Jerry D. Strickland
Wilkerson Middle School; Birmingham City Schools
This podcast is the first in a series covering the three branches of government. It provides a basic understanding of the three branches and their related Articles. It uses pictures, music, and humor to give a definition of each of the three branches. Future episodes in the series will deal with separation of powers, checks and balances, and specific powers of each branch.
Content Areas: Social Studies
Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:
[T1] CIT (7) 1: Describe influences of ancient Greece, the Magna Carta, and the Mayflower Compact on the government of the United States.
[T1] CIT (7) 2: Compare the government of the United States with other governmental systems.
[T1] CIT (7) 4: Compare duties and functions of members of legislative, executive, and judicial branches of local, state, and national governments.
NSS-C.5-8.3 PRINCIPLES OF DEMOCRACY
How Does the Government Established by the Constitution Embody the Purposes, Values, and Principles of American Democracy?
How are power and responsibility distributed, shared, and limited in the government established by the United States Constitution?
What does the national government do?
How are state and local governments organized and what do they do?
Who represents you in local, state, and national governments?
What is the place of law in the American constitutional system?
How does the American political system provide for choice and opportunities for participation?