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Week of April 23rd
Due Date: 4/27/2018
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Government:

Monday- Senior Assembly/Dates + NIXON V US Supreme Court Case and Questions/Watergate Intro.

Tuesday/Wed/Thurs- FROST/NIXON FILM w/Insturctional Questions. Be Prepared post film for the "All the President's Men" Test.

Friday- GYM/Prom Decor

DUAL US HISTORY- SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR UPCOMING WEEKS

SUBJECT TO CHANGE PER CLASSROOM ANNOUNCEMENTS!

 

*IN THEORY, you should have completed ALL the outside reading for the assigned Novel, the “American Dream”. We will incorporate this into the following weeks of instruction. Below is a ROUGH outline of the material to be covered in respective time frames.   Bear in mind I will be assigning daily items, activities, and assignments. This is a vague overview so you can correlate the novel with the material in class.

 

April 16th-April 20th

We will cover a unit on Civil Rights

·         Unit Packet; Daily Assignments

·         QUIZ on Wednesday

·         TEST on NOVEL on Thursday ( Novel Material Re: Jim Crow Era)

·         TEST ON UNIT MATERIAL on Friday; Begin Modern America

April 23rd-April 27th

We will cover “Modern America”

·         Unit Packet and Daily Assignments

·         Quiz on Tuesday

·         Novel Quiz on Wednesday ( Novel Material Re: Berlin Wall, Reagan and Clinton  Presidencies)

·         Unit Material Test on Thursday----FRIDAY: DAY BEFORE PROM: GYM DÉCOR

 

SOL REVIEW THROUGHOUT THESE LESSONS AND BEGINS EXCLUSIVELY BEYOND THIS



Week of 4/16/18-4/20/18
Due Date: 4/20/2018
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Government::

Monday- Turn in/Present Campaign Project/Present/Homework is C and E Vocabulary

Tuesday- Campaigns and Elections Lecture + Worksheet

Wednesday- QUIZ

Thursday- Finish Lectture, Worksheet Material/Test Review

Friday-TEST

 

US History:

DUAL US HISTORY- SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR UPCOMING WEEKS

SUBJECT TO CHANGE PER CLASSROOM ANNOUNCEMENTS!

 

*IN THEORY, you should have completed ALL the outside reading for the assigned Novel, the “American Dream”. We will incorporate this into the following weeks of instruction. Below is a ROUGH outline of the material to be covered in respective time frames.   Bear in mind I will be assigning daily items, activities, and assignments. This is a vague overview so you can correlate the novel with the material in class.

 

April 16th-April 20th

We will cover a unit on Civil Rights

·         Unit Packet; Daily Assignments

·         QUIZ on Wednesday

·         TEST on NOVEL on Thursday ( Novel Material Re: Jim Crow Era)

·         TEST ON UNIT MATERIAL on Friday; Begin Modern America

April 23rd-April 27th

We will cover “Modern America”

·         Unit Packet and Daily Assignments

·         Quiz on Tuesday

·         Novel Quiz on Wednesday ( Novel Material Re: Berlin Wall, Reagan and Clinton Presidencies)

·         Unit Material Test on Thursday----FRIDAY: DAY BEFORE PROM: GYM DÉCOR

 

SOL REVIEW THROUGHOUT THESE LESSONS AND BEGINS EXCLUSIVELY BEYOND THIS



GOV Week of April 9-13th
Due Date: 4/13/2018
Subject: A.P. Dual Government
Monday- 
Question of the Day
Voting and Voting Behavior Lecture/ Fill in Notes (Unit Lesson Plan combined w/Campaigns and Elections)
Grade Test/Review  Results
Tuesday-
Question of the Day
Voting Packet- Pg 2
Clip
Assign Remainder of the Unit Packet ( voting portion)
Wednesday-
Question of the Day
QUIZ
Thursday/Friday- Campaigns and Elections Project IN CLASS.  Groups: To Be Assigned
Webpage: 270towin.com

 



Week of 3/27/18
Due Date: 3/27/2018
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Government:

Monday- SNOW DAY

Tuesday/Wednesday- Voters and Voting Behavior Lecture, LA Literacy Test, Voting Questions and Key Terms

Thursday- Make Up Day

 

Us History:

Monday- SNOW DAY

Tuesday- Packet on 1920's and 30s- PART 2 Lecture + Reading Question Assignment

Wednesday- 1920s/30s Lecture PART 3; Video Clip, Textbook Assignment, Quiz Prep.

Thursday- QUIZ 20s/30s

 

 



Week of March 5 2018
Due Date: 3/9/2018
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Government:

Monday and Tuesday- Judicial Branch/ SCOTUS Video Clip and Work  * MAY USE PHONE TO LOOK UP INFO*

Wednesday- Quiz on SCOTUS

Thursday- Court System Lecture

Friday- Test on Court System AND Judicial Branch

 

US History:

Monday- Complete Notes Packet for Imperialism

Tuesday- Test on Notes Packet; assign the Vocabulary for WW1

Wednesday- WW1 Notes Packet and Information Lecture

Thursday- Continued Lecture

Friday- TEST ON WW 1

 

 



Week of 2/26/18 ASSIGNMENTS
Due Date: 3/2/2018
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

GOVERNMENT:

Monday-Judicial Branch Lecture/QofD/workbook material

Tuesday Judicial Power Point Lecture; assign qorkbook questions MC + Essay

Wednesday-QUIZ

Thursday- Review Material for ENTIRE Judiciary Branch

Friday- TEST on Judiciary and Judicial Branch

 

US HISTORY:

Monday- TEST on Progressive Era

Tuesday- WW1 Lecture + Reading Assignments

Wednesday- QUIZ on WW 1 + Video Clip

Thursday- Review material on WW1

Friday-TEST ON WW1

 



Week of 2/19/18
Due Date: 2/19/2018
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Dual Government:

Monday- Jim Crow Clip + Essay RE: WEB DuBois Reading

Tuesday- CR & CL Lecture/ Jim Crow Quiz

Wednesday- Dr. E. Smith  Article/Youtube Lecture

Thursday- Lecture re: Constitutionalism and worksheet

Friday- TEST on Jim Crow, Constitutionalism

 

US History:

Monday- Finish- "The Men Who Built America"; Vanderbilt and Rockerfeller and Carnegie Lecture; Module 8 Packet Due

Tuesday-Foldable + Worksheet Due

Wednesday- INVENTIONS + Industrial Revolution Quiz

Thursday- Lecture US VA SOL 9 + Worksheets

Friday- TEST on VA SOL 9



US History and AP/DUAL Government Week of 1/23/17
Due Date: 1/27/2018
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

US HISTORY

Monday- Inaguaration Discussion/Bingo/HW is VOCABULARY 12

Tuesday-Civil War/Reconstruction Lecture

Wednesday- CH 12 Quiz then Lecture

Thursday- Review

Friday- TEST CH 12

 

GOVERNMENT

Monday- Inaguaration Discussion/Bingo/HW is Writing Assignment

Tuesday- Civil Rights and Liberties Lecture- HW is CR & CL activity in Workbook

Wednesday- QUIZ ON CR & CL ( Study guide was handed out last week)

Thursday-Review

Friday- TEST ON CR & CL

 

 



Week of October 30th
Due Date: 11/3/2017
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

GOVERNMENT:

* REMINDER NOVEL PROJECT IS DUE ON 12/1/17*

Monday- Complete Constitutional Study Guide and PPT on Living Constitution

Tuesday- Test on 100-150

Wednesday- Overall Review of ENTIRE document

Thursday- TEST on CSG- 1-150 /Multiple Choice Format/ C & E Homework

Friday-Begin Campaigns and Elections

 

 

US HISTORY:

Monday- Guest Speaker on Rosebu Sioux Indian Tribe; homework in Promiary Doc on tribe

Tuesday- QUIZ CH 6/ US VA 6 -  Salem Witch PPT ( Halloween) ;Homework is Political Cartoon

Wednesday- Lecture on Ch 7/US VA 7; Homework on 6 flags of TX

Thursday- CONT'D; Homework US VA 7 Essential Questions

Friday- TEST ON US VA 7



Week of 10/23/17
Due Date: 10/27/2017
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

DUAL GOV:

Monday- Breast Cancer Presentation/Const. Study Guide

Tuesday- Review of CSG Orally in class-through 100-  FASFA w/ Jan Taylor

Wednesday- TEST 50-100

Thursday- PPT Lecture Review

Friday- TEST 100-end

 

US HISTORY:

Monday- Finish "America the Story of Us"--Chapter 6  Lecture/PPT Vocabulary HW

Tuesday-Ch 6 CONTD; VA US  Homework

Wednesday- QUIZ

Thursday- US VA 6 Review

Friday- TEST on 6 

 



Week of 10/16/17
Due Date: 10/16/2017
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

US HISTORY:

Monday- Chapter 5 Lecture/Review/Test Prep on Constitution

Tuesday- TEST; Please do all the Chapter 6 Vocabulary as homework

Wednesday- Chapter 6 begin lecture/PPT Notes; VA US 6= Homework

Thursday- In Class Review/Lecture Contd

Friday- TEST CH 6 thus far

 

GOVERNMENT:

Monday-CSG  1-100 Lecture; Assign Review Questions

Tuesday-  Homework Check- 1-100       &     CSG Review via PPT; Assign Study + 1-120

Wednesday- TEST #2- 50-100

Thursday- 1-150 Review

Friday- TEST on 100-150

 

PROM:  PLEASE RETURN TICKETS and/or $ SOLD for BINGO TICKET FUNDRAISER TO ME BY WEDNESDAY.

 

 



Week of 10/9/17
Due Date: 10/13/2017
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

US History:

Monday- Grade/Handback American Revolution Test

            - Handout CH 5 Power Point Notes

            - Lecture CH 5  & assign HW

Tuesday- Lecture completion, video clip, handout BJC notes for HW/Library WEBQUEST- REV

Wednesday- QUIZ ON CH 5 material

Thursday- Review in class, HW is feature essay, reinforcement activity in class/Schoology

Friday- TEST 

 

Government-

Monday- CSG 1-40 review, HW 19-40 check, assign next page for HW

Tuesday- Lecture PPT that goes along w/ Material + HW Landmark Supreme Court Synopsis

Wednesday- Guest Speaker ; Officer Mc Ghee on "Search and Seizure"/Constitutional Violations

Thursday - TEST ON CSG 1-50 ( Fill in the Blank)

Friday- Constitutional Kahoot..... MAY USE CELL PHONE AS DEVICE FOR GAMEPLAY

 

 

 

 



Week of October 2 2017
Due Date: 10/2/2017
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

US History-

Monday- Review Material on American Revolution/Lecture/HW assigned

Tuesday-Test on American Revolution, Chapter 5 Vocabulary assigned

Wednesday- Begin Ch 5, Lecture, Assign reading

Thursday- QUIZ CH 5

Friday- Reinfocement Activity in Class

 

Government-

Monday- Classroom Guidance; assign reading

Tuesday- Lecture /Ch 3 Federalism/Finish Colored Notes

Wednesday- QUIZ

Thursday- TEST

Friday- In Class Activity on CSG/Handout CSG



Government Novel Project Book List
Due Date: 10/1/2017
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Book List- Novel Project  
Reading   Assignment Book List
 
