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Social Studies – Grade 12 Participation in GovernmentUnit: 1: Foundations of American DemocracyNYS Standards ThemesThis course aims to provide students with opportunities to become engaged in the political process by acquiring the knowledge and practicing the skills necessary foractive citizenship. Content specifications are not included, so that the course can adapt to present local, national, and global circumstances, allowing teachers to selectflexibly from current events to illuminate key ideas and conceptual understandings. Participation in government and in our communities is fundamental to the successof American democracy.12.G1 FOUNDATIONS of AMERICAN DEMOCRACY: The principles of American democracy are reflected in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and in theorganization and actions of federal, state, and local government entities. The interpretation and application of American democratic principles continue to evolve andbe debated.CCLS: Prioritize standards based on which appear in your chosen formative assessment(s).Main Idea or Essential Questions: Who Has the Power?Enduring UnderstandingsStudents will understand: How are federal and state powers constitutionally delineated?What do experts say about the balance of power between the state and federal government?How are public attitudes toward federalism changing?Should state government have the power to legislate what is best for its citizens?TimeFrame4 WeeksSkills, practices orExpectationsSkill Practices Expectations: Timeline/ChartReading Vocabulary Social StudiesDevelopmentArt/Visual AnalysisNYS Grade 12 Social StudiesFramework12.G1a Enlightenment ideassuch as natural rights, thesocial contract, popularsovereignty, andrepresentative governmentgreatly influenced the framersof the Constitution and Bill ofResourcesContentVocabularyVideos:Crash Course:BicameralCongress #2NaturalRightshttps://youtu.be/ PopularSovereigntyn9defOwVWS8Grade 12Measurement of Student learningC3 Toolkit: FederalismThis inquiry leads students through aninvestigation of the perennial power strugglebetween federal and state governments tolegislate. By investigating the compellingquestion “Who has the power?” students willconsider the role of state government ininitiating the best legislation for its citizens,even in cases where state law conflicts withParticipation in Government

Social Studies – Grade 12 Participation in Government Conduct surveys Essay Writing:-Thesis mmation,outside info,citation, groupingof documentswithin the ons into theessay)-On-DemandEssay Writing(timed, selforganized essaywriting)Social StudiesRights.Government12.G1b The Constitutioncreated a unique politicalsystem that distributes powersand responsibilities amongthree different branches ofgovernment at the federal leveland between state and federalgovernments. Stateconstitutions address similarstructures and responsibilitiesfor their localities.Crash CourseSeparation ofPowers andChecks andBalances. #3https://youtu.be/0bf3CwYCxXwCrash CourseFederalism #4Rule of LawFederalismReservedPowersDelegatedPowersCommon .G1c Limited government isachieved through theseparation of powers betweenthree different branches. Thesystem of checks and balancesis part of this limitedgovernment structure at alllevels of government.Crash CourseCongressionalElections #612.G1d The rule of law is asystem in which no one,including government, is abovethe law. The United States legalsystem has evolved over timeas the result of implementationand interpretation of commonlaw, constitutional law,statutory law, andhttps://youtu.be/SCOTUS5l02sK5LovIStatutory LawAmendmenthttps://youtu.be/ ExecutiveqxiD9AEX4HcLegislativeCrash CoursePresidentialPowers 1 #11Crash CoursePresidentialPowers 2 #12https://youtu.be/fnHb-zyWh14Grade 12JudicialPOTUSfederal law. In investigating evidence fromhistoric and contemporary sources, studentsdevelop an interpretation of federalism andbegin to evaluate both the historic andcontemporary arguments and issues that are,in the words of Chief Justice John Marshall,“perpetually arising, and will probablycontinue to arise, as long as our system ralism/Summative Performance Task:ARGUMENT Who has the power? Construct anargument (e.g., detailed outline, poster, essay)that addresses the compelling question usingspecific claims and relevant evidence fromcontemporary sources while acknowledgingcompeting perspectives.EXTENSION To better understand the localcommunity context, poll school andneighborhood populations on a controversialissue (e.g., same-sex marriage, legalizedmarijuana) and who has the power to legislateit.Taking Informed Action:UNDERSTAND Investigate the challengesarising since the state of Colorado passedmarijuana legislation in opposition to federallaw.ASSESS Debate whether the Colorado statelaw is in the best interest of the citizens ofColorado and whether New York state lawParticipation in Government

