Thursday, September 12, 2013

AP GOV Week #5 and #6 (September 16-27)

Ch.11 reading in book over Congress
Ch.11 PPT
Hippocampus Videos on the Legislative Branch
Composition of the House
Committees and the Iron Triangle
Composition of the Senate
Power, Committees, and Debates
Route of a Bill through Congress
Veto Power and Judicial Review
E-Learning Modules from the Center on Congress at Indiana University
The Redistricting Game
Bill Website

In Class Activities

Monday, September 16 - Who's in Congress?

Tuesday, September 17 - Tentative Test Return, Ch.11 Interesting Question and M.C. Question Development

Wednesday, September 18 - House Simulation - Organizing the House

Thursday, September 19 - House Simulation - Bill Introduction and Committee Work

Friday, September 20 - House Simulation - Committee Work

Monday, September 23 - House Simulation - Committee Work

Tuesday, September 24 - House Simulation - House Floor Debate and Vote

Wednesday, September 25 - Gerrymandering Game

Thursday, September 26 -Discussion Day and Ch.12 Notes Workday

Friday, September 27 -No School Teacher Inservice

DUE Sept 17 - Read Ch.11 and take Cornell notes.
DUE Sept 18 - Complete the Dynamic Legislative Process E-Learning Module in the Resources Section.
DUE Sept 26 - If possible, take the Textbook Online Quiz for Ch.11 on Sept.25 and bring results to class on the 26th.
DUE Sept 25 - Using Bill Website in the Resources Section, Analyze H.R. 1911 from the 113th Congress and answer the following questions:
  • Who are the authors of the bill?
  • What is the purpose and intent of the bill?
  • Where did the bill originate? 
  • What are the major congressional actions the bill went through?
  • Which interest groups have a stake in the outcome of this bill and why?
  • Which committee or committees heard the bill in the House of Representatives?
  • Is support for the bill divided along political party lines, and if so, why?
  • What type of rules were attached to the bill? What does this tell us about who supports the bill in the House of Representatives?
  • Who is the chairperson of the committee and who is the ranking member of the minority party on the committee(s) which will hear the bill?
  • How many members does each committee have, and how are they divided amongst the two political parties?
  • What were the differences between the Senate and House Actions on this bill?
  • What was the final vote in each chamber?
  • What was the final result of the bill?
DUE Sept 30 - Read Ch.12 and take notes (mixture of bullets and definitions).

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