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Title III Technology Literacy Challenge Grant
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Branches of Government
Treasure Hunt
This project was developed as part of the Title III Technology Literacy Challenge Grant’s
Capital Region Collaboration for Technology Education.
2001-2002
By Victoria Hensel
[email protected]
11th grade US History (special education)
Northeast Parent and Child Society
Grout Park School
Introduction
This treasure hunt will provide students with basic information about the three branches of
United States government at the federal, state and local levels. Each question will link them to a
web site and enable them to answer the questions. There is a final activity grid that they will
also complete ant the end.
Learners
This treasure hunt was designed to be used with 11th grade special education students who are
enrolled in a modified 11th grade United States History and Government curriculum. It could
also be used with younger students who are studying US History and Government.
Resources
Students will need to have access to a computer with internet access and a printer to print the
worksheets.
Standards
Social Studies
Standard 5:
Civics, Citizenship, and Government Students will use a variety of intellectual skills to
demonstrate their understanding of he necessity for establishing governments; the governmental
system of the United States and other nations; the united States Constitution; the basic civic
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Title III Technology Literacy Challenge Grant
values of American constitutional democracy; and the roles, rights, and responsibilities of
citizenship, including avenues of participation.
Standard 1: History of the United States and New York Students will use a variety of
intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of major ideas, eras, themes,
developments, and turning points in the history of the United States and New York.
Standard 1: Language for Information and Understanding Students will listen, speak, read,
and write for information and understanding. As listeners and readers, students will collect data,
facts, and ideas; discover relationships, concepts, and generalizations; and use knowledge
generated from oral, written, and electronically produced texts. As speakers and writers, they
will use oral and written language that follows the accepted conventions of the English
language to acquire, interpret, apply, and transmit information.
Process
Students can either complete the treasure individually or with a partner/small group. They will
be required to print both the question sheet and final activity grid sheet and complete them both
by answering the questions using the information they find on the web.
Evaluation
Students will be evaluated based on their completion of all questions and the final activity grid.
Credits and References
http://bensguide.gpo.gov/9-12/index.html
http://www.schenectady.k12.ny.us/users/title3/Flag/OldGloryhunt.htm
http://clipartuniverse.com/free-animation.shtml
http://www.greatbuildings.com/buildings/United_States_Capitol.html
http://bensguide.gpo.gov/9-12/government/national/executive.html
http://www.somd.com/government/state/executive.htm
http://www.schenectady.k12.ny.us/users/title3/Future%20Grant%20Projects/Projects/Govtbranches/D
OROTHY%20NOLAN_files/frame.htm
http://bensguide.gpo.gov/9-12/government/national/judicial.html
http://bensguide.gpo.gov/9-12/government/national/scourt.html
http://www.courts.state.ny.us/ctapps/
http://www.courts.state.ny.us/oca/resourcecenter/
http://bensguide.gpo.gov/9-12/government/national/legislative.html
http://bensguide.gpo.gov/9-12/government/national/congress.html
http://bensguide.gpo.gov/9-12/government/national/house.html
http://bensguide.gpo.gov/9-12/government/national/senate.html
http://www.piperinfo.com/state/state_detail.cfm?state=New+York#Legislative%20Branch
http://www.schenectady.k12.ny.us/users/title3/Future%20Grant%20Projects/Projects/Govtbranches/D
OROTHY%20NOLAN_files/frame.htm
2001-2002
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