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   United States Government 


Course Description:
The United States Government (semester) course is designed for students to study the development and application of the American democratic principles and the United States Constitution. Students will investigate the rights, responsibilities, and duties of American citizenship at the national, state, and local level including political and civic participation to engage in the protection of individual and group civil rights and civil liberties. Students will study how public policy is created at all levels of government and how citizens engage in and respond to information on public policy issues.





Textbook:  
United States Government; Our Democracy, c 2018, 9780076681136, 0076681130







Academic Standards: 
                                                    CCRS for History and SS


Scope & Sequence of Knowledge and Skills - U.S. Government - click here.


Classroom Management:  The students will actively and effectively participant in all classroom endeavors, independently and within group settings; will complete all class work / lab. work / homework / projects, / reading & writing assignments, etc… as instructed; will secure and maintain all supplies and materials as needed to meet the learning objectives.  Students should conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the best of schools:  careful listening, mutual respect, and extreme courtesy are essential in maintaining a class where all members feel comfortable participating.  Behavioral Guidelines:
·       Be on time.
·         Be prepared.
·         Be quiet as needed.
·         Be seated.
·         Be respectful of yourself, others, and property.


Basic Weekly Assignment:  You are responsible for reading one to two chapters per week and creating an outline on each chapter.  The reading assignments are to be completed at home. The outline will be graded generally on its accuracy, completeness and neatness.  For more information on developing outlining skills and an example of the format for a chapter outline   Click here!   HOW TO DO A CHAPTER OUTLINE: The Basics. You will be given several handouts throughout the course.  Most are informational but many do require some work such as filling in the blanks or completing a graphic organizer. You must maintain a well organized three ring binder / folder with sectional dividers.  I often give at least one binder / folder grade each 9 week period.



Grading Policy:
 
               Daily  =  50%  -   Classwork - Lesson Quiz (LQ) & Homework
 
               Test    =  50%  -   Chapter Test  (Subject to change on special projects.) 







         LESSON PLANS


UNIT ONE -       FOUNDATIONS of AMERICAN                                       GOVERNMENT



WEEK 1 -   

Chapter 1         Foundations of Government   

Opening:               

          Standards / Objectives -    12.G1 Foundations of American Democracy The principles of American democracy are reflected in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and in the organization and actions of federal, state, and local government entities. The interpretation and application of American democratic principles continue to evolve and be debated.    / Cont...

                                           
          Essential Question(s):  What are the purposes of government?
                                                What principles guide different types of government?
                                                What is the role of government in different types of economic systems?

          Text: 1 - 32

          Vocabulary: anarchy, government, nation, state, country, sovereignty, divine right, social                                            contract, unitary system, confederacy, federal system, constitution, constitutional                                    government, authoritarian, totalitarian, dictatorship, oligarchy, monarchy,                                                  democracy, republic, economics, capitalism, free market, free enterprise, laissez-                                    faire, mixed economy, socialism, democratic socialist, command economy,                                              bourgeoisie, proletariat, communism 
 
Work Session:       

          Assignment / Monitoring -   Chapter Outline

          Task(s):  LQ 1, 2, 3,
                                                      

Closing:                 

            Clarification / Mastery -    Differentiation & Enrichment 
            Assessment(s):  Observation, Oral responses, Written responses.   /  Chapter Test. 


















WEEK 2 -   


Chapter 2         Origins of American Government

Opening:               

          Standards / Objectives -    12.G1 Foundations of American Democracy The principles of American democracy are reflected in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and in the organization and actions of federal, state, and local government entities. The interpretation and application of American democratic principles continue to evolve and be debated.    / Cont...

                                          
          Essential Question(s):  What influences the development of our government institutions?
                                               Why and how did our colonists declare independence?

          Text: 33 - 64

          Vocabulary:  limited government, representative government, charter, revenue, embargo,                                           boycott, human rights, unicameral, currency, tariff, creditor, treaty, bicameral,                                           interstate commerce, extralegal
 

Work Session:       

          Assignment / Monitoring -   Chapter Outline

          Task(s):  LQ 1, 2, 3, 4
                                                      

Closing:                 

            Clarification / Mastery -   Differentiation & Enrichment 
            Assessment(s):  Observation, Oral responses, Written responses.   /  Chapter Test. 























