Social 12: Syllabus

Social 12 Syllabus
American Government Syllabus
Mr. Daugherty

Grade Level: 12

Course Description: The United States Government course is designed to provide students with essential knowledge and skills related to the nation’s government and its historical development.

Course Outline:

Unit 1 Foundations of Government

Chapter 1 Role of Government
Chapter 2 Origins of U.S. Government
Chapter 3 The U.S. Constitution
Chapter 4 Federalism

Unit 2 The Legislative Branch

Chapter 5 Role and Powers of Congress
Supplement Chippewa Treaties
Chippewa Treaty Rights
Chapter 6 Congress at Work

Unit 3 The Executive Branch

Chapter 7 The Presidency
Supplement Chippewa Treaties
Chippewa Treaty Rights
Chapter 8 Executive Branch at Work
Chapter 9 Economic Policy
Chapter 10 Foreign Policy and National Security

Unit 4 The Judicial Branch

Chapter 11 The Federal Court System
Chapter 12 The U.S. Legal System

Unit 5 Rights and Responsibilities
Chapter 13 Fundamental Freedoms
Chapter 14 Assuring Individual Rights
Chapter 15 Protecting Civil Rights


Unit 6 The U.S. Political System

Chapter 16 Public Opinion
Chapter 17 Interest Groups
Chapter 18 Political Parties
Chapter 19 The electoral Process








Unit 7 State and Local Government

Chapter 20 State Government
Chapter 21 Local Government
Supplement: Minnesota Chippewa Tribal Government


Unit 8 The United States and the World

Chapter 22 Comparing Political and Economic Systems
Chapter 23 International Relations





Learner Outcomes:
Student will demonstrate an understanding of their rights and roles as a citizen. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the workings of government at the national, state and local levels.


Course Evaluation:
Tests, Quizzes, Presentations, Projects, Written Papers, Daily Assignments, Daily Participation, Final Exam

Course Grading Procedures:
%
100-94=A
93-90=A-
89-87=B+
86-84=B
83-80=B-
79-77=C+
76-74=C
73-70=C-
69-67=D+
66-64=D
63-60=D-
59-0=F

Special Needs Accommodations: on an individual bases along with Special Education
.

 


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