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
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curtis.ranweiler@thompsonschools.org
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COPY OF THE WARM UP TEMPLATE:


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)

FRIDAY - 31 MARCH 2017

5th HOUR


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

WU-
REVIEW The Two Party System (page 185)
1. What is a political party?
2. Describe the role of political parties.
3. Why a two-party system?
4. What are the advantages of two-party system?

IN CLASS-
E of L DUE -
Questions 1,2,3 (from 11 NOV 2016 E of L)
PAGE 1 of Political Political Scavenger Hunt

Chapter 16 Test - turn in and grade

another form of deterrent...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4O4f6FKYyc

(Pages 187-189)
Chapter 10 - Electing Leaders

cnnstudentnews.com (14 NOV 2016)

Video-
Federal Government: Electing a President: The Process
Video link:
Video Companion:


EVIDENCE OF LEARNING (E of L)-
CONTINUE...
Political Party Scavenger Hunt
DO PAGE 3

LINKS:
PAGE 3 - Part 3: Where Do I Fit?:
Quiz 1: World's Smallest Political Quiz
LINK:
http://www.theadvocates.org/quiz/quiz.php

WEDNESDAY - 29 MARCH 2017

5th HOUR


WU-
READ "On The Campaign Trail" (pages 192-193)
ANSWER 1,2

In Class-
E of L DUE -
Questions 1,2,3

another form of deterrant...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4O4f6FKYyc

President Washington's Farewell Address
http://www.ushistory.org/us/17d.asp
1. What were his THREE main concerns or pieces of advice?
2. How do you think were are doing with each of these today (2017)?

Purpose and Role of Political Parties

Chapter 10 - Electing Leaders


E of L-

DO THIS

President Washington's Farewell Address

http://www.ushistory.org/us/17d.asp

1. What were his THREE main concerns or pieces of advice?

2. How do you think were are doing with each of these today (2017)?


AND THIS
Political Party Scavenger Hunt
(DO PAGES 1 and 2)


PART 1 links:
LINK 1
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/political-parties

LINK 2
http://www.democrats.org/issues/civil_rights

LINK 3
*Use this new link when you get to the [[#|Republican National Committee]] part ([[#|Step]] 2, #2 near the middle)
http://www.gop.com/our-party/

LINK 4
http://elections.nytimes.com/2008/president/issues/party-platforms/index.html


PART 2 links:
LINK 1
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/spc/extra/features/july-dec00/thirdparties.html

LINK 2
http://www.politics1.com/parties.htm


TUESDAY 28 MARCH 2017


5th HOUR




WU-



In Class-

E of L DUE -

Page 307 "Vocabulary Workshop" #5 and

Friday's question #2 and #3



Chapter 16 Test (w/ textbook and ON YOUR OWN)







cnnstudentnews.com



Evidence of Learning (E of L)-

Chapter 16 Test (w/ textbook and ON YOUR OWN)





Chapter 16 Vocabulary Test (1st 19 terms)


MONDAY - 27 MARCH 2017


5th HOUR



WU-



In Class-

WATCH and IN YOUR NOTEBOOK:



FIND the PURPOSE and DIFFERENCES between



Adult and Juvenile court.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRXKIZTKJ-w



another form of deterrant...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4O4f6FKYyc



You be the jury!

...Evidence of:



-PHASES of the trial...what's happening at each

-Arrest to Sentencing

-Bill of Rights



cnnstudentnews.com



Evidence of Learning (E of L)-

1. ANSWER Page 307 "Vocabulary Workshop" #5

2. What are some causes to juvenile crime?

3. How would you solve juvenile crime? Are there some ideas you have or programs that would help?



FRIDAY - 24 MARCH 2017

5th HOUR


EQ/LT: Investigate the steps involved from arrest to sentencing.


WU-
Study time...

In Class-
E of L DUE -
CARTOON DUE (pages 294-296)
Arrest to Sentencing...steps involved...
Preliminary Hearing / Indictment / Arraignment / Trial / Sentencing

Chapter 16 vocabulary test (1st 19 terms)

CONTINUE - SIDE 1 (of handout)
"Gideon's Trumpet"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOnsB2S5nJc&list=PLE9AFCAFDAE905EFE


cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-


WEDNESDAY - 22 MARCH 2017

5th HOUR


EQ/LT: Investigate the steps involved from arrest to sentencing.


WU-
READ "The Affluenza Defense..."
RESPOND to questions 1,5,7,8


In Class-
E of L DUE -
(pages 294-296)
Arrest to Sentencing...steps involved...
Preliminary Hearing / Indictment / Arraignment / Trial / Sentencing

REVIEW:
(pages 294-296)
Arrest to Sentencing...steps involved...

cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
(2 PARTS)
A -
Chapter 16 - Citizenship and the Law
Use pages 294-296 (Steps from ARREST to SENTENCING) and YOUR NOTES

1. Create a toondoo.com comic strip involving EACH OF THE 5 STEPS
Preliminary Hearing / Indictment / Arraignment / Trial / Sentencing

2. (print off or upload to this Google form.)

HERE IS THE GOOGLE FORM:


B -
CHAPTER 16 (FIRST 19 TERMS) VOCABULARY TEST - FRIDAY 24 MARCH 2017


TUESDAY - 21 MARCH 2017

5th HOUR


EQ/LT: Investigate the steps involved from arrest to sentencing.


WU-
PAGES 302-303 "Teen Court"
ANSWER 1 and 2

http://www.youthcourt.net/?page_id=24
http://www.youthcourt.net/?page_id=40

In Class-
E of L DUE -
Civics Game Reflection responses (on Google Forms - see 20 MARCH)

Chapter 16 - Citizenship and the Law
(starting on page 289)
-What are the 5 Types of Crimes? Name and define each one.

Alright, here we go!
(pages 294-296)
Arrest to Sentencing...steps involved...
Preliminary Hearing / Indictment / Arraignment / Trial / Sentencing

cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
FINISH defining ALL of THESE STEPS:
Preliminary Hearing / Indictment / Arraignment / Trial / Sentencing

MONDAY - 20 MARCH 2017

5th Hour


EQ/LT: How do competing interests influence how power is distributed and exercised?

Objective: Students will design a Civics board game incorporating terms and concepts from the 3 branches of government.


WU-


In Class-
E of L DUE -
The Great Civics Game Design Challenge!


It's Game Time!

REQUIREMENT - COMPLETE THIS
Civics Game REFLECTION
(You may use your phone):


cnnstudentnews.com (8 MAR 2016)

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
(2 PARTS)

A - REQUIREMENT - COMPLETE THIS
Civics Game REFLECTION
(You may use your phone.):


B - Chapter 16 - Citizenship and the Law
(starting on page 289)
-What are the 5 Types of Crimes? Name and define each one.

WEDNESDAY - 8 MAR 2017

5th HOUR


EQ/LT - Analyze historical Supreme Court cases and the Bill of Rights.

WU-
NO WU

In Class-
E of L DUE -
Bill of Rights Scavenger Hunt handout

INTRODUCE / SUPPLIES NEEDED:
The Great Civics Game Design Challenge!


-w/ partner, type of game and subject area?

E of L-
DUE MONDAY 20 MARCH 2017
(1st day back!!!)
The Great Civics Game Design Challenge!


TUESDAY - 7 MAR 2017

5th HOUR


EQ/LT - Analyze historical Supreme Court cases and the Bill of Rights.

WU-
Page 133
"Reviewing Main Ideas"
ANSWER:
4,5,6

In Class-
E of L DUE -
Bill of Rights Scavenger Hunt handout

Go over "Bill of Rights and You"

Side 1 of "Gideon's Trumpet" video companion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOnsB2S5nJc&list=PLE9AFCAFDAE905EFE


Gideon v. Wainwright (pages 296-297)

-Clarence Gideon was accused of committing a felony. Being indigent, he petitioned the judge to provide him with an attorney free of charge. The judge denied his request. The Supreme Court ruled for Gideon, saying that the Sixth Amendment requires indigent criminal defendants to be provided an attorney free of charge.

(Gideon v. Wainwright - 1963)


INTRODUCE / SUPPLIES NEEDED:
The Great Civics Game Design Challenge!


-w/ partner, type of game and subject area?

E of L-

FINISH SIDE 1 of the video companion:

"Gideon's Trumpet"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOnsB2S5nJc&list=PLE9AFCAFDAE905EFE




MONDAY - 6 MAR 2017

5th HOUR


WU-
NO WU

In Class-
E of L DUE -
Drew Carey video responses

Bill of Rights Scavenger Hunt (DO 1-11)
w/ your textbook


Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
Bill of Rights Scavenger Hunt (DO 1-11)
w/ your textbook


FRIDAY - 3 MAR 2017

5th HOUR


WU-
REVIEW / DISCUSS:
The 5 TYPES of CRIME (from yesterday's homework)

In Class-
E of L DUE -
Eminent Domain video responses (in class)

WATCH "The Drew Carey Project Volume 1"
ANSWER:


San Tan Flat - Dance Ban
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtXhv1OggI4

National City: Eminent Domain Gone Wild?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGePeT2rwjg

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
WATCH "The Drew Carey Project Volume 1"
ANSWER:


WEDNESDAY - 1 MARCH 2017

5th HOUR


EQ/LT - Analyze historical Supreme Court cases and the Bill of Rights.

WU-
READ page 130 "American Biography: Thurgood Marshall"
ANSWER
1. Give 2 facts about his background and experience.
2. What do you think helped him to be chosen for a Supreme Court justice position? Explain.

In Class-
E of L DUE -
Finish Famous Court Cases handout - discuss

REVIEW
Video / EXPLAIN or DESCRIBE how each Bill of Right protects us (1-10)
"Constitution Hall Pass: The Bill of Rights"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yg_f6vAp7M
(1-10 Template)

The Bill of Rights and You!


Eminent Domain - Good for community or Bad government overreach?
VIDEO - "Unintended Consequences: Eminent Domain"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG61nflAI7E
ANSWER:

*DEFINE:
1. Eminent Domain-
2. What are some examples of how it has been used?
3. Provide evidence of it being a positive and a negative tool of government.

cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
The Bill of Rights and You!


Eminent Domain - Good for community or Bad government overreach?
VIDEO - "Unintended Consequences: Eminent Domain"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG61nflAI7E
ANSWER:

*DEFINE:
1. Eminent Domain-
2. What are some examples of how it has been used?
3. Provide evidence of it being a positive and a negative tool of government.






*Supreme Court Interactive
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/supremecourt/games/index.html


BRING CARDBOARD TO CLASS!!!

MONDAY - 27 FEB 2017

5th HOUR


EQ/LT - Analyze historical Supreme Court cases and the Bill of Rights.

WU-
USE Page 119
1. What is the Judiciary Act of 1789?
2. Define jurisdiction -
3. Give 3 examples of cases that are tried in a Federal Court.

In Class-
E of L DUE -
Check - Judicial Branch - Rights / Court Cases
DO "Rights to a Fair Trial" and #1

REVIEW
Kinds of Laws, Role of the Court, Rights of the Accused

Federal Court System
Structure of Federal Court System (pages 119-122)

DEFINE: jurisdiction

U.S. District Courts (original jurisdiction)

U.S. Court of Appeals (appellate jurisdiction)

U.S. Supreme Court (power of judicial review)



external image DIAGRAM-levels-of-courts1.jpg






external image 620px-US_Court_of_Appeals_and_District_Court_map.svg.png

COMPLETE Famous Supreme Court Cases portion (#2, #3, #4)


*Marbury vs. Madison video links:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNlilK7uuT4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFFZYJzv8-I
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWYFwl93uCM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwciUVLdSPk

ADD to your paper:
Plessy vs. Ferguson (pages 128-129)

cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-

COMPLETE Famous Supreme Court Cases portion (#2, #3, #4)


FRIDAY - 24 OCT 2017

5th HOUR


EQ/LT - How does the Judicial Branch operate?

WU-
Pages 115-116
What are the FOUR KINDS of LAWS?
Define/Explain each one.

In Class-
E of L DUE -
Executive Branch Scavenger Hunt 1-29
Judicial Branch Scavenger Hunt

Federal Court System
Structure of Federal Court System (pages 119-122)

DEFINE: jurisdiction

U.S. District Courts (original jurisdiction)

U.S. Court of Appeals (appellate jurisdiction)

U.S. Supreme Court (power of judicial review)



external image DIAGRAM-levels-of-courts1.jpg






external image 620px-US_Court_of_Appeals_and_District_Court_map.svg.png
Chapter 7 Vocabulary list

Supreme Court / Judicial Branch video
w/ responses

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
Judicial Branch - Rights / Court Cases
DO "Rights to a Fair Trial" and #1


WEDNESDAY - 22 FEB 2017

5th HOUR


LT/EQ - Compare roles and responsibilities of the judicial branch.

WU-
READ "Women in the Military" (page 103)
ANSWER:
1. Approximately, how many women have served in the military?
2. Describe the difference in military service - Israel vs. U.S.
3. How has military service for U.S. women changed over time?

In Class-
E of L DUE -
(if not turned in Wed.) Executive Branch crossword

Chapter 6 Vocabulary (1st 15 terms) Test

Gun Control
Textbook (pages 104-105)

cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-

A -
Executive Branch Scavenger Hunt (1-29)



B -
Judicial Branch Scavenger Hunt
LINK 1:
www.whitehouse.gov/government/judg.html
LINK 2:
www.supremecourtus.gov/about/justicecaseload.pdf


FRIDAY - 17 FEB 2017

5th HOUR


LT/EQ - Compare roles and responsibilities of the executive branch.

WU-
USE pages 96-99 to
ANSWER #3 and #4 on page 100

In Class-
E of L DUE -
Article 2: Executive Branch (on side 2)


Chapter 6 Vocabulary List - page 92 -(1st 15 terms ONLY)
presidential succession to embassy

quizlet.live

cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
Use Chapter 6 to assist you with the following:


Chapter 6 Vocabulary Test (1st 15 terms) - WEDNESDAY 22 OCT 2017

WEDNESDAY - 15 FEB 2017

5th HOUR


WU-
USE page 95:
ANSWER:
1. What are qualifications for the Vice President?
2. Describe the role of the Vice President? What does he/she do?
3. How are some of them chosen?
4. Name our current Vice President.

In Class-
E of L DUE -
Executive Branch flip book

Schoolhouse Rock!
Three Ring Government
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAZ8QJgFHOg&list=PLQcaoHLSZZPnAsFnJPCiY0nJ0xUc6S207

6-1 pages 92-96
and 25th Amendment

Video - Our Federal Government: The Presidency
w/ video companion:



Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
(3 PARTS)

1 -
COMPLETE:

Video - Our Federal Government: The Presidency

w/ video companion:



2 -
Article 2: Executive Branch (on side 2)


3 -
CREATE:
Chapter 6 Vocabulary List - page 92 -(1st 15 terms ONLY)
presidential succession to embassy

TUESDAY - 14 SEPT 2017

5th HOUR


WU-
USE pages 87-89 to
ANSWER questions 4 and 5 on page 89

In Class-
E of L DUE -
Legislative Branch flip book

How a bill works it's way through Congress (pages 84-89)

QUIZ #1 - How a Bill Becomes a Law
USE THIS ATTACHMENT TO ANSWER THE QUESTIONS BELOW:
How a Bill Becomes a Law / Three Branches - Separation of Powers

Can you answer the following?
1. Where does a bill have to start?
2. After a bill is introduced, what happens to it?
3. What does a bill have to do in order for it to reach the President's desk?
4. Approximately, how many times can a bill "die" along its legislative journey?
5. How can Congress respond to a presidential veto?

QUIZ #2 - Legislative Branch Flip Book
USE YOUR LEGISLATIVE FLIP BOOK TO ANSWER THE QUESTIONS BELOW:
1. How old do you have to be to be a House of Representative member?
2. What is the minimum number of years living in the U.S. to be a Senator?
3. What is the state residency requirement for either position?
4. What is the salary for either position?
5. How many years is a senator’s term?
6. How long is a representative’s term?


DESIGN:
Executive Branch flip book
(Use pages 93-99 to assist you with the following flip book categories.)
Qualifications
Term of office
Salary & benefits
Presidential succession
25th Amendment
Roles of the President

Schoolhouse Rock!
Three Ring Government
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAZ8QJgFHOg&list=PLQcaoHLSZZPnAsFnJPCiY0nJ0xUc6S207

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
FINISH:

Executive Branch flip book
(Use pages 93-99 to assist you with the following flip book categories.)
Qualifications / term of office / salary & benefits / presidential succession / 25th Amendment / Roles of the President



MONDAY - 13 FEB 2017

5th HOUR


WU-
USE page 84 to
ANSWER the following question:
1. Name and Describe 3 ways an idea for a bill begins...

In Class-
E of L DUE -
5-3 Questions (page 83)
ANSWER 3,4,5

How a bill works it's way through Congress (pages 84-89)

How a Bill Becomes a Law / Three Branches - Separation of Powers


Can you answer the following?
1. Where does a bill have to start?
2. After a bill is introduced, what happens to it?
3. What does a bill have to do in order for it to reach the President's desk?
4. Approximately, how many times can a bill "die" along its legislative journey?
5. How can Congress respond to a presidential veto?

I'm Just a Bill...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFroMQlKiag

Legislative Branch Flip Book
-qualifications
-term of office
-salary and benefits
-special powers of House / Senate
-name some committees that each house (House / Senate) has

cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
FINISH (both sides)
Legislative Branch Flip Book (Senate and House of Representatives)
-qualifications
-term of office
-salary and benefits
-special powers of House / Senate
-name some committees that each house (House / Senate) has

FRIDAY - 10 FEB 2017

5th HOUR


WU-
USE pages pages 76-79 to
ANSWER the following questions:
1. What is the title given to the leader of the House of Representatives?
The Senate?
2. Who stands in for the Vice President, when he is not there?
3. Name at least 3 committees that a Senator could join.
4. Name at least 3 committees that a Representative could join.

In Class-
E of L DUE -

The Day In The Life of Congressman Rodney Davis (U.S. Rep. Illinois)
http://rodneydavis.house.gov/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVMZ2EkyYic
Sensory Chart
What do you:
See?
Feel?
Taste?
Hear?
Smell?

cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
5-3 Questions (page 83)
ANSWER 3,4,5

WEDNESDAY - 8 FEB 2017

5th HOUR


WU-
READ "Hot Dog Hysteria"

on your warmup:
ANSWER 2,4,9

In Class-
E of L DUE -
3 Branches Political Cartoon / Fake News Fooling Millions responses

The (Almost) Painless Guide to the Legislative Branch
-video / responses

PLAY "Represent Me!"
https://www.icivics.org/games/represent-me

cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
ONLY Legislative Branch part


PLAY "Represent Me!"
https://www.icivics.org/games/represent-me

TUESDAY - 7 FEB 2017

5th HOUR


WU-
READ pages 44-45
ANSWER 1,2

In Class-
E of L DUE -
USE Ch.5 pages 71-75
ANSWER 2,3,4,5 on PAGE 75

Look at pages 71-73

Go over Legislative Branch video responses (1-10)

LEJ Political Cartoon (w/ partner)

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
PART 1
Complete the Political Cartoon handout


PART 2
READ the following article "Fake News Fooling Millions" (pages 6 and 7)
(READ THOROUGHLY - we are going to have a discussion next class)
link:
http://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/issues/2016-01-29/book

ANSWER the questions on this handout:


MONDAY - 6 FEB 2017

5th HOUR


WU-
Quick look at your vocabulary...

In Class-
E of L DUE -

Chapter 3 Vocabulary Test

READ and USE Ch.5 pages 71-75
ANSWER 2,3,4,5 on PAGE 75

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Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
READ and USE Ch.5 pages 71-75
ANSWER 2,3,4,5 on PAGE 75

FRIDAY - 3 FEB 2017

5th HOUR


WU-
NAME the 3 Branches of Government.
-What does each branch DO?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuFR5XBYLfU

In Class-
E of L DUE -
3-2 Review questions 2,3,4 (page 43)
Chapter 3 Quizlet Vocabulary List

"Our Federal Government: The Legislative Branch"
on the legislative branch with the accompanying packet.


