CG2-CG4 Government Unit 8
S8CG2: The student will analyze the role of the legislative branch in Georgia state government.
a. Explain the qualifications, term, election, and duties of members of the General Assembly.
b. Describe the organization of the General Assembly, with emphasis on leadership and the committee system.
c. Evaluate how the legislative branch fulfills its role as the lawmaking body for the state of Georgia.
SS8CG3: The student will analyze the role of the executive branch in Georgia state government.
a. Explain the qualifications, term, election, and duties of the governor and lieutenant governor.
b. Describe the organization of the executive branch, with emphasis on major policy areas of state programs; include education, human resources, public safety, transportation, economic development, and natural resources.
c. Evaluate how the executive branch fulfills its role through state agencies that administer programs and enforce laws.
SS8CG4: The student will analyze the role of the judicial branch in Georgia state government.
a. Explain the structure of the court system in Georgia including trial and appellate procedures and how judges are selected.
b. Explain the difference between criminal law and civil law.
c. Describe the adult justice system, emphasizing the different jurisdictions, terminology, and steps in the criminal justice process.
d. Describe ways to avoid trouble and settle disputes peacefully.
e. Evaluate how the judicial branch fulfills its role in interpreting the laws of Georgia and ensuring justice in our legal system.
Directions: Choose two items from row one& two and then one item from row three. When completing the items below, you should refer back to the standards listed above help guide you as you take notes. You will need to show notes & practice work to your facilitator to receive full credit for this assignment. Remember, when completing writing requirements you should have a rough draft and a final copy.Create a model or other visual the terms, qualifications, and duties of the Executive and Legislative branches. / What are the current (2015) committees of the legislature? How do these committees help the legislature pass more laws for our state? / List and define the steps in a criminal justice process? Why is it important that these steps are followed? / Describe at least three ways to avoid trouble and settle disputes peacefully. In your opinion should schools spend time helping students learn ways to resolve disputes peacefully? Explain your answer.
Compare and contrast criminal and civil law. Explain how it is possible for an individual to be sued by the state and an individual. / How does the move of Mercedes to Georgia demonstrate the policy of our current governor/executive branch? Key search words: Mercedes and Georgia state policy (must be typed or written) / Create a booklet or flow chart which explains the trial and appellate (appeal) procedures of our state judicial system. In your opinion, why is it important to have an appellate process? / Update the song, “I’m just a Bill” from Schoolhouse Rock to reflect the legislative process in GA. You may record yourself singing the new rendition, but you have to submit the written copy.
From the list on Choose one agency to examine what programs it provides to our state and how the executive branch fulfills its role through this agency. Do you feel this program is necessary? Explain your answer. / Write an argumentative essay about: Is the death penalty a violation of the eighth and 14th amendments? Support your position with evidence from at least three primary sources. / From examine theprefiledlegislation for 2016. Choose one and explain the process the legislation will go through if it is to become a law. Additionally, taking the role of the author of the bill, convince other members of the legislature to vote for your bill. / In an essay, explain the roles and responsibilities of each branch of government. Explain how these branches of government show the concepts of separation of power & checks and balances. In your opinion is one branch more powerful than another. Explain your answer.
All learners, will need to complete the following from the CRCT Test Prep Workbook: write the complete question and the complete correct answer (along with the corresponding letter A, B, C, D) for questions 538-572.