Flocabulary’s “Check and Balances”

Lesson Duration

From Flocabulary

The song in this video explains the three branches of the US government and the system of checks and balances. The video could be used for introducing the topic, for review, or for ongoing enrichment.

Click on key lyrics (visible below the video and available in printer-friendly format) to bring up an infobox, which takes the topic further. The “Challenge Questions” tab helps students review the main ideas in a flashcard format.

Video: Checks and Balances


Flocabulary is an online library of educational hip-hop songs and videos for grades K-12.