Branches of Power Game

Lesson Duration

Author:  The Annenberg Classroom

This game immerses students in the workings of our three branches of government. Players take on the roles of legislator, president and Supreme Court justice to get constitutional laws enacted. Players juggle several bills at once while holding press conferences and town hall meetings.


  • Students will understand the responsibilities of each branch as a bill becomes a law.
  • Students will learn about the compromises necessary to work with the three branches of government.
  • Students will learn how legislature values may impact the composition of a law.



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