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“Unpacking the Standards”: Government. 8 th Grade Social Studies Mr. Short. Verbs. Nouns. Unit 8: Government Lesson 1: Foundations of Government. Lesson 1: Foundations of Government. Civics/Gov. Standard – SS8CG1

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“Unpacking the Standards”:Government

8th Grade Social Studies

Mr. Short


Verbs

Nouns

Unit 8: GovernmentLesson 1: Foundations of Government


Lesson 1: Foundations of Government

Civics/Gov. Standard – SS8CG1

The student will describe the role of citizens under Georgia’s constitution.


“Unpack” the elements by writing the verbs and nouns on your “T” Chart

SS8CG2 Elements

a. Explain the basic structure of the Georgia state constitution.

b. Explain the concepts of separation of powers and checks and balances.

c. Describe the rights and responsibilities of citizens.

d. Explain voting requirements and elections in Georgia.

e. Explain the role of political parties in government.


Verbs

Nouns

  • Explain

  • Explain

  • Describe

  • Explain

  • Explain

  • Basic Structure of:

    • GA’s Constitution

  • Concepts of:

    • Separation of Powers

    • Checks and Balances

  • Citizens and their:

    • Rights and Responsibilities

  • Georgia’s:

    • Voting Requirements

    • Elections

  • Role of:

    • Political Parties

Unit 8: GovernmentLesson 1: Foundations of Government


Verbs

Nouns

Unit 8: GovernmentLesson 2: Legislative Branch in GA


Lesson 2: The LegislativeBranch in Georgia

Civics/Gov. Standard – SS8CG2

The student will analyze the role of the legislative branch in Georgia state government.


“Unpack” the elements by writing the verbs and nouns on your “T” Chart

SS8CG2 Elements

a. Explain the qualifications, term, election, and duties of members of the General Assembly.

b. Describe the organization of the General Assembly, with emphasis on leadership and the committee system.

c. Trace the steps in the legislative process for a bill to become a law in Georgia.


Verbs

Nouns

  • Explain

  • Describe

  • Trace

  • Qualifications, Term, Election, and Duties of Members of:

    • General Assembly

  • Organization of the General Assembly with Emphasis on:

    • Leadership

    • Committee System

  • Legislative Process in GA:

    • Steps for a Bill to Become a Law

Unit 8: Government Lesson 2: Legislative Branch in GA


Verbs

Nouns

Unit 8: GovernmentLesson 3: Executive Branch in GA


Lesson 3: The ExecutiveBranch in Georgia

Civics/Gov. Standard – SS8CG3

The student will analyze the role of the executive branch in Georgia state government.


“Unpack” the elements by writing the verbs and nouns on your “T” Chart

SS8CG3 Elements

a. Explain the qualifications, term, election, and duties of the governor and lieutenant governor.

b. Describe the organization of the executive branch, with emphasis on major policy areas of state programs.


Verbs

Nouns

  • Explain

  • Describe

  • Qualifications, Term, Election, and Duties of:

    • Governor

    • Lieutenant Governor

  • Organization of the Executive Branch with Emphasis on:

    • Major Policy Areas of State Programs

Unit 8: Government Lesson 3: Executive Branch in GA


Verbs

Nouns

Unit 8: GovernmentLesson 4: Judicial Branch in GA


Lesson 4: The JudicialBranch in Georgia

Civics/Gov. Standard – SS8CG4

The student will analyze the role of the judicial branch in Georgia state government.


“Unpack” the elements by writing the verbs and nouns on your “T” Chart

SS8CG4 Elements

a. Explain the structure of the court system in Georgia including trial and appellate procedures and how judges are selected.

b. Explain the difference between criminal law and civil law.

c. Describe the adult justice system, emphasizing the different jurisdictions, terminology, and steps in the criminal justice process.

d. Describe ways to avoid trouble and settle disputes peacefully.


Verbs

Nouns

  • Explain

  • Explain

  • Describe

  • Describe

  • Structure and Procedures of:

    • Court System in GA

    • Trial Procedures

    • Appellate Procedures

    • Selection of Judges

  • Differences between:

    • Criminal Law

    • Civil Law

  • Criminal Justice Process of:

    • Adult Justice System

  • Ways to:

    • Avoid Trouble

    • Settle Disputes Peacefully

Unit 8: Government Lesson 4: Judicial Branch in GA


Verbs

Nouns

Unit 8: GovernmentLesson 5: Local Governments in GA


Lesson 5: Local Governments in Georgia

Civics/Gov. Standard – SS8CG5

The student will analyze the role of local governments in the state of Georgia.


“Unpack” the elements by writing the verbs and nouns on your “T” Chart

SS8CG5 Elements

a. Explain the origins, functions, purposes, and differences of county and city governments in Georgia.

b. Compare and contrast the weak mayor-council, the strong mayor-council, and the council-manager forms of city government.

c. Describe the functions of special-purpose governments.


Lesson 5: Local Governments in Georgia

Civics/Gov. Standard – SS8E4

The student will identify revenue sources and services provided by state and local governments.


“Unpack” the elements by writing the verbs and nouns on your “T” Chart

SS8E4 Elements

a. Trace sources of state revenue such as sales taxes, federal grants, personal income taxes, and property taxes.

b. Explain the distribution of state revenue to provide services.

c. Evaluate how choices are made given the limited revenues of state and local governments.


Verbs

Nouns

  • Explain

  • Compare and Contrast

  • Describe

  • Trace, Explain, and Evaluate

  • Origins, Functions, Purposes and Differences of:

    • County Governments

    • City Governments

  • Forms of City Government:

    • Weak Mayor-Council

    • Strong Mayor-Council

    • Council-Manager

  • Functions of:

    • Special Purpose Governments

  • Sources, Distribution, and Spending of:

    • Revenue

Unit 8: Government Lesson 5: Local Governments in GA


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Nouns

Unit 8: GovernmentLesson 6: Juvenile Justice


Lesson 6: Juvenile Justice

Civics/Gov. Standard – SS8CG6

The student will explain how the Georgia court system treats juvenile offenders.


“Unpack” the elements by writing the verbs and nouns on your “T” Chart

SS8CG6 Elements

a. Explain the difference between delinquent behavior and unruly behavior and the consequences of each.

b. Describe the rights of juveniles when taken into custody.

c. Describe the juvenile justice system, emphasizing the different jurisdictions, terminology, and steps in the juvenile justice process.

d. Explain the seven delinquent behaviors that can subject juvenile offenders to the adult criminal process, how the decision to transfer to adult court is made, and the possible consequences.


Verbs

Nouns

  • Explain

  • Describe

  • Describe

  • Explain

  • Difference Between and Consequences of:

    • Delinquent Behavior

    • Unruly Behavior

  • Rights when taken into custody of:

    • Juveniles

  • Jurisdictions, Terminology, and Steps in:

    • Juvenile Justice System

  • Behaviors that can Subject Juvenile Offenders to the Adult Criminal Process:

    • 7 Delinquent Behaviors

Unit 8: Government Lesson 6: Juvenile Justice


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