AP Gov Daily Assignments

As you scroll down, assignments and daily class work will be listed/updated daily.

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CLASS CRASHERS:Below you will find the sign up sheet.  In 4th period, not everyone signed up, so you have been assigned to a date to present on your own.
Period 3 Class Crashers
Period 4 Class Crashers

CLICK HERE for the AP GOVERNMENT REVIEW PACKET

Crash Course Video Page – Government and Politics

WEEK OF 4/30-5/2 – REVIEW WEEK

Use the links above and below to study for the exam.  Your AP exam will take place on Monday May 6, 2019 at 7:30AM.  Please be at the Montview doors by 7:25AM.  If you arrive to school a little early, and need to grab a quick snack, please stop by my room.  GOOD LUCK – I know you will all do well!

GAME TO REVIEW 27 AMENDMENTS

Quizlet Flashcards for Foundational Documents

ACTIVITY #1: Review Mock Test
This activity is especially for those who took the mock test, but anyone can look over and practice some questions.  Take your chair to the front of the room and share the multiple-choice explanations as you spend some time reviewing the test.

ACTIVITY #2: Play “Heads Up”
See me to get some game cards.  In a small group, play a couple games of “Heads Up” – someone takes a card, holds it (word side out) up to their forehead.  Other people in the group offer clues not using the word(s).  The player holding the card has one-minute to guess the word.  If they guess, they keep the card.  If they do not guess, put it in a “review” pile for later.  After each player has the chance to go a few rounds, review together the terms not guessed.

ACTIVITY #3: Albert
Using Albert, practice questions in every unit.  Make sure you read explanations for the questions you have incorrect.

ACTIVITY #4: FRQ Practice with a Partner
By the drop box, you will see TWO folders with FRQ on the front.  With a partner, each of you take a packet from a different folder and verbally construct each FRQ with evidence to your partner.  As you listen, write down what you hear, and comment on what you think might be missing after your partner finishes each FRQ. (NOTE: One set is from the mock test).

ACTIVITY #5: Study Together or On Your Own
Using the text, Cram Packet, and/or PDF review presentation go through with a partner or on your own to study terms, concepts, SCOTUS cases, and Foundational Docs.

ACTIVITY #6: Play a Game Online
You will need a Chrome Book AND your Cell Phone.  On the chrome book, click on one of the links found HERE.  Login using your cell phone, and play the game.  You can see your progress on the screen.  We might do a few of these as a class.  (Similar to Kahoot!)

MONDAY-FRIDAY 4/22-4/26
In class, we did some work on polling – students worked in partners to outline/work on the argumentative FRQ.  Friday, students started working on the SuperPAC ad worksheet ——-> SuperPAC AD worksheet
HW: Read chapter 7.  Chapter 7 Study Guide

THURSDAY/FRIDAY 4/18-4/19
In class, we are working on political participation and campaigns.
HW: Begin reading chapter 7.

MONDAY/TUESDAY 4/15-4/16
In class, we worked a bit more on voter profiles, and started discussing campaign finance and political participation.
HW: Make sure you have completed reading on chapters 8, 9, and 6…You will have a “pop” quiz very, very soon on these three chapters.

WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY 4/10-4/12
In class, we discussed political ideology, political culture, and socialization.  CLICK HERE for a review of Party Systems – this review will help  review eras of critical elections.
HW: Make sure you have read chapters 8 and 9.  Please begin reading chapter 6 (Study Guide ClicK here for Chapter 6 Study Guide)

MONDAY-TUESDAY 4/8-4/9
Testing – No Class

WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY 4/3-4/5
In class, we started discussing political parties and defining the party spectrum.
HW: Read chapter 9 by next week…Study guides found here: Here is the Chapter 8 Study Guide and Here is the Chapter 9 Study Guide.

MONDAY/TUESDAY 4/1-4/2
Today in class you have the exam over unit 3.  There will be 40 multiple choice questions and 2 FRQ’s.  You have all period to work on this.  Once complete, you can work on other things and/or do some reading for class.  Hopefully over break you have read chapter 8. Please begin reading chapter 9.  Here is the Chapter 8 Study Guide and Here is the Chapter 9 Study Guide.

