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U.S. Government

BVHS Spring, 2023

Mr. Schneemann

The Constitution of the United States

TEXTBOOK GLOSSARY

Thomas Jefferson

***** Welcome to Bonita Vista High School  Gorvernment Class *****

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January 19

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Martin Luther King Day

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Gov Text Glossary


Aristotle

INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING ONLINE ASSIGNMENTS

test

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Karl Marx and Adam Smith

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The two most important economic philosophies are Karl Marx Socialism and Adam Smith Capitalism.

Watch the two videos below and then write a short essay explaining which philosophy is best for the modern world. In other words, are you a Socialist or Capitalist. When you write your essay, make sure you refer to the content in the two videos below. I need to know if you really watched the videos or not.

 

 

What is a government?

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Washington * Adams * Hamilton * Pain * Franklin * Madison * Jefferson
and many more

 

The only purpose of government is to protect your natural rights of life, liberty and property

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The North Korea Socialist State

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At the core of North Korea philosophy is Socialism

Assignments

Watch "The Secret State of North Korea"  and write a one-page essay (reflection) comparing communism to the Free Market economies. 


Watch for background

Karl Marx and Adam Smith

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The two most important economic philosophies are Karl Marx Socialism and Adam Smith Capitalism.

Watch the two videos below and then write a short essay explaining which philosophy is best for the modern world. In other words, are you a Socialist or Capitalist. When you write your essay, make sure you refer to the content in the two videos below. I need to know if you really watched the videos or not.

 

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  • Is America Number One.mp4
    If you were absent, watch the video so you can complete the assignment.

 

August 8

 

Ch 2 PowerPoint

Gov Text Glossary

CH 2 Textbook

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August 15

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The Declaration of Independence is

  1. A statement of the philosophy of the United States; our beliefs

  2. List of grievances (complaints) against the King of England

  3. Declaration of War

The Declaration of Independence
The Enlightenment put into practice

Steps Leading to the Declaration of Independence

  • Makeup for John Adams Declaration video

THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

 

September 5

U.S, Constitution

CH-2 TEXTBOOK

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James Madison was the principle author of the Constitution. He organized the Constitutional Convention and guided it through the debates.Later he was the principle author of the Bill of Rights.

Madison became President and led the country through the War of 1812

Pre-Constitution
Writing the Constitution of the United States


September 5

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Constitution Outline (For Taking Notes)
Print this outline

 

The Preamble to the Constitution
Memorize the Preamble and names of 7 Articles of Constitution
  • The Preamble to the Constitution
    • Video Lesson <<< 5 min
    • U2 Bono is a rock musician who has devoted his life to helping the people of Africa to overcome poverty and the aids epidemic. He believes in American ideals and capitalism as the only way to help the people of Africa. Listen to what he has to say about American ideals as outlined in the Constitution
    • Bono Video <<< 5 min
    • Preamble Quiz
  • Article 1 of the Constitution

 

September 12

Constitution Outline (For Taking Notes)
Print this outline

On the right there are lots of resources to help you learn the Constitution.

  • Use the study guides and video lectures to prepare you for the assignment.

  • When you are ready, click on the assignment.

  • If you turn off your computer or close the assignment page, you will have to start the assignment over again

  • As long as you keep your assignment open you can continue to work on it.

  • You can always take screen shots of the answers you have finished to continue the assignment later

 

The Constitution of the United States - Articles 2-3-4-5-6-7
Video's are only 5 minutes each

 

 

Hispanic Appreciation Month


Enriching America

My Story.........

My name is Frank Schneemann and I am the most senior teacher in the Sweetwater District.

In 1974 I was hired as a long term substitute at Southwest Middle. I like to experiment with new teaching ideas related to technology. The District Director of Spec. Ed. observed me teaching and told the Personnel Office NOT to hire me.

The Hispanic teachers and administrators went to the district and insisted that I be hired. People like Maria Medrano, Oscar Mercado, and many others saved my job. I'm not sure why.

In those days there were two dominant gangs at SW Middle, the Imperials and the Sydro's. I was not intimidated by the kids, I felt like I was "hanging" with the kids I grew up with. in the Philadelphia Badlands.I workd with those kids and they became like family.

Open your mind and heart to the Hispanic community and you will find, as I did, that you have joined a new family who will always be there for you when you need them.

Hispanic
Culture

Ceasar Foundation Site

  Dudemal & LA Philharmonic
Ceasar Chavez Biography   Dudemal Venesuala High School

Famous Hispanic Americans

  Important Hispanic Artists
Hispanic Contributions to America   Hispanic Americans in Government
10 Important Hispanic Scientists   Hispanic Techology Leaders
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce   Hispanics in US Navy
Watch Video McFarland USA

 

Your Hispanic Reflection Essay
Assignment:
  • Watch the video, McFarland
  • Do the Hispanic Reflection Essay
   

 

 

Bill of Rights

On the right there are lots of resources to help you learn the Amendments

  • Use the study guides and video lectures to prepare you for the assignment.

Click Bill of Rights below

 

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The Bill of Rights - First Ten Amendments -
Amendments 1-4

 

Amendments 5-10

You have "natural rights" that you were born with. They are the right to life, liberty and property (pursuit of happiness)

The purpose of the "Bill of Rights" is to put restrictions on the U.S. Government so they cannot infringe on your rights. The Founding Fathers were very suspicious of government.

Amendments...continued

Amendments  11-27.pdf

Chapter_04 Federalism.pdf

 

 

CONGRESS MAKES LAWS

TO PASS A LAW

 

House Must Pass

Senate Must Pass

President Must Sign

Congress
 
ISSUE AFFIRMATIVE ACTION

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The Supreme Court is going to hear the case of Affirmative Action this week. Asian students are bringing the case because they believe they are being discriminated against by the universities.

Write a one page issue paper that:

Affirmative Action Video

  1. Gives the history of Affirmative Action and what Affirmative Action is.
  2. State your position on the issue. Are the Asian students right or wrong? What do you think

Your position paper must be typed and is due the next class day.

No late work is accepted

THE PRESIDENT


"Want to destroy your enemies?"
Make them your friends."

The President

 

The Vice President and Departments


HELP RICO

 

Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court
Simple Justice Video GREAT VIDEO - WATCH WITH YOUR FAMILY

Assignments - Online students submit from here

FINAL REVIEW

Open the Overview Practice Test and repeat it until you know most of the answers. Then take the Gov Overview test.

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THREE BRANCHES OF GOV
LEGISLATIVE ~ EXECUTIVE ~ JUDICIAL

Government Overview
  • Resources
  • GOV OVERVIEW PDF.pdf
  • Overview practice test
    (You can take this test, check your answers, and then redo the test over and over until you are confident you know the answers.)
    You can then proceed to the Assignment.

You are a great group of students and I have enjoyed working with you this semester.

I look forward to working with you again someday.

 

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Political Parties

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STUDY POLITICAL PARTIES AND ELECTIONS

BUDGET PROCESS

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BUDGET PROCESS

October 26

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Voting

November 1

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Social Media Manipulation
  • Online
    • If you were absent from class complete the following assignment
    • Use the internet to reasearch the video, "The Creepy Line."
    • Take notes that explain how social media tries to manipulate Americans for business and policical control.
    • Turn in your notes on the first day you return
  • In Class
    • Watch the video in class and take notes for credit.
    • Be prepared to discuss the ideas presented in the video

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November 29

Have you been the victim of stereotyping or prejudice?

Stereotypes
  • Stereotype Video
  • Watch the video above and complete the Stereotype assignment in class
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January 19

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Martin Luther King Day

The celebration of an American hero


Watch this special video