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Lesson Plan: Teaching the Lesson: Activity 3

Activity 3: Constitutional Creation: Legislative Branch

Once the procedural matters have been settled, reform the groups and direct them to complete the Legislative Branch Worksheet, which focuses on the election process, term length, term limits, qualifications for office, leadership positions, type/number of houses, responsibilities of each house, type of representation, duties shared, duties reserved, and checks on the judiciary, the executive, and the prime minister. As with the Executive Branch Worksheet, students are expected to tell where their ideas come from and why they have chosen them. For homework, have students complete the Judiciary Branch Worksheet, which deals with length of term, term limits, appointment process, removal process, powers of court, judicial review, structure of courts, and decision to hear a case. For each of these issues, students must again identify the country from which his or her idea generated and their rationale for selecting it.

Overview, Goals, and Planning     |     Introduction     |     Activity 1
Activity 2     |     Activity 3     |     Activity 4     |     Scheduling and Adaptations


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