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					US GOVERNMENT
CHAPTER 1 AGENDA
LOTT
Date        Activities                             Assignments              Objectives                  State Standards
8/10        Discuss Syllabus                       None                     Form relationships
M           Class Rules and Contract                                        Get everyone on the same
            What is Government?                                             page
8/11        Cornell Notes                          None
T
8/12        *BW: Symbols of Our Nation             Worksheet: In Your Own   List the parts of the
W           *Classwork and Vocabulary:             Words/What’s it For      Preamble and state their     PO 1. Examine the
            Government and the State               Due Thursday             importance to our            foundations of
            *Notes: Government and the State                                government                   democratic
                                                                                                         representative
            *Review                                                                                      government:

8/13        *BW: If You could live in another      None                     Compare and contrast
TH          country…                                                        basic forms of government    PO 1. Examine the
            *Discuss “What’s It For”                                        Define related terms         foundations of
            *Classwork and Vocabulary: Forms                                                             democratic
                                                                                                         representative
            of Government                                                                                government:
            *Notes: Forms of Government
            *Review: How are governments
            classified? If Dysart was a country,
            what type of government would we
            be?
8/14        *Government Pre-Test                   None                     Define “social contract
F           *BW: What is a compromise?                                      theory” and identify its     PO 1. Examine the
            Describe a time when you had to                                 importance to American       foundations of
            make a significant compromise.                                  Government                   democratic
                                                                                                         representative
            *Classwork and Vocabulary: Basic                                                             government:
            Concepts of Democracy
8/17   BW: What is a contract?                 Social Contract Theory Chart    Define “social contract
M      Notes: Basic Concepts of Democracy      Due Tuesday                     theory” and identify its     PO 1. Examine the
       *Read page 11 aloud, discussing                                         importance to American       foundations of
       each paragraph and the questions                                        Government                   democratic
                                                                                                            representative
       *Review: List ways the social                                                                        government:
       contract applies to America today
       and give examples of when it is
       broken.
8/18   *BW: Where did American                 Current Events                  Identify and describe the
T      government originate?                   Paragraph (8 sentences of at    Greek and Roman roots of     PO 1. Examine the
       *Discuss “Social Contract” Chart        least 7 words) comparing John   American Government          foundations of
       *Classwork and Vocabulary: Our          Locke and William Blackstone                                 democratic
                                                                                                            representative
       Political Beginnings                    Due Wednesday
                                                                                                            government:
       *Notes: Foundations of Democratic
       Government
       *Review: Discussion comparing and
       contrasting Blackstone and Locke

