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Unit #5 Daily Lessons (Subject to change)
Unit #5/Six Weeks TEST
Review & Prepare for Unit #5/Six Weeks TEST
Monday, Oct. 24
Tuesday, Oct. 25
Wednesday, Oct. 26
Thursday, Oct. 27
Friday, Oct. 28
Monday, Oct. 31
Tuesday, Nov. 1
Wednesday, Nov. 2
Thursday, Nov. 3
Friday, Nov. 4
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
Monday, Nov. 7
Tuesday, Nov. 8
Wednesday, Nov. 9
Thursday, Nov. 10
Friday, Nov. 11
Veteran's Day
**Note: Any assignments NOT completed in class will be considered HOMEWORK**
Unit Objectives
Unit Objectives
G.1 History. 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Confederation, and the U.S. Constitution, has been influenced by ideas, people, and historical documents. The student is expected to:
       G.1F 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.
G.4 Geography. The student understands why certain places and regions are important to the United States. The student is expected to:
        G.4A Analyze the political significance to the United States of the location and key natural resources of selected global places or regions.
        G.4B Analyze how U.S. foreign policy affects selected places and regions
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 U.S. government uses economic resources in foreign policy.
        G.6B Understand the roles the executive and legislative branches have 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.8B Analyze the structure and functions of the executive branch of government, including the constitutional powers of the president, the growth of
                 presidential power, and the role of the Cabinet and executive departments.
        G.8D Identify the purpose of selected independent executive agencies, including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and
                 regulatory commissions including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration(OSHA), Food and
                 Drug Administration (FDA), and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
        G.8G Explain the major responsibilities of the federal government for domestic and foreign policy, such as national defense
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.10B Explain the process of electing the president of the United States and analyze the Electoral College.
The Presidency
Powers of the President
Electing a President
The President
Executive Departments
Campaign Project: Choosing a Candidate
Campaign Project: Campaign Planning
Campaign Project: Election Day
Campaign Project: Adding up the Votes
Campaign Project: Campaign Planning
Chapter 9 Review
Chapter 8 Review
Chapter 10 Review
Present Campaign to Class
Present Campaign to Other Classes
Project: Define Your Candidate
Counting Votes and Declaring a Winner
Elections Past
Researching Executive Departments
Executive Departments
Last Day to Turn in Missing Work
End of Six Weeks
Understanding & Correcting Test Mistakes
Study Guide
The President and Crisis
Presidential Policy
Presidential Problem Solving
Roles of the President
Making Connections
Project: Selecting a Candidate
In this unit the class will investigate the Executive Branch of Government.  Students will
learn about the many departments of this branch and the powers they hold.  The class
will examine the qualifications for becoming President.  They will also learn about the
powers that the President has.  Students will study how the President is elected and
analyze past election results.  The class will stage a mock election.  Groups will represent
political parties and promote a fictitious candidate.  Parties will present their candidate
to all of the social studies classes who will then vote in an election that will resemble a
real presidential election including the electoral college.
Homework, Enrichment, and Alternate Assignments
Becoming President
Election Quiz
Can They Do That?
Electoral College
Campaign Project: Campaign Planning
Campaign Project: Campaign Planning
Campaign Project: Campaign Planning
Read: Chapter 9
The Presidency
Read: Chapter 11
Functions of Executive Branch
Read: Chapter 10
Choosing the President
Read: Chapter 23
Foreign & Defense Policy
Read: Chapter 22
Social & Domestic Policy