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Do You Know Your Government


Do You Know Your Government

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"Know Your Government" is a PowerPoint presentation that can be used with a flip classroom covering The Three Branches of the Government, The roles Third graders have in their communities and their classroom.  This presentation requires internet access when playing the game "Branches of Government Game" (}
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Material Type: Presentation
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: August 14, 2012
Date Modified in MERLOT: December 21, 2014
Submitter: Jean Sullivan
Keywords: 3rd Grade Social Studies, Know your Government, Communities, 3rd Grade Government, Three Branches of Government


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Primary Audience: Grade School
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Internet access required for "Branches of Government Game"
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: no
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Creative Commons: Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 United States
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Avatar for Christopher Dobson
2 years ago

Christopher Dobson (Staff)

Could not access materials. It seems it was a broken Dropbox link.

Avatar for Johanna Meola
4 years ago

Johanna Meola (Teacher (K-12))

This STAIR was very informative.  The graphics clearly illustrated the concepts you were covering.  The questions were good checks for understanding and gave immediate feedback to the learner.  The use of audio makes your STAIR accessible to more students because it supports those who are vision impaired or are struggling readers.

Technical Remarks:

The audio was not very clear and could have been improved by a better microphone setup.

Time spent reviewing site: 10 minutes

Avatar for Marc Schulz
4 years ago

Marc Schulz (Teacher (K-12))

I like that students have an option for sound or no sound. I wonder if your sound quality can be omproved with a better mic. I like that you read the slides in the sound recording (UDL) but I wonder if the sound byte could include additional information.

I liked the website game link but did not like that I had to leave the ppt to get there, I wonder if it could be embedded.

Technical Remarks:

Lots of white noise with sound clips.

Time spent reviewing site: 15

Avatar for Ruth Myles
4 years ago

Ruth Myles (Teacher (K-12))

I thought that this was a very informative StAIR. I liked the use of the website game, it was a great skills check.  The use of sound on each page would be very beneficial for students who struggle with reading.  I really liked the sections when you asked the students questions.  I think more interaction with the student directly by asking questions throughout, mini quizzes etc. would strengthen this project.

Technical Remarks:

The buttons and links worked well.  Some of the sound icons had a delay before sound began.

Time spent reviewing site: 15 mins

Avatar for Katie White
4 years ago

Katie White (Faculty)

Very nice Stair project. The power point is easy to follow as every page has a simiilar layout and the color theme is the same throughout. The back buttons and forward buttons are all the same which helps students navigate with ease. The option to not only view and cick but also listen to each page allows for those who are auditory learners, visual learners, and kinesthetic learners to all benefit from this presentation. Students will stay movtivated by the interative quiz and the prompt response to their choices.

Technical Remarks:

All buttons worked very well and the audio also worked well. Students have the option to look back at material if needed which also works well for those who need to take a second look.

Time spent reviewing site: 10 minutes

Avatar for Brad VanBeek
4 years ago

Brad VanBeek (Teacher (K-12))

Great job.  Good information.  Easy to navigate.  I thought it got a little long and wordy at the end.