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									                                                                    MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
                                                                      District Pacing Guide- Social Studies
GRADE LEVEL OR COURSE TITLE:              United States Government                                                                                           Course Code: 2106310

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The grade 9-12 United States Government course consists of the following content area strands: Civics and Government and Geography. This course provides students the
opportunity to acquire an understanding of American Government and political behavior. The content includes an analysis of those documents which shape our political traditions, a
comparison of the roles of the three branches of government at the local, state, and national levels, and the importance of civic participation in the democratic political process.

Honors/Advanced courses offer scaffolded learning opportunities for students to develop the critical skills of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation in a more rigorous and reflective
academic setting. Students are empowered to perform at higher levels as they engage in the following: analyzing historical documents and supplementary readings, working in the
context of thematically categorized information, becoming proficient in note-taking, participating in Socratic seminars/discussions, emphasizing free-response and document-based
writing, contrasting opposing viewpoints, solving problems, etc. Students will develop and demonstrate their skills through participation in a capstone and/or extended research-
based paper/project (e.g., history fair, participatory citizenship project, mock congressional hearing, projects for competitive evaluation, investment portfolio contests, or other
teacher-directed projects).

The following pacing guide replaces the Competency-Based Curriculum for Social Studies as the required curriculum for grades K-12 in Miami-Dade County Public
Schools.

Please note the following important general information regarding the Pacing Guides:

   The Pacing Guides outline the required curriculum for social studies, grades K-12, in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
   Social Studies Pacing Guides have been developed for all elementary grade levels (K-5) and for each of the required social studies courses at the middle and senior high school
    levels.
   The Social Studies Pacing Guides are to be utilized by all teachers, grades K-12, when planning for social studies instruction.
   The Pacing Guides outline the required sequence in which the grade level or course objectives are to be taught.
   The Pacing Guides outline the pacing in which instruction should occur. Specifically, the Pacing Guides are divided into 9 week segments and provide an estimate of the
    number of traditional or block days needed to complete instruction on a given topic. Teachers should make every effort to stay on pace and to complete the topics in a given
    nine weeks. Slight variations in pacing may occur due to professional decisions made by the teacher or because of changes in school schedules.

Each Social Studies Pacing Guide is divided into the following headings/categories to assist teachers in developing lesson plans:

   Grade Level or Course Title - The grade level and course title are listed in the heading of each page.
   Course Code - The Florida Department of Education Course Code is listed for the course.
   Topic - The general topic for instruction is listed; e.g., Westward Expansion.
   Pacing - An estimated number of traditional or block instructional days needed to complete instruction on the topic is provided.
   Strands and Standards – Strands and Standards from the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (NGSSS) are provided for each topic.
   Nine Week Grading Period - Grading periods (1-4) are identified.
   Essential Content – This critically important column provides a detailed list of content/topics and sub topics to be addressed during instruction.
   NGSSS-SS Benchmarks – This critically important column lists the required instructional Benchmarks that are related to the particular topic. The Benchmarks are divided into
    Content Benchmarks and Skill Benchmarks. These benchmarks should be identified in the teacher’s lesson plans.
   Instructional Tools - This column provides suggested resources and activities to assist the teacher in developing engaging lessons and pedagogically sound instructional
    practices. The Instructional Tools column is divided into the following subparts: Core Text Book, Key Vocabulary, Technology (Internet resources related to a particular topic),
    Suggested Activities, Assessment, English Language Learner (ELL) Instructional Strategies, Related Programs (National, State, and/or District programs as they relate to a
    particular topic), and SPED (A link to the NGSSS-SS Access Points for Students with Cognitive Disabilities).




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                                                                    MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
                                                                      District Pacing Guide- Social Studies
GRADE LEVEL OR COURSE TITLE:              United States Government                                                                                                 Course Code: 2106310


Topic 5: The Judicial Branch                                                                                                                    Pacing: Traditional: 10 Days Block: 5 Days


STRAND(S) and STANDARD(S):

Civics and Government (Standard 2: Evaluate the roles, rights, and responsibilities of United States citizens and determine methods of active participation in society, government,
and the political system; Standard 3: Demonstrate an understanding of the principles, functions, and organization of government.)

