CIVICS

civ·ics'siviks'noun
  1. the study of the rights and duties of citizenship.

Mr. Ranweiler
Social Science Dept.
Berthoud High School
Room 242
EMAIL ADDRESS:
curtis.ranweiler@thompsonschools.org
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COURSE INFORMATION:

COPY OF THE WARM UP TEMPLATE:

MONDAY - 22 MAY 2017

5th HOUR


WU-


In Class-
E of L DUE -

WORK ON CIVICS FINAL STUDY GUIDE:


National Treasure...

E of L-
FINAL EXAM - WEDNESDAY 24 MAY 2017


FRIDAY - 12 MAY 2017

5th HOUR


SENIOR FINAL - WEDNESDAY 17 MAY 2017

WU-
Page 17

In Class-
E of L DUE -
MAKE A CHART
or
CREATE A VENN DIAGRAM
comparing contrasting the different forms of city government.

FINISH
County government structure

http://www.cnn.com/cnn10

icivics.org
"Counties Work"

E of L-
icivics.org
"Counties Work"

REFLECTION QUESTIONS:
RESPOND to these questions ON A SEPARATE PAPER:

As a way to debrief the individual experiences of playing Counties Work...
1. What was the easiest part of running a county? The hardest?
2. How did you decide what projects to accept and reject?
3. You might mention costs, impact rating, if it was a good idea or not, funding or population perks, etc.
4. What role did money play in your decisions about which projects to accept and reject?
5. What is the county’s role in people’s day-to-day lives? 6. Which county department are you most interested in learning more about?


WEDNESDAY - 10 MAY 2017

5th HOUR


SENIOR FINAL - WEDNESDAY 17 MAY 2017

WU-
Page 179
"Thinking Critically" #1
add this:
Are there other ways to deal with this issue?
What would you do instead?

In Class-
E of L DUE -
9-3 Review questions:
2 and 3

FINISH
County government structure

Special Districts

page 165
CO special district page:
https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dola/special-districts-0
example:
http://scfd.org/
perspective:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3saU5racsGE

local government - party boss power...New York City
Boss Tweed (mid 1800's)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YildL_ilQFY

icivics.org
"Counties Work"

http://www.cnn.com/cnn10

E of L-
MAKE A CHART
or
CREATE A VENN DIAGRAM
comparing contrasting the different forms of city government.

TUESDAY - 9 MAY 2017

5th HOUR


SENIOR FINAL - WEDNESDAY 17 MAY 2017

WU-
http://www.npr.org/2017/05/05/526900818/the-bad-grade-that-changed-the-u-s-constitution
Who?
What?
When?
Where?
Why?

In Class-
E of L DUE -
Notes from first 15 minutes of county government structure

FINISH
County government structure

Special Districts
page 165
CO special district page:

https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dola/special-districts-0
example:

http://scfd.org/
perspective:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3saU5racsGE

local government - party boss power...New York City
Boss Tweed (mid 1800's)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YildL_ilQFY

http://www.cnn.com/cnn10

E of L-
Page 170
ANSWER 9-3 Review questions:
2 and 3


MONDAY - 8 MAY 2017

5th HOUR



SENIOR FINAL - WEDNESDAY 17 MAY 2017



WU-

PAGE 178

READ "How to Read Newspaper Articles"
ANSWER "Applying the Skill" 1,2,3,4


In Class-

E of L DUE -


local, county, state

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7us7syDw88

County government structure
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7odoKHjEIQ
1. NAME and DESCRIBE IN DETAIL
5 AREAS that a county government is involved with.



http://www.cnn.com/cnn10



E of L-

County government structure
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7odoKHjEIQ
1. NAME and DESCRIBE IN DETAIL
5 AREAS that a county government is involved with.

FRIDAY - 5 MAY 2017

5th HOUR

WU-

PAGE 179

"Vocabulary Workshop"

ANSWER 1,2,3,4,5

Now...quick look over the vocabulary!

