5th Unit – Federalism (February)

TeacherStacy Gregorski
Subject AreaCivics
Grade Level7th Grade
Week #January/February
Unit of InstructionFederalism
Standard(s) Taught

Curriculum Standards


***Develop a plan to resolve a state or local problem by researching public policy alternatives, identifying appropriate government agencies to address the issue, and determining a course of action.


****Identify the relationship and division of powers between the federal government and state governments.


****Compare the constitutions of the United States and Florida.


****Differentiate between local, state, and federal governments’ obligations and services.


Explain how federal, state, and local taxes support the economy as a function of the United States government.


Experience the responsibilities of citizens at the local, state, or federal levels.


Conduct a service project to further the public good.


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Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  • Compare concurrent, enumerated, reserved, and delegated powers as they relate to state and federal government.
  • Analyze the issues related to the Tenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
  • Compare the amendment process of the U.S. and Florida Constitution.
Classroom Activities

Daily Bell Ringer – Students are required to record their answers for daily critical thinking questions in their bell ringer notebooks (either a spiral notebook kept in class or a section kept in a student’s binder).

Daily Instruction – Students are required to participate in daily instruction, which can include PowerPoint presentations, group discussions, think-pair-shares, real-world simulations, formative assignments, and note taking.

Assignments Due

Almost all work is done in class.  Although students do not receive separate assignments to be done at home, they are still expected to take home any incomplete classwork, as well as study for unit summatives.

Additional Resources

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