                                                                                   Second Nine Weeks
        Essential Content                                 NGSSS-SS Benchmarks                                                            Instructional Tools
       The Federal Court              Content Benchmarks                                              Core Text Book: TBA
        System:                        SS.912.C.3.6: Analyze the structures, functions, and
                                                                                                       Vocabulary/Identification:
        o Article III, of the U.S.     processes of the judicial branch as described in Article III of
                                       the Constitution.                                               Inferior court, jurisdiction, exclusive jurisdiction, concurrent jurisdiction, plaintiff,
            Constitution
                                                                                                       defendant, original jurisdiction, appellate jurisdiction, criminal case, civil case,
        o Dual Court System
                                                                                                       docket, writ of certiorari, majority opinion, precedent, concurring opinion,
        o Organization and             SS.912.C.3.7: Describe the role of judicial review in
                                       American constitutional government.                             dissenting opinion, redress, court martial, civilian tribunal, civil liberties, civil
            Structure of the
                                                                                                       rights, due process clause, process of incorporation, establishment clause, free
            Federal Courts:
                                                                                                       exercise clause, libel, slander, sedition, prior restraint, shield laws, picketing,
               Supreme Court          SS.912.C.3.8: Compare the role of judges on the state and
                                                                                                       assemble, content neutral, right of association, due process, substantive due
               U. S. Court of         federal level with other elected officials.
                                                                                                       process, procedural due process, police power, search warrant, involuntary
                Appeals
                                                                                                       servitude, discrimination, writs of assistance, probable cause, exclusionary rule,
               U. S. District         SS.912.C.3.9: Analyze the various levels and
                                       responsibilities of courts in the federal and state judicial    probable cause, exclusionary rule, writ of habeas corpus, bill of attainder, ex
                Courts
                                                                                                       post facto law, grand jury, indictment, double jeopardy, bench trial, Miranda rule,
               Special Courts         system and the relationships among them.
                                                                                                       bail, capital punishment, treason, heterogeneous, immigrants, reservation,
        o Types of Jurisdiction
                                                                                                       refugees, assimilation, segregation, Jim Crow Law, Separated-but-equal,
        o Check and Balances           SS.912.C.3.10: Evaluate the significance and outcomes of
                                       landmark Supreme Court cases.                                   integration, de jure segregation, de facto segregation, affirmative action, citizen,
                                                                                                       just soil, naturalization, expatriation, denaturalization, deportation
       Supreme Court
        o Appointment of               SS.912.C.3.12: Simulate the judicial decision-making
                                                                                                          Technology:
           Supreme Court               process in interpreting law at the local, state and federal
                                       level.                                                             Information on the checks and balances within the United States Government
           Justices
                                                                                                          system.
        o Judicial Review
                                                                                                          http://www.socialstudieshelp.com/Lesson_13_Notes.htm
               Marbury v.             SS.912.C.3.15: Examine how power and responsibility are
                Madison -1803          distributed, shared, and limited by the Constitution.
                                                                                                          Information on jurisdiction of district courts.
        o Writ of Certiorari
                                       Skill Benchmarks:                                                  http://www.uscourts.gov/districtcourts.html
        o Rule of Four
        o Oral Arguments               LA.910.1.6.1: The student will use new vocabulary that is
                                       introduced and taught directly                                     Section III of this site provides information on the jurisdiction of the Supreme
        o Opinions
                                                                                                          Court.
           (Majority, Concurring,
                                       LA.910.1.6.2: The student will listen to, read, and discuss        http://encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_761574302/Supreme_Court_of_the_unite
           Dissenting)
                                       familiar and conceptually challenging text                         d_States.html>
Please note: If this is a major
                                       LA.910.1.6.3: The student will use context clues to                Information on the United States court system.
local/state/national election year,
                                       determine meanings of unfamiliar words                             http://lcweb.loc.gov/law/guide/usjudic.html
the pacing of this course and

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                                                               MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
                                                                 District Pacing Guide- Social Studies
GRADE LEVEL OR COURSE TITLE:          United States Government                                                                                                  Course Code: 2106310

                                                                      Second Nine Weeks
         Essential Content                          NGSSS-SS Benchmarks                                                        Instructional Tools
topics addressed should be                                                                        Information on the landmark court decision, Marbury v. Madison.
altered accordingly.               LA.910.2.2.2: The student will use information from the text   http://www.jmu.edu/madison/marbury/background.hml
                                   to answer questions or to state the main idea or provide
                                   relevant details                                               Education Resources from the United State Courts
                                                                                                  http://www.uscourts.gov/EducationalResources.aspx
                                   LA.910.2.2.3: The student will organize information to show
                                   understanding or relationships among facts, ideas, and         Information on Civil Rights
                                   events (e.g., representing key points within text through      http://public.findlaw.com/civil-rights/civil-rights-basics/
                                   charting, mapping, paraphrasing, summarizing, comparing,
                                   contrasting, or outlining.)                                    Suggested Activities:
                                                                                                  Have students answer the following essential questions:
                                   LA.910.6.2.4: The student will understand the importance of           How did the Supreme Court gain status equal to the other two
                                   legal and ethical practices, including laws regarding libel,           branches of the federal government?
                                   slander, copyright, and plagiarism in the use of mass media           How are Supreme Court cases decided?
                                   and digital sources; know the associated consequences and             What is the jurisdiction of each of the federal courts?
                                   comply with the law;                                                  Why was the Bill of Rights added to the Constitution?
                                                                                                         How do the 5th and the14th Amendments of the Constitution protect
                                   LA.910.6.3.1: The student will distinguish between                     due process?
                                   propaganda and ethical reasoning strategies in print and
                                   nonprint media;                                                Have students create a chart listing important facts about the Supreme Court
                                                                                                  and its members. The chart must include the following items: number of
                                   MA.912.A.2.1: Create a graph to represent a real-world         members in the Supreme Court, how are they appointed, their qualifications,
                                   situation.                                                     types of cases, and how cases are selected to be heard.
                                                                                                  http://www.whitehouse.gov/our-government/judicial-branch
                                   MA.912.D.2.2: Interpret a graph representing a real-world
                                   situation.                                                     Have students create a diagram to list and explain the main role and
                                                                                                  characteristics of the district courts, court s of appeal and the Supreme Court.

                                                                                                  Have students identify and define the concept of judicial review and then have
                                                                                                  them write a summary of how Marbury v. Madison changed the role of the
                                                                                                  Supreme Court.

                                                                                                  Have students outline and explain the steps that a case goes through to reach
                                                                                                  the Supreme Court.

