Civics & Government Interactive Notebook Origins & Purposes of Law & Government


Subject: Social Studies - History, Civics, Government, U.S. History
Grade Levels: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Resource Type: Test Prep, Graphic Organizers, Interactive Notebooks
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Number of Pages: 41
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Civics & Government Interactive Notebook: Origins & Purposes of Law & Government

This resource is a Civics and Government interactive notebook for middle or high school. This first unit also includes related American History interactivities. The file is 41 pages long and includes a complete answer key. This interactive notebook can be used during your class lessons or it can be used as part of an intensive review/study guide for the End of Course (EOC) exam.

Please note that content is not included. In this file are graphic organizers to help your student organize his or her civics notebook. On the graphic organizers are topics and/or questions to guide him/her.

**Please be advised that this should be completed with an instructor or a parent, as students may need guidance in adding their notes.**

This file has been designed to help students study for the Florida 7th grade Civics End of Course (EOC) exam. The topics in this file cover the following standards:

SS.7.C.1.1 Recognize how Enlightenment ideas including Montesquieu’s view of separation of power and John Locke’s theories related to natural law and how Locke’s social contract influenced the Founding Fathers.

SS.7.C.1.2 Trace the impact that the Magna Carta, English Bill of Rights, Mayflower Compact, and Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense” had on colonists’ views of government.

SS.7.C.1.3 Describe how English policies and responses to colonial concerns led to the writing of the Declaration of Independence.

SS.7.C.1.4 Analyze the ideas (natural rights, role of the government) and complaints set forth in the Declaration of Independence.

SS.7.C.1.5 Identify how the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation led to the writing of the Constitution.

SS.7.C.1.6 Interpret the intentions of the Preamble of the Constitution.

SS.7.C.1.7 Describe how the Constitution limits the powers of government through separation of powers and checks and balances.

SS.7.C.1.8 Explain the viewpoints of the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists regarding the ratification of the Constitution and inclusion of a bill of rights.

SS.7.C.1.9 Define the rule of law and recognize its influence on the development of the American legal, political, and governmental systems.

SS.7.C.3.5 Explain the Constitutional amendment process.

The individual Civics & Government units can be purchased separately:

Civics & Government Interactive Notebook: Origins & Purposes of Law & Government.

Civics & Government Interactive Notebook: Citizenship & the U.S. Constitution

Civics & Government Interactive Notebook: Government Policies & Political Processes

Civics & Government Interactive Notebook: Organization & Function of Government

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Although this file is written to the Florida standards, it is useful to anyone studying civics.

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