Q2 – Week 7

Unit of Study

Unit 5 – The Three Branches of Government

Unit Curriculum Standards

Unit Benchmarks

*Describe how the Constitution limits the powers of government through separation of powers and checks and balances.

SS.7.C.1.7

 

****Illustrate the structure and function (three branches of government established in Articles I, II, and III with corresponding powers) of government in the United States as established in the Constitution.

SS.7.C.3.3

 

****Compare parliamentary, federal, confederal, and unitary systems of governments.

  1. Analyze scenarios describing various systems of government.

 

SS.7.C.3.2

****Analyze the structure, functions, and processes of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches.

  1. Examine the following processes of the legislative branch:

·         How a bill becomes a law, appointment confirmation, impeachment (United States v. Nixon),committee selection

  1. Examine the following processes of the executive branch:

·         Executive order, veto, appointments

  1. Examine the following processes of the judicial branch:

·         Judicial review (Marbury v. Madison (1803), court order, writ of certiorari, summary judgment

SS.7.C.3.8

Illustrate the law making process at the local, state, and federal levels.

SS.7.C.3.9

Unit Summative Assessments

 

·         3 Summative Quizzes (1 on each Branch of Government)

·         1 Summative Exam

·         District Exam

 

Unit Vocabulary

 

Ambassador

Amnesty

Census

Concurrent Powers

Confederation

Constituent

House of Representatives

Minority party

Senate

Executive order

Federalism

Filibuster

Judicial review

Jurisdiction

Pardon

Pocket veto

Reserved Powers

Majority party

 

             

Daily Lesson Plans

 

Monday & Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday & Friday

Benchmark(s)

SS.7.C.1.7

SS.7.C.3.3

SS.7.C.3.8

SS.7.C.1.7

SS.7.C.3.3

SS.7.C.3.8

SS.7.C.1.7

SS.7.C.3.3

SS.7.C.3.8

Objective

Students will be able to explain the role Congress plays in the United States government.

Students will be able to explain the role Congress plays in the United States government.

Students will be able to explain the role Congress plays in the United States government.

Agenda

1.    Bell Ringer

2.    Group Discussion, Lecture, Reading, and whole group activity (pages 158 – 164)

1.    Bell Ringer

2.    Group Discussion, Lecture, Reading, and whole group activity (pages 165 – 169)

1.    Bell Ringer

2.    C-Span

3.    Group Discussion, Lecture, Reading, and whole group activity (pages 170 – 176)

Bell Ringer

Turn to page 155 in your textbooks and read “The Story Matters.”  After reading, answer the following questions:

1.    How do you think John Lewis’s background and experience make him qualified to be a representative in Congress?

2.    Before voting for representatives in Congress, what information might you want to know about a candidate?

1.    How many House members are there in THOR?

2.    How many Senators are in the Senate?

3.    What is gerrymandering?

4.    What is seniority?

 

1.    What is a committee?

2.    Why is it important that the Senate and House of Representatives have committees?

Assessment

Exit Ticket (D)

Exit Ticket (D)

Bell Ringer Check (F)

Homework

No Homework

Congress in a Flash Homework Assignment (due next Friday)

Congress in a Flash Homework Assignment (due next Friday)