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U.S. Government

BVHS Spring, 2021

Mr. Schneemann

Teams Meeting

Thomas Jefferson

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

BETTER GRADES VIDEO

PERIOD 1 ATTENDANCE     PERIOD 3 ATTENDANCE     PERIOD 4 ATTENDANCE    PERIOD 5 ATTENDANCE CURRENT

January 11
Gov Text Glossary


Aristotle

INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING ONLINE ASSIGNMENTS

test

YOU CAN USE ANY OF OUR RESOURCES TO HELP YOU WITH THE QUIZ -

JUST LOOK UP THE ANSWERS WHILE YOU ARE TESTING

DUE ANY DAY THIS WEEK UNTIL NEXT MONDAY

January 13

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Martin Luther King Day

The celebration of an American hero


Watch this special video

January 19

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

YOU CAN USE ANY OF OUR RESOURCES TO HELP YOU WITH THE QUIZ -

JUST LOOK UP THE ANSWERS WHILE YOU ARE TESTING

 

We need a time out from the hatred and violence.

Dionne Warwick has an idea.      click

January 25

 

Ch 2 PowerPoint

Gov Text Glossary

CH 2 Textbook

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February 1

 

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The American Revolution
(Two video's and two assignments)


 

As you watch these video's try to get a sense as to the attitudes of most people. Very few people could imagine a nation that was not ruled by a king of some kind of dictator. In the beginning the American people loved King George but as the ideas of the Enlightenment took root in the minds of the Americans we began to change our attitude. Finally we came to the conclusion that we did  not need a king. In fact, the United States was the first country founded on an idea tather than some military conquest. We were the first people who believed that ordinary people could rule themselves. We did not need a king.

 

February 8

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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

 

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


February 22

You learn better by working with another student.

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If you would like to tutor another student, let Mr. Schneemann know. You will receive extra credit

MAKE-UP WEEK

Use this week to do make up work. Don't forget that you can redo assignments on Saturdays


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We will start a new grading period on Monday, March 1

YOU NEED A 70% AVERAGE TO PASS.......IT IS NOT ENOUGH TO DO THE ASSIGNMENTS..............YOU ALSO NEED TO PASS THE ASSIGNMENTS.............YOU CAN DO IT!!!

March 1

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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

 

March 8

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

 


  • Weekly Tutoring Schedule - Meet in MS Teams - Discuss then complete assignment as a group.

     

    MON PER 1-3-4-5

    WED PER 1-3-4-5

    FRI PER 1-3-4-5

    First Hour Const Art II Const Art III Const Art 4-5-6-7
    Second Hour Make ups Make ups  

    Each meeting will last about 45 minutes. There will be a short discussion and then we will complete the daily assignment as a group. In the second hour we will do one of the previous lessons that need to be madeup.

April 5

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.

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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.

April 12

These are the last assignments for this grading period.

***** PROGRESS REPORTS FRIDAY ***** GRADE CUTOFF IS THURSDAY AT NOON *****

April 26

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Seniors ** Please continue with the CASS Science test ** Check your email for details

Can your school control student speech and behavior off campus?
Discuss this issue with your parents. What do they think?
This case goes to the Supreme Court

 

May 3

CONGRESS MAKES LAWS

TO PASS A LAW

 

House Must Pass

Senate Must Pass

President Must Sign

Congress
 

 

May 10


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

The President

 

The Vice President and Departments


 

May 17

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

May 24

FINAL REVIEW

Thank you for your hard work.

Good Luck!

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Final Exam Preparation


(Not part of final grade......just for practice)

MAY 24 - 25

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Final Exam (25% of Final Grade)
DO NOT DO ASSIGNMENTS BELOW THIS LINE
   

September 18 & 21

Hispanic Appreciation Month
Helping to keep America strong!

