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U.S. Government

BVHS Fall, 2020

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

AUGUST 3
Gov Text Glossary


Aristotle

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

August 10

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

August 10

 

Ch 2 PowerPoint

Gov Text Glossary

CH 2 Textbook

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August 17

 

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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.

 
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!!!

August 24

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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


Sept 7

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
September 14

Get a partner to work with

You learn better by working with another student.

Share your knowledge

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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. After Friday you can no longer go back and do missing assignments. After Friday all grades for this grading period are final


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We will start a new grading period on Monday, Sept 21

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
   

 

 

Sept 21

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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First Ten Amendments - The Bill of Rights

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.

 

 

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.

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.
  • Assignment
    • GOV OVERVIEW
      • The same as your practice test
        You may check your answers as you complete the test
  • 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.

 

 

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

Chapter 10 Congress


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FINAL REVIEW

Thank you for your hard work.

Good Luck!

 
  • 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
 

September 18

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