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Separation of Powers: What’s for Lunch?. How would you rate your school’s lunches?. Designing a New Menu :. Today, you and your classmates are in charge of designing a new menu for your school lunches! One catch - it must be healthy!!!

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designing a new menu
Designing a New Menu:
  • Today, you and your classmates are in charge of designing a new menu for your school lunches!
  • One catch - it must be healthy!!!
  • Second catch – no single student can decide this on his or her own. This will be a group effort!
round 1 choosing the categories
Round 1: Choosing the Categories
  • Role = Lead Chef
  • Examine the menu options.
  • Debate amongst yourselves, and then CIRCLE the 5 categories for your menu upon which you can all agree.
  • Remember, it must be healthy!

STOP WHEN YOU’RE DONE!

round 2 creating the menu
Round 2: Creating the Menu
  • Role: The Writers
  • Using the categories that the “Lead Chef” developed, you are to choose what foods to serve.
  • Tip: Your menu must match the categories that the writers created.

STOP WHEN YOU’RE DONE!

round 3 move forward or try again
Round 3: Move Forward or Try Again?
  • Role = Lead Chef
  • If you agree with what the WRITERS came up with, vote YES for the menu to be made.
  • If you do not like what the WRITERS decided, vote NO. This is a VETO!

STOP WHEN YOU’RE DONE!

round 4 where to go now
Round 4: Where to go now?
  • If the Lead Chef said YES, your menu is one step closer to being made!
  • If the Lead Chef said NO, then the WRITERS must vote again on the menu.
  • If everyone likes the menu you created, it moves ahead.
  • If everyone does not agree, you would try again to write something the Lead Chef would agree with. However, there is not time for this today.

STOP WHEN YOU’RE DONE!

round 5 evaluating the results
Round 5: Evaluating the Results
  • Role: The Judge
  • You have 2 important responsibilities:
  • Decide what “healthy” means.

(2)Decide if the school lunch menu meets your definition of healthy.

STOP WHEN YOU’RE DONE!

final result will your lunch be made
Final Result: Will your lunch be made?
  • Raise your hand if your lunch will be made?
  • Raise your hand if your lunch will NOT be made?
quick review what was the goal to make a healthy school lunch
Quick Review: What was the goal? To make a healthy school lunch!
  • Round 1:
      • The Lead Chef chose the categories.
  • Round 2:
      • The Writers decided on the menu.
  • Round 3:
      • The Lead Chef said yes or no to the menu.
  • Round 4:
      • The Writers’ menu was approved by voting to overrule the Chef (if needed).
  • Round 5:
      • The Judges evaluated whether the menu was healthy.
  • Final Result:
      • Either the lunch will be made or it will not!
      • If not, this all starts over from the beginning!
in order for this to happen what had to occur
In order for this to happen, what had to occur?
  • Each group had to perform its role.
  • Each group had to follow the rules.
  • The final product was a compromise of all three groups.
connecting school lunches to your government
Connecting School Lunches to Your Government:
  • The Lead Chef = Executive Branch
  • The Writers = Legislative Branch
  • The Judge = Judicial Branch
  • Your goal = Making School Lunches
  • The 3 Branches’ Goal = Making Laws
role 1 the executive branch
Role 1: The Executive Branch
  • Main Part: The President
  • President’s job – There are several!
    • Set important issues for Congress to work on
    • Signs bills into law
    • Or says no, which is called a VETO
    • Is the boss of the government and makes sure the government carries out all the laws
  • Who does the President care about? ALL Americans
role 2 the legislative branch
Role 2: The Legislative Branch
  • Main Part: Congress
  • Includes:
      • The House of Representatives
      • The Senate
  • Job: Write and pass bills
  • Who do they care about? Their voters
role 3 the judicial branch
Role 3: The Judicial Branch
  • Main Part: The Supreme Court
  • Their job: To make sure the other two branches are playing by the rules!
  • What do they represent? The Constitution, which is the official rulebook for the U.S. government.
let s review
Let’s Review:
  • What’s the goal?
    • To make laws!
  • What must happen?
    • Round 1: President sets ideas for bills.
    • Round 2: Congress writes and passes bills.
    • Round 3: President says yes or no (VETO)
  • Round 4: If yes, bill is a law. If no, Congress votes again and tries to override the President.
  • Round 5: Supreme Court evaluates whether the law meets the rules of the Constitution.
  • Final Product: A Law or nothing!
  • If a law … then the lunches will be made!

Bonus Question: Which branch would make the lunch (i.e.

carry out the law)?

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