Greenup County High School Lesson Plan
SUBJECT KY STUDIES DATE(S) LESSON TAUGHT: 3 WKS: Dec. 1, 8, 15
TOPIC: KENTUCKY GOVERNMENT (3 weeks)
STANDARDS: SS-HS-1.2.2 Students will interpret the principles of limited government (e.g., rule of law, federalism, checks and balances, majority rule, protection of minority rights, separation of powers) and evaluate how these principles protect individual rights and promote the "common good.” DOK 3
I CAN describe principles of American Constitutional government (rule of law, checks and balances, federalism, three branches)
I CAN identify basic provisions of Kentucky’s Constitution.
I CAN identify and describe Kentucky’s three branches of government.
I CAN describe the importance of county government organization in Kentucky.
I CAN identify Kentucky’s representatives in the United States government.
I CAN describe roles of government in our daily lives.
Week December 1
M: K-W-L CHART on Kentucky Government – PP, Introduction to Kentucky Government – Class Activity, “What is Government,” CREATE A GOVERNMENT
T: PP, Intro: Three Branches, Three Levels, Federalism – Class Activity: Addressing Issues / Problems – EXPECTATIONS OF GOVERNMENT
W: SOCIAL STUDIES LAB: Kentucky Government Research (Frankfort websites)
TH: PP, Intro: KENTUCKY CONSTITUTION – Class Activity, Handout on Const. - Discuss
F: PP, Kentucky Government: LEGISLATIVE BRANCH & EXECUTIVE BRANCH (website) – Class Activity, “Running for Governor” (speech) – Video, KET - Quiz
Week December 8
M: PP, Kentucky Government: JUDICIAL BRANCH (website) – KET, Kentucky Supreme Court Cases – CLASS ACTIVITY: “There Ought to be a Law”
T: PP, Local Government – County Offices & Structure – CLASS ACTIVITY: State and Local Government Worksheet
W: SOCIAL STUDIES LAB: Examining Greenup County Government
TH: PP, Local Government – County Offices & Structure – CLASS ACTIVITY: Think of a county government office that YOU might like to run for – describe the office, why you would like to run for it, and what you would do if elected
F: PP, Federal Government: Kentucky’s Representatives: Kentucky’s Senators & Congressmen / Congressional Districts – REVIEW OF UNIT
Week December 15
M: Pre-Learning QUIZ: Political Parties – PP, Political Ideology – WRITING: Issues (critical thinking)
T: PP, POLITICAL PARTIES – websites, Kentucky Democrat Party & Kentucky Republican Party / Videos – PRIMARY SOURCE SEARCH: Kentucky Explorer, Government & Politics
W: SOCIAL STUDIES LAB: Kentucky’s Major Political Parties (websites)
TH: SEMESTER REVIEW
F: SEMESTER EXAM
Class Discussion / Class Activities / Partner & Group Activities
UNIT EXAM Kentucky Government / SEMESTER EXAM