Guidance on Government: Federal Edition

Lesson Duration

Florida Joint Center for Citizenship

How does the U.S. Constitution organize the government?




  • identify responsibilities of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of theĀ United States government as defined in Articles I, II, and III of the U.S. Constitution.
  • integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.

Students Investigating Primary Sources (SIPS) is a K-12 collection of brief introductory mini-lessons centered on particular topics and primary sources.


The Florida Joint Center for Citizenship is a partnership between the Lou Frey Institute of Politics and Government at the University of Central Florida and the Bob Graham Center for Public Service at the University of Florida.