WEEK 3 -   

Chapter 3               The Constitution

Opening:               

        Standards / Objectives -    12.G2 Civil Rights and Civil Liberties The United States Constitution aims to protect individual freedoms and rights that have been extended to more groups of people over time. These rights and freedoms continue to be debated, extended to additional people, and defined through judicial interpretation. In engaging in issues of civic debate, citizens act with an appreciation of differences and are able to participate in constructive dialogue with those who hold different perspectives.    / Cont...

                                           
         Essential Question(s): How does the US Constitution structure government and divide power                                                     between the national and state government?
                                             Why and how has the US Constitution been amended and interpreted                                                     throughout our history?
                                             How do state constitutions and local charters structure government and                                                   protect individual right?

         Text:  65 - 98

         Vocabulary:  article, amendment, enumerated powers, elastic clause, jurisdiction, judicial revue,                                  convention, repeal, incorporation doctrine, militia, probable cause, eminent domain,                                impeach, Supremacy Clause 
 

Work Session:       

          Assignment / Monitoring -   Chapter Outline

          Task(s):  LQ 1, 2, 3, 4
                                                      

Closing:                 

            Clarification / Mastery -   Differentiation & Enrichment 
            Assessment(s):  Observation, Oral responses, Written responses.   /  Chapter Test. 














WEEK 4 -   

Chapter 4                  Federalism          

Opening:               

         Standards / Objectives -    12.G1e The powers not delegated specifically in the Constitution are reserved to the states. Though the powers and responsibilities of the federal government have expanded over time, there is an ongoing debate over this shift in power and responsibility.  / Cont...
 
 

                                           
         Essential Question(s):   Why and how is power divided and shared among national, state, and                                                      local governments? 
                                                How does federalism promote democracy and civic participation?

         Text:  99 - 126

         Vocabulary: federalism, delegated powers, expressed powers, implied powers, reserved powers,                               concurrent powers, supremacy clause, enabling act, federal grant, mandate,                                           restraint, preemption, extradite, interstate compact, public policy, sunset law, states'                                rights position, nationalist position
 
Work Session:       

          Assignment / Monitoring -   Chapter Outline

          Task(s):    LQ 1, 2, 3, 4
                                                      

Closing:                 

            Clarification / Mastery -    Differentiation & Enrichment 
            Assessment(s):  Observation, Oral responses, Written responses.   /  Chapter Test. 















UNIT TWO -      THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH   


WEEK 5 -   

Chapter 5           The Structure of Congress

Opening:               

          Standards / Objectives -   12.G1 Foundations of American Democracy The principles of American democracy are reflected in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and in the organization and actions of federal, state, and local government entities. The interpretation and application of American democratic principles continue to evolve and be debated.  / Cont...

                                           
          Essential Question(s): What is the structure and organization of Congress?
                             
          Text:  127 - 168

          Vocabulary:   bicameral legislature, session, census, reapportionment, redistrict, gerrymander,                                    at-large, censure, incumbent, constituent, caucus, majority leader, whip, bill,                                            calendar, concurrent jurisdiction, quorum, president pro tempore, unanimous                                            consent, hold, fillibuster, cloture resolution, standing committee, subcommittee,                                         select committee, joint committee, conference committee, seniority system,                                               personal staff, committee staff, legislative assistant, caseworker            
 
Work Session:       

          Assignment / Monitoring -   Chapter Outline

          Task(s):    LQ 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
                                                      

Closing:                 

            Clarification / Mastery -    Differentiation & Enrichment 
            Assessment(s):  Observation, Oral responses, Written responses.   /  Chapter Test. 



Chapter 6     Congressional Powers

Opening:               

         Standards / Objectives - 12.G1 Foundations of American Democracy The principles of American democracy are reflected in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and in the organization and actions of federal, state, and local government entities. The interpretation and application of American democratic principles continue to evolve and be debated.  / Cont...

