Civics/Economics Daily Agenda Page

Tuesday-10/14/2014


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Upfront Magazine-The New York Times

Friday- June 6, 2014

Basic Economic Review pg 67

Basic Economic Review pg 68

Basic Economic Review pg 69

Thursday-June 5, 2014

EQ- What tools does Congress (fiscal policy) and The Fed (monetary policy) use to help stabilize the economy?

1. Read the following article on "The Great Depression"- take notes if you need to

What Caused the Great Depression pg 1

Page 2

Page 3

2. Continue working on Macroeconomic Questions (see copy below)

Macroeconomics Questions Chapter 13 and Chapter 14

3. All questions and answers need to be completed before class tomorrow!

Wednesday- June 4, 2014

EQ- How do economists measure a nation's economic health?

1. Today we will work on some Macroeconomic concepts

2. You will need the following materials:

a. Your textbook (for Chapter 13 & Chapter 14 reading material)

b. Your Macroeconomic Vocabulary List & Vocabulary (given out on 5/23)

c. The Basic Economics Review packet

d. Paper with today's essential question written at the top

3. Using your textbook and the paper with today's essential question, answer the following Macroeconomics questions from Chapters 13 & 14. Write your answers in complete sentences and use examples from the text to support your answers as necessary.

Macroeconomics Questions Chapters 13 & 14

4. Chapter 5 & Chapter 6 test will be Friday (Supply, Demand, Equilibrium, Price Controls)

Friday- May 30, 2014

EQ- What is the difference between the change in QS and change in S?

1. Take out your supply note cards and a piece of paper that way you can take notes as we discuss supply.

2. Watch a five minute review video on the topic of supply



3. Period 1/2- Hand out Activity 3-4 and Activity 3-5 (packet pages 34-38). Complete all pages for homework and be prepared to discuss and correct this on Monday.(For a copy of all the pages, see under yesterday's daily agenda).

4. Period 5/6- Fold your homework (Activity 3-4 & 3-5) from last night and put in the basket (we will check and correct it in a little bit)

5. Review Chapter 5, pages 82-87, and take notes on today's essential question and the factors that make the supply curve shift

6. Period 5/6's Exit ticket- take out a note card and answer today's essential question. Make sure you answer the question, explain your answer and add an example to support your explanation!

H.W.- Period 1/2-Complete Activity 3-4 & 3-5. Period 5/6-review your notes and vocabulary note cards for Chapter 5

Thursday-May 29, 2014

EQ- How to supply and price interact?

1. Period 1/2 will take the demand quiz today and Period 5/6 will go over their demand quiz from yesterday and the headline homework from yesterday

2. Begin learning about "Supply"!


3. Read pages 82-87, on the topic of supply, and write these vocabulary words on note cards as you read:

QS (Quantity Supplied)

Supply

Supply Curve

Law of Supply

Revenue

Change in Supply (The non-price factors that make the supply curve shift)

4. Period 5/6- After reading pages 82-87, complete the practice problems,

on Activity 3-4 & Activity 3-5 (packet pgs. 34-38) See copies of the pages below:

Activity 3-4 pg. 34 (based on 5.4 of textbook)

Activity 3-5 pg. 35

Activity 3-5 pg. 36

Activity 3-5 pg. 37

Activity 3-5 pg. 38

H.W.-Period 1/2-Read Chapter 5 pgs. 82-87 and complete note cards. Period 5/6-Complete Supply packet pgs. 34-38

Wednesday- May 28, 2014

**Period 1/2 & 5/6 have different agendas today-please take notice!

EQ- How do demand and price interact?

Period 1/2

1.Hand out Activity 3-1 and Activity 3-2(pgs. 25-30), demand practice (for copies of the packet- see Tuesday's daily agenda under 5/6)

2. Complete all pages of the packet and then we will correct and discuss the answers

3. Update Macroeconomic Vocabulary List (see below under Friday's daily agenda!)

H.W.- Study and re-read pgs. 75-82 for quiz on demand tomorrow!

Period 5/6

1. Fold Activity 3-1 and 3-2 Demand Practice (pgs 25-30) and place in basket for me to check


3. Demand Headline Activity

Demand Headlines File

Tuesday- May 27, 2014

EQ- What is the difference between change in QD (the price effect) and change in D(demand)?

