POLITICS

January 2 - January 4

  • C&G.1.1  The origins of different forms of government are found in ancient civilizations (monarchy, theocracy, oligarchy, aristocracy, direct and indirect democracy).

  • C&G.1.2 The beliefs of ancient civilizations shaped their political thought (divine right, dynasty, mandate of heaven, citizen participation).  

  • C&G.1.3 The requirements and responsibilities of citizenship varied throughout different forms of government (monarchy, theocracy, oligarchy, aristocracy, direct and indirect democracy).

  • C&G.1.4 Civilizations created and enforced laws based on their beliefs and these legal systems have changed over time (Hammurabi’s Code, Twelve Tables and Justinian’s Code).

  • H.1.2  Historical documents provide a more accurate understanding of issues and events from the past.

Wednesday

Introduction to Politics

Thursday

Introduction to Politics

Today, we will be finishing our jigsaw activity from yesterday. Then we will review our types of government and you will learn about the first part of your upcoming  project. 

Friday

Intro to Politics

Students decide what form of government will work best for their city. Write explanations for why they think their choice is best and reasons for rejecting other forms. Explanation must use academic/content specific vocabulary.

January 7 - January 11

  • C&G.1.1  The origins of different forms of government are found in ancient civilizations (monarchy, theocracy, oligarchy, aristocracy, direct and indirect democracy).

  • C&G.1.2 The beliefs of ancient civilizations shaped their political thought (divine right, dynasty, mandate of heaven, citizen participation).  

  • C&G.1.3 The requirements and responsibilities of citizenship varied throughout different forms of government (monarchy, theocracy, oligarchy, aristocracy, direct and indirect democracy).

  • C&G.1.4 Civilizations created and enforced laws based on their beliefs and these legal systems have changed over time (Hammurabi’s Code, Twelve Tables and Justinian’s Code).

  • H.1.2  Historical documents provide a more accurate understanding of issues and events from the past.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Citizenship

  • Students now decide what it means to be a citizen in their city. Must defend who is and who is not a citizen. They will complete Part 2 as a minor grade and be assessed on this rubric.

Citizenship

Use the slideshow and assigned readings to complete the handout. 

(This is a 2 day activity)

Citizenship

  • Use the slideshow and assigned readings to complete the handout. 

Thursday

Friday

Laws

Introduce the concept of justice Was It Justice? Students will then analyze excerpts from Hammurabi’s Code and their effectiveness within society using the student response worksheet. Students can compare the code to modern laws using this graphic organizer to summarize thinking.

Laws

12 Tables
If time permits...

January 14 - January 18

  • C&G.1.1  The origins of different forms of government are found in ancient civilizations (monarchy, theocracy, oligarchy, aristocracy, direct and indirect democracy).

  • C&G.1.2 The beliefs of ancient civilizations shaped their political thought (divine right, dynasty, mandate of heaven, citizen participation).  

  • C&G.1.3 The requirements and responsibilities of citizenship varied throughout different forms of government (monarchy, theocracy, oligarchy, aristocracy, direct and indirect democracy).

  • C&G.1.4 Civilizations created and enforced laws based on their beliefs and these legal systems have changed over time (Hammurabi’s Code, Twelve Tables and Justinian’s Code).

  • H.1.2  Historical documents provide a more accurate understanding of issues and events from the past.

Monday

Justinian's Code

Tuesday

Laws

CHECKPOINT 2

Students will develop a law code for their city. Laws should be just and fair according to their form of government. They will complete Part 3.

Compare and Contrast

You have written your ancient city’s government type, citizenship and law codes. Now it is time to compare your laws, government, and citizenship to an ancient civilization! 

You will be given a sample civilization to compare to. Complete the compare and contrast chart. This will be the fourth part of your major! 

Wednesday

Thursday

Reflection

Your final task for your major project is to 

reflect upon your learning. Complete

part 5 of your major today! 

Friday

Guidance Lesson

January 22 -  January 25

  • C&G.1.1  The origins of different forms of government are found in ancient civilizations (monarchy, theocracy, oligarchy, aristocracy, direct and indirect democracy).

  • C&G.1.2 The beliefs of ancient civilizations shaped their political thought (divine right, dynasty, mandate of heaven, citizen participation).  

  • C&G.1.3 The requirements and responsibilities of citizenship varied throughout different forms of government (monarchy, theocracy, oligarchy, aristocracy, direct and indirect democracy).

  • C&G.1.4 Civilizations created and enforced laws based on their beliefs and these legal systems have changed over time (Hammurabi’s Code, Twelve Tables and Justinian’s Code).

  • H.1.2  Historical documents provide a more accurate understanding of issues and events from the past.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Evolution of Politics

- Egypt- 

  • Read and annotate the following article regarding Egyptian government. Then list five pros and five cons on how the government impacted Egyptian Society. 

  • Read about the contributions made by the Queens of Egypt. Then complete the worksheet that follows.

Evolution of Politics

 - Mesopotamia -

Students will read the Mesopotamian Leaders Information Sheet and complete the table that summarizes and organizes the leader’s accomplishments.  

Thursday

Evolution of Politics

- Africa -

  • Students will read the texts for each of the great kingdoms of West Africa; Ghana, Mali, and Songhay. The fourth text explains how parts of North Africa came to be Islamic. As you read, think about how the events in the four texts are related to one another, then use the information you have learned to answer the questions and complete the graphic organizer.  Use the map below as a reference while you are reading the texts. The map shows the location of the three kingdoms of West Africa, as well as, many other kingdoms and empires throughout African history.

Friday

Evolution of Politics

- Brochure -

Students will analyze and summarize the evolution of politics by creating a brochure informing others of the evolution of politics they learned this week. After summarizing the evolution of politics of Egypt, Mesopotamia, and African, create a three circle Venn diagram comparing and contrasting the three.

 

February 18 - February 22

  • C&G.1.1  The origins of different forms of government are found in ancient civilizations (monarchy, theocracy, oligarchy, aristocracy, direct and indirect democracy).

  • C&G.1.2 The beliefs of ancient civilizations shaped their political thought (divine right, dynasty, mandate of heaven, citizen participation).  

  • C&G.1.3 The requirements and responsibilities of citizenship varied throughout different forms of government (monarchy, theocracy, oligarchy, aristocracy, direct and indirect democracy).

  • C&G.1.4 Civilizations created and enforced laws based on their beliefs and these legal systems have changed over time (Hammurabi’s Code, Twelve Tables and Justinian’s Code).

  • H.1.2  Historical documents provide a more accurate understanding of issues and events from the past.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Study Guide

Unit Review

Thursday

End of Unit Test

Friday

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