                                           
         Essential Question(s):   How have the powers of Congress changed over time?
                                             

         Text:  169 - 196

         Vocabulary:  expressed powers, necessary and proper clause, implied powers, revenue bill,                                        appropriation bill, authorization bill, interstate commerce, copyright, patent,                                              impeachment, subpoena, perjury, contempt, immunity, legislative oversight,                                              legislative vote, divided government, national budget, impoundment, line-item veto

 Work Session:       

          Assignment / Monitoring -   Chapter Outline

          Task(s):       LQ 1, 2, 3
                                                      

Closing:                 

            Clarification / Mastery -    Differentiation & Enrichment 
            Assessment(s):  Observation, Oral responses, Written responses.   /  Chapter Test. 





















WEEK 6 -   

Chapter 7                Congress at Work

Opening:               

        Standards / Objectives - 12.G1 Foundations of American Democracy The principles of American democracy are reflected in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and in the organization and actions of federal, state, and local government entities. The interpretation and application of American democratic principles continue to evolve and be debated.  / Cont...

                                          
        Essential Question(s): How does a bill become a law?
                                            How does the government raise and allocate money?
                                            What factors influence government decision making?

        Text:  197 - 228

        Vocabulary:  private bill, public bill, joint resolution, simple resolution, concurrent resolution, rider,                               hearing, veto, pocket veto, tax, closed rule, open rule, appropriation, authorization                                   bill, continuing resolution, earmark, entitlement, interest group,lobbyist, lobbying,                                     casework, pork-barrel legislation, logrolling
 

Work Session:       

          Assignment / Monitoring -   Chapter Outline

          Task(s):    LQ 1, 2, 3, 4
                                                      

Closing:                 

            Clarification / Mastery -    Differentiation & Enrichment 
            Assessment(s):  Observation, Oral responses, Written responses.   /  Chapter Test. 


 

Chapter 8         State and Local Legislative Branch


Opening:               

         Standards / Objectives -   12.G1b The Constitution created a unique political system that distributes powers and responsibilities among three different branches of government at the federal level and between state and federal governments. State constitutions address similar structures and responsibilities for their localities.  / Cont...

                                           
          Essential Question(s):  How are state and legislative branches structured?
                                               How can citizens participate in state and local government?
                                               How are laws created at the state and local levels?

          Text:  229 - 254

          Vocabulary:  unicameral, bicameral, lieutenant governor, special session, blanket primary,                                           county, county board, zoning code, municipality, ordinance, township, town                                              meeting, direct democracy, special district, public policy, mass transit
 

Work Session:       

          Assignment / Monitoring -   Chapter Outline

          Task(s):    LQ 1, 2, 3
                                                      

Closing:                 

            Clarification / Mastery -   Differentiation & Enrichment 
            Assessment(s):  Observation, Oral responses, Written responses.   /  Chapter Test. 





















UNIT THREE-    THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH

WEEK 7 -   

Chapter 9                  The Presidency    

Opening:               

         Standards / Objectives -   12.G5a Each level of government has its own process of shaping, implementing, amending, and enforcing public policy. Customarily the executive branch will outline its plan and agenda in an executive address to the legislative body.  / Cont...

                                           
          Essential Question(s):   What are the powers and role of the president and how have they                                                             changed over time?
                              

          Text:  255 - 286

          Vocabulary:  inherent powers, executive privilege, mandate, impeach, executive order, impound,                                 reprieve, pardon, amnesty, civilian, national security, reauthorize, military tribunal,                                   treaty, executive agreement, Federal Reserve System, Council of Economic                                            Advisors, political patronage
 

Work Session:       

          Assignment / Monitoring -   Chapter Outline

          Task(s):  LQ 1, 2, 3, 4
                                                      

Closing:                 

            Clarification / Mastery -   Differentiation & Enrichment 
            Assessment(s):  Observation, Oral responses, Written responses.   /  Chapter Test. 




Chapter 10             Choosing the President

 Opening:               

          Standards / Objectives -   12.G4a Depending on the level of government and type of election, there are different processes and mechanisms within the United States electoral and representational systems, including the electoral college and winner-take all systems. Advantages and drawbacks of election processes and mechanisms continue to be an issue of ongoing debate in the United States.
 / Cont...
                                           
           Essential Question(s):  What are the key components of presidential leadership?
                                                 What are the structure and functions of the executive branch?
                                                 Why and how has the process for nominating and electing presidents                                                     changed over time?