In Class-
E of L DUE - check
-Chapter 9 "Reteaching Worksheet" Section 3
-Chapter 9 Vocabulary List
-Local Government Handout (Diagram side-all / Research side-1,2,3,6)


Chapter 9 Vocabulary TEST


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lEatFW-s0c


cnnstudentnews.com

E of L-
Discovery Education Video
City Government video responses:


WEDNESDAY - 3 MAY 2017

5th HOUR

WU-

Page 169

1. What are the differences between the
Weak-Mayor Plan
and the
Strong-Mayor Plan?

In Class-
E of L DUE - check
SIDE 1
Chapter 9 "Reteaching Worksheet"
Sections 1,2

City Government - textbook (9-3)
and
COMPLETE side 2 of "Reteaching Worksheet"

Chapter 9 Vocabulary List
quizlet.com

Local Government Handout
cnnstudentnews.com

E of L-

SIDE 2
Chapter 9 "Reteaching Worksheet"
Section 3

Chapter 9 Vocabulary List - ALL TERMS - VOCABULARY TEST - FRIDAY 5 MAY 2017

Local Government Handout (Diagram side-all / Research side-1,2,3,6)


TUESDAY - 2 MAY 2017

5th HOUR

WU-
USE Chapter 9 to
ANSWER the following:
1. Define "town meeting"-
2. Answer #7 on page 166

In Class-
E of L DUE -
Chapter 9-1 (Pages 159-162)
ANSWER
1,2,3 (Page 162)

Kinds of Local Governments
and
Early Town Government
(160-164)

Chapter 9 "Reteaching Worksheet"
Sections 1,2,3

WATCH :
cnnstudentnews.com

E of L-
SIDE 1
Chapter 9 "Reteaching Worksheet"
Sections 1,2,3

MONDAY - 1 MAY 2017

5th HOUR


WU-

Page 236 "Applying the Skill"

1,2,3,4


In Class-

E of L DUE -
icivics.org "Counties Work" questions


Government Shut Down Explained


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqIbYyiRTo4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEcxALZ3pRU


The Debt Limit Explained

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIbkoop4AYE


go over...icivics.org

"Counties Work"


cnnstudentnews.com
3-
2-
1-


E of L-

READ

Chapter 9-1 (Pages 159-162)

ANSWER

1,2,3 (Page 162)

FRIDAY - 28 APRIL 2017

5th HOUR


WU-

USE pages 230-231 (12-2) to answer:

#5 on page 231

In Class-
E of L DUE -
Chapter 12 quizlet.com vocabulary list
Federal Budget pie chart/graph

Chapter 12 Vocabulary Test

E of L-

(2 PARTS)

1-
GO TO:
icivics.org
PLAY:
"Counties Work"

2-
LAST 5-7 minutes of class...
RESPOND to these questions ON A LOOSE LEAF PAPER:

As a way to debrief the individual experiences of playing Counties Work...
1. What was the easiest part of running a county? The hardest?
2. How did you decide what projects to accept and reject?
3. You might mention costs, impact rating, if it was a good idea or not, funding or population perks, etc.
4. What role did money play in your decisions about which projects to accept and reject?
5. What is the county’s role in people’s day-to-day lives? 6. Which county department are you most interested in learning more about?


WEDNESDAY - 26 APRIL 2017

5th HOUR


WU-

USE pages 223-226 (12-1) to answer the following:

1. What are the 6 reasons for the high cost of government?

In Class-
E of L DUE -
Page 236 - "Applying the Skill"
1,2,3,4

Tax Man Max
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Q3NPgHZzDo

Continue Unit 12 / notes
-other methods of raising revenue
-government borrowing



E of L-

(2 PARTS)

1-
quizlet.com
Chapter 12 Vocabulary List (from page 222)
FIRST 14, tariff, last 6

2-
FEDERAL BUDGET PRIORITIES - Make a Graph
What are your priorities? What would your budget proposal look like?
BY HAND
or
USING
https://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/graphing/classic/


A. Create a pie chart that shows how you would divide up your 10 budget priorities
B. Tell me (in a few sentences) your reasoning for your BIGGEST and SMALLEST priorities.

Here is an example:
external image 0070_Discretionary-Breakdown-full.gif
icivics.org
"Counties Work"

TUESDAY - 25 APRIL 2017

5th HOUR


WU-

USE the MAP on PAGE 229 to answer the following:

1. What appears to be the most common form of taxes in the U.S.?
2. What do you think is the difference between sales tax and income tax?
3. What is unique about AK? How can they do these (unlike the 49 others)?

