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Warm Up . Have out your notes from last class titled “What is Civics” We will discuss this and go over the answers. Warm-up: Functions of government. Fundamental Principles. Of American Government. Daily objectives. What are the 5 fundamental principles of American government?

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Warm up

Warm Up

Have out your notes from last class titled “What is Civics”

We will discuss this and go over the answers.


Warm up functions of government

Warm-up: Functions of government


Fundamental principles

Fundamental Principles

Of American Government


Daily objectives

Daily objectives

  • What are the 5 fundamental principles of American government?

  • Define each principles and recognize how it is used in your daily life.


Preview

Preview

  • What are some fundamentals that you work on in PE class or when you are practicing a sport or some other activity?


Fundamental principles1

Fundamental Principles

The basic ideas that are the foundation of American Government are:

  • Rule of Law

  • Limited Government

  • Consent of the Governed

  • Democracy

  • Representative Government


Individual activity

Individual Activity

On the worksheet provided

  • Read in the textbook on page 11 and write down a definition of each principle in the “What it says” column.

  • Then take a moment to think about what it means. In the next column, write down what you think that definition means in your own words.

  • Finally, write down how you think this principle in used in government or your daily life.


Rule of law

Rule of Law

What it means

Everyone must follow the rules even our leaders

Examples

What it says

All people including those who govern are bound by the law


Limited government

Limited Government

What it means

Government is only as powerful as the people allow it to be

Examples

What it says

Government is not all powerful- it may only do those things people have given it the power to do


Consent of the governed

Consent of the Governed

What it means

People allow the government to rule for them

Examples

What it says

American citizens are the source of all government power


Democracy

Democracy

What it means

The people have a voice in government

Examples

What it says

Government in which the people hold the power to rule


Representative government

Representative Government

What it means

People elect officials to run the government

Examples

What it says

People elect government leaders to make laws and govern on their behalf


Fundamental principles of american democracy

Fundamental Principles of American Democracy


Practice activity

Practice Activity

With the classmates at your table, complete the Chart Activity.

You are using critical thinking skills and applying what you know!


Homework activity

Homework Activity

You will create a Flip Book of the Fundamental Principles.

You will need:

  • 3 sheets of computer paper

  • Markers, colored pencils

    Wait for instructions by the teacher.


Fundamental principles of american democracy flip book

Fundamental Principles of American Democracy Flip Book


Objective check

Objective Check

  • Can you name the 5 fundamental principles of American government?

  • Can you define each of the fundamental principles or at least recognize and match the definitions and terms?

  • Can you apply how the principles are used?


Homework

Homework

  • Your Flip Book is

    Due at the end of Next class

    QUIZ ON INTRO CIVICS

    IN 2 CLASSES


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