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					                          JENNINGS JUNIOR HIGH
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TITLE: 1st Quarter                            SUBJECT/COURSE: Social
American Government                           Studies
TOPIC: American Government                    GRADE(S): 8th
DESIGNERS: White/Dozier


                     STAGE 1 – DESIRED RESULTS

Established Goals:
8.1.1.A.1      Analyze important principles in the Declaration of Independence,
               including inalienable rights and government by consent of the governed
8.1.1.A.2      Analyze important principles in the Constitution including limited
               government
8.1.1.A.3      Analyze important principles in the Constitution including rule of law
8.1.1.A.4      Analyze important principles in the Constitution including majority rule
               And majority rights
8.1.1.A.5      Analyze important principles in the Constitution including separation of
               powers
8.1.1.A.6      Analyze important principles in the Constitution including checks and
               balances
8.1.1.A.7      Analyze important principles in the Constitution including amendment
               process
8.1.1.A.8      Analyze important principles in the Constitution including federalism
8.1.1.A.9      Analyze important principles in the Constitution including popular
               sovereignty
8.1.1.A.10     Analyze important principles in the Constitution including due process
               Of the law
8.1.1.A.11     Analyze important principles in the Constitution including voting by
               Citizens, especially as later amendments were passed
8.1.1.A.12     Apply important principles of the Bill of Rights, such as, basic rights and
               Freedoms
8.1.1.A.13     Apply important principles of the Bill of Rights, such as, protections
               against the government
8.1.1.B.2.1    Apply knowledge of responsibilities that governments and citizens
               Need to accept in order to carry out the principles in the Bill of Rights
8.2.2a.D.1     Justify the drafting of the Constitution, and examine its effects on the
               Formation of a new nation
8.4.3.B.2.1    Assesses the rights and responsibilities of individuals
 8.4.3.B.2.2   Interpret how laws are made, interpreted and enforced
8.4.3.B.2.3    Interpret how leaders are selected
8.4.3.B.2.4    Interpret how power is distributed among individuals and
               Branches of the government
8.4.3.B.2.5    Describe how to participate in government
8.4.3.C.3.1    Give examples of how local, state and national governments impact
               People’s lives
8.4.3.C.3.2.   Analyze decision-making and conflict resolution in courts at local,
               state and national levels.
8.5.4.C.3.1    Interpret the past, explain the present and predict the future consequences
               Of economic decisions
8.5.4.D.4.1    Describe how decisions and actions of governments, businesses, groups,
               And individuals affect one another in a market economy
8.5.4.E.5.1    Identify different forms of taxes, such as tariffs, sales taxes and income
               taxes, and their purposes
8.6.5.E.5.1    Compare major patterns of population distribution, demographics, and
               Migration in the United States and the impact of those patterns on cultures
               And community life
8.7.6.D.4.1    Describe how laws and events affect members of a group and relationships
               Between groups
8.7.D.4.1      Use technology tools for research and presentation
8.7.F.6.1      Identify, research and defend a view/position
8.8.7.A.1      Select, investigate and present a topic using primary and secondary
               resources, such as oral interviews, artifacts, journals, documents, photos
               and letters
8.8.7.B.2      Use maps, graphs, statistical data, timelines, charts and diagrams to
               interpret, draw conclusions and make predictions
8.8.7.C.3      Create maps, graphs, timelines, charts and diagrams to communicate
               information
8.8.7.D.4      Use technological tools for research and presentation
8.8.7.E.5      Distinguish between fact and opinion and recognize bias and point of view
8.8.7.F.6      Identify, research and defend a point of view or position
Enduring Understandings:          Essential Questions:
    Rules are restrictions          How can individuals make a
      and opportunities.               difference?
    Citizens have rights and        What is the purpose of
      responsibilities.                government?
    Individuals and                 Why do different levels of
      institutions are affected        government have different
      by government actions.           functions?
                                     Why should the
                                       responsibilities and powers
                                       of government be divided?
                                     What makes a good citizen?
                                     Why is the Bill of Rights
                                       important to American
                                       citizens and how are they
                                       applied to everyday life?
                                     What are the consequences
                                       of citizens not participating
                                       in democracy?
                                     How has the U.S.
                                       government and society
                                       responded to issues of race,
                                       gender, and equality in the
                                       face of growth and change?
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Students will know…             Students will be able to…
    The important                  Participate in
     principles of the               government
     Declaration of                 Analyze decision-
     Independence                    making and
    The important                   conflict resolution
     principles of the              Explain checks and
     Constitution                    balances in the
    The important                   government
     principles of the Bill         Use technology to
     of Rights                       research topics
    The responsibilities            related to
     that governments                American
     and citizens need to            government.
     accept in order to
     carry out the
     principles of the Bill
     of Rights
    The rights and
     responsibilities of
     individuals
    How to interpret
     laws
    How leaders are
     selected
    How power is
     distributed
    How government
     impacts people’s
     lives
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         STAGE 2 – ASSESSMENT EVIDENCE

Performance Tasks: Summary in GRASPS form (see pgs. 157-161 in
UbD book)

See next page for…


                Your Rights- Your Responsibilities

http://www.coe.missouri.edu/~map/mapcd/6th_edition/middle/yo
ur_rights_and_responsibilities.pdf
8th Grade
1st Quarter- Performance Event

                     Your Rights- Your Responsibilities




Purpose: This module can be used after a study of the United States Bill of
Rights. Students are required to apply content knowledge of the rights and
  responsibilities of citizens and to create a bill of rights for their school.

