U.S. Government Notebook: M8L1
Follow the prompts, which are in green, and respond in the white sections. Each section matches a
part of your online lesson. Write in complete sentences and include details from the lesson or text as much as possible.
Nevada Academic Content Standards:
SS 9-12 CE 15. Analyze how American identity has been
shaped by government policies, institutions, and
SS 9-12 CE.20. Critique the use of conflict and diplomacy in international relations.
SS 9-12 CE.21. Compare and contrast the roles of the President and Congress in international relations.
SS 9-12 CE.34. Analyze how and why the role and responsibilities of citizens in the U.S. political system
have changed over time.
SS 9-12 CE.40. Analyze the differences in political behavior between diverse population centers.
SS 9-12 CE.41. Explain how government policies and political ideas have shifted due to patterns of
immigration both historically and contemporarily.
SS 9-12 CE.42. Compare and contrast how different political systems currently affect the United States
and its citizens.
1. Essential Question
Write the Essential Question for this lesson in the section below.
How do government structures in other countries differ from the United States form of government?
2. Vocabulary Context Clues:
Read the context clue for each vocabulary word in bold. Then, write your own definition for what you think
the word means based on the context clue given.
Your Definition Hypothesis
The Vatican led by the Pope
The British form of government; the parliament is the
representative form of government for the people,
not a monarchy
Political community founded for the common good
that’s sometimes synonymous with a republic
The U.S. is a republic form of government; where
the people elect their representatives to act on their