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DO-NOW
• We will take a notebook check quiz after WSMS.
  • Are you organized?
DO-NOW
• Please work on your notebook check quiz silently.
• When you have finished your notebook check
  quiz, you can work on the pre-test for our new unit.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
• Tests
• Survey feedback:
  • Quizzes were helpful
  • Everyone loves the review game
  • 60 Minutes= <3
• Nov 2nd?!
UNIT AGENDA
•    Virginia’s state govt
    • Legislative branch
       • General Assembly
       • Lawmaking
    • Executive branch
       • Governor & his/her roles
     Judicial branch
        Structure and organization of state courts
•    Virginia’s local govt
    • Organization of local govts
    • Powers of local govts
    • Relationship between state and local govts
UNIT AGENDA

• This may be our most important unit yet!!
• Stop!...Video Time!
VOCABULARY
•   Board of supervisors: the local legislative body in counties
    and is responsible for passing laws (ordinances) for the
    county
•   Circuit courts: In VA- judge, with or without jury; original
    jurisdiction for felony criminal cases and for certain civil
    cases; appellate jurisdiction from District Courts
•   Felony: serious crimes , such as homicides and kidnapping
•   General district courts: In VA- judge, no jury; original
    jurisdiction for misdemeanors in civil cases generally
    involving lower dollar amounts
VOCABULARY
• Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court: judge, no jury; original
  jurisdiction in juvenile and family cases
• Lieutenant Governor: the official who succeeds the governor if the
  governor dies, resigns, or is removed from office.
• Misdemeanor- less serious crimes, such as traffic violations or
  disorderly conduct
• Ordinances- regulations that govern a local government unit
• Virginia General Assembly- lawmaking body of Virginia’s
  legislative branch
TODAY’S AGENDA
•   Notebook Check Quiz + Pre-Test
•   Announcements
•    Unit Introduction
    • Clip & KWLs
    • Vocab
•    Virginia Constitution & Structure of State Govt
    • Reading
    • Constitution Quest
    • Analogies-HW
A QUEST!
• Now that we have our background knowledge, we
  are going to dive into a primary source- the Virginia
  Constitution.
• You will use your copy of the Virginia Constitution to
  find the answers on your worksheet.
• A prize for the person who has all of the correct
  answers first.
• Take these seriously, the answers to the questions
  are your notes for the day.


                                         We <3
                                         quests!
ANALOGIES

What is an analogy?
 • Comparisons based on similarity
 • Example: Language Arts is to The Pearl as
   Math is to the Algebra textbook.
 • How are these related?
ANALOGIES

Ms. Mitchem is to Anderson Cooper
 as….what?
TAKE-HOME POINT

• Compare and contrast the national
  government and Virginia’s government.
  Why do you think there are so many
  similarities?

• At least 5 sentences, please.

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Virginia Government Unit

  • 1. DO-NOW • We will take a notebook check quiz after WSMS. • Are you organized?
  • 2. DO-NOW • Please work on your notebook check quiz silently. • When you have finished your notebook check quiz, you can work on the pre-test for our new unit.
  • 3. ANNOUNCEMENTS • Tests • Survey feedback: • Quizzes were helpful • Everyone loves the review game • 60 Minutes= <3 • Nov 2nd?!
  • 4.
  • 5. UNIT AGENDA • Virginia’s state govt • Legislative branch • General Assembly • Lawmaking • Executive branch • Governor & his/her roles  Judicial branch  Structure and organization of state courts • Virginia’s local govt • Organization of local govts • Powers of local govts • Relationship between state and local govts
  • 6. UNIT AGENDA • This may be our most important unit yet!! • Stop!...Video Time!
  • 7.
  • 8. VOCABULARY • Board of supervisors: the local legislative body in counties and is responsible for passing laws (ordinances) for the county • Circuit courts: In VA- judge, with or without jury; original jurisdiction for felony criminal cases and for certain civil cases; appellate jurisdiction from District Courts • Felony: serious crimes , such as homicides and kidnapping • General district courts: In VA- judge, no jury; original jurisdiction for misdemeanors in civil cases generally involving lower dollar amounts
  • 9. VOCABULARY • Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court: judge, no jury; original jurisdiction in juvenile and family cases • Lieutenant Governor: the official who succeeds the governor if the governor dies, resigns, or is removed from office. • Misdemeanor- less serious crimes, such as traffic violations or disorderly conduct • Ordinances- regulations that govern a local government unit • Virginia General Assembly- lawmaking body of Virginia’s legislative branch
  • 10.
  • 11. TODAY’S AGENDA • Notebook Check Quiz + Pre-Test • Announcements • Unit Introduction • Clip & KWLs • Vocab • Virginia Constitution & Structure of State Govt • Reading • Constitution Quest • Analogies-HW
  • 12.
  • 13.
  • 14. A QUEST! • Now that we have our background knowledge, we are going to dive into a primary source- the Virginia Constitution. • You will use your copy of the Virginia Constitution to find the answers on your worksheet. • A prize for the person who has all of the correct answers first. • Take these seriously, the answers to the questions are your notes for the day. We <3 quests!
  • 15.
  • 16.
  • 17. ANALOGIES What is an analogy? • Comparisons based on similarity • Example: Language Arts is to The Pearl as Math is to the Algebra textbook. • How are these related?
  • 18. ANALOGIES Ms. Mitchem is to Anderson Cooper as….what?
  • 19. TAKE-HOME POINT • Compare and contrast the national government and Virginia’s government. Why do you think there are so many similarities? • At least 5 sentences, please.