FRIDAY 3/22
In class, we finished discussing civil rights movements and reviewed work from Wednesday/Thursday.
HW:  You will have an exam over unit 3 after break MONDAY 4/1  (period 3) and TUESDAY 4/2 (period 4).  OVER BREAK – read chapter 8…you will be assigned chapter 9 during the week we return.

TUESDAY-THURSDAY 3/19-3/21
Due to CMAS testing for other students in my room, I met with the class for part of the time and we continued discussing civil rights movements and policy.  I assigned a short review on vocab for the unit 3 test that will take place after break.
HW: Read Dr. King’s letter by Wednesday, finish organizer by Friday.  You will have an exam over unit 3 after break MONDAY 4/1  (period 3) and TUESDAY 4/2 (period 4).  OVER BREAK – read chapter 8…you will be assigned chapter 9 during the week we return.

MONDAY 3/18
In class, we finished information on civil rights (chapter 5),  and I passed out a reading Full Letter from a Birmingham Jail.  Finish reading by Wednesday, and finish graphic organizer (handed out in class) by Friday.
HW: Read Dr. King’s letter by Wednesday, finish organizer by Friday.  You will have an exam over unit 3 after break MONDAY 4/1 (we will do a brief review in class Wednesday). OVER BREAK – read chapter 8…you will be assigned chapter 9 during the week we return.

MONDAY/TUESDAY/FRIDAY 3/11-3/15
In class, we did some civil rights work and notes on civil rights movements.  We will begin an anti-government research project on Wednesday/Thursday.
HW: Reading chapter 5.

TUESDAY-FRIDAY 3/5-3/8
In class, we started with some class crashers, discussed civil rights and civil liberties, and started viewing the film 13th.
HW: No assigned homework for midterm mindfulness week.

FRIDAY 3/1
In class, students completed the SCOTUS case quiz and an FRQ on two cases.
HW: Finish questions from The Dilemma of Protecting Free Speech.  I will collect this work on Tuesday/Wednesday of next week.

THURSDAY 2/28
In class, we started discussing chapter 4 and had several discussions on first amendment rights and liberties.
HW: Study for the required Supreme Court cases quiz this Friday.  If you need to fill in some information on any case, please visit UNIT 2 RESOURCES PAGE to find case summaries for each required case.
Work on reading chapters 4 and 5 (Note Guides found below).

WEDNESDAY 2/27
In class, we finished discussion first amendment cases and the class worked on completing a small group discussion CLICK HERE to use some information alluded to on the document (Federal Courts).  We also did some prep work for a brief FRQ to take place Friday.
HW: Study for the required Supreme Court cases quiz this Friday.  If you need to fill in some information on any case, please visit UNIT 2 RESOURCES PAGE to find case summaries for each required case.
Work on reading chapters 4 and 5 (Note Guides found below).

TUESDAY 2/26
I am out ill today – Below you will find two activities to complete.  The first you can work on together (headphones might be good for the videos).  Complete what you can.  Focus your attention on the second activity – work on activity 2 independently.  Please WAIT to turn/share any work in until Thursday.
ACTIVITY #1: 1st Amendment and Charlottesville – Complete this together…Answer as many of the questions as you can while you discuss the issues presented in this assignment.  You can TYPE the responses or discussion as a group.
ACTIVITY#2: The Dilemma of Protecting Free Speech– FOCUS on this activity.  PLEASE work on this activity on your own (each person should have their own opinions and own assignment to submit).  You can type or handwrite your responses to this activity, but should wait to turn anything in until Thursday.
**The above activities are not homework today.  Concentrate on reading and studying for the quiz Friday over Supreme Court cases.
HW: Study for the required Supreme Court cases quiz this Friday.  If you need to fill in some information on any case, please visit UNIT 2 RESOURCES PAGE to find case summaries for each required case.
Work on reading chapters 4 and 5 (Note Guides found below).

MONDAY 2/25
In class, we started discussing chapter 4 with some notes/discussion.  We will pick up with the on Wednesday.
HW: Study for the required Supreme Court cases quiz this Friday.  If you need to fill in some information on any case, please visit UNIT 2 RESOURCES PAGE to find case summaries for each required case.
Work on reading chapters 4 and 5 (Note Guides found below).

