Q2W7, December 6 – 10

TeacherJanna Rodgers
Subject AreaCivics
Grade Level7
Week #7
Unit of InstructionEarly Government and the Constitution/ Unit 3 DIA
Standard(s) Taught

SS.7.C.1.8 – Explain the viewpoints of the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists regarding the ratification of the Constitution and inclusion of a bill of rights.
SS.7.C.1.7 – Describe how the Constitution limits the powers of government through separation of
powers and checks and balances.
SS.7.C.1.9 – Define the rule of law and recognize its influence on the development of the American legal, political, and governmental systems.
SS.7.C.3.8 – Analyze the structure, functions, and processes of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  • Recognize the Anti-Federalists’ reasons for the inclusion of a bill of rights in the U.S.
    Constitution.
  • Recognize the Federalists’ reasons for a stronger, central government.
  • Identify and define the Constitutional principles: limited government, popular
    sovereignty, separation of powers, checks and balances, federalism, and rule of law.
  • Recognize examples of separation of powers and checks and balances.
  • Identify examples and non-examples of rule of law.
  • Understand the importance of rule of law in protecting citizens from abuse of power.
  • Examine the processes of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches.
Classroom Activities

Monday/Tuesday

Unit 3 DIA Review Games

Wednesday

  • Unit 3 DIA

Thursday/Friday

  • Unit 3 DIA Make-ups/extra time
  • Current Event Debate Prep
Assignments Due

Tweet About it! Project (summative)
Unit 3 DIA (diagnostic; the remediated score will be a summative)

Additional Resources