                                                                                                  Have students research a recent Supreme Court nomination hearing and
                                                                                                  discuss in class.

                                                                                                  Have student’s research about current Supreme Court justices, as well as
                                                                                                  previous notable justices, and prepare posters or a PowerPoint highlighting the
                                                                                                  justices’ backgrounds and views while serving on the Supreme Court.

                                                                                                  Have students research the current Supreme Court docket, as well as recent
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                                                             MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
                                                               District Pacing Guide- Social Studies
GRADE LEVEL OR COURSE TITLE:          United States Government                                                                                     Course Code: 2106310

                                                                     Second Nine Weeks
        Essential Content                          NGSSS-SS Benchmarks                                                    Instructional Tools
                                                                                           rulings.

                                                                                           Have students work in small groups to read and discuss a majority opinion and
                                                                                           dissenting opinion from a select case.

                                                                                           Assessment:
                                                                                           Develop rubrics and share with students for each of the above mentioned
                                                                                           projects in order to increase opportunities for mastery of content and historical
                                                                                           thinking skills. Each project or assignment should be assessed for content
                                                                                           accuracy and skill development in terms of writing and reading comprehension.
                                                                                           ELL:
                                                                                            Tapping into Prior knowledge              Graphic organizers
                                                                                            KWL Charts                                Webbing
                                                                                            Mapping                                   Compare and contrast
                                                                                            Mind Maps                                 Clustering


                                                                                           Related Programs:
                                                                                           Student Government Association (SGA)

                                                                                           We The People – Senior High

                                                                                           Project Citizen

                                                                                           Celebrate Freedom Week

                                                                                           Close Up

                                                                                           Justice Teach In

                                                                                           SPED:
                                                                                           Go the Division of Social Sciences’ website,
                                                                                           http://socialsciences.dadeschools.net/, and look under “Curricular Documents,”
                                                                                           Next Generation Sunshine State Standards” in order to download the PDF of
                                                                                           Access Points for Students with Cognitive Disabilities related to this particular
                                                                                           grade level.

                                                                                           State and District Instructional Requirements:
                                                                                           Teachers should be aware that State and District policy requires that all teachers
                                                                                           K-12 provide instruction to students in the following content areas: African-

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                                                             MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
                                                               District Pacing Guide- Social Studies
GRADE LEVEL OR COURSE TITLE:          United States Government                                                                                   Course Code: 2106310

                                                                     Second Nine Weeks
        Essential Content                          NGSSS-SS Benchmarks                                                      Instructional Tools
                                                                                           American History, Character Education, Hispanic Contributions to the United
                                                                                           States, Holocaust Education, and Women’s Contributions to the U.S. Detailed
                                                                                           lesson plans can be downloaded from the Division of Social Sciences and Life
                                                                                           Skills website, http://socialsciences.dadeschools.net/, under the headings
                                                                                           “Character Education” and “Multicultural Support Documents.” Please note that
                                                                                           instruction regarding the aforementioned requirements should take place
                                                                                           throughout the entire scope of a given social studies course, not only during the
                                                                                           particular month or day when a particular cultural group is celebrated or
                                                                                           recognized.




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                                                                     MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
                                                                       District Pacing Guide- Social Studies
GRADE LEVEL OR COURSE TITLE:                United States Government                                                                                              Course Code: 2106310


Topic 6: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights                                                                                                   Pacing: Traditional: 10 Days Block: 5 Days


STRAND(S) and STANDARD(S):

Civics and Government (Standard 2: Evaluate the roles, rights and responsibilities of United States citizens and determine methods of active participation in society, government,
and the political system.)