1. Open your textbook to Chapter 5-Demand and Supply (read the introduction)

2. Take out some clean note cards and complete these vocabulary words while reading the pages listed-

QD (the price effect) (read pg 76)

Demand (read pg 77)

Demand Curve (read pg 77)

The Law of Demand (read pg 78)

Change in Demand -the 6 non-price factors (read pages 79-82)

3. Take out a piece of paper, write the name of chapter and the essential question as a guiding question. Let's practice with demand schedules and demand graphs (click on notes below)

Difference Between Change in QD and Change in D

4. Watch the screen cast below for an explanation of the notes

5. Period 5/6 only- Complete the following practice pages 25-30 for home work (copies are listed below)

Activity 3-1 pg. 25-Demand

Activity 3-1 pg. 26

Activity 3-2 pg 27- Demand Shifters

Activity 3-2 pg. 28

Activity 3-2 pg. 29

Activity 3-2 pg. 30

H.W.- Period 1/2, read pages 75-82 in Chapter 5 and study notes and note cards, Period 5/6-study notes & note cards and complete worksheets pgs. 25-30 (Activity 3.1 & 3.2)

Friday- May 23, 2014

EQ- Why should a country specialize and trade?

1. Today, you will take the Chapter 4-Gains From Trade part of the Unit 2 summative assessment

2. The test is all multiple choice, so there will be no short answers or essay questions due after the multiple choice

3. When you are finished the test, pick up a Macroeconomics Vocabulary Word List, and begin looking up the words according to their chapters in Economics Alive. (see the word list below)

Macroeconomics Vocabulary Word List

4. It is highly suggested that you finish these vocabulary words because when we get back to school, we will cover one more Microeconomics unit before switching to Macroeconomics and you will not have any more class time to work on this vocabulary (which means it will have to be done at home!!)

H.W.- Complete all Macroeconomics vocabulary words!

Thursday- May 22, 2014

EQ- What is like to transition from a command economy to a mixed-market economy?

1. Today is the Chapter 3- Economic Systems part of the Unit 2 Summative Assessment

2. You will need a piece of paper, put a title, and write Part I on your paper.

3. Number your paper from 1-18 (do not skip spaces & only write the letter of the correct answer)

4. Turn your paper over, write Part II, and you will answer 5 short answer response questions. (19-25)

5. Period 1/2, hand in your essay answer that was assigned for homework last night (this counts as a summative assessment)

6. Period 5/6 did not have an essay question for homework

H.W.- Study for Chapter 4-Gains From Trade test tomorrow!

Wednesday- May 21, 2014

EQ- What happens when a country tries to transition from a command economy to a market economy?

1. Take out a piece of paper and write today's essential question at the top of the page

2. Later in the period we will answer this essential question as we refer to the transition chart below

3. Sign into your online textbook and click on Chapter 3- Economic Systems. Click on the "Reading Challenge" tab at the top of the page. You should be able to answer questions 1-16 as a practice for tomorrow's unit test. Take some time and work through the questions and the answers. When you finish with Chapter 3, you may begin Chapter 4- Gains from Trade Reading Challenge. You should be able to answer all of the questions in order to prepare for tomorrows test.

4. Take out your Chapter 4.1, 4.2, 4.3- Gains from Trade, questions and answers and make corrections using the following answer key.

Chapter 4.1, 4.2, and 4.3 Gains From Trade Answers


5. Go to the following website, The Index of Economic Freedom 2014, and look for the following information

(http://www.heritage.org) The Index of Economic Freedom 2014



Tuesday-May 20, 2014

EQ- What does it mean to go from "un-free" to "free"?

1. Today, period 1/2 and 5/6 will have a quiz, but on different sections of Chapter 3.

A. Period 1/2 will have a quiz on Ch 3.3, you will need a piece of paper for the quiz. Please put Ch3.3 Quiz as your title (click on the link below and follow the directions)

Quiz on Ch 3.3

B. Period 5/6 will have a quiz on Chapter 3, section 4. You will need a piece of paper for the quiz, please put Ch 3.4 Quiz as your title!

Ch 3.4 Quiz

2. After the quiz, both classes will read an article referring to today's essential question. Take out a piece of paper and write down today's essential question. Think about the essential question and then sign into your online textbook-go to Chapter 3, section-The Power to Choose , "How Did Estonia Do It?" and read the article.

3. After the reading through the article, answer the following questions, you may refer back to the article during the questions.

Estonia Article Questions

4. You should be able to finish this work in class, however, if not, please finish this assignment for homework.

H.W.- Finish Estonia Article questions and study for your unit 2 test.

Friday- May 16, 2014

*Make sure you click on the correct class below to find your daily agenda

Period 1/2






Period 5/6

**For a screencast video on The Circular Flow Model in a Mixed Economy-check under the class resource page/videos!





Thursday- May 15, 2014

*Make sure you find the correct agenda below because 1/2 & 5/6 did different things today!

Period 1/2

EQ- What are the differences between the three types of economic systems? (Pay particular attention to the goals that each system highly values)

1. If you had to finish Chapter 4.3 for homework, please put in the basket!

2. Take out Chapter 3 Notebook Guide and turn it over to section 3.3

3. Take out a piece of paper, turn it sideways, like a hamburger bun, and write the chapter and the section title at the top of the paper.

