Q1W6, September 21 – 24

IF YOU ARE WORKING FROM HOME, please visit your Civics Canvas page for daily instructions and assignments. To access Canvas, go to vPortal and select the Canvas tile. When open, click the M/J Civics tile and you will be directed to the Unit Module: Political Heritage and Founding Fathers. Click on the daily pages in the module for lesson instructions and assignments. If you have any questions or need clarification on the lesson, please let me know and I will set up a zoom meeting.

TeacherJanna Rodgers
Subject AreaCivics
Grade Level7
Week #6
Unit of InstructionPolitical Heritage and Found Fathers
Standard(s) Taught

SS.7.C.1.1 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 Found Fathers.
SS.7.C.1.2 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, and on the purposes of government.
SS.7.C.1.3 Describe how English policies and responses to colonial concerns led to the writing of the Declaration of Independence.
SS.7.C.1.4 Analyze the idea (natural right, role of the government) and complaints set forth in the Declaration of Independence.
SS.7.C.1.5 Identify how the weaknesses in the Articles of Confederation led to the writing of the Constitution

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

I will examine how Enlightenment ideas influenced the Founders’ beliefs about individual liberties and government.
I will recognize the influence of Montesquieu’s and Locke’s ideas on the Founding Fathers.

Classroom Activities

Tuesday (Periods 1,3, & 4)
The Enlightenment PowerPoint

DIA (District Interim Assessment) Remediation – Student’s summative grade will be an average of the remediated test and the original DIA score.

Thursday (Periods 1,3, & 4)
CPalms tutorial – https://www.floridastudents.org/PreviewResource/StudentResource/101384

The Enlightenment: A Time of New Ideas reading and worksheet (formative)

Friday (Periods 5,6, & 8)

Today, you will have a substitute.  If I get a good report, you will receive a minute of time towards your class goal, so do your best.  Please complete the following activities.

1. Watch the Instructional Video on The Enlightenment

2.  Watch the short video about John Locke and Natural Rights. Natural Rights Video 
3. Follow the link and complete the CPalms tutorial – https://www.cpalms.org/PreviewResourceStudentTutorial/Preview/101384
4. Complete the Enlightenment: A Time of New Ideas reading and worksheet (formative).  Turn your papers into the class bin when complete.

If you finish ALL the work for today, you may play iCivics games.  

Assignments Due

CPalms tutorial – upload completion certificate to gradebook (formative)
The Enlightenment: A Time of New Ideas reading and worksheet (formative)

Additional Resources

ALL IEP and ESOL accommodations will be provided daily.