This is a comprehensive unit (and COMPLETELY editable) that covers the many ideas and concepts essential to understanding the origins and structure of the American political system, better known as the United States Government!
Unit includes: ELEVEN clear and detailed PowerPoint presentations, over 14 unique assignments that can be completed in groups or assigned as INDEPENDENT practice, interactive activities and printables, content-related study guides for multiple films/movies, and an in-depth study guide that will prepare students for the end of the unit assessment (two versions are included along with answer keys)!
The resources included throughout this comprehensive unit cover the following ideas and concepts:
Lesson 1: Why Government?
Lesson 2: Forms of Government
Lesson 3: Forms of Government (cont.)
Lesson 4: Systems of Government
Lesson 5: Three Branches of Gov.
Lesson 6: Colonial History
Lesson 7: Foundations of Independence
Lesson 8: Declaration of Independence
Lesson 9: Constitutional Convention
Lesson 10: Ratification
Lesson 11: American Ideals
This unit of curriculum is a huge collection of valuable presentations, activities, assignments, study guides and assessments that have been classroom-tested and student approved!
This unit can be taught over 3-5 weeks, depending on the teacher, students and/or course.
50+ handouts, 100+ slides, 2 assesments