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Foundations of Government Unit Calendar

January 30

No School 




January 31





February 1

Syllabus and iPad Procedures



February 2




February 3

Harrison Bergeron 



February 6 

I can use the functionalist perspective of Government to begin to understand its necessity. 


February 7

I can identify the functions and dysfunctions of Voter ID ballot proposals and legislation. 


February 8 

I can explain why the Founders believed that people need a government.



February 9

I can examine the functions and dysfunctions of government.



February 10

Saints and the Roughnecks Discussion. 



February 13

I can analyze the “state of nature” and ultimately express the need for governmental structure.

February 14

I can compare the four origins of State theories.


February 15

I can identify four characteristics of the “state”.



February 16

I can describe how power is divided between difference types of government.

Card Game Simulation.

February 17 

No School 




February 20 

No School 





February 21

I can list and describe the basic concepts of democracy. 




February 22

I can identify the major documents that created the foundation for the United States government.



February 23

I can explain how the Preamble to the Constitution defines the purposes of government.



February 24

Texas vs. Johnson Simulation





February 27

I can explain the ideas of separation of powers and checks and balances.

February 28 

I can know the Founder’s reasons for creating a system that limits governmental power.

March 1

I can list some powers of the three branches of government. 


March 2

Foundations of Government Review 


March 3 

Foundations of Government Unit Exam


Quizlet Vocab

Prezi Lecture Notes

Harrison Bergeron Audio

document Daily Questions Foundations of Government   --  Please work on this progressively throughout the unit. It will be due to days prior to the exam so that I can give it back to you for study purposes. I encourage you to follow the suggested pacing and reach out to me during class, advisory, or before school when you have any questions.
video Functions of Government through Theories of Government   --  Use to answer short answers 1-4 if you missed those class periods or need some additional help.
video Types of Government   --  Use this for review of the ways in which government "rules" or constitutions are implemented.