In Class-

E of L DUE -

The Wonderful World of Taxes 1/2 sheet

Tax Man Max
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Q3NPgHZzDo

Crash Course: Taxes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Qtr_vA3Prw

Continue Unit 12 / notes
-review types
-priorities
-purpose
-principles
-other methods of raising revenue
-government borrowing

E of L-

Page 236 - "Applying the Skill"
1,2,3,4

MONDAY - 24 APRIL 2017

5th HOUR

WU-

WATCH

http://www.cnn.com/cnn10
1. Why are France's election results (from Saturday) so significant?
2. What's going on with Russia's Arctic military base?
3. How long has Earth Day been around? What is it's purpose?

In Class-
E of L DUE -
Law and Order - Trust handout

Introduce Unit 12 / notes

Tax Man Max
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Q3NPgHZzDo

The Wonderful World of Taxes

E of L-
The Wonderful World of Taxes


FRIDAY - 21 APRIL 2017

WU-

"Speeding in Finland Can Cost You a Fortune, If You Already Have One."

ANSWER:
1. How are speeding fines dealt with in Finland?
2. What do you think of this way of giving speeding tickets/fines? Explain.

In Class-
E of L DUE:

GRADE:
Chapter 11 Test


CONTINUE:
"Law and Order: Trust"


E of L-
CONTINUE:
"Law and Order: Trust"


WEDNESDAY - 19 APRIL 2017

WU-
cnnstudentnews.com
1. What did British Prime Minister Theresa May do? Why?
2. Name and describe the executive order that President Trump signed yesterday.
3. What is the most common health problem in America?
How does it affect our bodies?

In Class-
E of L DUE:
Citizenship in Your Community: Individual Project
-Research an interest group
-Respond to the questions

Chapter 11 Test



"Law and Order: Trust"



E of L-

"Law and Order: Trust"




TUESDAY - 18 APRIL 2017

WU-
PAGE 221
"Thinking Critically"
ANSWER:
2,3

In Class-
E of L DUE:
"Is That Really a Law?" article responses

Interest Groups and Political Campaigns
(pages 218-219)
-Kansas / Georgia elections

Page 221
Citizenship in Your Community: Individual Project
-Research an interest group
-Respond to the questions

cnnstudentnews.com

E of L-
Page 221
Citizenship in Your Community: Individual Project
-Research an interest group
-Respond to the questions

MONDAY - 17 APRIL 2017

WU-
PAGE 220
"Applying the Skill"
ANSWER:
1,2,3

bad examples
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=952783415975
good examples
https://www.surveymonkey.com/mp/survey-templates/?ut_source=header

In Class-
E of L DUE:
Pages 217-219 / Answer 2,3,4
Chapter 11 Vocabulary

CONTINUE
Politics and the Media - video
1. PROVIDE at least 4 Examples of Propaganda.
2. Give 2 examples of how the media impacts politics.

E of L-
Upfront Magazine (April 30, 2015 Issue)
READ "Is That Really a Law?" (pages 12-13)
Blue.Laws.Upfront.4.2015.pdf
Blue.Laws.Upfront.4.2015.pdf

**Blue.Laws.Upfront.4.2015.pdf**

ANSWER:

1. Are these laws still legal today? Explain.

2. Why are many of these laws so odd-sounding?

3. In your opinion, why do you think some of these laws were created in the first place?

4. Which of these (or others you have heard of) are the strangest ones to you? Why?

5. RESEARCH another blue law from ANY U.S. state -Where? -What is it? -Why do you think it was created?

FRIDAY - 14 APRIL 2017

WU-
Page 211
11-1 Review
ANSWER #3

In Class-

E of L DUE:

NAME and EXPLAIN the 5 TYPES of propaganda



Review:
propaganda
-slideshow

Can you ID the kinds of propaganda?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQT_eNip1AY

Politics and the Media - video
1. PROVIDE at least 4 Examples of Propaganda.
2. Give 2 examples of how the media impacts politics.

Pages 221-216

E of L-
(2 PARTS)

1-
USE pages 217-219 to
ANSWER 2,3,4

2-
IN NOTEBOOK - Chapter 11 Vocabulary List


WEDNESDAY - 12 APRIL 2017

WU-
USE pages 207-208
1. Define: public opinion-
2. Define: propaganda-

In Class-

E of L DUE -


Intro. to Chapter 11
-Public Opinion - define / examples
-Types of Propaganda

Book - propaganda
-slideshow
Can you ID the kinds of propaganda?
Video examples
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQT_eNip1AY

cnnstudentnews.com

Politics and the Media - video

E of L-
NAME and EXPLAIN the 5 TYPES of propaganda.