Founders/Foundations
Founding   Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation
James Madison   and the Struggle for the Bill of Rights
What Would   the Founders Do? Our Questions, Their   Answers
 
Elections
Presidential   Campaigns: Washington to Reagan
All's   Fair: Love,War, and Running for   President
36 Days: The Complete Chronicle of the 2000   Presidential Election
The Angry   American: How Voter Rage is Changing   the Nation
Deadlock: The Inside Story of America's Closest   Election
America   Afire: Jefferson, Adams and the   Revolutionary Election of 1800
Politics By   Other Means: The Declining Importance   of Elections in Ame
Trail Fever
Confessions   of Political Hitman: My Secret Life of Scandal,…
How to Rig an   Election…
Game   Change: Obama & the Clintons,   McCain & Palin, &
The Battle   for America…
Condi vs.   Hilary
Fooled Again
The First   Campaign
 
Democracy/State   of the Nation
Red, White,   and Oh So Blue: A Memoir of a   Political Depression
Why Americans   Hate Politics
Who Will Tell   the People: The Betrayal of American   Democracy
How To   Overthrow the Government
America: A Citizen's Guide (warning-book contains profanity)
I am America   and So Can You
How   Democratic is the Constitution
 
Civil   Rights/Civil Liberties
We Shall   Overcome
Walls Come   Tumbling Down: A History of the Civil   Rights 1940-1970
People's   Charter: The Pursuit of Rights in   America
In Defense of   American Liberties: A History of the   ACLU
In Defense of   Liberty: The Story of America's Bill   of Rights
 
Media
Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media   Distorts the News
The Nightly   News Nightmare
Bad   News: Where the Press Goes Wrong in   the Making of the Presiden
Rich Media,   Poor Democracy: Communication   Politics…
 
 
Opinion/Pundit
We're Right,   They're Wrong: A Handbook for Spirited   Progressives
Buck Up, Suck   Up…and Come Back When You Foul Up: 12   Winning
Lies and the   Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and   Balanced Look
Crazies to   the Left and Wimps to the Right
Slander: Liberal Lies About the American Right
Treason: Liberal Treachery from the ColdWAr to the   War on Terrorism
How to Talk   to a Liberal if you Must
Hardball: How Politics is Played Told by One Who   Knows the Game
Now, Let me   Tell you What I Really Think
The No Spin   Zone
Dude, Where's   My Country
Stupid White   Men: And Other Sorry Excuses for the   State of the Nation
Glenn Beck's   Common Sense: The Case Against …
The Original   Argument…
Arguing with   Idiots
Cultural   Warrior
You Got to   Dance with them What Brung You
Bloodthirsty   Bitches and the Pious Pimps of Power
Shut Up &   Sing
Pitchforks   and Torches: The Worst of the Worst   from Beck, Bill…
Toxic   Talk: How the Radical Right Has   Poisoned…
The Elephant   in the Room: Evangelicas,   Libertarians, & …
Trickle Up   Poverty: Stopping Obama's Attack on   our Borders,…
Conservative   Victory: Defeating Obama's Radical   Agenda
Red, White,   & Liberal: How Left is Right and   Right is Wrong
Fooled   Again: How the Right Stole the 2004   Election and …
The NeoCon   Reader
 
Economics
Return of Thrift: How the   Collapse of the Middle Class Welfare State Will Rewaken Values in America
Reefer   Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American…
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side…
SuperFreakonomics
Maestro: Greenspan's FED and the American Boom
Unequal   Democracy
Overhaul: An Insider's Account of the Obama   Administration's…
Boiling   Point: Democrats, Republicans, &   The Decline…
 
Executive   Branch/The President
Eyewitness to   Power
Bill Clinton   Story: Winning the Presidency
The American   Presidency: An Intellectual History
What I Saw at   the Revolution: A Political Life in   the Reagan Era
State of   Denial
Plan of   Attack
Shadow: Five Presidents and the Legacy of Watergate
The   Agenda: Inside the Clinton White House
Bushwhacked: Life in George W Bush's America
To the Best   of my Ability
War and the   American Presidency
Second Acts
Bush At War
Decision   Points
 
Legislative   Branch/Congress
Committee: The Extraordinary Career of the House Comm.   On Un-Am
The 9/11 Commission Report:   Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the   United States
Women on the Hill: A   History of Women in Congress
 
Judicial   Branch/The Supreme Court
The Supreme   Court
Guilty: The Collapse of Criminal Justice
Active   Liberty: Interpreting our Democratic   Constitution
A Matter of   Interpretation
The Brethren
A Court   Divided
Evolution in   the Courtoom
Gideon's   Trumpet
Men in Black
Inside the   Secret World of the Supreme Court
The Great   Decision: Jefferson, Adams, & the Battle for the Supreme
Supreme   Conflict
The Votes   That Counted: How the Court Decided…
 
Potpourri-Not   Exactly Fitting in Any Other
Longitudes   and Attitudes
Nothin' but   Good Times Ahead
Worse Than   Watergate
The Right and   the Power
Ghost Wars
State of   War: The Secret History of the CIA and   the Bush Admin.


Week of September 25th
Due Date: 9/29/2017
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Government:

Monday- CATCH UP from Homecoming Week/Papers/Notebook Check Announced/Makeup & Grade Tests/Begin Ch 3 

Tuesday- Federalism Lecture/Check HW

Wednesday- QUIZ- Vocabulary/workbook assignment

Thursday- Review Federalism

Friday- TEST FEDERALISM

 

US History:

Monday-CATCH UP from Homecoming Week/papers/notebook Check announced/Makeup test/Begin Ch 4,

Tuesday- CH 4 Lecture, Homework USVA 4 Questions

Wednesday- QUIZ, Homework BJC Book

Thursday-Review of CH 4/foldable

Friday- TEST CH 4



Week of 9/11/17
Due Date: 9/15/2017
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

US HISTORY:

Reading Assignment: Chapter 2 to be completed by Tuesday.

Monday- Review of Chapter 1 and 2; Begin CH 3 Lectur e/ Vocabulary is HW

Tuesday- CH 3 Lecture, Feature Essay HW

Wednesday- QUIZ ON VOCABULARY

Thursday- Test Review Questions and Lecture

Friday- TEST CH 3

 

GOVERNMENT:

Reading Assignment: Chapter 2 in book AND workbook to be completed by Wednesday.

Monday- Chapter 2 and 3 Constitutional Foundations and Federalism.

Tuesday- QUIZ on Bill of Rights/Lecture - Branches of Government

Wednesday- QUIZ on Vocabulary on CH 2

Thursday- TEST REVIEW Questions

Friday- TEST CH 2

 



Week of 9/5/17
Due Date: 9/8/2017
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Government

Monday- Labor Day

Tuesday- Types of Government Chart/Article 

Wednesday- QUIZ on article; continue above

Thursday- wrap up Chapter 1; review one

Friday- TEST ONE

US History:

Monday- Labor Day

Tuesday- Chapter 2 Notes

Wednesday-QUIZ Chapter 2 Vocabulary

Thursday- Review

Friday- TEST CH 2



Week of May 1-5
Due Date: 5/5/2017
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

US HISTORY SOL TUTORING: EVERYDAY AFTER SCHOOL UNTIL 4:30; SATURDAY 9-12 in 204

 

GOVERNMENT:

Monday & Tuesday- JFK  Kennedy Assassination Documentary and 30 questions on documentary ( 2 grades- day one and two)

ALSO: Article Critique Due

Wednesday- JFK IN CLASS ESSAY; timed essay w/ Prompts re: Televised Debate

Thursday-Psychology of Facial Symmetry.  of Government figures and Celebrities

Friday- NIXON/KENNEDY DEBATE Lecture and Questions/Chart

US HISTORY:

SOL REVIEW ALL WEEK IN CLASS!



Week of April 24, 2017
Due Date: 4/28/2017
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

GOVERNMENT-

Monday- Clean up

Tuesday- Article Review- IN CLASS ASSIGNMENT

Wednesday- Article Review Duel 

Thursday- Work on American Political Culture Lecuture and  In Class Questions

Friday- American Political Culture Clip and Chart (IN CLASS)


ARTICLE LINK:  

Doctor Smith, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Constitution

(What the Founding Fathers Were Afraid of and Why We Should be Afraid as Well)

 

Eric Drummond Smith, PhD

 

Introduction

 

 The Founding Fathers of our glorious United States of America are typically described in epithets which are better suited to mythical Greeks heroes: they are described as brave and valiant, their efforts superhuman, their lives epic.  They were the best of friends, we know, demigods who were eternally calm, all Mona Lisa smiles and gallant gestures in the “historic” murals and etchings and sculptures that adorn pseudo-Roman temples in the form of state capitals and high schools and post offices and particularly enduring Walt Disney venues. They never used the bathroom, they never smelled of sweat and wet wool, and they never, ever were afraid. 

I don’t have to tell you that this vision of the Founding Fathers is a myth – everyone in this room knows this.  We all know they were human, that they were capable of profound pettiness and infighting, that they wrote the Constitution in an incredibly hot, stuffy, breeze-less room while wearing wool and pantaloons and as a result were nearly as rude to one another as they were odiferous.  We know that Franklin was a brilliant inventor and a brilliant propagandist, but we also admit he was a womanizer and a lover of scatological humor; that Jefferson was profound genius in virtually every field of inquiry he touched, but he was also a cruel defamer of his friends when it suited his political purposes and an utterly inept businessman; that Washington was truly the father of our nation, holding the early Union together, at times, merely by his own sheer force of will, but he was also prone to bouts of loud and raucous fury, engaged in morally questionable land speculation, bought off voters with booze to win most of his pre-presidential elections, and had absolutely no understanding of even basic dental hygiene. That said, in spite of these, and a great many other realities, we cling to our myths, we teach them to our children as we do tales of Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, and edit out any inconvenient truths from our public school history books. This is, I believe, an error.

I believe it is an error because it blinds us not only to the truth of the men, which I believe is a minor tragedy, but more importantly, far more so in fact, it blinds us to the essential truths of politics which the Founding Fathers observed and designed the Constitution in response to. 

Now, let me not slip into another myth so early in my talk – the Founding Fathers were not in agreement about what the form of the Constitution should be, not merely up to the point of ratification but for the rest of their lives.  What they did agree on, however, was that tyranny, the condition of illegitimate authority in a state, was the most dangerous of all conditions – anarchy was feared as well, though this may have been primarily because anarchy is typically a fleeting condition, lasting only until some actor or actors can accumulate enough power to install a tyrannical state.  Indeed, above all else, what the Founding Fathers fought and wrestled (one knows intellectually and one suspects, occasionally, literally) over what type or types of tyrannies were most likely to emerge in the United States. 

