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Foundations of Government Unit Calendar

Day One


Harrison Bergeron Assigned

Day Two

Syllabus and Computer Procedures

Day Three



Day Four

Harrison Bergeron Due

Day Five

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

Day Six

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

V1 SA 1

Day Seven

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

V2-4 SA 1

Day Eight

can examine the functions and dysfunctions of government.

V5-6 SA 1

Day Nine

Saints and the Roughnecks Discussion. 

Day Ten

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

V1 SA 2

Day Eleven

No School


Day Twelve

No School


Day Thirteen 

I can compare the four origins of State theories.

V12-5 SA 3

Day Fourteen 

I can identify four characteristics of the “state”.

V7-10 SA 4-5

Day Fifteen 

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

Card Game Simulation.

Day Sixteen

I can articulate the ideas of republican government, the common good, and civic virtue.

V16-24 SA 6

Day Seventeen

I can classify governments from around the world into categories based on participation, location, and legislative presidential relationship.      

Day Eighteen

I can list and describe the basic concepts of democracy. 

V25-31 SA 6



Day Nineteen

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

V 32-35 SA 7

Day Twenty

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

V36-41 SA 7

Day Twenty-One

RAV Simulation

Day Twenty-Two

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

V41-45  SA 8

Day Twenty-Three

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

V45-51 SA 8


Foundations of Government Review 


Foundations of Government Exam


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.
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