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August 11 -15

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Discussion: Why study Civics? What do think it means to be a good citizen?

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Practice SOL to assess students present knowledge of Civics

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CITIZENSHIP AND GOVERNMENT IN A DEMOCRACY

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VA Civics standards of learning


CE.1 b,c,g
CE.2a
CE.3a,b
CE.4b,c,e,g
CE.11c
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Students will learn about aspects of American govt. and citizenship


Objectives
After studying this chapter students will be able to:
-analyze different functions of government
-describe the process of naturalization
-explain how diversity contributes to the culture of United States

ASSESSMENT
Daily discussions
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Section 1 Govt. of the people, by the people, and for the people
Explain why people need government
Identify the forms and purposes of government

August 18-22

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Section 3 The Diversity of Americans


Discuss how and why Americans represent diverse cultures
Name the values that hold Americans together

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Section 2 The Path to Citizenship


Describe how people become US citizens
Explain how both legal and illegal aliens can live in the US

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August 25-29

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Roots of American Democracy


Students will learn about origins and development of democratic institutions
Objectives
After studying this chapter students will be able to:
Explain British legal influences on the American colonies
Analyze the colonists path to independence
Describe the first federal government
VA Civics standards of learning
CE.1b,c,g
CE.2a,b,c,d
CE.3b
CE.4b,f
CE.5f
CE.6b
CE.7c
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ASSESSMENT
Daily discussions
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Section 1 Our English Heritage
Examine English traditions of limited and representative govt.
Describe how colonists transplanted English ideas of govt. tried to tighten control over
Section 2 The Birth of a Democratic Nation
Identify the ways the British govt. tried to tighten control over its American colonies
Describe the ways American colonists resisted and rejected British control

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Section 3 The Nations First Government


Describe how the original states fashioned their constitutions
Explain why the articles of Confederation were ineffective

September 1-5
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ROOTS OF AMERICA DEMOCRACY(cont) all week this week

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ROOTS OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY(cont) all week this week

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TEST ROOTS OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY

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September 15-19
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Review Test
This week in news
Look at newspaper

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THE CONSTITUTION
The students will learn about the origins and development of democratic institutions

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Objectives
After studying this chapter students will be able to:

-Relate the events of Constitutional Convention


-Describe the birth of the U.S. Constitution
-Explain the structure of the Constitution
-Analyze the principles of the Constitution

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CE.2a
CE.2b
CE.2c
CE.5f
CE.6b
CE.7c
ASSESSMENT
Daily discussions
Worksheets
Pre test
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Section 1 The Constitution
Identify the delegates who attended the Constitutional Convention
Discuss the rules the delegates adopted to conduct business at the Constitutional Convention
Section 2 Creating and Ratifying the Constitution
Describe the plans of government offered by delegates at the Constitutional Convention
Identify the compromises agreed upon by the delegates
Section 3 The Structure of the Constitution
Describe how the Constitution is organized
Explain what three parts of the Constitution accomplish
Section 4 Principles Underlying the Constitution
Discuss how the framers of the Constitution structured the U.S. government to limit the scope and distribute power
Identify the principles of government contained in the U.S. Constitution

September 22-26
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THE CONSTITUTION (cont. all week)

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THE CONSTITUTION (cont.)

THE BILL OF RIGHTS


Students examine the Bill of Rights
Objectives
After studying this chapter students will be able to:

-Describe First amendment freedoms


-Explain the rights listed in the Bill of Rights
-Explain how minority rights are protected by the Bill of Rights
-Describe the civil rights movement

VA Civics standards of learning


CE.1aCE.1b
CE.1c
CE.2b
CE.2d
CE.3b
CE.4b
CE.4f
CE.10d
ASSESSMENT
Daily discussions
Worksheets
Pre test
Test

October 6-10
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Section 1 The First Amendment


Explain how the First amendment guarantees basic freedoms
Define limits to the First Amendments freedoms
Section 2 Other Guarantees in the Bill of Rights
Describe how The Bill of Rights protects the rights of the accused
Name other rights and freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights
Section 3 Extending the Bill of Rights
Discuss how the Civil War amendments were intended to extend civil liberties to African Americans
Understand how the Seventeenth, Nineteenth, Twenty-third, Twenty-fourth, and Twenty-sixth amendments extended voting rights
Section 4 The Civil Rights Struggle
Summarize why African Americans began the struggle for civil rights
Identify gains won by the civil rights movement

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PRACTICE TEST

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October 13-17
CIVICS

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Continue Review

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TEST THE CONSTITUTION AND THE BILL OF RIGHTS

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Review Test
Discuss Current Affairs
Puzzle The Constitution

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EARLY DISMISSAL (No Class)

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NO SCHOOL

October 20-24
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CE.1a
CE.1b
CE.1c
CE.1g
CE.5a
CE.6a
CE.6b
CE.6c
CE.6d
CE.7a
CE.7b
CE.7c
CE.7d
CE.8a
CE.8b
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CE.9b
CE.9c
CE.10a
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FEDERALISM, SEPARATION OF POWER, AND CHECKS AND BALANCES


Students examine our Federal System and the relationship between the branches of government and levels of
Objectives
After studying this chapter students will be able to:

Describe our Federal System of Government


Understand the separation of power and checks and balances between the three branches
Understand the powers of the three levels of government
Show the relationship between the levels of government
Know who are the leaders (elected officials) of the various branches of government and on each level of gove