                                                                                    Second Nine Weeks
         Essential Content                                 NGSSS-SS Benchmarks                                                          Instructional Tools
        Civil Liberties:               Content Benchmarks:                                            Core Text Book: TBA
         o Rights guaranteed by         SS.912.C.2.6: Evaluate, take, and defend positions about
                                                                                                      Vocabulary/Identification:
              the Federal               rights protected by the Constitution and Bill of Rights
                                                                                                      Inferior court, jurisdiction, exclusive jurisdiction, concurrent jurisdiction, plaintiff,
              Government
                                                                                                      defendant, original jurisdiction, appellate jurisdiction, criminal case, civil case,
         o Defining Civil Liberties     SS.912.C.2.4: Evaluate, take, and defend positions on
              and civil rights          issues that cause the government to balance the interests of docket, writ of certiorari, majority opinion, precedent, concurring opinion,
                                                                                                      dissenting opinion, redress, court martial, civilian tribunal, civil liberties, civil
         o First Amendment              individuals with the public good.
                                                                                                      rights, due process clause, process of incorporation, establishment clause, free
              Freedoms
                                                                                                      exercise clause, libel, slander, sedition, prior restraint, shield laws, picketing,
                  Freedom of           SS.912.C.2.7: Explain why rights have limits and are not
                                        absolute.                                                     assemble, content neutral, right of association, due process, substantive due
                   Religion
                                                                                                      process, procedural due process, police power, search warrant, involuntary
                  Freedom of
                                        SS.912.C.2.9: Identify the expansion of civil rights and      servitude, discrimination, writs of assistance, probable cause, exclusionary rule,
                   Speech
                                                                                                      probable cause, exclusionary rule, writ of habeas corpus, bill of attainder, ex
                  Freedom of the       liberties by examining the principles contained in primary
                                                                                                      post facto law, grand jury, indictment, double jeopardy, bench trial, Miranda rule,
                   Press                documents.                                                    bail, capital punishment, treason, heterogeneous, immigrants, reservation,
                  Freedom of
                                                                                                      refugees, assimilation, segregation, Jim Crow Law, Separated-but-equal,
                   Assembly             Skill Benchmarks:                                             integration, de jure segregation, de facto segregation, affirmative action, citizen,
                  Freedom of           LA.910.1.6.1: The student will use new vocabulary that is     just soil, naturalization, expatriation, denaturalization, deportation
                   Petition             introduced and taught directly
         o The Bill of Rights
                     th                                                                               Technology:
         o The 9 Amendment              LA.910.1.6.2: The student will listen to, read, and discuss
                        th                                                                            Information on the checks and balances within the United States Government
         o The 14 Amendment             familiar and conceptually challenging text                    system.
              and the Due Process
                                                                                                      http://www.socialstudieshelp.com/Lesson_13_Notes.htm
              Clause                    LA.910.1.6.3: The student will use context clues to
         o Individual rights and        determine meanings of unfamiliar words                        Information on jurisdiction of District Courts.
              due process of law (5th
                       th                                                                                 http://www.uscourts.gov/districtcourts.html
              and 14 Amendments)        LA.910.2.2.2: The student will use information from the text
               Freedom and security     to answer questions or to state the main idea or provide          Section III of this site provides information on the jurisdiction of the Supreme
              of the individual (13th   relevant details                                                  Court.
              Amendment)
                                                                                                          http://encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_761574302/Supreme_Court_of_the_unite
         o Rights of the accused        LA.910.2.2.3: The student will organize information to show
                                  th                                                                      d_States.html>
              and punishment (4 ,       understanding or relationships among facts, ideas, and
                th  th      th
              5 , 6 and 8               events (e.g., representing key points within text through         Information on the United States court system.
              Amendments)               charting, mapping, paraphrasing, summarizing, comparing,          http://lcweb.loc.gov/law/guide/usjudic.html
                                        contrasting, or outlining.)

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                                                                    MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
                                                                      District Pacing Guide- Social Studies
GRADE LEVEL OR COURSE TITLE:              United States Government                                                                                                Course Code: 2106310

                                                                                   Second Nine Weeks
        Essential Content                                 NGSSS-SS Benchmarks                                                    Instructional Tools
       Civil Rights:                   LA.910.6.2.4: The student will understand the importance of Information on the landmark court decision, Marbury v. Madison.
        o Equal justice under the       legal and ethical practices, including laws regarding libel, http://www.jmu.edu/madison/marbury/background.hml
             law                        slander, copyright, and plagiarism in the use of mass media
        o Race and gender               and digital sources; know the associated consequences and Education Resources from the United State Courts
             based discrimination       comply with the law;                                         http://www.uscourts.gov/EducationalResources.aspx
              Equal protection
             clause, Civil Rights Act   LA.910.6.3.1: The student will distinguish between          Information on Civil Rights
             of 1964 and 1968           propaganda and ethical reasoning strategies in print and    http://public.findlaw.com/civil-rights/civil-rights-basics/
        o Affirmative Action            nonprint media;
        o American citizenship                                                                      Link of the federal government devoted to keeping Americans' constitutional and
                                        MA.912.A.2.1: Create a graph to represent a real-world      civil rights
                                        situation.                                                  http://www.justice.gov/crt/

                                        MA.912.D.2.2: Interpret a graph representing a real-world   Suggested Activities:
                                        situation.                                                  Have students answer the following essential questions:
                                                                                                           How did the Supreme courts gain status equal to the other two
                                                                                                            branches of the federal government?
                                                                                                           How are Supreme Court cases decided?
                                                                                                           What is the jurisdiction of each of the federal courts?
                                                                                                           Why was the Bill of rights added to the Constitution?
                                                                                                           How do the 5th and the14th Amendments of the Constitution protect
                                                                                                            Due Process?
                                                                                                           How does the equal protection clause guarantee impact civil rights?
                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                                    th
                                                                                                            What type of freedoms amendments 13th, 14th, and 15 guarantee to
                                                                                                            African American and other groups?

                                                                                                    Have students work in teams to create a comparison chart that distinguishes the
                                                                                                    differences between civil liberties (freedoms) and civil rights (government actions
                                                                                                    to secure freedoms). Have students generate examples to foster understanding.
                                                                                                    Have students explain why these rights are not absolute.
                                                                                                    http://www.auburn.edu/~johnspm/gloss/civil_rights_civil_liberties

                                                                                                    Have students identify the differences between freedoms guaranteed to African
                                                                                                    Americans and other groups with the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments
                                                                                                    to the Constitution.
                                                                                                    http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/conlaw/powers13th14th15th.htm

                                                                                                    Have students work in groups, to create a presentation on the federal court
                                                                                                    cases that affected one of the following issues: affirmative action, women’s
                                                                                                    rights, and immigration.

                                                                                                    Have students work in teams to find Supreme Court cases that have had an
                                                                                                    impact on their lives. Have students present and justify their selections.

