Lesson Plans
American Government 1st Q 03.04 Lesson Plans
Week: 09/29/2003 Instructor: Shannon Helgeson Academics
Review chap. 4

Quiz chap. 4

Read Chap. 5, sec 1 for Tuesday

Do section assessment pg 118 #1-6

Work on bill of rights flashcards at the end of each class period
Collect 5/1 assessment

Discuss 5/1 "political parties and what they do"

Internet activity
Write a paragraph on each party's website: what are each of the parties trying to "sell" you on their website? what is the message? biased or unbiased? propaganda?

Read 5/2 for Wedensday
Class discussion of your findings from Internet research

Discussion 5/2 "the 2 party system"

Read 5/3 for Thursday
Discuss 5/3 "The 2 party system in American history"

Project: (divide into 3 groups of 3 and 2 groups of 4)
make a chart comparing political parties' stances
*when was it formed *why was it formed *who were their main supporters *stands on important issues
-Republican, Democrat, Green, Whig, Federalist,
Quiz: the bill of rights

Complete comparative chart project by end of the hour

Read 5/4 for Monday