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1 Agenda September 9 or 10 Journal/ Country A vs. Country B/Government Scavenger Hunt/ Intro to the Government Unit Journal: Think back to the discussion about the Mosque in New York. Read the following discussion board excerpts from Opposing View Points and answer the following questions. The freedom to practice your religion is not a privilege, to be revoked at will because of popular opinion, it is a RIGHT. That is why your perception of their religion is irrelevant. Even if every single American with the exception of this small community was diametrically opposed to the building of that mosque, they would still have the right to build it. To deny them that right would be exactly the Tyranny of the Majority that Jefferson feared. You have a right to be offended, you can even bitch and moan and protest, you also have a right to freedom of speech, after all, but you can NOT block the building of that mosque. (richardsonkr May 8, :07AM)richardsonkr I love it how you bring Freedom of Religion into the argument. But let anyone print a cartoon of mohamet, and all hell breaks loose with the moslems rioting and burning in the streets and, yes, even killing people.Guess the moslems dont think to much of that "Freedom of" stuff, except when its to their advantage. (Loucleve May 8, :45PM) (Loucleve Sad that our main right, freedom, is our greatest liability.(bhall May 7, :17PM)bhall It makes me sick to my stomach to think of a mosque being built on that site, but I'll have to deal with that, since it is my problem. However, as much as I disagree with the idea, I cannot pick and choose which civil liberties I support: I have to support them equally. I don't have the luxury of being choosey. (SolarSanitizer May 8, :29PM)SolarSanitizer Who do you agree with and why? How important are your individual rights to you? Explain.

2 HW Read Chapter 5 Section 1 and 2 and Complete the Key Terms

3 Governments Read both Country A and Country B What are the benefits of living in Country A? What are the benefits of living in Country B? After reading each point for each country decide which country you would want to live in and explain why. 20 mins

4 Discussion How are the idea of the rights of the many expressed in country B related to the idea of the rights of the Individual expressed in Country A? Why might each country have created these different rights? Using what you know about both Country A and Country B answer the following questions. What is government and what are its main purposes?

5 Intro to Government Unit Write down the Guiding Questions for the Unit: By the end of this unit you will be able to answer all of these questions fully. What is government? What is the purpose of government? How/Why are governments formed? What are the different types of government? How does government operate in society? Why did some countries create democracies while others chose republics? And while still others chose dictatorships, or monarchies, or theocracies? How have various forms of government impacted people around the world?

6 Government Scavenger Hunt With a partner Use the resources provided and your textbook to complete the scavenger hunt. The pair that is done 1 st wins a prize Answers must be accurate to win

7 Reflection Exit Ticket What is government? What is the purpose of government? What did you learn about governments that favor the rights of the individual vs. governments that favor the rights of the many?


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