Their great conundrum was this: the Founding Fathers split over what institutions, internal threats, and/or external threats they considered the most threatening.  This isn’t merely a matter of minor concern – they were involved in the process of designing institutions which, they hoped, would be enduring, able to preserve a republican form of government for a long period against the predations of those who would willing sacrifice said system for their particular interests.   We usually split this disagreement into a simple, though not entirely accurate, dialectic – the Federalists (who particularly feared external powers and the tendency of confederations and federations to spiral apart) and the Anti-Federalists (who especially feared the consequences of a strong central government with regards to the states’ rights to self-governance and the rights of individual citizens).  In fact, there were at least five other major debates simultaneously occupying the furrowed minds of our hallowed intellectual predecessors: (1) the debate over how to handle the phenomenon they described as “factionalism; (2) the debate over to deal relative advantages and disadvantages of investing political power in one or all of the three fundamental types of government (monarchy, aristocracy, and democracy); (3) the debate over how to establish a military which would remain loyal to the Union and its ideals, or at least be unable to successfully execute a coup against the civilian government; (4) the debate over how to deal with the “three economies” which dominated fairly discrete zones in the United States and which had substantially different visions for the path of American political-economic development; and (5) what to do about the grossly mislabeled “peculiar institution” of slavery.

What I find most interesting, as a political scientist and philosopher, is that  none of the de facto “parties” of the constitutional congress – Federalist versus Anti-Federalist, large state versus small state, North versus South versus West, and so on – would have been inclined to develop such a complex political arrangement of such profound neuroticism as our own Constitution.  On the contrary, had one or the other factions present from the very onset of nation’s emergence into maturity been dominant we likely would have ended up with a far more elegant, efficient, and briefly lived institutional arrangement.  Our political system, as much as anything else, is a product of our Founding Fathers’ unique distrust not only of humanity in general, but of each other in particular. 

I’d like to address each of these fears briefly by asking and answering three questions with regards to each.  First, why were these fears legitimate and appropriate? Secondly, what was the institutional response of the Founding Fathers to these fears in the form of the Constitution?  Finally, from our own perspective as Americans well over two centuries removed, how effective were their efforts? 

Factions, the Libido Dominandi, and the Secessionist’s Urge

            There is no truly proper definition of faction, in my eyes – it is too perfectly compact and elegant a concept for intellectual explosion that is accurate, but in the interest of clarity, I will provide the definition given by James Madison in the Tenth of The Federalist Papers.  Madison states:

By a faction, I understand a number of citizens, whether amounting to a majority or a minority of the whole, who are united and actuated by some common impulse of passion, or of interest, adverse to the rights of other citizens, or to the permanent and aggregate interests of the community.

 

Factions, in other words, are a product of human beings tending to identify with cultural, ideological, religious, political, economic, geographic, or social groups whose interests, actual or perceived, are different from those of the populace as a whole.  Implicit in Madison’s definition is a value statement – polity, economy, and society should serve the interests of all humans, not merely groups thereof, and therefore any group whose intention is to utilize the instruments of state to reshape our way of life to favor their particular interests at the expense of a generally fair and free polity, economy, and society is ethically at error and must be undercut. Note that Madison here is distinctly presaging the work of Bentham and the Mills and stands in contrast with the vision of Rousseau – a plurality or majority faction is just as capable of tyrannical behavior, despite having the benefit of any apparent “general will,” as a minority faction.  This urge to dominate others may be a product of simple self-interest, the desire for greater absolute and/or relative wealth or power, but equally it may entail the urge to dominate for the sake of domination - this typically referred to in the work of realists as the libido dominandi (a borrowed term from St. Augustine’s City of God). 

            There are two apparently antithetical products of factionalism – on the one hand, a faction or a cadre of factions might seek to dominate society and rule it tyrannically, either by usurping the reins of power absolutely or by doing so effectively by altering the institutions governing accession to office and access to wealth and power.  On the other, however, this tendency to consider the particular interests attached to one’s faction as preeminent has the ability to convince the members of factions that they must undertake secessionist policies, seeking to isolate themselves into ever “purer” societies.  While the latter does not inherently infer tyrannical intentions (unless, of course, the secessionist movement takes with it a “servant” people or peoples or displaces and/or tyrannizes another people in their efforts), it does undermine the practical ability to survive of the populations of both the origin state and the new state.  This is particularly problematic when we remember that, at the time of the Union’s inception, three “superpowers” bordered it – Britain to the North, France to the West, and Spain to the South.

            Here’s where the real puzzle starts: faction is latent in society, according to Madison, until human beings find themselves with enough liberty to allow them to articulate their interests and unite, competing for relative power, prestige, and wealth within the state (Madison goes so far as to assert that, “Liberty is to faction what air is to fire, an ailment without which it instantly expires.”).  Ironically, this means that faction is the inherent result of what Marxians would refer to as an internal contradiction – freedom is in part justifiable precisely because it allows free competition in the realms of ideas, economics, and politics, but the end of free competition is always domination.  Thus, while we could easily eliminate faction in society by eliminating freedom, the cure is as unsatisfactory as the disease.

            The alternative presented to the Founding Fathers then was to design a political system which dealt with the effects of faction.  The constitution holds two different solutions which are philosophically unrelated.

 

On the one hand, the constitution deals with faction by establishing the mythically Byzantine system which American civics teachers everywhere understatedly refer to as the system of “checks and balances,” a convoluted array of voting rules, veto methods, impeachment processes, and electoral institutions.  The plan was, at least in principle, simple:

(1) First, distribute the law-making, law-executing, and law–adjudicating powers into as many hands as possible;

 

At first glance the utility of dividing the functions of state between four distinct institutions in three branches (the law-making function being divided into two houses in our bicameral legislative system) does not require much explanation – it removes, to a substantial degree, the ability of any one individual or clique of individuals to easily and quickly concentrate too much power into their hands as a product of too-broad a job description.  Yet the real utility of this institutional choice is only manifest if take into account the manner in which this division allows the expression of other institutional choices, perhaps most notably the institutional variance manifest in the Founders’ final plan.

(2) Secondly, employ each of the three fundamental institution-types, monarchy, aristocracy, democracy, in such a manner as to express favorable behavioral characteristics and check power concentration characteristics;

 

            To say that the three fundamental institution-types are nothing new to Western civilization is to say the least – they were described extensively in the work of Plato and Aristotle, which probably indicates that they had existed in the discourse of politics for at least an intellectual generation prior to the former.  Equally, the Greeks explained the risks and benefits inherent in employing each – monarchies make decisions with incredible speed (which is both their best and worst characteristic) and tend to degenerate into ethical category of tyrannies, aristocracies allow for the accumulation and focus of profound experience and knowledge but tend to promote violent competition and tend to degenerate into the ethical species of oligarchies, and democracies tend to be careful and conservative with their resources, as well as generally indisposed towards violence and expansionism – until they are emotionally roused, at least, at which point they rapidly degenerate into tyrannies, oligarchies, or mobs.

            The solution to this problem was also discovered by the Greeks, even if it was lost in the mists of time by the European West for centuries until they, depending on who you ask, either rediscovered the Greeks during the Renaissance and Enlightenment or re-evolved the solution independently and then, upon the dawn of the Renaissance, adopted Greek lexicon to legitimate their institutions.  Regardless, the solution is this: mix the institutions in such a way as to make them compete with one another for preeminence, doing so in such a fashion as to make the possibility of such preeminence nearly impossible do to the inability of the factions that dominate each respective institution to take power concentration efforts without alarming their opposition in other institution-types. For instance, if a state has a monarchy and three aristocracies in balance of one another, the odds that the monarchy will be able to seize power are limited by the fact that, even those the aristocracies are rivals with one another, they will gladly pool their powers to offset the increasing power of the monarchy. 

This is, of course, precisely the design of the United States at time of the Constitution’s ratification – in this instance we see a polity in which there is a monarchy and three aristocracies.  The monarchy is of course the Presidency – or, more specifically, it is a monarchy in which the national democracy elects a temporary aristocracy (the Electoral College – don’t worry, there’ll be more on this much maligned stepchild of the Founders in a moment). The Senate was one of the aristocracies – one in which the members were selected by state legislatures which themselves had been elected (aristocrats representing the interests of the states, or, in all reality, the states’ aristocrats), while the House of Representatives was another of these in which the aristocrats were directly elected by democratic districts within the states.  The final aristocracy is really a set of aristocracies – the courts of the Federal Judiciary, which are rank-ordered.  The very quantity and nature of the lower courts is determined by coordinated decision of the two other aristocracies, and all of the courts’ members are appointed by the monarchy and approved the Senatorial aristocracy. 

Now, earlier I noted that the division of law-making, law-executing, and law-adjudicating powers amongst the branches can only be fully appreciated in the context of the three fundamental types of government.  Consider this: first, the legislative function is paired with two distinct aristocracies, with fundamentally different factional bases of power that must agree on the form of a bill before it can be read into law.  Now complicate this by remembering that both aristocracies also are directly or indirectly democratically elected by peoples who vary factionally in every conceivable way: religiously, ideologically, culturally, geographically, and economically.  The instinctive goal of each of these factions is to push their agenda to the extreme – my way or the highway sorts of logics, but in such a diverse system in which so many interests are given power, the ability of extremists of any and all types to be able to achieve legislative victory is nearly nil.  As a result no matter how radical or power-hungry an American legislative aristocrat is, or the democratic faction-set they represent is, their ability achieve political success depends upon their ability to moderate their voting patterns, allowing alliance building and cooperation.  Add to this the fact that legislative bodies are primarily deliberative bodies and that aristocracies are best suited for complex tasks requiring specialization and intense education, and the match between aristocracy and legislative body makes perfect sense.

In the case of the executive function, which is paired with the monarchical institution type, we see an instance of a monarch, chosen (indirectly) by the people through a mechanism that guarantees that all the states have relevancy in every election, even if they are small in terms of relative population.  The result is a monarch who is scared of losing office (remember, the Founding Fathers put no term limit into place for the president, so the possibility that they were be permanently barred from reelection did not exist, so public opinion still carried weight in the president’s second term) who is also forced to moderate his initiatives given that he must put together an enormous national coalition in order to take office.

This is only amplified by the fact that, while the presidential monarch is capable of acting quickly and decisively when the need arises the presidential power is largely limited to execution of the law - the power of interpretation – and the negative power of a legislative veto (which can be, though rarely is, overturned).  This doesn’t mean the president doesn’t have tremendous power, but that (in theory, at least) the president’s operational parameters are restricted to a framework of laws which he himself had only limited influence over. 

Finally, the judiciary is a set of aristocracies in which the aristocrats are appointed by the monarch and confirmed by the Senatorial aristocrats.  The intention was to guarantee that the branch of state which was most responsible for arbitrating differences of opinion between the Federal and state democracies, the other Federal aristocracies as well as the state aristocracies, and the Federal and state monarchies was simultaneously shielded as much as possible from the ideological discourse (though, of course, imperfectly) by shielding them as much as possible from the “democratic impulse” of the nation, the states, or the regions of the states.  This was further enhanced by “tenuring” the judiciary – providing the judicial aristocrats with lifetime seats and thereby ensuring that no clientelistic relationships existed between the justices and their appointers after appointment occurred.  In other words, the judiciary was intended to derive its power from the law and their status alone – their faction depends, for its power, on its ability to remain an (apparently) impartial arbiter between partial factions – it is a faction in and of itself, isolated from other factions as much as any group can be.

            Confused yet?  Sure you are.  Don’t worry, the confusion will continue. 

(3) Third, design the office-selection method of each institution in such a manner as no two offices are selected in the same fashion, guaranteeing that each institutional is governed by fundamentally different faction-coalitions;

I briefly noted above that the American presidential monarchy and the various Federal aristocracies are all chosen by different means – this is critical to reinforcing the system of

 

(3) employ first a-past-the-post electoral model for the House of Representatives in o

 (4) ensure that any new initiative of state, in theory at least, can be “vetoed” by any of the law-making institutions.  

