Q2 – Week 8

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

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

2.    Mock Congress

1.    Bell Ringer

2.    School House Rock Video

3.    How a Bill Becomes a Law PowerPoint

4.    Group Discussion, Lecture, Reading

1.    Bell Ringer

2.    Legislative Branch Quiz

3.    Gerrymandering and District Line Drawing Example:  The Mighty Ducks Movie

Bell Ringer

1.    What is an expressed power?

2.    What is an implied power?

3.    What do you call powers that Congress has that are not about writing legislation (laws)?

1.    What do we call something that we want to make into a law, but is not one yet?

2.    What, if any, previous knowledge do you have on the process of how we make laws (write down anything you can think of)?

1.    Study your notes for today’s quiz on the Legislative Branch.

Assessment

Exit Ticket (D)

Exit Ticket (D)

Bell Ringer Check (F)

Homework

Congress in a Flash Homework Assignment

Congress in a Flash Homework Assignment

Congress in a Flash Homework Assignment (Due by Today)