Lesson Plans/Assignments

Monday, April 29, 2019
Lesson Plan:

April 29-May 2, 2019  United States Government    1st and 2nd Periods 
Author: John Notheis               Lesson Plan Titles:  The President’s Cabinet

 The Judicial Branch

Grade Level(s): 12th

Overview/Purpose:

            The purposes of the lessons are to examine the composition and role of the president’s cabinet and to identify the role of the judicial system in our democracy.

Learning Objectives:

  • The students will be able to identify who makes up the president’s cabinet.
  • The students will be able to identify the role of the cabinet.
  • The students will be able to identify the role do the judicial system.
  • The students will be able to identify the purposes of trials and appeals in our court system.
  • The students will be able to explain how federal, state, and local courts are organized.
  • The students will be able to describe the role and great importance of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Content Standards:

K-12. C.4         Students will understand the fundamental principles of America’s democratic republic and the United States Constitution and the inherent conflicts that may arise.

K-12.C.5          Students will understand the ways in which citizens can use their basic rights to influence the decisions of the republic.

K-12.C.6          Students will describe the elements of how United States foreign policy is made and understand the international challenges and influences of the United States government.

Time Required for Lessons: 55’ 

Resources/References:

United States Government textbook

The Presidents, The History Channel

Websites:     

  1. Famous Trials            http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/ftrials2printable.htm
  2. Make Your Case         http://makeyourcasegame.com/

 

Government

Monday

  1. Current Events
  2. President biography: #4 James Madison.

Discuss the political issues during Madison’s presidency.

  1. Electing the president: Ask volunteers to explain how the Electoral College works.
  2. Explain the structure of the executive branch.

The president’s cabinet

Describe who makes up the cabinet.

Using Ch. 11, p. 316-119, describe the nomination and confirmation of cabinet officials, the functions and changing role of the cabinet, and the factors limiting the influence of the cabinet.

  1. Activity. Explain that there are other groups that assist the president. Identify those groups.

Students will work in groups to find out the roles of the following:

            -The Executive Office of the President

- The OMB (Office of Management and Budget)

-The NSC (National Security Council)

-The Council of Economic Advisors

-The White House Office

Give each group ten minutes to use the information from Ch. 11, Lesson 1.

Each group will discuss their information with the class.

  1. Review the cabinet departments as discussed in Lesson 2.
  2. Examine the independent agencies, government corporations, and regulatory commissions within the executive branch.

Show the class the online textbook video about NASA the  discuss.

  1. Discuss Ch. 11 content vocabulary.


April 29 - May 2, 2019              World Geography                     5th & 6th Periods
Author:
John Notheis           Lesson Plan Titles: Physical and Political Geography           of Canada
Grade Level(s):
9th
Overview/Purpose:
           
The purposes of the lessons are to examine the physical and political geography of Canada.
Learning Objectives:

  • The students will be able to explain how the landscapes of Canada were formed.
  • The students will be able to identify natural resources in Canada.
  • The students will be able to identify and explain the political organization of Canada.

Content Standards:

K-12.G.1          Students will apply geospatial resources, including date sources and geospatial tools to generate, interpret, and analyze information.

K-12.G.2          Students will understand the nature and importance of the five themes of geography.

K-12.G.3          Students will recognize the characteristics of the processes that shape places and regions.

K-12.G.4          Students will identify Earth’s physical systems and the ways in which they are dynamic and interactive.

K-12.G.5          Students will recognize and explain the role population and culture play in creating diversity within the world’s places and regions.

Time Required for Lessons: 55’
Resources/References:

  1. World Geography textbook
  2. Canada facts sheet
  3. Canada quiz
  4.  
  5. Websites:
  6. Geography games     http://world-geography-games.com/

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com

  1. Explore Canada         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nN2aAW73r-k

                                                             World Geography

Monday

  1. Current Events
  2. Let the students know we will have a quiz over Ch. 6: Canada on Thursday.
  3. Return corrected Canada facts worksheets and discuss.
  4. Return corrected Canada map assignments and discuss.
  5. As a class, read Why Geography Matters, p. 142-143, and discuss.
  6. Explain and discuss the online textbook's resources: Interactive Map of Canada's Oil a nd Natural Gas Pipelines; Alberta: A Closer Look; Resource Extraction; 
  7. Remaining time: Assignment: Read/study Ch. 6, Lesson 1: Physical Geography of Canada (p. 144-148). Be able to explain the content vocabulary.
 