           

External Threats

The Urge to Dissolve

Central Government

The Army

The Monarchy Versus the Aristocracy

The Mob

The Slaves

 

US HISTORY- ALL WEEK we will be working on SOL Review Packet *SOL EXTRAVAGANZA*  up to Day 8.  We will review in class, review orally w/ Questions, Make flashcards, etc in class while working around other SOL Coursework.



Week of April 18-21 US History and Government
Due Date: 4/21/2017
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

US HISTORY-

MONDAY- OFF SCHOOL

TUESDAY-  Cold War/Raegan/Clinton SOL REVIEW; Homework is up to page 6 in Review Packet

WEDNESDAY- SOL Review in Class/SOL  Packet to be complete for HW

THURSDAY- Icon Review/Court Cases/PPL Review

FRIDAY- PROM DECOR

 

GOVERNMENT-

MONDAY- OFF SCHOOL

TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY- SwVCC Exit Interviews

THURSDAY- Complete Paper work for Guidance/ Civics Seal/ AP Exams Registration/Etc.

FRIDAY- PROM DECOR



Assignments for Week of April 10 2017
Due Date: 4/13/2017
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

US HISTORY-

* We will be working on an 8 day comprehensive SOL REVIEW*

Monday- Day One- SOL REVIEW/WW 2 recap

Tuesday-Day Two of SOL Review- COLD WAR Recap

Wednesday- SOL review in Class up to Cold War/Vietnam/Korea- Homework is Day 3 in Packet

Thursday- SOL review in Class- Cold War/Vietnam/Korea- Homework is Day 4 in Packet; and SOL BAG GOES HOME

Friday-NO SCHOOL

 

GOVERNMENT-

Monday- Pop Quiz on American Politicl Culture Material; May use Notes.  Watch PT 2 of online Lecture

Tuesday- American Political Culture PPT ( Online ) ; HW- Vocabulary

Wednesday- QUIZ

Thursday- Community Day

Friday- NO SCHOOL



Assignments for Week of April 3 2017
Due Date: 4/7/2017
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

US HISTORY:
Monday- Open Notes Test 20 & 21

Tuesday- WW 2 Lecture/PowerPoint- notes that go w/ it....

Wednesday- ww2 quiz on packet

Thursday- Review notes on ww2/video clip

Friday- TEST ON 22/WW 2

 

GOVERNMENT:

Monday and Tuesday-  REALITY STORE ECONOMIC ACTIVITY

Wednesday- American Political Culture Lecture

Thursday- Activity In Class

Friday- QUICK QUIZ



Assignments for Week of March 27 2017
Due Date: 3/28/2017
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

US History (11TH Grade):

Monday- 20/21 Review Packets, Check BJC Book , Homework 20/21 Study Guide Questions

Tuesday- SOL TESTING

Wednesday- Roaring 20s Lecture (Ch 22) and short film; Homework on Roaring 20s Study Questions

Thursday- SOL TESTING

Friday- QUIZ on 20/21/22; Foldable Activity

 

GOVERNMENT:

Monday- Judicial Branch Lecture ; Finish 1/2 Packet for HW; crash course video on JUDICIARY

Tueday- 2nd 1/2 Packet in class /Finish Lecture

Wednesday- TEST ON JUDICIAL BRANCH

Thursday & Friday- Economics Activity

 

TUTORING AVALIABLE EVERY DAY AFTER SCHOOL MON- THURS 30 mins; Tuesdays @ 7:30 am and April 1 Saturday School 8-noon * MUST SIGN UP*



Assignments for Week of March 20 2017
Due Date: 3/24/2017
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

US HISTORY:

Monday- Finish WW1 Packet w/ Lecture Power Points- HW 2 pages in BJC Book

Tuesday-Foldable on WW1, Review Page HIGHLIGHT in class on WW1, HW 2 pages in BJC Book

Wednesday- QUIZ on Ch 19- LONG version, BJC Book 2 pages

Thursday-Begin Ch. 20 Lecture PPT and Notepack, HW is Ch 20 Reading Guides

Friday- Continue Ch. 20 w/ SOL Review Chart

 

GOVERNMENT:

Monday- Judicial Branch Vocab Check (Ch 14), Lecture, Homework is #HashTag History Project DUE FRIDAY

Wednesday-SC Case review on Furman V. Georgia, QUIZ ON JUDICIARY

Thursday-SC Case Review Tinker V. Des Moines; Test Review

Friday- TEST ON JUDICIAL BRANCH



Assignments for Week of March 6, 2017
Due Date: 3/6/2017
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

US HISTORY:

Monday- QUIZ on Urbanization and Immigration; Pages 22-24 in BJC Book are HW, add to SOL FOLDER in class.

Tuesday-Begin CH 18 on Imperialism; PPT Notes; Lecture, Pages 25-27 in BJC Book are HW. 

Wednesday- Continue Lecture on CH 18 Imperialism.  BJC Cutlip Book, Pages 27-29 are HW.  

Thursday- PUT COMPLETED Imperialsim Notepack in SOL BAG, Pages 30 & 31 in BJC Book are HW. TEST ON IMPERIALISM/18

Friday- Watch "The Men Who Built America" and Worksheet.

 

GOVERNMENT:

Monday- Congress Wrap Up Activity; Homework is Government Hashtag assignment. Judicial Branch VOCABULARY is HW. 

Tuesday- Judicial Branch Lecture

Wednesday- Notes on Judiciary Notepack 

Thursday & Firday- Supreme Court Case Studies 

 



AP and Dual Government and US History
Due Date: 2/24/2017
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Government-

Monday- Congress Powerpoint Lecture

Tuesday- Lecture-CoNTD and "Congress in a Flash" ICIVICS lesson

Wednesday- POP QUIZ/Electoral College ICIVICS lesson

Thursday/Friday - REVIEW AND MAKEUP DAYS

 

US History-

Monday & Tuesday- Gilded Age to the Progressive Era NOTE PACKET that goes along w/ Powerpoint.

**Bobby Jo Cutlip Book (Homework - Pages 30-33)

Wednesday- QUIZ on Progressive Era

Thursday/Friday- REVIEW AND MAKEUP DAYS- Foldable on 14



US History and AP/Dual Government
Due Date: 2/17/2017
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

US HISTORY

Monday- Ch 14 Lecture PPT/Page 30 & 31 in BJC Book

Tuesday- Ch 14 Lecture PPT/Page 32 & 33  in BJC Book

Wedneday- CH 14 QUIZ

Thursday- Begin 15, Vocabulary is HW

Friday Review Activity for 15

 

AP/DUAL GOV

Monday- Registar from TAZ CO....IN CLASS SPEAKER...register to vote

Tuesday- Debate Legislative Bill in class *****NOVEL PROJECT IS DUE********

Return Books, as needed....

Wednresday- Bill Continued, Lecture, Quiz Prep.

Thursday- QUIZ on CONGRESS; Part 1

Friday - Legislative Branch Lecture



US History and AP/Dual Government
Due Date: 2/10/2017
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

US HISTORY

Monday- CH 13 Test Review

Tuesday- QUIZ on CH 13 Vocab/Foldable; Homework is Ch 13 Reading Packet

Wednesday/Thursday- CH 14 Lecture

Friday- Quiz Ch 14

 

AP/DUAL GOV

Monday- Review CR & CL

Tuesday- TEST ON CR & CL

Wednesday- Legislative Branch

Thursday-Lecture/Homework- Legislative Bill

Friday-QUIZ/Presentation of Bill



AP/DUAL Government
Due Date: 2/2/2017
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

AP/Dual Enrollment Governmnent

Monday/Tuesday- Lecture CR & CL

Wednesday- QUIZ /Bakke V.California

Thursday- Library Day reserved/4th Amendment/Terry V Ohio

Friday- Classroom Guidance

 

US History

Monday/Tuesday- Lecture on Reconstruction and Expansion

Wednesday- CIP TESTING/ Quiz on Ch 12/ Reconstruction

Thursday- Ch 13 Begin

Friday-Lecture on Ch 13; Section 1 & 2



US History and AP/DUAL Government Week of Jan 16 2017
Due Date: 1/16/2017
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

US HISTORY

MONDAY- ASSESSMENT OF CIVIL WAR SECESSION CHARTS; CH 11 LECTURE, NOTES FOR HOMEWORK

TUESDAY-QUIZ ON CIVIL WAR

WEDNESDAY-CHAPTER 12/CIVIL WAR PROGRESSION OF BATTLES LECTURE

THURSDAY- TEST REVIEW

FRIDAY- ALL OF CIVIL WAR TEST

 

AP/DUAL GOVERNMENT-

MONDAY- FINISH SCHOOLOGY ON THE SUPREME COURT CASES CHART

TUESDAY-LECTURE ON CIVIL RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES

WEDNESDAY-QUIZ ON SCHOOLOGY UNIT

THURSDAY-TEST REVIEW

FRIDAY-TEST ON CR & CL



Scholarship Opportunity
Due Date: 1/8/2017
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

The 2018 contest will open for submissions on September 1, 2017.

 

Contest Information

In Profiles in Courage, John F. Kennedy recounted the stories of eight U.S. senators who risked their careers to do what was right for the nation. These leaders demonstrated political courage by taking a stand for the public good in spite of pressure by interest groups, their political party, or even their constituents. The Profile in Courage Essay Contest challenges students to write an original and creative essay that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage.

The maximum word count is 1,000 with a minimum of 700, not including citations and bibliography. Use at least five varied sources such as government documents, letters, newspaper articles, books, and/or personal interviews.

All submissions must adhere to contest requirements.

 

Contest Topic

Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born. Include an analysis of the obstacles, risks, and consequences associated with the act. The essay may concern an issue at the local, state, national, or international level.

Contest Policies

All entries must be postmarked or received by January 4, 2018, with the required registration form available on this web site. The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, damaged, illegible, or incomplete submissions.

Decisions of the Profile in Courage Award Committee are final. Winners will be notified by mail and via telephone by March 31. All participants will receive a letter notifying them of the winners along with a Certificate of Participation by the end of May.

By entering, you agree that your essay will become the property of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation and will not be returned. The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation reserves the right to print and display the essays and photographs of the contest winners.

Contact the Contest Coordinator

Important Note: Before contacting the Profile in Courage Essay Contest Coordinator, please be sure to read over the FAQ section of this web site.

Email: profiles@nara.gov


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US History and Government - Week of Nov 14th
Due Date: 11/18/2016
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

US HISTORY-

Monday- Handback Assignments; Chapter 7 Lecture, uesHW is PG 30/31 Manifest Destiny and Sectionalism in BJC Book

Tuesday- Section 2 & 3 CH 7 Lecture/Foldable

Wednesday- FOLDABLE take up and VOCAB QUIZ

Thursday-Review

Friday- 7 TEST

 

GOVERNMENT-

Monday- Handback Assignments, Electoral College Packet

Tuesday- Writing Prompt RE: Congress

Wednesday- QUIZ on Elections and Campaigns

Thursday-Lecture/Sketch Notes

Friday- TEST



November 7- 11 GOVERNMENT
Due Date: 11/11/2016
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

MONDAY- MOCK ELECTION/ MAKEUP ASSIGNMENTS

TUESDAY- NO SCHOOL/ELECTION DAY

WEDNESDAY- ELECTIONS AND CAMPAIGNS CHAPTER BEGIN/ASSIGN VOCABULARY

THURSDAY- LECTURE ON ELECTIONS AND CAMPAIGNS/ASSIGN HW

FRIDAY-QUIZ ON ELECTION.



