U.S. Government

Spring 2004

Jan 26
Feb 2

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  • Conclude State of the Union Assignment
    Click here to submit your essay online
  • Begin study of the roots of American government in Ancient Greece
    Study of duel links to the past, Plato and Aristotle
Feb 9

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  • Essay Assignment - Due Monday, Feb 17
    The central argument in government is over how much power the central government should have. The government can make you happy by providing you with social services, but you have to give up some of your freedom in exchange. Would you rather be free or happy. Use the online essay form to answer this question, drawing from the knowledge you have gained in our discussions of Plato, Social Darwinism and Utopian governments.
  • Study Ch2
    Prepare for Chapter Test and Vocabulary Test
  • Ch2 Vocabulary Quiz Practice Test
Feb 16

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Feb 23
  • Finish Declaration of Independence Study
  • Quiz Declaration of Independence
  • Begin Study of U.S. Constitution
  • Review/Discuss each Constitution Article
  • Memorize Preamble and 7 Articles
Mar 1

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  • Study Constitution Convention
  • Video, "A More Perfect Union"
    Quiz on Video to follow
  • Begin paraphrase of Constitution
  • Continue to study Ch2, vocab and content
  • Finish video, "A More Perfect Union."
  • Be prepared for quiz on Constitutional Convention
    Click to download test questions

    Click list below for Convention Web Sites

Mar 8
Mar 15

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  • Begin study of Constitution Amendments
  • Study Ch3 and Ch3 Vocabulary
  • Lecture/discussion of Bill of Rights
    • Amendment 1 Burning the flag - Free Speech ??
    • Write a one page essay that describes free speech.
      Make a logical argument with examples.
      Double Spaced
  • Video, 60 Minutes, "Kids and Guns"
    Intended to discourage kids use of guns
  • Click here for summary of Amenedments
Mar 22
Apr 12
  • Ch3 and Ch3 Vocab Quiz this week
  • Make-ups all week (Grades become permanent after due date)
    Mon - Amendments Quiz
    Tue - Const. Quiz
    Wed - Const Vocab
    Thr - Ch2 Quiz
    Fri - Const. Convention
Apr 19
Apr 26
  • School-Wide testing
  • Testing Ch8 and Ch8 vocab
  • Begin Study Ch9 - Political Socialization
May 3
May 10
  • Begin Study Ch11 Political Parties
  • Video "Buying the President"
    Campaign contributions
  • Gov Overview Lecture this week
    Quiz to follow
May 17
  • Gov Overview Lecture this week
    Quiz to follow
    Gov Overview Notes in pdf format
  • Begin study Ch14 Congress
    Quiz at any time so don't procrastinate about studying
May 24
June 1
June 7
  • Ch20 (Check back)
  • Final Exams - Thursday and Friday
  • Study Ch20
  • Ch20 test on Wednesday, June 9