4. Use the entire paper and copy the chart from Chapter 3.3 on the notebook guide

5. Sign into your online textbook, Chapter 3.3 and as you read this section, complete the chart. Make sure for column three that you include at least 3 key features (important facts) about each type of economic system

6. Work hard for the first part of class, and the second part of class, we will watch some of the movie, The Lorax!

7. This does not have to be finished for homework because we will finish it in class tomorrow morning.

H.W.- Re-read & study completed sections of Chapter 3 or Chapter 4. Study vocabulary note cards!

Period 5/6

EQ- How do resources, g/s, & money flow through a mixed economy? How does this relate to real life?

1. Please take a piece of paper for a quiz on yesterday's classwork (3.3- Flow of resources, g/s, & money in a market economy)

2. Put a title on your paper and click on the quiz below and follow the directions!

Quiz on Ch 3.3- The Flow of Resources, G/S, & Money in a Market Economy


3. After you finish the quiz, pick up papers B & C on the back table. Open your textbook to Chapter 3.4, page 48 and read the section, paying particular attention to the part that discusses the flow of resources, g/s, & money in a mixed economy

4. Using the word bank on paper B, fill in as many words as you can on paper C (don't forget to turn it over!)

5. Lastly, using paper C and information in the textbook, complete paper B which is a model of the flow of resources, g/s, & money in a mixed economy.

6. Take turns going up to the smart board and filling in the information on the circular flow model

H.W.- Re-read today's section Chapter 3.4, & study vocabulary words from Chapter 3


Friday- May 9, 2014

EQ- How does economic freedom and economic efficiency relate to sustainable development as shown in "The Lorax"?

1. Hand out the text of "The Lorax"

The Lorax By Dr. Suess

2. Read and discuss "The Lorax and Sustainable Development" pre-reading activity

3. Hand out "The Once-ler's Story: The Beginning packet (project pre-work)

4. Work with a partner and complete pages 3,4, and 5



Thursday- May 8, 2014

**Click on your class below because my classes had different agendas today!!

Period 1/2

EQ- What are the 6 economic goals that all economic systems try to achieve? (Notice how I've used the word try because as you will learn, not all goals are achieved by every economy)

1. If you finished the rest of Chapter 3.2 on paper, please put it in the basket (homework)

2. Copy "Stand Up and Be Counted" chart (see copy below)

3. Partner up and read "Activity 6-The Broad Social Goals of a Society"- during this reading activity, discuss with your partner which part of the reading is the definition of each goal and highlight it and then highlight or underline at least one real life example of this goal.

4. Discuss and review the results of your reading activity

4. Complete the "Stand Up and Be Counted" activity

H.W.- Study Chapter 3 vocabulary notecards

Period 5/6

EQ- How does economic freedom and economic efficiency relate to sustainable development as shown in "The Lorax"?

1. If you finished Chapter 3.2 homework on paper, please put it in your class basket

2. Give out the story "The Lorax"- take turns reading it using expression and your presentation skills (Some students received "extra credit" for doing this!)

3. Now watch & listen to "The Lorax" on E-book

4. (click on the e-book video below)


5. Pass out "The Lorax and Sustainable Development" Pre-Reading Activity (click on the link below for a copy)

Pre-Reading Activity for "The Lorax" page 1

Pre-Reading Activity for "The Lorax" page 2

H.W.- Read and highlight important ideas in "The Lorax and Sustainable Development" Pre-reading activity

Wednesday- May 7, 2014

EQ- What are the 6 economic goals that economic systems try to achieve?

1. Sign into your online textbook and go to Chapter 3, section 2- Who Gets What? How do Societies Decide?

2. Read the section and answer the questions that go along with that section using the online edition of the textbook. You must save each part of your answer as you work, in case there is trouble with the network. Each time you save your answer, I will get a copy of your answers.

3. Work diligently because whatever you do not finish in class will be assigned for homework.

4. We will also save time in class to go over and discuss Unit 1 Test results!

H.W.- Finish Chapter 3.2 Notebook Guide questions and answers. If you do not have internet access at home, you will need to bring home your textbook and finish the rest of your answers on paper.

Tuesday- May 6, 2014

EQ- Who or what decides what you get?


Monday- May 5, 2014

EQ- Who or what decides what you get?

