Q1W5, September 12-16

America: The Story of Us Episode 1



TeacherCara Copeland
Subject AreaCivics
Grade Level7
Week #5
Unit of InstructionCitizenship and Forms of Government, DIA
Standard(s) Taught

SS.7.C.2.1 – Define the term “citizen,” and identify legal means of becoming a United States citizen.
1. Define citizenship as stated in the Fourteenth Amendment.
2. Evaluate the impact of the naturalization process on society, government, or the political process.

SS.7.C.2.2 – Evaluate the obligations citizens have to obey laws, pay taxes, defend the nation, and serve on juries.
1. Recognize the concept of common good as a rationale for fulfilling the obligations and/or responsibilities of citizenship.
2. Use scenarios to assess specific obligations and/or responsibilities of citizens as they relate to active participation in society and government.
SS.7.C.3.1 – Compare different forms of government (direct democracy, representative democracy, socialism, communism, monarchy, oligarchy, autocracy).
SS.7.C.3.2 – Compare parliamentary, federal, confederal, and unitary systems of governments.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will be able to compare and contrast different types of government found around the world.
Students will be able to:
• Compare the organizational structures of systems of government.
• Recognize examples of these systems of government.
• Analyze scenarios describing various systems of government.

Students will be able to review and then take their summative assessment to show if they have mastered standards SS.7.C.2.1, SS.7.C.2.2, SS.7.C.3.1, and SS.7.C.3.2

Classroom Activities


District Interim Assessment: Citizenship and Forms of Government


DIA Makeups and Remediation


View “America: The Story of US” episode 1 

View Bye Bye Birdie Musical 

Assignments Due

DIA: Citizenship and Forms of Government (Summative)

Additional Resources