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Homework: 
 5.18.18
  1.  REVIEW DAY!
 Study
 5.16.18  
  1.  Criminal Justice System: Dwight Dexter Case, Day 3 (Finish case, and write amicus brief)
  2. Begin Reviewing for Final
 Finish Amicus Brief for homework
 Dwight Dexter Case Exhibits
 5.14.18  
  1.  Criminal Justice System: Dwight Dexter Case, Day 2
  2. Exam 5 Make Up Opportunity

 5.10.18
  1. The Supreme Court 
  2. Criminal Justice System: Dwight Dexter Case
I Cans 1 
I Cans 2 
I Cans 3 
I Cans 4 
I Cans 5 
Dress Rehearsal 1
Dress Rehearsal 2
Dress Rehearsal 3
Dress Rehearsal 4
Dress Rehearsal 5
 5.8.18
  1.  Introduction to the Federal Court System
 
 5.4.18
  1.  Quiz 5--Executive Branch and Foreign Policy
  2. Introduction to the Judicial Branch--Civil v. Criminal Law, Structure of the Courts

 5.2.18
  1. Intro--World Views 
  2. North Korea Simulation
Dress Rehearsal--Unit 5
 4.30.18
  1. DUE: 13.4; 17.2 &17.5
  2. Foreign Policy Notes--Goals, Tools, World Views
  3. Read: Soft Power and Hard Power Tools
  4. Quiz 4 Make Up Opportunity
Prep for Simulation--Finish Infographic on Soft/Hard Power Tools

I Cans--Unit 5 (only 28, 29, 36-38 for now)
Dress Rehearsal--Unit 5
 4.26.18
  1.  NON-CONTACT DAY--I will be at the Capitol in Denver, protesting the lack of funding for Colorado schools. You are welcome to show up and see democracy in action. For those of you interested, below is the scheduled lesson plan that we will skip. Feel free to watch the video on your own time to get a better sense of the roles of the Presidency, and of our expectations of presidents in times of crisis.
  2. The homework is STILL REQUIRED. Have completed for class on 4/30.
  3. Presidential Roles--9/11--If absent, read this and watch the documentary.
  4. Introduction to Foreign Policy
17.2 & 17.5--American Foreign Policy 
 4.24.18
  1.  Introduction to the Executive Branch--Organization and Function
  2. Bureaucracy--Understanding the Cabinet
  3. Executive Orders
 13.4--Presidential Roles  (bring to class on 4/30/18


 4.20.18
  1.  Quiz #4--Legislative Branch
  2. Media Bias
 13.2 & 13.5--Executive Branch and Bureaucracy
 4.18.18
  1.  Super Secret Day...
  2. Locks Form
 
Work on your Gerrymandering PEA, and prep for Quiz #4 over the Legislative Branch


 4.16.18
  1. Fighting Fake News--Newseum
  2. Notes--Media Bias
 Dress Rehearsal
 4.12.18
  1. Gerrymandering Background Notes and Analysis
  2. If absent, read through the PowerPoint above and complete the note guide by watching the video and listening to the audio embedded. If you need more evidence for your PEA, you can go to http://www.redistrictinggame.org/ and play around. The game is minimally useful, but the "Learn More" sections on the website are full of information.
Gerrymandering PEA PEA DUE: FRIDAY, April 20

 9.4-9.5 The Impact of Media on Public Opinion and Elections

Campaign ad ppt

Eisenhower Ad
Obama Ad
 4.10.18
  1. Testing Day--No Classes 
 
 4.6.18  
  1. How a Bill Becomes a Law--Watch Frontline's Obama's Deal. If absent, watch the video (Google it...), and take notes.
  2. Veto Process 
  3. Unit 4--I Cans
 
 4.4.18
  1. Introduction to Legislative Branch Notes
  2. Congress Station Activity 

 

 12.3-12.4--Congressional Lawmaking

4.2.18


  1. Voting in a Primary
  2. Electoral College Notes
  3. Mock Electoral Vote
  4. FORM FOR TEST CORRECTIONS
 11.3-11.4--Organization and Work of Congress
 3.22.18
  1. Notes--Primaries and Caucuses 
  2. Town Hall Event
  3. Campaigns discussion and notes, if time.
 No Homework--Enjoy your break!!!
 3.20.18
  1. Unit 3 Quiz--Power and the American Citizen
  2. Discussion over Polarization (?) 
  3. Campaign Process--Treasure Map assignment
 10.3-10.4--Campaigns and Elections Treasure Map

Town Hall Prep for Citizens and Candidates
 3.16.18
  1. Interest Group Simulation
Dress Rehearsal

 3.14.18

  1. Political Polarization--Notes and Discussion
  2. Begin prepping for the Interest Group simulation. Use this PowerPoint to look at sample websites. 
Dress Rehearsal--Unit 3 Quiz

Finish any prep for the Interest Group Simulation

 3.12.18

  1. Introduction to Political Ideologies--Notes and discussion
  2. I Side With Quiz--Make sure I have your results!!
 Unit 3 I Cans--Power and the American Citizen

 3.8.18

  1. Citizenship and the 14th Amendment
  2. Supreme Court Case Gallery 
8.2-8.3--Political Parties and Interest Groups
 
3.6.
18

  1. Quiz 2 Debrief
  2. Introduction to Civic Participation
  3. QUIZ CORRECTIONS FORM!
 I Cans--Unit 3
3.2.18

  1. Federalism Case Study: Hurricane Katrina
  2. If absent, watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-pqaTO7ofw and complete the worksheet
  3. Cartoon Analysis

EQ: 
How does power flow through our federal system of government?

 
 7.4-7.5--Citizen Participation in a Democracy
 2.28.18

  1. Finish Federalism Venn
  2. Amazing Race! Fill out this form with your group as you complete your race!

EQ: 
How does power flow through our federal system of government?