April 29-May 2                      World History                      3rd Period

Author: John Notheis          Lesson Plan Title:  The French Revolution; Unification in Europe

Grade Level(s): 10th                                                                     

Overview/Purpose:                                                     

            The purposes of the lessons are to understand the causes, major events, and results of the French Revolution and to examine how Italy and Germany became unified nations.

Objectives:

  • The students will be able to identify the causes, major events,,and results of the French Revolution.
  • The students will be able to explain Napoleon's rise and fall.
  • The students will be able to explain how Italy and Germany became unified nations.

Content Standards:

K12.H.1           Students will analyze how major events are chronologically connected and evaluate their impact on one another.

K12.H.2           Students will analyze and evaluate the impact of people, events, ideas, and symbols upon history using multiple sources.

K12.H.3           Students will analyze and evaluate historical events from multiple perspectives.

Time Required for Lessons: 55’ 

Resources/References:

  1. World History textbook
  2. Laptop computers

Websites: 

Teacher Notes and Suggestions: Review the map of Europe throughout the 19th century.

Student Materials/Instructions:

  1. World History textbooks
  2. Laptops

Extending the Lesson: Students will examine the lives of Garibaldi and Bismarck..

 

World History
Monday

 

  1. Current Events
  2. Today in History.
  3. Return corrected French Revolution time line assignments and discuss.
  4. Introduce Ch. 10: Industrialization and Nationalism. Page through the chapter.
  5. Examine and discuss the Place and Time visual on p. 212-213.
  6. Introduce Lesson 1: The Industrial Revolution and Lesson 2: Nationalism and Political Revolutions.
  7. Assignment: Read/study Ch. 10, Lessons 1 & 2, p. 214-223. Define the content vocabulary.



 

Assignments:

World Geography: Read/study Ch. 6, Lesson 1: Physical Geography of Canada (p. 144-148). Be able to explain the content vocabulary.

World History: Read/study Ch. 10, Lessons 1 & 2, p. 214-223. Define the content vocabulary.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Lesson Plan:

 

Government
Tuesday

  1. Current Events
  2. Review the structure of the executive branch from yesterday’s lesson.
  3. The judicial branch. As a class, examine Article 3 of the Constitution.

Discuss checks and balances as it relates to the judicial branch

  1. Use Ch. 13, Lesson 1 and the Smartboard, explain and discuss the following topics:

Early Systems of Law

Principles of Democracy in the Judiciary

Judicial Independence

  1. Show the students the online textbook video The Twelve Tables of Rome. Discuss.
  2. Lesson 2: Trials (p. 390 – 396)

Preview the lesson. Go over the content vocabulary. Describe the function of trial courts. Explain the trial process.

Examine the Steps in a Trial chart on p. 393. 

  1. Assignment: Create a quiz using Ch. 13, Lesson 2 content vocabulary. Due at the start of the period Wednesday.



                                                           World Geography

Tuesday
 

  1. Current Events
  2. Review the physical and political geography of Canada.

Review basic facts about the country.

  1. Discuss Ch. 6, Lesson 1.
  2. Ask volunteers to explain the lesson content vocabulary words.

Landforms: What are the major landforms and how do they link Canada and the U.S.?

Water systems: Where are they and why are they important to Canada’s economy?

Climates, biomes, and resources: What factors cause variations in climate and vegetation?

  1. Explain and discuss the online textbook's resources: The St. Lawrence Sea System; Around the World-British Columbia; Glaciers of the Last Ice Age.
  2. Practice quiz over Canada's political geography and physical geography.
  3. Assignment: Read/study Ch. 6, Lesson 2: Human Geography of Canada (p. 149-155). Be able to explain the content vocabulary.