US History and Dual/AP Government Week of 11/28/16
Due Date: 11/2/2016
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

US HISTORY

Monday- Chapter 8, Section 1 Lecture.  Ch 8 VOCABULARY = HW

Tuesday-Chapter 8 Section 2 & 3 Lecture.  Reading Guide= HW

Wednesday- QUIZ on CH 8 Vocab; Finish all sections Lecture.  Slave account= Homework

Thursday- Foldable/Review Activity in class

Friday- TEST CH 8

 

 

GOVERNMENT-

Monday- Power Point on Mass Media and Public Opinions.  HW= CH 10 VOcabulary

Tuesday- Propogana Lecture- HW= Types of Propoganda

Wednesday- QUIZ- MASS MEDIA, Dr. Suess "Goes to war" Polical Cartoon Analysis

Thursday- Review/ In CLass Activity

Friday- TEST MASS MEDIA

 



10-24-16 through 10-28-16 AP & Dual Government
Due Date: 10/28/2016
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday- POP QUIZ * Question of the Day* Notecard Check, announcement of 2 scholarship opportunities, Button assigned for Wednesday, Quiz assigned for Wednesday, Voting Lecture Questions.

Tuesday- BUTTON in class, and also finish VOTING Power Point

Wednesday- Quiz on the CH 8 VOCAB

Thursday- Test Review for Voting and Voting Behavior

Friday- TEST



Oct 17-21 GOVERNMENT
Due Date: 10/21/2016
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday- Campaigns and Elections Lecture/Finish Lecture

Tueday- Assignment Re: Campaigns and Elections/Homework 

Wednesday- QUIZ 

Thursday-Test Review & Homework

Friday- TEST



October 10-14 GOVERNMENT- AP & DUAL
Due Date: 10/14/2016
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday- Recap of Constitution CSG Test/Makeup as Needed

Tuesday-Review Debate #2

Wednesday-CNN Debate Questions Due.  Begin "Campaigns and Elections" Lecture

Thursday- EDS; PhD Article Due, review, and assign Study Guide

Friday-Discussion, Lecure Quiz



October 3-7 GOVERNMENT
Due Date: 10/7/2016
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday/Tuesday- ORAL REVIEW  od Constitutional Study Guide.  This is the 4th test of the CSG series and should the guide should be complete as a part of a previous notebook check. 

Wednesday- TEST on Constitutional Study Guide 1-100.  SCANTRON

Thursday and Friday- Completion of the Response Essays on the 2016 Presidential Debate Packet.  These are the last questions in packet.  They are all educated opionated responses from the viewing of the 16 Debates.

*** All Questions of the Day are listed daily on the blackboard in the classroom***



Oct 31-Nov 4 Government
Due Date: 10/4/2016
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday- Electoral College Map Handed Out/Halloween Trivia

Tuesday-Ch 8  Lecture

Wednesday- QUIZ ON Voting

Thursday- Lecture and Review Material

Firday- TEST 



Week of 9/26/16 GOV
Due Date: 9/30/2016
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

EACH DAY BEGINS W/QUESTION OF DAY

Monday- Debate Questions/Notebook Check/ CSG to be complete

Tuesday- GO Over Debate Chart

Wednesday TEST 100- end of Constitutional Study Guided

Thursday- Begin Module 2 lecture

Friday-Begin Module 2 CONTD



September 19-23 AP GOVERNMENT
Due Date: 9/19/2016
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday- CSPAN Deliberation Activity * Use of cell phone and Computers in Classroom *

Tuesday- TEST 50-100 CSG; Tutoring @ 7:30 is open, Read Article from CPAN as Homework

Wednesday- DEBATE

Thursday- Complete CSG In Class Review

Friday- TEST 3 100-end of  CSG

* Prom Comm Student and Parent Meeting 5:30 PM on Tues 9/20



September 19-23 AP GOVERNMENT
Due Date: 9/19/2016
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday- CSPAN Deliberation Activity * Use of cell phone and Computers in Classroom *

Tuesday- TEST 50-100 CSG; Tutoring @ 7:30 is open, Read Article from CPAN as Homework

Wednesday- DEBATE

Thursday- Complete CSG In Class Review

Friday- TEST 3 100-end of  CSG

* Prom Comm Student and Parent Meeting 5:30 PM on Tues 9/20



9/12/- 9/16 US GOVERNMENT
Due Date: 9/16/2016
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday- TYPES of Government Chart, Review for 1-50

Tuesday- 1-50 TEST of Constitutional Study Guide, Next page CSG assigned for Homework

Wenesday- CNN Delieverative Classroom Activity, Next page for CSG assigned for Homework

Thursday- 50-100 TEST Constitutional Study Guide

Friday- IN CLASS REVIEW ACTIVITY for Constitution Day (Sept. 17th)



US History and Government - Week of 23rd
Due Date: 5/27/2016
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

US History Remediation and SOL Testing- Retakes and Makeup Work and Book Return.

 

Government- Projects, turn in and Paper Exam



Week of May 2nd 2016 USGOV
Due Date: 5/6/2016
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday- Review/Grade Voting Quizzes in Class/ Handout Papers

TUTORING/MAKEUP TIME offered until 4:15

 

Tuesday- Begin Voting Lecture/Behavior Lecture

TUTORING/MAKEUP TIME offered until 4:15

 

Wednesday- Lecture 6

TUTORING/MAKEUP TIME offered until 4:15

 

Thursday- TEST VOTING (6)

 

Friday- Political Cartoon Analysis

 

Saturday-9-11 TUTORING for History; TUTORING/MAKEUP TIME offered



Week of 4/11/16 Government
Due Date: 4/15/2016
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday- Voting Clip, Election Notepack

Tuesday- Review Packet, Pop Quiz, Homework is Vocabulary

Wednesday-Quiz Corrections, Notebook Check

Thursday- Test Study Guide

Friday- Test

*** Also any Essays for "Roots of Liberty" Essay Contest DUE



Week of April 4 2016 Government
Due Date: 4/8/2016
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday- Voting PPT

Tuesday- Voting anf Elections/Reading of Propoganda PRactice Assignment

Wedneday- Voting and Elections PPT/COmpare and Contrast

Thursday- Election Worksheet and Video Clip

Friday- Test on Voting



Week of 3/7/2016 Government
Due Date: 3/7/2016
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday/Tuesday- In Class Lecture/ CR & CL Packet

Wednesday- Turn in Notepack/QUIZ

Thursday _ Test Review Questions

Friday- UNIT TEST



Week of Feb 29/Government
Due Date: 2/29/2016
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday- CR & CL Open Notes TEst

Tuesday- Grade Test in class/Review/Makeup Work

Wednesday- Foldable on SC Cases + Super Tuesday Discussion

Thurs/Friday- Lecture on Cr & CL in Class.  Quiz on SC Cases on Thursday.



Week of 2/8/16 Dual Government
Due Date: 2/12/2016
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday: Civil Rights Civil Liberties PPT Lecture

Tuesday: Assign Court Cases/CR & CL lecture

Wednesday: Quiz

Thursday: Lecture/Test Review

Friday: TEST



Week of February 1 2016 AP & DUAL GOV
Due Date: 2/1/2016
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday- FINANCIAL AID INFO SESSION

Tuesday- Political Cartoon Analysis

Wednesday- Mass Media Work

Thursday- Mass Media FILL IN THE BLANK QUIZ

Friday- Begin Civil Rights and Liberties



Book List AP GOV
Due Date: 1/8/2016
Subject: A.P. Dual Government
Reading   Assignment Book List
 
Founders/Foundations
Founding   Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation
James Madison   and the Struggle for the Bill of Rights
What Would   the Founders Do? Our Questions, Their   Answers
 
Elections
Presidential   Campaigns: Washington to Reagan
All's   Fair: Love,War, and Running for   President
36 Days: The Complete Chronicle of the 2000   Presidential Election
The Angry   American: How Voter Rage is Changing   the Nation
Deadlock: The Inside Story of America's Closest   Election
America   Afire: Jefferson, Adams and the   Revolutionary Election of 1800
Politics By   Other Means: The Declining Importance   of Elections in Ame
Trail Fever
Confessions   of Political Hitman: My Secret Life of Scandal,…
How to Rig an   Election…
Game   Change: Obama & the Clintons,   McCain & Palin, &
The Battle   for America…
Condi vs.   Hilary
Fooled Again
The First   Campaign
 
Democracy/State   of the Nation
Red, White,   and Oh So Blue: A Memoir of a   Political Depression
Why Americans   Hate Politics
Who Will Tell   the People: The Betrayal of American   Democracy
How To   Overthrow the Government
America: A Citizen's Guide (warning-book contains profanity)
I am America   and So Can You
How   Democratic is the Constitution
 
Civil   Rights/Civil Liberties
We Shall   Overcome
Walls Come   Tumbling Down: A History of the Civil   Rights 1940-1970
People's   Charter: The Pursuit of Rights in   America
In Defense of   American Liberties: A History of the   ACLU
In Defense of   Liberty: The Story of America's Bill   of Rights
 
Media
Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media   Distorts the News
The Nightly   News Nightmare
Bad   News: Where the Press Goes Wrong in   the Making of the Presiden
Rich Media,   Poor Democracy: Communication   Politics…
 
 
Opinion/Pundit
We're Right,   They're Wrong: A Handbook for Spirited   Progressives
Buck Up, Suck   Up…and Come Back When You Foul Up: 12   Winning
Lies and the   Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and   Balanced Look
Crazies to   the Left and Wimps to the Right
Slander: Liberal Lies About the American Right
Treason: Liberal Treachery from the ColdWAr to the   War on Terrorism
How to Talk   to a Liberal if you Must
Hardball: How Politics is Played Told by One Who   Knows the Game
Now, Let me   Tell you What I Really Think
The No Spin   Zone
Dude, Where's   My Country
Stupid White   Men: And Other Sorry Excuses for the   State of the Nation
Glenn Beck's   Common Sense: The Case Against …
The Original   Argument…
Arguing with   Idiots
Cultural   Warrior
You Got to   Dance with them What Brung You
Bloodthirsty   Bitches and the Pious Pimps of Power
Shut Up &   Sing
Pitchforks   and Torches: The Worst of the Worst   from Beck, Bill…
Toxic   Talk: How the Radical Right Has   Poisoned…
The Elephant   in the Room: Evangelicas,   Libertarians, & …
Trickle Up   Poverty: Stopping Obama's Attack on   our Borders,…
Conservative   Victory: Defeating Obama's Radical   Agenda
Red, White,   & Liberal: How Left is Right and   Right is Wrong
Fooled   Again: How the Right Stole the 2004   Election and …
The NeoCon   Reader
 
