Reflection: Complex Tasks Checks and Balances: Let's Describe the Powers - Section 2: Application


Three Circle Venn Diagrams- a more complex venn diagram than the two circle that our students are accustomed to creating.  I don't think I do enough of the three circle Venn.  The skills are increased two-fold for our kids when they are able to successfully work through a three circle Venn, but it's important to teach it, not throw them to the wolves.  It will cause a lot of frustration for students who are challenged. I like using it with this activity because the Three Branches of Government make it a natural fit. 


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  Complex Tasks: Three Circle Venn Diagrams
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Checks and Balances: Let's Describe the Powers

Unit 8: Structuring Informational Text
Lesson 9 of 13

Objective: TSWBAT read informational text on each of the three branches and compare them using a Three Circle Venn Diagram.

Big Idea: Just "check" how we "balance" government.

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