1. Today, we are starting Unit 2-(information is covered in Ch 3 & Ch 4-Economics Alive)

2. Please copy the Unit 2 Outline (see below) for a list of topics of study

Unit 2-Outline for Topics of Study

3. On the back of your outline, copy the following "take-aways" from Chapter 3

Chapter 3- Important Take-Aways (ideas to take away)

4. Hand out Chapter 3 Notebook Guide (see copy below)

Chapter 3- Economic Systems- Notebook Guide

5. Use your hardback textbook or your online copy of the Economics Alive textbook, turn to Chapter 3-Economic Systems and read the introduction to the chapter. When you have finished reading the introduction, complete the "Preview" questions from the notebook guide. You may answer them on paper or right online, in your online textbook (questions will appear below the introduction)

6. Preview section of notebook guide is due tomorrow (5/6/2014)- (most of you completed it in class today or Friday after the Unit 1 test)

7. Hand out Activity 5- Types of Economic Systems article (see copy below)

Activity 5- Types of Economic Systems-Front Side

Activity 5- Types of Economic Systems-back page

8. For homework, read the article, mark-up the text, and answer the questions on the back page. Mark-up the text means use a highlighter or red pen and visualize your reading. In other words, highlight important vocabulary, write notes in the margin, draw pictures in the margin, write questions that you still have in the margin...this is a reading strategy that you should be familiar with.

H.W.- Introduction & Preview Questions from Ch 3 Notebook Guide and Activity 5

Friday- May 2, 2014

EQ- What are the fundamental concepts of Economics?

1. Today is Unit 1-Economics Test

Thursday- May 1, 2014

No school due to flooding!

Wednesday- April 30, 2014

Please find your class period below as both classes had different daily agendas!**

Period 1/2

EQ- What does T.A.N.S.T.A.A.F.L. mean? When answering this question, explain how this concept relates to scarcity. Use evidence or examples from Chapter 1 to support your answer!

1. Please put your homework in the class basket so I can check how many you completed before we correct and discuss the answers.

2. Take out a piece of paper and copy the essential question. You may work on it a little bit in class but if not finished it will need to be answered at home because I will count it as a short answer essay question for Unit 1 test. (If you finish it in class, please put in the class basket)

3. On another piece of paper, copy the following Unit 1 outline, as these are the topics from Chapter 1 & Chapter 2 that will be on the Unit 1 test.

Unit 1-Outline of Topics for Chapters 1 & 2

4. Correct (use your red pen) and discuss Chapter 1 Notebook Guide/Preview Questions, Sections 1.2 & 1.3 (was due before spring break) but we have not had a chance to discuss and correct. (see answer keys below)

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Preview Questions- Answers were discussed but since the answers were supposed to be your own (in complete sentences and supporting your claims) answers to this section are not provided.

Section 1.2-Economic Acrostic Poem-Answer Key

Ch 1.3-Seven Principles of Economics Chart-Answer Key pg 1

Ch 1.3- Seven Principles of Economics Chart-Answer Key pg 2

5. Correct and discuss the homework (see answer key below)

Ch 1 & Ch 2 Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle-Answer Key

H.W.- Study for Unit 1 test- Re-read Chapters 1 & Chapters 2. Practice multiple choice test questions using the online edition of your textbook and clicking on the Reading Challenge questions for each of the two chapters.

Period 5/6

EQ- What is T.A.N.S.T.A.A.F.L? Explain how this concept relates to scarcity. Use evidence from Chapter 1 to help explain your answer

1. Please put your homework in the class basket for me to check before we go over in class.

2. Complete this practice sheet for Unit test tomorrow

What is Economics?

3. Sign into Chapter 1 & Chapter 2 online textbook and complete each reading challenge for practice with multiple choice test questions. Some of the questions on the Unit test will come right from the Reading Challenge questions at the end of each chapter.

4. Begin correcting Ch 1 & Ch 2 Vocabulary Crossword puzzle (see answer key below)

Ch 1 & Ch 2 Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle-Answer Key

H.W.- Study for Unit 1 test tomorrow and answer the essential question, as I will count the question as a short essay response towards Unit 1 test

Tuesday- April 29, 2014

EQ- Why can't you always get what you want?

1. Open your textbook to Chapter 2- Economic Decision Making

2. You will need some more note cards for Chapter 2 vocabulary

3. We will read parts of Chapter 2 and define the following vocabulary (you will need to read the rest of the Chapter on your own)

4. Define the following words IN THE CONTEXT of the chapter and include examples:

13.)goods/services, 14.)shortage, 15.)factors of production (C.E.L.L.), 16.)utility, 17.)opportunity cost, 18.)law of diminishing marginal utility

H.W.- Ch 1 & Ch 2 Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle- Please do your own work and study your vocabulary as you work!

Monday-April 28, 2014

**Please find your class period because the agenda's are a little different!

Period 1/2

EQ- How can you think like an economist?

1. Open your textbook to Chapter 1- An Economic Way of Thinking

2. Take out some note cards for vocabulary and define these words, with examples as we read Chapter 1!

1.)economics, 2.)economy, 3.)resources, 4.)positive economics, 5.)normative economics, 6)scarcity, 7)trade-off, 8)cost-benefit analysis, 9.)marginal decision making, 10.)incentive, 11.)market, 12.)invisible hand

H.W.- Re-read Chapter 1 and study all vocabulary words from Chapter 1 for test on Thursday!