Federalism:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0gosGXSgsI

cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
Use quizlet.com to define all 16 vocabulary words in Chapter 3.
*MONDAY 6 FEB 2017 - There is a VOCABULARY TEST on these 16 terms

WEDNESDAY - 1 FEB 2017

5th HOUR


WU-
Federal System Powers
DELEGATED CONCURRENT RESERVED
1. Which has the power to declare war?
2. Which can establish schools?
3. Which can establish post offices?
4. Which can collect taxes?
5. Which charter banks?
6. Which can coin money?
7. Which can issue marriage licenses?

In Class-
E of L DUE -
CHECK - Your Federal System of Powers Venn Diagram

Grade Chapter 2 Test

PPT - The Federal System (define and give examples of each)

Delegated (federal) powers
Reserved (state) powers
Concurrent (shared) powers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ie6mvIDU2y4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0gosGXSgsI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuFR5XBYLfU

cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
READ pages 41-43
ANSWER 3-2 Review questions 2,3,4 (page 43)

Use quizlet.com to define all 16 vocabulary words in Chapter 3.
*MONDAY 6 FEB 2017 - There is a VOCABULARY TEST on these 16 terms

TUESDAY - 31 JAN 2017
5th HOUR

WU-
Quick 5 minutes study time...

In Class-
E of L DUE:

Chapter 2 Assessment

"Made In America" (Bill Bryson)
-The early years of the Republic

cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
Post Assessment Activity:

PART 1
USE Ch. 3 to DEFINE: federal system, delegated power, reserved power, shared (concurrent) power

PART 2
DRAW this IN YOUR NOTEBOOK:
external image Venn+Diagram.jpg

PART 3
LABEL these parts on your Venn diagram:
A. DELEGATED powers, RESERVED powers, SHARED (or CONCURRENT) powers
B. For each of these, WRITE DOWN 3 EXAMPLES of each power.


MONDAY - 30 JAN 2017
5th HOUR

WU-
Page 35
"Reviewing Main Ideas"
5,6,7

In Class-
E of L DUE:
DEFINE last 13 terms of Chapter 2

Wrap up and Review...

(Tuesday)
"Made In America" (Bill Bryson)
-the early years of the Republic

cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-

STUDY - Chapter 2 Assessment (TUESDAY 31 JAN 2017)
13 terms of Chapter 2
AND
notes on:
D of I / Articles of Confederation / Constitutional Convention

FRIDAY - 27 JAN 2017
5th HOUR

WU-
Use pages 32-33 to assist you with these questions:
1. What is a difference between a federalist and anti-federalist?
2. Name a famous federalist and anti-federalist.
3. How did they settle their differences?
4. What does "ratification" mean?

In Class-
E of L DUE:
"Our Constitution" video handout AND notes on the back

Constitutional Convention
-review and wrapup
(pages 29-33)

Federalist vs. Anti-Federalist
Ratification

"Made In America" (Bill Bryson)
-the early years of the Republic

VIDEO:
American Government: Foundations of American Government
(last 12 minutes)
During / Post-viewing:
3. What type of government do you think works best?
4. Why was the system of check and balances established?
5. In your opinion, what is the most important amendment in the Bill of Rights? Why?

...citizens and their citizenshship...the good,bad,ugly...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJlY9C7YWzI

cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
DEFINE LAST 13 Terms of Chapter 2 - DUE Monday 30 JAN 2017

STUDY - Chapter 2 Assessment (TUESDAY 31 JAN 2017)
13 terms of Chapter 2
AND
notes on:
D of I / Articles of Confederation / Constitutional Convention

WEDNESDAY - 25 JAN 2017
5th HOUR

WU-
Use textbook pages 25-27 to assist with you with this question:
1. What were 2 positive and 3 negative aspects of the Articles of Confederation?

In Class-
E of L DUE:
+/- of The Articles of Confederation

Articles of Confederation
-background and +/-

Constitutional Convention
-review and wrapup
(pages 29-33)

"Made In America" (Bill Bryson)
-the early years of the Republic

Video: Our Constitution: The Document That Gave Birth To A Nation
w/ handout:

Find the 5 W's of the Constitutional Convention (Chapter 2, Section3):
Who-
What-
When-
Where-
Why-

VIDEO:
American Government: Foundations of American Government
(last 12 minutes)
During / Post-viewing:
3. What type of government do you think works best?
4. Why was the system of check and balances established?
5. In your opinion, what is the most important amendment in the Bill of Rights? Why?

...citizens and their citizenshship...the good,bad,ugly...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJlY9C7YWzI

cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
FINISH Video handout and NOTES on the BACK of it:


TUESDAY - 24 JAN 2017
5th HOUR

WU-

SIDE 2 (D of I side) of this handout:



In Class-
E of L DUE:
5 W's of The D of I

VIDEO:
American Government: Foundations of American Government
(last 12 minutes)
(w/ ?'s)
Pre-viewing:
1. Have words ever swayed your actions? ...explain.
2. What does the D of I mean to you?
During / Post-viewing:
3. What type of government do you think works best?
4. Why was the system of check and balances established?
5. In your opinion, what is the most important amendment in the Bill of Rights? Why?

Articles of Confederation
-background and +/-


Constitutional Convention

-review and wrapup

(pages 29-33)



"Made In America" (Bill Bryson)
-the early years of the Republic

Video: Our Constitution: The Document That Gave Birth To A Nation
w/ handout:

...citizens and their citizenshship...the good,bad,ugly...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZtvQtMy064
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJlY9C7YWz

cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-

Use pages 24-27 - "Articles of Confederation"
Make a +/- t-chart
-Find 2 or more POSITIVES
-Find 5 or more NEGATIVES


MONDAY - 23 JAN 2017
5th HOUR

WU-
p.29
READ "James Madison"
ANSWER:
1. Describe his background and early life.
2. Why is he regarded as the "Father of the Constitution"?
3. What are 3 qualities that every Presidential candidate should possess?

In Class-
E of L DUE:
5 W's of D of I

...citizens and their citizenshship...the good,bad,ugly...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZtvQtMy064
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJlY9C7YWzI

VIDEO:
American Government: Foundations of American Government
(last 12 minutes)
(w/ ?'s)
Pre-viewing:
1. Have words ever swayed your actions? ...explain.
2. What does the D of I mean to you?

During / Post-viewing:
3. What type of government do you think works best?
4. Why was the system of check and balances established?
5. In your opinion, what is the most important amendment in the Bill of Rights? Why?

cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
Use pages 24-27 to find:
The 5 W's of "The Articles of Confederation"

FRIDAY - 20 JAN 2017
5th HOUR

WU-
-READ "Today's Population Growth" (page 14)
ANSWER:
1. What is happening to the population most recently?
2. Guesstimating...what do you think is the population of the U.S. today?

-READ "A People on the Move" (pages 14-15)
ANSWER:
3. What is the population trend that is occurring?
4. Describe some of the effects of this movement of people.
For a little online assistance...
https://sites.google.com/a/sdale.org/thomas-pittman---9th-grade-social-studies/assignments/civics-online-textbook

In Class-
E of L DUE:
Got syllabus signed? Blanks going in gradebook as missing today...
5 W's of D of I

Chapter 1 Assessment

cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
Chapter 2 - Section 2 (pages 24-27)
Who, What, When, Where, Why
Find the 5 W's of the Articles of Confederation


WEDNESDAY - 18 JAN 2017
5th HOUR

WU-
1. What is a refugee?
2. How long can it take to apply for naturalization?
3. What country did you research for citizenship?
4. Give a detail or example that makes this nation's citizenship requirements different from the U.S.

In Class-
E of L DUE:
Got syllabus signed?
-The country you picked AND its citizenship requirements

Review:
U.S. Citizenship requirements:
You vs. Book

citizenship test
https://my.uscis.gov/prep/test/civics
http://www.washingtontimes.com/quiz/2015/feb/11/us-citizenship-test-could-you-pass/

Immigration video:
American Heritage: Immigration to the United States
-1 question
-1 comment

Analyzing information...Is this person eligible to become a citizen of the U.S.?


Together - look at 2-1

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Evidence of Learning (E of L)-**
Chapter 2 - Section 2 (pages 24-27)
Who, What, When, Where, Why
A. Find the 5 W's of the Declaration of Independence
B. Find the 5 W's of the Articles of Confederation

TUESDAY - 17 JAN 2017

5th HOUR

WU-
Page 18 "Applying the Skill"
ANSWER 1,2,3

In Class-
E of L DUE:
Got syllabus signed?
Pages 7-11 (2,3,4,5,6)

Go over:
Chapter 1 (and parts of Chapter 2) Vocabulary Test

U.S. Citizenship requirements:
You vs. Book

citizenship test
https://my.uscis.gov/prep/test/civics
http://www.washingtontimes.com/quiz/2015/feb/11/us-citizenship-test-could-you-pass/

cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
1. Pick ANY COUNTRY in the world...
2. RESEARCH its citizenship requirements:
-What are they? (summarize them)
-How are they similar or different than the U.S. citizenship requirements?

FRIDAY - 13 JAN 2017

5th HOUR

WU-
1-READ "Smaller Families" and "Changing Roles" (pages 16)
AND
2-WRITE 2 facts from each reading.

In Class-
E of L DUE:
Got syllabus signed?
PARTS 1 and 2 from Wednesday's E of L

Chapter 1 (and parts of Chapter 2) Vocabulary Test

cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
USE pages 7-11 to
ANSWER (on page 11):
2,3,4,5,6


WEDNESDAY - 11 JAN 2017

5th HOUR

WU-
Page 34 "Applying the Skills"
ANSWER 1,2,3

In Class-
E of L DUE:
Got syllabus signed?
Definitions from last class

This is Our: Government...video
-What does our government need to run effectively?
-What roles and responsibilities do citizens have with their government?

Citizenship

cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
(2 PARTS)

PART 1 (with IMC desktops)
Chapter 1 (and parts of Chapter 2) Vocabulary List

-ALL BOLD terms in Chapter 1 pages 2-17(and parts of Chapter 2)

should be put onto a vocabulary list you make with:
quizlet.com
Put your name on it / Print it off

PART 2
STUDY for Chapter 1 (and parts of Chapter 2) Vocabulary Test - FRIDAY 13 JANUARY 2017


TUESDAY - 10 JAN 2017

5th HOUR

WU-
READ "Feeding the Hungry"
pages 12-13
ANSWER 1,2

In Class-
E of L DUE:
-Got syllabus signed?
-Government questions A and B

Seasonal Partners

DEFINE:
(Beginning Ch.1)
*Civics
*Citizen-
*Government-

(Beginning Ch.2)
Absolute Monarchy (vs. Constitutional Monarchy)-
Democracy- (Direct and Representive/Republic)
Dictatorship-
Theocracy-
Oligarchy-

cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
FINISH and STUDY the above Ch 1 and 2 definitions

9 JAN 2017 - MONDAY

5th HOUR


WU-
On your warm up sheet, answer these questions:
1. Why do we have a government?
2. What should the government do (be responsible for)? ...examples?
3. What should the government expect from us?

In Class-
Go over course outline/syllabus
-book sign out

Expectations of you
Expectations of me

What government does/does not do-


Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
(2 PARTS)

A - GET YOUR SYLLABUS SIGNED and RETURNED!

B - 3 or more examples for each question.
1. What should the government do for you?
2. What should you do for the government?
























Legislative Branch Scavenger Hunt


How a Bill Becomes a Law / Three Branches - Separation of Powers


















FRIDAY - 16 DEC 2016
FRIDAY IS THE LAST DAY TO TURN IN LATE WORK (nothing later than 17 OCT 2016)
BOOKS ARE DUE ON FINALS DAY!!!
Warmup-

Page 178
READ "How to Read Newspaper Articles"
ANSWER "Applying the Skill" 1,2,3,4

In Class-

E of L DUE:

Chapter 9 Handout

cnnstudentsnews.com

National Treasure

E of L-
STUDY FOR THE FINAL!!!

WED - 14 DEC 2016 / THURS - 15 DEC 2016
FRIDAY IS THE LAST DAY TO TURN IN LATE WORK (nothing later than 17 OCT 2016)
Warmup-
USE Chapter 9 to
ANSWER the following:
1. Define "town meeting"-
2. Answer #7 on page 166


In Class-

E of L DUE:

-Pie Chart and 2 responses



Problem with the Electoral College

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wC42HgLA4k

FINISH Chapter 12


The Debt Limit Explained

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

County / City Government


cnnstudentsnews.com

National Treasure

E of L-

TUESDAY - 13 DEC 2016
Warmup-
1. What is a fine?2. What is a fee?3. Explain what a bond is-
In Class-

E of L DUE:

-Completed "Wonderful World of Taxes!" half sheet

-"What if everyone voted?" responses

What does the government spend it's money on?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcACyfa-tDY
Perspective...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFP-2_iDYMU

cnnstudentsnews.com

E of L-
What are your priorities? What would your budget proposal look like?
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

MONDAY - 12 DEC 2016
Warmup-
Page 236"Applying the Skill"1,2,3,4
In Class-

E of L DUE:

Political System/Paying for Government handout

Chapter 12 Vocabulary List


Chapter 12 - Section 1/2 notes
(pages 225-231)

Continue...
The Wonderful World of Taxes!


cnnstudentsnews.com

E of L-
PART 1FINISHThe Wonderful World of Taxes!
(Use textbook to assist you.)


Part 2READ
"What If Everyone In America Had To Vote?"

ANSWER:
#2, #4, #8

FRIDAY - 9 DEC 2016
Warmup-
Use Chapter 12 - Section 1 to assist you...1. What is the purpose of taxes?2. In your mind...what are 4 things that tax revenue should be spent on?(List them with the most important one first.)
In Class-

E of L DUE:

Political System/Paying for Government handout

Chapter 12 Vocabulary List

Grade Chapter 11 Test


Chapter 12 - Section 1 notes

Tax Man Max

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



The Wonderful World of Taxes!




cnnstudentsnews.com

E of L-
Part 1
The Wonderful World of Taxes!
(Use textbook to assist you.)


Part 2READ
"What If Everyone In America Had To Vote?"

ANSWER:
#2, #4, #8

WED - 7 DEC 2016 / THURS - 8 DEC 2016
Warmup-
"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-

COLLECT: Chapter 11 Test (with ONE of the responses stapled to the back of it.)


cnnstudentsnews.com

E of L-

PART 1(Handout BOTH sides)"The political system / Paying for government"

PART 2Chapter 12 Vocabulary list
PART 3
READ
"What If Everyone In America Had To Vote?"

ANSWER:
#2, #4, #8

TUESDAY - 6 DEC 2016

5th HOUR / 8th HOUR


EQ/LT - How are public opinion and propaganda used in our political system?

WU-
http://www.cnn.com/studentnews/

3 different facts from today's newscast AND 1 question you have.
*
*
*
?

In Class-

E of L DUE:

WATCH?
"Interest groups" video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOvBA7oIIgc

FINISH?
Politics and the Media - video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQT_eNip1AY

DO this:
1. PROVIDE at least 4 Examples of Propaganda.

2. Give 2 examples of how the media impacts politics.

Chapter 11 TEST



E of L-
Chapter 11 TEST
(Use your textbook to assist you.)

MONDAY - 5 DEC 2016

5th HOUR / 8th HOUR


EQ/LT - How are public opinion and propaganda used in our political system?

WU-
PAGES 210-211
READ "Choosing a Sample" and "Using Polls Carefully"
ANSWER:
1. What does "representative sample" mean?
2. Describe an incident when in history when there was a polling error.
3. According to the textbook, why should polls be used carefully?

In Class-

E of L DUE:

"Is That Really a Law" Responses (if not turned in yet)

Chapter 11 Vocabulary List
Page 216 1,2,3,4

WATCH?
"Interest groups" video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOvBA7oIIgc

FINISH

Politics and the Media - video

DO this:

1. PROVIDE at least 4 Examples of Propaganda.

2. Give 2 examples of how the media impacts politics.

Blue laws discussion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_j-6nidOomw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGNHqKsUBFg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XA21CpI2H7s

E of L-

FRIDAY - 2 DEC 2016

5th HOUR / 8th HOUR


EQ/LT - How are public opinion and propaganda used in our political system?

WU-
READ PAGES 214-215
"Mother Against Drunk Driving"
ANSWER 1 and 2

In Class-

E of L DUE:

"Is That Really a Law" Responses (if not turned in yet)

Chapter 11 Vocabulary List

WATCH
"Interest groups" video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOvBA7oIIgc

E of L-
READ pages 212-216
"Interest Groups"
ANSWER "Section 2 Review" Questions:
1,2,3,4

WED - 30 NOV 2016 / THURS - 1 DEC 2016

5th HOUR / 8th HOUR


EQ/LT - How are public opinion and propaganda used in our political system?

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:

Page 219 - Answer 2,3,4


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

E of L-
(2 PARTS)

PART 1
Upfront Magazine (April 30, 2015 Issue)
READ "Is That Really a Law?" (pages 12-13)

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

PART 2
quizlet.com (COMPLETED HARD COPY)
Chapter 11 Vocabulary List

TUESDAY - 29 NOV 2016

5th HOUR / 8th HOUR


EQ/LT - How are public opinion and propaganda used in our political system?

WU-
Page 211
11-1 Review
ANSWER #3

In Class-

E of L DUE:

Chapter 10 Test

Chapter 11
-Public Opinion - define / examples
-Types of Propaganda

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

MONDAY - 28 NOV 2016

5th HOUR / 8th HOUR


EQ/LT - Provide examples of their influence of 3rd parties on presidential elections.

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

In Class-
E of L DUE -
-Your 3rd Party Platform

Chapter 11
-Public Opinion - define / examples
-Types of Propaganda

Book - propaganda
-slideshow
Can you ID the kinds of propaganda?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQT_eNip1AY

Politics and the Media - video

cnnstudentnews.com

E of L-
Chapter 10 TEST


IN NOTEBOOK:
Chapter 11 Vocabulary List (all terms)

FRIDAY - 18 NOV 2016

5th HOUR / 8th HOUR


EQ/LT - What are 3rd parties? Provide examples of their influence on presidential elections.


WU-

PAGE 204

"Applying the Skill"
ANSWER:
1,2,3,4

In Class-
E of L DUE -

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 (18 NOV 2016)

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


WED - 16 NOV 2016 / THURS - 17 NOV 2016

5th HOUR / 8th HOUR


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 -

Video-
Federal Government: Electing a President: The Process
Video link:
Video Companion:


Pages 191-201

cnnstudentnews.com (16 APRIL 2016)

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
COMPLETE THESE 2 PARTS:

A.
Federal Government: Electing a President: The Process


B. DO NOT DO THE VERY LAST PART ON PAGE 4

PAGE 1: "Donkeys and Elephants"
LINK 1
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/political-parties
LINK 2
http://www.democrats.org/issues/civil_rights
LINK 3
*Use this new link when you get to the Republican National Committee part (Step 2, #2 near the middle)
http://www.gop.com/our-party/
LINK 4
http://elections.nytimes.com/2008/president/issues/party-platforms/index.html

PAGE 2: "Three's a Crowd"
Part 2 - LINK 1
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/spc/extra/features/july-dec00/thirdparties.html
Part 2 - LINK 2
http://www.politics1.com/parties.htm

PAGE 3: "Where Do I Fit?"
LINK 1
http://www.theadvocates.org/quiz/quiz.php

PAGE 4 - "Political Ideology Selector"
LINK:
http://www.selectsmart.com/FREE/select.php?client=g.r.o.s.s95
http://www.selectsmart.com/plus/select.php?url=ideology
PAGE 4 - Quiz 3
LINK:
http://www.selectsmart.com/president/
http://selectsmart.com/president/2012.html/


TUESDAY - 15 NOV 2016

5th HOUR / 8th HOUR


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

WU-
REVIEW The Two Party System (page 185)
-What is a political party?
-Describe the role of political parties.
-Why a two-party system?
-What are the advantages of two-party systems?

