Mr. A's Class
Government, Economics and Technology

Government

APT 3
Assignment #
Date Assigned
 Description
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Instructions
Web Link 
 1

10/28
Read the "All In a Day's Work" Reading.

Then complete the Worksheet "All In a Day's Work" Worksheet
Click here to download the worksheet.
2

10/29 
Quick Write: (5-8 sentence response)

Who’s in charge of the executive branch? Who elects the President? What are some of his responsibilities? 

Click here to watch the video
 3

10/30
 1. Pick any President of the United States.

2. Use the Outline to create a 4 part poster board of the President.

3. Set up a Meeting time with Mr. A to present your poster board. 
 Click here to download the outline. 
 4

10/30
Quick Write: (5-8 sentence response)

When we vote for the President of the United States, whom are we really voting for?How many electors does each states get? Who cannot be an elector? 


 Click here to watch the video
 5

10/30
For this make up assignment you will visit the iCivics website and answer the SIX questions on the "Three Branches of Government."
Click here to go the webquest
 6

10/31
Quick Write: (5-8 sentence response)

Please write down the 5 tips for delivering a greatpresentation.

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 Click here to watch the video
 7

10/31
Read the "A Very Big Branch" Reading.

Then complete the Worksheet "A Very Big Branch" Worksheet
 Click here to download the worksheet. 
 8

11/4
Quick Write: (5-8 sentence response)

What are the two political parties in America? Whatdoes the GOP stand for? What political party do you most agree with?

 Click here to watch the video
 9

11/4
Read the "One Big Party" Reading.

Then complete the Worksheet "One Big Party" Worksheet
 Click here to download the worksheet. 
 10

11/5
Quick Write: (5-8 sentence response)

What political party is Jimmy McMillan representing?What is the issue he is trying to address? What position is he running for?

Click here to watch the video 
 11

11/6
Quick Write: (5-8 sentence response)

Do you believe it is important to vote? Why or why not(please be specific with your response)?

NO VIDEO, JUST ANSWER THE QUICK WRITE.
 12

11/6
 Read the reading on why it is important to vote.

Write one paragraph on why you should vote in the next election. 
 Click here to download the reading. 
 APT 3

DUE 11/14


 You will create an informational pamphlet that summarizes who represents you and how their decisions affect your life. The reason many students do not involve themselves in the political process is because they are uninformed. You will change that by creating a pamphlet that will educate the students at RSBA! Your pamphlet will also contain a section where you will discuss the importance of voting. Voting is critical in order to have politicians listen to our demands for a better life. Be convincing in this section. Remember we can close the gap of inequality between we the people and the government is we let our voices be heard.
Finally,blog a two-paragraph reflection (10-12 sentences) on the community actionproject (CAP) and the intent and purpose of the CAP.

  

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APT 2

Assignment #
Date Assigned
 Description
__________________________________________________
Instructions
Web Link 
1

9/30
Quick Write: (5-8 sentence response) 

What are the five things that describe a United StatesGovernment shutdown?

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Who would mostly be affected by this shutdown?


 Click here to watch the video
 2

9/30
 Read the "Judicial Branch in a Flash" Reading.

Then complete the Worksheet "Judicial Branch in a Flash" Worksheet
Click here to read and download the worksheet 
 3

10/1
Quick Write: (5-8 sentence response) 

What are the benefits of the Affordable Care Act? Do you think it is the right thing for the government to provide health care coverage for Americans? Why or why not?

Click here to watch the video 
 4

10/1
 Read the article "10 Ways a Government Shutdown Affects You."

Summarize each section in a comic strip format by just DRAWING cartoons for each way the government shutdown affects you.
 Click here to read the article

Click here to download the comic strip
 5

10/2

Quick Write: (5-8 sentence response) 

What is the difference between a civil and a criminal case? What is a jury? What are the responsibilities of the jury?

 Click here to watch the video
6

10/2
 Take notes on the "Affordable Care Act: Obamacare" Presentation.

Remember, do NOT copy the Power Point slides word for word, instead summarize each section. 
Click here to watch/download the presentation 
 7

10/3

Quick Write: (5-8 sentence response) 

Whatis the role of the Supreme Court? Who appoints a Supreme Court Justice? How manySupreme Court Chief Justices have served?

Click here to watch the video
 8

10/3
Take notes on "The Supreme Court" Click here to view/download the PowerPoint
 9

10/3

Create a fake Facebook Profile for one of the 9 Supreme Court Justices. 

Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen G. Breyer, Samuel A. Alito, Elena Kagan, Clarence ThomasAntonin Scalia, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Anthony Kennedy, andRuth Bader Ginsburg.


Go on Google Search and look for the personal information of the Justices, Nomination information, their likes, their political views and list of justices with similar beliefs (look at your notes).

Click here to download the Facebook Profile Sheet
 10

10/7
Quick Write: (5-8 sentence response) 

What was the first state to end segregation in schools? What year did this happen?What was the name of the case?


Click here to watch the video
11

10/7 
Read the article of the Supreme Court case  Miranda vs. Arizona. Answer the questions in the end of the article.  Click here to download the article
 12

10/8
Quick Write: (10-12 sentence response) 
Tinker v. Des Moines
Go to: tinyurl.com/ke2v9ft
&
Roe v. Wade
Go to: tinyurl.com/roewade

Answer question on the bottom of each reading, DO NOT WRITE DOWN THE QUESTIONS. 
 Click here to find both Supreme Court Cases
13

10/9 
Quick Write: (10-12 sentence response) 

Why where 8 House members arrested yesterday? How many immigrants are living inAmerica illegally? What does the bill passed by the Democratic controlledSenate and backed by the White House include?

