General Course Information
You will hear an introduction to the AP government course and learn about the course requirements through the course syllabus.
We will look at political cartoons and ask questions.
We will take an AP government pre-test.
We will watch an introductory crash course film clip.
Please read chapter 1, pages 2-17 and begin your cornell notes. These are due on Monday, September 11.
We will be discussing the main points of chapter 1 and look policy models. We will take a citizenship test.
Read pages 17-25.
We will read an article about polarization. We will discuss the 5 American ideological elements and find current events which highlight these.
Reminder: Chapter 1 cornell notes are due on Monday.
Directions are found at the end of the article.
We will play due a vocab activity and take chapter 1 quiz.
Turn cornell notes in.
We take our chapter 1 quiz
Read pages 29-37 and start new cornell notes.
We will begin to talk about the topic of North Korea and explore U.S. policy with this country.
We will read and annotate an article about North Korea. You have a prompt to answer tonight and be prepared to discuss tomorrow.
We will discuss and finish our exploration of North Korea and US policy.
We will take chapter 2 #1 quiz.
We will evaluate the Articles of Confederation.
Read pages 37-47.
We will take chapter 2 #2 quiz.
We will create a Constitution poster. See attached.
We will start an activity which is a Constitutional search.
Read pages 47-59.
Cornell notes due tomorrow.
Chapter 2 cornell notes due.
Using your constitution, finish the Constitution search we started yesterday.
Read Federalist #10 for homework (p. 648). Answer the following questions in your writing log:
1. What is a faction?
2. According to James Madison, what is the principle cause of factions in society?
3. How would you characterize Madison's views on factions? How do you account for his beliefs?
4. How does Madison propose to deal with factions?
5. What specific provisions are incorporated into the Constitution which restrain factions from gaining control over the entire government?
6. Is it possible for one faction to gain control of the entire government?
We will start our Federalists v. Anti-federalists project.
We will take chapter 2 #3 quiz.
We will discuss Federalist #10.
We will work more with our federalists and anti-federalists groups.
Read Federalist #51 found in textbook (p. 651). Answer the following questions in your writing log:
Prepare for Federalists/Anti-federalists debate. Extra credit for the side that wins the debate and individuals who dress the part.
We will discuss Federalist #51.
The Federalist/Anti-federalist debate happens!!
Read intro to Federalism to beginning of "intergovernmental relations". Questions due October 3
Answers are due on Thursday, February 9.
I will introduce and have you practice FRQs.
Notes on What is federalism and and an activity.
Take chapter 3 #1 quiz.
Read articles on the supremacy clause and Colorado case study in class.
Continue discussion of the supremacy clause and full faith and credit.
Discuss fiscal federalism and do activity.
For homework: read "intergovernmental relations" to end of chapter. Chapter questions are due on Tuesday.
Take chapter 3 #2 quiz.
We will work on Federalism scenarios.
Chapter 3 questions due today.
Work on federalism scenarios.
We received our Chapters 1- 3 review sheet.
We will play a review game.
We will take the chapters 1- 3 test.
see blackboard for information
Stephen Pontoni, from the state level of the Democratic party is here to speak.
Please answer the following questions as you listen to the podcast:
1. What is the "double-bind" or catch-22?
2. Where does the double-bind come from?
3. Why it is a problem for women?
4. How do we see the double-bind in how people use names?
5. What does research show about the double bind?
6. Why do women get in trouble for showing emotion or not?
This link shows part 1. To the right of the clip, shows places to click on parts 2-7. This makes up the entire movie. You will need to watch it in these segments versus one long film.
Listen to the podcast and draw what the problem is and a solution. There is a handout that goes with this assignment.
After watching the video clip, answer the following questions:
1. Why are manufacturing jobs coming back to he U.S.?
2. Why is the "Golden Triangle" a good place for manufacturing to be located?
3. What techniques does Joe Max Higgens use to attract businesses?
4. What new products are being produced in Mississippi?
5. What kinds of jobs and benefits are being created?
6. What did the local government need to do to attract business? What did potential workers need to do?
Please listen to the following podcast and answer the questions.
Please read the following articles to find evidence to help support your argument in your paper.