Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Unit Overview


7.4.1 Define the different types of governments (i.e., democracy, autocracy, oligarchy, monarchy, dictatorship).

7.4.2 Using a map key, locate various governance systems.

7.4.3 Recognize how the boundaries of Congressional districts change in the State of Tennessee (i.e., statutory
requirements, population shifts, political power shifts).

7.4.4 Identify political leaders from selected contemporary settings (i.e., United States, India, Canada, Mexico, Great
Britain, Russia, China).

7.6.2 Differentiate between the rights, roles and state of the individual in relation to the general welfare in various
regions of the world.

Guiding Question:
How are governments around the world structured, maintained, and transformed?

Students will master a series of assessments on each area of government at 80% or above. 

This includes, but is not limited to, quizzes on types of governments, world leaders, locating on a map types of governments; as well as, authentic product assessments such as slide shows or research projects.

Best Practices:
Buddy Check
Compare & Contrast Graphic Organizers
Reciprocal Teaching

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