              Learner Objectives: The students will be able to:

8.1.1.A.12    Apply important principles of the Bill of Rights, such as, basic rights and
              Freedoms
8.1.1.A.13    Apply important principles of the Bill of Rights, such as, protections
              against the government
8.1.1.B.2.1   Apply knowledge of responsibilities that governments and citizens
              Need to accept in order to carry out the principles in the Bill of Rights
8.4.3.B.2.1   Assesses the rights and responsibilities of individuals
8.4.3.C.3.1   Give examples of how local, state and national governments impact
              People’s lives
         Your Rights - Your Responsibilities
             Student Response Sheet 1
1. In 1733, John Peter Zenger began publishing a weekly newspaper that
contained articles that were critical of the New York royal governor. Zenger was
arrested and charged with libel, the act of publishing harmful statements. At his
trial, Zenger was found not guilty. The United States Bill of Rights later addressed
this issue by granting

       A. freedom of religion.
       B. the right to assemble peaceably.
       C. freedom of the press.
       D. the right to petition the government.

2. Which amendment in the United States Bill of Rights would a lawyer most
likely use to argue against excessive bail for someone accused of a crime?

       A. Amendment 2, which guarantees the right to bear arms.
       B. Amendment 4, which protects against unreasonable search and seizure.
       C. Amendment 6, which guarantees rights to people accused of
       crimes.
       D. Amendment 8, which forbids cruel and unusual punishments.

3. The following situation violated which amendment? “The government lacked
money to support the nation’s military forces. To save money General Ironface
ordered that troops be placed in the homes of people living close to military
bases. Mr. and Mrs. Citizen lived next to an army base, and two soldiers moved
into their house even though they did not want them there.”

       A. Amendment 1, which guarantees the right to petition the
       government.
       B. Amendment 3, which limits the power of the national government to
       force Americans to quarter troops.
       C. Amendment 5, which protects citizens from double jeopardy.
       D. Amendment 7, which guarantees the right to a trial by jury
        Your Rights - Your Responsibilities
            Student Response Sheet 2

4. Some Americans in 1791 were opposed to a bill of rights because no
list could possibly include every important right. They feared that the
government would be free to abuse any right that was left out.
Identify and explain one way in which the United States Bill of Rights
guards against this problem.
_____________________________________
_____________________________________
_____________________________________
_____________________________________
_____________________________________
_____________________________________
_____________________________________
_____________________________________
_____________________________________
_____________________________________

5. The United States Bill of Right guarantees or protects certain rights
of American citizens. Along with these rights come responsibilities.
Choose any two of the first ten amendments and identify the
guaranteed rights and the citizen responsibilities that are associated
with them.

Amendment
_____________________________________
_____________________________________
Responsibility
_______________________________________________
_______________________________________________
Amendment
___________________________________________
___________________________________________
Responsibility__________________________________
___________________________________________
         Your Rights - Your Responsibilities
             Student Response Sheet 3
5. The principal of Oak Valley Middle School wants the student senate, of which
you are a member, to create a student bill of rights for the school. Each member
has the assignment of creating a list of five rights and the associated
responsibilities he or she feels would be beneficial to the entire student body.
Create your list on the lines below:

                Rights                         Associated Responsibilities
1.                                        1.




2.                                        2.




3.                                        3.




4.                                        4.




5.                                        5.
        Your Rights - Your Responsibilities
                 Scoring Guides
Item 1: Selected Response:
Scoring Guide
Correct Answer: C
1 point: Correct answer
0 points: Incorrect answer

Item 2: Selected Response:
Scoring Guide
Correct Answer: D
1 point: Correct answer
0 points: Incorrect answer

Item 3: Selected Response:
Scoring Guide
Correct Answer: B
1 point: Correct answer
0 points: Incorrect answer
          Your Rights - Your Responsibilities
                   Scoring Guides
Item 4: Selected Response:
Correct Answer:

The 9th Amendment emphasizes that the people retain other rights besides the
ones that are listed in the Constitution.

Or

The 10th Amendment asserts that the people and the states retain powers that
are
not specifically granted to the federal government.

Scoring Guide
2 points: Correct amendment and explanation
1 point: Incorrect amendment and/or explanation OR amendment or explanation
only given
0 points: Incorrect amendment and explanation OR no response

Item 5: Constructed Response
Correct Response: Answer relates to how the quality of our lives or government
depends on American citizens carrying out their responsibilities.

Scoring guide
1 Point: Appropriate answer
0 Points: Inappropriate answer
Sixth Edition: Performance-Based Assessments for Classroom Use: Missouri Assessment
Program, 2004 7
         Your Rights - Your Responsibilities
                  Scoring Guides
Item 6: Selected Response:
Correct Answer: 5 student rights and corresponding responsibilities
Example: Right Sitting where you want during lunch in cafeteria
Responsibility Appropriate behavior (talking quietly; staying
seated; no messes with food and drink)


Scoring guide
      Points           Rights and             Benefit to Entire        Knowledge of
                      Responsibities           Student Body             Duties and
                                                                     Responsibilities in
                                                                          Society

        3           5 appropriate rights     All suggestions are     All suggestions show
                    and associated           clearly beneficial to   clear
                    responsibilities         entire student body     evidence of knowledge
                                                                     of
                                                                     duties and
                                                                     responsibilities in
                                                                     society