Period 5/6

EQ- Which seven principles guide an economic way of thinking?

1. Handed back some formative classwork for you to keep under the formative section of your binder (see list below)

a. Close Reading & Functions of Democratic Elections Activity

b. Activity Sheet 4, 5 & 6- My Wish List Activity

c. Microeconomics vs. Macroeconomics Quiz

d. Chapter 1 Notebook Guide Work/Preview, Section 1.2 & Section 1.3

2. Put all formative work away except for Chapter 1 Notebook Guide Work (letter d)

3. Take out a piece of paper and copy the Unit 1 Outline of Topics from Chapters 1 & 2 that will be on the Unit 1 test.

Unit 1 Outline of Topics from Chapters 1 & 2

4. Take out your red pen and Chapter 1 Notebook Guide and we will correct & discuss that work (make corrections as needed)

5. Make sure your textbook is open to Chapter 1 because if I move too fast, you can look the answers up in your textbook!

6. Answers to 1.2 & 1.3 see below (answers to Preview questions need to be in your own words!)

Chapter 1.2 answer key to Notebook Guide

Ch 1.3- Seven Economic Principles Chart pg 1

Ch 1.3-Seven Economic Principles Chart pg 2

H.W.- Read & re-read Chapter 1-An Economic Way of Thinking and study all vocabulary words from Chapter 1 for test on Thursday!


Tuesday- April 15, 2014

EQ- How can you think like an economist?

1. Period 5/6, please put your homework in the class basket

2. Please take out the following materials...

a. Ch 1 Notebook Guide, your textbook, a piece of paper, vocabulary note cards

3. While I am looking at your homework, watch the following video which reviews the important concept of scarcity...

Monday- April 14, 2014

EQ- How can you think like an economist?

1. Open your textbook to Chapter 1- An Economic Way of Thinking and take out a piece of paper for your Chapter 1 Notebook Guide

2. Hand out the Chapter 1 Notebook Guide (click on link below)

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3. Set up your paper with the chapter title and the essential question

4. Look at the "Speaking of Economics" box of vocabulary at the top and add any extra vocabulary from Friday's lesson.

5. Using Chapter 1 reading, finish any vocabulary note cards that we did not complete on Friday

6. After we have completed discussing vocabulary, we will go over the True/False quiz (Do You Think Like An Economist?) and finish Activity 4, 5 & 6- My Wish List

H.W.- Period 5/6, Chapter 1 Notebook Guide/Preview Questions and Section 1.2 (Acrostic Poem) is due tomorrow. I will also collect your Activity 4,5 & 6- My Wish List Activity

Friday- April 11, 2014

EQ- What if you could get anything that you wanted?

1. Today is the first day of Economics class

2. You will get an Economics book (hard copy) and you will also get an on-line edition. Your user name and your password is the same as it was for Civics.

3. You will need some new note cards for economics vocabulary.

4. You will also need the following handouts:

Activity Sheet 4- My Wish List

Activity Sheet 5- When I Choose

Activity Sheet 6-Decisions Have Opportunity Costs

Click on the links below to see what we did in class today:

Thinking Like An Economist pg 1

Thinking Like An Economist pg 2

Thinking Like An Economist pg 3

Thinking Like An Economist pg 4

Thinking Like An Economist pg 5

H.W.- It is not required but recommended that you sign into your Economics Alive online textbook and read Chapter 1-Thinking Like An Economist so you can be prepared for Monday and Tuesday's discussion.

Thursday- April 10, 2014

1. Today is the Civics Exam

2. The exam is 40 multiple choice questions

3. You may use your vocabulary note cards.

Wednesday- April 9, 2014

Civics Final Exam Review Questions


Friday- April 4, 2014

**Please take note that period 1/2 & 5/6 have different daily agendas today! Check for your daily agenda below!

Period 1/2

EQ- What are two different ways that you, as a citizen, can make a difference in a democracy?

1. On the hand-out, "Same Love", read over the lyrics to this song. Highlight or underline any words that you do not understand or have a question about.

2. While listening to the song, read over the lyrics and write down notes on the side margins. Write down thoughts, questions or notes to yourself.

Same Love Song Lyrics

3. Watch the "Same Love" music video and discuss how these lyrics and video relates to our topic about trying to make a difference in a democracy.

4. The second half of the class, we are video-taping our "Sitting in for

Freedom" play

H.W.- Begin preparing for your Civics Final Exam which will be either next Wednesday or Thursday. Study your note cards, re-read sections of chapters we have completed and study your notes.

