Each unit includes detailed lesson plans with engaging activities, projects, PowerPoints, guided notes, interactive notebook pages, digital Google Drive resources, assessments, and links to review games on Kahoot, Quizlet, & more!
In Unit 1, students define the state, analyze how government began, and review different forms of government, including the characteristics of democracy.
Unit 2 looks at the foundations of America's government. This begins with looking at Ancient Athens and Rome and continues through important English documents and the Enlightenment.
Next, students spend 3 weeks analyzing the Constitution. From the Articles of Confederation to Ratification, each aspect of America's founding document is covered!
Students review the political spectrum & how political parties campaign, nominate candidates, and operate.
This unit looks at campaign finance laws, the Electoral College, gerrymandering, and "fake news".
A thorough overview of the Legislative Branch, including a fantastic "Mock Congress" simulation.
An engaging unit on the Presidency, cabinet, & executive agencies, with primary sources, projects, & more!
A thorough overview of America's court system. Includes a PBL on landmark Supreme Court cases & more!
Covers what civil liberties are, when they have been taken away, & the role they play in society today.
Reviews American foreign policies from the past & today, diplomacy, and international organizations.
Covers state and local government systems, with a focus on community and service learning.
Includes review games & materials to prep for state assessments and 2 editable final exam options.
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