Q2 – Week 1

Subject:

Grade:

Week of:

Social Studies – Civics

7th Grade

October 15-19, 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

·         District Exam

·         End of Unit Project

Daily Lesson Plans

Schedule

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Benchmark(s)

SS.7.C.1.2

SS.7.C.1.3

SS.7.C.1.4

SS.7.C.1.2

SS.7.C.1.3

SS.7.C.1.4

SS.7.C.1.2

SS.7.C.1.3

SS.7.C.1.4

Objective

Students will be able to compare the differences between the federal and state governments.

Students will be able to show their mastery of the standards.

Students will be able to show their mastery of the standards.

Agenda

NO SCHOOL MONDAY 10/15/18

1.    Video: Constitution USA

2.    Video: The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents

1.    Project Presentations

2.    Movie: Hamilton’s America

1.    Movie: Hamilton’s America

2.    Hamilton’s America Critical Thinking Questions

Bell Ringer

No Bell Ringer

No Bell Ringer

No Bell Ringer

Assessment

Video Notes (D)

Heritage Project (S)

Hamilton Critical Thinking Questions (F)

Homework

Complete American Heritage Project

(due Wed. 10/17)

No Homework

No Homework

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