Arkansas History Unit 4

Arkansas History

 Unit 4

Unit Title: Freedom Week

Unit Time Frame: 1 Week

Unit Overview:

Celebrate Freedom Week (Arkansas Act 682 of 2003)
during the week of September 24 – 28, 2012

Essential Learning:

American Government System including
citizen’s freedoms, rights and responsibilities:

Declaration of Independence
Branches of Government
Bill of Rights
Separation of Powers
Balance of Powers
How a bill becomes law
Political Parties

Key Concepts:


Analyze the similarities and differences between the
Declaration of Independence and the Constitution

Analyze the preamble

Create a flow chart – include the responsibilities
of the three branches of government with information
about the checks and balances between each branch.

Given a scenario, students will select the correct
amendment and then write whether there has been
a violation of their amendment or whether they have
committed a crime.

Create a flow chart showing how a bill
becomes law.

Create a Venn diagram comparing and
contrasting the Democratic and
Republican Parties.


Unit Standards
Teacher Resources
Scoring Matrix

Arkansas Frameworks TIA Essential Learning Curriculum
Arkansas History
CCSS Pacing Guides

Arkansas History
1st Semester Pacing Guide