THURSDAY/FRIDAY 2/21-2/22
In class, we took the exam and finished SCOTUS presentations.  You will have a quiz NEXT FRIDAY 3/1 on all the required Supreme Court cases from the presentations.  If you need to fill in some information on any case, please visit UNIT 2 RESOURCES PAGE to find case summaries for each required case.
HW: Work on reading chapters 4 and 5 (Note Guides found below).

TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY 2/19-2/20
In class, we worked on more SCOTUS presentations.  You will have an exam on the Federal Budget and Judiciary (SCOTUS) on Thursday/Friday of this week.  CLICK HERE for Unit 2 part 2 Study Guide.  Remember, there will be some questions from semester 1 on the exam.
HW: Study for exam.  Work on reading chapters 4 and 5 (Note Guides found below).

THANK YOU to all of you for your understanding, patience, and support while the strike went on for the past three days.  With the strike announcement coming early this morning, I know things will return to normal soon – I will be back with you all on Friday 2/15.  If you attend class on Thursday, you can still work on anything found below.  We will pick up with presentations on SCOTUS Friday.  Thank you again – you are all amazing!

LONG-TERM PLANS in the event of a strike:
In the event of a teacher’s strike, we will continue SCOTUS presentations upon our return to normal, and you will have a test over The Budget and Federal Court System (chapters 13 and 15)-with some questions from semester 1 included, so please begin studying vocabulary and notes from those chapters.
There are three activities you can work on while away – aside from studying and prepping for the test on chapters 13 and 15 – please feel free to use Albert.io to study the concepts for budget and the federal court system:
1) To explore more into the concept of “Originalism,” read Should the Courts Seek Original Meaning case study with writing from Justice Scalia and Justice Breyer.  Answer questions 1-5 found under “Critical Thinking and Reflection” on the last page after reading the pro/con.
2) Begin reading/Study for unit 3: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights.  Read chapter 4 in the textbook “Civil Liberties and Public Policy” and fill out Chapter 4 Study Guide
3) Continue reading/Study for unit 3 by reading chapter 5 “Civil Rights and Public Policy” and fill out Chapter 5 Study Guide.
**NOTE** We will dive into the study of civil liberties and civil rights once the SCOTUS cases have been presented because they serve as a transition into unit 3.  If the strike should continue beyond a few days, check back on the website for further activities and updates.  Thank you all for your understanding.

WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY 2/6-2/8
In class, we started presentations of the SCOTUS cases.  We will pick up upon my our return together.  Here is the presentation note catcher: Presentations Note Catcher
HW: No assigned homework – Please check the website Monday.

MONDAY/TUESDAY 2/4-2/5
In class, students had a work day to research, create and prepare their teaching “unit” on assigned Supreme Court cases.  We will begin presentations on Wednesday/Thursday of this week.
HW: Begin looking over and studying chapter 13 and chapter 15 for a test over those chapters with a few questions from semester 1 in the next week or two.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY 1/30-1/31
In class, we discussed the assignment on activism and restraint and started working on Supreme Court cases (presentations/teaching).
HW: Read and complete The operation of the Supreme Court  Answer on your own paper, or on a typed document to turn in hard copy – if you are unable to finish by Wed/Thur, I will take it next Monday/Tuesday without penalty.  Continue reading chapter 15.

TUESDAY 1/29
In class today – With a partner or small group, read Federalist 78 (click the document Federalist#78 pdf if the above does not open) and answer the questions found at the end using evidence from the document.  This is another foundational document for the AP exam.  After completed with Fed 78, students worked together on research based on activism and restraint.
HW: Read and complete The operation of the Supreme Court  Answer on your own paper, or on a typed document to turn in hard copy – if you are unable to finish by Wed/Thur, I will take it next Monday/Tuesday without penalty.  Continue reading chapter 15.