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                                                             MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
                                                               District Pacing Guide- Social Studies
GRADE LEVEL OR COURSE TITLE:          United States Government                                                                                      Course Code: 2106310

                                                                     Second Nine Weeks
        Essential Content                          NGSSS-SS Benchmarks                                                     Instructional Tools
                                                                                           http://library.thinkquest.org/11572/cc/
                                                                                                                                                                               th
                                                                                           Have students work in groups to read and interpret the Bill of Rights and the 13 ,
                                                                                              th       th
                                                                                           14 and 15 amendments. Have students find and describe court cases related
                                                                                                                                  rd
                                                                                           to each of the amendments, except the 3 Amendment.

                                                                                           Have students research a selected banned and /or challenged book and present
                                                                                           findings to the class. Have students include a summary of the book and an
                                                                                           explanation of who tried to ban the book and why. Have students participate in a
                                                                                           class discussion of how the project relates to the First Amendment.

                                                                                           Assessment:
                                                                                           Develop rubrics and share with students for each of the above mentioned
                                                                                           projects in order to increase opportunities for mastery of content and historical
                                                                                           thinking skills. Each project or assignment should be assessed for content
                                                                                           accuracy and skill development in terms of writing and reading comprehension.
                                                                                           ELL:
                                                                                            Tapping into Prior knowledge               Graphic organizers
                                                                                            KWL Charts                                 Webbing
                                                                                            Mapping                                    Compare and contrast
                                                                                            Mind Maps                                  Clustering


                                                                                           Related Programs:
                                                                                           Student Government Association (SGA)

                                                                                           We The People – Senior High

Please note: If this is a major                                                            Project Citizen
local/state/national election year,
the pacing of this course and                                                              Celebrate Freedom Week
topics addressed should be
altered accordingly.                                                                       Close Up

                                                                                           Justice Teach In
                                                                                           SPED:
                                                                                           Go the Division of Social Sciences’ website,
                                                                                           http://socialsciences.dadeschools.net/, and look under “Curricular Documents,”
                                                                                           Next Generation Sunshine State Standards” in order to download the PDF of
                                                                                           Access Points for Students with Cognitive Disabilities related to this particular

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                                                             MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
                                                               District Pacing Guide- Social Studies
GRADE LEVEL OR COURSE TITLE:          United States Government                                                                                   Course Code: 2106310

                                                                     Second Nine Weeks
        Essential Content                          NGSSS-SS Benchmarks                                                   Instructional Tools
                                                                                           grade level.

                                                                                           State and District Instructional Requirements:
                                                                                           Teachers should be aware that State and District policy requires that all teachers
                                                                                           K-12 provide instruction to students in the following content areas: African-
                                                                                           American History, Character Education, Hispanic Contributions to the United
                                                                                           States, Holocaust Education, and Women’s Contributions to the U.S. Detailed
                                                                                           lesson plans can be downloaded from the Division of Social Sciences and Life
                                                                                           Skills website, http://socialsciences.dadeschools.net/, under the headings
                                                                                           “Character Education” and “Multicultural Support Documents.” Please note that
                                                                                           instruction regarding the aforementioned requirements should take place
                                                                                           throughout the entire scope of a given social studies course, not only during the
                                                                                           particular month or day when a particular cultural group is celebrated or
                                                                                           recognized.




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                                                                     MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
                                                                       District Pacing Guide- Social Studies
GRADE LEVEL OR COURSE TITLE:               United States Government                                                                                           Course Code: 2106310


Topic 7: Comparative Government                                                                                                          Pacing: Traditional:15 Days Block:7.5 Days


STRAND(S) and STANDARD(S):

Civics and Government: (Standard 4: Demonstrate an understanding of contemporary issues in world affairs, and Evaluate the role and impact of United States foreign policy.)
Geography: (Standard 4: Understand the characteristics, distribution, and migration of human populations; Standard 5: Understand how human actions can impact the
environment.)

