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Unit Two Understanding Goals

20131015174617518_image.jpg image How do the three branches of government function?
In what ways does the Constitution provide for a "limited government?"
Why is the U.S. Constitution sometimes referred to as a "living document?"
How can we use role playing to learn about how our government functions?
 
Unit 2 Resources 
 
Lesson #1 Introduction to the Constitution


UG: How does the Constitution provide for a limited government?

Vocabulary: constitution, popular sovereignty, limited government, separation of powers, checks & balances
HW: Complete the Limited Government Reading questions on pg. 6 (Due 10/7) 
 
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Lesson # 2: Federalism


UG: How does Federalism help provide for a limited government?
 
Homework: Vocabulary Cards: federalism, delegated powers, reserved powers, concurrent powers, denied powers, implied powers, Preamble, limited government
 
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Lesson #3 Separation of Powers<

UG: What is the Separation of Powers? How does the Constitution provide for Checks and Balances?
 
HW: None 
 
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Lesson #4 Congress


UG: How does Congress function?

HW: Complete the following vocabulary cards bicameral legislature, proportional representation, interest group, lobbyist and Read Interest Group Reading and Answer Questions

Materials:


Lesson #5 Interest Groups (10/20)

UG: How do Interest Groups influence the government?
 
HW: Be sure pages 15 and 22 are complete
 
Materials: 
 
 
Lesson #6 Executive Branch Part 1 (10/21)


UG: What roles does the President play in the U.S. Government?
 
HW: Vocabulary Cards Commander in Chief, chief diplomat, chief executive, bureaucracy, 22nd Amendment, pardon, cabinet, War Powers Act, inauguration, veto 
 
Materials: 
 
 
Lesson # 7 Executive Branch Part II (10/22-10/23)<

UG: How does the Electoral College Function?
 
Homework: Complete Legislative and Executive Branch Study Guide on pgs. 28 and 29 
 
Materials:
 
 
Lesson #8 Legislative and Executive Branch Quiz (10/24)


UG: To assess content and skills regarding the Legislative and Executive Branches
 
Homework: None 
 
 
Lesson #9 The Flexible Constitution (10/27)

UG: What makes the Constitution a flexible document?
 
HW: Finish Vocabulary Cards
 
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Lesson #10 The Bill of Rights (10/28-10/29)

UG: What freedoms are protected under the Bill of Rights?
 
Homework: Vocabulary Cards Amendments 1-10 
 
Materials: 
 
Lesson #11 The Judicial Branch (10/30)

UG: How does the Supreme Court function?
 
HW: None 
 
Materials: 
 
Lesson #12 Supreme Court Cases


UG: How have Supreme Court cases strengthened or weakened American civil liberties?
 
HW: Complete the following vocabulary cards: Tinker v. Des Moines, New Jersey v. TLO, Gideon v. Wainwright, Engel v. Vitale, Brown v. Board of Education, Plessy v. Ferguson, Mapp v. Ohio, Miranda v. Arizona, Dred Scott v. Sanford, Roe v. Wade  
 
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Lesson #13 Government Review

UG: To review Unit 2 concepts and skills
 
Homework: Study for Test tomorrow!!  
 
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