IN CLASS-
E of L DUE -
Questions 1,2,3 (from 11 NOV 2016 E of L)
PAGE 1 of Political Political Scavenger Hunt

another form of deterrant...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4O4f6FKYyc

(Pages 187-189)
Chapter 10 - Electing Leaders


cnnstudentnews.com (14 NOV 2016)

Video-
Federal Government: Electing a President: The Process
Video link:
Video Companion:



EVIDENCE OF LEARNING (E of L)-
(PART 1)
REVIEW The Two Party System (page 185)
-What is a political party?
-Describe the role of political parties.
-Why a two-party system?
-What are the advantages of two-party systems?

(PART 2)
President Washington's Farewell Address
(READ THE TOP PART)
http://www.heritage.org/initiatives/first-principles/primary-sources/washingtons-farewell-address

ANSWER THESE ON PAGE 3 of your PACKET:
1. NAME and SUMMARIZE the FOUR areas that he gave the country advice on.
2. That was 1796 - Now it's 2016 - How are we doing? Did we listen to his advice? Explain your answer.

(PART 3)
Political Party Scavenger Hunt
DO PAGE 3

LINKS:
PAGE 3 - Part 3: Where Do I Fit?:
Quiz 1: World's Smallest Political Quiz
LINK:
http://www.theadvocates.org/quiz/quiz.php

MONDAY - 14 NOV 2016

5th HOUR

WU-
READ "On The Campaign Trail" (pages 192-193)
ANSWER 1,2

In Class-
E of L DUE -
Questions 1,2,3 (from 11 NOV 2016 E of L)

another form of deterrant...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4O4f6FKYyc

President Washington's Farewell Address
http://www.heritage.org/initiatives/first-principles/primary-sources/washingtons-farewell-address
-his advice
-how are we doing?

Purpose and Role of Political Parties
Chapter 10 - Electing Leaders

Political Party Scavenger Hunt
(DO PAGES 1 and 2)


PART 1 links:
LINK 1
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/political-parties
LINK 2
http://www.democrats.org/issues/civil_rights
LINK 3
*Use this new link when you get to the [[#|Republican National Committee]] part ([[#|Step]] 2, #2 near the middle)
http://www.gop.com/our-party/
LINK 4
http://elections.nytimes.com/2008/president/issues/party-platforms/index.html

PART 2 links:
LINK 1
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/spc/extra/features/july-dec00/thirdparties.html
LINK 2
http://www.politics1.com/parties.htm

cnnstudentnews.com (14 NOV 2016)

Video-
Federal Government: Electing a President: The Process
Video link:
Video Companion:



Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
Political Party Scavenger Hunt
(DO PAGE 1 ONLY)


PART 1 links:
LINK 1
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/political-parties
LINK 2
http://www.democrats.org/issues/civil_rights
LINK 3
*Use this new link when you get to the [[#|Republican National Committee]] part ([[#|Step]] 2, #2 near the middle)
http://www.gop.com/our-party/
LINK 4
http://elections.nytimes.com/2008/president/issues/party-platforms/index.html

PART 2 links:
LINK 1
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/spc/extra/features/july-dec00/thirdparties.html
LINK 2
http://www.politics1.com/parties.htm

FRIDAY - 11 NOV 2016

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5th HOUR / 8th HOUR

WU-
WATCH:
"How The Electoral College Works."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUS9mM8Xbbw&index=13&list=PLC1C0D3F2BA472F62&feature=iv&src_vid=7wC42HgLA4k&annotation_id=annotation_572578
ANSWER:
-What are 3 things about the Electoral College you learned from the video?


In Class-

Watch and NOTE:

The PURPOSE and DIFFERENCES between

Adult and Juvenile court.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRXKIZTKJ-w



another form of deterrant...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4O4f6FKYyc



You be the jury!

...Evidence of:

-PHASES of the trial...what's happening at each

-Arrest to Sentencing

-Bill of Rights

cnnstudentnews.com


Evidence of Learning (E of L)-

1. ANSWER Page 307 "Vocabulary Workshop" #5

2. What are some causes to juvenile crime?

3. How would you solve juvenile crime? Are there some ideas you have or programs that would help?



WED - 9 NOV 2016 / THURS - 10 NOV 2016

5th HOUR / 8th HOUR


WU-
Quick study time...

In Class-
E of L DUE -
8th HOUR - Toondoo cartoon DUE FRIDAY

Chapter 16 Vocabulary Test (1st 19 terms)

FINISH
"You be the Jury!"
...LOOK for evidence of:
-PHASES of the trial...what's happening at each?
-Arrest to Sentencing (blank template of 6 steps)
-Bill of Rights (4,5,6,7,8...)

Chapter 16 Test (w/ textbook and ON YOUR OWN)


cnnstudentnews.com (9 NOV 2016)

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
GRAB YOUR GAME or it's going to be recycled...

Chapter 16 Test (w/ textbook and ON YOUR OWN)




TUESDAY - 8 NOV 2016


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5th HOUR / 8th HOUR


WU-
Page 308 "Thinking Critically"
#2

In Class-
E of L DUE -
Page 288 - Chapter 16 FIRST COLUMN Vocabulary (19 terms)

DUE WED or THURS:
(pages 294-296)
Arrest to Sentencing...steps involved...


"You be the Jury!"

...LOOK for evidence of:
-PHASES of the trial...what's happening at each?
-Arrest to Sentencing (blank template of 6 steps)
-Bill of Rights (4,5,6,7,8...)

cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
GRAB YOUR GAME or it's going to be recycled...

Chapter 16 FIRST COLUMN Vocabulary Test - WED 9 NOV 2016 or THURS 10 NOV

Toondoo.com cartoon - DUE:
(5th HR - WED 9 NOV or 8th HR - FRI 11 NOV)


MONDAY - 7 NOV 2016

5th HOUR / 8th HOUR


WU-
NO WU

In Class-
E of L DUE -
Page 288 - Chapter 16 FIRST COLUMN Vocabulary (19 terms)

FINISH...
(pages 294-296)
Arrest to Sentencing...steps involved...

cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-

Chapter 16 FIRST COLUMN Vocabulary Test - WED 9 NOV 2016 or THURS 10 NOV

Toondoo.com cartoon - DUE ON YOUR NEXT BLOCK DAY (WED 9 NOV or THURS 10 NOV)
Use pages 294-296 (Steps from ARREST to SENTENCING) and YOUR NOTES
create a
toondoo.com
or
storyboardthat.com
comic strip w/:
involving EACH OF THE 6 STEPS
(print off or draw it by hand)

WEDNESDAY - 2 NOV 2016

5th HOUR / 8th HOUR


WU-
NO WU

In Class-
E of L DUE -
Page 288 - Chapter 16 FIRST COLUMN Vocabulary (19 terms)

FINISH...
(pages 294-296)
Arrest to Sentencing...steps involved...

cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-

Chapter 16 FIRST COLUMN Vocabulary Test - TUESDAY 8 NOV 2016
Toondoo.com cartoon - DUE ON YOUR NEXT BLOCK DAY (WED 9 NOV or THURS 10 NOV)

Use pages 294-296 (Steps from ARREST to SENTENCING) and YOUR NOTES
create a toondoo.com comic strip w/:
toondoo.com
involving EACH OF THE 5 STEPS
(print off or upload to this Google form.)

HERE IS THE GOOGLE FORM:


WEDNESDAY - 2 NOV 2016

5th HOUR / 8th HOUR


WU-
READ "The Affluenza Defense..."
RESPOND to questions 1,5,7,8


In Class-
E of L DUE -
Page 288 - Chapter 16 FIRST COLUMN Vocabulary (19 terms)

FINISH...
(pages 294-296)
Arrest to Sentencing...steps involved...

cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
Chapter 16 - Citizenship and the Law

Use pages 294-296 (Steps from ARREST to SENTENCING) and YOUR NOTES
create a toondoo.com comic strip

toondoo.com

involving EACH OF THE 5 STEPS

(print off or upload to this Google form.)

HERE IS THE GOOGLE FORM:


CHAPTER 16 (FIRST 19 TERMS) VOCABULARY TEST - FRIDAY 4 NOV 2016

TUESDAY - 1 NOV 2016

5th HOUR / 8th HOUR


WU-
USE pages 293-299 to
ANSWER the following:

1. What are the duties of police officers?
2. How do people become a police officer?
3. What are the FOUR views on the purpose of imprisonment?

In Class-
E of L DUE -
Chapter 16 - Section 1 Review page 292 (3,4,5)

FINISH...
(pages 294-296)
Arrest to Sentencing...steps involved...

cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
Page 288
Chapter 16
DEFINE 1st COLUMN of Vocabulary (19 terms)

MONDAY - 31 OCT 2016

5th HOUR / 8th HOUR


WU-
NAME and EXPLAIN:
The Four Causes of Crime...(pages 291-292)

In Class-
E of L DUE -
DUE "The Drew Carey Project Volume 1" RESPONSES
ANSWER:


Alright, here we go!
(pages 294-296)
Arrest to Sentencing...steps involved...

cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
Chapter 16 - Section 1 Review page 292
3,4,5

FRIDAY - 28 OCT 2016

5th HOUR / 8th HOUR


WU-
REVIEW / DISCUSS:
The 5 TYPES of CRIME (from yesterday's homework)

In Class-
E of L DUE -

WATCH "The Drew Carey Project Volume 1"
ANSWER:


San Tan Flat - Dance Ban
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtXhv1OggI4

National City: Eminent Domain Gone Wild?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGePeT2rwjg

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
WATCH "The Drew Carey Project Volume 1"
ANSWER:


WED - 26 OCT 2016 / THURS - 27 OCT 2016

5th Hour / 8th Hour

EQ/LT: How do competing interests influence how power is distributed and exercised?

Objective: Students will design a Civics board game incorporating terms and concepts from the 3 branches of government.


WU-
Page 90 "Applying the Skill" (1,2,3)

In Class-
E of L DUE -
The Great Civics Game Design Challenge!


It's Game Time!

REQUIREMENT - COMPLETE THIS
Civics Game REFLECTION
(You may use your phone):


cnnstudentnews.com (8 MAR 2016)

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
(2 PARTS)

A - REQUIREMENT - COMPLETE THIS
Civics Game REFLECTION
(You may use your phone.):


B - Chapter 16 - Citizenship and the Law
(starting on page 289)
-What are the 5 Types of Crimes? Name and define each one.

FRIDAY - 21 OCT 2016

5th HOUR / 8th HOUR


EQ/LT - Analyze historical Supreme Court cases and the Bill of Rights.

WU-
NEW SEATS!!!

Page 133
"Reviewing Main Ideas"
ANSWER:
4,5,6

In Class-
E of L DUE -
Side 1 of "Gideon's Trumpet" video companion

Gideon's Trumpet - Supreme Court Trial Scenes...

The Great Civics Game Design Challenge!


E of L-
The Great Civics Game Design Challenge!

-We chose a partner, type of game and subject area
-DUE WEDNESDAY 26 OCTOBER 2016

WED - 19 OCT 2016 / THURS - 20 OCT 2016

5th HOUR / 8th HOUR


EQ/LT - Analyze historical Supreme Court cases and the Bill of Rights.

WU-
READ (pages 296-297)
Gideon v. Wainwright
1. Why did this case make it all the way to Supreme Court?
2. What was the ruling? Why do you think it was so significant?

In Class-
E of L DUE -
"Unintended Consequences" video responses

FINISH:
Bill of Rights

Eminent Domain - Good for community or Bad government overreach?
"Unintended Consequences: Eminent Domain"

cnnstudentnews.com

Famous Supreme Court Cases

ADD to your paper:
Plessy v. Ferguson (pages 128-129)
and
Gideon v. Wainwright ((pages 296-297)

(Gideon v. Wainwright - 1963)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOnsB2S5nJc&list=PLE9AFCAFDAE905EFE

Gideon was accused of committing a felony. Being indigent, he petitioned the judge to provide him with an attorney free of charge. The judge denied his request. The Supreme Court ruled for Gideon, saying that the Sixth Amendment requires indigent criminal defendants to be provided an attorney free of charge.


E of L-
FINISH SIDE 1 of the video companion:
"Gideon's Trumpet"


TUESDAY - 18 OCT 2016

5th HOUR / 8th HOUR


EQ/LT - Analyze historical Supreme Court cases and the Bill of Rights.

WU-
READ page 130 "American Biography: Thurgood Marshall"
ANSWER
1. Give 2 facts about his background and experience.
2. What do you think helped him to be chosen for a Supreme Court justice position? Explain.

In Class-
E of L DUE -
DEFINE:
1. Eminent Domain-
2. What are some examples of how it has been used?
3. Provide evidence of it being a positive and a negative tool of government.

FINISH
Video / EXPLAIN or DESCRIBE how each Bill of Right protects us (1-10)
"Constitution Hall Pass: The Bill of Rights"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yg_f6vAp7M
(1-10 Template)

Eminent Domain - Good for community or Bad government overreach?
VIDEO - "Unintended Consequences: Eminent Domain"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG61nflAI7E
ANSWER:


cnnstudentnews.com

Famous Supreme Court Cases

ADD to your paper:
Plessy vs. Ferguson (pages 128-129)

Next up...Apply what you know:
The Bill of Rights and You!


cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
Eminent Domain - Good for community or Bad government overreach?
VIDEO - "Unintended Consequences: Eminent Domain"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG61nflAI7E
ANSWER:


Famous Supreme Court Cases
http://www.uscourts.gov/about-federal-courts/educational-resources/supreme-court-landmarks

ADD to your paper:
Plessy vs. Ferguson (pages 128-129)
Miranda vs. Arizona (pages 152-153)

*Supreme Court Interactive

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/supremecourt/games/index.html


BRING CARDBOARD TO CLASS!!!

MONDAY - 17 OCT 2016

5th HOUR / 8th HOUR


EQ/LT - Analyze historical Supreme Court cases and the Bill of Rights.

WU-
Textbook pages 152-153
READ "Miranda Rights"
ANSWER 1,2,3

In Class-
E of L DUE -
The Bill of Rights and You (blue handout)

Video / EXPLAIN or DESCRIBE how each Bill of Right protects us (1-10)
"Constitution Hall Pass: The Bill of Rights"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yg_f6vAp7M
(1-10 Template)

(TUESDAY)
Eminent Domain - Good for community or Bad government overreach?
VIDEO - "Unintended Consequences: Eminent Domain"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG61nflAI7E
ANSWER:


cnnstudentnews.com

Famous Supreme Court Cases

ADD to your paper:
Plessy vs. Ferguson (pages 128-129)

Next up...Apply what you know:
The Bill of Rights and You!


cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
FINISH:
Famous Supreme Court Cases
Bill of Rights and You

TUES - 11 OCT 2016 / WED - 12 OCT 2016

5th HOUR / 8th HOUR


EQ/LT - Analyze historical Supreme Court cases and the Bill of Rights.

WU-
USE Page 119
1. What is the Judiciary Act of 1789?
2. Define jurisdiction -
3. Give 3 examples of cases that are tried in a Federal Court.

In Class-
E of L DUE -
Judicial Branch - Rights / Court Cases
DO "Rights to a Fair Trial" and #1

REVIEW
Kinds of Laws, Role of the Court, Rights of the Accused

Federal Court System
Structure of Federal Court System (pages 119-122)

DEFINE: jurisdiction

U.S. District Courts (original jurisdiction)

U.S. Court of Appeals (appellate jurisdiction)

U.S. Supreme Court (power of judicial review)



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COMPLETE Famous Supreme Court Cases portion (#2, #3, #4)


*Marbury vs. Madison video links:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNlilK7uuT4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFFZYJzv8-I
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWYFwl93uCM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwciUVLdSPk

ADD to your paper:
Plessy vs. Ferguson (pages 128-129)

Video / EXPLAIN or DESCRIBE how each Bill of Right provides rights / protects us (1-10)
"Constitution Hall Pass: The Bill of Rights"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yg_f6vAp7M

or
(on Discovery Education)
"Just the Facts: The Constitution and the Bill of Rights..."

Next up...Apply what you know:
The Bill of Rights and You!


cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
(2 PARTS)

PART 1
COMPLETE Famous Supreme Court Cases portion (#2, #3, #4)


PART 2
Next up...Apply what you know:
The Bill of Rights and You!


MONDAY - 10 OCT 2016

5th HOUR / 8th HOUR


EQ/LT - How does the Judicial Branch operate?

WU-
Pages 115-116
What are the FOUR KINDS of LAWS?
Define/Explain each one.

In Class-
E of L DUE -
Judicial Branch Scavenger Hunt

Federal Court System
Structure of Federal Court System (pages 119-122)

DEFINE: jurisdiction

U.S. District Courts (original jurisdiction)

U.S. Court of Appeals (appellate jurisdiction)

U.S. Supreme Court (power of judicial review)



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external image 620px-US_Court_of_Appeals_and_District_Court_map.svg.png
Chapter 7 Vocabulary list

Supreme Court / Judicial Branch video
w/ responses

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
Judicial Branch - Rights / Court Cases
DO "Rights to a Fair Trial" and #1


WED - 5 OCT 2016 / THURS - 6 OCT 2016


5th HOUR / 8th HOUR


EQ/LT - How does the Judicial Branch operate?

WU-
READ "Applying the Skill" (page 112)
ANSWER

In Class-
E of L DUE -
Executive Branch Scavenger Hunt (1-29)


Video:
Our Government: The Executive Branch



E of L-
Judicial Branch Scavenger Hunt
LINK 1:
www.whitehouse.gov/government/judg.html
LINK 2:
www.supremecourtus.gov/about/justicecaseload.pdf


GO TO:
https://www.icivics.org/games
PLAY:
"Executive Command"
and/or
"Branches of Power"

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
COMPLETE:
Judicial Branch Scavenger Hunt
LINK 1:
www.whitehouse.gov/government/judg.html
LINK 2:
www.supremecourtus.gov/about/justicecaseload.pdf


TUESDAY - 4 OCT 2016

5th HOUR / 8th HOUR


EQ/LT - What is the role of the President?

WU-
READ "Women in the Military" (page 103)
ANSWER:
1. Approximately, how many women have served in the military?
2. Describe the difference in military service - Israel vs. U.S.
3. How has military service for U.S. women changed over time?

In Class-
E of L DUE -
Executive Branch (1-10)
of Three Branches of Government

Complete:
Executive Branch Scavenger Hunt (1-29)


Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
Complete:
Executive Branch Scavenger Hunt (1-29)


MONDAY - 3 OCT 2016

5th HOUR / 8th HOUR


EQ/LT - How does the Executive Branch function?
(Integrate unit vocabulary terms)

WU-
Vocab. study time

In Class-
E of L DUE -
Chapter 6 Vocabulary Test

Complete:
Executive Branch portion (1-10)
of Three Branches Packet

cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
Complete:
Executive Branch portion (1-10)
of Three Branches Packet




FRIDAY - 30 SEPT 2016

5th HOUR / 8th HOUR


WU-
USE pages 96-99 to
ANSWER #3 and #4 on page 100

In Class-
E of L DUE -
Article 2: Executive Branch (on side 2)


CREATE:
Chapter 6 Vocabulary List - page 92 -(1st 15 terms ONLY)
presidential succession to embassy

FINISH:
Video - Our Federal Government: The Presidency
w/ video companion:


Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
Use Chapter 6 to assist you with the following:


Chapter 6 Vocabulary Test (1st 15 terms) - MONDAY 3 OCT 2016

WED - 28 SEPT 2016 / THURS - 29 SEPT 2016

5th HOUR / 8th HOUR


WU-
USE page 95:
ANSWER:
1. What are qualifications for the Vice President?
2. Describe the role of the Vice President? What does he/she do?
3. How are some of them chosen?
4. Name our current Vice President.