Social Studies – Grade 12 Participation in Governmentadministrative regulations.regarding marijuana legalization shouldchange.12.G1e The powers notdelegated specifically in theConstitution are reserved tothe states. Though the powersand responsibilities of thefederal government haveexpanded over time, there is anongoing debate over this shiftin power and responsibility.12.G1f The Constitutionincludes a clearly defined andintentionally rigorous processfor amendment. This processrequires state and federalparticipation, and allows theConstitution to evolve andchange.ELLEnhancementsCrash CourseHow PresidentsGovern #14ACT Write a letter to a state representativethat argues for or against New York statelegalizing marijuana regardless of whether thefederal government legalizes it.https://youtu.be/5vnuFJSMYkYiCivics Teacher Page:https://www.icivics.org/teachersCrash CourseBureaucracyBasics #15iCivics unitshttps://youtu.be/I8EQAnKntLsEagle Eye Citizen:https://eagleeyecitizen.orgCrash CourseGovernment andPolitics page:Bill of Rights www.youtube.com/playlist?list gReadingWritingBuild BackgroundKnowledgeSentence FramesSupplementaryTextsSentenceFramesVisual AidsGraphicOrganizersAudioAcademic ocial StudiesGrade 12Modifications Extended timeDirections read 3xOral interpretationTranslated version of text(may have English and other)Responses in home language.StandardsbasedSentenceStemsParticipation in Government

Social Studies – Grade 12 Participation in GovernmentUnit II: Civil Rights and Civil LibertiesNYS Standards Themes12.G2 CIVIL RIGHTS and CIVIL LIBERTIES: The United States Constitution aims to protect individual freedoms and rights that have been extended to more groups ofpeople over time. These rights and freedoms continue to be debated, extended to additional people, and defined through judicial interpretation. In engaging in issues ofcivic debate, citizens act with an appreciation of differences and are able to participate in constructive dialogue with those who hold different perspectives.CCLS: Prioritize standards based on which appear in your chosen formative assessment(s).Main Idea or Essential Questions:Are Students Protected by the First Amendment?Enduring UnderstandingsStudents will be able to: What is the difference between the Tinker Standard and Fraser Standard as they relate to students’ free speech.How the “no prior restraint” rule apply to students.How the Supreme Court determine the limits of students’ rights.Can school officials exert control over students’ use of social media?TimeFrame4 WeeksSkills, practices orExpectationsSkill Practices Expectations: Timeline/ChartReading VocabularyDevelopment Art/VisualAnalysis Essay Writing:-Thesis StatementSocial StudiesNYS Grade 12 Social StudiesFramework12.G2a Equality before the lawand due process are twofundamental values that applyto all under the jurisdiction ofthe United States. While theUnited States legal system aimsto uphold the values of equalitybefore the law, due process,human dignity, freedom ofconscience, inalienable rights,and civility, the extent to whichResourcesVideos:Crash CourseLegal SystemBasics #18https://youtu.be/mXw-hEB263kCrash CourseStructure of theCourt System#19Grade 12ContentVocabularyDue surement of Student learningC3 Toolkit: First AmendmentThis inquiry leads students through aninvestigation of students’ rights and theFirst Amendment to the United StatesConstitution. By investigating thecompelling question, students consider theways in which their rights provide a uniqueperspective on learning about the FirstAmendment and the extent to whichschools are “special areas,” in whichvarious courts have made rulings that mayParticipation in Government

