Q1 – Week 6

Subject:

Grade:

Week of:

Social Studies – Civics

7th Grade

September 17 – 21, 2018

Unit of Study

Unit 2 – America’s Political Heritage

Unit Curriculum Standards

Unit Benchmarks

 

*Recognize how Enlightenment ideas including Montesquieu’s view of separation of power and John Locke’s theories related to natural law and how Locke’s social contract influenced the Founding Fathers.

SS.7.C.1.1

 

*Trace the impact that the Magna Carta, English Bill of Rights, Mayflower Compact, and Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense” had on colonists’ views of government.

SS.7.C.1.2

 

*Describe how English policies and responses to colonial concerns led to the writing of the Declaration of Independence.

1.    Recognize the themes of taxation without representation and individual rights.

SS.7.C.1.3

 

*Analyze the ideas (natural rights, role of the government) and complaints set forth in the Declaration of Independence.

1.    Recognize the following colonial complaints: imposing taxes without consent, suspending trial by jury, limiting judicial powers, quartering soldiers, and dissolving legislatures.

SS.7.C.1.4

 

*Define the rule of law and recognize its influence on the development of the American legal, political, and governmental systems.

1.    Assess the importance of rule of law in protecting citizens from arbitrary and abusive uses of power.

SS.7.C.1.9

 

****Compare different forms of government (direct democracy, representative democracy, socialism, communism, monarchy, oligarchy, autocracy).

1.    Analyze scenarios describing various forms of government.

SS.7.C.3.1

 

Content Focus Terms

Natural Law

Separation of Powers

Social Contract

Individual Liberties

Limited Monarchy

Self-Government

Assent

Oppression

Self-Evident

Tyranny

Absolute Monarchy

Republic

Unit Summative Assessments

·         Summative Quiz (Standard SS.7.C.3.1)

·         Summative exam (Standards SS.7.C.1.1, SS.7.C.1.2, SS.7.C.1.3, SS.7.C.1.4, SS.7.C.1.9)

·         District test

Daily Lesson Plans

Schedule

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Benchmark(s)

SS.7.C.1.1

SS.7.C.1.1

SS.7.C.1.1

Objective

Students will be able to discuss what happened on 9/11.

Students will analyze John Locke’s idea of natural rights and synthesize the need for government.

Students will analyze John Locke’s idea of natural rights and synthesize the need for government.

Agenda

*No School for students Monday.

 

Complate Bellringer and discussion from 9/11

 

Video – The Story of US (Episode One)

John Locke PPT

 

Natural Rights Video Clip

 

Class Discussion

 

John Locke PPT

 

Cass Discussion

 

Deserted Island Group Activity 

Bell Ringer

Pick one:

 

Tell me a story that means something to you regarding September 11th.

 

As we honored those who lost their lives yesterday in 2001, make a list of everything in your life that you are thankful for.

Using your textbook, define the words Natural Law and Natural Rights.

 

Now, read each definition again to yourself and tell me what you think these two terms mean in your own words.

 

Who was John Locke?

 

What is Social Contract and do we have one of these “contracts” here in the United States today?

Assessment

Exit Ticket (D)

Who Rules Packet (F)

Types of Government Flip Book (F)

Deserted Island Group Activity (F)

Homework

Who Rules Packet

(Due by 9/19)

 

Complete Vocab Flip book if not done in class (due by 9/19)

No Homework

No Homework

Formative (F) Summative (S) Diagnostic (D)