Friday, August 30, 2013

AP GOV Week #3 and #4 (September 3-13)

MODULE #3 (September 3-13)

Ch.3 Reading in book on Federalism
Ch.3 PPT
Hippocampus Video - Click on AP Government and watch the following videos:
  1. Defining Federalism
  2. Separation of State and National Governments
  3. Cooperative Federalism 
  4. Fiscal Federalism
Facts of Congress Video Below

In-Class Activities

Tuesday, September 3 - Interesting Question Discussion, Multiple Choice Questions Formation based on Objectives.

Wednesday, September 4 - Powers of Government (Expressed or Enumerated, Concurrent and Reserved) Cases: Marbury v. Madison, McCulloch v. Maryland

Thursday, September 5 - Civil Rights vs. Lopez Case

Friday, September 6 - Eras of Federalism with emphasis on Grants and Mandates

Monday, September 9 - Discussion Day

Tuesday, September 10 - Ch.3 Assessment

Wednesday, September 11 - Review for Unit Test #1

Thursday, September 12 - UNIT TEST #1 - ESSAY DAY (Essay Questions will be given in advance)

Friday, September 13 - UNIT TEST #1 - M.C. TEST DAY

Sunday, August 25, 2013

AP GOV Week #2 (August 26-30)

Module #2 (August 26-30)

Hippocampus Videos - watch Articles of Confederation, U.S. Constitution, Structure of the Constitution and Principles of the Constitution.
Ch.2 PPT
Thomas Jefferson Video

In-Class Activities
Monday, August 26 - Ch.2 Note Check, Interesting Question Discussion, Multiple Choice Questions Formation based on Objectives

Tuesday, August 27 - George Washington and James Madison: Articles of Confederation to the Constitutional Convention.

Wednesday, August 28 -  Federalist 10 and 51

Thursday, August 29 - Card Sort Review - Discussion Day

Friday, August 30 - Ch.2 Formative Assessment

Module #2 (August 26-30) - Assignments
Monday, August 26 - Chapter 2 Notes are due, Interesting Question due.  Watch excerpt from Ken Burns Series on Thomas Jefferson starting at 27:33.  Watch throughout the formation of the Declaration of Independence. 

Tuesday, August 27 - Constitutional Card Sort bring to class finished on Thursday.

Wednesday, August 28 - Prepare for Discussion Day and Formative Test

Thursday, August 8, 2013

APGOV Week #1 (August 14-23)

Welcome to Advanced Placement United States Government and Politics!

I will post your week at a glance and assignments here every week! 


Wednesday, August 14 - Syllabus, Book Checkout and Get to Know You
Thursday, August 15 - Seating Chart, Module Expectations, Good Questions vs. Bad Questions, Cornell Notes, Work Time 
Friday, August 16 - Pre-Test, Work Time

Monday, August 19 - Pre-Test Results, Note Check, Interesting Questions, Multiple Choice Questions by Objective
Tuesday, August 20 - Political Culture Activity
Wednesday, August 21 - Political Ideology Test - Ideology Paper Due (see below for details)
Thursday, August 22 - Discussion Day
Friday, August 23 - Formative Quiz over Ch.1, Work Time for Module #2

MODULE #1 (August 14-23) - ASSIGNMENTS
*Assignments 1-4 DUE on Monday, August 18th.
*Assignment 5 Due on Thursday, August 22nd.
  1. Watch Cornell note video posted above as a reminder of what you are required to do for this first week. 
  2. Read and take Cornell Notes over Ch.1 of Schmidt (1-28)
  3. View the PPT for Ch.1
  4. Watch and take Cornell Notes over the Hippocampus video on Theories of Democracy 
  5. Write a 1st person, two page, 12 font, double spaced paper answering the following items: 
    1. Describe the results of your test? Please explain what a person in your ideology typically believes.
    2. How does the test result fit with what you think generally about politics?
    3. Describe your family interaction in regards to politics. Is it a common discussion topic or do you barely discuss politics?  Is there general agreement or disagreement?  Do you come from a politically divided home? 
    4. How does your ideology fit with your perceptions of your parent's or friends political beliefs?
    5. Upload your paper to Your password is: titans