April 2009

Civics

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

 

 

 

 

ALL HOME WORK FOR THIS MONTH HAS BEEN CANCELED

 

APRIL FOOLS!

 

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ALL Make Up Work Due Today

 

Quiz Tuesday:

Review Theme II

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  1. QUIZ: How are citizens informed and influenced?

KNOW:

How has media transformed politics?

 

Do television ads reflect and address the concerns of the voting public?

 

How has the internet changed the presidential campaign process?

 


 

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Film
 

 

No School

 

Happy Spring Break!

 

Theme III:

EQ: How are power and responsibility distributed, shared, and limited in the government established by the United States Constitution?

 

The US Constitution (Annotated)

 

US Court System Reference

 

About the Supreme Court

 

The Bill of Rights

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How are power and responsibility distributed, shared, and limited in the government established by the United States Constitution?

Focus: The Executive Branch

 

Know:

Powers reserved for the President?

Vice President?

The United States Constitution: Article II; Section 1 (excerpts)'

Understand:

Who can be President?

Biographies of American presidents

DO: Should the qualifications to become president be changed?

 

 

Civic Extension Project Due May 15th

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How are power and responsibility distributed, shared, and limited in the government established by the United States Constitution

  1. Con't with Executive Branch:

Schema: The Peoples' Choice?

  • Share assigned: Biographies of American presidents with your group.
  • Qualifications revisited: Groups discuss If you were amending the Constitution of the United States, which requirements for the presidency would you keep? Which would you delete? Which would you add?
  • Share with class
  • Reflect in writing:

    Based on your understanding of the written and unwritten qualifications for the presidency, would you agree or disagree with the statement: "Any child may grow up to be president of the United States"

HW: Article 2 - The Executive Branch Scroll down to Article 2!

Know:

  • Powers granted to the President/Vice President
  • Succession Order
  • Significance of the 12th, 20th, and 25th amendments
  • Terms

Executive Branch Quiz Monday

 

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Theme III:

EQ: How are power and responsibility distributed, shared, and limited in the government established by the United States Constitution?

US Court System Reference

 

Supreme Court

The Bill of Rights

The US Constitution (Annotated)

 

Activity/Assessment

 

Electoral College Calculator

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  1. Executive Branch Quiz
  2. What is the purpose of  electoral college? Is it truly democratic or does it serve a more cynical purpose? (View Film and respond to above qs)

HW:

The Bill of Rights (Know them - will have a HW quiz)

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Know:

  • Bill of Rights limit only actions taken
    by the federal government against people.
     
  • The Founders assumed citizens would be protected by their home states’ constitution.
  • The Fourteenth Amendment's Due Process  applied the Bill of
    Rights to state governments

Understand:

  • That for this reason, the Bill of Rights did not
    strongly impact Americans’ lives until the
    Fourteenth Amendment was passed.

DO: Analyze SC cases/decisions and discuss [present to class] their legal/historical significance.

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HW: Begin Research

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  1. The Judicial Branch: Know the role and function of the U.S. Supreme Court, the Supreme Court Justices and what the terms civil rights and civil liberties  mean.
  2. Protecting Civil Liberties: The Bill of Rights

Know:

  • Bill of Rights limit only actions taken
    by the federal government against people.
     
  • The Founders assumed citizens would be protected by their home states’ constitution.
  • The Fourteenth Amendment's Due Process  applied the Bill of
    Rights to state governments

Understand:

  • That for this reason, the Bill of Rights did not
    strongly impact Americans’ lives until the
    Fourteenth Amendment was passed.

Research students rights!

HW: Civic Extension Project Due May 15th