In Class-
E of L DUE -
Executive Branch flip book

L / E flip book questions

Schoolhouse Rock!
Three Ring Government
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAZ8QJgFHOg&list=PLQcaoHLSZZPnAsFnJPCiY0nJ0xUc6S207

6-1 pages 92-96
and 25th Amendment

Video - Our Federal Government: The Presidency
w/ video companion:



Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
COMPLETE:
Article 2: Executive Branch (on side 2)


CREATE:
Chapter 6 Vocabulary List - page 92 -(1st 15 terms ONLY)
presidential succession to embassy

TUESDAY - 27 SEPT 2016

5th HOUR / 8th HOUR


WU-
USE pages 87-89 to
ANSWER questions 4 and 5 on page 89

In Class-
E of L DUE -
Legislative Branch flip book

How a bill works it's way through Congress (pages 84-89)

How a Bill Becomes a Law / Three Branches - Separation of Powers


Can you answer the following?
1. Where does a bill have to start?
2. After a bill is introduced, what happens to it?
3. What does a bill have to do in order for it to reach the President's desk?
4. Approximately, how many times can a bill "die" along its legislative journey?
5. How can Congress respond to a presidential veto?

Executive Branch flip book
(Use pages 93-99 to assist you with the following flip book categories.)
Qualifications
Term of office
Salary & benefits
Presidential succession
25th Amendment
Roles of the President

Schoolhouse Rock!
Three Ring Government
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAZ8QJgFHOg&list=PLQcaoHLSZZPnAsFnJPCiY0nJ0xUc6S207

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-

(2 PARTS)
Executive Branch flip book

(Use pages 93-99 to assist you with the following flip book categories.)

Qualifications / term of office / salary & benefits / presidential succession / 25th Amendment / Roles of the President


Page 90 "Applying the Skill"
1,2,3

MONDAY - 26 SEPT 2016

5th HOUR / 8th HOUR


WU-
USE page 84 to
ANSWER the following question:
1. Name and Describe 3 ways an idea for a bill begins...

In Class-
E of L DUE -
5-3 Questions (page 83)
ANSWER 3,4,5

How a bill works it's way through Congress (pages 84-89)

How a Bill Becomes a Law / Three Branches - Separation of Powers


Can you answer the following?
1. Where does a bill have to start?
2. After a bill is introduced, what happens to it?
3. What does a bill have to do in order for it to reach the President's desk?
4. Approximately, how many times can a bill "die" along its legislative journey?
5. How can Congress respond to a presidential veto?

I'm Just a Bill...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFroMQlKiag

Legislative Branch Flip Book
-qualifications
-term of office
-salary and benefits
-special powers of House / Senate
-name some committees that each house (House / Senate) has


cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
Legislative Branch Flip Book
-qualifications
-term of office
-salary and benefits
-special powers of House / Senate
-name some committees that each house (House / Senate) has


FRIDAY - 23 SEPT 2016

5th HOUR / 8th HOUR


WU-
USE pages pages 76-79 to
ANSWER the following questions:
1. What is the title given to the leader of the House of Representatives?
The Senate?
2. Who stands in for the Vice President, when he is not there?
3. Name at least 3 committees that a Senator could join.
4. Name at least 3 committees that a Representative could join.

In Class-
E of L DUE -

Committees / Committee Membership (pages 77-78)

Legislative Branch Scavenger Hunt


5-3 Questions (page 83)
ANSWER 3,4,5

How a Bill Becomes a Law / Three Branches - Separation of Powers


The Day In The Life of Congressman Rodney Davis (U.S. Rep. Illinois)
http://rodneydavis.house.gov/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVMZ2EkyYic
Sensory Chart
What do you:
See?
Feel?
Taste?
Hear?
Smell?

cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
5-3 Questions (page 83)
ANSWER 3,4,5


WED - 21 SEPT 2016 / THURS - 22 SEPT 2016

5th HOUR / 8th HOUR


WU-
READ "Hot Dog Hysteria"

on your warmup:
ANSWER 2,4,9

In Class-
E of L DUE -
Obama's In-Box responses handout


AUTUMNAL EQUINOX!
https://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/september-equinox.html
http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/11-facts-about-autumnal-equinox.html

Go over Legislative Branch video responses (1-10)

The (Almost) Painless Guide to the Legislative Branch
-video / responses


ONLY Legislative Branch part


PLAY "Represent Me!"
https://www.icivics.org/games/represent-me

LEJ Political Cartoon (w/ partner)

cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
ONLY Legislative Branch part



TUESDAY - 20 SEPTEMBER 2016

5th HOUR / 8th HOUR


WU-
READ pages 44-45
ANSWER 1,2

In Class-
E of L DUE -
USE Ch.5 pages 71-75
ANSWER 2,3,4,5 on PAGE 75

Look at pages 71-73

Go over Legislative Branch video responses (1-10)

LEJ Political Cartoon (w/ partner)

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
PART 1
Complete the Political Cartoon handout


PART 2
READ the following article "Obama's In-box"
(READ THOROUGHLY - we are going to have a discussion next class)
http://upfront.scholastic.com/issues/01_07_13/book#/12
bhs16
ANSWER the questions on this handout:

MONDAY - 19 SEPTEMBER 2016

5th HOUR / 8th HOUR


WU-
5 minutes or so of study time for vocabulary test

In Class-
E of L DUE -
Chapter 3 Vocabulary Test (16 Terms)

READ and USE Ch.5 pages 71-75
ANSWER 2,3,4,5 on PAGE 75

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-

READ and USE Ch.5 pages 71-75

ANSWER 2,3,4,5 on PAGE 75


FRIDAY - 16 SEPT 2016

5th HOUR / 8th HOUR


WU-
NAME the 3 Branches of Government.

What does each branch DO?

In Class-
E of L DUE -
3-2 Review questions 2,3,4 (page 43)


We viewed a segment of video
"Our Federal Government: The Legislative Branch"
on the legislative branch with the accompanying packet.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ie6mvIDU2y4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0gosGXSgsI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuFR5XBYLfU

cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
Use quizlet.com to STUDY all 16 vocabulary words in Chapter 3.
***MONDAY 19 SEPT 2016 is a Chapter 15 Vocabulary Quiz on these terms

WED - 14 SEPT 2016 / THURS - 15 SEPT 2016

5th HOUR / 8th HOUR


WU-
Federal System Powers
DELEGATED CONCURRENT RESERVED
1. Which has the power to declare war?
2. Which can establish schools?
3. Which can establish post offices?
4. Which can collect taxes?
5. Which charter banks?
6. Which can coin money?
7. Which can issue marriage licenses?

In Class-
E of L DUE -
Your Federal System of Powers Venn Diagram

PPT - The Federal System (define and give examples of each)

Delegated (federal) powers
Reserved (state) powers
Concurrent (shared) powers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ie6mvIDU2y4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0gosGXSgsI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuFR5XBYLfU

cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
READ pages 41-43
ANSWER 3-2 Review questions 2,3,4 (page 43)

Use quizlet.com to define all 15 vocabulary words in Chapter 3.
***MONDAY 19 SEPT 2016 is a Chapter 15 Vocabulary Quiz on these terms

13 SEPT 2016 - TUESDAY

5th HOUR / 8th HOUR


WU-
Quick study time...

In Class-
E of L DUE -

Chapter 2 Test

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
PART 1
USE Ch. 3 to DEFINE: federal system, delegated power, reserved power, shared (concurrent) power

PART 2
DRAW this:
external image Venn+Diagram.jpg

LABEL these parts on your Venn diagram:
A. Delegated powers, Reserved powers, Shared powers (Concurrent)
B. For each of these, WRITE DOWN 3 EXAMPLES of each power.



MONDAY - 12 SEPT 2016

5th HOUR / 8th HOUR


WU-
Page 34
"Applying the Skill"
1,2,3

In Class-
E of L DUE:

Video: Our Constitution: The Document That Gave Birth To A Nation
w/ handout:

Chapter 2 review

cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
STUDY - Chapter 2 Assessment (TUESDAY 13 SEPT 2016)
13 terms of Chapter 2
AND
notes on:
D of I / Articles of Confederation / Constitutional Convention

FRIDAY - 9 SEPT 2016

5th HOUR / 8th HOUR


WU-
Use pages 32-33 to assist you with these questions:
1. What is a difference between a federalist and anti-federalist?
2. Name a famous federalist and anti-federalist.
3. How did they settle their differences?
4. What does "ratification" mean?

In Class-
E of L DUE:
Parts 1 and 2 (See 7 Sept and 8 Sept)

Constitutional Convention
-review and wrapup
(pages 29-33)

"Made In America" (Bill Bryson)
-the early years of the Republic

Video: Our Constitution: The Document That Gave Birth To A Nation
w/ handout:

cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
STUDY - Chapter 2 Assessment (TUESDAY 13 SEPT 2016)
13 terms of Chapter 2
AND
notes on:
D of I / Articles of Confederation / Constitutional Convention

WED - 7 SEPT 2016 / THURS - 8 SEPT 2016

5th HOUR / 8th HOUR


WU-
Use textbook pages 25-27 to assist with you with this question:
1. What were 2 positive and 3 negative aspects of the Articles of Confederation?

In Class-
E of L DUE:
Chapter 1 Assessment (you can use your book and notes...FOR THIS ONE :)



Articles of Confederation...the good, the bad, the ugly

VIDEO:
American Government: Foundations of American Government
(w/ ?'s)
Pre-viewing:
1. Have words ever swayed your actions? ...explain.
2. What does the D of I mean to you?
During / Post-viewing:
3. What type of government do you think works best?
4. Why was the system of check and balances established?
5. In your opinion, what is the most important amendment in the Bill of Rights? Why?

cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
PART 1-
Find the 5 W's of the Constitutional Convention (Chapter 2, Section3):
Who-
What-
When-
Where-
Why-

PART 2-
PAGE 20 - Ch. 2 Vocabulary list (from law to Anti-Federalist = 13 terms)

2 SEPT 2016 - FRIDAY


5th HOUR / 8th HOUR


WU-
p.29
READ "James Madison"
ANSWER:
1. Describe his background and early life.
2. Why is he regarded as the "Father of the Constitution"?
3. What are 3 qualities that every Presidential candidate should possess?

In Class-
E of L DUE:
Chapter 2 - Section 2 (pages 24-27)
Who, What, When, Where, Why
A. Find the 5 W's of the Declaration of Independence
B. Find the 5 W's of the Articles of Confederation

VIDEO:
American Government: Foundations of American Government
(w/ ?'s)
Pre-viewing:
1. Have words ever swayed your actions? ...explain.
2. What does the D of I mean to you?
During / Post-viewing:
3. What type of government do you think works best?
4. Why was the system of check and balances established?
5. In your opinion, what is the most important amendment in the Bill of Rights? Why?

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
Chapter 1 Assessment (you can use your book and notes...FOR THIS ONE :)


WED - 31 AUG 2016 / THURS - 1 SEPT 2016

5th HOUR / 8th HOUR


WU-
1. What is a refugee?
2. How long can it take to apply for naturalization?
3. What country did you research for citizenship?
4. Give a detail or example that makes this nation's citizenship requirements different from the U.S.

In Class-
E of L DUE -
Citizenship Test results
Pick a Country citizenship requirements (1,2,3)

REVIEW
Citizenship
You vs. the Book (pages 8-10)

(Wed. or Thurs.) Immigration video:
American Heritage: Immigration to the United States
-1 question
-1 comment

Analyzing information...Is this person eligible to become a citizen of the U.S.?


Together - look at 2-1

cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
Chapter 2 - Section 2 (pages 24-27)
Who, What, When, Where, Why
A. Find the 5 W's of the Declaration of Independence
B. Find the 5 W's of the Articles of Confederation

30 AUG 2016 - TUESDAY

5th HOUR / 8th HOUR


WU-
1-READ "Smaller Families" and "Changing Roles" (pages 16)
AND
2-WRITE 2 facts from each reading.

In Class-
E of L DUE -
-Write down 5 requirements that you believe there are for U.S. Citizenship.

Citizenship
You vs. the Book (pages 8-10)

(Wed. or Thurs.) Immigration video:
American Heritage: Immigration to the United States

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
[Citizenship test]
Take this citizenship test and print out the results:
https://my.uscis.gov/prep/test/civics/view

PICK ANY COUNTRY in the world and
find out what the citizenship requirements are.
1. What are they?
2. Describe if they are similar/different than U.S. requirements.
3. Are there any unique parts to this country's requirements? Provide examples.

MONDAY - 29 AUG 2016

5th HOUR / 8th HOUR


WU-
Page 18 "Applying the Skill"
ANSWER 1,2,3

In Class-
Got syllabus signed?
Chapter 1 / and some of Ch. 2 Vocabulary Quiz
E of L DUE: Page 14/15 Reading questions 1,2,3,4

Citizenship Requirements - What do YOU think the requirements are?

You think:
You think:
The _says:

cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
WITHOUT using your text or going online:

What do you think are (or should be) 5 requirements for U.S. citizenship?

FRIDAY - 25 AUG 2016

5th HOUR / 8th HOUR


WU-
Page 34 "Applying the Skills"
ANSWER 1,2,3,4

In Class-
Got syllabus signed?
Ch.1 / Ch.2 vocabulary quizlet list

Chapter 1 / and some of Ch. 2 Vocabulary Quizlet Live!

REVIEW
This is Our: Government...video
-What does our government need to run effectively?
-What roles and responsibilities do citizens have with their government?

cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
STUDY for Chapter 1 Vocabulary Test

AND

-READ "Today's Population Growth" (page 14)
ANSWER:
1. What is happening to the population most recently?
2. Guesstimating...what do you think is the population of the U.S. today?

-READ "A People on the Move"
ANSWER:
3. What is the population trend that is occurring?
4. Describe some of the effects of this movement of people.

WED - 24 AUG 2016 / THURS - 25 AUG 2016

5th HOUR / 8th HOUR

WU-
READ "Feeding the Hungry"
pages 12-13
ANSWER 1,2

In Class-
Got syllabus signed?
Ch.1 / Ch.2 vocabulary

This is Our: Government...video
-What does our government need to run effectively?
-What roles and responsibilities do citizens have with their government?

E of L start...

cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
Chapter 1 (and parts of Chapter 2) Vocabulary list

-ALL BOLD terms in Chapter 1 pages 2-17(and parts of Chapter 2)

should be put onto a vocabulary list you make with:
quizlet.com
Put your name on it / Print it off

***STUDY for Chapter 1 Vocabulary Quiz that will be on these terms

23 AUG 2016 - TUESDAY


5th HOUR / 8th HOUR


WU-
READ "Feeding the Hungry"
pages 12-13
ANSWER 1,2

In Class-
Got syllabus signed?

Seasonal Partners

DEFINE:
(Beginning Ch.1)
*Civics
*Citizen-
*Government-

(Beginning Ch.2)
Absolute Monarchy (vs. Constitutional Monarchy)-
Democracy- (Direct and Representive/Republic)
Dictatorship-
Theocracy-
Oligarchy-

This is Our: Government...video
-What does our government need to run effectively?
-What roles and responsibilities do citizens have with their government?

cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
FINISH and STUDY the above Ch 1 and 2 definitions

22 AUG 2016 - TUESDAY

5th HOUR / 8th HOUR


WU-
On your warm up sheet, answer these questions:
1. Why do we have a government?
2. What should the government do (be responsible for)? ...examples?
3. What should the government expect from us?

In Class-
Go over course outline/syllabus
-book sign out

Expectations of you
Expectations of me

What government does/does not do-


Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
GET YOUR SYLLABUS SIGNED!

3 or more examples for each question.
What should the government do for you?
What should you do for the government?







PART 3-
PAGE 33
ANSWER 2,3,4




























TUESDAY - 17 MAY 2016

1st HOUR


WU-

Chapter 22

Use pages 425-426 to:

DEFINE
Interdependence-
foreign relations-
alliance-
executive agreement-

In Class-
E of L DUE - check
Drew Carey - Vol. 2 video responses

Foreign Policy
-President's Role
--Department of State
-Congress's Role

cnnstudentnews.com

E of L-
Foreign Policy / Charting a Course handout

MONDAY - 16 MAY 2016

District Civics Assessment CR

FRIDAY - 13 MAY 2016

1st HOUR


WU-

READ pages 428-429

"Tiananmen Square"
ANSWER 1,2,3

In Class-
E of L DUE - check
Chapter 9 Assessment
Researching Your State Executive Branch handout

FINISH
(Drew Carey Project - Vol. 2)
Food Fight / Kidneys For Sale / Throw Pillow Fight / Agricultural Subsidies


cnnstudentnews.com

E of L-
(Drew Carey Project - Vol. 2)
Food Fight / Kidneys For Sale / Throw Pillow Fight / Agricultural Subsidies
-You can search youtube.com for a preview of each of these stories or borrow the dvd.


WEDNESDAY - 11 MAY 2016

1st HOUR


WU-

READ pages 176-177

"City Governments Work Together" and "Government Competition"
ANSWER:
#3 on page 177

In Class-
E of L DUE - check
Chapter 9 Government handout (sections 1,2,3,4)

Chapter 9 Assessment

"Researching Your State Executive Branch" handout SIDES 1 and 2




cnnstudentnews.com

E of L-
Chapter 9 Assessment

"Researching Your State Executive Branch" handout SIDES 1 and 2


TUESDAY - 10 MAY 2016

1st HOUR


WU-

StUdY tImE!!!


In Class-
E of L DUE - check

Chapter 9 Vocabulary Assessment

Chapter 9 Government handout (sections 1,2,3,4):


cnnstudentnews.com

E of L-
Chapter 9 Government handout (sections 1,2,3,4):

MONDAY - 9 MAY 2016

1st HOUR


WU-

PAGES 179

"Vocabulary Workshop"

ANSWER 1,2,3,4,5

In Class-
E of L DUE - check
Last 15 terms from Chapter 9 and Research side of handout 1,2,3,6

REVIEW Chapter 9...
-Town Meeting (structure / procedure / uniqueness)
pages 163-164
-Special Districts
page 165
http://scfd.org/

FINISH
-City Government (3 Types)
pages 167-170
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbZlrXW2BJg&list=PLYEb5tYzlis8XTqMrJkzlweoSxIx5Dolx


cnnstudentnews.com

E of L-

Use pages 163-170 to complete TOP 1/2 of side 1 and BOTTOM 1/2 of side 2:




STUDY >>> Chapter 9 Vocabulary Test - TUESDAY 10 MAY 2016

FRIDAY - 6 MAY 2016

1st HOUR


WU-

PAGES 172-173

READ "Saving The Covered Bridges"

ANSWER 1,2

In Class-
E of L DUE - check
Side 1 of Ch.9 City Government Guided Reading

continue Chapter 9...
-Town Meeting (structure / procedure / uniqueness)
pages 163-164
-Special Districts
page 165


-City Government (3 Types)
pages 167-170

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbZlrXW2BJg&list=PLYEb5tYzlis8XTqMrJkzlweoSxIx5Dolx



cnnstudentnews.com

E of L-
(2 PARTS)

A-Use pages 163-170 to complete TOP 1/2 of side 1 and BOTTOM 1/2 of side 2:



B-STUDY >>> Chapter 9 Vocabulary Test - TUESDAY 10 MAY 2016

WEDNESDAY - 4 MAY 2016

1st HOUR


WU-

Use ANY 3 of the 10 Vocabulary words due today...