MONDAY 1/28
I am out today with an injured back – Once you complete the following activities, you can work on the homework due Wednesday, and/or other homework.  Thank you for your understanding today.  With a partner or small group, read Federalist 78 (click the document Federalist#78 pdf if the above does not open) and answer the questions found at the end using evidence from the document.  This is another foundational document for the AP exam.
Once you are complete with the reading above, click and open Activism OR Restraint research activity  // (Also here: Activism or Restraint in pdf form) Follow the instructions on the sheet to research and answer the questions.  You will be looking up cases from the Warren Court 1953-1969 and the Rehnquist Court 1986-2005 to examine the differences between judicial activism and judicial restraint.  Please keep your responses for both assignments until Wednesday. You can work on the second activity with a partner or on your own.
HW: If done with the above, work on homework – read and complete The operation of the Supreme Court  Answer on your own paper, or on a typed document to turn in hard copy next Wednesday/Thursday.  Continue reading chapter 15.

THURSDAY/FRIDAY 1/24-1/25
In class, we talked through chapter 15 and courts before working on a small group activity on nominating justices.
HW: By Next Wednesday/Thursday, read and complete The operation of the Supreme Court Answer on your own paper, or on a typed document to turn in hard copy next Wednesday/Thursday.  Continue reading chapter 15.

TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY 1/22-1/23
In class, we had a quiz on chapter 13, and started working through chapter 15. An article that might be of interest CLICK HERE
HW: Read chapter 15

FRIDAY 1/18
In class, we had some discussion and the class had some time to get things submitted as needed.
HW: Finish budget work above and submit to turnitin.com by TONIGHT 1/18 at 11:59PM; read chapter 13 if not completed and read chapter 15 by next week.

THURSDAY 1/17
I am out today – here are instructions for class activities:
Activity 1: With a small group or partner, please research as much information about entitlements (social security, medicare/medicaid, etc…).  Once you have a good understanding, create a presentation developing pro/con position on entitlements.  The pro portion should argue why we must keep and maintain entitlements the same as they are now.  The con portion should argue reform is needed and I would like you to create a possible reform proposal/solution to solving the entitlement issue/debate.  Your group/partnership must do both the pro and con position in the same presentation.  If the class decides, you can start a discussion after all groups are done with creating presentations – but I would like to be present for a discussion, so we will also have a brief discussion tomorrow in class.  You will turn in/submit presentations to me tomorrow in class, but they should be finished today.
Activity 2: Once the entitlement debate work is complete, you can work on your Finances in Government – AP GOV which is due to turnitin.com by this Friday.  You will not have class time tomorrow, so try to complete what you can today in class – the rest is homework.  Remember, you can work together on all parts of the document EXCEPT the 3-5 paragraph response at the end.  That should be your own writing/thinking. Once you complete both items above, you can take some time to work on other classwork/homework for your other classes.
HW: Finish budget work above and submit to turnitin.com by Friday 1/18 at 11:59PM, read chapter 13 if not completed and read chapter 15 by next week.

WEDNESDAY 1/16
In class, we discusses the tax form from Monday/Tuesday, had a short debate on entitlements, and students worked a bit more on Finances in Government – AP GOV which is due to turnitin.com by this Friday.
HW: Finish budget work above and submit to turnitin.com by Friday 1/18 at 11:59PM, read chapter 13 if not completed and read chapter 15 by next week.

MONDAY/TUESDAY 1/14-1/15
In class, we continued a discussion on budget, and students worked on some “mock” numbers for personal taxation.  They filled out an old version of a 1040EZ using 2014 Tax Brackets.  Students had some time in class to work more on Finances in Government – AP GOV which is due to turnitin.com by this Friday.
HW: Finish budget work, read chapter 13 if not completed and read chapter 15 by next week.

FRIDAY 1/11
In class, students started working together or independently on the following: Finances in Government – AP GOV.  Please fill out the document, and submit to turnitin.com.  You will have some time today to get started – It will be due to turnitin.com in one week (NEXT FRIDAY).  The only thing you must complete individually is the writing at the end of the document.
HW: Read chapter 13 by Monday/Tuesday.  Read chapter 15 by the following week (week of 1/21).

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY 1/9-1/10
WELCOME BACK! In class, we started a discussion on the Federal Budget after discussing current events from break.
HW: Read chapter 13 by Monday/Tuesday.  Read chapter 15 by the following week (week of 1/21).