                                                                         Second Nine Weeks
        Essential Content                              NGSSS-SS Benchmarks                                                             Instructional Tools
       Comparative Government           Content Benchmarks:                               Core Text Book: TBA
        Systems
                                         SS.912.C.4.1: Explain how the world's nations are governed     Vocabulary: Monarchy, minister, shadow cabinet, devolution, consensus,
        o    Federal:                    differently.                                                   dissolution, prefecture, mestizo, nationalization, North America Free Trade
              A federal system of                                                                       Agreement (NAFTA),Purge, Soviets, Perestroika, Glasnost, capital, factors of
             government, e.g.,           SS.912.C.4.2: Evaluate the influence of American foreign       production, capitalist, entrepreneur, free enterprise system, laws of supply of
             United States and           policy on other nations and the influences of other nations    demand, monopoly, trust, Laissex-faire theory, socialism, proletariat,
             Mexico, shares powers       on American policies and society.                              bourgeoisie, welfare state, market economy, centrally planned economy,
             between levels of                                                                          collectivization, privatization, commune, Great Leap Forward
             government.                 SS.912.C.4. 3: Assess human rights policies of the United
        o    Unitary:                    States and other countries.                                    Technology:
             A unitary system of                                                                        Library of Political Cartoons
             government, e.g.,           SS.912.C.4.4: Compare indicators of democratization in         http://www.cartoonstock.com/newscartoons/newscartoon.asp
             Great Britain, Japan,       multiple countries.
             power is vested in the                                                                     Political Government and system in Mexico
             central government;         SS.912.G.5.5: Use geographic terms and tools to analyze        http://www.mexicolaw.com/LawInfo31.htm#Government
             delegates authority to      case studies of policies and programs for resource use and
             local levels; legislative   management.                                                    On-line versions of books published by the Federal Research Division of the
             branch holds both                                                                          Library of Congress about country studies
             legislative and             Skill Benchmarks:                                              http://countrystudies.us/
             executive powers.           SS.912.G.4.1: Interpret population growth and other
        o    Authoritarian:              demographic data for any given place.                          Article about the differences between unitary system and federal system
             Governments of                                                                             http://www.buzzle.com/articles/unitary-system-vs-federal-system.html
             unlimited power, e.g.,      LA.910.1.6.1: The student will use new vocabulary that is
             authoritarian               introduced and taught directly;                                Website about communism
             governments -China                                                                         http://www.politicsdefined.com/content/communism.htm
             Chinese Communist           LA.910.1.6.2: The student will listen to, read, and discuss
             Party (CCP), control all    familiar and conceptually challenging text;                    Website with slides about the 4 main economic systems
             levels of government.                                                                      http://www.slideshare.net/Geckos/the-four-types-of-economic-systems-
                                         LA.910.1.6.3: The student will use context clues to            presentation
                                         determine meanings of unfamiliar words;
                                                                                                        Article about the different economic systems.
                                         LA.910.2.2.2: The student will use information from the text   http://graphcomp.com/home/bfree/opinions/economy.html
                                         to answer questions or to state the main idea or provide
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                                                               MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
                                                                 District Pacing Guide- Social Studies
GRADE LEVEL OR COURSE TITLE:          United States Government                                                                                          Course Code: 2106310

                                                                         Second Nine Weeks
        Essential Content                              NGSSS-SS Benchmarks                                                      Instructional Tools
                                   relevant details;                                              Suggested Activities:
                                                                                                  Have students answer the following essential questions:
                                   LA.910.2.2.3: The student will organize information to show           How are constitutional governments typically organized?
                                   understanding or relationships among facts, ideas, and                How does participation in the political process reflect restraints on the
                                   events (e.g., representing key points within text through              power of government?
                                   charting, mapping, paraphrasing, summarizing, comparing,              What are the two common ways to organize institutions in the central
                                   contrasting, or outlining);                                            power? Model of government?
                                                                                                         What is the communism?
                                   LA.910.6.2.4: The student will understand the importance of           What is socialism?
                                   legal and ethical practices, including laws regarding libel,          What is capitalism?
                                   slander, copyright, and plagiarism in the use of mass media           What is the Parliament?
                                   and digital sources, know the associated consequences,
                                                                                                         How is Mexico’s regional and local government structured?
                                   and comply with the law.
                                                                                                         What were the roles of Lenin and Stalin in creating a communist state?
                                   LA.910.6.3.1: The student will distinguish between                    What goods and services should be produced?
                                   propaganda and ethical reasoning strategies in print and              How should they be produced?
                                   non print media;                                                      For whom are they produced?
                                                                                                         What are some economic freedoms?
                                   MA.912.A.2.1: Create a graph to represent a real-world                What is the government’s role in protecting these freedoms?
                                   situation.
                                                                                                  Have students create a presentation in which they must compare and contrast
                                   MA.912.D.2.2: Interpret a graph representing a real-world      the two most common ways to organize institutions of the central government,
                                   situation.                                                     e.g., unitary system federal system.
                                                                                                  http://www.buzzle.com/articles/unitary-system-vs-federal-system.html

                                                                                                  Have students write an essay explaining the differences between the federal
                                                                                                  system in Mexico with the federal system in the United States. Have them
                                                                                                  include in their essay the sharing of powers between the levels of government.
                                                                                                  http://countrystudies.us/mexico/82.htm

                                                                                                  Have students create a diagram listing and explaining the main characteristics of
                                                                                                  an unitary system of government ( e.g. Great Britain and Japan) , Have them
                                                                                                  include in their diagram a list of nations using this type of governmental system.
                                                                                                  http://www.buzzle.com/articles/unitary-system.html

                                                                                                  Have students think about the term “communism,” and consider its significance
                                                                                                  as an economic term and as a political term. Have students write an essay
                                                                                                  about how the governments and economic systems in the former Soviet Union,
                                                                                                  Cuba, and China reflect this idea.

                                                                                                  Have students develop a graphic organizer comparing and contrasting the main
                                                                                                  political systems.

                                                                                                  Have students create a political cartoon based on different government systems.
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                                                               District Pacing Guide- Social Studies
GRADE LEVEL OR COURSE TITLE:          United States Government                                                                                      Course Code: 2106310

                                                                     Second Nine Weeks
        Essential Content                          NGSSS-SS Benchmarks                                                 Instructional Tools
                                                                                           http://www.knowledgerush.com/kr/encyclopedia/List_of_countries_by_system_of
                                                                                           _government/

                                                                                           Have students compare the contrast the main comparative economic systems
                                                                                           (Capitalism, Socialism, and Communism) and decide with which political
                                                                                           systems they are primarily used.