USE them correctly in a sentence.
(3 total)

In Class-
E of L DUE - check
p. 162 / Chapter 9-1 (1,2,3)

The Debt Limit Explained
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIbkoop4AYE

continue Chapter 9...County Government

icivics.org
"Counties Work"

cnnstudentnews.com

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


Define last 15 terms of Chapter 9

TUESDAY - 3 MAY 2016

1st HOUR


WU-

Page 236 "Applying the Skill"

1,2,3,4

In Class-
E of L DUE -

The Debt Limit Explained
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIbkoop4AYE

icivics.org
"Counties Work"

cnnstudentnews.com

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

MONDAY - 2 MAY 2016

WU-

In Class-
E of L DUE -
Chapter 12 Vocabulary Test (makeups due by end of the day Tuesday 3 MAY)
Past Due - National Budget (10 Priorities) Pie Chart

Civics District Assessment
thompsonschools.illuminatehc.com
login: first initial middle initial last name graduation year
password: student number
or
"welcome"

Chapter 12 Vocabulary Test

icivics.org
"Counties Work"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWu8o-ZzUNs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAw4CKynIGI
cnnstudentnews.com

E of L-

FRIDAY - 29 APRIL 2016

WU-

In Class-
E of L DUE -
National Budget (10 Priorities) Pie Chart

Civics District Assessment
thompsonschools.illuminatehc.com
first initial middle initial last name graduation year
student number
or
"welcome"

Chapter 12 Vocabulary Test

FINISH
National Treasure

icivics.org
"Counties Work"

cnnstudentnews.com

E of L-

WEDNESDAY - 27 APRIL 2016

WU-

-from Upfront Magazine (May 11, 2015)

READ "Yik Yak and Free Speech" (pages 14-15)

ANSWER:

1. What is Yik Yak?

2. Describe the controversy surrounding it.

3. Are there any benefits to using this app? Explain.

4. Where does anonymous speech fit into the Constitution? Explain.

5. What do you think about this?


In Class-
E of L DUE -
Chapter 12 Vocabulary List

-review Ch. 12 intro.


Tax Man Max

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


The Wonderful World of Taxes


icivics.org
"Counties Work"

cnnstudentnews.com

E of L-
What are your priorities? What would your budget proposal look like?
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 priorities.

Here is an example:
external image 0070_Discretionary-Breakdown-full.gif

TUESDAY - 26 APRIL 2015

WU-

READ:

"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 -
Third Party video (Ross Perot) - 5 Challenges of being a 3rd Party Candidate

Introduce Unit 12-1 / notes

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

Chapter 12 Vocabulary List

cnnstudentnews.com

E of L-
Chapter 12 Vocabulary List

MONDAY - 25 APRIL 2016

WU-
http://www.people-press.org/2016/03/31/campaign-exposes-fissures-over-issues-values-and-how-life-has-changed-in-the-u-s/

cnnstudentnews.com
3 different facts from today's newscast.
*
*
*

In Class-

E of L DUE:

Chapter 11 TEST

PAST DUE:

"Is That Really a Law?" responses


Third Party Politics...
What makes it so difficult to run for president of the U.S. as a 3rd Party candidate?
WATCH:
"The Presidential Election Process and Third Party Politics"
HERE IS THE LINK (TYPE your name in and then watch it.):

https://assignments.discoveryeducation.com/?cdPasscode=T0C77-4DB2

ANSWER:
1. LIST 5 or more challenges that Ross Perot's Campaign had in 1992
(that the Republican and Democratic candidates DID NOT have to confront).

E of L-

WEDNESDAY - 20 APRIL 2016

WU-
http://www.people-press.org/2016/03/31/campaign-exposes-fissures-over-issues-values-and-how-life-has-changed-in-the-u-s/

In Class-

PAST E of L DUE:

"Is That Really a Law?" responses


National Treasure

FINISH
Chapter 11 Test w/ textbook


E of L-
FINISH
Chapter 11 Test w/ textbook



WEDNESDAY - 20 APRIL 2016

WU-
http://www.people-press.org/2016/03/31/campaign-exposes-fissures-over-issues-values-and-how-life-has-changed-in-the-u-s/

In Class-

PAST E of L DUE:

"Is That Really a Law?" responses


National Treasure

FINISH
Chapter 11 Test w/ textbook


E of L-
FINISH
Chapter 11 Test w/ textbook


TUESDAY - 19 APRIL 2016

WU-
http://www.people-press.org/2016/03/31/campaign-exposes-fissures-over-issues-values-and-how-life-has-changed-in-the-u-s/

In Class-

E of L DUE:

"Is That Really a Law?" responses


Chapter 11 Test w/ textbook


E of L-
Chapter 11 Test w/ textbook


FRIDAY - 15 APRIL 2016

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

Past DUE:
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)

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

WEDNESDAY - 13 APRIL 2016

WU-
Page 211
11-1 Review
ANSWER #3

In Class-

E of L DUE:

Chapter 11 Vocabulary List

Past DUE:

Chapter 10 Test

Chapter 11
-Public Opinion - define / examples
-Types of Propaganda

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

TUESDAY - 12 APRIL 2016

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

In Class-

Past E of L DUE -

Chapter 10 Test

Chapter 11
-Public Opinion - define / examples
-Types of Propaganda

Book - propaganda
-slideshow
Can you ID the kinds of propaganda?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQT_eNip1AY


Politics and the Media - video

E of L-
IN NOTEBOOK:
Chapter 11 Vocabulary List (all terms)

MONDAY - 11 APRIL 2016

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

READ
pages 202-203
"The Electoral College"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9H3gvnN468


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

cnnstudentnews.com (11 APRIL 2016)

In Class-

FRIDAY - 1 APRIL 2016

WU-
WATCH:
"How The Electoral College Works."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUS9mM8Xbbw&index=13&list=PLC1C0D3F2BA472F62&feature=iv&src_vid=7wC42HgLA4k&annotation_id=annotation_572578
ANSWER:
-What are 3 things about the Electoral College you learned from the video?

In Class-
E of L DUE -
"What If Everyone In America Had To Vote?" responses
Create Your Own Political Party! platform

READ
pages 202-203
"The Electoral College"

PLAY
"Win The White House"
@ icivics.org

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOo9KPsZgNk

In Class-
Chapter 10 "Electing Leaders" TEST
ANSWER BOTH Questions at the end of the test (using 5-7 sentences for each one).


WEDNESDAY - 30 MARCH 2016

WU-
USE pages 188-189
"Third Parties" to
ANSWER
1. Name FOUR or more 3rd Party candidates of the past.
2. What could be the potential effects of having 3rd party candidates run for president?
3. Provide a couple of reasons why you think 3rd party candidates have not done better in past presidential elections.

In Class-
E of L DUE -
"What If Everyone In America Had To Vote?" responses (2,4,8)

FINISH
Video-
Federal [[#|Government]]: Electing a President: The Process


"Quizzes 1,2,3"


Part 3: Where Do I Fit?:
Quiz 1: World's Smallest Political Quiz
LINK:
http://www.theadvocates.org/quiz/quiz.php

Quiz 2
LINK:
http://www.selectsmart.com/FREE/select.php?client=g.r.o.s.s95
http://www.selectsmart.com/plus/select.php?url=ideology

Quiz 3
LINK:
http://www.selectsmart.com/president/
http://selectsmart.com/president/2012.html/


*if time allows...
This is your brain on...
http://money.cnn.com/2016/03/26/media/donald-trump-brain-waves-study/index.html

cnnstudentnews.com (30 APRIL 2016)

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
(COMPLETED IN CLASS)
1/2 sheet video handout;
"Federal Government: Electing a President: The Process"

(COMPLETED IN CLASS)
*links are above
"Quizzes 1,2,3"


(ON YOUR OWN - DUE FRIDAY 1 APRIL)
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.
PLANKS = 4 TOTAL
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 to attract support for your party name and party objectives (party goals)?
-Provide 3 ways you would do this.
platform2.JPG


TUESDAY - 29 MARCH 2016

WU-
USE pages 191 AND 195
"Political Party Finances" and "Public Financing"
to ANSWER
1. Why is running for political office so expensive?
2. Describe some of the concerns with large campaign contributions.
3. What are 2 things that the Federal Election Campaign Act has addressed?

In Class-
E of L DUE -
Chapter 10 Vocabulary Test

What are the limits to private and corporate contributions to candidates?
How much did President Obama and Mitt Romney spend on their campaigns back in 2012?

FINISH
Video-
Federal Government: Electing a President: The Process
Video link:
Video Companion:


This is your brain on...

http://money.cnn.com/2016/03/26/media/donald-trump-brain-waves-study/index.html


cnnstudentnews.com (29 MARCH 2016)

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
READ
"What If Everyone In America Had To Vote?"

ANSWER:
#2, #4, #8

MONDAY - 28 MARCH 2016

WU-
USE pages 187-188 to
ANSWER
Page 189 "Section 1 Review"
Questions #3 and #4

In Class-
E of L DUE -
Chapter 10 Vocabulary List

REVIEW
(me)
-Beginnings of the Two-Party System-


Video-
Federal Government: Electing a President: The Process
Video link:
Video Companion:


cnnstudentnews.com (28 MARCH 2016)

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-

FRIDAY - 25 MARCH 2016

WU-
LISTEN to this audio clip:
http://www.wnyc.org/story/supreme-court-considers-where-lines-drawn-in-cell-phone-searches/
1. What are the TWO sides to the argument?
2. What do you think? Why?

In Class-
E of L DUE -

REVIEW
(me)
-Beginnings of the Two-Party System-


+/- of the Two-Party System

Video-
Federal Government: Electing a President: The Process
Video link:
Video Companion:


Pages 191-201

cnnstudentnews.com (25 MARCH 2016)

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
(Handwritten or Print copy)
-Chapter 10 Vocabulary List - Ch. 10 Vocabulary Test TUESDAY 29 MARCH 2016

TUESDAY - 22 MARCH 2016

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 Party handout due

(pages 185-187)
What is a political party?
What is the role of political parties?
-Beginnings of the two-party system

Video-(28)
"Federal Government: Electing a President: The Process"
Video link:
Video Companion:


(pages 188-189)
What are the advantages of a two-party system?
Disadvantages?

cnnstudentnews.com (22 MARCH 2016)

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
(pages 188-189)
What are the advantages of a two-party system?
Disadvantages?

Federal Government: Electing a President: The Process
Video link:
Video Companion:


MONDAY - 21 MARCH 2016

WU-
READ "On The Campaign Trail" (pages 192-193)
ANSWER 1,2

In Class-
E of L DUE -
"Life Prison Sentences for Minors Divide Court" Responses

Starting
"Purpose and Role of Political Parties"
Chapter 10 - Electing Leaders

President Washington's Farewell Address
(READ through the TOP PART)
http://www.heritage.org/initiatives/first-principles/primary-sources/washingtons-farewell-address
1. NAME and SUMMARIZE the FOUR areas that he gave the country advice on.
2. That was 1796 - How are we doing? Did we listen to advice? Explain your answer.

Political Party Scavenger Hunt
(DO PAGES 1 and 2)

PART 1 links:
LINK 1
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/political-parties
LINK 2
http://www.democrats.org/issues/civil_rights
LINK 3
*Use this new link when you get to the [[#|Republican National Committee]] part ([[#|Step]] 2, #2 near the middle)
http://www.gop.com/our-party/
LINK 4
http://elections.nytimes.com/2008/president/issues/party-platforms/index.html

PART 2 links:
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/spc/extra/features/july-dec00/thirdparties.html
http://www.politics1.com/parties.htm

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
President Washington's Farewell Address
(READ through the TOP PART)
http://www.heritage.org/initiatives/first-principles/primary-sources/washingtons-farewell-address
ANSWER:
1. NAME and SUMMARIZE the FOUR areas that he gave the country advice on.
2. That was 1796 - Now it's 2016 - How are we doing? Did we listen to his advice? Explain your answer.

Political Party Scavenger Hunt
(DO PAGES 1 and 2)

PART 1 links:
LINK 1
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/political-parties
LINK 2
http://www.democrats.org/issues/civil_rights
LINK 3
*Use this new link when you get to the [[#|Republican National Committee]] part ([[#|Step]] 2, #2 near the middle)
http://www.gop.com/our-party/
LINK 4
http://elections.nytimes.com/2008/president/issues/party-platforms/index.html

PART 2 links:
LINK 1
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/spc/extra/features/july-dec00/thirdparties.html
LINK 2
http://www.politics1.com/parties.htm

FRIDAY - 18 MARCH 2016

WU-
Page 308 "Thinking Critically"
#2

In Class-
E of L DUE -

(students use just their brains - no books or partners)
Chapter 16 Assessment

(This is their HW when finished with Ch.16 Test):
READ:
"Life Prison Sentences for Minors Divide Court"
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/09/AR2009110900702.html
ANSWER:
2,3,4,5,6


Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
(This is their HW when finished with Ch.16 Test):
READ:
"Life Prison Sentences for Minors Divide Court"
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/09/AR2009110900702.html
ANSWER:
2,3,4,5,6


WEDNESDAY - 16 MAR 2016

WU-
READ Clarence Gideon (pages 296-297) to answer:
1. Why was Clarence Gideon arrested?
2. How is this a landmark case? Provide evidence.
3. Which of Gideon's constitutional rights were violated?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrcTqx3t8Gg
In Class-
E of L DUE -

FINISH:
Law and Order - "Trust"
(COMPLETE this video companion while watching):


(w/ your textbook)
Plea Bargaining (define)-

Punishing Lawbreakers
-Imprisonment
-Parole
-Capital Punishment

What is "juvenile crime"?

What are SIX causes of juvenile crime?

cnnstudentnews.com (16 MAR 2016)
Answer these questions:
1. How many delegate votes does a Republican nominee need to secure the Republican nomination?
2. What is a + / - of allowing oil drilling along the Atlantic coast?
3. What is the big deal about what the NFL official admitted a couple of days ago?
# of punnies?

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
(w/ your textbook)
Plea Bargaining (define)-

Punishing Lawbreakers
-Imprisonment
-Parole
-Capital Punishment

What is "juvenile crime"?

What are SIX causes of juvenile crime?

STUDY*
*Chapter 16 TEST - FRIDAY 18 MARCH 2016

TUESDAY - 15 MARCH 2016

WU-
READ "The Affluenza Defense..."
RESPOND to questions 1,5,7,8


In Class-
E of L DUE -
Chapter 16 Vocabulary List

Law and Order - "Trust"
(COMPLETE this video companion while watching):


Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
*Chapter 16 TEST - FRIDAY 18 MARCH 2016

MONDAY - 14 MARCH 2016

WU-
Use pages 293-299 to answer:
#2 and #3 on page 300

In Class-
E of L DUE -
Dance Ban and National City video responses (2,4,6,8,9 on both sides)
PAST DUE...
Arrest to Sentencing cartoons

CREATE:
(w/ quizlet.com or by hand or typed)
Chapter 16 Vocabulary List (ALL TERMS) - STUDY these terms

Go to:
icivics.org
https://www.icivics.org/games
PLAY:
"Court Quest"
and
"We the Jury"

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
DUE TUESDAY 15 MAR 2016:
Chapter 16 - Vocabulary List - STUDY THESE TERMS!!!*

*Chapter 16 TEST - FRIDAY 18 MARCH 2016

FRIDAY - 11 MAR 2016

WU-
NAME and EXPLAIN:
The Four Causes of Crime...(pages 291-292)

In Class-
E of L DUE -
Arrest to Sentencing cartoons DUE!
(print off or upload to this Google form.)
HERE IS THE GOOGLE FORM:


WATCH:
San Tan Flat - Dance Ban
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtXhv1OggI4

WATCH:
National City: Eminent Domain Gone Wild?
PART 1 -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGePeT2rwjgA
PART 2 -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sogv4I2OPjg

ANSWER
2,4,6,8,9 ON BOTH SIDES of this handout:


Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
DUE MONDAY 14 MAR 2016:
(2 PARTS)
-PART 1-
WATCH:
San Tan Flat - Dance Ban
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtXhv1OggI4

National City: Eminent Domain Gone Wild?
PART 1 -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGePeT2rwjgA
PART 2 -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sogv4I2OPjg

ANSWER
2,4,6,8,9 ON BOTH SIDES of this handout:

-PART 2-
Chapter 16 - Section 1 Review page 292
3,4,5

WEDNESDAY - 9 MARCH 2016

WU-
PAGES 302-303 "Teen Court"
ANSWER 1 and 2

http://www.youthcourt.net/?page_id=24
http://www.youthcourt.net/?page_id=40

In Class-
E of L DUE -
Civics Game Reflection responses (on Google Forms - see 8 MARCH)

w/ a partner...
Chapter 16 - Citizenship and the Law
(starting on page 289)
-What are the 5 Types of Crimes? Name and define each one.

Alright, here we go!
(pages 294-296)
Arrest to Sentencing...steps involved...

cnnstudentnews.com (9 MAR 2016)

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
Chapter 16 - Citizenship and the Law
Use pages 294-296 (Steps from ARREST to SENTENCING) and
create a toondoo.com comic strip
toondoo.com
involving EACH OF THE 5 STEPS


(print off or upload to this Google form.)

HERE IS THE GOOGLE FORM:




8 MARCH 2016 - TUESDAY

EQ: How do competing interests influence how power is distributed and exercised?

Objective: Students will design a Civics board game incorporating terms and concepts from the 3 branches of government.


WU-
Page 91 "Reviewing Main Ideas" (2,4,7)

In Class-
E of L DUE -
The Great Civics [[#|Game Design]] Challenge!


It's Game Time!

REQUIREMENT - COMPLETE THIS
Civics Game REFLECTION
(You may use your phone):


cnnstudentnews.com (8 MAR 2016)

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
REQUIREMENT - COMPLETE THIS
Civics Game REFLECTION
(You may use your phone.):


7 MARCH 2016 - MONDAY

EQ: How do competing interests influence how power is distributed and exercised?

Objective: Students will design a Civics board game incorporating terms and concepts from the 3 branches of government.


WU-
Write down a current event from at least THREE of these levels:
LOCAL
STATE
NATIONAL
INTERNATIONAL
GALACTICAL

In Class-
E of L DUE -
What is your game going to be? Who are you working with?
What are each person's responsibilities?

IT'S GO TIME! DESIGN TIME!
The Great Civics [[#|Game Design]] Challenge!

-DUE MONDAY 7 MARCH 2015
*COMMITTMENT STATEMENT:
I will work with my team member (or by myself) with the time given to [[#|create a game]] based on the three branches of government
and will receive the same grade for my effort.

cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
IT'S GO TIME!
The Great Civics [[#|Game Design]] Challenge!

-DUE END OF CLASS TODAY

2 MARCH 2016 - WEDNESDAY

EQ: How do competing interests influence how power is distributed and exercised?

Objective: Students will design a Civics board game incorporating terms and concepts from the 3 branches of government.


WU-
Textbook pages 152-153
READ "Miranda Rights"
ANSWER 1,2,3

In Class-
E of L DUE -
What is your game going to be? Who are you working with?
What are each person's responsibilities?

Super Tuesday...What is it?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7N7Jrw_-TWY

IT'S GO TIME! DESIGN TIME!
The Great Civics Game Design Challenge!

-DUE MONDAY 7 MARCH 2015
*COMMITTMENT STATEMENT:
I will work with my team member (or by myself) with the time given to [[#|create a game]] based on the three branches of government
and will receive the same grade for my effort.

cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
IT'S GO TIME!
The Great Civics Game Design Challenge!

-DUE End of Class - MONDAY 7 MARCH 2015

29 FEB 2016 - MONDAY

EQ: How do competing interests influence how power is distributed and exercised?

Objective: Students will analyse the + / - of eminent domain.


WU-
#s 6-10

In Class-
E of L DUE -
The Bill of Rights and You (blue handout)

Video / EXPLAIN or DESCRIBE how each Bill of Right protects us (1-10)
"Constitution Hall Pass: The Bill of Rights"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yg_f6vAp7M
or
(on Discovery Education)
"Just the Facts: The Constitution and the Bill of Rights..."

Eminent Domain - Good for community or Bad government overreach?
VIDEO - "Unintended Consequences: Eminent Domain"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG61nflAI7E
ANSWER:


cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
Eminent Domain - Good for community or Bad government overreach?
VIDEO - "Unintended Consequences: Eminent Domain"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG61nflAI7E
ANSWER:


BRING CARDBOARD TO CLASS!!!

24 FEB 2016 - WEDNESDAY

EQ: How do competing interests influence how power is distributed and exercised?

Objective: Students will examine the functioning of our Bill of Rights.