        2           3-4 appropriate rights   3-4 suggestions are     2-3 suggestions show
                    and associated           clearly beneficial to   clear
                    responsibilities         entire student body     evidence of knowledge
                                                                     of
                                                                     duties and
                                                                     responsibilities in
                                                                     society

        1           1-2 appropriate rights   1-2 suggestions are     1-2 suggestions show
                    and associated           clearly beneficial to   clear
                    responsibilities         entire student body     evidence of knowledge
                                                                     of
                                                                     duties and
                                                                     responsibilities in
                                                                     society

        0           No appropriate rights    No suggestions are      No evidence of
                    and associated           clearly beneficial to   knowledge of
                    responsibilities OR      entire student body     duties and
                    no response              OR                      responsibilities in
                                             no response.            society OR no
                                                                     response.
Name: ______________________

                               8th Grade Social Studies
                                Government Pre-Test

Directions: See if you can pass a United States Citizenship test. Fill in the bubble
next to the best answer.


1. What color are the stars on the flag?
    Blue
    Gold
    White
    Red

2. What is the Constitution?
    Oath of allegiance
    The House of Representatives
    The Declaration of Independence
    The supreme law of the land

3. What is the name of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to America?
    The Mayflower
    The Santa Maria
    The Bill of Rights
    The Nina

4. Which of the following amendments to the Constitution does not address or
guarantee voting rights?
    19th Amendment
    24th Amendment
    15th Amendment
    7th Amendment
5. How many states are there in the U.S.?
    100
    50
    51
    52


6. What color are the stripes?
    Red and white
    White
    Red and blue
    Blue and white

7. How many branches are there in our government?
    2
    4
    6
    3

8. How many representatives are there in Congress?
    100
    50
    435
    102

9. For how long do we elect the representatives?
    4 years
    6 years
    There is no limit
    2 years
10. What is the United States Capitol building?
    Where the President lives
    A suburb of Washington, D.C.
    Where the Supreme Court meets
    The place where Congress meets

11.Who is the President of the United States today?
    Al Gore
    George W. Bush
    Dick Cheney
    Bill Clinton

12. What is the legislative branch of our government?
    Congress
    Supreme Court
    The Presidency
    The House of Representatives

13. What are the 13 original states?
     Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, New Zealand, Massachusetts,
Pennsylvania, Ohio, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Rhode
Island, Maryland
    Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania,
Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Rhode Island, Maryland
   Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Delaware,
Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Rhode Island, Maryland
    Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania,
Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Rhode Island, Maryland,
Washington, D.C.


14. What is the maximum number of terms for which a person can be elected
President?
    2
   3
   4
    There is no limit
15. Who wrote the Star Spangled Banner?
   Francis Scott Key
   George Washington
   Thomas Jefferson
   Martin Luther King, Jr.

16. How many stars are there in our flag?
   50
   51
   100
   52


17. What are the three branches of our government?
   Democratic, Republican, and Independent
   Department of Justice, Department of State, Department of Defense
   Legislative, Executive, Judicial
   Police, Education, Legislative

18. Who makes the laws in the United States?
   The President
   The Speaker of the House
   The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
   Congress

19. Why are there 100 Senators in the Senate?
   Because that is all that fits in the Senate Gallery
   Because it must have half the number of the Representatives
    Tradition
    2 from each state

20. What is the basic belief of the Declaration of Independence?
    That there are 50 states in the Union
    That all men are created equal
    That George Washington was the first President of the U.S.
    That the flag is red, white, and blue
21. What is the 4th of July?
    Independence Day
    Veteran's Day
    President's Day
    Washington's Birthday

22. From whom did the United States gain independence as a result of the
Revolutionary War?
    France
    Germany
    Japan
    England


23. For how long do we elect each Senator?
    4 years
    2 years
    6 years
    8 years

24. Who becomes the President of the United States if the President and Vice-
President should die?
    The Speaker of the House of Representatives
    The Senate Majority Leader
    The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
    The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court


25. Which of the following is not one of the Constitutional requirements in order to
be eligible to become President?
    Must be at least 35 years old by the time he/she will serve
    Must have lived in the U.S. for at least 14 years
    Must be a natural born citizen of the U.S.
    Must have served as a governor

26. Who is the Vice President of the United States today?
    Dick Cheney
    George W. Bush
    Al Gore
    Colin Powell

27. Who elects the President of the United States?
    Senate
    Congress
    The Cabinet
    The electoral college

28. How many Supreme Court justices are there?
    10
    9
    3
    13

29. Why did the Pilgrims come to America?
    To meet the Indians
   To escape the Revolutionary War
   In search of gold
   For religious freedom

30. When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?
   July 4, 1776
   July 4, 1787
   July 4, 1812
   July 4, 1876




31. What do we call a change to the Constitution?
   Ratification
   Congress
   Amendment
   Article of Confederation

32. What is the head executive of a state government called?
   Governor
   President
   Mayor
   Senator

33. Where does Congress meet?
   In the White House
   1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
   In the Smithsonian
   In the Capitol in Washington, D.C
34. Who is the Commander in Chief of the U.S. military?
   The Secretary of Defense
   The President
   The Secretary of State
   The Vice President

35. In what month is the new President inaugurated?
   November
   July
   January
   June

36. Who was the first President of the United States?
   Abraham Lincoln
   George W. Bush
   George Washington
   Thomas Jefferson

37. What is the national anthem of the United States?
   The Declaration of Independence
   The Statue of Liberty
   The Star-Spangled Banner
   Born in the U.S.A.

