This product includes everything you need to teach a 9-day unit on The Origins and Principles of American Government for your secondary civics/U.S. Government class.
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This purchase includes the following products:
1-page handout: Unit Introduction (includes standards, essential questions and vocabulary terms)
1-page: Budget Vocabulary Matrix
Forms of Government PowerPoint Presentation
What is Democracy PowerPoint Presentation
How Democratic Are We? Activity
GALLERY WALK Philosophers of Enlightenment
Lecture Republican Government PowerPoint Presentation
Unit Test (Summative Assessment) and Review Game
All products include all necessary power points, worksheets, handouts, links to film clips, lesson plans, etc.
This unit is based on California Standards:
12.9 Students analyze the origins, characteristics, and development of different political systems across time, with emphasis on the quest for political democracy, its advances, and its obstacles.
3.Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of federal, con federal, and unitary systems of government.
12.1 Students explain the fundamental principles and moral values of American democracy as expressed in the U.S. Constitution and other essential documents of American democracy.
3. Explain how the U.S. Constitution reflects a balance between the classical republican concern with promotion of the public good and the classical liberal concern with protecting individual rights; and discuss how the basic premises of liberal constitutionalism and democracy are joined in the Declaration of Independence as "self-evident truths."
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