           Text:  287 - 312 

           Vocabulary:  landslide, compensation, presidential succession, elector, Electoral College,                                            winner-take-all system, political action committee PAC, Federal Election                                                  Commission FEC, primary, caucus, convention, third-party candidate
 

Work Session:       

          Assignment / Monitoring -   Chapter Outline

          Task(s):     LQ 1, 2, 3
                                                      

Closing:                 

            Clarification / Mastery -    Differentiation & Enrichment 
            Assessment(s):  Observation, Oral responses, Written responses.   /  Chapter Test. 























WEEK 8 - 

Chapter 11   Structure & Functions of the Executive Branch

Opening:               

          Standards / Objectives - 12.G5a Each level of government has its own process of shaping, implementing, amending, and enforcing public policy. Customarily the executive branch will outline its plan and agenda in an executive address to the legislative body.   / Cont...

                                          
           Essential Question(s):  What are the structure and functions of the executive branch?
                                                How does the federal bureaucracy regulate individuals, communities,                                                      and businesses?

           Text:  313 - 348

           Vocabulary:   cabinet, leak, National Security Advisor, White House chief of staff, press                                                 secretary, ambassador, embassy, government corporation, spoils system, civil                                         service system, whistleblower, recuse, public policy, bureaucrat, liaison officer,                                         stakeholder, injunction, client group, iron triangle, deregulate, red tape         
 

Work Session:       

          Assignment / Monitoring -   Chapter Outline

          Task(s):    LQ 1, 2, 3, 4
                                                      

Closing:                 

            Clarification / Mastery -    Differentiation & Enrichment 
            Assessment(s):  Observation, Oral responses, Written responses.   /  Chapter Test. 





Chapter 12       State and Local Executive Branches

 Opening:               

         Standards / Objectives - 12.G1e The powers not delegated specifically in the Constitution are reserved to the states. Though the powers and responsibilities of the federal government have expanded over time, there is an ongoing debate over this shift in power and responsibility. / Cont...

                                           
          Essential Question(s):   How are states and local executive branches structured?
                                                What are the characteristics of effective governors and mayors?

         Text:  349 - 380

         Vocabulary: governor, gubernatorial, lieutenant governor, line-item veto, National Guard, special                                district, mayor-council form, strong-mayor system, weak-mayor system,                                                   municipality, plurality, recall, block grant, public utility, workers' compensation,                                         unemployment compensation, zoning, suburb, infrastructure, mass transit
 

Work Session:       

          Assignment / Monitoring -   Chapter Outline

          Task(s):     LQ 1, 2, 3
                                                      

Closing:                 

            Clarification / Mastery -    Differentiation & Enrichment 
             Assessment(s):  Observation, Oral responses, Written responses.   /  Chapter Test. 




















UNIT FOUR -   THE JUDICIAL BRANCH


WEEK 9 -   

Chapter 13         Federal and State Court Systems

 Opening:               

         Standards / Objectives - 12.G2c An independent judicial system is an integral part of the process that interprets and defends citizens’ freedoms and rights. Issues pertaining to the flexibility of judicial interpretation and the impartiality of justices in practice are continued sources of public debate. / Cont...

                                           
         Essential Question(s):  What is the role of the judicial system in our  democracy?
                                              What are the purposes of trials and appeals in our court systems?
                                              How are federal, state, and local courts organized?

         Text:  381 - 410

         Vocabulary:  law, judicial review, unconstitutional, impartial, criminal trial court, civil trial court,                                      original jurisdiction, adversarial system, inquisitorial system , plaintiff, prosecutor,                                    defendant, jury, public defender, plea bargain, grand jury, indictment, error of law,                                    procedural due process, majority opinion, dissenting opinion, concurring ipinion,                                      precedent, stare decisis, statute, general jurisdiction, limited jurisdiction, regional                                    circuit, court-martial, reservation, tribal courts
 
Work Session:       

          Assignment / Monitoring -   Chapter Outline

          Task(s):     LQ 1, 2, 3, 4
                                                      

Closing:                 

            Clarification / Mastery -   Differentiation & Enrichment 
            Assessment(s):  Observation, Oral responses, Written responses.   /  Chapter Test. 










Chapter 14           The Supreme Court of the U.S.

 Opening:               

         Standards / Objectives -  12.G2c An independent judicial system is an integral part of the process that interprets and defends citizens’ freedoms and rights. Issues pertaining to the flexibility of judicial interpretation and the impartiality of justices in practice are continued sources of public debate. / Cont...

