Block 5 Homework

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To prepare for class on:
Assignment:

Happy Winter Vacation!
Mon., Dec. 20
No homework - enjoy a relaxing weekend after your public policy presentations!
Tue. Dec. 14 & Thur. Dec. 16
Public policy presentations.
Wed. Dec. 8 & Fri. Dec. 10
Keep working on preparing your public policy presentations. Presentations are scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday next week.
Monday,
Dec. 6
Work on draft of public policy presentation. You'll have time to work on this in class on Monday.
Thursday,
Dec. 2
Draft and send an email to an expert on your topic. See assignments page of the public policy wiki for text of your email.
Tuesday,
Nov. 30
No homework - first day back from Thanksgiving
Thursday,
Nov. 25
Happy Thanksgiving!
Tuesday,
Nov. 23
Interest groups/alternative policies assignment due at end of class on Tuesday.
In class: time to work on Interest groups/alternative policies.
Friday,
Nov. 19
Due at beginning of class: statistics/opinion poll assignment (see Assignments page on public policy wiki).

In class: time to work on Interest groups/alternative policies.
Wednesday,
Nov. 17
Due at beginning of class: court case assignment (see Assignments page on public policy wiki).

In class: time to work on statistics/opinion poll assignment.
Monday,
Nov. 15
Due to the storm day on Nov. 8, Issue Overview now due Mon., Nov. 15. Unless you have spoken with me (limited topics), you also should complete your Relevant Law assignment.
Tuesday,
Nov. 9
Issue Overview due. Please print before you come to class.
Friday,
Nov. 5
Class time to work on Issue Overview. Template can be uploaded here:

Wednesday,
Nov. 3
Complete Initial Interest Statement. Template can be uploaded here:

Monday,
Nov. 1
Study for the Civics Test.
Review sheet -

Review keynote -

Feel free to email me questions!
Thursday,
Oct. 28
I will be available after school, from 2:30-3:30, for anyone who would like to review Civics materials. Stop by Room 503 if you'd like help reviewing!

Read about the Tea Party movement and reflect on its effect on politics.

Tuesday,
Oct. 26
Complete in-class work on how an amendment is added to the constitution and the assignment on the governor's race in Maine.

Friday,
Oct. 22
No homework - we'll continue our study of the constitution and US government framework in class.
Wednesday,
Oct. 20
No homework - we'll continue our study of the constitution and US government framework in class.
Monday,
Oct. 18
Study for quiz on causes of colonists' frustrations with Britain, the Declaration of Independence, and the Revolutionary War. Study guide handed out in class:
Thursday,
Oct. 14
No homework.
Tuesday,
Oct. 12
No homework - we'll continue with our causes of the Revolutionary War on Tuesday.
Thursday,
Oct. 7
We're switching gears and going back to the Colonial era to study causes of the Revolutionary War as the start to our Government and Civics unit. Complete brief reading (yellow 1/2 page handed out in class) and summarize on the yellow timeline handed out in class what happened during that event, what caused it, and what its effect was. We'll discuss each of these events in class on Thursday.
Tuesday,
Oct. 5
Complete reading about current issues facing Lakota youth on the Lakota Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota.
Friday,
Oct. 1
No homework.
Wednesday,
Sept. 29
Complete as much of the Dances with Wolves handout (tan paper) as you can in preparation for a discussion of the film.
Monday,
Sept. 27
No homework - we'll continue the film in class on Monday.
Thursday,
Sept. 23
Study for a brief quiz that covers the material we discussed in class on Tuesday - how did the US government acquire the major pieces of territory (Louisiana Purchase, Florida, Texas, Mexican cession, and Oregon Territory) to complete the territorial expansion of the existing continental United States? (I'll make this a matching quiz...) Also be prepared to answer:
How did the concept of Manifest Destiny contribute to the desire to get these territories?
Tuesday,
Sept. 21
No homework.
Friday,
Sept. 17
Study for a quiz about tribes in North America prior to contact with Europeans, colonial settlement, and the early frontier. Please see the top of the Frontier page of the wiki for review sheet and links.
Wednesday,
Sept. 15
Read class handout, "United States in 1803." Please answer questions on 3rd page, and be sure to mark the geographic location included throughout the text on one of the maps on the last page in the handout.
Monday,
Sept. 13
Please complete annotated colonial map, and be sure to answer questions about the five major colonial cities (Boston --> Charleston).
Thursday,
Sept. 9
No homework.
Tuesday,
Sept. 7
Read creation story for the Native American tribe assigned to your group (handed out in class) and review the 2 keynote presentations for your tribe completed by last year's students (located on the Frontier page of the wiki).
Thursday,
Sept. 2
Complete writing for "About You" assignment. Due at the beginning of class.