branch.
  • Identify the source of a governor’s power.
  • Decide which of a governor’s powers is best used in specific situations.
  • Describe how a governor can use executive power to maintain order and safety in the state.
  • Evaluate the role of state government in issues related to public safety and maintaining order.