Government 6 – The Three Branches; plus Keeping Up with Current Affairs

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Objectives:
• To review the cards and memorizations in government courses to date.
• To read and note the three texts.
• To reread and glean facts from Articles I, II, and III of the Constitution.
• To up date as necessary the four Who’s Who Government Reference Binders.
• To begin to learn about current affairs in each levels of civil government.

Materials:
• Download – Government 6
• Texts: The Congress of the United States (A True Book), by Christine TaylorButler, available at amazon for $6.92 new. The Presidency (A True Book), by
Christine Taylor-Butler, $1.35 & up used, at amazon. The Supreme Court (A True
Book), by Christine Taylor-Butler, $6.95, new at amazon.
• Cards & supplies for the Beehive Brain Box Learning System. (Study Skills 2)

Course Format:
First Trimester –
Update of Who’s Who Binders with Current Affairs
1 – National Issue & Update
• Days 1-15; Lessons 1-12, Plus Weekly Rs
2 – State Issue and Update
• Days 16-30; Lessons 13-24, plus Weekly Rs
3 – County Issue and Update
• Days 31-45; Lesson 25-36; plus Weekly Rs
4 – Municipal Issue & Update
• Days 46-60; Lessons 37-48; plus Weekly Rs

Second Trimester –
1 – The Congress of the United States – A True Book
• Days 61-85, Lessons 49-68 plus Weekly Rs
2 – Article I – Becoming Familiar with the Text.
• Days 86-119, Lessons 69-96 plus Weekly Rs

Third Trimester –
1 – The Presidency – A True Book
• Days 121-141; Lessons 97-113, plus Weekly Rs
2 – Article II – Becoming Familiar with the Text.
• Days 142-155; Lessons 114-124, plus Weekly Rs
3- The Supreme Court – A True Book
• Days 156-170; Lessons 125-136, plus Weekly Rs
4 – Article III – Becoming Familiar with the Text
• Days 171-179; Lessons 137-144, plus Weekly Rs

Lesson Format: Review Section for all of Course.
• Review Cards – including those from previous courses, especially these facts:
• Dates of the Constitutional Convention
• Date the Constitution was signed
• Date the Constitution was ratified (Became Law.)
• Structure of the Constitution
• Articles of the Constitution & what each is about.
• Memorization of the Preamble and the First 10 Amendments
• Why the First Amendment is so important.
(Government 770 – Days 18 & 19, Lessons 15 & 16)
• Memorization of the Declaration Preamble
• Why of the Constitution
• How of the Constitution
• Constitution Timeline (870)
• Bill of Rights Timeline
• The Great Compromise
• The Three Governing Councils of the Ward & Who Is in Them.
• The Four Councils of Stake Government & Who Is in Them
• The General Councils of the Church from highest on down.
• The types of local communities in which you live and their governments –
• Type, Offices – Elected and appointed; Departments; Services

Lesson Format: Update of Who’s Who Binders with Current Affairs
• Three weeks per binder
• Check that the officials you have are the current officials;
• Update with current officials if need be
• Find and learn about a current issue on the level of government you are working.
• Contact local officials who have something to do with that issue.
• Find out how they feel about the issue and why
• Tell them how you feel and why.
• Story of the school traffic light.

Lesson Format: Branches Sections
• Review Cards as given under Constitution Lesson Format above.
• Read portions of Articles as directed
• Discuss

Lesson Grid:
• Is set-up for a 36 week; 180 day course.
• Lesson particulars are in the grid.
• Follow the Lesson Formats immediately above.

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