Q2W3, October 31-November 4

Anatomy of Constitution_StudentDocs_

Preamble Pictures Assignment

TeacherCara Copeland
Subject AreaCivics
Grade Level7
Week #3
Unit of InstructionEarly Government and The Constitution
Standard(s) Taught

SS.7.C.1.7: Describe how the Constitution limits the powers of government through separation of powers and checks and balances.
SS.7.C.3.3: Illustrate the structure and function (three branches of government established in
Articles I, II, and III with corresponding powers) of government in the United States as
established in the Constitution.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  • Compare the roles and responsibilities of the three branches of the federal government.
  • Identify the general powers described in Articles I, II, and III of the U.S. Constitution.
  • Identify and define the Constitutional principles: limited government, popular
    sovereignty, separation of powers, checks and balances, federalism, and rule of law.
  • Recognize examples of separation of powers and checks and balances.
Classroom Activities

BR – Vocabulary

Read the Anatomy of the Constitution Packet and worksheet


BR – Vocabulary

Breaking Down the Constitution PowerPoint Discussion (absent students can watch the video)


BR – Vocabulary

Breaking Down the Constitution worksheet



BR – Vocabulary
Constitution Study Guide

iCivics “Three Branches” Game

Assignments Due

Anatomy of the Constitution (formative)
Breaking Down the Constitution Quiz (summative)

Additional Resources