38. Which of these is a purpose of the United Nations?
   To discuss and try to resolve world problems
   To settle civil wars
   To protect the United States
   To govern the world

39. Can the Constitution be changed?
   Yes
   No
   Yes, but only by the President
   Yes, but only by the voters

40. Which President is called the "Father of our Country"?
   Abraham Lincoln
   Thomas Jefferson
   Patrick Henry
   George Washington

41. Which President freed the slaves?
   Thomas Jefferson
   Abraham Lincoln
   George Washington
   John F. Kennedy

42. What is the name of the President's official home?
   The Star-Spangled Banner
   The Mayflower
   The United States Capitol
   The White House

43. How many Senators are there in Congress?
   100
   50
   Based on the size of the population
   435
44. What are the first 10 amendments to the Constitution called?
   First Ten Amendments
     The Preamble
     The Articles of Confederation
     The Bill of Rights



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                           STAGE 3 – LEARNING PLAN

    Monday                           Tuesday                     Wednesday                       Thursday                                     Friday
                                                              8/23                            8/24                        8/25

                                                              Back to School                  Power Point on              Technology review- Int
                                                              Review of                       why learning                scavenger hunt on Ame
                                                              Rules/Expectations              American                    Government
                                                                                              Government is
                                                                                              important (H)               8.7.D.4.1 Use technology tools
                                                                                                                          presentation
                                                                                              Pre-test

8/28                       8/29                               8/30                            8/31                        9/1

Declaration of             Declaration of                     Declaration of                  Constitution                Constitution
Independence               Independence                       Independence
                                                                                              Worksheet based             Preamble (School Hous
Background info            Reading and Questions              Students will rewrite           on                          Discuss philosophy beh
on why we needed           based on http://www.crf-           the Declaration of              http://bensguide.gpo.       Constitution (Locke)
                           usa.org/lessons/declaration_of_                                    gov/6-8/index.html
a Dec of Ind.                                                 Independence to fit                                         8.2.2a.D.1 Justify the drafting of
                           indep.pdf                                                                                      and examine its effects on the fo
                                                              JJH
                                                                                                                          nation
8.1.1.A.1 Analyze
important principles in                                       8.1.1.A.1 Analyze important
the Declaration of                                            principles in the Declaration   Looking at the
Independence,              8.1.1.A.1 Analyze important        of Independence,                primary
including inalienable      principles in the Declaration of   including inalienable rights    document. Flow
rights and government by   Independence,                      and government by consent of
consent of the governed                                       the governed                    chart on why we
                           including inalienable rights and
                           government by consent of the                                       needed a
                           governed                                                           Constitution



                                                                                              8.8.7.A.1Select,
                                                                                              investigate and present a
                                                                                              topic using primary and
                                                                                              secondary resources,
                                                                                              such as oral interviews,
                                                                                              artifacts, journals,
                                                                                              documents, photos and
                                                                                              letters
9/4                           9/5                                     9/6                               9/7                        9/8
No School
                              Constitution                            Constitution                      Constitution               Separation of Power
                              Popular Sovereignty                     Rule of Law                       Federalism                 Intro
                              Create a chart showing                  Create a chart                    Create a chart             http://bensguide.gpo.gov/6-
                              the connections between                 showing the                       showing the                8/government/branches.h
                              the main principles of the              connections between               connections
                              Constitution. Students                  the main principles of            between the main           Discussion about how a
                              will write a short                      the Constitution.                 principles of the          powers leads to checks a
                                                                                                                                   8.1.1.A.5 Analyze important pr
                              explanation of the                      Students will write a             Constitution.              Constitution including separatio
                              connecting lines                        short explanation of              Students will              of powers
                              8.1.1.A.9 Analyze important             the connecting lines              write a short
                              principles in the Constitution          8.1.1.A.3 Analyze important       explanation of             8.1.1.A.6 Analyze important pr
                              including popular sovereignty           principles in the Constitution                               Constitution including checks an
                                                                                                        the connecting                                   balances
                                                                      including rule of law
                                                                                                        lines

                                                                                                        8.1.1.A.8 Analyze
                                                                                                        important principles in
                                                                                                        the Constitution
                                                                                                        including federalism



9/11                          9/12                                    9/13                              9/14                       9/15
                                                                                                                                   E-day
September 11th                Executive Branch                        Executive Branch                  Executive Branch           Executive Branch
Lesson/Discussion
                              Web Quest that involves                 Web Quest that                    Web Quest that             Web Quest that involve
8.7.6.D.4.1 Describe          research of the Executive               involves research of              involves research          the Executive Branch an
how laws and events           Branch and a resume of                  the Executive Branch              of the Executive           of one person who is cu
affect members of a
group and relationships       one person who is                       and a resume of one               Branch and a               branch.
between groups                currently in that branch.               person who is                     resume of one
                              8.4.3.B.2.3 Interpret how leaders are   currently in that                 person who is              8.4.3.B.2.3 Interpret how leaders
                              selected                                branch.                           currently in that          8.1.1.A.6 Analyze important pr
                              8.1.1.A.6 Analyze important                                                                          Constitution including checks an
                              principles in the Constitution
                                                                      8.4.3.B.2.3 Interpret how         branch.                    balances
                                                                      leaders are selected              8.4.3.B.2.3 Interpret
                              including checks and
                                                                      8.1.1.A.6 Analyze important       how leaders are selected
                                                      balances
                                                                      principles in the Constitution    8.1.1.A.6 Analyze
                                                                      including checks and              important principles in
                                                                      balances                          the Constitution
                                                                                                        including checks and
                                                                                                        balances