END OF SEMESTER 1

TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY 12/18-12/19
Final Exam
**Thank you for all of your hard work this semester.  Grades will be finalized by Friday morning.  You have no official “assigned” homework over break.  The week back, we will discuss chapter 13, and the following week move into the Supreme Court.  Have a safe and relaxing break.

WEDNESDAY-MONDAY 12/12-12/17
In class, students had time to work on review sessions.  On Friday, I helped students sign up for Albert.io and assigned a possible review/bonus assignment for the semester.  The final will consist of 55 multiple choice questions and an FRQ.  It will take place next week (Tuesday 12/18 for period 3 and Wednesday 12/19 for period 4).
If you wish to review FRQ prompt suggestions, CLICK HERE

MONDAY/TUESDAY 12/10-12/11
In class, we discussed iron triangles, and viewed a part of Frontline’s program on the NRA.  We will begin reviewing for the final Wednesday/Thursday.  Please bring your textbook, notes, anything study aids you have available for review.
HW: Study for final.

FRIDAY 12/7
In class, students had some choice and used Friday as a work day since I was on a trip with the 8th grade, and we were missing so many due to Thescon.
Choices: You can use chrome books if needed, and there are headphones available for music or viewing the video below
1) Work on other class catch-up/study/major/etc…
2) Reading chapter 13 for this class
3) Work on make-up, quiz corrections
4) Bonus assignment – On front table by the phone (Interactions of President and Congress review – Complete and 2 bonus points on a quiz or test of your choosing
5) For fun – view the video on Black-Ops – headphones available if needed.
6) College stuff

VIDEO: LINK FOUND HERE OR VIEW BELOW

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY 12/5-12/6
In class, we presented agency arguments (4th period did not finish, so we will finish on Tuesday of next week).
HW: Read chapter 13 (Federal Budget).  We will start discussing next week.

MONDAY/TUESDAY 12/3-12/4
In class, we worked on two activities.  The first activity is the big pizza lobby: CLICK HERE for Big Pizza Lobby (Activity #1) – Read the article (link found at the top of the page). Write your responses to all questions on your own piece of paper and turn it in to the dropbox.  You can work together discussing these questions, but everyone needs to turn in their own responses to the questions.
Once complete with activity 1 – you will choose and research a bureaucratic agency to research and present this week.  **Period 4 Tuesday – see the substitute to sign up for an agency.  You need to research and put together a brief presentation answering the following questions and add other info you feel is important:
-When was it founded and why? What are its goals?
-What department is above it (if any)?
-How many employees does it have?
-Who is in charge of this department or agency?
-How it developed over the years – the highs and lows (was there a time the budget was dramatically increased or decreased – why?)
-Why is it still important now?
-How much funding has it received in the past fiscal year? How much funding do you say it should get this fiscal year?
You will give a speech on Wednesday/Thursday convincing your audience why your agencies budget should not be cut – possibly even increased.  You do not need visual aids, but may use them if you wish.
**Once you are complete with both the above assignments, you may work on other things.
HW: Finish presentation – Read chapter 14.

FRIDAY 11/30
In class, we took the mid-unit test for unit 2.
HW: Read chapter 14

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY 11/28-11/29
In class, we started discussing chapter 14, as the class took some notes and completed two activities online: CLICK HERE for Big Pizza Lobby (Activity #1).  If time permitted, we also worked a bit on a short individual research presentation to be given in class today OR next Monday/Tuesday.
HW: Mid-unit test on Friday 11/30 CLICK HERE for Unit 2 mid-unit exam..  By Friday 11/30, complete a Presidential profile report card for your president.  Use the Presidential Report Card sample as a guide to typing and completing your own.  You must include all sections on the sample (both enumerated and implied).  Due in hard copy form on 11/30. Read chapter 14.

MONDAY/TUESDAY 11/26-11/27
In class, we did some review around presidential powers, and started to discuss federal bureaucracy.  CLICK HERE for Unit 2 mid-unit exam.
HW: Mid-unit test on Friday 11/30.  By Friday 11/30, complete a Presidential profile report card for your president.  Use the Presidential Report Card sample as a guide to typing and completing your own.  You must include all sections on the sample (both enumerated and implied).  Due in hard copy form on 11/30. Read chapter 14.

WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY 11/14-11/16
In class, groups presented Presidential profiles.  We discussed profiles and evaluations of profiles before ending for break.
HW: You will have a test over chapter 11 and 12 (with a few questions from unit 1) on Friday 11/30.  A study guide will be posted on Monday 11/26.  By Friday 11/30, complete a Presidential profile report card for your president.  Use the Presidential Report Card sample as a guide to typing and completing your own.  You must include all sections on the sample (both enumerated and implied).  Due in hard copy form on 11/30.

MONDAY/TUESDAY 11/12-11/13
In class, we did some notes on chapter 12 – discussing Presidential privilege – before groups worked on their Presidential profile.  We will begin those presentations next class. I discussed in class an opportunity to apply for Citizen University – Application window closes tonight – here it is https://www.citizenuniversity.us/programs/youth-power-project/
HW: Chapter 12 and finish working on presentation.  If your group’s MLA works cited is not included as part of the presentation, make sure to send me the works cited.  Also, include citations in the presentation.

FRIDAY 11/9
In class, groups worked on research for the presidential profile project.
HW: Finish chapter 12.  Finish research/presentation (due Wed/Thur) – You will have some time to work in class Monday/Tuesday.  We will not have a quiz on chapter 12, but after Thanksgiving Break, a mid-unit test on chapter 11 and 12.  It will take place on Friday of the week back.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY 11/7-11/8
In class, we discussed election results and started work on chapter 12 with prior knowledge discussion and some notes.
HW: Finish reading chapter 12.

MONDAY/TUESDAY 11/5-11/6
In class, students completed an FRQ, scored, and reflected upon the FRQ in class.  They started work on Analyzing Presidential Decisions – You can work as groups or with a partner on the presidential decision activity (one member should be taking notes).  PERIOD 3 – If you would like to take part in a short “mock election” please stop by tomorrow to fill out a ballot at anytime during the day.  I will have copies of mock ballots available.
HW: Read/notes on chapter 12

FRIDAY 11/2
In class, we worked on a congressional committee simulation using peer created bills/resolutions.
HW: Read chapter 12

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY 10/31-11/1
In class, students looked at individual ballots from their district using Ballot Address Locator.  They compiled a pro/con list for each of the shared ballot initiatives.  As a small group, deciding on one idea to share, they posted pro/con ideas on poster paper and predicted the likelihood of the initiative passing (and why). They then had time to work independently on their own bill/resolution.
HW: Read chapter 12 – Work on bill/resolution – You will have some time Wed/Thur to type your bill/resolution in class. It is due to turnitin.com by Thursday 11/1 at 11:59PM.

MONDAY/TUESDAY 10/29-10/30
In class, we presented bill research from govtrack and started working on individual bills/resolutions.
HW: Read chapter 12 – Work on bill/resolution – You will have some time Wed/Thur to type your bill/resolution in class. It is due to turnitin.com by Thursday 11/1 at 11:59PM.

FRIDAY 10/26
In class, students completed the chapter 11 quiz and worked on the bill presentations.
HW: Finish bill presentation – be ready to present Monday/Tuesday.  Begin reading chapter 12.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY 10/24-10/25
In class, we did some review of chapter 11 before working on a small project for bills in congress.  Visit  www.govtrack.us/
As a small group, choose a bill from the list, and sign up for the bill.  Read through the bill, and create a presentation summarizing the bill, discussing the authoring and tracking of the bill, and your own evaluation looking at pros/cons of the bill.
HW: Chapter 11 quiz Friday; Presentation due Monday/Tuesday.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY 10/17-10/18
In class, we revisited the primary sources before begin a discussion, text analysis, and independent reading on critiquing congress.
HW: Have chapter 11 done by next week – finish the article on a Divided Congress by next week.  Answer the questions at the end of the reading on a separate document.