8/19   *BW: What rights should you have?       Chart comparing Magna Carta,    Identify and desc1ribe the
W      Adult vs. minor? Public vs. school?     English Bill of Rights, and     English roots of American    PO 2. Trace the English
       *Notes: English Roots of American       Petition of Right               government                   roots of American
       Government                              Due Thursday                                                 democracy
       *Activity: Chart comparing English
       documents                                                                                            PO 3. Describe the
                                                                                                            philosophical roots of
       *Review: What basic right                                                                            American Democracy:
       mentioned in the documents is most
       important in the US?
8/20   *BW: Political Cartoon: Our Political   Map Due on Friday               Compare/contrast royal
TH     Beginnings                                                              colonies, proprietary        PO 2. Trace the English
       *Review English Roots                                                   colonies, and charter        roots of American
       *Notes: 13 Colonies                                                     colonies                     democracy
       *Map: 13 Colonies/Page 31
       *Review: Categorize the colonies as                                                                  PO 3. Describe the
                                                                                                            philosophical roots of
       New England, Middle, Southern.                                                                       American Democracy:
8/21   *BW: What does it mean to be         None                            Outline the reasons the
F      independent? List things that make                                   British changed their        PO 2. Trace the English
       a country sovereign (independent).                                   application of laws toward   roots of American
       *Classwork and Vocabulary: The                                       the colonies and Identify    democracy
       Coming of Independence                                               those policies
       *Notes: Britain’s Colonial                                                                        PO 3. Describe the
                                                                                                         philosophical roots of
       Policy/Colonial Unity                                                                             American Democracy:
       *Review: Is Dysart HS independent?
       Explain the layers of government.
8/24   *Computer Lab: Great Britain’s Plans Complete Lab: Due Tuesday       Outline the reasons the
M      for Paying for the French and Indian                                 British changed their        PO 2. Trace the English
       War                                                                  application of laws toward   roots of American
                                                                            the colonies and Identify    democracy
                                                                            those policies
                                                                                                         PO 3. Describe the
                                                                                                         philosophical roots of
                                                                                                         American Democracy:
8/25   *BW: Discuss Computer Lab/Notes       None                           Outline the reasons the
T      on Laws                                                              British changed their        PO 2. Trace the English
       *Notes: First Continental                                            application of laws toward   roots of American
       Congress/Second Continental                                          the colonies and Identify    democracy
       Congress                                                             those policies
       *Review: Why did the colonists have                                                               PO 3. Describe the
                                                                                                         philosophical roots of
       trouble uniting? Do we have similar                                                               American Democracy:
       problems today?
8/26   *BW: CNN News Broadcast and           Vocabulary and Classwork due   Identify the powers and
W      Discussion of current events          Thursday                       weaknesses of the Articles   PO 2. Trace the English
       *Classwork and Vocabulary: The                                       of Confederation             roots of American
       Critical Period                                                                                   democracy
       *Career Ladder Pre-test
                                                                                                         PO 3. Describe the
                                                                                                         philosophical roots of
                                                                                                         American Democracy:
8/27   *BW: Political Cartoon: Coming of     None                      Identify the powers and
TH     Independence/The Critical Period                                weaknesses of the Articles     PO 2. Trace the English
       *Classwork and Vocabulary:                                      of Confederation               roots of American
       Creating the Constitution                                                                      democracy
       *Notes: The Articles of
       Confederation/Need for a Stronger                                                              PO 3. Describe the
                                                                                                      philosophical roots of
       Government                                                                                     American Democracy:
       *Review: What weaknesses of the
       Articles are different today?
8/28   *BW: List one thing about each        Venn Diagram due Monday   Compare and contrast the
F      person: Madison, Washington,                                    New Jersey and Virginia        PO 2. Trace the English
       Jefferson, Franklin, Sherman                                    Plans as part of solving the   roots of American
       *Classwork and Vocabulary:                                      problems of the                democracy
       Creating the Constitution                                       constitutional convention.
       *Notes: Framers/Virginia and New                                                               PO 3. Describe the
                                                                                                      philosophical roots of
       Jersey Plans                                                                                   American Democracy:
       *Activity: Compare and Contrast the
       Plans
       Review: Name some ways that
       compromise plays a role in
       government today.
9/1    *BW: Quiz-- VA and NJ Plans           Worksheet Due Tuesday     Identify and explain the
M      *Classwork and Vocabulary:                                      significance of the            PO 2. Trace the English
       Ratifying the Constitution                                      compromises of the             roots of American
       *Notes: Compromises/Sources of                                  Constitution                   democracy
       Constitution
       *Activity: Powerful Ideas/Who Wins                                                             PO 3. Describe the
                                                                                                      philosophical roots of
       (Last is Extra Credit)                                                                         American Democracy:
       *Review: Who has to approve for
       the government to take action?
9/2    *Video: Road to Revolution            None                      Outline the road that led
T                                                                      to the American1               PO 2. Trace the English
                                                                       Revolution                     roots of American
                                                                                                      democracy

                                                                                                      PO 3. Describe the
                                                                                                      philosophical roots of
                                                                                                      American Democracy:
9/3   *BW: Political Cartoon—Creating      Study for test on Friday   Compare the Federalists
W     the Constitution                                                and anti-Federalists and        PO 2. Trace the English
      *Notes: Fight for Ratification                                  relate the significance of      roots of American
      *Read and Interpret Declaration of                              both to American1               democracy
      Independence (Text and Questions)                               government
      *Review: What is the Declaration                                                                PO 3. Describe the
                                                                                                      philosophical roots of
      declaring?                                                                                      American Democracy:
9/4   Review for Test: Review Sheet        Study for test on Friday   All of the above
TH
9/5   Unit I Test                                                     Unit I Skills: interpreting political cartoons, graphs and
F     Assignment: TBA                                                 charts; organizing Venn diagrams; reading and
                                                                      interpreting primary source documents; creating charts
                                                                      and maps and organizing information on them

				
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