POTUS Power! This question exploration examines what makes up the offices of the President and Vice-Present of the United States of America.
The Question Exploration Routine is an instructional method that teachers can use to help a diverse student population understand a body of content information by carefully answering a critical question to arrive at a main idea answer. Students taught using the question exploration routine earn higher total test scores than students taught using the lecture-discussion method.
Personally, I use the Question Exploration Routine to figure out what I want to say and how I want to say it. I keeps my "Sage on the Stage" time limited to what fits onto 2 pages. This product includes the completed question exploration guide, and the student guide blanked except for vocabulary, scaffolding questions, and graphics already filled in. It also includes recommended activities, and videos. It is in Microsoft Word .doc form so that Ts can customize the discussion to fit the needs of their Ss.
It covers the following Florida Next Generation Sunshine State Standard Benchmarks: Students Will Be Able To (SWBAT):
SS.7.C.3.1 Compare different forms of government (direct democracy, representative democracy, socialism, communism, monarchy, oligarchy, autocracy).
SS.7.C.3.2 Compare parliamentary, federal, confederal, and unitary systems of government.
SS.7.C.3.3 Illustrate the structure and function (three branches of government established in Articles I, II, and III with corresponding powers) of government in the United States as established in the Constitution.
SS.7.C.3.8 Analyze the structure, functions, and processes of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches.
SS.7.C.3.12 Analyze the significance and outcomes of landmark Supreme Court cases including, but not limited to United States v. Nixon, and Bush v. Gore.
SS.7.C.4.1 Differentiate concepts related to U.S. domestic and foreign policy.