Ss-5-gc-u-1 Students will understand that the government of the United States was developed from a colonial base of representative democracy by people who envisioned an independent country and new purposes for the government ss-5-gc-s-1



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SS-5-GC-U-1

Students will understand that the government of the United States was developed from a colonial base of representative democracy by people who envisioned an independent country and new purposes for the government.



SS-5-GC-S-1

Students will demonstrate an understanding of government, using information from print and non-print sources (e.g., documents, informational passages/texts, interviews, digital and environmental):



  1. investigate the basic functions of the United States Government, as defined in the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution, (e.g., establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, secure the blessings of liberty) and explain their significance today

  2. explain how democratic governments work to promote the “common good” (e.g., making, enacting, enforcing laws that protect rights and property of all citizens)

SS-05-1.1.1

Students will describe the basic purposes of the U.S. Government as defined in the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution (to establish justice, to ensure domestic tranquility, to provide for the common defense, to promote the general welfare, to secure the blessings of liberty); give examples of services the U.S. Government provides (e.g., armed forces, interstate highways, national parks) and analyze the importance of these services to citizens today.

DOK 3

SS-05-1.1.2

Students will explain and give examples of how democratic governments function (by making, enacting and enforcing laws) to promote the “common good” (e.g., public smoking ban, speed limits, seat belt requirements).

DOK 3




SS-5-GC-U-2

Students will understand that the United States Government was formed to establish order, provide security and accomplish common goals.



SS-5-GC-S-1

Students will demonstrate an understanding of government, using information from print and non-print sources (e.g., documents, informational passages/texts, interviews, digital and environmental):



  1. investigate the basic functions of the United States Government, as defined in the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution, (e.g., establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, secure the blessings of liberty) and explain their significance today

  2. explain how democratic governments work to promote the “common good” (e.g., making, enacting, enforcing laws that protect rights and property of all citizens)

SS-05-1.1.1

Students will describe the basic purposes of the U.S. Government as defined in the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution (to establish justice, to ensure domestic tranquility, to provide for the common defense, to promote the general welfare, to secure the blessings of liberty); give examples of services the U.S. Government provides (e.g., armed forces, interstate highways, national parks) and analyze the importance of these services to citizens today.

DOK 3

SS-05-1.1.2

Students will explain and give examples of how democratic governments function (by making, enacting and enforcing laws) to promote the “common good” (e.g., public smoking ban, speed limits, seat belt requirements).

DOK 3

SS-5-GC-U-3

Students will understand that the fundamental

values and principles (e.g., liberty, justice,

individual human dignity) of American

democracy are expressed in historical

documents (e.g., the Declaration of

Independence, the Constitution of the

United States, including the Preamble and the

Bill of Rights).


SS-5-GC-S-3

Students will analyze information from print and non-print sources (e.g., documents, informational passages/texts, interviews, digital and environmental) to describe fundamental values and principles of American democracy (e.g., liberty, justice) found in the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution; explain their significance today



SS-05-1.3.1

Students will explain the basic principles of democracy (e.g., justice, equality, responsibility, freedom) found in significant U.S. historical documents (Declaration of Independence, U. S. Constitution, Bill of Rights) and analyze why they are important to citizens today.

DOK 3

SS-5-GC-U-4

Students will understand that the Constitution of the United States establishes a government of limited powers that are shared among different levels and branches.



SS-5-GC-S-2

Students will describe the basic duties of the three branches of government (executive, legislative, judicial); explain why the framers of the U.S. Constitution felt it was important to establish a government with limited powers that are shared among different branches and different levels (e.g., local, state, federal)



SS-05-1.2.1

Students will identify the three branches of the U.S. Government, explain the basic duties of each branch (executive-enforce the laws, legislative-make the laws, judicial- interpret the laws) and identify important national/federal offices/leaders, (President, Vice-President, Congress, House, Senate, U.S. Senators, U.S. Representatives, U.S. Supreme Court, judges) associated with each branch.

DOK 2

SS-05-1.2.2

Students will explain why the framers of the Constitution felt it was important to establish a government where powers are shared across different levels (local, state, national/federal) and branches (executive, legislative, judicial).

DOK 2

SS-5-GC-U-5

Students will understand that as members of a democratic society, all citizens of the United States have certain rights and responsibilities, including civic participation.



SS-5-GC-S-4

Students will investigate the rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizens:



  1. describe and give examples of specific rights guaranteed to all U.S. citizens in the Bill of Rights (e.g., freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of press) and explain why they are important today

  2. describe some of the responsibilities U.S. citizens have in order for democratic governments to function effectively (e.g. voting, community service, paying taxes) and find examples of civic participation in current events/news (e.g., television, radio, articles, Internet)

SS-05-1.3.2

Students will describe specific rights and responsibilities individuals have as citizens of the United States (e.g., voting in national elections) and explain why civic engagement is necessary to preserve a democratic society.

DOK 3


SS-05-1.1.1

  1. What major event influenced the Founding Fathers to create the government that is described in the constitution?

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SS-05-1.2.2

  1. Why would the Founding Fathers want a government that has the powers separated by three powers?

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SS-05-1.1.1

  1. What was the first government created after the Revolutionary War?

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  1. Using the Declaration of Independence, what did our Founding Fathers state that the citizens can do if the Government is not doing their job?

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SS-05-1.1.1

  1. Define the following vocabulary in your own words and provide an example of a service that the government provides to the citizens today:

    1. Establish Justice: _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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    1. Common Defense ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________




    1. Promote the General Welfare ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________




    1. Secure the Blessings of Liberty ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


SS-05-1.1.1

Define the following vocabulary in your own words and provide an example of a service that the government provides to the citizens today




    1. Posterity _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


SS-05-1.1.2

  1. How does a democratic government function to promote the common good?

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  1. Provide three examples of how the government has promoted the common good.




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    1. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________



    1. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


SS-05-1.3.1


  1. Explain why the following vocabulary words, that can be found in the Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights, are Important to citizens today. Each word should have at least a couple of sentences for the explanation. Use each set of lines for one word.

Vocabulary words: Justice, Equality, Responsibility, Freedom




    1. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________




    1. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________




    1. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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    1. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


SS-05-1.2.1


  1. List the three branches of the U.S. Government and explain their main responsibility, identify their important leaders.


Branch 1: ________________________

Leaders:_________________________

Main Responsiblities:____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Branch 1: ________________________

Leaders:_________________________

Main Responsiblities:____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Branch 1: ________________________

Leaders:_________________________

Main Responsiblities:____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

SS-05-1.2.1

Fill in the missing squares on the matrix below on how that branch checks and balances each other. Using the top row as the starting branch, how does the Executive branch check the legislative branch? Then how does the Executive Branch balance the Legislative Branch?



Branch

Legislative

Executive

Judicial

Legislative

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Checks:


Balances:

Checks:


Balances:

Executive

Checks:
Balances:


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Checks:
Balances:



Judicial

Checks:


Balances:

Checks:


Balances:

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SS-05-1.2.1

  1. List the three branches of Government

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  1. List the three levels of Government

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  1. Explain the differences between the two.

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SS-05-1.3.2

  1. What responsibilities do citizens have?

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  1. Why must we engage in our civil responsibilities to keep a democratic society?

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SS-05-5.2.1

  1. Explain the significance of the Amendments listed in the Bill of Rights and how they affect citizens today.

First Amendment : _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Second Amendment: _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Third Amendment: _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Fourth Amendment: _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Fifth Amendment: _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Sixth Amendment: _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


Seventh Amendment: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Eighth Amendment: _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


Ninth Amendment: _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Tenth Amendment:

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