 Click here to read the article
 14

10/9
Fill out the KWL chart on Immigration Reform, section:
  • What do I know? (5 Bullet Points)
  • What do I want to learn? (5 Bullet Points)

 Watch the following video on the Dream Act.

After you watch the video, write down:
  • What I have learned? (5 Bullet Points)
Click here to download the KWL chart

Click here  to watch the
video
15 

10/10
 Complete the following quiz on Immigration Reform. 

Google search the answers if you have no clue what the answers might be. 
 Click here to download the quiz
 16

10/14

Quick Write: (5-8 sentence response) 

Who introduces a bill to congress? Where does a bill go after it is introduced? Who signs the bill into law?

 Click here to watch the video. 
 17

10/15

Quick Write: (5-8 sentence response) 

What was the first thing you noticed when you saw the Immigration Navigator map? What is the most surprising thing you’ve learned by viewing this map? What is missing from this map?

 Click here to view the map
18

10/15 
 You will create a Dream Act awareness board by following the format provided to you.

Read the short reading to get all the required answers for the poster. 
Click here to download the format

Click here to download the reading 
19

10/16 
Quick Write: (5-8 sentence response) 

Watch the video then summarize in your own words how a bill becomes a law.

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 Click here to download the video
 20

10/16
Download and print (copy) the Note Card for the "Powers of Congress" notes. 

Then, watch the PowerPoint Presentation to get the notes to fill out the Note Card. 
Click here to download the Note Card

Click here to watch/download
the PowerPoint. 

 APT 2

DUE 10/24

Students will learn how the Legislative branch creates laws that impact out community. They will create a comic strip or a Wideo.co animation on how Congress (House ofRepresentatives and the Senate) makes laws. Create a super hero named “BILL” and develop a story on his journey to become a LAW! In your comic strip, please include all the actual steps a Bill must go through to become a law. Please include colors and a variety of characters to make the story fun and engaging.

Finally, blog a two-paragraph reflection (10-12 sentences) on finding solutions (by creating laws) that will fulfill a need of a community.
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Click here to download the comic strip template. 

APT 1

Assignment #
Date Assigned
 Description
__________________________________________________
Instructions
Web Link 
1

9/10 
Quick Write: (5-8 sentence response)

In your opinion, which one of the following people or groups should have the power to make the rules at your school, and why?

  • Principal, Teachers Student Council, Student Body, Other (Specify)
Are there any people or groups above that should not make the rules at your school? If so, why not?
NO VIDEO, JUST ANSWER THE QUICK WRITE.
2
9/10
Please read the instructions for this assignment carefully:

Complete the worksheet on the "Text Messages to King George III." Please write all the answers in text/twitter format.
Click here to download the Text Messages Worksheet.

3 

9/10
Complete the following Constitution Web Connect using "Our Constitution-Rules for the Government" reading:
Click here to download the Web Connect. 

Click here to download the "Our Constitution-Rules for the Government" reading.
 4

9/11
Quick Write: (5-8 sentence response) 
What was the year the constitution was written? What was the first three words of the constitution? Why do you think the constitution starts with those three words?
Click here to watch the video.
 5

9/11
Take Cornell notes on the reading "Constitution: A Game Plan for Government"Click here to download the Cornell notes.

Click here to download the "Constitution: A Game Plan for Government"
 6

9/12

Quick Write: (5-8 sentence response) 

As you watch the video, summarize the terms:

Monarchy-

Democracy-

Republic-

Anarchy-

Oligarchy-

In your opinion, can we truly be free without agovernment?



Click here to watch the video.
 7

9/12
Take Notes on the PowerPoint Presentation "Who Rules? Forms of Government." 
Click watch/download the PowerPoint Presentation.
 8

9/16
Quick Write: (5-8 sentence response)
1. Read the Article on the Prisoners of Guantanamo Bay.


2. Answer the following questions: 

Do you think the government is doing the right thing by detaining the prisonerwithout a fair trail? Why or why not?

 Click here to read the article. 
 9

9/16
Bill of Rights Booklet

You will create a booklet for the Bill of Rights that include a Table of Contents, Preamble, 10 Amendments and a Summary. 

Click here for the directions and syllabus for this project. 

Preamble:
  
Click here for the directions and syllabus for this project. 

Click here to download the Bill of Rights Reading
 10

9/17

Quick Write: (5-8 sentence response) 

The first ten amendments to the Constitution are called___________. What do they guarantee? What will happen if we lost the Bill of Rights (BE SPECIFIC)? 

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11

9/17 
Complete the Future Fright worksheet after watch the video clips "Future Fright." Make sure you watch all 7 clips, I promise they will be worth your time!  Click here to watch ALL 7 video clips. 

Click here to download the Future Fright worksheet. 
 APT 1

DUE 9/26
Studentswill create a front-page newspaper report identifying one concern/need inMoreno Valley. Specifically, how the need is related to governmentintervention, lack of government participation or government abuse. Studentswill research and find two articles that discuss how the Government in MorenoValley can address the needs in our community. All articles must be foundwithin a credible news organization (Local Newspaper, Trusted NewsOrganizations, etc.) website/newspaper and must be cited, write down thewebsite underneath the summary of the article. Finally, blog a two-paragraphreflection (10-12 sentences) on what can be done to address this need in ourcommunity and the intent and purpose of this project.
  
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