MONDAY/TUESDAY 10/15-10/16
In class, small groups worked on the roles in congress (from legislates to constitutional powers).  They looked at some primary source documents to match to the roles of congress.
HW: No assigned homework (academic mindfulness week)

THURSDAY-FRIDAY 10/11-/10/12
In class, period 4 had a discussion about current events and the PSAT on Thursday.  On Friday, the class worked through part of chapter 11 (how a bill becomes a law).

WEDNESDAY 10/10
We did not have a formal class today because most of the class was taking the PSAT test. We will pick up with chapter 11 Friday.
HW: Read chapter 11 by Friday

MONDAY/TUESDAY 10/8-10/9
In class, we started discussing congress and the breakdown of the 115th session.  We discussed note strategies and due dates (independent per student).  This is the start of our second unit.  I will have the chapter 11 study guide up by the end of the day today. It can be found in the Unit 2 resources.
HW: Read chapter 11 by Friday

FRIDAY 10/5
In class, we discussed satire and fake news a bit more as a transition to our next unit.
HW: Catch Up – no assigned homework, but if you want to start reading chapter 11 – we will be starting this on Monday/Tuesday.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY 10/3-10/4
In class, students completed the multiple-choice exam over unit 1.  I was out for a potion of class for a meeting in period 4, so once students were complete, they had the opportunity to work on some other things.  If you would like to view a video (TedTalkesque) on satire versus fake news, CLICK HERE.
HW: Take a brief break – you can begin reading/working through chapter 11.  We will start working with that chapter next week.

MONDAY/TUESDAY 10/1-10/2
In class, we did some text analysis, document review, and complete part 1 of the unit 1 exam (FRQ).  Wed/Thur will be the multiple choice exam for unit 1.
HW: CLICK HERE for the Unit 1 Study Guide passed out in class – STUDY.  Satire analysis essay – Due to turnitin.com by 10/2 at 11:59PM (I will collect the sheet you fill out on Wed/Thur.  I also realized some of you might still not have the codes to sign up for turnitin.com.  They can be found below:
Period 3 – Class ID: 19128529         Enrollment Key: russelldsap3
Period 4 – Class ID: 19128548         Enrollment Key: russelldsap4

FRIDAY 9/28
In class, we caught up on a few things from the week – discussed McCulloch v. Maryland, compared cases, talked about Unit 1 exam next week.  CLICK HERE for the Unit 1 Study Guide passed out in class.
HW: Satire analysis essay – Due to turnitin.com by 10/2 at 11:59PM (I will collect the sheet you fill out on Wed/Thur of next week.  Unit 1 exam (FRQ #1 on Mon/Tue) and (MC section on Wed/Thur).

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY 9/26-9/27
In class, groups looked over and reviewed Brutus 1 before discussing the three foundational documents we have read the past few days.  Once completed with this discussion, on the computers, students researched McCulloch vs. Maryland,
and filled out a “case briefing” sheet with the information on this case before discussing issues with the case.
HW: Unit 1 exam will be next week (beginning on 10/1-10/4).  Satire analysis essay due to turnitin.com by Tuesday 10/2 at 11:59PM.  If you do not have turnitin.com codes – see me.

MONDAY/TUESDAY 9/24-9/25
In class, the class read and did a short reading assessment on Federalist 51.  We started talking about fiscal federalism and found examples in modern society.
HW: Unit 1 exam will be next week (beginning on 10/1-10/4).  Satire analysis essay due to turnitin.com by Tuesday 10/2 at 11:59PM.  If you do not have turnitin.com codes – see me.

FRIDAY 9/21
In class, we briefly discussed Federalist #10 and viewed a short piece on the 2016 Oregon Standoff.
HW: Finish reading chapter 3.  Unit 1 exam will be Friday 9/28 OR Mon/Tue 10/1-10/2.  Satire analysis essay due to turnitin.com Tuesday 10/2 by 11:59PM.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY 9/19-9/20
In class, we discussed Constitutional reform and worked through differences through enumeration, reserved, and concurrent powers.
HW: Read/annotate The Federalist Papers #10.  Continue reading chapter 3.  NO QUIZ this Friday on chapter 3.  Unit 1 exam (chapters 1,2, and 3) next Friday 9/28.

