Q1W4, September 7-10

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TeacherJanna Rodgers
Subject AreaCivics
Grade Level7
Week #4
Unit of InstructionCitizenship and Different Forms of Government
Standard(s) Taught

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 government.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

I will be able to compare how different forms of government lead the people through discussion, collaboration and questioning.
I will define parliamentary, federal, confederal, and unitary systems of government.
I will compare how the different systems of government are organized and which level of government holds the “power.”
I will describe how the executive is chosen in a Parliamentary System of government.
I will compare and contrast the various “forms” of government.
I will identify the system or form of government in examples provided.

Classroom Activities

TUESDAY (5-8th)

Who Rules? Nearpod
iCivics Set-up

CPalms tutorial: Which Government is Which? cPalms Tutorial: Which Government is Which?

Systems of Government PPT and questions
CPalms tutorial: Government: A Systematic Approach.https://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewResourceStudentTutorial/Preview/167293

9/11 Memorial Flag Design Activity


Assignments Due

cPalms tutorials (Formative)

Past due

Citizenship: Just the Facts packet (formative) 

REMINDER: Citizenship and Forms of Government Summative test and DIA (Monday)

Additional Resources


Here are some videos that will help you prepare for the citizenship and forms of government summative assessment next week.  In addition to these videos, students have copies of my PowerPoint presentations they can use to study.

Systems of Government: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNWVM3liOK0&t=37s

Forms of Government: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfz1J7yGOnQ

Citizenship (duties/obligations and responsibilities): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oynRofbXB4s

Citizenship (Becoming a Citizen): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVBw-sZmXV4