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Sunday, September 11, 2011

GOV: September 12-16, 2011

MONDAY:
WARM UP: What work did you do for the debate this weekend? What work do you still have to do for the debate? Answer in a paragraph.
OVERVIEW: Legislative and Executive Branches of Government – This unit explores the concepts of representation, power, and cooperation by examining the constitutional requirements and responsibilities for those seeking election to federal, state, and local offices.
ESSENTIAL UNDERSTANDING(S):
·         Elected representatives are often given the power to carry out law making processes and are limited through systematic checks and balances.
·         The principles of federalism, checks and balances, and separation of powers help determine division of power in a limited government
·         In a limited government, voting is one way that citizens exercise their popular sovereignty.
·         Legislative and executive power is subject to financial constraints, bureaucratic capability, and bureaucratic cooperation.
·         Federalism and the ideas of delegated, shared and concurrent, and reserved power help distribute power and responsibility between and among levels of government.
TO DO:
1) Warm Up
2) Break into groups for 10 mins to work on DEBATE
3) Finish up Chapter 2 and transition to Chapter 3
4) Graphic Organizer: The Election Process
5) Create a FLOW CHART or other graphic organizer detail the process for drafting and passing legislation including the checks and balances provided in that process.
MATERIALS NEEDED: Binder; Pen; Textbook
HOMEWORK: Continue working on DEBATE; finish flow chart.

TUESDAY:
WARM UP: How do governments finance themselves?
TO DO:
1) Warm Up
2) Work on Debates for 10 mins
3) Pass out Test Grades; Discuss
4) Government Economics
MATERIALS NEEDED: Binder; Pen
HOMEWORK: Work on Debate and any unfinished work.

WEDNESDAY:
WARM UP: How is the implementation of legislative and executive power hindered by financial constraints, bureaucratic capability, and bureaucratic cooperation?
TO DO:
1) Warm Up
2) Work on Debate 15 mins
3) Graphic Organizer (Venn Diagram) , or other graphic organizer, that compares the structure and functions of the government of Texas to that of the national government.
4) Federalism
MATERIALS NEEDED: Binder; Pen; Textbook
HOMEWORK: Work on Debate and any unfinished work.

THURSDAY:
TAKE ATTENDANCE
WARM UP: Answer one (1) of the two questions: 1. How does federalism contribute to the distribution of power between and among national, state, and local governments? How do the delegated, shared and concurrent, and reserved powers afforded to federal [national] and state/local governments differ? (Look up in textbook) 2. Why is the concept of federalism so critical in a limited government?
TO DO:
1) Warm Up
2) Elections and Leaders
3) Think/Pair/Share
MATERIALS NEEDED: Binder; Pen; Textbook
HOMEWORK: Work on Debate and any unfinished work.

FRIDAY:
TAKE ATTENDANCE
TO DO:
1) LIBRARY
MATERIALS NEEDED: Binder; Pen
HOMEWORK: Work on DEBATE.

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