9/18                          9/19                                    9/20                              9/21                       9/22

Legislative Branch            Legislative Branch                      Legislative Branch                Legislative                Legislative Branch
Flow chart                    Bill (School House Rock)                                                  Branch
showing the three                                                     Web Quest- How a                  Web Quest- How             Web Quest- How a bill b
branches of                   Investigation of who our                bill become s a law               a bill become s a          law and Discuss/researc
government                    legislatures are.                       and Discuss/research              law and                    that they would like pas
8.1.1.A.7 Analyze             Web Quest- How a bill                   one bill that they                Discuss/research           letter to your legislature
important principles in       become s a law and                      would like passed.                one bill that they         him/her to pass it.
the Constitution
including amendment           Discuss/research one bill               Write a letter to your            would like                 8.4.3.B.2.1 Assesses the rights an
                              that they would like                    legislature asking for            passed. Write a            of individuals
process
8.4.3.B.2.1 Assesses the      passed. Write a letter to               him/her to pass it.               letter to your             8.4.3.B.2.2 Interpret how laws ar
rights and responsibilities   your legislature asking for             8.4.3.B.2.1 Assesses the rights   legislature asking         interpreted and enforced
of individuals                                                        and responsibilities of
                              him/her to pass it.                                                       for him/her to             8.4.3.B.2.5 Describe how to part
                                                                      individuals
8.4.3.B.2.2 Interpret how     8.4.3.B.2.1 Assesses the rights and                                       pass it.                   government
                              responsibilities of individuals
laws are made,                                                       8.4.3.B.2.2 Interpret how laws     8.4.3.B.2.1 Assesses the    8.4.3.C.3.1 Give examples of how
interpreted and enforced    8.4.3.B.2.2 Interpret how laws are       are made, interpreted and          rights and                  national governments impact
                            made, interpreted and enforced           enforced                           responsibilities of                              People’s l
8.4.3.B.2.5 Describe how                                             8.4.3.B.2.5 Describe how to        individuals
to participate in                                                    participate in government
                             8.4.3.B.2.5           Describe how
government                                                                                              8.4.3.B.2.2 Interpret
                            to participate in government
                                                                     8.4.3.C.3.1 Give examples of       how laws are made,
8.4.3.C.3.1 Give                                                     how local, state and national      interpreted and enforced
                            8.4.3.C.3.1 Give examples of how
examples of how local,                                               governments impact                 8.4.3.B.2.5 Describe
                            local, state and national
state and national                                                                                      how to participate in
                            governments impact
governments impact                                                              People’s lives          government
                                                    People’s
                            lives
           People’s lives                                                                               8.4.3.C.3.1 Give
                                                                                                        examples of how local,
                                                                                                        state and national
                                                                                                        governments impact

                                                                                                                   People’s
                                                                                                        lives



9/25                        9/26                                     9/27                               9/28                        9/29

Judicial Branch Judicial Branch                                      Judicial Branch                    Judicial                    Judicial Branch
                                                                                                        Branch
Web Quest                   Web Quest based on                       Web Quest based                                                Web Quest based on
based on                    current events case in                   on current events                  Web Quest                   events case in the co
current events              the court system                         case in the court                  based on                    8.4.3.C.3.2.           Analyze d
case in the                 8.4.3.C.3.2.            Analyze          system                             current events
                                                                                                                                    and conflict resolution in courts
                                                                                                                                    national levels.
court system                decision-making and conflict
                            resolution in courts at local,state
                                                                     8.4.3.C.3.2.                       case in the
8.4.3.C.3.2.                                                                     Analyze decision-
            Analyze
                            and national levels.
                                                                     making and conflict                court system
decision-making and                                                  resolution in courts at            8.4.3.C.3.2.
conflict resolution in                                               local,state and national levels.               Analyze
courts at local,state and                                                                               decision-making and
national levels.                                                                                        conflict resolution in
                                                                                                        courts at local,state and
                                                                                                        national levels.



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Bill of Rights              Bill of Rights:                          Bill of Rights:                    Bill of Rights:             Bill of Rights: 4th Amen
                            1st Amendment                            2nd Amendment                      3rd Amendment
Bill of Rights                                                                                                                      Bill of Rights Lesson tha
Lesson that                 Bill of Rights Lesson that               Bill of Rights Lesson              Bill of Rights              current events situation
involves current            involves current events                  that involves current              Lesson that                 in each amendment. (I
events situations           situations discussed in                  events situations                  involves current            current events mags for
discussed in each           each amendment. (I will                  discussed in each                  events situations
amendment. (I               use my current events                    amendment. (I will                 discussed in each
will use my                 mags for this)                           use my current events              amendment. (I               8.1.1.A.12Apply important princ
current events                                                       mags for this)                     will use my                 Rights, such as, basic rights and
                                                                                                                                    Freedoms
mags for this)                                                                                          current events
                            8.1.1.A.12Apply important                                                   mags for this)
8.1.1.A.12Apply             principles of the Bill of Rights, such   8.1.1.A.12Apply important                                      8.4.3.B.2.1 Assesses the rights an
                            as, basic rights and                                                                                    of individuals
important principles of                                              principles of the Bill of
the Bill of Rights, such    Freedoms                                 Rights, such as, basic rights
                                                                                                        8.1.1.A.12Apply
as, basic rights and                                                 and
                                                                                                        important principles of
Freedoms                    8.4.3.B.2.1 Assesses the rights and      Freedoms
                                                                                                        the Bill of Rights, such
                            responsibilities of individuals                                             as, basic rights and
8.4.3.B.2.1 Assesses the                                             8.4.3.B.2.1 Assesses the rights    Freedoms
rights and responsibilities                                            and responsibilities of
of individuals                                                         individuals
                                                                                                         8.4.3.B.2.1 Assesses the
                                                                                                         rights and
                                                                                                         responsibilities of
                                                                                                         individuals


