Checks and Balances
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Unit #4 Daily Lessons (Subject to change)
Unit #4 TEST
Review & Prepare for Unit #4 TEST
Monday, Oct. 3
Tuesday, Oct. 4
Wednesday, Oct. 5
Thursday, Oct. 6
Friday, Oct. 7
Monday, Oct. 10
Tuesday, Oct. 11
Wednesday, Oct. 12
Thursday, Oct. 13
Friday, Oct. 14
These three days will
be used to review the
information and
skills presented in
this unit and
measure the
objectives learned.
**Note: Any assignments NOT completed in class will be considered HOMEWORK**
Daily Activities
Day/Date
Assignments
Monday, Oct. 17
Tuesday, Oct. 18
Wednesday, Oct. 19
Thursday, Oct. 20
Friday, Oct. 21
**Note: Any assignments NOT completed in class will be considered HOMEWORK**
Unit Objectives
Unit Objectives
G.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:
      G.5A Explain how government fiscal, monetary, and regulatory policies influence the economy at the local, state and national levels.
      G.5B Identify the sources of revenue and expenditures of the U.S. government and analyze their impact on the U.S. economy.
      G.5C Compare the role of government in the U.S. free enterprise system and other economic systems.
      G.5D Understand how government taxation and regulation can serve as restrictions to private enterprise.
G.6 Economics. The student understands the relationship between U.S. government policies and the economy. The student is expected to:
      G.6A Examine how the United States government uses economic resources in foreign policy.
      G.6B Understand the roles of the executive and legislative branches in setting international trade and fiscal policies.
G.8 Government The student understands the structure and functions of the government created by the U.S. Constitution. The student is expected to:
      G.8A Analyze the structure and functions of the legislative branch of government, including the bicameral structure of Congress, the role of committees, and
               the procedure for enacting laws.
G.10 Government. The student understands the processes for filling public offices in the U.S. system of government. The student is expected to:
      G.10A Compare different methods of filling public offices, including elected and appointed offices, at the local, state, and national levels
      G.10C Analyze the impact of the 17th Amendment.
G.18 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.18A Understand how U.S. constitutional protections, such as patents, have fostered competition and entrepreneurship.
The Legislative Branch
The Powers of Congress
The Makeup of Congress
Qualifications for Congress
How a Bill Becomes a Law
PowerPoint
Mapskills
Project/Group
Writing
Video
Test
Discussion
Graphic
Organizer
Reading
Primary
Sources
Research
Notes
Review
Quiz
Presentation
Last Day to Turn in Missing Work
Without the 30% Discount
Understanding & Correcting Test Mistakes
Study Guide
Chapter 7 Review
Chapter 6 Review
Chapter 5 Review
Qualifications and Powers
How a Bill Becomes a Law
Committees and Leadership
Creating and Presenting a Bill
Creating and Presenting a Bill
Presenting a Bill
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Columbus Day - No Classes
Congress
Representation
The Powers of Congress
Checks and Balances
In Unit #4 the class will examine the Legislative Branch of government.  
Students will study the two houses, the Senate and the House of
Representatives.  They will learn how this branch represents the people of
the United States and how its members are elected.  The class will learn the
steps a bill must pass in order to become a law.  Students in groups will then
write and introduce a bill of their own to the class for consideration.
Homework, Enrichment, and Alternate Assignments
The Great Compromise
Creating and Presenting a Bill
House or Senate
Powers of Congress
Expressed or Implied
Read: Chapter 7
Congress at Work
Read: Chapter 6
Powers of Congress
Read: Chapter 5
Structure of Congress
Read: Chapter 21
Financing Gov't
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