|Unit #3 Daily Lessons (Subject to change)
Monday, Sept. 26
Tuesday, Sept. 27
Wednesday, Sept. 28
Thursday, Sept. 29
Friday, Sept. 30
|**Note: Any assignments NOT completed in class will be considered HOMEWORK**
Monday, Sept. 19
Tuesday, Sept. 20
Wednesday, Sept. 21
Thursday, Sept. 22
Friday, Sept. 23
|Review & Prepare for Unit #3/Six Weeks TEST
|These three days will
be used to review the
skills presented in
this unit and
**Note: Any assignments NOT completed in class will be considered HOMEWORK**
G.2 History. The student understands the roles played by individuals, political parties, interest groups, and the media in the U.S. political system, past and present.
The student is expected to:
G.2A Give examples of the processes used by individuals, political parties, interest groups, or the media to affect public policy.G.3 Geography. The student understands how geography can influence U.S. political divisions and policies. The student is expected to:
G.2B Analyze the impact of political changes brought about by individuals, political parties, interest groups, or the media, past and present.
G.3A Understand how population shifts affect voting patterns.G.11 Government. The student understands the role of the political parties in the U.S. system of government. The student is expected to:
G.3B Examine political boundaries to make inferences regarding the distribution of political power.
G.3C Explain how political divisions are crafted and how they are affected by Supreme Court decisions such as Baker v. Carr.
G.11A Analyze the functions of the political parties and their role in the electoral process at local, state, and national levels;G.14 Citizenship. The student understands the difference between personal and civic responsibilities. The student is expected to:
G.11B Analyze the two-party system and evaluate the role of the third parties in the United States.
G.11C Identify opportunities for citizens to participate in political party activities at local, state, and national levels.
G.14A Explain the difference between personal and civic responsibilities.G.15 Citizenship. The student understands the importance of voluntary individual participation in the U.S. constitutional republic. The student is expected to:
G.14B Evaluate whether and/or when the obligation of citizenship requires that personal desires and interests be subordinated to the public good.
G.14C Understand the responsibilities, duties, and obligations of citizenship, such as being well informed about civic affairs, serving in the military,
voting, serving on a jury, observing the laws, paying taxes, and serving the public good.
G.14D Understand the voter registration process and the criteria for voting in elections
G.15A Analyze the effectiveness of various methods of participation in the political process at local, state, and national levels.G.16 Citizenship. The student understands the importance of the expression of different points of view in a democratic society. The student is expected to:
G.15B Analyze historical and contemporary examples of citizen movements to bring about political change or to maintain continuity.
G.15C Understand the factors that influence an individual's political attitudes and actions.
G.16A Analyze different points of view of political parties and interest groups on important contemporary issues.G.19 Science, technology, and society. The student understands the role the government plays in developing policies and establishing conditions that
influence scientific discoveries and technological innovations. The student is expected to:
G.19B Evaluate the impact of the Internet and other electronic information on the political process.
|Last Day to Turn in Missing Work
End of Six Weeks
|Create a Plan to
Increase Voter Turnout
|Present Plan to
Increase Voter Turnout
Unit #3 will focus of the American political process. The class will
analyze voter turnout and investigate ways to get more people to vote.
Students will examine the two major political parties and their platforms,
as well as third party platforms throughout history. They will also learn
about propoganda and how it is used both politically and in every day
Homework, Enrichment, and Alternate Assignments
|Read: Chapter 17
|Read: Chapter 20
|Read: Chapter 19
|Read: Chapter 18
Voting & Elections