Economics
Return of Thrift: How the   Collapse of the Middle Class Welfare State Will Rewaken Values in America
Reefer   Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American…
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side…
SuperFreakonomics
Maestro: Greenspan's FED and the American Boom
Unequal   Democracy
Overhaul: An Insider's Account of the Obama   Administration's…
Boiling   Point: Democrats, Republicans, &   The Decline…
 
Executive   Branch/The President
Eyewitness to   Power
Bill Clinton   Story: Winning the Presidency
The American   Presidency: An Intellectual History
What I Saw at   the Revolution: A Political Life in   the Reagan Era
State of   Denial
Plan of   Attack
Shadow: Five Presidents and the Legacy of Watergate
The   Agenda: Inside the Clinton White House
Bushwhacked: Life in George W Bush's America
To the Best   of my Ability
War and the   American Presidency
Second Acts
Bush At War
Decision   Points
 
Legislative   Branch/Congress
Committee: The Extraordinary Career of the House Comm.   On Un-Am
The 9/11 Commission Report:   Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the   United States
Women on the Hill: A   History of Women in Congress
 
Judicial   Branch/The Supreme Court
The Supreme   Court
Guilty: The Collapse of Criminal Justice
Active   Liberty: Interpreting our Democratic   Constitution
A Matter of   Interpretation
The Brethren
A Court   Divided
Evolution in   the Courtoom
Gideon's   Trumpet
Men in Black
Inside the   Secret World of the Supreme Court
The Great   Decision: Jefferson, Adams, & the Battle for the Supreme
Supreme   Conflict
The Votes   That Counted: How the Court Decided…
 
Potpourri-Not   Exactly Fitting in Any Other
Longitudes   and Attitudes
Nothin' but   Good Times Ahead
Worse Than   Watergate
The Right and   the Power
Ghost Wars
State of   War: The Secret History of the CIA and   the Bush Admin.
 


Weel of 11/30/15 GOVERNMENT
Due Date: 11/30/2015
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday- Ms. Taylor in Classroom - Guidance

Tueday- Judiciary Case

Wed/Thu= Judiciary Lecture

Friday-QUIZ on Court System



Book List AP GOV
Due Date: 11/18/2015
Subject: A.P. Dual Government
Reading   Assignment Book List
 
Founders/Foundations
Founding   Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation
James Madison   and the Struggle for the Bill of Rights
What Would   the Founders Do? Our Questions, Their   Answers
 
Elections
Presidential   Campaigns: Washington to Reagan
All's   Fair: Love,War, and Running for   President
36 Days: The Complete Chronicle of the 2000   Presidential Election
The Angry   American: How Voter Rage is Changing   the Nation
Deadlock: The Inside Story of America's Closest   Election
America   Afire: Jefferson, Adams and the   Revolutionary Election of 1800
Politics By   Other Means: The Declining Importance   of Elections in Ame
Trail Fever
Confessions   of Political Hitman: My Secret Life of Scandal,…
How to Rig an   Election…
Game   Change: Obama & the Clintons,   McCain & Palin, &
The Battle   for America…
Condi vs.   Hilary
Fooled Again
The First   Campaign
 
Democracy/State   of the Nation
Red, White,   and Oh So Blue: A Memoir of a   Political Depression
Why Americans   Hate Politics
Who Will Tell   the People: The Betrayal of American   Democracy
How To   Overthrow the Government
America: A Citizen's Guide (warning-book contains profanity)
I am America   and So Can You
How   Democratic is the Constitution
 
Civil   Rights/Civil Liberties
We Shall   Overcome
Walls Come   Tumbling Down: A History of the Civil   Rights 1940-1970
People's   Charter: The Pursuit of Rights in   America
In Defense of   American Liberties: A History of the   ACLU
In Defense of   Liberty: The Story of America's Bill   of Rights
 
Media
Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media   Distorts the News
The Nightly   News Nightmare
Bad   News: Where the Press Goes Wrong in   the Making of the Presiden
Rich Media,   Poor Democracy: Communication   Politics…
 
 
Opinion/Pundit
We're Right,   They're Wrong: A Handbook for Spirited   Progressives
Buck Up, Suck   Up…and Come Back When You Foul Up: 12   Winning
Lies and the   Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and   Balanced Look
Crazies to   the Left and Wimps to the Right
Slander: Liberal Lies About the American Right
Treason: Liberal Treachery from the ColdWAr to the   War on Terrorism
How to Talk   to a Liberal if you Must
Hardball: How Politics is Played Told by One Who   Knows the Game
Now, Let me   Tell you What I Really Think
The No Spin   Zone
Dude, Where's   My Country
Stupid White   Men: And Other Sorry Excuses for the   State of the Nation
Glenn Beck's   Common Sense: The Case Against …
The Original   Argument…
Arguing with   Idiots
Cultural   Warrior
You Got to   Dance with them What Brung You
Bloodthirsty   Bitches and the Pious Pimps of Power
Shut Up &   Sing
Pitchforks   and Torches: The Worst of the Worst   from Beck, Bill…
Toxic   Talk: How the Radical Right Has   Poisoned…
The Elephant   in the Room: Evangelicas,   Libertarians, & …
Trickle Up   Poverty: Stopping Obama's Attack on   our Borders,…
Conservative   Victory: Defeating Obama's Radical   Agenda
Red, White,   & Liberal: How Left is Right and   Right is Wrong
Fooled   Again: How the Right Stole the 2004   Election and …
The NeoCon   Reader
 
Economics
Return of Thrift: How the   Collapse of the Middle Class Welfare State Will Rewaken Values in America
Reefer   Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American…
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side…
SuperFreakonomics
Maestro: Greenspan's FED and the American Boom
Unequal   Democracy
Overhaul: An Insider's Account of the Obama   Administration's…
Boiling   Point: Democrats, Republicans, &   The Decline…
 
Executive   Branch/The President
Eyewitness to   Power
Bill Clinton   Story: Winning the Presidency
The American   Presidency: An Intellectual History
What I Saw at   the Revolution: A Political Life in   the Reagan Era
State of   Denial
Plan of   Attack
Shadow: Five Presidents and the Legacy of Watergate
The   Agenda: Inside the Clinton White House
Bushwhacked: Life in George W Bush's America
To the Best   of my Ability
War and the   American Presidency
Second Acts
Bush At War
Decision   Points
 
Legislative   Branch/Congress
Committee: The Extraordinary Career of the House Comm.   On Un-Am
The 9/11 Commission Report:   Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the   United States
Women on the Hill: A   History of Women in Congress
 
Judicial   Branch/The Supreme Court
The Supreme   Court
Guilty: The Collapse of Criminal Justice
Active   Liberty: Interpreting our Democratic   Constitution
A Matter of   Interpretation
The Brethren
A Court   Divided
Evolution in   the Courtoom
Gideon's   Trumpet
Men in Black
Inside the   Secret World of the Supreme Court
The Great   Decision: Jefferson, Adams, & the Battle for the Supreme
Supreme   Conflict
The Votes   That Counted: How the Court Decided…
 
Potpourri-Not   Exactly Fitting in Any Other
Longitudes   and Attitudes
Nothin' but   Good Times Ahead
Worse Than   Watergate
The Right and   the Power
Ghost Wars
State of   War: The Secret History of the CIA and   the Bush Admin.
 


Book List
Due Date: 11/18/2015
Subject: A.P. Dual Government
Reading   Assignment Book List
 
Founders/Foundations
Founding   Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation
James Madison   and the Struggle for the Bill of Rights
What Would   the Founders Do? Our Questions, Their   Answers
 
Elections
Presidential   Campaigns: Washington to Reagan
All's   Fair: Love,War, and Running for   President
36 Days: The Complete Chronicle of the 2000   Presidential Election
The Angry   American: How Voter Rage is Changing   the Nation
Deadlock: The Inside Story of America's Closest   Election
America   Afire: Jefferson, Adams and the   Revolutionary Election of 1800
Politics By   Other Means: The Declining Importance   of Elections in Ame
Trail Fever
Confessions   of Political Hitman: My Secret Life of Scandal,…
How to Rig an   Election…
Game   Change: Obama & the Clintons,   McCain & Palin, &
The Battle   for America…
Condi vs.   Hilary
Fooled Again
The First   Campaign
 
Democracy/State   of the Nation
Red, White,   and Oh So Blue: A Memoir of a   Political Depression
Why Americans   Hate Politics
Who Will Tell   the People: The Betrayal of American   Democracy
How To   Overthrow the Government
America: A Citizen's Guide (warning-book contains profanity)
I am America   and So Can You
How   Democratic is the Constitution
 
Civil   Rights/Civil Liberties
We Shall   Overcome
Walls Come   Tumbling Down: A History of the Civil   Rights 1940-1970
People's   Charter: The Pursuit of Rights in   America
In Defense of   American Liberties: A History of the   ACLU
In Defense of   Liberty: The Story of America's Bill   of Rights
 
Media
Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media   Distorts the News
The Nightly   News Nightmare
Bad   News: Where the Press Goes Wrong in   the Making of the Presiden
Rich Media,   Poor Democracy: Communication   Politics…
 
 
Opinion/Pundit
We're Right,   They're Wrong: A Handbook for Spirited   Progressives
Buck Up, Suck   Up…and Come Back When You Foul Up: 12   Winning
Lies and the   Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and   Balanced Look
Crazies to   the Left and Wimps to the Right
Slander: Liberal Lies About the American Right
Treason: Liberal Treachery from the ColdWAr to the   War on Terrorism
How to Talk   to a Liberal if you Must
Hardball: How Politics is Played Told by One Who   Knows the Game
Now, Let me   Tell you What I Really Think
The No Spin   Zone
Dude, Where's   My Country
Stupid White   Men: And Other Sorry Excuses for the   State of the Nation
Glenn Beck's   Common Sense: The Case Against …
The Original   Argument…
Arguing with   Idiots
Cultural   Warrior
You Got to   Dance with them What Brung You
Bloodthirsty   Bitches and the Pious Pimps of Power
Shut Up &   Sing
Pitchforks   and Torches: The Worst of the Worst   from Beck, Bill…
Toxic   Talk: How the Radical Right Has   Poisoned…
The Elephant   in the Room: Evangelicas,   Libertarians, & …
Trickle Up   Poverty: Stopping Obama's Attack on   our Borders,…
Conservative   Victory: Defeating Obama's Radical   Agenda
Red, White,   & Liberal: How Left is Right and   Right is Wrong
Fooled   Again: How the Right Stole the 2004   Election and …
The NeoCon   Reader
 
Economics
Return of Thrift: How the   Collapse of the Middle Class Welfare State Will Rewaken Values in America
Reefer   Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American…
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side…
SuperFreakonomics
Maestro: Greenspan's FED and the American Boom
Unequal   Democracy
Overhaul: An Insider's Account of the Obama   Administration's…
Boiling   Point: Democrats, Republicans, &   The Decline…
 
Executive   Branch/The President
Eyewitness to   Power
Bill Clinton   Story: Winning the Presidency
The American   Presidency: An Intellectual History
What I Saw at   the Revolution: A Political Life in   the Reagan Era
State of   Denial
Plan of   Attack
Shadow: Five Presidents and the Legacy of Watergate
The   Agenda: Inside the Clinton White House
Bushwhacked: Life in George W Bush's America
To the Best   of my Ability
War and the   American Presidency
Second Acts
Bush At War
Decision   Points
 
Legislative   Branch/Congress
Committee: The Extraordinary Career of the House Comm.   On Un-Am
The 9/11 Commission Report:   Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the   United States
Women on the Hill: A   History of Women in Congress
 
Judicial   Branch/The Supreme Court
The Supreme   Court
Guilty: The Collapse of Criminal Justice
Active   Liberty: Interpreting our Democratic   Constitution
A Matter of   Interpretation
The Brethren
A Court   Divided
Evolution in   the Courtoom
Gideon's   Trumpet
Men in Black
Inside the   Secret World of the Supreme Court
The Great   Decision: Jefferson, Adams, & the Battle for the Supreme
Supreme   Conflict
The Votes   That Counted: How the Court Decided…
 
Potpourri-Not   Exactly Fitting in Any Other
Longitudes   and Attitudes
Nothin' but   Good Times Ahead
Worse Than   Watergate
The Right and   the Power
Ghost Wars
State of   War: The Secret History of the CIA and   the Bush Admin.
 


