Separation of Powers Activity Using The Cranium Board Game

I’m pretty sure that, like many of you, I was gamifying stuff before it was a “thing”.  If I got bored teaching the same thing in the same way year after year, I couldn’t imagine what my poor students were going through.  So “tricking” things up was and is an innate tendency for me simply because I don’t want to spread the evils of boredom.

Most concepts in government are fairly dry and, unfortunately, lend themselves to said boredom.  If I can pull in a controversial topic, example, or game to teach a lesson, I’ll do it in a heart beat.

The Topic

One of those “dry” topics is separation of powers and checks and balances.  I was taught these concepts through the awesome power of diagrams and scribbled arrows on a chalk board…or is it chalk bored?

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