                                           
          Essential Question(s):   What influences how the Supreme Court selects  cases, decides                                                             cases, and interprets the Constitution?
                                                 What affects the selection process for Supreme Court justices?

          Text:   411 - 436             

          Vocabulary:  - advisory opinion, writ of certiorari, law clerk, rule of four, brief, amicus curiae,                                           unanimous ruling, Supreme Court justice, contentious, appellate litigation, judicial                                   restraint, judicial activism, originalism, "living" constitution
 

Work Session:       

          Assignment / Monitoring -   Chapter Outline

          Task(s):     LQ 1, 2, 3, 4
                                                      

Closing:                 

            Clarification / Mastery -   Differentiation & Enrichment 
            Assessment(s):  Observation, Oral responses, Written responses.   /  Chapter Test. 



















WEEK 10 -   

Chapter 15            Constitutional Freedoms      

 Opening:               

         Standards / Objectives -   12.G2a Equality before the law and due process are two fundamental values that apply to all under the jurisdiction of the United States. While the United States legal system aims to uphold the values of equality before the law, due process, human dignity, freedom of conscience, inalienable rights, and civility, the extent to which the legal system upholds these values in practice is an issue of ongoing civic debate. 12.G2b The Constitution aims to protect, among other freedoms, individual and group rights to freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, freedom of petition, and freedom of religion. The extent to which these ideals exist in practice and how these protections should be applied in a changing world continues to be an issue of ongoing civic debate. / Cont...

                                           
          Essential Question(s):   What restrictions, if any, should be placed on our constitutional rights                                                       and freedoms?
                                                 Why are the freedoms in the Bill of Rights and later amendments                                                             essential to our democracy?
                                                 How have citizen movements and social movements brought about                                                         political and social change?

          Text:  437 - 480

         Vocabulary:  pure speech, symbolic speech, obscenity, defamation, slander, libel, "fighting                                           words", commercial speech, seditious speech, censorship, prior restraint, gag                                         order, sequester, petition, establishment clause, secular, free exercise clause,                                         graven image, Jim Crow laws, substantive due process, equal protection clause,                                     rational basis, strict scrutiny, substantial relationship, incorporation doctrine,                                            selective incorporation, discrimination, civil rights movement, sit-in, picket,                                                disability, affirmative action, racial quota, militia, surveillance, wiretap 
 

Work Session:       

          Assignment / Monitoring -   Chapter Outline

          Task(s):     LQ 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
                                                      

Closing:                 

            Clarification / Mastery -    Differentiation & Enrichment 
            Assessment(s):  Observation, Oral responses, Written responses.   /  Chapter Test. 










Chapter 16          Constitutional Right to a Fair Trail

 Opening:               

          Standards / Objectives - 12.G2c An independent judicial system is an integral part of the process that interprets and defends citizens’ freedoms and rights. Issues pertaining to the flexibility of judicial interpretation and the impartiality of justices in practice are continued sources of public debate. 12.G2d The definition of civil rights has broadened over the course of United States history, and the number of people and groups legally ensured of these rights has also expanded. However, the degree to which rights extend equally and fairly to all (e.g., race, class, gender, sexual orientation) is a continued source of civic contention / Cont...

                                          
           Essential Question(s): How does our democracy protect the rights of the individuals                                                                     suspected, accused,  convicted, or  acquitted  of crimes?     
                                               How does our democracy balance the rights of the defendant and the                                                       search for truth?      

           Text:  481 - 504

           Vocabulary:  criminal justice process, evidence, prosecute, search warrant, probable cause,                                        contraband, arrest, exclusionary rule, interrogation, self-incrimination, Miranda                                        rights, presumption of innocence, pleas bargain, counsel, acquittal, indigent,                                          cross-examination, status offense, sentence, ex post facto clause, three-strikes                                      laws, capital punishment, treason, espionage, double jeopardy
 

Work Session:       

          Assignment / Monitoring -   Chapter Outline

          Task(s):     LQ 1, 2, 3
                                                      

Closing:                 

            Clarification / Mastery -   Differentiation & Enrichment 
             Assessment(s):  Observation, Oral responses, Written responses.   /  Chapter Test. 
















