Mr. A's Class
Government, Economics and Technology

Government

APT 3
Assignment #
Date Assigned
 Description  
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Instructions
Web Link
 1

5/28
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
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5/28 
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.
 3

5/29
Quick 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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5/29
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. 
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6/2 
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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6/2 
Take notes on the "Electoral College" Click here to watch the PPT
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6/3
  Quick Write: (5-8 sentence response)      

Why must the President of the United States be carefulwith his decision to order the assassination of Osama Bin Laden? Would you haveordered the assassination of this man? Why or why not?

 Click here to watch the video
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6/3
Read the "A Very Big Branch" Reading.

Then complete the Worksheet "A Very Big Branch" Worksheet
Click here to download the worksheet. 
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6/4
Quick 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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6/4
Read the "One Big Party" Reading.

Then complete the Worksheet "One Big Party" Worksheet
Click here to download the worksheet
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6/5
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?

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6/5
  Please pick up a Poster Board and a Political Party and Research it.  Please talk to Mr. A About the Poster Board. 
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6/10
Quick Write: (5-8 sentence response)              

What is the name of the two candidates debating?According to Mitt Romney, what was the biggest geopolitical threat? What didRomney say about the Navy? Who do you think won this debate? Why?

 Click here to watch the video
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6/10
 Read "Candidate Evaluation" Reading. 

The complete the Worksheet "Candidate Evaluation" Worksheet
Click here to download the worksheet 
 15

6/11
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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6/11 
Interest 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. 
Click here to download the worksheet
 APT 3

DUE 6/20

APT 2

 Assignment #
Date Assigned
 Description
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Instructions
Web Link
 1

5/5
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. 
 2

5/5
Take Notes on the PowerPoint Presentation "Amendments 11-27" Click here to view/download  
the PPT
 3

5/6
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   
 4

5/8
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?  
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 5

5/8
Using your notes complete the Amendment 11 through 27 Worksheet  Click here to download the worksheet.
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5/8
Take notes on "The Supreme Court"  Click here to view/download the PowerPoint  
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5/8
Create 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 ScaliaChief Justice John G. RobertsAnthony 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  
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5/12
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?
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5/12
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.
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5/14
Quick Write: (5-8 sentence response) 

What is 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.


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5/14
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
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5/15
Quick Write: (5-8 sentence response) 

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


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5/15
 Read and complete the worksheet "Congress in a Flash"  Click here to download the reading and worksheet
APT 2

DUE 5/23

Studentswill learn how the Legislative branch creates laws that impact out community. Youwill create a a PowerPoint presentation (8 Slides Long) or a Wideo Story Board(8 Frames Long) on how Congress (House of Representatives and the Senate) makeslaws. Create a super hero named “BILL” and develop astory on his journey to become a LAW! In your cartoon, please include all theactual steps a Bill must go through to become a law. Please include colors anda variety of characters to make the story fun and engaging. Finally, blog atwo-paragraph reflection (10-12 sentences) on finding solutions (by creating laws)that will fulfill a need of a community.

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APT 1

 Assignment #
Date Assigned
 Description
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Instructions
Web Link 
 1

4/17
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.
 2

4/17
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 .
 3

4/17
Read and complete the worksheet "Who Rules?"Click here to download the worksheet 
 4

4/18
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.
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4/18
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.
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4/18
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
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4/21


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.
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4/21
Read the article on "Limiting Government" and answer the questions.  Click here to download the worksheet
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4/22
  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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the video.
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4/22 
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
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4/23
  Read the article and answer the questions "You've Got Rights." Click here to download the worksheet
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DUE 5/1
Students will create either a comic strip, short story (2 FULL PAGES WRITTEN or 1 PAGE TYPED) or create a short video clip (at least 2 minutes long and ONE PARTNER) about some one that is being stopped by the police officer and taking the proper steps to deal with the situation. Students will discuss that EVERYONE has the 4th, 5 th and 6 th   Amendment right that protect American citizens from police abuse of power. Finally, blog a two-paragraph reflection (10-12 sentences) on what can be done to teach more people in our community on how to properly confront a police office and the intent and purpose of this project.    Click here to download the APT form