                                                                                           Have students create a map showing the predominant political systems in the
                                                                                           world.
                                                                                           Assessment:
                                                                                           Develop rubrics and share with students for each of the above mentioned
                                                                                           projects in order to increase opportunities for mastery of content and historical
                                                                                           thinking skills. Each project or assignment should be assessed for content
                                                                                           accuracy and skill development in terms of writing and reading comprehension.
                                                                                           ELL:
                                                                                            Tapping into Prior knowledge               Graphic organizers
                                                                                            KWL Charts                                 Webbing
                                                                                            Mapping                                    Compare and contrast
                                                                                            Mind Maps                                  Clustering


                                                                                           Related Programs:
                                                                                           Student Government Association (SGA)

                                                                                           We The People – Senior High

                                                                                           Project Citizen

                                                                                           Celebrate Freedom Week

                                                                                           Close Up

                                                                                           Justice Teach In
                                                                                           SPED:
                                                                                           Go the Division of Social Sciences’ website,
                                                                                           http://socialsciences.dadeschools.net/, and look under “Curricular Documents,”
                                                                                           Next Generation Sunshine State Standards” in order to download the PDF of
                                                                                           Access Points for Students with Cognitive Disabilities related to this particular
                                                                                           grade level.


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                                                             MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
                                                               District Pacing Guide- Social Studies
GRADE LEVEL OR COURSE TITLE:          United States Government                                                                                   Course Code: 2106310

                                                                     Second Nine Weeks
        Essential Content                          NGSSS-SS Benchmarks                                                      Instructional Tools
                                                                                           State and District Instructional Requirements:
                                                                                           Teachers should be aware that State and District policy requires that all teachers
                                                                                           K-12 provide instruction to students in the following content areas: African-
                                                                                           American History, Character Education, Hispanic Contributions to the United
                                                                                           States, Holocaust Education, and Women’s Contributions to the U.S. Detailed
                                                                                           lesson plans can be downloaded from the Division of Social Sciences and Life
                                                                                           Skills website, http://socialsciences.dadeschools.net/, under the headings
                                                                                           “Character Education” and “Multicultural Support Documents.” Please note that
                                                                                           instruction regarding the aforementioned requirements should take place
                                                                                           throughout the entire scope of a given social studies course, not only during the
                                                                                           particular month or day when a particular cultural group is celebrated or
                                                                                           recognized.




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                                                                     MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
                                                                       District Pacing Guide- Social Studies
GRADE LEVEL OR COURSE TITLE:              United States Government                                                                                          Course Code: 2106310


Topic 8: State and Local Government                                                                                                    Pacing: Traditional: 10 Days Block: 5 Days


STRAND(S) and STANDARD(S):

Civics and Government: (Standard 2: Evaluate the roles, rights, and responsibilities of United States citizens and determine methods of active participation in society, government,
and the political system; Standard 3: Demonstrate an understanding of the principles, functions, and organization of government.)
Geography: (Standard 4: Understand the characteristics, distribution, and migration of human populations; Standard 5: Understand how human actions can impact the
environment.)

                                                                       Second Nine Weeks
        Essential Content                            NGSSS-SS Benchmarks                                                            Instructional Tools
       State Constitutions            Content Benchmarks:                               Core Text Book: TBA
        o History, components
                                                                                                      Vocabulary/Identification:
            of, and importance of      SS.912.C.2.10: Monitor current public issues in Florida.
            the first State                                                                           Limited Government, statutory law, initiative, popular sovereignty, police power,
            constitutions              SS.912.C.2.11: Analyze public policy solutions or courses      constituent power, referendum, recall, item veto, clemency, pardon, parole,
        o The relationship of          of action to resolve a local, state, or federal issue.         commutation, reprieve, bench trial, jury, justice of peace, warrant, magistrate,
            state constitutions to                                                                    appellate jurisdiction
            the federal constitution   SS.912.C.2.14: Evaluate the processes and results of an
        o Basic principles and         election at the state or federal level.                        Technology:
            kinds of provisions
            found in every state       SS.912.C.3.2: Define federalism, and identify examples of      Florida State Courts
            constitution               the powers granted and denied to states and the national       http://www.flcourts.org/
        o Process of                   government in the American federal system of government.
            constitutional change                                                                      Supreme Court of the State of Florida
            and need for reform of     SS.912.C.3.8: Compare the role of judges on the state and      http://www.floridasupremecourt.org/
            state constitutions        federal level with other elected officials.
                                                                                                      Website about the Florida State Court System
        State Legislatures            SS.912.C.3.9: Analyze the various levels and                   http://www.oppaga.state.fl.us/profiles/1072/
         o Structure and size of       responsibilities of courts in the federal and state judicial
             state legislatures        system and the relationships among them.                       Information about the State and Local Government by state
         o Selection process,                                                                         http://www.statelocalgov.net/
             terms, and                SS.912.C.3.12: Simulate the judicial decision-making
             compensation of state     process in interpreting law at the state and federal level.    Federal Government state, and local link
             legislators                                                                              http://www.whitehouse.gov/our-government/state-and-local-government
         o Powers and                  SS.912.C.3.13: Illustrate examples of how government
             organization of the       affects the daily lives of citizens at the local, state, and   State of Florida website with state agencies and organizations
             state legislatures        national levels.                                               http://www.myflorida.com/taxonomy/government/executive%20branch/
         o Legislative process at
             the state level           SS.912.G.5.5: Use geographic terms and tools to analyze        Suggested Activities:
                                       case studies of policies and programs for resource use and     Have students answer the following essential questions:
                                       management.                                                           What kinds of laws are applied to the state courts?
                                                                                                             What are the basic principles and the kinds of provision found in every

