Tensions between Federal and State Governments and how your vote can make the difference.
I noticed that most of my students felt apathetic toward the topic of government, but when we first began to talk about it, they revealed that their idea of government is, in fact, their experience of politics. They are tired of politicians and so believe government is useless. In order to get them on board, I found I had to take them all the way back to the necessity of government at the founding of the country and then walk them up to the point of the importance of their participating in voting.
This unit will cover 5 weeks of instruction.
Unit Created by Nancy Murray
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Day 2 Homework - Step 1: Watch "Who Rules?"
Day 3 Lab - Pre-Reading: Founding documents of the United States
Day 5 - Watch video of Hamilton Cast performing "My Shot"
Day 5 - Homework: Read and Annotate "Our Government - The Constitution" from the White House
Day 6 - Lab: Read the following article:
Day 7 Lab - Step 1: Watch "History of Women's Movement"
Day 7 Lab - Step 2: Review "History of Voting" Handout
Day 8 Class - Step 1: Examine the chart on Checks and Balances
Day 8 Lab - Step 3: Review History of Marijuana on the Ballot Box
Day 9 Lab - Step 2: Identify Congressional district, Senators, and Representatives
Day 10 Class & Lab - Step 1: Identify a bill that interests or concerns you which is currently in some stage of the process of becoming a law
Day 10 Class & Lab - Step 2: Learn more about the bill
Check each week's box for library databases, help, and more.
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