 
 6.4-6.5--State and Local Governments
2.26.18

  1. Unit Test 2: American Democracy
  2. Introduction to Federalism--Notes

EQ: 
How and why did the framers distribute power in the Constitution?

 6.3--National State and Local Powers
 2.22.18


  1. Your call! First Amendment Rights--Student Speech    OR      Fifth Amendment Rights--Miranda Rights

EQ: 

How are your rights defined and protected under the Constitution?

Study for Quiz 2
 2.20.18
  1. Notes/Lecture--Bill of Rights (6-10)
  2. Supreme Court Case Gallery Walk
 EQ: 
How are your rights defined and protected under the Constitution?
 
 Dress Rehearsal--Quiz #2 MOVED to Monday, Feb. 26.

2nd Block--per our discussion today, here is an interesting podcast about the 8th Amendment and the death penalty in the U.S. today. 

 2.15.18

  1. Notes/Lecture--Bill of Rights (1-5)
  2. Supreme Court Case Gallery Walk
EQ: 
How are your rights defined and protected under the Constitution?
 
 
Play a fun game if you want to! https://www.icivics.org/games/bill-of-rights 

Dress Rehearsal
 2.13.18

  1. Due: 4.2-4.4 
  2. Democratic Principles in the Constitution--Lecture/Discussion
  3.  Law School Competition

EQ: 
How and why did the framers distribute power in the Constitution?
 

 5.2 Civil Rights v. Liberties
Work on I Cans
2.9.17

  1. Federalist/Anti-Federalist Debate
  2. If absent: read through the Federalist position and Anti-Federalist position and create a venn diagram based on their ideas, shared and opposing.
  3. Unit 2 I Cans--Q&A Session

EQ: 
What are the historical ideas and political philosophies that shaped the development of the US government? 
What debates and events led to the writing and ratification of the U.S. Constitution?
 

4.2 & 4.4 Principles of the Constitution

 2.7.18
  1. Due: 3.4-3.5
  2. Notes--Constitution: Compromises and Structure
  3. Constitutional Debate Prep: Federalists v. Anti-Federalists
EQ: 
What are the historical ideas and political philosophies that shaped the development of the US government? 
What debates and events led to the writing and ratification of the U.S. Constitution?
 
Debate Prep (see me if absent) &
Unit 2: I Cans
 2.5.18

  1. PEA due! 
  2. Declaration of Independence Analysis
  3. Notes--Weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation
  4. Articles of Confederation--an Analysis
EQ: 
What are the historical ideas and political philosophies that shaped the development of the US government? 
What debates and events led to the writing and ratification of the U.S. Constitution?
 3.4-3.5
 2.1.18
  1. Quiz 1 Debrief
  2. Exam Make Up Opportunity Sign Up
  3. Notes and Discussion--How to write in Government (PEA)
  4. History route discussion
  5. Declaration of Independence--Structure and analysis

EQ: 
What are the historical ideas and political philosophies that shaped the development of the US government? 
What debates and events led to the writing and ratification of the U.S. Constitution?

PEA: "The colonists unwise to declare independence from Great Britain." Support, modify, or refute this statement. (Due: Monday 2/5)
 1.30.18
  1. Notes--Path to Independence
  2. John Adams--Independence (Questions in classroom)
  3. Declaration of Independence--Document Analysis

EQ: 
What are the historical ideas and political philosophies that shaped the development of the US government? 
What debates and events led to the writing and ratification of the U.S. Constitution?

Exam 1 Make Up Opportunity Sign Up  
Wisdom & State of the Union BINGO!
 1.26.18
  1. Notes--Background to the American Revolution
  2. John Adams--Join or Die; understanding the importance of the Boston Massacre and subsequent trial

EQ: 
What are the historical ideas and political philosophies that shaped the development of the US government?
What debates and events led to the writing and ratification of the U.S. Constitution?

 John Adams Debrief Questions
Writing Prompt: Were the colonists wise to declare independence from Great Britain?
1.24.18
  1. Quiz 1--Foundations of Democracy
  2. Introduction to Political Philosophy
 Philosopher Readings 
 Philosopher Chart
1.22.18
  1.  Notes--4 Elements of a Dictatorship
  2. Watch National Geographic's Inside North Korea (the full video is available on YouTube, but the closed captions are not the best.)
  3. Go over Dress Rehearsal

EQ: 
How is power distributed in various systems of government?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of various political systems??

 

1.18.18
  1. NuCountry Debrief 
  2. Safety Talk
  3. AP Verbs Review
  4. Rule of Law

EQ: 
How is power distributed in various systems of government?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of various political systems?

 Dress Rehearsal: Unit 1
 1.16.18
  1. DUE: Scenarios  
  2. NuCountry Simulation
  3. Unit 1--I Cans

EQ:
How is power distributed in various systems of government?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of various political systems?

 Work on I Cans
 1.11.18

  1. Notes: Political Games People Play  
  2. Types of Government Debrief--Peardeck

EQ:
How is power distributed in various systems of government?

Types of Government Scenarios
 
Play Brain Rush at:
http://www.brainrush.com/lesson/types-of-government
&
http://www.brainrush.com/lesson/types-of-government-who-holds-the-power

1.9.18
  1. Review Power, Authority, and Legitimacy 
  2. Chip Game and Debrief

EQ:
How can power be attained using the five political games?

Chapter Reading Guide 1.4, 2.3-2.4 
1.8.18
  1. Welcome!
  2. La Mafia Podcast
  3. La Mafia Debrief

Essential Question(s):
What is the relationship between power and authority?
What are the purposes and roles of government?

 Chapter Reading Guide 1.2, 1.3 
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