Lesson Plans
American Government Period 3 1st Q 08.09 Lesson Plans
Week: 09/08/2008 Instructor: Lynn Arndt Academics
Study time--15 minutes
Collect Worksheets
Test on Chapter One---Principles of Government

When students are finished with test assign reading of Chapter 2 Section 1
Discuss that today is Primary Election Day and what that means--why do we have Primary elections?
Begin Chapter 2--Origins of American Government
----What are the ideas and events that shaped American government?
Section 1--Our political beginnings
Hand out Chapter 2 worksheets
Introduce the Basic Concepts of Government
--Ordered, Limited, Representative
Importance of documents that led to the founding of our government
--Magna Carta, Petition of Right, early Bill of Rights
Colonies--Royal, Proprietary, Charter
Section 2--The Coming of Independence
--Britain's policies toward the colonies
--Displeasure of colonies toward these policies
--Colonists begin to band together
Albany Plan
Stamp Act Congress
First and Second Continental Congresses
-----What did they accomplish?

THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE--Why? When? Where? What did it say?