Quarter 1, Week 6

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)

Hurricane Irma

SS.7.C.1.1

SS.7.C.1.1

Objective

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Students will recognize how Enlightenment ideas influenced the Founding Fathers.

 

Students will recognize how Enlightenment ideas influenced the Founding Fathers.

 

Agenda

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1.     Students will continue to work in groups researching their founding father.

 

2.     Once students complete their research they will create and record a video of a talk show with the founding father they researched being the guest of honor on that talk show.

 

Students will continue to work in groups researching their founding father and filling out their “faceplace” sheet based on that person.

 

Once students have collected enough information, they will video record a talk show with the founding father being the guest on the show.

 

Assessment

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Founding Father Activity (F)

Founding Father Activity (F)

Homework

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Complete Founding Father research if not completed in class.

No Homework