Close Reading & Functions of Democratic Elections Assignment


Thursday- April 3, 2014


Wednesday- April 2, 2014

EQ- How can you make a difference in a democracy?

1.Today, we will discuss the essential question, and what different things that you can do as a citizen to make a difference in your democracy. (this is the same content from Chapter 7, which we began on Friday)

2. Take out a piece of paper and write today's essential question. Then copy the graphic organizer and be prepared to be able to discuss different ways of making a difference.

Ways To Make A Difference (Graphic Organizer).png


WOOLWORTH'S LUNCH COUNTER PROTEST

**A world where only white people were welcome, at Woolworth's lunch counter. Unthinkable, but not so long ago it was the reality. Blacks were second class citizens, and as late as 1960, everyone simply accepted the injustice. A small but growing group of citizens eventually helped to forever end the shameful practice of segregated lunch counters...


Tuesday- April 1, 2014

EQ- Explain the difference between a two-party and a one party political system. What type of system does the U.S. have? Do you believe this system is good or bad for the U.S.? Explain with evidence, why or why not...

1. Today is Unit 3 Test- Politics


Monday- March 31, 2014


Friday- March 28, 2014

EQ- How can you make a difference in a democracy?

1. Today, you will begin to explore how you can make a difference in a democracy. You will read & complete Chapter 7 Notebook Guide. See the Chapter 7 Notebook Guide Directions below:

Chapter 7 Notebook Guide Directions

Ch 7 Notebook Guide-Citizen Participation in a Democracy

2. Using your own paper, your textbook (Chapter 7) and Chapter 7 Notebook Guide, complete the following sections by the end of today's period

A) Speaking of Politics- Vocabulary

B) Preview

C) Section 2 & Section 3

**Make sure you follow the directions, exactly, and do the best job you can with your flier/brochure (section 4) because that will count as a summative grade for Marking Period 3!!

D) If you finish all of this before class is over, complete sections 4 & 5

H.W. If you do not finish section 4 & section 5, finish for homework and turn in on Monday. Your Unit 3 Politics test will be Tuesday and will count for Marking Period 3

Thursday- March 27, 2014

Wednesday- March 26, 2014

EQ- Are interest groups good or bad for a democracy?

1. Please put your sections 8.3 work in the class basket to be checked

2. Take out your red pens and write the corrections on your test (see below)

3. Remember that if you need to take a re-test, you need to re-study, because the questions will be switched around and memorizing answers doesn't help you anyway!

4. Take out your political spectrum notes from yesterday, watch the slideshow below, and add any other notes that you feel you need on your paper.

Political Spectrum Powerpoint

5. Take another political spectrum quiz (click on the link below) and see where your ideologies(political beliefs) fall on your own political spectrum

6. When you are finished, we will check, correct and discuss answers to Chapter 8 section 2 notebook guide

Tuesday- March 25, 2014

EQ- Are interest groups good or bad for democracy?

1. Please put your Chapter 8 section 2 work in the class basket so I can check it before we correct & discuss

2. Take out your political spectrum notes from yesterday

The Political Spectrum Notes

and watch the slideshow below and add your own notes where necessary

The Political Spectrum Power Point

4. When you are finished with the power point and notes, take the quiz

Political Spectrum Quiz

5. If you finish before we are ready to correct 8.2, pick up The Reading Notes 11:14 that go along with the power point below and complete that while you are watching the power point

The Development of Political Parties Powerpoint

5. Begin reading and completing Chapter 8.3 Notebook Guide- (Interest Groups in the United States)

H.W.- Read Chapter 8 section 3 and complete that section of the Notebook Guide

Monday- March 24, 2014

EQ- How do political parties and interests groups influence our political decisions?

1. Take out your Chapter 8 Notebook Guide, a piece of paper and your Chapter 8 vocabulary note cards (vocabulary supposed to be completed over weekend!)

2. Open your textbook to Chapter 8- Parties, Interest Groups, and Public Policy

3. Set up your paper to match details on the Chapter 8 Notebook Guide, and today you will complete the following work: Preview (answer the question and support your answer), Read Introduction to Chapter 8 and then 8.2 (complete all of section 2 notebook guide while you are reading the chapter)

4. If you do not finish in class, the assignment must be finished at home. If you finish early, please put your work in the class basket and begin your "Political Spectrum" Survey.

H.W.- Finish reading 8.2 and complete all of 8.2 work from notebook guid


Politics1

Political Issues


Friday-March 21, 2014

EQ- Political parties and interest groups: How do they influence our political decisions?

