Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Community Service Projects



So far I have been really impressed with the Community Service Projects.  It's nice to see you all learning something important while making a difference.

Just a reminder that if you have not done the presentation, tomorrow is the day.  And, bring in your logs that document your hours (if you have not turned it in yet).

Friday, December 16, 2016

December 16th

For Monday:
1.  Page 386 in the textbook, read the scenario and then respond to the prompts letter A-F
2.  Define the following words:  law, judicial review, unconstitutional, impartial
3.  Page 389 Questions 1 and 4 only.


Thursday, December 15, 2016

December 15 th

Executive Branch Quiz

KNOW THE ROLES OF THE PRESIDENT, KNOW THAT SHEET.

President's salary, and benefitss.
The maximum years in office is 10.
Term is 4 years
22nd Amendment limits the terms, passed in 1951
2 Presidents have been impeached, neither has been convicted.

What is the address of the White House?

Who is the current Vice President?

A few other questions will come your way

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Quiz postponed until Friday

The quiz on the Executive Branch has been postponed until Friday.  Please begin studying the roles of the President sheet in preparation.



Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Tuesday, December 13

With students well rested from the snow day yesterday, we ventured to the library today to work on our community service project presentations.

Presentations will take place next week, students should have already signed up for which day they are presenting.

Wednesday we will finish the movie The Butler and discuss some more about the Executive Branch.

We will have a quiz on Thursday on the Executive Branch.  To prepare, students can review their notes on the 7 Roles of the President.




Thursday, December 8, 2016

December 8th

Tic-Tac-Toe Projects due Friday 12/9

Today in history is a sad day.    On this day 1980, John Lennon was murdered by Mark Chapman outside his Manhattan home.


"If you want peace, you won't get it with violence".  John Lennon

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Test Monday December 5

Good Morning All!
I hope that you had a nice weekend and are hunkering down to study for your test on Monday.  Here are some pointers:


  1. Review your vocabulary and any and all homework that I passed back.  Words like:  constituent, pocket veto, filibuster...etc.
  2. Review the powers of Congress (slide show link on the blog, right hand side), chart in your notes.  When in doubt, chances are the power listed is a Delegated Power... because there are so many of them!
  3. Know how to diagram out how a bill becomes a law.
  4. How is representation in Congress determined? (2 Senators per state, Reps based on population)  How long are the terms for each and what are the requirements?  Make sure you understand the classes in the Senate... no two Senate seats from a state are ever up in the same election.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

December 1

Nothing to turn in tomorrow., but Check PowerSchool, if you owe anything, it is due by Monday
Test Monday 12/5
Persuasive Paper due Wednesday. 12/7