Civics October Calendar

Unit II  Policy Making Institutions

Pacing: 6 weeks

Essential Question: How are power and responsibility distributed, shared, and limited in the government established by the United States Constitution?

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Pre assessment and overview

HW: Extension Project Proposal with justification (how is this connected to civic duty?)

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Bill Research

Make sure it passes the Constitutional Litmus test! Cannot make a law that breaks the law!

THOMAS

How Congress Works

Legislative Branch

CSS Standard: Students will apply knowledge of the U.S. Constitution, how the U.S. system of government works and how the rule of law and the values of liberty and equality have an impact on individual, local, state and national decisions.
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Know: How Congress Works and the role of the legislative branch in the law making process

Understand the process of how a bill becomes a law.

Do: Draft legislation  and propose a Bill to Congress

Bill Template

Due Wednesday

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Bill research

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Bill Share

HW: Research/check partner's bill for accuracy.

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Partner Bill Research Due

How Congress works quiz:

How are power and responsibility distributed, shared, and limited in the government established by the United States Constitution?

Know:

  • law making process
 
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Reading for information Quiz:

Secondary Source: ABC-Clio Separation of Powers

Primary Source: Montesquieu

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FQ: Which of the three branches has the most influence on government policy? The people?

Focus: Executive Branch

Know: Powers reserved for the President/VP, order of succession and qualifications (written and unwritten)

 

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Happy Halloween!