Book Project Instructions
Due Date: 11/18/2015
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

AP Government

Reading Assignment

 

Objectives: This project will provide students with an opportunity to explore the concepts learned in class in more detail while practicing their reading comprehension and critical thinking skills. Completion of this project will also expose students to a genre of literature they might not be familiar with and will allow students to utilize time management and long-range planning to complete this assignment by replicating a college-type scenario where a project is assigned early in the semester and due at the end. Finally, students will practice written and verbal communication skills with an emphasis on creativity, conciseness, and justification of thoughts.

 

Topic: All books used for this project are non-fiction and are related to U.S. Government. Attached is a list of books recommended for use. You do not have to buy these books. Please make use of the CHS and public libraries-including interlibrary loans. If you would like to select a book that is not on the list, you must type an application that gives the title and author of the work as well as explains why you want to use this book and why your request should be approved. Changes to your selection will not be permitted after the sign-up deadline has passed so spend some time doing research and choose wisely.

 

Dates: This 100 point project will be .. The Final paper will be due on the date listed on your calendar. Projects are due on that day whether you are present or not. Late Projects will not be accepted. There will be book discussions on those days.

 

Assignment: The steps to take to complete this assignment are:

     1) Choose and Read a book from the list provided.            

     2) Write a paper. You will clearly label each section of the paper. Regardless of the section, you will use paragraphs, complete sentences, and transitions between topics. You need to be thorough and explicit while also being concise. The sections of your paper will be:

            a) Summary- be sure to include ALL key points and to explain the author’s points

            b) Connection-explain how the book relates to topics/concepts covered in class.

                   Be specific in referencing both the book as well as the specific units and concepts

                   from class and justify your

                   connections.

            c) Learned-describe things you learned from this book. That could/should

                 include not only information that supplemented something you already

               knew, but also concepts that were new to you

            d) Review/Rate-explain whether you would recommend this book to another

                 student; whether you would read another work by this author; the

                 readability (was it an easy read) of this work; where you found the book-in the public

                 library; school library; my shelves; or Amazon; and whether the work should

     remain on the list of potential books. Justify all parts with specifics.

           

The paper will be typed using 12 point, Times New Roman font with one inch margins. You will clearly label each section. You will Single Space within sections and Double Space between sections. You will use spell check and review your grammar. You will use the attached rubric as your cover page. You will cite quotes & any information that is not yours using parenthetical notation, even though the source is obvious. If you are using a Nook or Kindle, ask about citations.

 



Week of 11/16/U GOVERNMENT
Due Date: 11/16/2015
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

AP/DUAL

Monday- Review EX Branch; Assigure

n WOrkbook

Tuesday- TEST REVIEW IN CLASS

Wednesday- TEST

Thursday- Begin Art 3 Lecture

Friday- CAREER /COLLEGE FAIR

 

REGULAR:

Monday- EXECUTIVE BRANCH ch 13 Lecture; assign the HW  (Section Reviews 1 & 2)

Tueday- REVIEW/Lecture/Homework Sections 2 & 3 Review

Wednesday- QUIZ ON VOCAB

Thursday- TEST

Firday- COLLEGE/CAREER FAIR

 

 



Week of Oct 26, 2015 GOV
Due Date: 10/26/2015
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Mon- BILL PROJECT/Class work/Research/May use Smartphones

Tues- Prep work

Wed & Thurs- Debate Bills in Class

Friday- Salem Witch Trials Propaganda Lesson



Week of Oct 26, 2015 GOV
Due Date: 10/26/2015
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Mon- BILL PROJECT/Class work/Research/May use Smartphones

Tues- Prep work

Wed & Thurs- Debate Bills in Class

Friday- Salem Witch Trials Propaganda Lesson



Week of Oct 26, 2015 GOV
Due Date: 10/26/2015
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Mon- BILL PROJECT/Class work/Research/May use Smartphones

Tues- Prep work

Wed & Thurs- Debate Bills in Class

Friday- Salem Witch Trials Propaganda Lesson



Week of 10/19/15 GOVERNMENT
Due Date: 10/23/2015
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday- Beguin Article/Const.

Tuesday- Congressional BILL Project

Wednesday- "" ""//Review for test

Thursday- TEST on the Legislative Branch

Friday- IN CLASS 



Week of 10/12/15 GOVERNMENT
Due Date: 10/16/2015
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday- Begin The Legislative Branch Lecture/Video Clip- 2 min

Tuesday-CONT Leg Branch/Interactive Notebooks

Wednesday-QUIZ- Congress

Thursday- Review/Foldable

Friday- TEST ON CONGRESS



Week of 10/5/15 Government
Due Date: 10/9/2015
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday- Review of CSG- Historical Tag Assignment Due

Tues-

AP/DUAL- TEST TODAY  on 50 -100 on CSG

Regular- Continue Review on Material

Wednesday- Review/Overview of CSG/Study Guide handed out

Thursday- Foldable/Interactive Notebook Activity

Friday- 1-100 TEST

 

 



Week of 9/28/15 GOVERNMENT
Due Date: 10/1/2015
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday- Review Sketchnotes/Notebook Check

Tuesday- TEST (retest post visual sketchnotes) on 50-100 CSG

Wednesday- 100-140 review on CSG

Thursday- Review Activity on Constitution

Friday- TEST #4 CSG



Week of 9/21/15 GOVERNMENT
Due Date: 9/25/2015
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday- Sketch Notes 5-100 CSG

Tuesday - Contuinue

Wednesday- Review and 50-100 Testing Guide

Thursday- TEST on 51-100 CSG

Friday- Homecoming Activity (Declaration of Independence)



Week of 9/14 Government
Due Date: 9/18/2015
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday/Tuesday- Review Remainder of CSG & Continue on 50-100.  In class Matching assignment for grade; remainder assigned for HW.

Wed- TEST on 50-100 CSG

Thursday/Friday-Consitutional Activity and Texas V Johnson Case Study

 



Week of 9/7/25
Due Date: 9/8/2015
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

MON- :-)

TUES & WED- Chapter 3 Lecture Notes/Powerpoint

Thursday- Review

Friday- TEST



Week of 8/31/15 GOVERNMENT
Due Date: 9/4/2015
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday- QUIZ + Constutitonal Study Guide 1-20

Tuesday- CSG 20- 50

Wednesday- QUIZ on CSG 1-50 

Thursday- Activity of Review

Friday- Video Clip on Const. & Next 2 pages of CSG



Week of MAY 11th Government
Due Date: 5/11/2015
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday- Revieiw of CR & CL

Tuesday- CR & CL Test

Wednesday/Thursday- Kizzy Ann Stamps Lessons and Review

Friday- TEST ON KIZZY ANN



Week of May 4 2015
Due Date: 5/4/2015
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday- KIZZY ANN STAMPS Lecture

Tuesday-CR & CL Lecture

Wednesday- QUIZ

Thursday- CR & CL Liberties Overview

Friday-TEST



Week of 4/20/15 GOVERNMENT
Due Date: 4/20/2015
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday- KIZZY ANN STAMPS

Tuesday- Kizzy Ann Stamps Exonomic Lesson

Wednesday/Thursday/Friday- Silent Movie Project

 



Week of 4/13/15 AP GOVERNMENT
Due Date: 4/13/2015
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday- CR & CL Review

Tuesday- QUIZ CR & CL + Kizzy Ann Stamps

Wed/Thurs/Fri- Judicial Branch Project



Week of 3/30/15 GOVERNMENT
Due Date: 4/1/2015
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday- SC Case Project

Tuesday- GUEST SPEAKER

Wednesday- SC CASE PROJECT

** Happy Easter**



Week of 3/30/15 GOVERNMENT
Due Date: 3/30/2015
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday- SC CASE PROJECT

Tuesday- Guest Speraker

Wednesday-SC CASE PROJECT



Week of 3/23.15 GOVERNMENT
Due Date: 3/23/2015
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday- Civil Rights and Liberties PPT

Tuesday-" "- Assign Court Cases

Wednesday- QUIZ + Court Case Assignment

Thursday- Review + FINISH CASE

Friday- Test



Week of 3/9/15 History
Due Date: 3/13/2015
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday- CW Quiz

Tues- CW TEST

Wed- Reconstruction

Thrus- Reconstruction Activity

Fri- QUIZ on RE



Week of 3/9/15 Government
Due Date: 3/9/2015
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday- B'cracy Activity

Tues- PPT on Bcracy

Wed- Lecture & QUIZ

Thurs- TEST

Friday- Debating Activity/ Mock Trial Begin



Week of 3/2/15 GOVERNMENT
Due Date: 3/6/2015
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday- B'cracy PPT

Tues-B'cracy Lecture & PPT/Vido Clip

Wed- Quiz + Article

Thursday- ALPM Quiz and Review for Test

Friday- TEST



Week of 3/2/15 US HISTORY
Due Date: 3/2/2015
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

US History

Monday- Civil War PPT

Tuesday- check Vocab, and Civil War Packry

Wednesday- Quiz

Thursday- Review  & Foldable

Fri- TEST



Week of 2/9/15 GOVERNMENT
Due Date: 2/9/2015
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday- VOTER REGISTRATION - Presentation by County Registrar....

Tuesday- Begin B'cracy/Lecture

Wednesday- B;cracy Video Clip/Essay/Political Cartoon Analysis

Thursday-QUIZ

Friday- Test



Week of 2/2/15 AP/DUAL GOV
Due Date: 2/6/2015
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Mon- Wed- Finish Nixon Movie

Thursday- US V Nixon Supreme Court Case

Friday- TEST 



Week of 1/26/15 GOVERNMENT
Due Date: 1/30/2015
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday- GRADE QUIZZES... ATPM Review/Political Cartoon Analysis

Tuesday-Buracracy Lecture

Wednesday- QUIZ

Thursday- B'cracy CONTD

Friday- B'cracy TEST



Week of 1/19/15 GOVERNMENT
Due Date: 1/23/2015
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday- Review ATPM QUIZ, Mass Media quick Lesson, HW- Commercial Analysis

Tuesday- Book Discussion- Have 1-6 ATPM READ by Friday/Commercial HW

Wednesday- Mass Media QUIZ


Thursday- ATL:PM worksheet/Watergate

Friday - QUIZ- ATPM- Begin Frost/Nixon Interview



Week of 1/6/15 GOV
Due Date: 1/9/2015
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

MON- NO SCHOOL 

TUES- Mass Media Overview/FB election

WED- Media Worksheet

THURS- QUIZ on ATPM + M M Activity

FRI- Mass Media TEST



12/8/14-12/12/14
Due Date: 12/8/2014
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday- Propoganda Project

TUES- FRI- Exam Review...