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                              Bill of Rights: 5th                      Bill of Rights: 6th               Bill of Rights:7th         8th
                              Amendment
                                                                       Bill of Rights Lesson             Bill of Rights             Bill of Rights Lesson tha
                              Bill of Rights Lesson that               that involves current             Lesson that                current events situation
                              involves current events                  events situations                 involves current           in each amendment. (I
                              situations discussed in                  discussed in each                 events situations          current events mags for
                              each amendment. (I will                  amendment. (I will                discussed in each
                              use my current events                    use my current events             amendment. (I
                              mags for this)                           mags for this)                    will use my                8.1.1.A.12Apply important princ
                                                                                                         current events             Rights, such as, basic rights and
                                                                                                                                    Freedoms
                                                                                                         mags for this)
                              8.1.1.A.12Apply important                8.1.1.A.12Apply important
                              principles of the Bill of Rights, such   principles of the Bill of                                    8.4.3.B.2.1 Assesses the rights an
                              as, basic rights and                     Rights, such as, basic rights                                of individuals
                                                                                                         8.1.1.A.12Apply
                              Freedoms                                 and
                                                                                                         important principles of
                                                                       Freedoms
                                                                                                         the Bill of Rights, such
                              8.4.3.B.2.1 Assesses the rights and                                        as, basic rights and
                              responsibilities of individuals          8.4.3.B.2.1 Assesses the rights   Freedoms
                                                                       and responsibilities of
                                                                       individuals
                                                                                                         8.4.3.B.2.1 Assesses the
                                                                                                         rights and
                                                                                                         responsibilities of
                                                                                                         individuals


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9th                           10th                                     Later Voting                      Later Voting
                                                                       Amendments-                       Amendments-                Later Voting Amendme
Bill of Rights                Bill of Rights Lesson that               Discussion of Civil               Discussion of              Discussion of Civil Righ
Lesson that                   involves current events                  Rights/Women’s                    Civil                      Rights
involves current              situations discussed in                  Rights                            Rights/Women’s             8.7.6.D.4.1Describe how laws an
events situations             each amendment. (I will                  8.7.6.D.4.1 Describe how laws     Rights                     members of a group and relation
                                                                       and events affect members of                                 Between groups
discussed in each             use my current events                                                      8.7.6.D.4.1 Describe
                                                                       a group and relationships         how laws and events
amendment. (I                 mags for this)                           Between groups                    affect members of a
will use my                                                                                              group and relationships
current events                                                                                           Between groups
mags for this)                8.1.1.A.12Apply important
                              principles of the Bill of Rights, such
                              as, basic rights and
                              Freedoms
8.1.1.A.12Apply
important principles of
the Bill of Rights, such      8.4.3.B.2.1 Assesses the rights and
as, basic rights and          responsibilities of individuals
Freedoms

8.4.3.B.2.1 Assesses the
rights and responsibilities
of individuals
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                                                                End of 1st Qtr.

Review            Review         Review           End of Unit   Performance Event
                                                  Assessment




Web Sites Used:

    Your Rights- Your Responsibilities
     http://www.coe.missouri.edu/~map/mapcd/6th_edition/midd
     le/your_rights_and_responsibilities.pdf
    Constitutional Rights Foundation http://www.crf-
     usa.org/lessons/declaration_of_indep.pdf
    Declare the Causes: The Declaration of Independence
     http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=282
    The Story of the Declaration of Independence
     http://www.lawbuzz.com/ourlaws/declaration/declaration.htm
    The Library of Congress
     http://memory.loc.gov/learn/lessons/01/equal/overview.html
    Glencoe
     http://www.glencoe.com/sites/missouri/teacher/socialstudies/
     index.html
    School Violence and the 2nd Amendment
     http://www.biopoint.com/WebQuests/BA1/Welcome.html
    4th http://www.col-ed.org/cur/sst/sst26.txt
    What are my rights as Americans?
     http://teacherlink.ed.usu.edu/tlresources/units/Gallagher2004
     Fall/AmericanRights.pdf
    Center for Civic Education http://www.civiced.org/lesson-
     plans.html
    Social Studies Test
     http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/resources/onlin
     e/2003/grade8/socialstudies.htm
    Mr. Donn
     http://members.aol.com/MrDonnHistory/American.html
    From Revolution to Reconstruction http://www.let.rug.nl/usa/
    Interactive Constitution
     http://www.constitutioncenter.org/constitution/
   Ben’s Guide http://bensguide.gpo.gov/6-8/index.html
   NARA http://www.archives.gov/national-archives-
    experience/charters/charters.html
  



Vocabulary:

