• This unit will be covering the second part of the Federal Government- how a bill becomes a law, and how other functions of the federal government are involved in the lawmaking process.

    We will be covering one Florida State Standard this unit. They have been broken down into smaller categories and clarifications that we will be studying:


    SS.7.C.3.8: Analyze the structure, functions and processes of the legislative, executive and judicial branches.

    1. Students will examine the processes of the legislative (e.g., how a bill becomes a law, appointment confirmation, committee selection, executive (e.g., executive order, veto, appointments), and judicial (e.g., judicial review, court order, writ of certiorari, summary judgment) branches of government.
    2. Students will identify examples of laws at the federal level (acts)
    3. Students will explain the lawmaking process at the federal level.
    4. Students will recognize vocabulary related to the structure and major functions of the federal government.
    5. Students will identify leadership titles and roles of the federal government.
    6. Students will identify federal lawmakers.



    Unit Essential Question:

    • What are the principles and functions of the federal government of the United States and how is it organized?


    Lesson Essential Questions:

    • What are the processes of the three branches?
    • How are laws made at each level of government?