Q1W3, August 30 – September 3

TeacherJanna Rodgers
Subject AreaCivics
Grade Level7
Week #3
Unit of InstructionCitizenship and Forms of Government
Standard(s) Taught

SS.7.C.2.1 Define the term “citizen” and identify legal means of becoming a United States citizen.
SS.7.C.2.2 Evaluate the obligations citizens have to obey laws, pay taxes, defend the nation, and serve on juries.

SS.7.C.3.1 Compare different forms of government (direct democracy, representative democracy, socialism, communism, monarchy, oligarchy, autocracy).

SS.7.C.3.2 Compare parliamentary, federal, confederal, and unitary systems of governments.

SS.7.G.2.1 Locate major cultural landmarks that are emblematic of the United States.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

I will explain how a person can become a citizen of the United States.
I will recognize the concept of the common good as a rationale for fulfilling the obligations and/or responsibilities of citizenship.
I will distinguish between obligations, responsibilities, and duties.
I will compare different forms of government (direct democracy, representative democracy, socialism, communism, monarchy, oligarchy, autocracy).
I will compare the organizational structures of systems of government (parliamentary, federal, confederal, and unitary).

Classroom Activities

Monday/Tuesday:

1. Review the rights, responsibilities, and duties of United States citizens.
2. Review the legal means of becoming a United States citizen.
3. Read the Oath of Allegiance and discuss the purpose.

4. Citizenship: Just the Facts packet

Wednesday:

1. Citizenship review
2. Citizenship quiz (Formative)

Thursday/Friday:

1. Different Forms of Government PowerPoint
2. Bye-Bye Birdie Film

Assignments Due

Citizenship quiz (formative)

Citizenship: Just the Facts packet Citizenship Just the Facts_StudentDocs_0

Past Due:
Naturalization Poster/Flyer (formative)Steps to Naturalization Mini-Posters Instructions

Additional Resources

If you are working from home, please visit the Civics Canvas page and follow this week’s module.
To access Canvas, go to vPortal and select the Canvas icon. On your Canvas dashboard, select the M/J Civics class tile. Then, open the module for the current week and follow the instructions.