Government lesson plan for October 9th

Teaching days 5
Economics. The student understands the roles played by local, state, and national governments in both the public and private sectors of the U.S. free enterprise system. The student is expected to

Economics. The student understands the relationship between U.S. government policies and the economy
(A) explain how government fiscal, monetary, and regulatory policies influence the economy at the local, state, and national levels;
(B) identify the sources of revenue and expenditures of the U. S. government and analyze their impact on the U.S. economy;
(C) compare the role of government in the U.S. free enterprise system and other economic systems; and
(D) understand how government taxation and regulation can serve as restrictions to private enterprise.
A) examine how the U.S. government uses economic resources in foreign policy; and
(B) understand the roles of the executive and legislative branches in setting international trade and fiscal policies.
Text book chapter 20
M Test chapter 4 T-f Taxing and spending
Discussion over the current budgeting process, national debt, deficit, and taxing this will be a wide-ranging discussion including taxes and spending at all levels of government.

Week 5 Lesson Plan

Week 5 Sept 18
Teaching days 5
United States Constitution
The student will learn the American beliefs and principles reflected in the U.S. Constitution and why these are significant.
The student will learn the structure and functions of the government created by the U.S. Constitution.

We will discuss how the federal government serves the purposes set forth in the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution;
We will analyze how the Federalist Papers such as Number 10, Number 39, and Number 51 explain the principles of the American constitutional system of government;
We will discuss the constitutional provisions for limiting the role of government, including republicanism, checks and balances, federalism, separation of powers, popular sovereignty, and individual rights;
We will discuss the constitutionally prescribed procedures by which the U.S. Constitution can be changed and analyze the role of the amendment process in a constitutional government;
We will identify how the American beliefs and principles reflected in the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution contribute to both a national identity and federal identity and are embodied in the United States today; and
We will examine the reasons the Founding Fathers protected religious freedom in America and guaranteed its free exercise by saying that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,” and compare and contrast this to the phrase, “separation of church and state.”
M Guest speaker Jim Coger Gregg county Democrat Party, T Government in a Box, W The Federalist papers, T Review over the Constitution, F United States Constitution Test,

Political leaders scheduled for visits

Congressman Louie Gohmert will meet the Senior class on October 18th from 8:30 to 9:20
Democratic County Chairman Jim Cogar will visit the senior classes on Sept 18th
Gregg county Commissioner Gary Boyd will meet with first, second, and fourth period on October 17th
Greg County Judge Bill Stoudt will meet with sixth period on October 17th
State Representative Jay Dean will meet with the 4th period class on October 23ed

Weeks 3-4 Lesson Plan

Weeks 3-4 Aug 28
Teaching days 9
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.
(C) 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;
(D) Identify 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;
(E) Examine debates and compromises that impacted the creation of the founding documents; and
(F) 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
TB C2S1-4
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.
M Test, T C2 S1, W C2 S2, T C2 S-3 , F- Work time for essay assignment
T, C2 Test W-F Topic essay

Government Lesson Plan Week 1

Week 1 Aug 21
Teaching days 5
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
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.
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