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2020-21 LESSON PLANS

LESSON PLANS FOR MAY 10, 2021

Quote of the Week:
Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.

Monday, May 10, 2021 - Day #1 (Hours 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 7)
Introduce the Judicial Branch Unit
Judicial Branch Assignment
Judicial Branch Notes

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - Day #2 (Hours 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8)
Judicial Branch Power Point

Chapter 18 – The Federal Court System

Section 1: The National Judiciary

Objectives:
1) explain why the Constitution created a national judiciary, and describe its structure.
2) identify the criteria that determine whether a case is within the jurisdiction of a federal court, and compare the types of jurisdiction.
3) outline the process for appointing federal judges, and list their terms of office.
4) understand the impact of judicial philosophy.
5) examine the roles of court officers.

A) Creation of a national Judiciary
B) Federal Court Jurisdiction
C) Types of Jurisdiction
D) Federal Judges
E) Court Officers

Section 2: The Inferior Courts

Objectives:
1) describe the structure and jurisdiction of the federal district courts.
2) describe the structure and jurisdiction of the federal courts of appeals.
3) describe the structure and jurisdiction of the two other constitutional courts.

A) The District Courts
B) The Courts of Appeals
C) Courts of International Trade

Section 3: The Supreme Court

Objectives:
1) define the concept of judicial review.
2) outline the scope of the Supreme Court’s jurisdiction.
3) examine how cases reach the Supreme Court.
4) summarize the way the Court operates.

A) Judicial Review
B) Supreme Court Jurisdiction
C) How Cases Reach the Court
D) How the Court Operates

Section 4: The Special Courts

Objectives:
1) contrast the jurisdiction of the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
2) explain how a citizen may sue the United States government in the Court of Federal Crimes.
3) examine the roles of the territorial courts and those of the District of Columbia courts.
4) explain what types of cases are brought to the Tax Court.

A) Military and Veterans Claims Courts
B) Other Special Courts

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - Day #3 (Hours 3, 4, 1, 7, 8, and 5)
No Class

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - Day #4 (Hours 4, 1, 2, 8, 5, and 6)
Chapter 19 – Civil Liberties:  First Amendment Freedoms
Section 1: The Unalienable Rights
Section 2: Freedom of Religion
Section 3: Freedom of Speech and Press
Section 4: Freedom of Assembly and Petition

Chapter 20 – Civil Liberties:  Protecting Individual Rights
Section 1: Due Process of Law
Section 2: Freedom and Security of the Person
Section 3: Rights of the Accused
Section 4: Punishment

Chapter 21 – Civil Rights:  Equal Justice Under Law
Section 1: Diversity and Discrimination in American Society
Section 2: Equality Before the Law
Section 3: Federal Civil Rights Laws
Section 4: American Citizenship

Friday, May 14, 2021 - Day #1 (Hours 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 7)
Top 10 Supreme Court Cases Power Point
10 Supreme Court Cases Every Teen Should Know Handout

LESSON PLANS FOR MAY 17, 2021

Quote of the Week:
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.

Monday, May 17, 2021 - Day #2 (Hours 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8)
Judicial Branch Quiz (Assignment Due)


Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - Day #3 (Hours 3, 4, 1, 7, 8, and 5)

No Class

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - Day #4 (Hours 4, 1, 2, 8, 5, and 6) 
Introduce Citizenship Handbook
Citizenship Handbook Study Guide
Citizenship Handbook Lessons
Citizenship Handbook Flash Cards

Thursday, May 20, 2021 - Day #1 Hours 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 7) 
Review for Citizenship Test
1800s History Handout
Early America Handout
Equality and Freedom Handout
Establishing Independence Handout
Executive Branch Handout
Judicial Branch Handout
Legislative Branch Handout
Rights and Responsibilities Handout
Symbols and Celebrations Handout
US Constitution Handout
US Geography Handout
US History Since 1900 Handout 


Friday, May 22, 2021 - Day #2 (Hours 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8)
Review for Citizenship Test
1800s History Handout
Early America Handout
Equality and Freedom Handout
Establishing Independence Handout
Executive Branch Handout
Judicial Branch Handout
Legislative Branch Handout
Rights and Responsibilities Handout
Symbols and Celebrations Handout
US Constitution Handout
US Geography Handout
US History Since 1900 Handout 

LESSON PLANS FOR JANUARY 18, 2021 - HYBRID SCHEDULE

Quote of the Week:
Leadership is the ability to get people to do what they don't want to do and like doing it.

All make-up work must be turned in by Thursday, January 20, 2021

Monday, January 18, 2021, 2020 - Day #4 (Letters L - Z in School; A - K Virtual - Hours 3, 4, 1, 7, 8, and 5)
US Citizenship Test (Assignment Due)


Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - Day #3 (Hours 3, 4, 1, 7, 8, and 5)


Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - Day #4 (Hours 4, 1, 2, 8, 5, and 6)

Thursday, May 20, 2021 - Day #1 (Hours 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 7)


Friday, May 21, 2021 - 
Day #2 (Hours 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8)
 

2nd Semester 2020-21

LESSON PLANS FOR JANUARY 25, 2021

Quote of the Week:
You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late.

Monday, January 25, 2021 - Day #1 (Letters A - K in School; L - Z Virtual - Hours 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 7) 
Classroom Rules and Expectations
American Government Class Syllabus
Textbook Issue and Registration / Schoology Registration
Textbook Registration

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 -