1st HOUR

Page 132 "Applying the Skill"
ANSWER 1,2,3

Randy Bish - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - TRUMP AND THE GOP, COLOR - English - DONALD TRUMP, REPUBLICAN, REPUBLICANS, GOP, ELECTION, CAMPAIGN, PRESIDENT
Randy Bish - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - TRUMP AND THE GOP, COLOR - English - DONALD TRUMP, REPUBLICAN, REPUBLICANS, GOP, ELECTION, CAMPAIGN, PRESIDENT


John Cole - The Scranton Times-Tribune - Apple and FBI COLOR - English - Apple, iPhone, FBI, terrorist, terror, San Bernardino, privacy, federal court
John Cole - The Scranton Times-Tribune - Apple and FBI COLOR - English - Apple, iPhone, FBI, terrorist, terror, San Bernardino, privacy, federal court

and 6-10

In Class-
E of L DUE -
SIDE 1 - Judicial Branch - Rights / Court Cases

(check in / go over)

REVIEW:
Federal [[#|Court System]]
DEFINE: jurisdiction
U.S. District Courts (original jurisdiction)
U.S. Court of Appeals (appellate jurisdiction)
U.S. Supreme Court (power of judicial review)


external image DIAGRAM-levels-of-courts1.jpg


external image 620px-US_Court_of_Appeals_and_District_Court_map.svg.png

Grade - [[#|Executive Branch]] Scavenger Hunt

With partner complete side 2:
Judicial Branch - Rights / Court Cases

(USE TEXTBOOKS)

Video / EXPLAIN or DESCRIBE how each Bill of Right protects us (1-10)
"Constitution Hall Pass: The Bill of Rights"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yg_f6vAp7M
or
(on Discovery Education)
"Just the Facts: The Constitution and the Bill of Rights..."

Next up...Apply what you know:
The Bill of Rights and You!


Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
The Bill of Rights and You!


cnnstudentnews.com

22 FEB 2016 - MONDAY

1st HOUR

Page 133 "Vocabulary Workshop"
ANSWER 1,3,5

In Class-
E of L DUE -
Judicial Branch Scavenger Hunt


Federal [[#|Court System]]
Structure of Federal [[#|Court System]] (pages 119-122)

DEFINE: jurisdiction

U.S. District Courts (original jurisdiction)

U.S. Court of Appeals (appellate jurisdiction)

U.S. Supreme Court (power of judicial review)



external image DIAGRAM-levels-of-courts1.jpg







external image 620px-US_Court_of_Appeals_and_District_Court_map.svg.png


Judicial Branch - Rights / Court Cases

(TEXTBOOKS)

Bill of Rights and You!


Evidence of Learning (E of L)-

Judicial Branch - Rights / Court Cases



(TEXTBOOKS)


Bill of Rights and You!
-SIDE 1-


19 FEB 2016 - FRIDAY

1st HOUR


WU-
New WU's...
"Three Branches" cartoon questions
(on back of [[#|Executive Branch]] crossword)
(+5)

In Class-
E of L DUE -
[[#|Executive Branch]] Scavenger Hunt / Adventure Race!
http://www.trumanlibrary.org/whistlestop/teacher_lessons/3branches/17.htm
http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/

_Let's do this - go over it!

Judicial Branch intro. /
Judicial Branch Scavenger Hunt



cnnstudentnews.com (19 FEB 2016)

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
COMPLETE:
Judicial Branch Scavenger Hunt


16 FEB 2016 - TUESDAY

1st HOUR


WU-
USE pages 101-102 to
ANSWER #2 and #3 on page 109

In Class-
E of L DUE -
"How a Bill becomes a Law" questions
and
Page 83 questions 2,3,4,5

Textbook (pages 100-108)

Video - Our Federal Government: The Presidency
w/ video companion:


-TURN IN

cnnstudentnews.com
-Scalia

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
FINISH "The Presidency" Video Responses

12 FEB 2016 - FRIDAY

WU-
PAGE 49
"Thinking Critically"
ANSWER #3 and #4

In Class-
E of L DUE -
COLLECT
Legislative Branch Scavenger Hunt (SIDE A and SIDE B)


USE the TEXTBOOK (pages 84-89)
and
the BLUE HANDOUT:

to ANSWER the following questions
on a separate sheet of paper:
1. Where does a bill have to [[#|start]]?
2. After a bill is introduced, what happens to it?
3. What does a bill have to do in order for it to reach the President's desk?
4. Approximately, how many times can a bill "die" along its legislative journey?
5. How can Congress respond to a presidential veto?

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
PART 1
USE the TEXTBOOK (pages 84-89)
and
the BLUE HANDOUT:

to ANSWER the following questions
on a separate sheet of paper:
1. Where does a bill have to [[#|start]]?
2. After a bill is introduced, what happens to it?
3. What does a bill have to do in order for it to reach the President's desk?
4. Approximately, how many times can a bill "die" along its legislative journey?
5. How can Congress respond to a presidential veto?

PART 2
PAGE 83
ANSWER 2,3,4,5

10 FEB 2016 - WEDNESDAY

WU-
USE page 84 to
ANSWER the following question:
1. Name and Describe 3 ways an idea for a bill begins...

In Class-
E of L DUE -
Legislative Branch Adventure - SIDE A ONLY

"Show me whatcha got!"

Discuss Legislative Branch thus far...

FINISH:
The Day In The Life of Congressman Rodney Davis (U.S. Rep. Illinois)
http://rodneydavis.house.gov/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVMZ2EkyYic
1. What is life like for a member of Congress? Explain.
2. Describe some unique skills that this type of person needs to be successful as a member of Congress. Explain.

How a bill works it's way through Congress (pages 84-89)

How a Bill Becomes a Law / Three Branches - Separation of Powers


"I'm Just a Bill..."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFroMQlKiag

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
Complete SIDE B of:


icivics.org - Crafting a Law
Play...yes, play "Lawcraft"
https://www.icivics.org/games/lawcraft

9 FEB 2016 - TUESDAY

WU-
USE pages pages 76-79 to
ANSWER the following questions:
1. What is the title given to the leader of the House of Representatives?
The Senate?
2. Who stands in for the Vice President, when he is not there?
3. Name at least 3 committees that a Senator could join.
4. Name at least 3 committees that a Representative could join.

In Class-
E of L DUE -
THREE Branches of Government Scavenger Hunt
-Legislative Branch ONLY-

Committees / Committee Membership (pages 77-78)


The Day In The Life of Congressman Rodney Davis (U.S. Rep. Illinois)

http://rodneydavis.house.gov/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVMZ2EkyYic

1. What is life like for a member of Congress? Explain.

2. Describe some unique skills that this type of person needs to be successful as a member of Congress. Explain.


Legislative Branch Adventure - SIDE A ONLY


Evidence of Learning (E of L)-

Legislative Branch Adventure - SIDE A ONLY



8 FEB 2016 - MONDAY

WU-
READ pages 44-45
to
ANSWER: #1 and #2 (page 45)

In Class-
E of L DUE:
RESPONSES "Primary Matters" from January 11, 2016 Upfront Magazine

Super Bowl Food Facts:
http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/slideshow/2016/02/03/super-bowl-food-shockers/#/slide/chickenwings-1294082226

We viewed the last segment of video on the JUDICIAL BRANCH with the accompanying packet.


THREE Branches of Government Scavenger Hunt
-Legislative Branch-

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
THREE Branches of Government Scavenger Hunt
-Legislative Branch ONLY-


5 FEB 2016 - FRIDAY

WU-
Vocabulary list study time...

In Class-
E of L DUE -
READ pages 41-43
ANSWER 3-2 Review questions 1,2,3 (page 43)

...quick civics art...!
Create a tree or chart that list the powers of each branch

READ pages 71-73

We viewed a segment of video on the EXECUTIVE BRANCH with the accompanying packet.



Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
READ "Primary Matters"
Link:
http://upfront.scholastic.com/issues/01_11_16/primary-matters/
Class code:
850bhsss
ANSWER:


Super Bowl Food Facts:
http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/slideshow/2016/02/03/super-bowl-food-shockers/#/slide/chickenwings-1294082226

3 FEB 2016 - WEDNESDAY

WU-
Federal System Powers
DELEGATED CONCURRENT RESERVED
1. Which has the power to declare war?
2. Which can establish schools?
3. Which can establish post offices?
4. Which can collect taxes?
5. Which charter banks?
6. Which can coin money?
7. Which can issue marriage licenses?

In Class-
E of L DUE - CHECK - Your Federal System of Powers examples
PAST DUE -Declaration of Education paragraph

"Made in America" excerpts

PPT - The Federal System (define and give examples of each)



Delegated (federal) powers
Reserved (state) powers
Concurrent (shared) powers



Create a tree or chart that list the powers of each branch



We viewed a segment of video on the legislative branch with the accompanying packet.




Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
(2 PARTS)

PART 1
READ pages 41-43
ANSWER 3-2 Review questions 1,2,3 (page 43)

PART 2
Use quizlet.com to define all 15 vocabulary words in Chapter 3.
-MAKE A HARD COPY to study with and bring to the next class-
***FRIDAY 5 FEB 2016 is a Chapter 3 Vocabulary Quiz on these 15 terms

1 FEB 2016 - MONDAY

WU-
USE Ch. 3 to DEFINE: popular sovereignty, preamble, majority rule

In Class-
E of L DUE -
Declaration of Education paragraph

Review documents (Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, Constitution)

The Federal System (define and give examples of each)
-Venn Diagram-
Delegated (federal) powers

Reserved (state) powers

Concurrent (shared) powers

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
Use Ch. 3 (page 38) to do the following activity...
(6 Total - 2/Box)
1. Pick out TWO examples from EACH column.

2. DRAW or FIND a picture for each example.

3. DRAW or CUT & PASTE the picture/image.
-give the specific power underneath it.

(See template attachment as a guide)



28 JAN 2016 - FRIDAY

WU-
Use pages 32-33 to assist you with these questions:
1. What is difference between a federalist and anti-federalist?
2. Name a famous federalist and anit-federalist.
3. How did they settle their differences?
4. What does "ratification" mean?

In Class-
Chapter 1/2 Test

The D of I...let's take a look

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
READ 525-527 (The Declaration of Independence) to assist you with the following:
Create your own
"Declaration of Education"
Begin your paragraph with "We the students of Berthoud High School, hold these truths to be self-evident..."
It should have 3 rights you believe you and your fellow students should have and uphold.
Explain why for each one.
AND
It should have 3 responsibilities (of these rights) that you and your fellow classmates should have.
Explain why or each one.

27 JAN 2016 - WEDNESDAY

WU-
Page 35 "Thinking Critically"
ANSWER: 1 and 3

In Class-
E of L DUE:
Chapter 2 Vocabulary Quiz - last 13 terms

-FINISH-
Video: Our Constitution: The Document That Gave Birth To A Nation
w/ handout:


Great Compromise
VA Plan vs. NJ Plan
Federalists vs. Anti-Federalists
Bill of Rights added
Constitution as:
Strong
Balanced
Flexible

Study Time:
Constitutional Convention game:
http://games.sunnylandsclassroom.org/Preview/Games/?gameid=1
Review links:
http://www.superteachertools.us/jeopardyx/jeopardy-review-game.php?gamefile=1350315#.VqJYZ_krK72
http://www.msroachesplace.com/CivicsB.swf
https://www.quia.com/quiz/1439819.html

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
Ch.1/2 TEST - FRIDAY 29 JAN 2015

26 JAN 2016 - TUESDAY

WU-
PAGE 35
"Reviewing Main Ideas"
ANSWER 4,5

In Class-
E of L DUE:
PART 1
PAGE 20 - Ch. 2 Vocabulary list (from law to Anti-Federalist = 13 terms)
PART 2
PAGE 33
ANSWER 2,3,4

Vocabulary task check...
Pick 6 words FROM YOUR LIST
*Use FOUR of those words in FOUR separate sentences correctly
*Draw a TWO pictures of what the other TWO words LOOK like to you

-START-
Video: Our Constitution: The Document That Gave Birth To A Nation
w/ handout:

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
Vocabulary quiz - on the 13 terms - WEDNESDAY 27 JAN 2015

Ch.1/2 TEST - FRIDAY 29 JAN 2015

25 JAN 2016 - MONDAY

WU-
PAGE 35 "Reviewing Main Ideas"
ANSWER 6,7

In Class-
E of L DUE:
The 5 W's of the Constitutional Convention (Chapter 2, Section3)

5 W's from the Constitutional Convention
Rollin' the dice!

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
PART 1
PAGE 20 - Ch. 2 Vocabulary list (from law to Anti-Federalist = 13 terms)

PART 2
PAGE 33
ANSWER 2,3,4

22 JAN 2016 - FRIDAY

WU-
What were 2 positive and 3 negative aspects of the Articles of Confederation

In Class-
E of L DUE:
Page 2 - Declaration of Independence side of this:


REVIEW:
Chapter 2 - Section 2 (pages 24-27)
Who, What, When, Where, Why
A. Find the 5 W's of the Declaration of Independence
B. Find the 5 W's of the Articles of Confederation

FINISH:
VIDEO:
[[#|American Government]]: Foundations of American Government
(w/ ?'s)
Pre-viewing:
1. Have words ever swayed your actions? ...explain.
2. What does the D of I mean to you?
During / Post-viewing:
3. What type of government do you think works best?
4. Why was the system of check and balances established?
5. In your opinion, what is the most important amendment in the Bill of Rights? Why?

if time permits...
cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
Find the 5 W's of the Constitutional Convention (Chapter 2, Section3):
Who-
What-
When-
Where-
Why-

20 JAN 2016 - WEDNESDAY

WU-
p.29
READ "James Madison"
ANSWER:
1. Describe his background and early life.
2. Why is he regarded as the "Father of the Constitution"?
3. What are 3 qualities that every Presidential candidate should possess?

In Class-
E of L DUE:
Chapter 1 Assessment (you can use your book and notes...FOR THIS ONE :)


FINISH
Analyzing information...Is this person eligible to become a citizen of the U.S.?


Chapter 2 - Section 2 (pages 24-27)
Who, What, When, Where, Why
A. Find the 5 W's of the Declaration of Independence
B. Find the 5 W's of the Articles of Confederation

VIDEO:
[[#|American Government]]: Foundations of American Government
(w/ ?'s)
Pre-viewing:
1. Have words ever swayed your actions? ...explain.
2. What does the D of I mean to you?
During / Post-viewing:
3. What type of government do you think works best?
4. Why was the system of check and balances established?
5. In your opinion, what is the most important amendment in the Bill of Rights? Why?

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
Page 2 - Declaration of Independence side of this:


15 JAN 2016 - FRIDAY

WU-
Page 34 "Applying the Skills"
ANSWER 1,2,3,4

In Class-
E of L DUE:
PAGE 19 "REVIEWING MAIN IDEAS" 4,5,6,7
Citizenship requirements from the country you chose to research

Citizenship in other countries...


Analyzing information...Is this person eligible to become a citizen of the U.S.?



E of L -
Chapter 1 Assessment (you can use your book and notes...FOR THIS ONE :)


13 JAN 2016 - WEDNESDAY

WU-
cnnstudentnews.com (13 JAN 2016)
1. How many pieces of space junk are out there floating around the Earth?
2. Where does it come from?
3. Why is it so dangerous?
4. Would you buy a pair for your dog?
  1. of punnies?

In Class-
E of L DUE:
State of the Union questions

Finish
Civics Survey / Poll of You

Citizenship - What do you think are the requirements?
Text / T-Chart
http://www.history.com/citizenship-quiz
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2011/0104/Could-you-pass-a-US-citizenship-test/Who-signs-bills

good,bad,ugly...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZtvQtMy064
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJlY9C7YWzI

cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
PAGE 19 "REVIEWING MAIN IDEAS" 4,5,6,7

PICK ANY COUNTRY in the world
-Research its citizenship requirements. / Compare to the U.S. citizenship requirements (similar/differences)
-Any unique parts to the requirements?

12 JAN 2016 - TUESDAY

WU-
-READ "Today's Population Growth" (page 14)
ANSWER:
1. What is happening to the population most recently?
2. Guesstimating...what do you think is the population of the U.S. today?

-READ "A People on the Move" (pages 14/15)
ANSWER:
3. What is the population trend that is occurring?
4. Describe some of the effects of this movement of people.

In Class-
E of L DUE:
Got syllabus signed?
Chapter 1 Vocabulary List (quizlet.com)

Civics Survey / Poll of You

Citizenship - What do you think are the requirements?

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
READ/WATCH
"State of the Union Address"
ANSWER:
1. What are at least 3 major topics the President talked about?
2. Name one of his guests in attendance.
3. Who is the designated survivor?
4. Who gave the Republican response to the President's SOTU Address?

11 JAN 2016 - MONDAY

WU-
1. What are the 3 branches of government?
2. After the vice-presiident, who is next in line for the presidency?
3. How many Supreme Court justices (judges) are there?

In Class-
Got syllabus signed?
Chapter 1: Section 1 Review (page 6 - #s 2,3,4

This is Our: Government...video
-What does our government need to run effectively?
-What roles and responsibilities do citizens have with their government?

[[#|START]] E of L...

cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-

Chapter 1 Vocabulary list

-ALL BOLD terms in Chapter 1 (pages 2-17)

should be put onto a vocabulary list you make with

quizlet.com

Put your name on it / Print it off


8 JAN 2016 - FRIDAY

WU-
READ "Feeding the Hungry"
pages 12-13
ANSWER 1,2

In Class-
Got syllabus signed?

REVIEW
(Ch.1/2)
*Civics
*Citizen-
*Government-
Absolute Monarchy (vs. Constitutional Monarchy)-
Democracy- (Direct and Representive/Republic)
Dictatorship-
Theocracy-
Oligarchy-

Ch.1/2 Mini Vocab. Quiz

This is Our: Government...video
-What does our government need to run effectively?
-What roles and responsibilities do citizens have with their government?

cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
Chapter 1 - Section 1 Review (page 6)
ANSWER:
2,3,4

6 JAN 2015 - WEDNESDAY

WU-
On your warm up sheet, answer these questions:
1. Why do we have a government?
2. What should the government do (be responsible for)? ...examples?
3. What should the government expect from us?

In Class-
Got syllabus signed?

Civics survey

What government does/does not do-
Listed and defined the different kinds of governments-

(Ch.1/2)
DEFINE:
Civics-
Citizen-
Government-
*Absolute Monarchy-
*Democracy-
*Dictatorship-
Theocracy-
Oligarchy-

This is Our: Government...video
-What does our government need to run effectively?
-What roles and responsibilities do citizens have with their government?

cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
(Ch.1/2)
DEFINE:
Civics
Citizen-
Government-
*Absolute Monarchy-
*Democracy-
*Dictatorship-
Theocracy-
Oligarchy-

5 JAN 2016 - TUESDAY

WU-
On your warm up sheet, answer these questions:
1. Why do we have a government?
2. What should the government do (be responsible for)? ...examples?
3. What should the government expect from us?

In Class-
Go over course outline/syllabus/wikispace
ranweiler.wikispaces.com

Notecards

Namecards

Seasonal Partners

-book sign out

Expectations of you
Expectations of me

What government does/does not do-

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
A - GET YOUR SYLLABUS SIGNED...it's worth 10 points!

B - 3 or more examples for each question.
What should the government do for you?
What should you do for the government?



AGE 19 "REVIEWING MAIN IDEAS" 4,5,6,7

Citizenship in other countries...

Chapter 1 Assessment (you can use your book and notes...FOR THIS ONE :)


E of L (HW)-
READ "Declaration of Independence" pages 24-25
FIND the following information about the Declaration of Independence:
Who-
What-
When-
Where-
Why-


8 JAN 2015 - FRIDAY

WU-
READ pages 12-13
"Feeding the Hungry"
ANSWER
1,2

In Class-
Chapter 1 Vocabulary list
-ALL BOLD terms in Chapter 1 (pages 2-17)
should be put onto a vocabulary list you make with
quizlet.com
Put your name Print it off


cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
Chapter 1 - Section 1 Review (page 6)
ANSWER:
2,3,4

WEDNESDAY - 20 MAY 2015

5th HOUR


In Class-

E of L duessssseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

E of L DUE -


CIVICS FINAL STUDY GUIDE



E of L-

"Agricultural Subsidies"

ANSWER:

1. What is "corporate welfare"?

2. Why is it so hard to change or eliminate subsidies once they have been established?

"From Poop to Profit$"
1. What do the farmer and the bookstore owner have in common?
2. Why did Brad Morgan keep refining his products and processes?
3. Think of an innovative product that you would like to bring to market...What is it? Describe it.