1. Introduction to Politics Unit & notes (click on the links for a copy of the notes)

Development of Two-Party System Notes-Part 1

Development of Two-Party System Notes-Part 2

Development of Two-Party System Notes-Part 3

2. Watch the video & compare to your notes, add any extra or necessary information

3. Hand out Chapter 8 Notebook Guide (Parties, Interest Groups, and Public Policy)

(click on the link below)

Chapter 8 Notebook Guide-Front

Chapter 8 Notebook Guide-Back

4. Read the introduction to Chapter 8 and complete the 8 vocabulary words in the Speaking of Politics section of notebook guide. Write them on note cards, using format #2

H.W.- Read Chapter 8 Introduction, finish vocabulary note cards and watch video and add information to notes





Tuesday- March 11, 2014

EQ- What makes our government dynamic?

Period 1/2

**Please put your Ch 4.2 & 4.3 (due yesterday but I wasn't here) and Ch 4.4 & 4.5 cw/hw in your class basket so I can check it over before we correct it

1. Today you will be watching a video and answering some questions. You can use information from the video, as well as any background information you have already learned in class, to answer the following questions.

Constitution Research Questions

2. I can show you how to upload the questions into your Google Docs so that you don't have to copy the questions on paper.

3. Please read the directions for your "Constitution Research Questions"

4. Click on the link below, watch the video, and answer as many questions as you can about the

Constitution Video

5. If there is still time and you have not answered all of the questions, use the links at the bottom of the "Constitution Research Questions" and continue to look for the answers

H.W.- This research is not homework but those of you who did not finish your work from yesterday need to finish it for partial credit

Period 5/6

**Please put your 4.4 & 4.5 cw/hw in the class basket so I can check it before we correct it

1. Today we will go over Ch 4.2 & 4.3 cw/hw that you completed last Thursday, please have your book open to those two sections and make your corrections in red

2. It is important for you to make corrections on your paper and write down examples because you will eventually be tested on this information.

3. After we make corrections, take out "The Government Tree" paper and open your book to "The Constitution" and turn to the Articles. Use the information that is in the Articles to complete the government tree

H.W.- If you do not finish this assignment in class, please finish it for homework

Monday- March 10, 2014

EQ- How and why did the framers distribute power in the Constitution?

1. Period 1/2 and 5/6 are working on the same assignment today.

2. You will need your textbook open to Chapter 4- The U.S. Constitution

3. Take out your Ch 4- Notebook Guide and a couple sheets of paper.

4. Today, you will continue to read Ch 4.4 & 4.5 and complete all of the work from your notebook guide. Ch 4.4 is about the Guiding Principles of the Constitution and 4.5 is about Three Landmark Supreme Court Cases. While you are reading, stop and complete your answers. Make sure you complete all of the charts and graphs and answer all questions.

H.W.- If you do not finish sections 4.4 & 4.5, in class, finish it for homework. We will go over the information tomorrow!

Friday- March 7, 2014

EQ- How and why did the framers distribute power in the Constitution?

Period 1/2-

1. Open your textbook to Chapter 4- The U.S. Constitution

2. Look at your Chapter 4 Notebook Guide (handout)

Ch 4 Notebook Guide

3. Take out a couple of pieces of paper and set up your notebook guide. Make sure you include the chapter title.

4. Read the introduction to the chapter, together as a class, and begin reviewing the vocabulary from the notebook guide (words are inside the box on the notebook guide). Make sure you use these vocabulary words in your answers.

5. Work by yourself or with a partner and as you are reading Ch 4.2 & 4.3, answer the questions from the 4.2 & 4.3 sections of your notebook guide. Please include all charts and graphs that you are supposed to complete.

H.W.- 4.2 & 4.3 sections of your notebook guide is due on Monday 3/10

Period 5/6-

1. Please put your 4.2 & 4.3 classwork/homework in your class basket. I will check it off, to see if it is complete and we will go over it, later in this class, or on Monday.

2. Constitution Quiz- remove everything off of your desk, except for your note cards, for a short quiz.

We will go over the quiz on Monday.

3. After the quiz, begin working on "My State Government" and "My Federal Government" papers, using the internet resources and directions that follow:

a. My Federal Government- (click on the link below for the worksheet)

My Federal Government Worksheet

use the website usa.gov, and follow the directions at the top of the paper. You will need to learn to navigate around this website to find out about the three branches of our national government. Fill out as much information as you can and please do not use Google, use this website!

b. My State Government- (click on the link below for the worksheet)

My State Government Worksheet

use the website www.de.gov, and follow the directions at the top of the paper. You will need to learn to navigate around this website to find out about the three branches of our state government. Fill out as much information as you can and please do not use Google, use this website!

H.W.- My Federal Government/My State Government does not have to be finished for homework

Thursday- March 6, 2014

EQ- How and why did the framers distribute power in the Constitution?

Wednesday- March 5, 2014

EQ- What lies beneath? In other words, what are the underlying principles to the U.S. Constitution?