Dec 1-5 Government
Due Date: 12/1/2014
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday- Review Persidency/Oral Quiz/Book Handout

Tuesday-Test Review

Wednesday- Test on Presidency

Thursday- Begin Propoganda Project

Firday- Finish Propoghanda Project/Mass Media



9/15/14-9/19/14 GOV
Due Date: 9/19/2014
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

US HISTORY

Monday-Fix SOL Bags. Ch 3- Sec 3

Tuesday- Ch 3 Sec 4 & Foldable

Wednesday- QUIZ

Thursday- Review and Activity

Friday- TEST CH 3

**Interactive Achievement per tech availability

 

GOVERNMENT

Monday- 50- 100 Review of CSG

Tuesday- Review and Pages 1-5 of Article

Wednesday- Test on 50-100 CSG

Thursday/Friday- CSG- Review to end/Discuss up to page 15 of article



Week of 9/8/14-9/12/14 Government
Due Date: 9/12/2014
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday-Begin Constitutional Study Guide

Tues/Wed/Thur- Lecture and Discuss Items 1-50 on CSG.  Daily benchmarks to be assigned for Homework Completion

*Article on Constitution simultaneously being read in class w/daily benchnarks

Firday- CSG Test #1 on 1-50



Week of 9/2/14- 9/5/14
Due Date: 9/5/2014
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

MONDAY- Labor Day

Tuesday- Finish Constitutional Underpinnings PowerPoint and Review Questions

Wednesday-Review for Test #1

Thursday- Test #1

Friday- Begin Constitutional Study Guide

 

 



Government
Due Date: 5/16/2014
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

 

SOL TESTING is going on all week.  Schedule may be adjusted as needed per students in SOL testing courses.

Monday/Tuesday/Wed- EXAM REVIEW

Thurs/Fri- SVCC Exam

 



Week of 5/5 Government
Due Date: 5/5/2014
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday- Civil Rights and Liberties Review

Tuesday- CR & CL workbook

Wednesday- QUIZ

Thursday- Test Review

Friday- TEST on CR  & CL



Week of 4/22/14 GOV
Due Date: 4/25/2014
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday-We didn't start the fire... 20th Cent History

Tuesday-We didn't start the fire... 20th Cent History- 209/ Wequest

Wednesday- CR & CL (Civil Rights and Civil Liberties)

Thursday- Lecture- CR & CL

Friday- Activity CR & CL



4/21/22/23
Due Date: 4/15/2014
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday- Voter Registration

Tuesday- COmputer Lab activity

Wednesday- Special Guest Speaker



Week of 4.7.14 Government
Due Date: 4/14/2014
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Mon/Tues- Nixon/Watergate Documentary

Wed- US V Nixon

Thursday/Fri- Civil RIghts and Liberties Lecture



Week of 4/28.14
Due Date: 4/2/2014
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday- Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Notes

Tuesday- CONTD- & Lecture

Wednesday- CR & CL QUIZ

THursday- CR & CL Review

Friday- TEST



Week of 3/31/14
Due Date: 3/31/2014
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday-Finish B'cracy Worksheet

Tuesday- Lecture

Wednesday- QUIZ

Thursday- Test

Friday-Frost/Nixon



Week of 3/24- 3/28
Due Date: 3/28/2014
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday- REATAKE of Judiciary Test

Tuesday-Begin B'cracy

Wednesday-Lecture

Thursday- Quiz

Friday- Test



Week of 3/17/14 GOV
Due Date: 3/21/2014
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday- "Just the Facts" Judicial Branch

Tuesday- Go over Judicial Review and Handback all papers, check Notes

Wednesday- TEST REV

Thursday- Test

Friday- Begin  B'cracy



Week 3/10/14 Government
Due Date: 3/14/2014
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday- Finish Presentations

Tuesday-Judicial Review

Wednesday- TEST ON JUDICIARY

Thursday/Friday- Begin B'cracy



Week of 2/24/14 Government
Due Date: 2/28/2014
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Mondy/Tuesday- Seniro Interview w SwVCC in Library/ COmputer ASiignment while waiting. 

Wed- Judicial Branch

Thursday- Lecture

Friday- QUIZ



Week of 2/17/14 Government
Due Date: 2/21/2014
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Mon- SNOW

Tues- Review

Wed- Lecture/Test Rev

Thurs- TEST

Friday- Begin new Ch



Week of 2/10/14 Government
Due Date: 2/10/2014
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday-Congress Packet/Lectuyre

Tuesday- Congress Packet/Lecture

Wednesday- QUIZ & Review

Thursday- Finish Pack/Test Review

Friday- TEST ON CONGRESS



Week of 2/3/14 GOVERNMENT
Due Date: 2/7/2014
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday & Tuesday- WORK IN COMPUTER LAB ON SILENT MOVIE PROJECT.  WE ARE ASSIGNED TO ROOM 209.  ALL STUDENTS HAVE DIRECTIONS. 

Wednesday- Presentations in class

Thursday- Finish COngress

Friday- Lecture Congress



Week of January 20-24 GOV
Due Date: 1/31/2014
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday- Congress Lecture

Tuesday- Bill project Explanation & Lecture

Wednesday- QUIZ

Thursday- TEST

Friday- Begin New Chapter



Week of Jan 6- 10 Government
Due Date: 1/17/2014
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday- Begin Presidency, HW to Read Chapter in Text, Lecture "Powers of President"- Review the Book Assignment Jan 31st is FIRM DUE DATE.

Tuesday- Lecture on Presidency, Finish PPT Homework is a handout

Wednesday- QUIZ on Presidency from Lecture and Book Chapter

Thursday- Lecture/Test Review in Class.  HW= Test Review

Friday- Take up Review, TEST



Week of 12/9- 12/13
Due Date: 12/9/2013
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday- TEST #3 on CSG

Tuesday- REVIEW

Wednesday- OVERALL TEST CSG TEST #4

Thursday & Friday -EXAM REV



Week of 12/9- 12/13
Due Date: 12/9/2013
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday- TEST #3 on CSG

Tuesday- REVIEW

Wednesday- OVERALL TEST CSG TEST #4

Thursday & Friday -EXAM REV



Week of 12/2- 12/6 Government
Due Date: 12/6/2013
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday- Go over CSG

Tuesday - TEST #2 50-100 CSG

Wednesday/Thursday - Review reemainder of CSG

Friday- TEST #3



November 18- 22nd GOVERNMENT
Due Date: 11/22/2013
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday-Pg 1 CSG due

Tuesday- Pg 2 CSG Due

Wednesday- Pg 3 CSG Due

Thursday- Pg 4 Due- REVIEW FOR TEST

Friday- TEST CSG 1-50



Week of 11/11- 11/15
Due Date: 11/15/2013
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday-Elecotral College Lecture

Tuesday- Electoral College Lecture

Wednesday- QUIZ

Thursday- Finish Electoral College

Friday- TEST



Week of November 4-8
Due Date: 11/4/2013
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday- Review Ch. 9

Tuesday-NO SCHOOL

Wednesday-CH 9 - Foldable and Test Review

Thursday-Ch 9 TEST

Friday- Begin Ch 10 & Civil War



Week of 28-1 GOVERNMENT
Due Date: 10/29/2013
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday- Review Political Parties/ Cornell Notes

Tuesday- LECTURE/Review Quetions

Wednesday-TEST- POLITICAL PARTIES

THURS & FRI- Elctoral College Review + FRI= GOV PROJECT DUE



Wheel of October 21- 25th GOVERNMENT
Due Date: 10/25/2013
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday-Lecture in class/Test Rev- C & E  HW = Pg 114-119 in workbook m/c questions

Tuesday- TEST HW= Electoral College Vocabulary

Wednesday-Electoral College Lecture

Thursday- QUIZ- Electoral College Vocab

Friday-Electoral College- Finish up/Activity In Class



Week of Oct 14th-18th
Due Date: 10/18/2013
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday- Begin Chapter Elections and Campaigns, HW= Vocabulary

Tuesday-Lecture- PPT- HW= Workbook M/C

Wednesday- QUIZ

Thursday- Lecture- HW= Study Guide

Friday-TEST



Week of Oct 7-11 Government
Due Date: 10/11/2013
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday-Begin Voting pg 201-207- 1-11 HW

Tuesday-Lecture/Foldable on Amendments

Wednesday- QUIZ

Thursday- Lecture/Test Review

Friday- TEST ON MASS MEDIA AND VOTING

 



Week of 30th -Oct 4 GOVERMENT
Due Date: 10/4/2013
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday- Review + Ntbk Check

Tuesday-QUIZ Mass Media + PROPOGANDA PROJECT DUE- Cmmerical HW

Wednesday-Dr. Suess Goes to War- Political Cartoon Analysis

Thursday-TEST ON MASS MEDIA

Friday- Begin Voting and Participation



Week of 23-27th GOVERNMENT
Due Date: 9/23/2013
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday- Propogana/Mass Media Lecture- Workbook HW

Tues- Lecture CONTD + Propogada HW

Wed- Finish Lecture- QUIZ

Thurs- Guest Speaker

Fri-TEST



Week of 16th-20th GOVERNMENT
Due Date: 9/20/2013
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday- Check TEST/Go Over/Begin Rouche PPT Lecture

Tuesday- HW Due- Finish Lecture

Wednesday- FIELD TRIP- SVCC COLLEGE FAIR

Thursday- Begin Propoganda-MASS MEDIA Lecture

Friday- Mass Media Lecture- BOOK ASSIGNMENT (6 wks project)



Week of 9th-13th GOVERNMENT
Due Date: 9/13/2013
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday- Dicuss Federalsim Lecture/Finish Lecture/Handback Papers

Tuesday- 1st Amendment Activity

Wednesday- Test Review

Thursday- COMPUTER LAB DAY-Use time for Gov. Project

Friday- TEST- *weighted assignment*- Ch 1/2/3



Week of 3rd-6th GOVERNMENT
Due Date: 9/6/2013
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday- LABOR DAY

Tuesday- TEST ON "The Constitution", Handback Graded Assignments

Wednesday- Begin Federalism- Lecture- PPT

THursday- Federsalsim Lecture CONTD- Handout Gov. Project/In Class Essay

Friday- 1st Amendment work/Review on Federalism



Week of 26th-30th GOVERNMENT
Due Date: 8/30/2013
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Monday- Begin Chapter 2- Lecture

Tuesday- Chapter 2 Questions PART 1

Wednesday- Chapter 2 Questions PART 2/SVCC Registration

Thursday-CH 1 & 2 Test Review

Friday- Review in Class- Test on Upcoming Tuesday.



Constitutional Study Guide
Due Date: 8/23/2013
Subject: A.P. Dual Government

Page 1- Due WED

Page 2-Due THURS

Page 3/Completion- Due FRI

TEST ON FRIDAY- Prepare from Notes and CSG