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
Minnesota State Stanards
9-12 7. GOVERNMENT AND CITIZENSHIP 4. Governmental Processes and Institutions 1. The student will know how the U.S. Constitution seeks to prevent the abuse of power. 18.104.22.168.1 1. 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. 9-12 7. GOVERNMENT AND CITIZENSHIP 1. Civic Values, Skills, Rights and Responsibilities 1. The student will understand the scope and limits of rights, the relationship among them, and how they are secured. 22.214.171.124.3 3. 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.
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?
Swbat describe the creation of our national judiciary and types of jurisdiction in America
Swbat use vocabulary words in context
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Swbat explain the process of appointment terms and offices of judges.
Swbat express the function of inferior and special courts in the judicial system
Vocabulary quiz/use each word in a sentence
Swbat discuss and formulate their own opinions from Supreme Court cases involving religion and education
Swbat discuss and formulate their own opinions from Supreme Court cases involving freedom of speech
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
Swbat to describe the outcome of Roe V. Wade and how it has affected America in the past and today
Swbat to describe the outcome of Brown V. Board or Education and how it has affected America in the past and today
Swbat to describe the outcome of Scott V. Standford and how it has affected America in the past and today
Swbat to describe the outcome of Marbury V. Madison and how it has affected America in the past and today