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
   

 

 

6WK GRADING PERIOD ABOVE                                        12WK GRADING PERIOD BELOW

Sept 28

President Lincoln Ponders the 13th Amendmnet

Civil War Amendments

  • 13TH Ended Slavery

  • 14th Equal Protection

  • 15th Vote for Black Men

Basic Gov Crossword

Amendments 11 to 27

Presidential Debate


  • Resources
  • Assignments
    • GOV AMEND 11-27
      This is a long assignment.
      You may open the U.S. Constitution and Amendments pdf and use them while testing

    HOW TO TAKE AN ONLINE ASSIGNMENT ---- WATCH


    EXTRA CREDIT Presidential Debate
    Tuesday 6 pm - Any Media Outlet

     

    Watch the debate between Joe Biden and President Donald Trump.

    Record your observations. What has each candidate said that you agree with? What did they say that you disagree with?

    PRES DEBATE <<< Disabled as of noon

     

    Both President Trump and Joe Biden want to do what is best for America; they just have different philosophies about government. When you are trying to learn which candidate you want to support, take into consideration things like philosophy and programs and laws they support. You should NOT use things like race, religion, personality, appearance, class, or hearsay. Be positive and factual in your observations.

     

    BE POSITIVE AND RESPECTFUL TOWARD BOTH CANDIDATES

    BOTH ARE GOOD MEN WHO WANT TO DO WHAT IS BEST FOR OUR COUNTRY

October 12

  • Relationship of States to National Government

  • Who should have more power, States or Federal Government

  • Sanctuary Cities Defy Federal Law - Your Opinion

  • Review 10th Amendment to the Constitution


Eminent Domain

 

Both the U.S. government and the state governments have Eminent Domain powers.

 

When the Feds wanted to build the border wall they had to take land from people to build the wall.

 

A few years ago the State of California took a few feet of Bonita Vista property to widen Otay Lakes Road.

 

Eminent Domain is practiced at the State level and the Federal level.

 
Federalism

October 19

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STUDY POLITICAL PARTIES AND ELECTIONS

October 26

VOTING AND ELECTIONSSee the source image.

November 2

There will be no new assignments for the 12 week grading period.

Use this week to complete missing assignments.

The final grading period will begin on November 9

GREAT TIP!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_NAiNcVud0

  1. Print a hard copy of your assignment.
  2. Answer the questions on your hard copy
  3. Use video or pdf power point to look up the answers.
  4. Get help from your friends
  5. Reopen the test and plug in your answers

November 23

CONGRESS POWERS

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Some people are concerned that "outside agencies" have more power than the President or the Congress

Congress
 

 

FINAL REVIEW

Thank you for your hard work.

Good Luck!

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Final Exam Preparation


(Not part of final grade......just for practice)

December 14 

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Final Exam (25% of Final Grade)
  • FINAL EXAM (Click when you are ready) <<< Will activate Wednesday 16th
    • This exam is 25% of your final grade.
    • Study hard and you will do well

    Extra Credit Survey

    • Click the link above to do a course evaluation survey to receive extra credit points on your final exam
    • You can do the survey before or after you take the final exam. Anytime is okay

     

CHECK YOUR EMAIL FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE FINAL EXAM
DO NOT DO ASSIGNMENTS BELOW THIS LINE

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May 18

In this lesson you will learn about Thurgood Marshall and Civil Rights in the 1950's. Mr. Schneemann will tell a story about his experience with Jim Crow laws.

Thurgood Marshall used the court system to fight for civil rights. He was eventually appointed to the Supreme Court by President Johnson.

Civil Rights 1950's
Black History Month Celebration

May 25

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
    • 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 may also email Mr. Schneemann

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.

 

Congratulations! You have finished your U.S Government Class ------ You have been a great group of students to work with and I will miss you. ....... Check out our YouTube Channel, "bvhigh." .. Lots of Bonita stuff to entertain you.
NO ASSIGNMENTS BELOW THIS LINE
US Political Parties Sign: Democrat Vs Republican  Stock Photo #9212350
CH 6 VOTING BEHAVIOR

VOTING AND ELECTIONSSee the source image.

 

Gov/VIDEO/TESTTTT.mp4

If you are sure you are not, most likely you are!

Chapter 10 Congress


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DO NOT DO ASSIGNMENTS BELOW THIS LINE
   
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  • NSA Security Abuses
    • Take notes on video and turn them in for credit
    • Does the government abuse its power to spy on the American people
    • Takes notes on video and turn in for credit
    • scientists
 
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