UNIT FIVE -     PARTICIPATING in GOVERNMENT   


WEEK 11 -   

Chapter 17                  Political Parties

Opening:               

        Standards / Objectives -   12.G4d The United States and individual states have political party systems, and the political parties represent specific political, economic, and social philosophies. Debate over the role and influence of political parties continues, although they play a significant role in United States elections and politics. The role of political parties and the platforms they represent varies between states in the United States. 1 / Cont...

                                           
         Essential Question(s):  How does the two-party system influence  American  democracy?
                             

         Text:  505 - 536

         Vocabulary:  political party, patronage, one-party system, two-party system, coalition                                                    government, third party, single- issue party, ideological party, splinter party, 
                              single-member district, proportional representation, liberal, conservative, moderate,                                Democratic Party, Republican Party, platform, party identification, independent,                                      polarize, centrist, canvass, petition, caucus, direct primary, closed primary, open                                      primary, plurality, ticket
 


 Work Session:       

          Assignment / Monitoring -   Chapter Outline

          Task(s):      LQ 1, 2, 3
                                                      

Closing:                 

            Clarification / Mastery -    Differentiation & Enrichment 
            Assessment(s):  Observation, Oral responses, Written responses.   /  Chapter Test. 









Chapter 18          Voting and Elections            

Opening:               

        Standards / Objectives -  12.G4b Allowing citizens to vote does not ensure that a system is a democracy. Open, safe, and honest elections are essential to a democratic system. Engaged and informed citizens should know the mechanics associated with voting, including when major local, state, and national elections are held, how to register to vote, who currently holds each office, who is running for office, and what the central issues are pertaining to that election. / Cont...
                                           
         Essential Question(s): Who should have the right to vote in a democracy?
                                              What factors influence voters and election campaigns?
                                              What are the key steps in voting?

         Text:  537 - 568

         Vocabulary:  election, voting, suffrage, disenfranchise, grandfather clause, literacy test, poll tax,                                  midterm election, legislative referendum, popular referendum, initiative, cross-                                        pressured voter, straight party ticket, campaign manager, propaganda, corruption,                                  hard money, political action committee PAC, soft money, SuperPAC, compulsory                                    voting, recall, polling place, precinct, early voting, absentee ballot, canvassing                                           board
 

Work Session:       

          Assignment / Monitoring -   Chapter Outline

          Task(s): LQ 1, 2, 3, 4
                                                      

Closing:                 

            Clarification / Mastery -   Differentiation & Enrichment 
            Assessment(s):  Observation, Oral responses, Written responses.   /  Chapter Test. 










WEEK 12 -   

Chapter 19        Public Opinion and Interest Groups


 Opening:               

          Standards / Objectives - 12.G4c In addition to voting, there are many ways in which citizens can participate in the electoral process. These include joining a political organization, donating money, and doing volunteer work on a political campaign. / Cont...

                                           
          Essential Question(s):  In what ways can public opinion affect government policy?
                                               How do special interest groups seek to influence U.S. public policy?

          Text:  569 - 602

          Vocabulary:  political socialization, peer group, mass media, political culture, political                                                   efficacy, interest group, public opinion, straw poll, biased sample, universe, 
                               representative sample, random sampling, sampling error, push polling, exit poll,                                      interest group, civil society, public interest group, lobby, lobbyist, grassroots                                             lobbying 
 

Work Session:       

          Assignment / Monitoring -   Chapter Outline

          Task(s):    LQ 1, 2, 3, 4
                                                      

Closing:                 

            Clarification / Mastery -    Differentiation & Enrichment 
            Assessment(s):  Observation, Oral responses, Written responses.   /  Chapter Test. 





















UNIT SIX -     GOVERNMENT in ACTION 

WEEK 13-   


Chapter 20          Mass Media in the Digital Age


 Opening:               

          Standards / Objectives -   12.G5d Active and engaged citizens must be effective media consumers in order to be able to find, monitor, and evaluate information on political issues. The media have different venues, which have particular strengths and serve distinct and shared purposes. Knowing how to critically evaluate a media source is fundamental to being an informed citizen. / Cont...

                                           
           Essential Question(s):  What role does the mass media play in the U.S. political                                                                           system?  
                                                 How do the Internet and social media affect the U.S. political process?