TUESDAY - 19 MAY 2015

5th HOUR


WU-

cnnstudentnews.com (19 MAY 2015)
1. Provide 2 details about President Obama's new executive order.
2. What's the new fish fact?
3. How does the New York charity organizer help reduce both food waste and hunger?

In Class-

E of L DUE -

Grade Chapter 9 Vocabulary Tests

CIVICS FINAL [[#|STUDY GUIDE]]


E of L-

"Kidneys for Sale"

ANSWER:

1. Why is there such a long waiting list for donated kidneys?

2. What can be done to increase the supply of organs for sick people?


"Agricultural Subsidies"

ANSWER:

1. What is "corporate welfare"?

2. Why is it so hard to change or eliminate subsidies once they have been established?


MONDAY - 18 MAY 2015

5th HOUR

WU-

Page 179
"Reviewing Main Ideas"
#7

In Class-

E of L DUE -

Page 179

"Reviewing Main Ideas"

ANSWER

1,2,7

AND

Open Book Vocabulary

Chapter 9


FINISH
9-4

How Governments Work Together


Return Work


cnnstudentnews.com

1.

2.

3.


E of L-

The Drew Carey Project: Volume 2

"Food Fight"
ANSWER:
1. Are consumers always protected by public health and safety laws? Explain.
2. What makes someone a criminal? Explain.

"Kidneys for Sale"
ANSWER:
1. Why is there such a long waiting list for donated kidneys?
2. What can be done to increase the supply of organs for sick people?

"Agricultural Subsidies"
ANSWER:
1. What is "corporate welfare"?
2. Why is it so hard to change or eliminate subsidies once they have been established?


FRIDAY - 15 MAY 2015

5th HOUR

WU-

Page 172 - 173
READ "Saving the Covered Bridges"
ANSWER:
1,2,3


In Class-

E of L DUE -


9-4
How Governments Work Together

Return Work


cnnstudentnews.com

1.

2.

3.


E of L-

Page 179

"Reviewing Main Ideas"

ANSWER:

1,2,7

AND

Open Book Vocabulary

Chapter 9


WEDNESDAY - 13 MAY 2015

5th HOUR

WU-

Page 178
READ "How to Read Newspaper Articles"
ANSWER "Applying the Skill" 1,2,3,4


In Class-

E of L DUE -

Chapter 9 "Reteaching Worksheet"

Review Town Meeting Framework

Textbook
pages 166-168


WATCH

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbZlrXW2BJg

"Forms of Local Government"
Council-Manager vs. Strong-Mayor
(I will collect the notes)

icivics.org
"Counties Work"
(Reflection...how did it go? What were positives/negatives of this experience?
What are some things you would do differently?)

cnnstudentnews.com
1.
2.
3.

E of L-


TUESDAY - 12 MAY 2015

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 -

COLLECT the HW from yesterday

2,3,5 (Page 162)


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


WATCH (if time permits)

cnnstudentnews.com


E of L-

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


MONDAY - 11 MAY 2015

5th HOUR

WU-

Page 236 "Applying the Skill"

1,2,3,4


In Class-

E of L DUE -
Your Pie Chart Budget with 10 Budget Priorities

CHAPTER 12 VOCABULARY TEST


Problem with the Electoral College

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wC42HgLA4k


reminder...overdue...

The Wonderful World of Taxes


233-235


icivics.org

"Counties Work"

The Debt Limit Explained

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


cnnstudentnews.com


E of L-

READ Chapter 9-1 (Pages 159-162)
ANSWER 2,3,5 (Page 162)

FRIDAY - 8 MAY 2015

5th HOUR

WU-

Upfront May 11, 2015

READ "Yik Yak and Free Speech" (pages 14-15)

ANSWER:

1. What is Yik Yak?

2. Describe the controversy surrounding it.

3. Are there any benefits to using this app? Explain.

4. Where does anonymous speech fit into the Constitution? Explain.

5. What do you think about this?


In Class-

E of L DUE -

Chapter 12 Vocabulary List
The Wonderful World of Taxes


Problem with the Electoral College

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wC42HgLA4k


Tax Man Max

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


The Wonderful World of Taxes


icivics.org

"Counties Work"


cnnstudentnews.com


E of L-

What are your priorities? What would your budget proposal look like?
-Create a pie chart that shows how you would divide up your 10 budget priorities
-Tell me (in a few sentences) you reasoning for your priorities.

Here is an example:
external image 0070_Discretionary-Breakdown-full.gif

WEDNESDAY - 6 MAY 2015

5th HOUR

WU-

READ

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

ANSWER:

In Class-

E of L DUE -

Problem with the Electoral College
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wC42HgLA4k

Introduce Unit 12 / notes

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

The Wonderful World of Taxes

Chapter 12 Vocabulary List

icivics.org
"Counties Work"

cnnstudentnews.com

E of L-
The Wonderful World of Taxes

Chapter 12 Vocabulary List

TUESDAY - 5 MAY 2015

5th HOUR

WU-

Upfront Magazine (April 30, 2015 Issue)
READ "Is That Really a Law?" (pages 12-13)

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?


In Class-

E of L DUE -

Parts A (Unit 11 Test) and B (Unit 12 questions)


Grade
Chapter 11 TEST


Problem with the Electoral College

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wC42HgLA4k


Introduce Unit 12 / notes

E of L-


MONDAY - 4 MAY 2015

5th HOUR

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 -

11-3 Review (1,2,4)

Chapter 11 TEST

-On your own...just you, your brain and the book

Problem with the Electoral College

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wC42HgLA4k

E of L-
(2 PARTS)
A -
Chapter 11 TEST


-On your own...just you, your brain and the book


B -
Use Chapter 12 (pages 223-225) to
ANSWER the following:
1. Why is the cost of government so high? (Give 3 or more reasons.)
2. How does the government establish priorities?
3. What is the purpose of taxes

FRIDAY - 1 MAY 2015

5th HOUR

WU-
WATCH
cnnstudentnews.com (1 MAY 2015)
ANSWER:
1. What has been at the center of the recent violence in Baltimore, MD?
2. Describe some new research about Yellowstone National Park.
-When was the last eruption there?
3. What is the goal of ISIS?
-How does it govern territory it controls?
4. Who entered the race for the presidency yesterday?
5. # of puns?

In Class-

E of L DUE -


Review
Chapter 11
-Public Opinion - define / examples
-Types of Propaganda
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQT_eNip1AY

Book
pages 217-219

E of L-
11-3 Review
1,2,4

WEDNESDAY - 29 APR 2015

5th HOUR

WU-
READ "What If Everyone In American Had To Vote?"
ANSWER:
2,4,8

In Class-

E of L DUE -

Ch. 11 Notes - Types of Propaganda

Chapter 10 Test
-Grade 'em

Review
Chapter 11
-Public Opinion - define / examples
-Types of Propaganda

Book
Can you ID the kinds of propaganda?
Politics and the Media - video

E of L-
Can you ID the kinds of propaganda?

TUESDAY - 28 APR 2015

5th HOUR

WU-

READ pages 214-215 to

ANSWER:

1 and 2


In Class-

E of L DUE -


Chapter 10 Test

-Grade 'em


REVIEW

Pages 200-203

-Presidential / VP Candidates

-Election Campaign and Campaign Day

-Electoral College

...Here's how the EC works!

Chapter 11
-Public Opinion - define / examples
-Types of Propaganda


E of L-

Notes
-Types of Propaganda


MONDAY - 27 APR 2015

5th HOUR

WU-

USE pages 196-198 to
ANSWER:
#5 and #6 (page 198)

In Class-

E of L DUE -


Chapter 10 Test (you can use your book)



-Grade 'em

Pages 200-203
-Presidential / VP Candidates
-Election Campaign and Campaign Day
-Electoral College
...Here's how the EC works!

E of L-

Page 203
4,5,6

FRIDAY - 24 APR 2015


5th HOUR



WU-


NO WU



In Class-

E of L DUE -




E of L-

Chapter 10 Test (you can use your book)


THURSDAY - 23 APR 2015

5th HOUR

WU-

NO WU


In Class-

E of L DUE -

E of L-
Chapter 11 Handout (both sides)


TUESDAY - 21 APR 2015

5th HOUR

WU-

Page 205 "Thinking Critically" #3


In Class-

E of L DUE -

Create Your Own Political Party "Platform" DUE


Primary Elections Explained...


FINISH...
Federal Government: Electing a President: The Process
Video link:
Video Companion:

GO TO:
https://www.icivics.org/games

PLAY:

-Win the Whitehouse

OR

-Cast your Vote



cnnstudentnews.com (17 APRIL 2015)


Ch. 10 Electing Leaders handout (pages 19-20)



Evidence of Learning (E of L)
Ch. 10 Electing Leaders handout (pages 19-20)

FRIDAY - 17 APR 2015

5th HOUR

WU-

Vocabulary Study Time - 5 Minutes!


In Class-

E of L DUE -

Create Your Own Political Party "Platform" DUE

Chapter 10 Vocabulary Test

FINISH...

Federal Government: Electing a President: The Process

Video link:

Video Companion:



Pages 190-194

GO TO:
https://www.icivics.org/games
PLAY:
-Win the Whitehouse
OR
-Cast your Vote

cnnstudentnews.com (17 APRIL 2015)


Evidence of Learning (E of L)-

WEDNESDAY - 15 APR 2015

5th HOUR

WU-

PAGE 204

"Applying the Skill"
ANSWER:
1,2,3,4

In Class-
E of L DUE -

Pages 188-189

-Beginnings of the Two-Party System-


+/- of the Two-Party System

Third Parties

One Party

FINISH...
Federal Government: Electing a President: The Process
Video link:
Video Companion:

Pages 190-194

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 (17 APRIL 2015)

Chapter 10 (page 184) Vocabulary List
*TEST ON FRIDAY

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


Chapter 10 (page 184) Vocabulary List
*TEST ON FRIDAY

TUESDAY - 14 APR 2015

5th HOUR

WU-
1. What is a political party?
2. Describe the role of political parties.

In Class-
E of L DUE -



Part 3 - LINK 1
http://www.theadvocates.org/quiz/quiz.php

Quiz 2 - LINK:
http://www.selectsmart.com/plus/select.php?url=ideology

Quiz 3 - LINK:
http://selectsmart.com/president/2012.html/

-Beginnings of the Two-Party System-


+/- of the Two-Party System

Third Parties

One Party

FINISH?

Video-

Federal Government: Electing a President: The Process
Video link:
Video Companion:

Pages 191-201

cnnstudentnews.com (14 APRIL 2015)

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-

MONDAY - 13 APR 2015

5th HOUR


WU-
LISTEN to this audio clip:
http://www.wnyc.org/story/supreme-court-considers-where-lines-drawn-in-cell-phone-searches/
1. What are the TWO sides to the argument?
2. What do you think? Why?

In Class-
E of L DUE -

FINISH?
Video-
Federal Government: Electing a President: The Process
Video link:
Video Companion:


Pages 191-201

PART 3 "Where Do I Fit?"
Google doc:
https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxtcnNqb2huc29uc2Npdmljc3xneDozZWQxZmQ4NTBiMmIyYTk0
OR
from handout:


Part 3 - LINK 1
http://www.theadvocates.org/quiz/quiz.php
Quiz 2 - LINK:
http://www.selectsmart.com/plus/select.php?url=ideology
Quiz 3 - LINK:
http://selectsmart.com/president/2012.html/

cnnstudentnews.com (13 APRIL 2015)

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-


Part 3 - LINK 1
http://www.theadvocates.org/quiz/quiz.php
Quiz 2 - LINK:
http://www.selectsmart.com/plus/select.php?url=ideology
Quiz 3 - LINK:
http://selectsmart.com/president/2012.html/

FRIDAY - 3 APR 2015

5th HOUR

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 Party handout due


Pages 187-189


Video-
Federal Government: Electing a President: The Process
Video link:
Video Companion:


cnnstudentnews.com (3 APRIL 2015)


Evidence of Learning (E of L)-

Federal Government: Electing a President: The Process
Video link:
Video Companion:

WEDNESDAY - 1 APR 2015

5th HOUR

WU-
READ "On The Campaign Trail" (pages 192-193)
ANSWER 1,2

In Class-
E of L DUE -
another form of deterrant...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4O4f6FKYyc

FINISH
You be the jury!
...Evidence of:
-PHASES of the trial...what's happening at each
-Arrest to Sentencing
-Bill of Rights

President Washington's Farewell Address
http://www.heritage.org/initiatives/first-principles/primary-sources/washingtons-farewell-address
-his advice
-how are we doing?

Purpose and Role of Political Parties
Chapter 10 - Electing Leaders

Political Party Scavenger Hunt
(DO PAGES 1 and 2)



cnnstudentnews.com (1 APRIL 2015)

Video-
Federal Government: Electing a President: The Process
Video link:
Video Companion:



Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
Political Party Scavenger Hunt
(DO PAGES 1 and 2)

TUESDAY - 31 MAR 2015

5th HOUR

WU-
Watch and NOTE:
The PURPOSE and DIFFERENCES between
Adult and Juvenile court.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRXKIZTKJ-w

In Class-
E of L DUE -
another form of deterrant...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4O4f6FKYyc

You be the jury!
...Evidence of:
-PHASES of the trial...what's happening at each
-Arrest to Sentencing
-Bill of Rights
Evidence of Learning (E of L)-

MONDAY - 30 MAR 2015

5th HOUR

WU-
1. ANSWER Page 307 "Vocabulary Workshop" #5
2. What are some causes to juvenile crime?
3. How would you solve juvenile crime? Are there some ideas you have or programs that would help?

In Class-
E of L DUE -
Chapter 16 Assessment - DUE


You be the jury!
...Evidence of:
-Arrest to Sentencing
-Bill of Rights

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-

FRIDAY - 27 MAR 2015

5th HOUR

WU-
Page 308 "Thinking Critically"
#2

In Class-
E of L DUE -
Life Prison Sentences for Minors Divide Court - Responses
-Why is it divided?
-What do you think?

Chapter 16 Assessment (you can use your book)


if time permits...You be the jury!

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
Chapter 16 Assessment (you can use your book)



WEDNESDAY - 25 MAR 2015

5th HOUR

WU-
READ "The Affluenza Defense..."
RESPOND to questions 1,5,7,8


In Class-
E of L DUE -

GRADE Chapter 16 Vocabulary TEST

Continue-

Law and Order - "Trust"

Constitution exercise/discussion



Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
READ
Life Prison Sentences for Minors Divide Court
ANSWER 2,3,4,6



TUESDAY - 24 MAR 2015

5th HOUR




WU-

USE pages 293-299 to
ANSWER the following:
1. What are the duties of police officers?
2. How do people become a police officer?
3. What are the FOUR views on the purpose of imprisonment?



In Class-

E of L DUE -

Chapter 16 Vocabulary TEST


Continue-
Law and Order - "Trust"
Constitution exercise/discussion




Evidence of Learning (E of L)-


MONDAY - 23 MAR 2015

5th HOUR


WU-
READ Clarence Gideon (pages 296-297) to answer:
1. Why was Clarence Gideon arrested?
2. How is this a landmark case? Provide evidence.
3. Which of Gideon's constitutional rights were violated?

In Class-
E of L DUE -
Chapter 16 Vocabulary* List DUE
*Chapter 16 Vocabulary TEST - TUESDAY 24 MAR 2015

Law and Order - "Trust"
Constitution exercise/discussion



cnnstudentnews.com (23 MAR 2015)

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
*Chapter 16 VOCABULARY Test - TUESDAY 24 MAR

WEDNESDAY - 18 MAR 2015

5th HOUR


WU-
Use pages 293-299 to answer:
#2 and #3 on page 300

In Class-
E of L DUE -
PAST DUE...
Arrest to Sentencing cartoons

Chapter 16 Vocabulary list

icivics.org

https://www.icivics.org/games
PLAY:
Court Quest
We the Jury

cnnstudentnews.com (18 MAR 2015)

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
DUE MONDAY 23 MAR 2015:
Chapter 16 - Vocabulary List
*Chapter 16 Test - TUESDAY 24 MAR

TUESDAY - 17 MAR 2015

5th HOUR


WU-
NAME and EXPLAIN:
The Four Causes of Crime...(pages 291-292)

In Class-
E of L DUE -
Arrest to Sentencing cartoons DUE!
...share out?

*What would justify a ban on outdoor dancing?
*If a business creates a problem - such as noise or traffic - what can ordinary citizens do to get
that business to change the way it operates? Give real-world examples

San Tan Flat - Dance Ban
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtXhv1OggI4
http://www.izzit.org/products/izzit2_products_documents/teachers_guides/drew_carey_vol1_teachers_guide.pdf
18,19,20

National City: Eminent Domain Gone Wild?
1. Why would a city government want to tear down a gymnasium for at-risk youth?
2. How would you mediate or solve this problem?

cnnstudentnews.com (17 MAR 2015)
1.
2.

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
DUE WEDNESDAY 18 MAR 2015
Chapter 16 - Section 1 Review page 292
3,4,5

MONDAY - 16 MAR 2015

5th HOUR


WU-
No WU

In Class-
E of L DUE -

Arrest to Sentencing...step involved...

cnnstudentnews.com (16 MAR 2015)

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
DUE TUESDAY 17 MAR 2015
Chapter 16 - Citizenship and the Law
Use pages 294-296 (Steps from ARREST to SENTENCING) and
create a toondoo.com comic strip
involving EACH OF THE 5 STEPS

WEDNESDAY - 11 MAR 2015

5th HOUR


WU-
PAGES 302-303 "Teen Court"
ANSWER 1 and 2

In Class-
E of L DUE -
-What do YOU think of eminent domain? Explain.

Arrest to Sentencing...step involved...

cnnstudentnews.com (11 MAR 2015)

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
Chapter 16 - Citizenship and the Law
Use pages 294-296 (Steps from ARREST to SENTENCING) and
create a toondoo.com comic strip
involving EACH OF THE 5 STEPS

TUESDAY - 10 MAR 2015

5th HOUR


WU-
Textbook pages 152-153
READ "Miranda Rights"
ANSWER 1,2,3

In Class-
E of L DUE -

A closer look at some of the Bill of Rights...
Video:
Unintended Consequences: Eminent Domain
DURING:
1. What is eminent domain?
2. Describe its purpose?
AFTER:
3. What do YOU think of eminent domain? Explain.

http://www.route66news.com/2011/04/10/auto-dealership-can-expand-with-it-affecting-rods-grill/
https://www.ij.org/riviera-beach-florida-eminent-domain-latest-release

cnnstudentnews.com (10 MAR 2015)

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
Chapter 16 - Citizenship and the Law
(starting on page 289)
-What are the 5 Types of Crimes? Name and define each one.

FRIDAY - 4 MAR 2015

5th HOUR


WU-
Affordable Care Act / Obamacare - Supreme Court Case...
http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/04/politics/obamacare-supreme-court-oral-arguments/index.html
-This took place on Tuesday...
1. What is the issue in this case?

In Class-
E of L DUE -

The Great Civics Game Design Challenge!
-DUE MONDAY 9 MARCH 2015

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
The Great Civics Game Design Challenge!

http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/04/politics/obamacare-supreme-court-oral-arguments/index.html

-DUE MONDAY 9 MARCH 2015

4 MAR 2015 - WEDNESDAY

5th HOUR


WU-
cnnstudentnews.com (4 MAR 2015)
1. What life experiences has influenced Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's stance on terrorism?
2. Why is the U.S. negotiating with Iran?
3. Describe what happened to Jacy Good.
Did any good come from this tragedy? Explain.
4. How many puns were there?