MONDAY/TUESDAY 9/17-9/18
In class, students signed up for turnitin.com (see me if you were absent to get the class code).  They submitted amendment scenarios.  We had a debate after reading some opinion pieces on the three-fifths compromise, and started a discussion and reading on reforming the current Constitution.
HW: Reading of chapter 3.  Unit 1 exam next Friday (9/28).  Satire analysis assignment due 10/1-10/2.

FRIDAY 9/14
In class, we completed the quiz over chapter 2, and students worked independently on the Amendment scenarios (you will have time to finish these next Monday/Tuesday.
HW: Begin reading chapter 3 (we will be working a bit more with ideas from 2 and starting 3 next week).  Satire analysis writing (due 10/1 or 10/2).

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY 9/12-9/13
CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK FROM STATION 4 in class.In class, we discussed the Declaration and Articles, started to discuss the constitution, and completed some amendment activities.  CLICK HERE for crash course on the constitution and Articles of Confederation
HW: Look back through chapter 2 (especially primary sources, charts, other images) for the chapter 2 quiz Friday. Read chapter 3 – we will continue chapter 2 and work on 3 next week.  You will have a short quiz on chapter 3 on 9/21 and your exam over unit 1 will be on 9/28.

MONDAY/TUESDAY 9/10-9/11
I was out ill on Monday and Tuesday – students worked on Articles of Confederation and completed an in class writing prompt regarding Declaration of Independence and Articles of Confederation.  If you were absent, we will talk Wed/Thur about make-up for this in-class writing.  If you need to reference a copy of the Declaration of Independence – CLICK HERE
HW: Finish chapter 2 – Quiz over the chapter on Friday

THURSDAY/FRIDAY 9/6-9/7
In class, we worked with philosophers, and started work on reading the Declaration of Independence.  
HW: Finish chapter 2.  Finish work on the Declaration annotations by next class.

TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY 9/4-9/5
In class, we finished the platform discussion and started work on chapter 2 – history and philosophy surrounding the constitution.
HW: Chapter 2 (2.1-2.4 this week) AND finish chapter 2 by next week.  Finish reading prepping your Enlightenment reading by Thursday/Friday.

FRIDAY 8/31
In class, we took the quiz over chapter 1.  Come and see me if you need to make-up this quiz due to being absent.
HW: Read chapter 2 (sections 2.1-2.4)

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY 8/29-8/30
In class, we discussed public policy and political culture – which led to a seminar on party platforms and divisive issues based on research completed in class by students. We also practiced with our first set of data – trends and analysis.
HW: Chapter 1 quiz on Friday.

MONDAY/TUESDAY 8/27-8/28
In class, we started discussing chapter 1.  Before completing chapter 1, students took some political ideology quizzes, so we could map the class.  Take the quizzes in order.  We mapped the last quiz. The quizzes are:
http://www.people-press.org/quiz/political-typology/
https://www.politicalcompass.org/test
https://www.isidewith.com/political-quiz
After completing some notes, small groups started researching platforms of the major political parties for a brief seminar on Wednesday/Thursday.  Links to party websites can be found HERE  They specifically focused on the approach the party might have with one specific issue the class brainstormed last week.
HW: Finish research for seminar.  Chapter 1 quiz on Friday.

THURSDAY/FRIDAY 8/23-8/24
In class, we discussed purpose behind government and took the quiz over the summer assignment.
HW: Sign up for MyPoliSciLab if you are able.  If not, access the textbook at the top of this page and begin reading chapter 1.  Chapter 1 is due on Monday/Tuesday (I will not check notes on chapter 1).  You will have a quiz on chapter 1 Friday 8/31.

WEDNESDAY 8/22
In class, we had a discussion on the definition of government while comparing to “academic” definitions.
HW: Study summer assignment notes for quiz Thursday/Friday.  Sign up for MyPoliSciLab, and begin reading chapter 1.

TUESDAY 8/21 
In class, we did course introductions, answered some quiz questions, and went over the syllabus for the course.
HW: Study summer assignment notes for quiz Thursday/Friday.  Sign up for MyPoliSciLab, and begin reading chapter 1.