           Text:  603 - 632

           Vocabulary:  mass media, journalist, news release, news briefing, press conference, leak,                                          media event, horse-race coverage, front-runner, spot advertising, prior restraint,                                      libel, defamation, Freedom of Information Act FOIA, shield law, fairness doctrine,                                     embedded journalist, blog, electronic mailing list, action alert, electronic petition,                                      e- commerce 
 

Work Session:       

          Assignment / Monitoring -   Chapter Outline

          Task(s):    LQ 1, 2, 3
                                                      

Closing:                 

            Clarification / Mastery -    Differentiation & Enrichment 
            Assessment(s):  Observation, Oral responses, Written responses.   /  Chapter Test. 











WEEK 14 -   

Chapter 21              Financing Government

 Opening:               

         Standards / Objectives - 12.G5c Successful implementation of government policy often requires cooperation between many levels of government, as well as the cooperation of other public and private institutions. Conflicts between different levels of government sometimes emerge due to different goals, ideas, and resources regarding the creation and implementation of policy. 12.G5d Active and engaged citizens must be effective media consumers in order to be able to find, monitor, and evaluate information on political issues. The media have different venues, which have particular strengths and serve distinct and shared purposes. Knowing how to critically evaluate a media source is fundamental to being an informed citizen. / Cont...

                                          
          Essential Question(s): What role does the government play in managing the economy?
                                               How does the government raise and allocate money?

          Text:  633 - 667

          Vocabulary:  budget, revenue, budget-surplus, budget deficit, national debt, fiscal year,                                               expenditure, uncontrollable, entitlement, tax, excise tax, protective tariff,                                                 progressive tax, regressive tax, marginal tax rate, taxable income, dependent ,                                       withholding, security, economic indicators, fiscal policy, monetary policy, gross                                         domestic product GDP, Federal Reserve System discount rate, open-market                                           operations, reserve requirement, severance tax, block grant, bond, real property,                                   personal property, market value, special assessment
 

Work Session:       

          Assignment / Monitoring -   Chapter Outline

          Task(s):    LQ 1, 2, 3, 4
                                                      

Closing:                 

            Clarification / Mastery -    Differentiation & Enrichment 
            Assessment(s):  Observation, Oral responses, Written responses.    /  Chapter Test. 
















WEEK 15 -   


Chapter 22         Making Social and Domestic Policy

 Opening:               

          Standards / Objectives - 12.G5a Each level of government has its own process of shaping, implementing, amending, and enforcing public policy. Customarily the executive branch will outline its plan and agenda in an executive address to the legislative body. 12.G5b On various issues, certain governmental branches and agencies are responsible for determining policy. Those who create public policies attempt to balance regional and national needs, existing political positions and loyalties, and sources of political power.  / Cont...

                                           
           Essential Question(s):  How is social and domestic policy created and implemented?
                                                How do citizens influence government social and domestic policy?
                                                How do social and domestic policies affect U.S. society and culture?

           Text:  667 - 704

           Vocabulary:  mixed economy, tariff, subsidy, trust, monopoly, interlocking directorate, oligopoly,                                  security, collective bargaining, closed shop, right-to-work law, price supports,                                          citizen suit, renewable energy, income security program, unemployment insurance,
                                Medicare, public housing, citizen, citizenship, naturalization, collective                                                    naturalization, quotas, amnesty, visa, green card, asylum, refugee
 

Work Session:       

          Assignment / Monitoring -   Chapter Outline

          Task(s):    LQ 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
                                                      

Closing:                 

            Clarification / Mastery -   Differentiation & Enrichment 
            Assessment(s):  Observation, Oral responses, Written responses.    /  Chapter Test. 



















WEEK 16 -   


Chapter 23        Making Foreign and Defense Policy

 Opening:               


         Standards / Objectives - 12.G5a Each level of government has its own process of shaping, implementing, amending, and enforcing public policy. Customarily the executive branch will outline its plan and agenda in an executive address to the legislative body. 12.G5b On various issues, certain governmental branches and agencies are responsible for determining policy. Those who create public policies attempt to balance regional and national needs, existing political positions and loyalties, and sources of political power.  / Cont...