   Common Good: refers to some program or action that is of
    benefit
   Democracy: A democracy is a system of government in which
    rule is by the people, either as direct democracy where the
    people make their own laws or as representative democracy, a
    republic, in which laws are made by the people’s elected
    representatives.
   Federalism: refers to the political system in which a national
    government shares powers with state or provincial
    governments. Each level of government has definite powers
    and each level of government may act directly on individuals
    within its jurisdiction. In the United States federal system of
    powers are given to the state government, some powers are
    given to the state government, some powers are shared, and
    some powers are given to neither government.
   Laissez Faire: pertains to the practice of letting people do as
    they please without interference or direction.
   Limited Government: may be defined as a government whose
    powers are limited through constitutionally imposed
    restrictions.
   Majority rule: refers to a pattern of decision making where
    decisions are made by vote and a decision requires the support
    of more than half of those voting
   Popular Sovereignty: the power to govern belongs to the people.
    The people, in turn, entrust that power to the government,
    which is under their control.
   Republic: A republic is a political system in which the people
    exercise their political power through elected representatives
    and in there are no inherited public office.
 Responsibility: pertains to a people’s duties or obligations. In a
  society where citizens have rights, there is a responsibility, for
  example, to respect the rights of others.
 Rights: A major responsibility of a democratic government is to
  protect the rights of its citizens. The rights of citizens are
  identified in the Declaration of Independence and the United
  States Constitution.
 Rule of law: refers to the principle that everyone, even political
  leaders, must follow the law.
 Separation of powers: refers to the division of powers among
  different branches of government within a political system.
 Taxes: required payments made to governments by individuals
  and businesses.
 Three branches of government: There a re three branches of
  government at both state and national levels.

     Branch                 State                   National
  Makes laws           General Assembly             Congress
  (legislative)
 Enforces laws        Governor and other       President and other
  (executive)              agencies                 agencies
Interprets laws             Courts                   Courts
    (judicial)

 Unlimited Government: may be defined as a government in
  which there are no effective restraints upon the political leaders.
  These are authoritarian governments in which power is
  concentrated in the hands of one person or a small group. The
  most extreme form of unlimited government is a totalitarian
  government, where the political leaders try to control every
  aspect of people’s lives and prohibits free associations.
                      8th Grade Social Studies
                    End of 1st Quarter Assessment
                             Government




                             Directions

Read all questions and all information given in the test carefully

For multiple choice items:
   Eliminate incorrect choices then choose the best answer from
     the choices that remain

For constructed response items:
   Restate part of the question in your answer
   Write in complete sentences
   When appropriate use evidence from the test or your own
      knowledge to support your answer
   Check your answer to make sure it actually answers the
      question
Use the information below and your own knowledge to answer the
following question:

   On August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., stood on the steps of the
   Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. and delivered these words to an
   audience of over 250,000 people.

   “I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and
   frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply
   rooted in the American dream.


   I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the
   true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident:
   that all men are created equal."

   I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of
   former slaves and the sons of former slaveowners will be able to sit
   down together at a table of brotherhood…

   I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation
   where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the
   content of their character.”




  1. Which first amendment right protected Dr. King and the audience who
     listened to his famous, “I Have a Dream” Speech?
         a. Freedom of Religion
         b. Freedom of Assembly
         c. Freedom of Petition
         d. Freedom of Redress of Grievances
2. What is one other first amendment right that could be applied to this
   situation? Explain why.

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   __________________________________________________

3. How does the Bill of Rights continue to protect citizens as we strive toward
   Dr. King’s dream of equality? Explain your reasoning and give one specific
   example.

   ___________________________________________________
   ___________________________________________________
   ___________________________________________________
   ___________________________________________________
   ___________________________________________________
   ___________________________________________________

Use the information below and your knowledge to answer the following
question.


                                     Miranda Warning

               You have the right to remain silent. If you give up that right,
               anything you say can and will be used against you in a court
               of law. You have the right to an attorney and to have an
               attorney present during questioning. If you cannot afford an
               attorney, one will be provided to you at no cost.


4. The purpose of the Miranda Warning is to
      a. remind police of proper arrest procedures
      b. advise people who are being arrested of their rights
      c. briefly explain the entire Bill of Rights
      d. let people who are being questioned by the police know that they
         are really under arrest

5. The Miranda Warning combines rights protected by the 5th and 6th
   Amendments. In the box below identify one right from the 5th
   Amendment and one right from the 6th Amendment that is repeated in the
   Miranda Warning.


        5th Amendment                                  6th Amendment
   John is arrested for stealing a car. He is arrested and found to be “not guilty.”
   Three months later evidence is produced which proves that John really stole
   the car. He is arrested and tried for the crime again.


6. The situation described in the box above is called
      a. Eminent domain
      b. Pleading the fifth
      c. Indictment
      d. Double Jeopardy

7. Explain which amendment protects John and how his rights have been
   violated?

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   __________________________________________________
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   __________________________________________________



                                      2nd Amendment

        A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state,
        the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.



8. The Brady Bill is a law that places a waiting period on the purchase of
   handguns so that background checks may be run on the purchaser. If the
   second Amendment protects our right to keep and bear arms, how can this
   law be constitutional?

   ___________________________________________________
   ___________________________________________________
   ___________________________________________________
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                                             St. Louis Post Dispatch, 4/10/2031

                            New Stronger Drug Law Passed

         April 10, 2030—In a nationwide effort to stop the flow of illegal
         drugs into the nation a new law has been passed that would allow
         police and DEA agents to search homes without a warrant. As a
         result of this new law, police will begin randomly searching homes
         and seizing all illegal goods they find…


   9. Which amendment in the Bill of Rights does this new law violate?
        a. Second Amendment
        b. Fourth Amendment
        c. Fifth Amendment
        d. Sixth Amendment

   10. Why does this new law violate rights protected by this amendment?

       __________________________________________________
       __________________________________________________
       __________________________________________________
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       __________________________________________________

Question 1o Scoring Guide
           2 Points                       1 Point                        0 Points




       According to the U.S. Constitution, it was the responsibility of the States to
       determine who would be eligible to vote in elections. Following the American
       Revolution each colony had to create a government. May of the new states used
       their colonial charter as the basis of their new constitutions, keeping the same
       requirements to determine the eligibility of voters. Typically, in the colonies, in
       order to vote, voters had to be 21 years of age or older, white, male, Protestant
       and a property owner.


