This week we will focus on the United States Constitution, Bill of Rights, Amendments, and current Amendment efforts. We will also take time for a brief introduction to political parties.
Monday- Discussion over the constitutional convention.
Tuesday Government in a Box exercise
Wednesday The Bill Of Rights and following amendments
Thursday Continue discussion over the amendments
Friday Current Amendment efforts. Introduction to Political Parties
A test over this information will be give next week.
This week we will watch the Movie Flight 93 as part of our 911 remembrance. Wednesday we will have a classroom discussion over the Articles of Confederation and the formation of our first government. Thursday and Friday will be watching A More Perfect Union and a discussion over the creation of the United States Constitution.
This week we will Identify the individuals whose principles of laws and government institutions informed the American founding documents, including those of Moses, William Blackstone, John Locke, and Charles de Montesquieu;
We will explore the contributions of the political philosophies of the Founding Fathers, including John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John Jay, George Mason, Roger Sherman, and James Wilson, on the development of the U.S. government;
we will Identify significant individuals in the field of government and politics, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan
This weeks test will be based upon a 1-2 page report.
Students are to choose one person, topic, concept, or document and submit a 1-2 page essay summarizing the importance of their choice on the creation of the United States Government.
Week 1+ Aug 16-24
Teaching days 7
We will start with introductions and course expectations Students will begin to explore the levels of Federal and State government and learn who represents them at each.
The student understands how constitutional government, as developed in America and expressed in the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the U.S. Constitution, has been influenced by ideas, people, and historical documents.
(A) Explain major political ideas in history, including the laws of nature and nature’s God, unalienable rights, divine right of kings, social contract theory, and the rights of resistance to illegitimate government;
(B) Identify major intellectual, philosophical, political, and religious traditions that informed the American founding, including Judeo-Christian (especially biblical law), English common law and constitutionalism, Enlightenment, and republicanism, as they address issues of liberty, rights, and responsibilities of individuals;
Text book C1 S1-3
T introductions and expectations, T overview of Local, State, and Federal Government. M S-1, T S-2, W S-3, T Review, F C1 Test
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The Rights of man are granted by nature or nature’s God, by their nature they may be deprived by force, but their proper exercise is not force, and can never restrict the rights of another. Any gift given freely to one at the cost of another, is not a right, it is a gift and a blessing. Any gift given by one to another at the unwilling expense of a third, is not a blessing, it is a stolen thing used to curry favor, and should be shunned.
Clifford L Barnes Jr
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