Currituck County Schools Lesson Plans Form Lesson Plans for the Week of: March 23-27, 2015 Class: AP US Government Day of the Week North Carolina Standard Course of Study Objectives Student Activities Integration of Technology & Literacy Monday English 6.01 Examine the Constitutional framework for the bureaucracy. Tuesday Government 6.02 Understand nature and function of bureaucracy. Wednesday English Thursday Government Collaboration: OPM demo Pop quiz on chapter 15 assignment. Discuss Iron Triangles and Issue Networks. Outline the constraints and results. Weight inherent trade-offs of constraints. Debate reforming the bureaucracy. Go over format for activity. Conference with groups. Conduct activity. Discuss outcomes. Handout assignment on chapter 16. Due Tuesday. Technology: SMART Board & ppt Technology: SMART Board & ppt Bureaucrat review due Friday. 6.03: Evaluate the informal institutional arrangements of power for the bureaucracy. Friday Split Outline how bureaucrats are hired, promoted, & retained. Detail differences of 3 types of bureaucrats. Discuss sabotage with relevant examples. Compare the culture of various agencies and categorize them as conservative or liberal. Do example of discretionary authority. Assign “You are the Bureaucrat.” Homework Assignment Blog by midnight Friday. Read pp. 414-424. Take notes on hiring & firing bureaucrats and demographics of bureaucrats. Read pp. 422-432. Take notes on constraints, pathologies & reforms. 6.04: Understand linkages with the other institutions of government. 6.05: Understand the linkages with special interests, media, public opinion, & political parties. Inquiry: What causes “red tape?” Collaboration: Activity groups Reading: Case studies and laws Complete the “You are the Bureaucrat” assignment. Blog by midnight. Read pp. 438-445. Complete scenario sheets & be ready to discuss. Outline the development of the federal courts.