Q2W6, November 28 – December 2




TeacherCara Copeland
Subject AreaCivics
Grade Level7
Week #6
Unit of InstructionEarly Government and The Constitution
Standard(s) Taught

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.1.9 – Define the rule of law and recognize its influence on the development of the American legal, political, and governmental systems.
SS.7.C.3.8 – Analyze the structure, functions, and processes of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  • Identify and define the Constitutional principles: limited government, popular
    sovereignty, separation of powers, checks and balances, federalism, and rule of law.
  • Recognize examples of separation of powers and checks and balances.
  • Identify examples and non-examples of rule of law.
Classroom Activities


The Amendment Process video/discussion and worksheet


Cpalms Tutorial: Understanding Rule of Law


1st Amendment Packet – The Five Freedoms

First Amendment Posters

iCivics Game – Branches of Power

Assignments Due

cPalms Tutorial: Rule of Law (formative)

1st Amendment Posters

Additional Resources