Unit One: Principals and Foundations of Government
this unit, students
will study the fundamental principles and moral values of American democracy as expressed in the U.S. Constitution and other
of American democracy. We
will focus on the following big idea:
The U.S. Constitution is a living document
based on evolving interpretations of the meaning of democracy.
1) Read Chapters 1-4 in Glencoe’s
American Government Textbook
______/0 (pages 4 through 112)
2) Worksheet assignments aligned with textbook
3) “Standard Deviations” video exercise(s)
4) Poster Project (Details forthcoming)
5) Notebook Check
6) Unit Exam
______/50 There will be a test on this Foundations unit. Be
sure to pay attention and take notes during lectures. And, STUDY before the test.
The test is mostly multiple-choice, but there will be a short written section.
NOTEBOOK: Your notebook is a very large grade in this class, and you will need good notes
to study for tests and quizzes. Be sure to take good notes during lectures. Also, you can get extra credit by putting information, articles, pictures or your
commentary in your notebook as long as it relates to what we are studying.