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American Government - Grade 12 - Week Three

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12th Grade American Government

Week 3 April 20-24

Social Studies Objectives:

Students will be able to:

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

Lessons

Lesson 1- Pick 3 resources, that discuss the history of voting rights in the U.S. Take notes on the ways in which different groups pushed for the right to vote. 

Lesson 2- Pick 3 resources to read and explore about the First Amendment. Write down some facts from each resource.

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.

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. flag burning, school prayer, protesting the govt. etc.).

Independent Civic Action Project

Project idea 1-Write a letter to a local, state of federal rep., addressing a first amendment issue.

Project idea 2-Design a political cartoon that addresses a First Amendment issue.

Project idea 3-Research a voting rights leader and write a summary of their impact.

Independent Civic Action Project

Project idea 1-Write a letter to a local, state of federal rep., addressing a first amendment issue.

Project idea 2-Design a political cartoon that addresses a First Amendment issue.

Project idea 3-Research a voting rights leader and write a summary of their impact.

Vocabulary

Constitutional: being in accordance with or authorized by the constitution of a state or society

Poll tax: a tax of a fixed amount per person levied on adults and linked to the right to vote.

Voting-bloc: a group of voters that are strongly motivated by a specific common(s) that dominate their voting patterns (i.e. Latinos)
Constituency: a body of citizens entitled to elect a representative (as a legislative or executive position)

Platform: a declaration of principles on which a group of persons stands (i.e. principles/policies adopted by a political party).

Assembly: a company of persons gathered for deliberation and legislation, worship, or entertainment.

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