The United States Constitution

U.S. Government Scope and Sequence

  • Week

    Standards

    Instructional Content

    Activities, Readings, Labs, Interactive Notes, Assignments, etc.

    Assessments

    Other

    1

    USG1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.8, 1.9, 2.5

    Introduction to Govt.

     

    Topic 1 -- Foundations of Govt.

    Topic  1 Notes; Social Contract Group Activity;

    Possible "pop" notebook quiz; Section Assessments

    Journal Entries based on what is being covered that day or a current event happening in the world.

     

    Possible Current Event Assignment

    2

    USG1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.8, 1.9, 2.5

    Topic 1 continued

    Film:  Lord of the Flies; Topic1 Review Game

    Lord of the FliesWorksheet

     

    Topic 1 Review; Topic 1 Test

    Journal Entries based on what is being covered that day or a current event happening in the world.

     

    Possible Current Event Assignment

    3

    USG.1.3, 1.7, 1.8, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.6,2.7,2.8, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2, 5.4, 5.8

    Topic  2 -- Origins of American Govt.

    Topic 2 Notes; Video: John Adams Episode 2; Video: Declaration of independence with Document

    Possible "pop" notebook quiz; Section Assessments

    John Adams connection to Notes; Bill of Rights Activity; Federalist Papers Activity

    Journal Entries based on what is being covered that day or a current event happening in the world.

     

    Possible Current Event Assignment

    4

    USG. 1.3, 1.7, 1.8, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.6,2.7,2.8, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2, 5.4, 5.8

    Topic 2 continued

    Topic 2 Notes; Topic 2 Review Game

    Possible "pop" notebook quiz; Section Assessments

    "Real Life" Constitution Packet

    Topic 2 Review; Topic 2 Test

     

    Journal Entries based on what is being covered that day or a current event happening in the world.

     

    Possible Current Event Assignment

    5

    USG. 1.3, 1.4, 1.9, 1.11, 2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 2.7, 3.1, 3.4, 3.7, 3.9, 3.10,3.15, 4.9, 5.5

    Topic  3 –The Constitution

    Topic 3 Notes; Constitution activity Federalist Papers Reading and Questions

    Possible "pop" notebook quiz; Section Assessments;

     

    Amendment Quiz

    Journal Entries based on what is being covered that day or a current event happening in the world.

     

    Possible Current Event Assignment

    6

    USG.2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.6, 3.16, 3.19, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 5.7

    Topic  3 continued

    Topic 3 Review Game

    Possible "pop" notebook quiz; Section Assessments;

    Topic 3 Review; Topic  3 Test

    Journal Entries based on what is being covered that day or a current event happening in the world.

     

    Possible Current Event Assignment

    7

    USG.2.5, 2.7, 3.2, 3.3, 3.6, 3.7, 4.9, 5.9

    Topic 4 – Legislative Branch

    Topic 4  Notes; Congress Video with questions; "Bill into Law" Activity; Nancy Pelosi on Congress

    Possible "pop" notebook quiz; Section Assessments;

    Journal Entries based on what is being covered that day or a current event happening in the world.

     

    Possible Current Event Assignment

    8

    USG.2.5, 3.2, 3.7, 4.6, 4.7

    Topic 4 continued

    Topic 4 Notes; War Powers Act worksheet; Topic 4 Review Game

    Possible "pop" notebook quiz; Section Assessments;

     

    Topic 4 Review; Topic 4 Test

    Journal Entries based on what is being covered that day or a current event happening in the world.

     

    Possible Current Event Assignment

     

    9

     

    USG.2.5, 3.7, 3.12, 3.13, 3.14, 3.15, 3.20, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 5.8, 5.9

     

    Topic 5+6 -- The President and the Executive Branch

     

    Topic 5+6 Notes; Roles of the President Activity; Video: The Man, The Myth, and The Media;

     

    Possible "pop" notebook quiz; Section Assessments; Presidential Facts Activity

     

    Topic 5+6 Review; Topic s 5+6 Test

     

    Journal Entries based on what is being covered that day or a current event happening in the world.

     

    Possible Current Event Assignment

    10

    USG.2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.11, 3.18, 3.19, 4.5, 5.10, 5.12

    Topic 7 -- Judicial Branch

    Topic 7  Notes; Landmark Court Cases Readings & Activity

    Possible "pop" notebook quiz; Section Assessments;

     

    Topic 7 Review; Topic 7 Test

    Journal Entries based on what is being covered that day or a current event happening in the world.

     

    Possible Current Event Assignment

    11

    USG.2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.14, 3.16, 3.17, 3.20, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.7, 4.8, 4.9, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 5.7, 5.9

    Topic 10-- The Political Process

     

    Topic 8 -- Civil Liberties

    Topic 10 Notes; Topic 8 Notes; Political Party Activity; Civil Liberties Situations

    Possible "pop" notebook quiz; Section Assessments;

    Journal Entries based on what is being covered that day or a current event happening in the world.

     

    Possible Current Event Assignment

    12

     

    Final Exam

    Study Guide Packet

    Government Final Exam

    Final Exam "1 page of Notes"