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American Government - Grade 12 - Week Four

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12th Grade American Government

Week 4 April 27-May 1

Weekly Packet

Social Studies Objectives: Students will be able to:

  • present arguments and explanations that feature ideas and perspectives on issues and topics.

Lesson 3- Pick 3 other resources to read and explore. Then create a 3-column chart, with each column representing one of the resources, and write 3-5 facts for each column.

Independent Civic Action Project
Project idea 1-Write a letter to your state representative stating your opinion on gun control.
Project idea 2-Draw a political cartoon addressing a particular politician or the election process in general.
Project idea 3-Research the second amendment in order to establish a position on the issue.

Assessments:
Construct an argument (e.g. detailed outline, poster, essay, ppt etc.) that explains your position on one of the issues surrounding the first amendment (i.e. the 2020 election, the electoral college, gun control etc.).

Enrichment Activities:
Produce something creative (i.e. a poem, song, poster, collage, drawing/painting etc.) expressing your thoughts about one of the issues discussed in this week’s resources. (i.e. the 2020 election, the electoral college, gun control etc.).

Vocabulary

Electoral College: a body of electors representing each state that elect the president and vice president of the U.S.

Super Delegates: delegate to a political party’s convention who can vote for any candidate regardless of the results of a popular vote.

Militia: a body of citizens organized for military service.

Political Convention: an assembly of delegates of a political party for the purpose of formulating and platform and picking candidates.

Populous: densely populated, having a large population (i.e. the states of New York, California, Texas etc.).

Legislation: the enactments of a legislator or legislative body (The Congress & Senate).

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