   11. At the time that the Constitution was written, voters generally were
           a. White men, 21 years old and older, who owner property
           b. All men regardless of color
           c. Everyone living in the United States
            d. Only people who could trace their ancestry to the original settlers of
               an area

    12. The right to vote is also known as
           a. Voting
           b. Suffrage
           c. Initiative
           d. Petition

    13. How did the 15th, 19th and 26th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution make
        our election process more democratic?
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        ___________________________________________________

    Question 13 Scoring Guide
        3 Points                 2 Points                  1 Point                 0 Points
Correctly identifies all Correctly identifies     Correctly identifies     Does NOT correctly
three groups eligible    one to two groups        one to three groups      identify groups
to vote under the        eligible to vote under   eligible to vote under   eligible to vote OR
three amendments         the three amendments     the three amendments     correctly explain how
AND correctly            AND correctly            OR correctly explains    this made the election
explains why allowing explains why allowing       why allowing these       process more
these groups made the these groups made the       groups made the          democratic
election process more    election process more    election process more
democratic.              democratic.              democratic.              No attempt



    The Voting Process


    Register to Vote           Become educated about                 VOTE
                                election issues and
                                candidates


    14. Jenny wants to vote in the upcoming election. Although she is only 17 ½
        years old she will be 18 by election day. What does she need to do in order
        to be able to vote in the election?
            a. Help in a candidate’s campaign
            b. Educate herself about the election issues and the candidates
            c. Register to vote
            d. Nothing, she is already eligible to vote
    15. Diamond is not yet 18 years old. However, she supports the ideas of one of
        the candidates for the upcoming election and would like to do what she
        can to help the candidate be elected. What are three things she can do?
        1. ________________________________________________
        2. ________________________________________________
        3. ________________________________________________

Question 15 Scoring Guide
        3 Points                2 Points                 1 Point                  0 Points
Correctly identifies 3  Correctly identifies 2   Correctly identifies 1   Correctly identifies 0
ways someone under      ways someone under       way someone under        ways someone under
18 can participate in   18 can participate in    18 can participate in    18 can participate in
the election process    the election process     the election process     the election process



     INITIATIVE- A method for citizens to pass legislation

     REFERENDUM- Process through which a bill created by legislators become
     a law through a vote of the citizens

     RECALL- A method for citizens to remove someone from office


    16. Michelle has an idea for a law that she would like passed. She spoke with
        her representative and her representative told Michelle that the legislature
        would not likely support or pass the law. What can Michelle do to get her
        law passed? Identify the process and explain the basic steps of the
        process.
        ___________________________________________________
        ___________________________________________________
        ___________________________________________________
        ___________________________________________________

     Question 16 Scoring Guide
            2 Points                          1 Point                         0 Points
Identifies the correct process   Identifies the correct process   Does NOT identify the correct
AND explain the basic steps      OR explain the basic steps for   process OR explain the basic
for passing a law through that   passing a law through that       steps for passing a law through
process                          process                          that process.
                                                                  No attempt.


    17. If enough citizens in Mitch’s representative district are dissatisfied with
        their representative. The representative may be removed from office by
        the citizens through the process of
            a. Impeachment
            b. Initiative
            c. Referendum
           d. Recall

   18. How do the processes of initiative, referendum, and recall increase the
       power held by ordinary citizens? Give one example to support your
       answer.
       ___________________________________________________
       ___________________________________________________
       ___________________________________________________
       ___________________________________________________
Question 18 scoring guide
            2 Points                        1 Point            0 Points
Correctly identifies how the    Correctly identifies how the   Does NOT correctly explain
three processes increase the    three processes increase the   how the three processes
power held by ordinary          power held by ordinary         increase the power held by
citizens AND give one correct   citizens OR give one correct   ordinary citizens OR give one
example in support of the       example in support of the      correct example in support of
answer                          answer                         the answer
                                                               No attempt



19.
The first three words of the U.S. Constitution, “We the people,” express the
idea of popular sovereignty. Popular sovereignty is the belief that the people
hold the —
 a. final authority in government
 b. power to elect judges to the U.S. Supreme Court
 c. authority to break laws established for the common good
 d. power to elect the president directly


20.
Which of the following is an example of exercising the right to free speech?
    a. Lying in a court case to protect a friend
    b. Protesting a government policy
    c. Falsely accusing someone of a crime
    d. Threatening to hurt someone
    21. The accomplishments shown on this tombstone are
        associated with?
    a. Benjamin Franklin
    b. Alexander Hamilton
    c. Thomas Jefferson
    d. George Washington


                 One Principle of the U.S. Constitution
                          Checks and Balances

A system by which each branch of government limits the power of the other
                              branches




    22. Which of the following is an example of checks and balances?
          a. Congress can regulate industry
          b. Governors can pardon federal prisoners
          c. The president can veto bills passed by Congress
          d. The Supreme Court can impeach members of Congress

				
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