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Credit 5

Credit 5 State Standards

Government Assignment Sheet: Credit # 5

12.3.1 Students evaluate, take, and defend positions on what the fundamental values and principles of civil society are, their interdependence, and the meaning and importance of those values and principles for a free society.

Focus:

Explain how civil society provides opportunities for individuals to associate for social, cultural, religious, economic, and political purposes.

12.3.2

Explain how civil society makes it possible for people, individually or in association with others, to bring their influence to bear on government in ways other than voting and elections.

12.3.3

Discuss the historical role of religion and religious diversity.

Learning Standard 12.9

Students analyze the origins, characteristics, and development of different political systems across time, with emphasis on the quest for political democracy, its advances, and its obstacles.

Focus: 12.9.1 Explain how the different philosophies and structures of feudalism, mercantilism, socialism, fascism, communism, monarchies, parliamentary systems, and constitutional liberal democracies influence economic policies, social welfare policies, and human rights practices.

12.9.3 Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of federal, confederal, and unitary systems of government.

12.9.6 Identify the ideologies, causes, stages, and outcomes of major Mexican, Central American, and South American revolutions in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

12.9.7 Describe the ideologies that give rise to Communism, methods of maintaining control, and the movements to overthrow such governments in Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and Poland, including the roles of individuals (e.g., Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Pope John Paul II, Lech Walesa, Vaclav Havel).

12.9. Identify the successes of relatively new democracies in Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the ideas, leaders, and general societal conditions that have launched and sustained or failed to sustain, them.

Learning Standard 12.10Students formulate questions about and defend their analyses of tensions within our constitutional democracy and the importance of maintaining a balance between the following concepts: majority rule and individual rights; liberty and equality; state and national authority in a federal system; civil disobedience and the rule of law; freedom of the press and the right to a fair trial; the relationship of religion and government.      


Mandatory Assignment

This credit works differently!!  If you complete the following assignment to the "acceptable" column of the "project Rubric" then you will be done with Credit 5. If you do not complete this project to the "Acceptable level" you will have to work on the other projects listed for additional Assignment credit.


c. Create a "power point" that consists of a comparison of the following ideas, and then a statement of your position on how these ideas conflict in our American form of Democracy.  Your "position" should reflect your knowledge of the "6 principles of Democracy" and should be formulated from your research of articles from magazines, the internet and/or newspapers that discuss the concepts listed. You must have 3 pages/slides per grouping. Define each concept and insert a picture that relates to its definition. (1 slide per concept) Create a third slide also incorporating your position on how these words may conflict with each other, or create a conflict with what Democracy is supposed to represent in America today. 

 The groupings are:

a. majority rule and individual rights;

b: liberty and equality;

c: state and national authority in a federal system;

d: civil disobedience and the rule of law;

e: freedom of the press and the right to a fair trial;

f: the relationship of religion and government.

The project should be a minimum of 19 slides, with a Title slide, and including a title and picture on each Individual slide.  Click here to see an example!

Congratulations you Have Completed Government!!!!

Additional Assignments

*Visual:  Create a Chart:

          a. Write an essay explaining how one of the philosophies and structures listed, (feudalism, mercantilism, socialism, fascism, communism, monarchies, parliamentary systems, or constitutional liberal democracies) influence economic policies, social welfare policies, and human rights practices.  You must use the Jane Shaffer writing strategy discussed in class. (7 sentence structure>)

 

b. Create a timeline or visual representation that identifies the ideologies, causes, stages, and outcomes of major Mexican, Central American, and South American revolutions in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. (One revolution for each region)  Three timelines total, they can all be on the same page.