Grade 11, 12 Foreign Policy

West Haven Public Schools

Unit Planning Organizer

Subject: Issues in Government                                    

Grade: 11 and 12

Unit: Foreign Policy                                                     

Pacing: 3rd MP (2 1/2 weeks)

Essential Question(s):

1.  What role does terrorism play in the creation of U.S. laws and foreign policy?

2.  How does the U.S. offer aide to many countries?

3.  In what ways does the U.S. economy rely on strong foreign relations?

4. How have the U.S. foreign policy goals changed over the course of our history?

Big Idea(s):

1.  Acts of terrorism have lead to changes in U.S. policies and agencies dealing with other countries.

2.  U.S. aide is offered to many countries in the forms of military assistance, money, housing and food.

3.  All sectors of our economy are part of a larger global economy.

4.  Goals have shifted from isolationism to containment with a modern day emphasis on anti-terrorism efforts.

CT State Standards (includes West Haven’s “Priority” GLES’s in BOLD and “Supporting” Standards)

1.1.3  Trace the changing role of American participation and influence in world affairs

1.7.2  Analyze the relationship between national governments and international organizations

1.3.2  Explain the significance of globalization on the world’s nations and societies

1.11.3         Analyze how government policies can influence how people and businesses use resources

1.3.4    Explain examples of conflict and cooperation in world affairs

1.6.5    Compare and contrast the impact of migration on both the country of origin and country og settlement.

1.11.1  Analyze how governments with different economic systems can influence production and distribution.

1.12.2  Compare and contrast free trade and fair trade

1.12.4 Analyze factors that encourage businesses to relocate to another country

“Unwrapped” Concepts and Skills, and Bloom Levels (BL)

Concepts(Need to Know)

Skills(Able to Do)

BL

Foreign policy

Isolationism

Imperialism

Appeasement

Containment

Terrorism

 

National security

Economics

Humanitarian efforts

 

Globalization

Outsourcing (Walmart, Nike, Service Co’s)

Banking and credit industry

Housing industry

 

Trade

Embargo

Import

Export

tariff

blockade

NAFTA

 

 Trace the 5 “themes” in American foreign policy timeline

 

 

 

 

 

 Analyze the different ways and reasons the U.S is involved in other nations

 

 

 Explain the significance of globalization on American and international business (ex. GM, credit cards)

 

 

 Analyze the value of the US dollar in comparison to countries such as China, India and Brazil

 

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4

 

Assessments

Common Formative Pre- Assessment (Followed by Data Tea Analysis):

* see attached

“Dipsticks” (Informal Progress Monitoring Checks):

 

Common Formative Post- Assessment (Followed by Data Team Analysis):

* see attached

Instructional Planning

Suggested Resources/Materials:

American Government Text Chapters 17, 22, 23

Websites:  www.lessonplanspage.com/SSUForiegnpolicy

Current articles on international threats, relations

Foreign policy chapter from Current Issues book

 

Suggested Research-based Effective Instructional Strategies:

Lecture (Powerpoint)

Computer lab: research 1 country discussed in class, prepare a report on our relations with that country including: do we provide aide?  How? Are we allies?  Why or why not?

Presentations on research

Small group debates on: aide to Darfur and other countries, military presence in Iraq, relations with North Korea and Iran

 

 

Vocabulary/Word Wall

Enrichment/Extension

Interdisciplinary Connections

Department of Homeland Security

Torture

CIA

Espionage

Terrorism

NATO

United Nations

Military aide

Trade

NAFTA

Outsourcing

Oxfam

United Way

Unicef

World Food Programme

Darfur, Haiti, Rwanda

Free trade and fair trade

Research the country your family comes from – what is our relationship with that country now? Prepare a report

Essay contest:  What do we OWE countries in crisis?

 

Write a poem from the point of view of a refugee.