MONDAY - 10 APRIL 2017

WU-
Page 205
"Thinking Critically"
#3

In Class-
E of L DUE -
Chapter 10 "Electing Leaders" TEST

PAST DUE:
"What If Everyone In America Had To Vote?" responses
Create Your Own Political Party! platform

-Grade 'em -Ch.10 Test

Pages 200-203
-Presidential / VP Candidates
-Election Campaign and Campaign Day

READ
pages 202-203
"The Electoral College"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9H3gvnN468

Intro. to Chapter 11: The Political System

cnnstudentnews.com

In Class-

FRIDAY - 7 APRIL 2017

5th HOUR


EQ/LT - Students will investigate how the political party system functions in the U.S.

WU-
READ "Should Voting Be Mandatory?"
AFTER reading the two sides...
-Which do you agree with more? Why? Explain.

IN CLASS-
E of L DUE -
Chapter 10 Vocabulary List

Chapter 10 Test



Video:
Electoral College

cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
Chapter 10 Test




WEDNESDAY - 5 APRIL 2017

5th HOUR


EQ/LT - Students will investigate how the political party system functions in the U.S.

WU-
1. What is a benefit of having 3rd parties?
2. Describe some possible negative effects of 3rd parties.

IN CLASS-
E of L DUE -
3rd Party Political Platform
Responses (2,4,8) to "What if Everyone in America had to Vote?"

Discuss / Share - 3rd Parties

WATCH:
Politics - Major Campaign Positions
RESPOND TO:



Chapter 10 Vocabulary List - quizlet.com

cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
WATCH:
Politics - Major Campaign Positions
RESPOND TO:


Chapter 10 Vocabulary List - quizlet.com

PLAY:
icivics.org
"Win the Whitehouse"

https://www.icivics.org/games/win-white-house


TUESDAY - 4 APRIL 2017

5th HOUR


EQ/LT - Students will investigate how the political party system functions in the U.S.

WU-
Use page 196 to define these terms:
-primary election
-closed primary
-open primary
-general election
-runoff primary

IN CLASS-
E of L DUE -
3rd Party Political Platform
-party name, logo, slogan
-4 planks (issues that your party stands for/believes in)

Chapter 16 Test - grade

FINISH:
Create Your Own Political Party!
-on a blank sheet of paper
1. Put NAME / LOGO / SLOGAN of your political part in center on 1 side
2. On each on the 4 sides - write down the 4 planks or main things your party stands for
3. On the back or inside - Give a detailed explanation of each plank
AND
Describe how you would campaign/get your name and political party out there in the public

SEE EXAMPLES:
platform3.JPG

NAME/LOGO/SLOGAN - on each side write an issue (plank) that your party believes in
platform1.JPG

NAME & EXPLAIN each plank on side 2
UNDERNEATH that ...How are you going to campaign/get the message out? What would you do?
platform2.JPG

cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
Create Your Own Political Party!
(See above for instructions)

READ "What if Everyone in America Had to Vote?"

ANSWER 2,4,8

MONDAY - 3 APRIL 2017

5th HOUR


EQ/LT - Students will investigate how the political party system functions in the U.S.

WU-
READ "Global Connections: Voting in Australia" (pages 197)
ANSWER:
1. How is Australia's voting law different than the U.S.?
2. Are there benefits to doing it this way?
3. Should voting be a choice or mandatory? Why?

IN CLASS-
E of L DUE -
Political Political Scavenger Hunt

Chapter 16 Test - grade

REVIEW:
+/- of the Two-Party System
Multi-parties
One party

Third Parties
explain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJTPPxF3xRI

history: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-MPUa-IC4E

star wars explanation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHEGxniCZ-E


Create Your Own Political Party!
-on a blank sheet of paper
1. Put NAME / LOGO / SLOGAN of your political part in center on 1 side
2. On each on the 4 sides - write down the 4 planks or main things your party stands for
3. On the back or inside - Give a detailed explanation of each plank
AND
Describe how you would campaign/get your name and political party out there in the public

SEE EXAMPLES:
platform3.JPG

NAME/LOGO/SLOGAN - on each side write an issue (plank) that your party believes in
platform1.JPG

NAME & EXPLAIN each plank on side 2
UNDERNEATH that ...How are you going to campaign/get the message out? What would you do?
platform2.JPG

cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
Create Your Own Political Party!
(See above for instructions)