Skip to Main Content

Western Hills Middle School Library: Branches of Government

Project 1 - Branches of Government / Project 2- The Constitution

Project 1 - Branches Of Government:

Use the resources in this libguide to complete one of the following projects:

**Also, see the rubric attached below

  1.  The Government Tree - 

Students will research all 3 branches of government.  Students draw and create a tree on a poster that illustrates the 3 branches and their roles and responsibilities in government

  1.  The Information Rap Up -

Students are assigned one branch of government to research.  They create a rap that informs about the roles and functions of their branch and perform it for the class.

  1.  The Help Wanted Ad-

 Students are assigned one branch of the government to research.  They create a help  wanted advertisement or video that discusses the qualifications, roles and  responsibilities for their branch.


Project 2 - The Constitution:

Students will use the resources below in the "Resources for project 2" box to complete a Google Slides presentation per Mrs. Reardon's instructions.

Web Resources - Executive Branch

RIDE Cross Curricular Proficiencies


RIDE Cross Curricular Proficiencies:

Performance Indicators Relevant to this Assignment

  • Analyze the relevance, bias, and usefulness of information.
  • Use and adapt appropriate research tools, including but not limited to technology and digital media, to access information.
  • Compare and synthesize information from multiple sources and/or disciplines to draw conclusions or make claims.
  • Develop questions that can guide further learning.
  • Communicate understanding and interpretation of information
  • Demonstrate organized communication through varied modes (oral, written, visual and/or performance)
  • Practice responsible digital citizenship as a community member.

Web Resources - Judicial Branch

RI School Library Curriculum Standards

Rhode Island School Library Curriculum Standards 

Standard 1.1:  Information-fluent learners use an inquiry process to connect to prior experience and background knowledge, wonder and ask questions, investigate, construct new understanding, express learning, and reflect on the process and product of learning.

Standard 2.1:  Information-fluent learners use multimedia literacy skills and knowledge to deconstruct and learn from texts in multiple formats through comprehension, analysis, interpretation, and evaluation.

Standard 2.2:  Information-fluent learners present their learning and ideas by constructing messages using multiple, authentic formats appropriate for the purpose and audience. 

Standard 3.3:  Information-fluent learners demonstrate digital citizenship by maintaining ethical decision making and behavior and avoiding the spread of misinformation in the exchange and use of information.

Web Resources - Legistlative Branch

Common Core Standards

Common Core Standards

CC.5.W.7 Research to Build and Present Knowledge: Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.

CC.3.W.8 Research to Build and Present Knowledge: Recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories.

CC.6.W.1.b Text Types and Purposes: Support claim(s) with clear reasons and relevant evidence, using credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.