Unit Name: 01 - Foundations of American Government
Elaborated Unit Focus: The focus of this unit is on the study of the political philosophies that influenced the Founding Fathers in the writing of the Declaration of Independence. This unit also examines why countries throughout the world develop different forms of government.
The practical experience and writings of philosophers influence the development of a new government.
What major ideas from European political thinkers were adopted by the Founding Fathers and how do these ideas affect our concept of government?
Countries throughout the world develop different types of governments.
Why do countries throughout the world develop different forms of government?
Unit Resources include general, global resources that might include bookmarks, books, periodicals, media and software. URLs need to be provided for each resource to identify a source from which it can be obtained. Resources might include those purchased as part of an adoption. More specific resources will be referenced within the teaching procedures.