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October 27-31
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November 3-7
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FEDERALISM, SEPARATION OF POWER, AND CHECKS AND BALANCES (cont. all week)

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November 10-14
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TEST REVIEW

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FEDERALISM, SEPARATION OF POWER, AND CHECKS AND BALANCES (cont. all week)

TEST
FEDERALISM, SEPARATION OF POWER, AND CHECKS AND BALANCES

November 17-21
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CONGRESS THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH


Describe the organization and work of Congress

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Explain how Congress works
Describe the powers of Congress
Examine the work of those employed by Congress
Describe how a bill becomes a law

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CE.1a
CE.1b
CE.1c
CE.5a
CE.6a
CE.6b
CE.6c
CE.6d
CE.10a
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Daily discussions
Worksheets
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Section 1 How Congress is Organized
Explain how Congress is organized
Examine the role of committees in Congress

November 24-28

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CONGRESS THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH (continued)


Section 2 The Powers of Congress
Identify the powers the Constitution gives to Congress
Cite the powers the Constitution denies to Congress

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December 1-5
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CONGRESS THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH (continued)

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Section 3 Representing the People


Describe the benefits that members of Congress enjoy
Understand the duties of congressional support staff

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Section 4
Describe how bills are introduced
Identify what actions a president can take once a bill has been passed by Congress

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December 8-12

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CONGRESS THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH (continued)

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December 15-19

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CONGRESS THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH (continued)


REVIEW TEST

RE-TEST THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

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CHRISTMAS BREAK BEGINS

JANUARY 5-9

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THE PRESIDENT AND THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH


Students examine the executive branch

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CE.1a
CE.1b
CE.1c
CE.6a
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Explain the constitutional provision for the presidency
Examine the duties of the president
Describe the relationship between the presidency and foreign policy
Describe the federal bureaucracy

Section 1 The President and Vice President


Name the qualifications for becoming president
Explain how a president is elected
List the order of presidential succession

JANUARY 12-16

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Section 2 The Presidents Job


Identify constitutional powers of the president
Discuss the roles of the president

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January 19-23

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Section 3 Making Foreign Policy


Enumerate the goals of foreign policy
Distinguish between the roles of the president and Congress in making foreign policy

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Section 4 Presidential Advisers and Executive Agencies


Describe how the Executive Office of the President helps the president
Examine the duties of the federal bureaucracy

January 26-30
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February 2-6

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CE.1a
CE.1b
CE.1c
CE.5a
CE.6a
CE.6b
CE.6c
CE.6d
CE.10a
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REVIEW TEST/RETEST

THE JUDICIAL BRANCH


Students learn about the judicial branch of the United States Government as well as the state court system
Objectives
Explain the federal court system and the state court system
Explain the various kinds of cases handled by the federal and state systems
Explain the Supreme Courts role in the court system
Discuss the criteria the Supreme Court uses in hearing cases

February 9-13
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Section 1 The Federal Court System


Explain the development of the federal court system
Identify the kinds of cases handled in federal courts

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Section 2 The State Court System


Explain the organization of the state court system
Identify the kinds of cases heard in state courts
Explain the relationship between the federal and state court systems

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March 2-6

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Section 3 How Federal Courts are Organized


Contrast the levels of federal courts
Explain how federal judges are selected

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Section 4 The United States Supreme Court


Describe the types of people who serve as Supreme Court justices
Identify the powers of the Supreme Court

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March 9-13

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March 23-27
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Section 5 Deciding Cases at the Supreme Court


Explain the steps taken by the Supreme Court in deciding which cases to hear
Describe the factors that influence Supreme Court decisions

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TEST THE JUDICIAL BRANCH


SPRING BREAK BEGINS

APRIL 6-10

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LAST DAY OF SPRING BREAK

REVIEW TEST ON POLITICAL PARTIES

ECONOMICS
Students learn about economic wants, resources and the decisions that must be made about using resources to sati
management will be analyzed to help students be smart consumers and plan for a career. Governments role in our

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CE.11a
CE.11b
CE.11c
CE.12a
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CE.13a
CE.13b
CE.13c
CE.13d
CE.13e
CE.13f
CE.14 a/b/c/d/e/f

APRIL 13-17
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ASSESSMENT
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Why Societies have economies


In an economic system scarce resources are used to produce and distribute goods and services that satisfy peoples needs and wants
Basic economic decisions
Include what and how much to produce, how to produce it, and for who to produce it
Three types of economies
Include traditional command, and market economies

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The Principles of our Market Economy


A market economy is based on an exchange of labor, wages, capital, goods, and services- all regulated by laws of supply and demand
The Role of Business in the American Economy
In a market economy, goods and services are produced by privately owned businesses. Sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporatio
Labor in the American Economy
Industrialization changed the way Americans worked. Workers tried to from labor unions to improve their conditions, but business owne

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Managing your Money


It is important to manage the money you earn so that you do not spend more than you have. You can keep track of your fixed and variab
Spending and Saving
People must consider major expenses carefully. Smart spending decisions include comparing prices and quality, resisting sales pressure,

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APRIL 20-24
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APRIL 27-MAY 1

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MAY 11-15

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SERIES REVIVING THE CONSTITUTION

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Session 2 The Founders Constitution

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Session 3 The Constitution and the Civil War

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Session 4 Is the Constitution Outdated?

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Session 5 The Duties of All Citizens

Session 1 Americas Founding Principles

MAY 18-22

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LAST DAY OF SCHOOL