                                           
          Essential Question(s): How does U.S. foreign policy affect other countries and regions?
                                               How is foreign policy made and implemented?
                                               How is foreign policy affected by the separation of powers?

          Text:  705 - 734

          Vocabulary:  foreign policy, national security, isolationism, containment, terrorism, bilateral                                           agreement, multilateral agreement, sanction, alliance, regional security pact,                                           collective security, bilateral treaty, blockade, ambassador, treaty, executive                                               agreement, embassy, consulate, passport, conscription
 

Work Session:       

          Assignment / Monitoring -   Chapter Outline

          Task(s):    LQ 1, 2, 3, 4
                                                      

Closing:                 

            Clarification / Mastery -   Differentiation & Enrichment 
            Assessment(s):  Observation, Oral responses, Written responses.    /  Chapter Test. 



















WEEK 17 -  

Chapter 24   Comparing Political & Economic Systems


 Opening:               

          Standards / Objectives - 

                                           
           Essential Question(s): What are the advantages and disadvantages of different types of                                                              political systems?
                                                How do nations and citizens interact in the global political and economic                                                  arenas?

            Text: 735 - 756

             Vocabulary:  parliamentary government, prime minister, presidential government,                                                        intergovernmental organization IGO, nongovernmental organization NGO,                                              communism, capitalism, socialism, entrepreneur, profit, patent, mixed economy,                                      tariff, quota, trading bloc, developing nation
 

 Work Session:       

          Assignment / Monitoring -   Chapter Outline

          Task(s):  
                                                      

Closing:                 

            Clarification / Mastery -   Differentiation & Enrichment 
            Assessment(s):  Observation, Oral responses, Written responses.    /  Chapter Test. 
   











WEEK 18 -          Review &  FINAL EXAM 

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Most Important SUPREME COURT CASES:
 
Marbury v. Madison, 1803 (4-0 decision)
Established the Supreme Court's power of judicial review over Congress.

McCulloch v. Maryland, 1819 (7-0 decision)
Established the federal government's implied powers over the states.

Dred Scott v. Sandford, 1857 (7-2 decision)
Denied citizenship to African American slaves.

Plessy v. Ferguson, 1896 (7-1 decision)
Upheld "separate but equal" segregation laws in states.

Korematsu v. United States, 1944 (6-3 decision)
Upheld internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.

Brown v. Board of Education, 1954 (9-0 decision)
Separating black and white students in public schools is unconstitutional.

Gideon v. Wainwright, 1963 (9-0 decision)
Criminal defendants have a right to an attorney even if they cannot afford one.

New York Times v. Sullivan, 1964 (9-0 decision)
Lawsuits based on libel or defamation must show intent or recklessness.

Miranda v. Arizona, 1966 (5-4 decision)
Prisoners must be advised of their rights before being questioned by police.

Loving v. Virginia, 1967 (9-0 decision)
Invalidated state laws prohibiting interracial marriage.
Recommendations for a Supreme Court vacancy can come from a variety of places. Once confirmed, justices can serve for as long as they want. USA TODAY NETWORK

Roe v. Wade, 1973 (7-2 decision)
Women have a constitutional right to an abortion during the first two trimesters.

United States v. Nixon, 1974 (8-0 decision)
President cannot use executive privilege to withhold evidence from criminal trial.

Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, 1978 (5-4 decision)
Upheld use of race as one of many factors in college admissions.

Bush v. Gore, 2000 (5-4 decision)
No recount of the 2000 presidential election was feasible in a reasonable time period.

Lawrence v. Texas, 2003 (6-3 decision)
Struck down state laws that prohibited sodomy between consenting adults.

District of Columbia v. Heller, 2008 (5-4 decision)
Citizens have a right to possess firearms at home for self-defense.

Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, 2010 (5-4 decision)
Corporations and unions can spend unlimited amounts in elections.

National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, 2012 (5-4 decision)
Upheld the mandate that most Americans have health insurance.

Shelby County v. Holder, 2013 (5-4 decision)
States and localities do not need federal approval to change voting laws.

United States v. Windsor, 2013 (5-4 decision)
Federal government must provide benefits to legally married same-sex couples.

Obergefell v. Hodges, 2015 (5-4 decision)
Same-sex marriage is legalized across all 50 states.




















































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