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American Government - Grade 12 - Week Two

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 12th Grade  

American Government 

Week 2 April 6 - April 10 

 

Social Studies Objectives: Students will be able to: 

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

Lesson 2- Pick 3 resources to read and explore about the 13th and 14th Amendments. 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.

Independent Civic Action Project 

Project idea 1-Write a letter to your local, state of federal government stating your opinion about the response to the coronavirus crisis. 

Project idea 2-Design a comic strip depicting an issue or event related to the 13th and 14th Amendments or an issue related to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Project idea 3-Write a letter to the editor (newspaper, magazine or online publication) explaining your perspective on the stimulus package. 

Enrichment Activities 

Produce something creative (i.e. a poem, song, poster, collage, drawing/painting etc.) expressing your feelings or thoughts about a current event that you are passionate about.
 

Assessments 

Construct an argument (e.g. detailed outline, poster, essay, ppt etc.) that explains your’ position on one of the issues surrounding the coronavirus pandemic (i.e. The Stimulus Package, ICE Raids, President Trump, Governor Ducey, Mayor Romero etc.). 

Vocabulary

Pandemic: occurring over a wide geographic area and affecting a exceptionally high proportion of the population. 

Coronavirus disease: is an infectious disease (COVID-19) causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as cough, fever and difficulty breathing. 

Migrants: one that migrates, such as a person who moves regularly in order to find work especially harvesting crops. 

Stimulus package: coordinated effort to increase government spending and lower taxes and interest rates in order to stimulate the economy. 

Essential workers: are the personnel needed to maintain essential services like health care/human services, law enforcement etc.

Flattening the curve: refers to community isolation measures that keep the daily level of disease cases at a manageable level. 

Social distancing: a public health tactic, in which people stay away from crowds, to prevent spreading a disease. 

Stigma: a mark of shame or discredit. 

Black Codes: laws governing the conduct of African Americans (free blacks) passed during the Reconstruction era, intended to restrict the freedom of African Americans. 

Reconstruction: period in U.S. history (1865-1877) following the Civil War during which attempts were made to redress the inequalities of slavery.  

ICE Raids: swift round-ups coordinated by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E.) to detain and deport undocumented people at their homes and workplace. 

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