Social Studies – Grade 12 Participation in ummation,outside info,citation, groupingof documentswithin the ons into theessay)-On-DemandEssay Writing(timed, selforganized essaywriting)the legal system upholds thesevalues in practice is an issue ofongoing civic debate.12.G2b The Constitution aimsto protect, among otherfreedoms, individual and grouprights to freedom of speech,freedom of the press, freedomof assembly, freedom ofpetition, and freedom ofreligion. The extent to whichthese ideals exist in practiceand how these protectionsshould be applied in a changingworld continues to be an issueof ongoing civic debate.12.G2c An independent judicialsystem is an integral part ofthe process that interprets anddefends citizens’ freedoms andrights. Issues pertaining to theflexibility of judicialinterpretation and theimpartiality of justices inpractice are continued sourcesof public debate.12.G2d The definition of civilrights has broadened over thecourse of United States history,and the number of people andgroups legally ensured of theserights has also expanded.Social Studieshttps://youtu.be/IGyx5UEwgtACrash CourseSupreme Courtof the USProcedures #20https://youtu.be/7sualy8OiKkCrash CourseJudicial ybe seen as limiting students’ FirstAmendment ies/first-amendment/DebateSummative Performance UMENT Are students protected by theFirst Amendment? Construct an argument(e.g., detailed outline, poster, essay) thataddresses the compelling question usingspecific claims and relevant evidence fromhistorical and contemporary sources whileacknowledging competing views.EXTENSION Have an informed debate inclass about whether students are protectedby the First Amendment.Crash CourseCivil Rights &Liberties #23Taking Informed Action:https://youtu.be/kbwsF-A2sTgUNDERSTAND Investigate the challengesto New York students’ First Amendmentrights in the digital age by researchingcases of cyberbullying and legislationaimed at protecting students.Crash CourseFreedom ofReligion #24https://youtu.be/Y8dI1GTWCk4Crash CourseFreedom ofSpeech #25Grade 12ASSESS Evaluate the school’s currentcyberbullying and social media policies andthe extent to which they align with recentFirst Amendment legislation.ACT Update the school’s current cyberbullying policy or create a new one to bevetted by school administrators andstudents.Participation in Government

Social Studies – Grade 12 Participation in GovernmentHowever, the degree to whichrights extend equally and fairlyto all (e.g., race, class, gender,sexual orientation) is acontinued source of civiccontention.12.G2e Rights are not absolute;they vary with legal status,with location (as in schools andworkplaces), and withcircumstance. The differentstatuses of United Statesresidency bring with themspecific protections, rights, andresponsibilities. Minors havespecific rights in school, in theworkplace, in the community,and in the family. Theextension of rights acrosslocation, circumstance, age,and legal status is a subject ofcivic discourse.12G2f Freedom of the press isan essential element of ademocratic system, and allowsfor a citizen to receive andinterpret informationrepresenting different pointsof view. Freedom of the presshas limits, which are intendedto protect the rights ofindividuals and other entities.Social Studieshttps://youtu.be/Zeeq0qaEaLwCrash CourseFreedom of thePress #26https://youtu.be/Vtpd0EbaFoQCrash CourseSearch & Seizure#27iCivics Teacher Page:https://www.icivics.org/teachersiCivics unitsEagle Eye Citizen:https://eagleeyecitizen.orgBill of Rights youtu.be/UyHWRXAAgmQCrash CourseDue Process #28https://youtu.be/ 4O1OlGyTuU?list PL8dPuuaLjXtOfse2ncvffeelTrqvhrz8HCrash CourseGovernment andPolitics page:https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list PL8dPuuaLjXtOfse2ncvffeelTrqvhrz8HGrade 12Participation in Government

Social Studies – Grade 12 Participation in GovernmentThe degree to which the pressis free and impartial in practiceis a source of ongoing ingBuild BackgroundKnowledgeSentence FramesSupplementaryTextsSentence FramesAudioAcademic conversationstartersVisual AidsVideoGraphicOrganizersStandards-basedSentence StemsModifications Extended timeDirections read 3xOral interpretationTranslated version of text(may have English and other)Responses in home language.Standards-basedquestionsSocial StudiesGrade 12Participation in Government

Social Studies – Grade 12 Participation in GovernmentUnit III: Rights, Responsibilities and Duties of CitizenshipNYS Standards Themes12.G3 RIGHTS, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND DUTIES

12.G1c Limited government is achieved through the separation of powers between three different branches. The system of checks and balances is part of this limited