In Class-
E of L DUE -

Affordable Care Act / Obamacare - Supreme Court Case...

http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/04/politics/obamacare-supreme-court-oral-arguments/index.html


Bill of Rights and You!
-SIDE 2-


Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
The Great Civics Game Design Challenge!

http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/04/politics/obamacare-supreme-court-oral-arguments/index.html
-We chose a partner, type of game and subject area
-DUE MONDAY 9 MARCH 2015


3 MAR 2015 - TUESDAY

5th HOUR


WU-
Page 133 "Vocabulary Workshop"
ANSWER 1,3,5

In Class-
E of L DUE -

FINISH
Supreme Court / Judicial Branch video
w/ responses

Federal Court System

Structure of Federal [[#|Court System]] (pages 119-122)

DEFINE: jurisdiction

U.S. District Courts (original jurisdiction)

U.S. Court of Appeals (appellate jurisdiction)

U.S. Supreme Court (power of judicial review)



external image DIAGRAM-levels-of-courts1.jpg







external image 620px-US_Court_of_Appeals_and_District_Court_map.svg.png


Bill of Rights and You!


Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
Bill of Rights and You!
-SIDE 1-


2 MAR 2015 - MONDAY

5th HOUR


WU-
Page 131 "7-3 Section Review"
(Use pages 126-128 to assist you.)
ANSWER 4 and 5

In Class-
E of L DUE -
Judicial Branch - Rights / Court Cases


Judicial Branch flip book

Chapter 7 Vocabulary list

Supreme Court / Judicial Branch video
w/ responses

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-

Judicial Branch flip book



Chapter 7 Vocabulary list

27 FEB 2015 - FRIDAY

5th HOUR


WU-
Page 130 "Applying the Skill"
ANSWER 1,2,3

In Class-
E of L DUE -
(if not turned in last class) Judicial Branch Scavenger Hunt

Judicial Branch - Rights / Court Cases

(TEXTBOOKS)

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
Judicial Branch - Rights / Court Cases

(TEXTBOOKS)

26 FEB 2015 - THURSDAY

5th HOUR


WU-
READ page 130 "American Biography: Thurgood Marshall"
ANSWER
1. Give 2 facts about his background and experience.
2. What do you think helped him to be chosen for a Supreme Court justice position? Explain.

In Class-
E of L DUE -

(if not turned in last class) Executive Branch Scavenger Hunt - Part 2


Judicial Branch
Scavenger Hunt

(IMC laptops)

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
Judicial Branch
Scavenger Hunt


24 FEB 2015 - TUESDAY

5th HOUR


WU-
READ pages 115-116
ANSWER
1. What are the different kinds of laws?
-Define each one

In Class-
E of L DUE -

(if not turned in last class) Executive Branch Scavenger Hunt - Part 1


Executive Branch
Scavenger Hunt - Part 2
(IMC laptops)

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
Executive Branch
Scavenger Hunt - Part 2

23 FEB 2015 - MONDAY

5th HOUR


WU-
READ "Applying the Skill" (page 112)
ANSWER 1,2,3

In Class-
E of L DUE -

Executive Branch
Scavenger Hunt - Part 1
(IMC laptops)



Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
Executive Branch
Scavenger Hunt - Part 1


20 FEB 2015 - FRIDAY

5th HOUR


WU-
READ "Women in the Military" (page 103)
ANSWER:
1. Approximately, how many women have served in the military?
2. Describe the difference in military service - Israel vs. U.S.
3. How has military service for U.S. women changed over time?

In Class-
E of L DUE -
(if not turned in Wed.) Executive Branch crossword

Gun Control
Textbook (pages 104-105)

Chapter 6 Vocabulary

cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
Chapter 6 Vocabulary

18 FEB 2015 - WEDNESDAY

5th HOUR


WU-
USE pages 96-99 to
ANSWER #3 and #4 on page 100

In Class-
E of L DUE -
Page 90 (1,2,3)

Can you answer the following?
Executive Branch flip book questions...

Textbook (pages 100-108)

Video - Our Federal Government: The Presidency
w/ video companion:



Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
Use Chapter 6 to assist you with the following:



17 FEB 2015 - TUESDAY

5th HOUR


WU-
USE pages 87-89 to
ANSWER questions 4 and 5 on page 89


In Class-
E of L DUE -

How a bill works it's way through Congress (pages 84-89)

How a Bill Becomes a Law / Three Branches - Separation of Powers


Can you answer the following?
1. Where does a bill have to start?
2. After a bill is introduced, what happens to it?
3. What does a bill have to do in order for it to reach the President's desk?
4. Approximately, how many times can a bill "die" along its legislative journey?
5. How can Congress respond to a presidential veto?

Executive Branch flip book
(Use pages 93-99 to assist you with the following flip book categories.)
[[#|Qualifications]] / term of office / salary & benefits / presidential succession / 25th Amendment / Roles of the President

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
Page 90 "Applying the Skill"
1,2,3

13 FEB 2015 - FRIDAY

5th HOUR


WU-
USE page 84 to
ANSWER the following question:
1. Name and Describe 3 ways an idea for a bill begins...


In Class-
E of L DUE - Page 83 (Questions 3,4)
"Show me whatcha got!"

How a bill works it's way through Congress (pages 84-89)

How a Bill Becomes a Law / Three Branches - Separation of Powers


I'm Just a Bill...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFroMQlKiag

icivics.org - Crafting a Law
Play...yes, play "Lawcraft"
https://www.icivics.org/games/lawcraft

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
icivics.org - Crafting a Law
Play...yes, play "Lawcraft"
https://www.icivics.org/games/lawcraft

11 FEB 2015 - WEDNESDAY

5th HOUR


WU-
USE pages pages 76-79 to
ANSWER the following questions:
1. What is the title given to the leader of the House of Representatives?
The Senate?
2. Who stands in for the Vice President, when he is not there?
3. Name at least 3 committees that a Senator could join.
4. Name at least 3 committees that a Representative could join.

In Class-
E of L DUE -

Committees / Committee Membership (pages 77-78)

Legislative Branch Scavenger Hunt


5-3 Questions (page 83)
ANSWER 3,4,5

How a Bill Becomes a Law / Three Branches - Separation of Powers


The Day In The Life of Congressman Rodney Davis (U.S. Rep. Illinois)
http://rodneydavis.house.gov/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVMZ2EkyYic
Sensory Chart
What do you:
See?
Feel?
Taste?
Hear?
Smell?

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
5-3 Questions (page 83)
ANSWER 3,4,5

10 FEB 2015 - TUESDAY

5th HOUR


WU-
READ "Hot Dog Hysteria"

on your warmup:
ANSWER 2,4,9

In Class-
E of L DUE -
ONLY Legislative Branch part
http://bensguide.gpo.gov/6-8/government/branches.html



Legislative Branch Flip Book questions...

5-2 read / notes

The (Almost) Painless Guide to the Legislative Branch
-video / responses

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-

6 FEB 2015 - FRIDAY

5th HOUR


WU-
5 minutes or so of study time for vocabulary test

In Class-
E of L DUE -
Chapter 3 Vocabulary Test (16 Terms)

READ and USE Ch.4 pages 71-75
ANSWER 2,3,4,5 on PAGE 75

-when book work is completed, continue with Political Cartoon handout


Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
Complete the Political Cartoon handout


4 FEB 2015 - WEDNESDAY

5th HOUR


WU-
READ pages 44-45
ANSWER 1,2

In Class-
E of L DUE -
Chapter 3 Quizlet.com Vocabulary list

Read Ch.4 pages 71-73

Video: The Legislative Branch
3 Branches packet:


GO TO the icivics.org website:
https://www.icivics.org/games
PLAY the game "Branches of Power"

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
READ the following article "Obama's In-box"
(READ THOROUGHLY - we are going to have a discussion around it on Friday)
http://upfront.scholastic.com/issues/01_07_13/book#/12
ANSWER the questions on this handout:



***FRIDAY 6 FEB is a Chapter 15 Vocabulary Quiz on these terms

3 FEB 2015 - TUESDAY

5th HOUR


WU-
NAME each branch of government
what each one does

In Class-
E of L DUE -
3-2 Review questions 1,2,3


Create a tree or chart that list the powers of each branch

We viewed a segment of video on the legislative branch with the accompanying packet.





Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
Use quizlet.com to define all 15 vocabulary words in Chapter 3.
***FRIDAY 6 FEB is a Chapter 15 Vocabulary Quiz on these terms

2 FEB 2015 - MONDAY

5th HOUR


WU-
Federal System Powers
DELEGATED CONCURRENT RESERVED
1. Which has the power to declare war?
2. Which can establish schools?
3. Which can establish post offices?
4. Which can collect taxes?
5. Which charter banks?
6. Which can coin money?
7. Which can issue marriage licenses?

In Class-
E of L DUE - Your Federal System of Powers examples
PAST DUE -Declaration of Education paragraph UPLOADED TO GOOGLE CLASSROOM

PPT - The Federal System (define and give examples of each)

Delegated (federal) powers
Reserved (state) powers
Concurrent (shared) powers

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
READ pages 41-43
ANSWER 3-2 Review questions 1,2,3 (page 43)

30 JAN 2015 - FRIDAY

5th HOUR


WU-
USE Ch. 3 to DEFINE: popular sovereignty, preamble, majority rule

In Class-
E of L DUE - Declaration of Education paragraph UPLOADED TO GOOGLE CLASSROOM

Review documents (Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, Constitution)

The Federal System (define and give examples of each)
Delegated (federal) powers

Reserved (state) powers

Concurrent (shared) powers

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-

Use Ch. 3 (page 38) to do the following activity...

1. Pick out TWO examples from EACH column. (6 total)

2. DRAW or FIND a picture (online) for each example (6 total)

3. DRAW or CUT and PASTE the picture/image
-give the specific power underneath it.

(See template attachment as a guide)




28 JAN 2015 - WEDNESDAY

5th HOUR


WU-
Use pages 32-33 to assist you with these questions:
1. What is difference between a federalist and anti-federalist?
2. Name a famous federalist and anit-federalist.
3. How did they settle their differences?
4. What does "ratification" mean?

In Class-
Chapter 1/2 Test

"Made in America" excerpts

The D of I...let's take a look

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
READ 525-527 (The Declaration of Independence) to assist you with the following:
Create your own "Declaration of Education"
Begin your paragraph with "We the students of Berthoud High School, hold these truths to be self-evident..."
It should have 3 rights you believe you and your fellow students should have and uphold. Defend or explain why for each.
AND
It should have 3 responsibilities (of these rights) that you and your fellow classmates should have and explain why.

SAVE IT TO GOOGLE CLASSROOM:
https://www.google.com/edu/products/productivity-tools/classroom/
classroom code:
v1qy1ka

27 JAN 2015 - TUESDAY

5th HOUR


WU-
PAGE 35
"Reviewing Main Ideas"
ANSWER 4,5,6

In Class-
E of L DUE - 13 Terms Vocabulary list from Chapter 2

Video: Our Constitution: The Document That Gave Birth To A Nation
w/ handout:

Review/Study questions for Chapter 1/2 Test...

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
STUDY FOR Chapter 1/2 Test!

26 JAN 2015 - MONDAY

5th HOUR


WU-
PAGE 34 "Applying the Skill"
ANSWER 1,2,3

In Class-
E of L DUE - 5 W's from the Constitutional Convention

Rollin' the dice!

Find the 5 W's of the Constitutional Convention (Chapter 2, Section3):
Who-
What-
When-
Where-
Why-

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
PART 1
PAGE 20 - Ch. 2 Vocabulary list (from law to Anti-Federalist = 13 terms)

PART 2
PAGE 33
ANSWER 2,3,4

23 JAN 2015 - FRIDAY

5th HOUR


WU-
What were 2 positive and 3 negative aspects of the Articles of Confederation

In Class-
E of L DUE - Chapter 1 Skills Worksheet (Declaration of Independence)

Articles of Confederation
+ / -

Find the 5 W's of the Constitutional Convention (Chapter 2, Section3):
Who-
What-
When-
Where-
Why-

Take a look at the real deal D of I

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
Find the 5 W's of the Constitutional Convention (Chapter 2, Section3):
Who-
What-
When-
Where-
Why-


21 JAN 2015 - WEDNESDAY

5th HOUR


WU-
p.29
READ "James Madison"
ANSWER:
1. Describe his background and early life.
2. Why is he regarded as the "Father of the Constitution"?
3. What are 3 qualities that every Presidential candidate should possess?

In Class-
E of L DUE -
5 W's of D of I and Constitutional Convention

Finish / Wrap up...
Immigration video:
American Heritage: Immigration to the United States
w/ response sheet

Analyzing information...Is this person eligible to become a citizen of the U.S.?


video:
[[#|American Government]]: Foundations of American Government
(w/ ?'s)
Pre-viewing:
1. Have words ever swayed your actions? ...explain.
2. What does the D of I mean to you?
During / Post-viewing:
3. What type of government do you think works best?
4. Why was the system of check and balances established?
5. In your opinion, what is the most important amendment in the Bill of Rights? Why?

State of the Union Address - Tuesday 20 JAN 2014
http://io9.com/obamas-2015-state-of-the-union-address-peaked-at-a-grad-1680858536
cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
Page 2 - Declaration of Independence side of this:


15 JAN 2016 - FRIDAY

5th HOUR


WU-
1-READ "Smaller Families" and "Changing Roles" (pages 16)
AND
2-WRITE 2 facts from each reading.

In Class-
E of L DUE - Citizenship requirements of other countries...how do they compare
-Similar/different than U.S.?
-Any unique parts to the requirements?

Vocabulary task check...
Pick 4 words from 1-3
*Use TWO of those words in TWO separate sentences correctly
*Draw a TWO pictures of what the other TWO words LOOK like to you

Immigration video:
American Heritage: Immigration to the United States
w/ response sheet

Analyzing information...Is this person eligible to become a citizen of the U.S.?


Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
Chapter 2 - Section 2 (pages 24-27)
Who, What, When, Where, Why
A. Find the 5 W's of the Declaration of Independence
B. Find the 5 W's of the Articles of Confederation

14 JAN 2015 - WEDNESDAY

5th HOUR


WU-
-READ "Today's Population Growth" (page 14)
ANSWER:
1. What is happening to the population most recently?
2. Guessitimating...what do you think is the population of the U.S. today?

-READ "A People on the Move" (pages 14/15)
ANSWER:
3. What is the population trend that is occurring?
4. Describe some of the effects of this movement of people.


In Class-
E of L DUE - U.S. Citizenship requirements

Citizenship
You vs. Book

[[#|Citizenship test]]
Take this [[#|citizenship test]] and print out the results:
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2011/0104/Could-you-pass-a-US-citizenship-test/Who-signs-bills

Immigration video:
American Heritage: Immigration to the United States

PICK ANY COUNTRY in the world and
find out what the citizenship requirements are.
-Similar/different than U.S.?
-Any unique parts to the requirements?

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
Pick 4 words from 1-3
*Use TWO of those words in TWO separate sentences correctly
*Draw a TWO pictures of what the other TWO words LOOK like to you

13 JAN 2015 - TUESDAY

5th HOUR


WU-
Matching...see attachment:


In Class-
*Chapter 1 Vocabulary list...show me the money!
(ALL BOLD terms in Chapter 1 - pages 2-17)
*Ch.1-1 Page 6 (2,3,4)

Citizenship - What do you think are the requirements?
You vs. Book

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
Use pages 8-10 to WRITE down what the U.S. citizenship requirements are.

12 JAN 2015 - MONDAY

5th HOUR


WU-
READ pages 12-13
"Feeding the Hungry"
ANSWER
1,2

In Class-
Chapter 1 Vocabulary list
-ALL BOLD terms in Chapter 1 (pages 2-17)
should be put onto a vocabulary list you make with
quizlet.com
Put your name Print it off


cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
Chapter 1 - Section 1 Review (page 6)
ANSWER:
2,3,4

9 JAN 2015 - FRIDAY

5th HOUR


WU-
Use your book to define these terms and add them to your notebook:
civics-
citizen-
government-

In Class-
Got syllabus signed?

Rollin' the dice!
(Ch.1/2)
*Civics
*Citizen-
*Government-
Absolute Monarchy-
Democracy- (Direct and Representive/Republic)
Dictatorship-
Theocracy-
Oligarchy-

This is Our: Government...video
-What does our government need to run effectively?
-What roles and responsibilities do citizens have with their government?

cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
Chapter 1 - Section 1 Review (page 6)
ANSWER:
2,3,4

7 JAN 2015 - WEDNESDAY

5th HOUR


WU-
On your warm up sheet, answer these questions:
1. Why do we have a government?
2. What should the government do (be responsible for)? ...examples?
3. What should the government expect from us?

In Class-
Got syllabus signed?

Civics survey

What government does/does not do-
Listed and defined the different kinds of governments-

(Ch.1/2)
DEFINE:
Civics
Citizen-
Government-
*Absolute Monarchy-
*Democracy-
*Dictatorship-
Theocracy-
Oligarchy-

This is Our: Government...video
-What does our government need to run effectively?
-What roles and responsibilities do citizens have with their government?

cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
(Ch.1/2)
DEFINE:
Civics
Citizen-
Government-
*Absolute Monarchy-
*Democracy-
*Dictatorship-
Theocracy-
Oligarchy-

6 JAN 2015 - TUESDAY

5th HOUR


WU-
On your warm up sheet, answer these questions:
1. Why do we have a government?
2. What should the government do (be responsible for)? ...examples?
3. What should the government expect from us?

In Class-
Go over course outline/syllabus
-book sign out

Expectations of you
Expectations of me

What government does/does not do-


Evidence of Learning (E of L)-
GET YOUR SYLLABUS SIGNED!

3 or more examples for each question.
What should the government do for you?
What should you do for the government?

































http://time.com/82375/every-execution-in-u-s-history-in-a-single-chart/?hpt=hp_t3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTcRRaXV-fg

Civics - Video/Lesson/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7qsxRp5bTA
Super Size Me
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPftPtOkPLA

ted civics
http://ed.ted.com/lessons?category=civics


27 MAY 2014 - TUESDAY

5th HOUR - FINAL EXAM

7th HOUR - Final Exam STUDY GUIDE DUE at end of class period (20 points)




22 MAY 2014 - THURSDAY

5th HOUR / 7th HOUR

WU-

POLITICAL CARTOON THURSDAY!
Randy Bish - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - GM RECALL, COLOR - English - GM, GENERAL MOTORS, RECALL, SAFETY, DEFECTS, PROBLEMS
Randy Bish - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - GM RECALL, COLOR - English - GM, GENERAL MOTORS, RECALL, SAFETY, DEFECTS, PROBLEMS




Dave Granlund - Politicalcartoons.com - GOP establishment vs Tea Party - English - 2014, tea party, candidates, republicans, take back,
Dave Granlund - Politicalcartoons.com - GOP establishment vs Tea Party - English - 2014, tea party, candidates, republicans, take back,



Joe Heller - Green Bay Press-Gazette - Privacy - English - privacy, china, chinese hacking, NSA, Tracking, smart phone, iPhone,
Joe Heller - Green Bay Press-Gazette - Privacy - English - privacy, china, chinese hacking, NSA, Tracking, smart phone, iPhone,



Joe Heller - Green Bay Press-Gazette - Memorial Day - English - Memorial Day
Joe Heller - Green Bay Press-Gazette - Memorial Day - English - Memorial Day


In Class-
ON A HALF SHEET OF PAPER:
1.-4. Look above...What are the 4 political cartoons trying to say? (What is the message from the cartoonist?)
[[#|Watch]] cnnstudentnews.com (22 MAY 2014) and answer the following:
5. What is going on at 26 VA hospitals
6. Where are 80 U.S. troops going? What are they going to do?
7. What is ONE danger of the Fukushima nuclear power plant?
8. What was the last horse to win the triple crown?

CIVICS FINAL [[#|STUDY GUIDE]]