Teacher Review For Executive Command

Great introductory activity to introduce the Executive Branch.

Jennifer C.
Classroom teacher
Carson High School
Carson City, NV
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My Grades 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Social Studies
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My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 4
Support 2
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Homework
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with ELL
How I Use It
I use this as an introductory activity for the Executive Branch. It works well as a homework assignment prior to the first Executive Branch lesson. Students play the game for homework and must achieve a certain score. As they reflect upon their game playing experience, I ask them to create three questions they have about this branch and bring it to class with them. Students share their questions as a sponge activity the first day of the new unit.
My Take
Good tool for a gaining interest of lower level students. It could be improved upon by adding more complexity for older students.