Lesson Plans
American Government 1st Q 12.13 Lesson Plans
Week: 09/03/2012 Instructor: Jennifer Stevenson Academics
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Monday:
No School
Tuesday:
Political Parties

Compare and Contrast the two major political parties in the United States
Brief lecture on what the parties do
How parties gain support

Homework: Worksheet for Chapters 5 and 6 (Thursday), Political Family Tree (next Wednesday)
Wednesday:
Voting

Overview of what voting is and why we vote
Voter registration

Homework: Worksheet for Chapters 5 and 6 (Thursday), Political Family Tree (next Wednesday)
Thursday:
Elections

Overview of how elections work
Plan what we would need to do to host a school-wide mock election
Preview the subjects for the big-issue debates

Homework: Prepare for the big-issue debates (Monday), Political Family Tree (Wednesday)
Friday:
Considering Opinions

Ways to learn about candidates platforms and arguments on both sides of big issues
Preview the subjects (again) and ground rules for the big-issue debates

Homework: Prepare for the big-issue debates (Monday), Political Family Tree (Wednesday)
 
 
 
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