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Course Name: American Government

Subject: Social Studies

Course Number: 2106310

Prerequisites: None

Credit: 0.5

Course Description: Students take a journey through the processes of AmericanGovernment by exploring Washington D.C. sites. By understanding the structure, purpose, and application of the Constitution, students will reflect on how American beliefs influence participation in government and how they can be active citizens in influencing government.

Scope & Sequence: Module 1 – Kiosk General Announcements

Welcome to American Government

Motif and Course Information

Selecting your pace

Grading Policy

Your Portfolio

Module 2 – THE METRO STATION

Begin Your Travels Here!

Exploring American Government

Becoming an American Citizen

Module 3 – JEFFERSON MEMORIAL

What is Government?

What is the Purpose of Government?

An Outline of the U.S. Constitution

Federalism

The Three Branches of Government

Module 4 – NATIONAL ARCHIVES

Governments at work: Keeping the Constitution alive

Bill of Rights

The Amendment process

You propose an Amendment

Module 5 – REFLECTING POOL

Mid-Point Quiz

Module 6 – CAPITOLBUILDING

Selecting your Issue

Interest Groups

Political Parties

Creating a timeline

Who are my elected officials?

What do my elected officials think?

Create a persuasive argument

Module 7 – SUPREMECOURTBUILDING

The Federal Court System

The State Court System

Criminal vs. Civil Law

Types of Juries

Landmark Supreme Court Cases

Module 8 – THE AIRPORT

Preparation for the Final Exam

 

The foundation for this course is the Florida Sunshine State Standards and the American Government course description. Students will gain insights into the political process, learn HOW to become active participants in government, and understand WHY it is important to be a participant in government.

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