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Swanson's Government Page Gp 8

 Government branches

Why Study Government and Civics ?

Students will know how to participate to make a difference and will have the skills required for competent participation in the political process,  including the capacity to influence policies and the ability to monitor and evaluate the performance of public officials. The aim of civic education is not just any kind participation by any kind of citizen; it is the participation of informed and responsible citizens, skilled in the arts of deliberation and effective action.*

*Minnesota Dept. of Education

Grading Period #8 Feb 16 to Mar 5 

Judicial Branch

Minnesota State Stanards 

 

9-127. GOVERNMENT AND CITIZENSHIP4. Governmental Processes and Institutions1. The student will know how the U.S. Constitution seeks to prevent the abuse of power.9.7.4.1.11. Students will describe the concepts of separation of powers and checks and balances and analyze how they limit the powers of state and federal governments.  

9-127. GOVERNMENT AND CITIZENSHIP1. Civic Values, Skills, Rights and Responsibilities1. The student will understand the scope and limits of rights, the relationship among them, and how they are secured.9.7.1.1.33. Students will understand equal protection and due process and analyze landmark Supreme Court Cases’ use of the 14th Amendment to apply the Bill of Rights to the states.

Essential Questions

1. How does the federal court system function with so many different types of courts?

2. How does the judicial branch protect our rights guaranteed to the U.S. citizens?

3. How do landmark Supreme Court cases affect us today?

 

Monday  

Presidents day

 

 

Tuesday

Field Trip  

 

 

 Wednesday

Swbat describe the creation of our national judiciary and types of jurisdiction in America

Swbat use vocabulary words in context  

Textbook

Vocabulary Words

 Thursday

Swbat explain the process of appointment terms and offices of judges.

Swbat express the function of inferior and special courts in the judicial system

Textbook

Friday

Type 3

Vocabulary quiz/use each word in a sentence

 

 Monday

Swbat discuss and formulate their own opinions from Supreme Court cases involving religion and education

textbook

Church V. State

Vocab Words and Type 1

 Tuesday

 Swbat discuss and formulate their own opinions from Supreme Court cases involving freedom of speech

Profanity and the First Amendment

Profanity worksheet

 Wednesday

Swbat argue for and against allowing students to protest in school and explain what the Supreme Court said in Tinker V. Des Moines School District

Tinker Talk

Vocabulary review

 

 Thursday

Vocabualry Quiz

Tinker Type 3

Zombie Reading

 Friday

No School

 

 

 Monday

Swbat to describe the outcome of Roe V. Wade and how it has affected America in the past and today

Entrance Activity

P. 567-568

video

 Tuesday

Swbat to describe the outcome of Brown V. Board or Education and how it has affected America in the past and today

vocabulary review

Brown V. The Board of Education Worksheet

P. 603-604

video

 Wednesday

Swbat to describe the outcome of Scott V. Standford and how it has affected America in the past and today

Vocabulary reveiw

Dred Scott Readings

Class Discussion

 Thursday

Swbat to describe the outcome of Marbury V. Madison and how it has affected America in the past and today

Entrance Activity

textbook

video

 Friday

Test

Vocabulary Words for the Grading Period 8

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