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                                                                    MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
                                                                      District Pacing Guide- Social Studies
GRADE LEVEL OR COURSE TITLE:              United States Government                                                                                              Course Code: 2106310

                                                                                Second Nine Weeks
        Essential Content                               NGSSS-SS Benchmarks                                                         Instructional Tools
    o   The Governor and State          Skill Benchmarks:                                                       State Constitution?
        Administration                  SS.912.G.4.1: Interpret population growth and other                    What are the powers and organization of state legislatures?
        o Office of the governor:       demographic data for any given place.                                  What are the governors’ main roles?
            governor’s roles,
            powers, duties, and         LA.910.1.6.1: The student will use new vocabulary that is      Have students write an essay in which they compare and contrast the
            limitations of the office   introduced and taught directly;                                responsibilities of the Federal Government with those of state and local
        o Other state executive                                                                        governments. How are their responsibilities alike and how are they different?
            offices                     LA.910.1.6.2: The student will listen to, read, and discuss    Which government is generally likely to have the most impact upon your
                                        familiar and conceptually challenging text;                    students’ daily life?
       The Courtroom
        o Laws applied in state         LA.910.1.6.3: The student will use context clues to            Have students list the basic principles found in every constitution.
           courts                       determine meanings of unfamiliar words;
        o Civil and criminal law                                                                       Have students create a chart explaining how to propose changes to a State
        o The jury system               LA.910.2.2.2: The student will use information from the text   Constitution. Have students create a chart explaining how to amend Florida’s
                                        to answer questions or to state the main idea or provide       Constitution.
       The Courts and Their            relevant details;
        Judges                                                                                         Have students identify and explain the main reason why every state constitution
        o How state courts are          LA.910.2.2.3: The student will organize information to show    is in urgent need of reform.
            organized and               understanding or relationships among facts, ideas, and
            describe the work of        events (e.g., representing key points within text through      Have students describe the election process, terms and compensation of state
            each kind of State          charting, mapping, paraphrasing, summarizing, comparing,       legislators.
            court, judge selection      contrasting, or outlining);
                                                                                                       Have students contact their state and/or local representative about a public
       Local Government                LA.910.6.2.4: The student will understand the importance of    policy issue to voice their opinion.
        o Types of local                legal and ethical practices, including laws regarding libel,
           governmentand their          slander, copyright, and plagiarism in the use of mass media    Have students research the services available through state and/or local
           main characteristics:        and digital sources, know the associated consequences,         governments.
           counties, independent        and comply with the law.
           cities, and incorporated                                                                    Have students work in small groups to research current issues affecting the state
           towns                        LA.910.6.3.1: The student will distinguish between             and local government and propose possible solutions.
        o Counties and cities, as       propaganda and ethical reasoning strategies in print and
                                        non print media;                                                Assessment:
           administrative
                                                                                                       Develop rubrics and share with students for each of the above mentioned
           subdivisions of the
                                        MA.912.A.2.1: Create a graph to represent a real-world         projects in order to increase opportunities for mastery of content and historical
           state, assist in the local
                                        situation.                                                     thinking skills. Each project or assignment should be assessed for content
           implementation of state
                                                                                                       accuracy and skill development in terms of writing and reading comprehension.
           laws, programs and
           services                     MA.912.D.2.2: Interpret a graph representing a real-world      ELL:
                                        situation.
                                                                                                        Tapping into Prior knowledge               Graphic organizers
       Financing state and local
        governments                                                                                     KWL Charts                                 Webbing
        o Sources of revenues                                                                           Mapping                                    Compare and contrast
            and its limitation
                                                                                                        Mind Maps                                  Clustering

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                                                             MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
                                                               District Pacing Guide- Social Studies
GRADE LEVEL OR COURSE TITLE:          United States Government                                                                                    Course Code: 2106310

                                                                     Second Nine Weeks
        Essential Content                          NGSSS-SS Benchmarks                                                 Instructional Tools
        o The principles of sound                                                          Related Programs:
           taxation                                                                        Student Government Association (SGA)
        o   State budget process
                                                                                            We The People – Senior High

                                                                                            Project Citizen

                                                                                            Celebrate Freedom Week

                                                                                            SPED:
                                                                                           Go the Division of Social Sciences’ website,
                                                                                           http://socialsciences.dadeschools.net/, and look under “Curricular Documents,”
                                                                                           Next Generation Sunshine State Standards” in order to download the PDF of
                                                                                           Access Points for Students with Cognitive Disabilities related to this particular
                                                                                           grade level.

                                                                                           State and District Instructional Requirements:
                                                                                           Teachers should be aware that State and District policy requires that all teachers
                                                                                           K-12 provide instruction to students in the following content areas: African-
                                                                                           American History, Character Education, Hispanic Contributions to the United
                                                                                           States, Holocaust Education, and Women’s Contributions to the U.S. Detailed
                                                                                           lesson plans can be downloaded from the Division of Social Sciences and Life
                                                                                           Skills website, http://socialsciences.dadeschools.net/, under the headings
                                                                                           “Character Education” and “Multicultural Support Documents.” Please note that
                                                                                           instruction regarding the aforementioned requirements should take place
                                                                                           throughout the entire scope of a given social studies course, not only during the
                                                                                           particular month or day when a particular cultural group is celebrated or
                                                                                           recognized.




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