World History
Tuesday

  1. Current Events
  2. Today in History
  3. Discuss the main topics from Ch. 10, Lesson 1: The Industrial Revolution in England; The Spread of the Industrial Revolution; Social Impact of the Industrial Revolution.
  4. Discuss main topics from Ch. 10, Lesson 2: The Revolutions of the 1830s; The Revolutions of 1848.
  5. View the online textbook video The Potato Famine

 

Assignments:

World Geography: Read/study Ch. 6, Lesson 2: Human Geography of Canada (p. 149-155). Be able to explain the content vocabulary.

Government: Create a quiz using Ch. 13, Lesson 2 content vocabulary. Due at the start of the period Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Lesson Plan:

                                                            Government
                                                             Wednesday

  1. Current Events
  2. The judicial system. Review yesterday’s topics.
  3. Students will exchange vocabulary quizzes, complete them, and return to the author to be corrected.
  4. Go over the Steps in a Trial chart on p. 393. 
  5. Jury Trial or Non-Jury Trial activity, p. 393.

Compare using the interactive white board activity from the online textbook.

  1. Introduce the Famous Trials site and explain its content.

Briefly profile some of the cases.

Students will choose three cases to examine for an assignment on Thursday.

World Geography
Wednesday

 

  1. Current Events
  2. Review Ch. 6, Lesson 1.
  3. Ask volunteers to explain the lesson content vocabulary words.
  4. Discuss Lesson 2 topics:History and government; Population patterns; Society and culture today; Economic activities
  5. Discuss Global Connections: The United States and Canada: Two Decades of NAFTA (p. 156-157).
  6. Explain and discuss the online textbook's resources: War of Words; Canada's Indigenous Population; Canadian Exploration; Canada's Expansion and Diversity.
  7. In-class reading assignment: Ch. 7, Lesson 3: People and Their Environment: Canada, p. 158-162.
 

World History
Wednesday

  1. Current Events
  2. Today in History
  3. Review the main points of Ch. 10, Lessons 1 & 2.
  4. Preview Lesson 3: Nationalism, Unification, and Reform.
  5. Assignment: Lesson 3 Study Guide. Due at the start of the period Thursday. 

Assignments:

World Geography: Study for the Ch. 7 Canada Quiz

Thursday, May 2, 2019
Lesson Plan:

Government
Thursday

  1. Current Events
  2. Review Lesson 2 content vocabulary
  3. Discuss Lesson 3: Appeals
  4. Supreme Court Case, p. 401. Discuss Morse v. Frederick (2007). Explain the verdict.

Examine the three additional First Amendment cases described. Discuss.

  1. Remaining time – Famous Trials assignment.
  2. Assignment: Complete the Famous Trials assignment. Due at the start of the period Monday.




World Geography

Thursday

  1. Current Events
  2. Review Ch. 6, Lesson 2.
  3. Discuss Lesson 2: Managing Resources, Human Impact; Addressing the Issues..
  4. Allow the students 10 minutes to review for the Ch. 7 Canada Quiz.
  5. Hand out the quiz.
  6. When finished with the quiz, students will access and play geography games on Latin America.


 

 

  1. Current Events
  2. Review Lesson 2 content vocabulary
  3. Discuss Lesson 3: Appeals
  4. Supreme Court Case, p. 401. Discuss Morse v. Frederick (2007). Explain the verdict.

Examine the three additional First Amendment cases described. Discuss.

  1. Remaining time – Famous Trials assignment.
  2. Assignment: Complete the Famous Trials assignment. Due at the start of the period Monday.

World History
Thursday

  1. Current Events
  2. Today in History
  3. Collect the Lesson 3 Study Guides. Ask volunteers to describe the unifications of Italy and Germany.
  4. Discuss Lesson 4: Nation Building in Latin America. Explain the accomplishments and legacy of Simon Bolivar. 

 

Assignments:

Government: Complete the Famous Trials assignment. Due at the start of the period Monday.