* NEW LESSON PLAN * CREATING A METAPHOR FOR THE THREE BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT
During The Dirksen Center's annual Congress in the Classroom® workshop --
participants are asked to introduce the lesson plans, resources, and techniques
that have proven successful in teaching about Congress in their classrooms. A
past participant presented a lesson entitled, "Creating a Metaphor for the
Three Branches of Government."
Students will create a metaphor poster that completes this comparison: "The
three branches of government under the Constitution are like a..." They will
also design and create an illustration for their metaphor, complete with a
brief written explanation of why the metaphor is accurate. Each group’s
metaphor must have the features listed in the lesson plan.
Find "Creating a Metaphor for the Three Branches of Government" at:
The Dirksen Congressional Center
Pekin, IL 61554
Web site: http://www.dirksencongressionalcenter.org