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Mr. Dalesandro's Civics Website - Florida Constitution and Local Government Florida Constitution and Local Government Course Overview EOC Studying Study Guide 1st Q Study Guide 2nd Q Study Guide 3rd Q Resources Community Service info Volunteer Awards Mr. Dalesandro's Civics Website Florida Constitution and Local Government Learning Goal: Students will be able to compare the structure of the Federal and State governments (Constitutions, lawmaking process, obligations and services.) FL Constitution and local Gov SCALE File Size: 360 kb File Type: pdfDownload File Benchmarks: SS.7.C.3.4 Content Complexity: Level 2/Skills and Concepts ?Identify the relationship and division of powers between the federal government and state governments. SS.7.C.3.13 Content Complexity::Level 2/Skills and Concepts Compare the constitutions of the United States and Florida. SS.7.C.3.14 Content Complexity: Level 1/Recall and Reproduction Differentiate between local, state, and federal governments' obligations and services. ? Task 1: Federalism Venn Diagram ?Article VI in the Constitution, along with Amendment 10, establishes a system where the Federal government and the states have their own powers as well as powers they share. Watch the video to the right and fill in the Venn Diagram below with examples of powers in each category. Task 2: Types of Powers Graphic Organizer Read the file to the right titled "Federalism Reading" and fill out the graphic organizer below in your spirals. Federalism Reading File Size: 471 kb File Type: pdfDownload File Task 3: Marijuana and Federalism Marijuana currently is illegal under Federal Law. CLICK HERE to read an article about Marijuana and Federalism, then answer the questions below in complete sentences: 1. What arguments are found in the article to argue against Colorado's "Amendment 64." 2. How do these arguments connect to the issue of "Federalism?" 3. In a paragraph response, explain your opinions about the issue in the article. 4. Research the court decision against Colorado's Amendment 64. (use an internet search) Describe the most current outcome of this case. 5. CLICK HERE to read about current Attorney General (head of the Department of Justice) Jeff Sessions' views on Marijuana. What is your opinion on this article? Task 4: Counties Work Local News Link 1 Local News Link 2 Local News Link 3 Local News Link 4 Local News Link 5 ? Step 1: Imagine you just woke up in the morning to get ready to go to school. From your bed to school, think of all of the ways that you might interact with local government and its responsibilities or services. (example: school buses and their drivers are paid for by property taxes and operated by Seminole County Public Schools.) Step 2: Do you want to make your community a better place to live? In Counties Work, you decide about the programs and services that affect everyone! (CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO THE LEFT TO PLAY) Your choices shape the community, and your citizens’ satisfaction determines whether you’ll get re-elected for a second term. Choose wisely.? STEP 3: Pick THREE articles from the links below about issues with local government. (some links have multiple articles...you don't have to read all of them) For each article you read, consider and respond to the following: What part/position of local government is involved? What is the issue that the local government entity is dealing with? Do you agree with how the issue was handled? Why or why not? How would you handle the issue? Task 5: U.S. vs Florida Constitution As a class, we will compare the Preamble of the U.S. Constitution with the Preamble of the Florida Constitution. Box the parts that are the same in both documents up on the white board. ?Compare how the government is set up in the U.S. Constitution with how the state government is set up by the Florida Constitution. This time, underline the parts that are different: I will pass out a copy of the file attached to the right (Comparing Constitutions) to every student in class. You will be reading through excerpts (parts) of the U.S. and Florida Constitutions in order to compare and contrast them. You will write your responses on your handout at your desk. Comparing Rights in Constitutions File Size: 2196 kb File Type: pdfDownload File Task 6: Comparing Supreme Courts ?U.S. Supreme Court Justices serve for life once nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate. However, they may retire if they wish. They can also be impeached and removed from the court if they do not maintain “good behavior.” There is one Chief Justice and 8 Associate Justices, for a total of 9 Supreme Court Justices. DIRECTIONS: Click on the picture below to read about Florida’s Supreme Court Justices and then Write a paragraph that compares and contrasts the Florida Supreme Court with the United States Supreme Court. When you're finished...choose ONE Florida Supreme Court Justice and ONE U.S. Supreme Court Justice to compare and contrast in a paragraph. Click on the correct picture below in order to read biographies of the different Justices. ? Task 7: Comparing State Constitutions Click on the image below to read about different state constitutions around the country. Answer the questions below the picture in your spiral. What is the average length of a state constitution? How does this compare to the U.S. Constitution and why do you think this is? Which state constitution is the longest? How many times has the average state constitution been amended? How does this compare to the U.S. Constitution? Why do you think there is such a big difference? What is the oldest state constitution in the United States? The newest? ?Pick any two state constitutions of your choice and compare and contrast them. Find at least three ways they are similar and at least three ways they are different. Why do you think this is? iCivics Practice: Power Play ? ?Click on the image to the left to play Power Play." Summarize what you learned from playing the game in a minimum one paragraph response. GO BACK TO LAST UNIT GO TO THE NEXT UNIT Premium Weebly Template by DivTag ? Copyright Byen All Rights Reserved Proudly powered by Weebly ?