April 15-19

UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT

DAILY LESSON PLAN

DATE:  April 15, 2013

 

LESSON

Chapter 5 Section 1   Parties and What They Do

PREBELL

Have you ever ridden with someone that was such a bad driver that you wanted to take over the wheel?

TSW

  1.  Discuss the makeup of a political party.
  2. Describe the major functions of a political party.

TTW

Have students understand that political parties are always competing for power of the government.

INDEPENDENT ASSIGNMENT

Chapter 5 Section 1 Guided Reading and Review

ENRICHMENT

Chapter 5 Section 1 Assessment

CLOSURE

.Prepare for the next day’s lesson concerning the two-party system.

UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT

DAILY LESSON PLAN

DATE:  April 16, 2013

 

LESSON

Chapter 5 Section 2   The Two-Party System

PREBELL

Explain the term “two’s company, three’s a crowd”.

TSW

  1.  Identify the reasons why the US has a two-party system.
  2. Understand multiparty and one-party systems and how they affect the functioning of government.
  3. Describe party membership patterns in the United States.

TTW

Have students understand that the two major political parties have controlled American politics for decades.

INDEPENDENT ASSIGNMENT

Chapter 5 Section 2 Guided Reading and Review

ENRICHMENT

Chapter 5 Section 2 Assessment

CLOSURE

.Prepare for the next day’s lesson on the history of American two-party system.

UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT

DAILY LESSON PLAN

DATE:  April 17, 2013

 

LESSON

Chapter 5 Section 3   The Two-Party System in American History

PREBELL

Name one sports team that dominated or has dominated its sport for a long time.  Why do  you think that team has been so successful?

TSW

  1.  Understand the origins of political parties in the United States.
  2. Identify and describe the three major periods of single-party domination.
  3. Describe the current era of divided government.

TTW

Have students aware of the factors that contribute to party domination and how each political party has lost that dominate factor.

INDEPENDENT ASSIGNMENT

Chapter 5 Section 3 Guided Reading and Review

ENRICHMENT

Chapter 5 Section 3 Assessment

CLOSURE

.Prepare for the next day’s lesson that deals with minor parties in the US.

UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT

DAILY LESSON PLAN

DATE:  April, 18, 2013

 

LESSON

Chapter 5 Section 4   The Minor Parties

PREBELL

Why are minor league baseball teams important to the game of baseball?

TSW

  1.  Identify the types of minor parties that have seen action in American politics.
  2. Understand why minor parties are important despite the fact that none has ever won the presidency.

TTW

Have students gain an understanding that, similar to minor league baseball, minor political parties have shaped the foundations of American politics.

INDEPENDENT ASSIGNMENT

Chapter 5 Section 4 Guided Reading and Review

ENRICHMENT

Chapter 5 Section 4 Assessment

CLOSURE

.Prepare for the next day’s lesson discussing how the political parties are organized at each level of government.

UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT

DAILY LESSON PLAN

DATE:  April 19, 2013

 

PREBELL

Examine how political parties would function similarly to a large family in times of a crisis.

TSW

A.  Understand why the major political parties have a decentralized

          Structure.

B.  Describe the national party machinery and how parties are organized at

          The State and local levels.

C.  Identify the three components of the parties.

D.  Examine the future of the major parties.

TTW

Discuss how the major parties have lost some power over the last couple of

Decades and why.

INDEPENDENT ASSIGNMENT

Section 5 Guided Reading Review & Quiz.

ENRICHMENT

Section 5 Assessment

CLOSURE

Make sure all sections have been completed and students are prepared for

Chapter 5 Review.