Government 10/29-11/2

SSCG2 Demonstrate knowledge of the political philosophies that shaped the development
of United States constitutional government.

b. Analyze the impact of the writings of Hobbes (Leviathan), Locke (Second Treatise on
Government), Rousseau (The Social Contract), and Montesquieu (The Spirit of the Laws)
on our concept of government.
c. Analyze the ways in which the philosophies listed in element 2b influenced the Declaration
of Independence.

SSCG3 Demonstrate knowledge of the framing and structure of the United States
a. Analyze debates during the drafting of the Constitution, including the Three-Fifths
Compromise, the Great Compromise, and the Commerce Clause.
b. Analyze how the Constitution addresses the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation.
c. Explain the fundamental principles of the United States Constitution, including limited
government, the rule of law, federalism, separation of powers, checks and balances, and
popular sovereignty.
d. Explain the key ideas in the debate over ratification made by the Federalists and the

Monday: Declaration of Independence

Morgan Freeman Video on Declaration/Discussion and notes: 3 parts of declaration

Homework: We The People Exercise on Declaration of Independence

Tues:   Articles of Confederation/Constitutional Convention

Analysis: Why did the founders replace the Articles of Confederation?

Constitutional Convention Video Clips/Discussion

NJ vs Virginia Plan Comparison and Great Compromise

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Homework: ICIVICS Activity Worksheets


Wed:  Anatomy of the Constitution Activity

ICIVICS Worksheet

Necessary and Proper Clasue

Supremacy Clause

Commerce Clause

HW: ICIVICS Wokrsheet


Thurs:  Anatomy of Constitution Activity

Review of Articles 1-7

HW- ICIVICS Worksheet

Fri:  Test Unit I






US History 10/22-10/26

SSUSH10 Identify legal, political, and social dimensions of Reconstruction.
a. Compare and contrast Presidential Reconstruction with Congressional Reconstruction,
including the significance of Lincoln’s assassination and Johnson’s impeachment.
b. Investigate the efforts of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands (the
Freedmen’s Bureau) to support poor whites, former slaves, and American Indians.
c. Describe the significance of the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth amendments.
d. Explain the Black Codes, the Ku Klux Klan, and other forms of resistance to racial equality
during Reconstruction.
e. Analyze how the Presidential Election of 1876 marked the end of Reconstruction.
SSUSH11 Examine connections between the rise of big business, the growth of labor
unions, and technological innovations.
a. Explain the effects of railroads on other industries, including steel and oil.
b. Examine the significance of John D. Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie in the rise of trusts
and monopolies.
c. Examine the influence of key inventions on U.S. infrastructure, including but not limited to
the telegraph, telephone, and electric light bulb.
d. Describe Ellis and Angel Islands, the change in immigrants’ origins and their influence on
the economy, politics, and culture of the United States.
e. Discuss the origins, growth, influence, and tactics of labor unions including the American
Federation of Labor.
SSUSH12 Evaluate how westward expansion impacted the Plains Indians and fulfilled
Manifest Destiny.
a. Examine the construction of the transcontinental railroad including the use of immigrant
b. Evaluate how the growth of the western population and innovations in farming and
ranching impacted Plains Indians.
c. Explain the Plains Indians’ resistance to western expansion of the United States and the

Mon: Test

Civil War Fakebook page project

Tues: Reconstruction

Lecture Notes


Homework: Ch 10 Assessment pg 299  1-13

Wed: Fakebook page due

Civil War test

Lecture:  Ch 11


12 Notes

Video clips: Greed

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HW: Chapter 12 Assessment ; Pg 347-348  (1-12)

Government 10/22-10/26

SSCG1 Compare and contrast various systems of government.
a. Determine how governments differ in geographic distribution of power, particularly
unitary, confederal, and federal types of government.
b. Determine how some forms of government differ in their level of citizen participation
particularly authoritarian (autocracy and oligarchy) and democratic.
c. Determine how the role of the executive differs in presidential and parliamentary systems
of governments.
d. Differentiate between a direct democracy, representative democracy, and/or a republic.
SSCG2 Demonstrate knowledge of the political philosophies that shaped the development
of United States constitutional government.
a. Analyze key ideas of limited government and the rule of law as seen in the Magna Carta,
the Petition of Right, and the English Bill of Rights.
b. Analyze the impact of the writings of Hobbes (Leviathan), Locke (Second Treatise on
Government), Rousseau (The Social Contract), and Montesquieu (The Spirit of the Laws)
on our concept of government.
c. Analyze the ways in which the philosophies listed in element 2b influenced the Declaration

Mon: Government Systems and Types

Ch. 1

Lecture Notes

Icivics activity; Who rules


Tues:  Video: Forms of Government



Homework question: What from of government is found in the United States.

Give specific examples showing which it is.


