Mr. A's Class
Government, Economics and Technology

Government

APT 3
Assignment # Description
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Instructions
Web Link 
1  Look at the image: "The Problem We All Live With" by Norman Rockwell

After you view the image, complete all the questions on the "Cartoon Analysis Worksheet"

Research and answer the questions on the image. Google search
"The Problem We All Live With" by Norman Rockwell and answer the questions.
Click here to view the image

Click here to view the "Cartoon Analysis Worksheet"

Questions for the image.
 2Quick Write: (5-8 sentence response)

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

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 3Read 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.
 4Quick Write: (5-8 sentence response)

How many letters does thePresident receive each day? How are letters sorted in the White House? What issue would you like to write the President about?

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 5Read the "A Very Big Branch" Reading.

Then complete the Worksheet " A Very Big Branch " Worksheet
Click here to download the worksheet. 
6 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? 

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 7Take notes on the "Electoral College" Click here to watch the PPT
 81. 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. 
 9President's Notes Make Up Assignment:

Research and find information on 4 Unites States Presidents.
Write down 3-5 interesting facts on those Presidents that you research.  

Click here to launch Google search
 10Quick Write: (5-8 sentence response)   

What is Freddie Le Hall being charged of? What will the Supreme Court determine? In your opinion, should Freddie Lee Hall be executed?

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 11 Read "What's the Message?"

Complete the worksheets attached with the reading. Use the Gallery Walk to answer the questions. 
Click here to download the Reading and Worksheet.

Click here to view the gallery walk.  
 12Quick Write: (5-8 sentence response)  

Summarize and describe the Propaganda techniques. Give one example for each .

 Click here to watch the video
 13

Quick Write: (5-8 sentence response)    

What special interest or industry does he represent? Is the character in the movie successful in convincing you that it is not bad for you? Why or why not?

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 14 Interest Groups 
Read and complete the Reading and Worksheet "Interest Group."
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 15Interest Group Research
Go to the website: tinyurl.com/ 6zzjmoh
Pick and research one of the Interest Groups on the website using the Interest Group Webpage Worksheet. 
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 16Quick Write: (5-8 sentence response)        

What are the two major political parties in America?

What does the GOP stand for? What political party do you most agree with?

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17 Read the "One Big Party" Reading.

Then complete the Worksheet " One Big Party " Worksheet
Click here to download the worksheet. 
 18 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 QW
19 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 3/20
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 #
Description
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Instructions
Web Link 
 1Take Notes on the PowerPoint Presentation "Amendments 11-27" Click here to view/download
the PPT
 2Using your notes complete the Amendment 11 through 27 Worksheet Click here to download the worksheet.
 3
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 
 4Quick 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
 5Quick Write: (5-8 sentence response) 

Howold is the current Supreme Court building? What expensive material is theSupreme Court building made of? Name at least one tradition the Supreme Courtstill follows.


Click here to watch the video 
 6Take notes on "The Supreme Court"  Click here to view/download the PowerPoint
 7Create a fake Facebook Profile for one of the 9 Supreme Court Justices.

Sonia Sotomayor , Stephen G. Breyer ,   Samuel A. Alito ,   Elena Kagan ,   Clarence Thomas Antonin Scalia ,   Chief Justice   John G. Roberts ,   Anthony Kennedy , and Ruth 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
 8Quick 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?

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9 Supreme Court Case Poster Board Project: 
Research one Supreme Court case and create a poster board. Look at the handout for the complete instructions of the poster board. 
 Click here to download the worksheet.
 10  Read the reading on "The Great State" and then answer the worksheet.  Click here to download the reading and worksheet. 

 11Quick Write: (5-8 sentence response)   

How many branches of Government are in the same room during the State of the UnionAddress? How involved is President Obama in the development of the speech? What issue(s) do you want the President to cover in his speech?

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 Click here to watch the video
 12Watch President Obama's  State of the Union address and answer the reflection questions behind the State of the Union Bingo Worksheet (ASK ME FOR THE WORKSHEET). Feel free to play the Bingo game as you watch the speech. 
Click here to watch the video

Click here to download the worksheet
 13Quick 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
14 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. 
 15Quick Write: (5-8 sentence response)   

Whatis the name of the group of people in charge of making our laws? Name thetwo parts of Congress? Summarize in your own words how a bill becomes a law.

 Click here to watch the video
 16 Read and complete the worksheet "Congress in a Flash" Click here to download the reading and worksheet
 17Quick Write: (5-8 sentence response)   

Inyour own words, summarize how a bill becomes a law. (FEEL FREE TO CREATE ACHART).

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 18 Watch the PowerPoint "Voting in Congress"

As you watch the PowerPoint complete the "Voting in Congress" worksheet. 
 Click here to watch the PowerPoint

Click here to download the worksheet
 APT 2

DUE 2/13
Studentswill learn how the Legislative branch creates laws that impact out community. Youwill create a Wideo.co animation on how Congress (House of Representatives and the Senate) makes laws. Create a super hero named “BILL” and develop a story on hisjourney to become a LAW! In your cartoon, please include all the actual steps aBill must go through to become a law. Please include colors and a variety ofcharacters to make the story fun and engaging.
Finally, blog atwo-paragraph reflection (10-12 sentences) on finding solutions (by creatinglaws) that will fulfill a need of a community.
 Click here to download the APT

APT 1

Assignment #
Date Assigned
 Description
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Instructions
Web Link 
1

12/6
Wanted: A Just Right Government 

Read the article and complete the worksheet.
 Click here to download the worksheet
2

12/9
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.
3

12/9 
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.
4

12/10 
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?
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video.
5
12/10
Take Notes on the PowerPoint Presentation "Who Rules? Forms of Government" for the 5 Docs that Influence the Constitution.  
Click watch/download the PowerPoint Presentation.
 6

12/11
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 government?

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video.
7

12/11
Complete the following Constitution Web Connect using "Our Constitution-Rules for the Government" reading:

Take Cornell notes on the reading "Constitution: A Game Plan for Government"
Click here to download
 the Web Connect. 


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


Click here to download
the Cornell notes.


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

 8

12/12
Quick Write: (5-8 sentence response) 
What are the benefits of giving one leader total control? What are the drawbacks and the benefits? 
  
NO VIDEO, JUST 
ANSWER THE QUICK 
WRITE.

 9

12/12
Read the article on "Who Rules" and answer the questions. Click here to download the worksheet
 10

12/12


Read the article on "Limiting Government" and answer the questions. 


Click here to download the worksheet
 11

12/16
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)? 


Click here to watch 
the video.

 12

12/16
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
 13

12/17
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. 
 14

12/17

Read the article of the Supreme Court case  Miranda vs. Arizona. Answer the questions in the end of the article.  

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 15

12/18
Quick Write: (5-8 sentence response)

Look at your Bill of Rights Booklet. Which Amendmentdo you think is the most important? Why do you think it is important? What willhappen if we lost that right?

NO VIDEO, JUST 
ANSWER THE QUICK 
WRITE.
16

12/18 
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 1/9/14
Studentswill create either a comic strip, short story (2 FULL PAGES WRITTEN or 1 PAGETYPED) or create a short video clip (at least 2 minutes long and ONE PARTNER) aboutsome one that is being stopped by the police officer and taking the propersteps to deal with the situation. Students will discuss that EVERYONE has the 5thand 6th Amendment right that protect American citizens from policeabuse of power. Finally, blog a two-paragraph reflection (10-12 sentences) onwhat can be done to teach more people in our community on how to properlyconfront a police office and the intent and purpose of this project.
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the APT.