Quarter 3, Week 3

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

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 study the role the Judicial Branch plays in the United States government.

Students will study the role the Judicial Branch plays in the United States government.

Students will study the role the Judicial Branch plays in the United States government.

Agenda

1.     Bell Ringer

 

2.     Judicial Branch PPT, lecture and group discussion.

 

3.     My Reflections

      pgs. 133 – 150

1.     Bell Ringer

 

2.     Judicial Branch PPT, lecture and group discussion.

 

3.     My Reflections

      pgs. 133 – 150

 

1.     Judicial Branch Quiz

 

2.     iCivics Games: Court Quest and/or Supreme Decision

Assessment

My Reflections,

pgs. 133 – 150 (F)

My Reflections,

pgs. 133 – 150 (F)

Judicial Branch Quiz

Homework

Study for Judicial Branch Quiz

Study for Judicial Branch Quiz

No Homework