Friday, October 25, 2013

APGOV Week #12 (October 28-Nov 1)


Monday, October 28 -  Discussion Day and Formative Assessment over Ch.14

Tuesday, October 29 - Ch.4 Note Check, Interesting Question, Multiple Choice Question Development

Wednesday, October 30 - SCOTUS Case I-pad Activity

Thursday, October 31 - Selective Incorporation Lecture - Gitlow v. NY

Friday, November 1 - 1st Amendment - R.S.P.A.P.
SCOTUS Case Lecture (asterisk denotes discussion planned in class):
Marbury v. Madison
Reynolds v. U.S. - polygamy
Texas v. Johnson - flag burning
Brown v. Board of Topeka - We will learn about this more next week.
Gitlow v. New York - speech - first incorporated case
NY Times v. Sullivan - press
Roe V. Wade - privacy rights abortion
Gideon v. Wainwright - rights of the accused informa pauperis
Brandenburg v. Ohio - speech
Lee v. Weisman - prayer at graduation
Miranda v. Arizona - rights of the accused
Plessy v. Ferguson - We will learn about this more next week.
Morse v. Frederick - student speech
Griswold v. Connecticut - privacy rights
Engle v. Vitale - school prayer
Lemon v. Kurtzman - establishment clause test
Westside v. Mergens - establishment clause and free exercise
*Tinker v. Des Moines - student speech
Santa Fe Independent School District v. Doe - establishment clause
*Safford Unified School District v. Redding - student search and seizure
Schenck v. United States - speech
Snyder vs. Phelps- assembly
Lawrence v. Texas - privacy
Mapp v Ohio - Watch Video
*New Jersey v. T.L.O. - student search and seizure

Monday, October 28 - Notes over Ch.4 due on Tuesday, October 29th.
Wednesday, October 30 - Watch video on Mapp v Ohio
Friday, November 1 - Notes over Ch.5 due on Monday, November 4th. 

 Ch.4 PPT Ch.5 PPT
Hippocampus Videos  on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

APGOV Week #10 (October 21-25)

Monday, October 21st-No School

Tuesday, October 22nd-Test Return, Discussion Groups, Interesting Question, Annotation Check, Multiple Choice Question

Wednesday, October 23rd-Federalist #78 - Court Flow Chart Discussion and Correction - Original vs. Appellate Jurisdiction

Thursday, October 24th-Chief Justice John Roberts On the Origin, Nature, and Importance of the Supreme Court

Friday, October 25th-Judicial Interpretation-Judicial Activism, Loose and Strict Construction - Justices Stephen Breyer and Antonin Scalia DVD.

*Discussion Day and Formative Assessment over Ch.14 on Monday with Mr. Keller. 
*Ch.4 Notes over Civil Liberties due on Tuesday, October 29th.

Homework Activities:

Monday, October 21st-Annotations (notes) are due.  Students will compile interesting questions and discuss multiple choice questions

Tuesday, October 22nd-Complete the Court Graphic Organizer.  You may have a hard time finding answers in your book on the special courts.  The rest of the answers will be found in the book.  Once you fill in the blanks.  Take a look at the court documents and see if you can figure out which courts are being shown in those documents.


Chief Justice John Roberts on the Origin, Nature and Importance of the Supreme Court
Judicial Interpretation: Justices Antonin Scalia and Stephen Breyer

Hippocampus Videos on the Legislative Branch

Ch.14 PPT


Sunday, October 13, 2013

APGOV Week#9 (October 14-18)


Monday, October 14 - Unit #2 Essay Test
Tuesday, October 15 - Unit #2 Multiple Choice Test
Wednesday, October 16 - School Testing Day - Ch.14 Reading and Notes
Thursday, October 17 - Ch.14 Reading and Notes
Friday, October 18 - No School

Ch.14 PPT
Hippocampus Videos on the Judiciary

Ch.14 Notes Due on Monday, Oct.21

Sunday, October 6, 2013

APGOV WEEK #8 (October 7-11)

Ch.13 PPT
Hippocampus Videos on the Bureaucracy

Monday, October 7 - Hurricane Melissa Simulation Day 1-Organization of the Bureaucracy and Research
Tuesday, October 8 - Hurricane Melissa Simulation Day 2-Research Day

Wednesday, October 9 - Hurricane Melissa Simulation Day 3-Cabinet Meeting: MEMOS are DUE!

Thursday, October 10 - Hurricane Melissa Simulation Day 4-Speech Preperation

Friday, October 11 - Presidential Speech - Discussion Day

*UNIT II Test Scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, October 14 and 15
Pt.1 - Essay on Monday, October 14
Pt.2 - M.C. on Tuesday, October 15

TERMS and ESSAYS will be handed out in class on Wednesday, October 9th.