Quarter 1, Week 8

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

Benchmark(s)

SS.7.C.1.1

SS.7.C.1.1

SS.7.C.1.2

SS.7.C.1.3

SS.7.C.1.4

Objective

Students will be introduced to Montesquieu  and analyze the need for separation of powers and checks and balances

Students will analyze John Locke’s idea of natural rights and Montesquieu’s  need for separation of powers and checks and balances

 

Students will link concepts from important historical documents to the colonist’s ideas about government.

Agenda

Bell Ringer

 

Montesquieu PPT, lecture and discussion

 

Separate, Check and Balance group activity

Bell Ringer

 

Unit Vocabulary Activity

 

 

Bell Ringer

 

Slides 1 – 20 from the American Colonies and Government PPT, lecture and discussion

 

Complete Vocab Flip Books

Assessment

Separate, Check and Balance group activity (F)

Vocab Activity (F)

Complete Vocab Flip Books (F)

Homework

Enlightenment Sheet

(Due Friday)

Enlightenment Sheet

(Due Friday)

My Reflection pages 45 – 50