3 Branches of Government Poster {Free}

If you are studying American government or civics, you’ll need to understand the three branches of the federal government and their roles. This handy 3 Branches of Government poster is a free printable that can be used to kick off your investigation!


You’ll find helpful resources below.

  • Start a 3 Branches of Government notebook (or add the section to your current history notebook).
  • Print out the poster to use as the cover of your notebook or the introductory page.
  • Create a notebooking page for each branch of government and include the responsibilities of each.

Further Information

Branches of Government
Information from Ben’s Guide that explains why we have three branches and the responsibilities of each.


Branches of Power
Interactive where students choose what the government accomplishes while observing the checks and balances!

Interactive Flip Book Maker {Free}
Use this interactive from Read Write Think to create a 3-page book describing the role of each branch of government, or a 4-page book with introduction.

Interactive game at Ben’s Guide for wrapping up.

Unit Studies & Lesson Plans

Citizenship in the Nation
Boy Scout Merit Badge workbook that includes the three branches of government and what they do, but goes into much greater detail.

Printables & Notebooking Pages

Branches of Government Flipbook
Free printable from Teachers Pay Teachers (free registration required).

Drawing & Writing Notebooking Paper {Free Download}
Simple notebooking pages for describing each branch of government with room to draw at the top and room below to write.

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