Wed:  Philosophies behind government : Locke vs Hobbes

Lecture on Locke and Hobbes: State of Nature

We the People Activity: Hobbes and Lock


Thursday: Quiz: Forms/Types of Government

“Stranded on Deserted Island Activity:


Fri:  Current Events

English Influences on American Government

Robin Hood video clip; Magna Carta

Notes: Magna Carta, English BIll of Rights, English Common Law


Project Rubric

Create a Fakebook page for a historical figure using the following guidelines:


Civil War Historical Figure Fakebook Rubric

Profile Picture, Name of Historical Figure at Top, and a Quote from them

1          __________


Information Corner/Basic Information

Birthday and date of death                                      1          __________

Relationship Status                                                   1          __________

Political Views (or on slavery)                                1          __________

Religion                                                                      1          __________

Hometown                                                                 1          __________


Friends Corner

6 Pictures of people who would have been Friends with your person, and captions with names            (1/2 pt each)                                                             3          __________


The Wall

6 Significant Reflections related to Civil War events that your historical figure was involved in, or were big news stories of the day they would have reacted to.   Provide information about the event (who, what, where, when – exact date, why), the exact date, and how your person was affected by the event, or how they would have reacted.  The comments can be from your figure or from someone associated with your figure, a friend or an enemy.


16        __________


Personal Information –

Interests/Hobbies     (You may have to infer what they may be, but they should fit the time period!  No XBOX!)                                                                  1          __________

Career                                                                                    1          __________

Major Accomplishments                                           1          __________



Contact Information (You may need to make this up, but it should make sense!)

Current Address                                                       1          __________


Photos/Images (you need 4 – ½ pt each)

At least 6 images that relate to your individual, with captions describing the picture

Project topics

 Union military leaders:

  • Ulysses S. Grant
  • George McClellan
  • William T. Sherman
  • Philip Sheridan
  • Ambrose Burnside
  • Benjamin Butler
  • George Meade
  • Winfield Scott Hancock
  • Joe Hooker
  • Joshua Chamberlain
  • David Farragut
  • Winfield Scott
  • Robert Gould Shaw
Confederate military Leaders:

  • Robert E. Lee
  • PT Beauregard
  • Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson
  • Jubal Early
  • JEB Stuart
  • Joseph Johnston
  • John Hood
  • James Longstreet
  • George Pickett
  • Nathan Bedford Forrest
  • Stand Watie
  • John Yates Beall
  • Henry Wirz (Andersonville)
Union politicians:

  • Abraham Lincoln
  • George McClellan
  • Stephen Douglas
  • William Seward
  • Edward Stanton
  • Clement Vallandigham

  • Frederick Douglass
  • John Wilkes Booth
  • Matthew Brady
  • Allan Pinkerton
  • Clara Barton
  • Dorothea Dix
  • William Lloyd Garrison

  • Horace Greeley
  • Sarah Slater/Kate Thompson
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Harriet Tubman
  • Maria Tepe
  • Walt Whitman
  • John Brown
  • Dred Scott
  • Mary E Bowser
 Confederate politicians:

  • Jefferson Davis
  • Alexander Stephens
  • William Yancey

US History

SSUSH9 Evaluate key events, issues, and individuals related to the Civil War
a. Explain the importance of the growing economic disparity between the North and the South
through an examination of population, functioning railroads, and industrial output.
b. Discuss Lincoln’s purpose in using emergency powers to suspend habeas corpus, issuing
the Emancipation Proclamation, and delivering the Gettysburg and Second Inaugural
c. Examine the influences of Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson,
William T. Sherman, and Jefferson Davis.
d. Explain the importance of Fort Sumter, Antietam, Vicksburg, Gettysburg, and Atlanta, as
well as the impact of geography on these battles.

Mon: Video Gettysburg

Notes: North vs South – populations, economies, railroads, industry

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Tuesday: Video Gettysburg

Notes: Lincoln Civil War- suspension of rights, Emancipation Proclamation, Gettysburg Address

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Wednesday:  Computer lab-  Civil War Project

Thursday:  Pre-Civil War/Civil War wrap up

Review for Test

Fri- Test Civil War


US History

SSUSH8 Explore the relationship between slavery, growing north-south divisions, and
westward expansion that led to the outbreak of the Civil War

Mon: Texas Independence and Mexican American War

Focus: The Alamo & Results of Mexican American War

HW  :  Map Activity Pgs 217,219, 224

PowerPoint / Notes

Tues: Slavery and Western Expansion


Compromise of 1850/Fugitive Slave Act/Kansas Nebraska Act

Dred Scott Decision: Supreme Court Case Review

Lincoln Douglas Debates

John Brown/Harpers Ferry

Secession in 1860

HW: Lesson 3 Review Pg 247

SSUSH9 Evaluate key events, issues, and individuals related to the Civil War

Wed: Civil War

People Search Activity/Pretest of Knowledge on Civil War

PowerPoint/Notes Ch 9

HW: Lesson Review PG 259

Thurs: No Class 1/2 day

Friday: Civil War : Crashcourse Video Clip

Key Battles of Civil War