**Period 5/6- Your Kerpoof project is due today

1. Please take out your Dynamic Constitution Notes from yesterday. You will also need the packet of papers, handed out Friday, with the Guiding Principles of the Constitution (#1), and about 10 note cards.

2. Take each underlying principle and after reading it and discussing it, make a note card-including the definition and an example from the Constitution (popular sovereignty, rule of law, separation of powers, checks and balances, federalism, independent judiciary, individual rights)

3. Begin making your graphic organizer for "Federalism and Separation of Powers"

H.W.- Review and study the vocabulary note cards that you made in class today

Tuesday- March 4, 2014

Following a 2-hour delay schedule due to weather conditions!


Monday- March 3, 2014

No school due to snowstorm!

Friday- February 28, 2014

Period 1/2

1. Work on Kerpoof Project (The Origins & Evolution of Government) Digital Storybook

Remember that the project is due Wednesday, March 5, for Period 1/2 because this class started the project later.

Period 5/6

EQ- What makes our government dynamic?

1. For a brief history on the Articles of Confederation & The Constitution, watch the video below



2. Open up to "The Constitution" in your Civics Textbook (pgs.378-401) or click on the link below for a digital copy of "The Constitution".

The Constitution Document

3. Look at how "The Constitution" is divided up into three parts; Preamble, Articles, and Amendments

4. Read and discuss "The Guiding Principles of the Constitution" worksheet (click on link below)

Guiding Principles of the Constitution Worksheet

5. Now, using "The Constitution", complete the "Outline of the Constitution" worksheet (click on link below)

Outline of the U.S. Constitution Worksheet

6. Read and highlight important information on "The Birth of the Constitution-The Preamble" worksheet (click on the link below)

The Birth of the Constitution-The Preamble

7. Complete "The Preamble Re-write" Worksheet (click on link below)

The Preamble Re-write Worksheet

8. Don't forget that Technology Lab #1 is due today. (Make sure you read the Technology Lab #1 notes under Civics/Econ Resources/Technology Labs) for all the important information.

H.W.- Complete "Outline of the Constitution" and "The Preamble Re-write" worksheets. Finish and email me your Kerpoof Project by Monday. For directions on how to email me your Kerpoof project, look under Class Resources/Projects tab.





Monday-February 24, 2014

EQ- Has the Arab Spring been a success or failure?

Period 1/2 (Period 5/6-look at the agenda below period 1/2)

1. Please put your Chapter 2.2-timeline reading activity in the basket to be checked before discussing it.

2. Listen and watch Mideast Mayhem


3. Split into groups and complete Timeline of the Arab Spring Activity (Click on the timeline below) Use this timeline to write one sentence summaries of the chain of events of the Arab Spring.

Timeline of the Arab Spring.pdf

4. Using your Journalism Style Gist notebook, read the article:

Has the Arab Spring Failed and complete your summaries

Has the Arab Spring Failed-Introduction pg 1.jpeg

Will U.S. Aid Continue-pg 2.jpeg

Toppling Dictators-pg 3.jpeg

What Came Next-pg 4.jpeg

Freedom to Insult-pg 5.jpeg

America's Challenge-pg 6.jpeg

5. After you have completed your GIST summaries, you can return to your seat and complete the final assessment (make sure to use your summaries for support.

Friday- February 21, 2014

EQ- Why might two different countries adopt different forms of government for their countries?

1. Today you will learn a new reading strategy called "GIST". It is a very helpful reading comprehension strategy that can be used with long articles or chapters in your textbook.

2. The first part of class will be used to discuss and review Chapter 2 vocabulary and graphic organizers that we made this week to prepare for the test (Ch 1 & 2 test will be Tuesday for Period 5/6 and Wednesday for period 1/2)

2. The second part of class, I will explain the G.I.S.T. strategy, model it, and then we will practice it, using today's reading assignment. (Period 1/2 use it with Chapter 2.2, and Period 5/6 use it with Chapter 2.5)

3. Here is the screen-cast that explains the GIST reading strategy

H.W.- Period 1/2, read Chapter 2.2 and practice your GIST strategy and Period 5/6, read Ch 2.5 and practice using the GIST strategy. Chapter 1 & 2 test will be Tuesday and Wednesday.

Thursday- February 20, 2014

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2. Review 8 vocabulary notecards from yesterday, add 3 more vocabulary words- theocracy, republic, and anarchy

2. Discuss ways in which the structure and purposes of different governments around the world reflect different ideologies, cultures, values, and histories (complete four notecards-vocab format 1)

3. Set up country government chart (click on link below)

Country Political System Table.doc

4. Use the following websites for information about the 19 countries government and list the name of the country under the correct political system.

Cia.gov/World Factbook

Freedom House Website

H.W.- Complete the 2.2 Reading Activity by tomorrow. Please sign out your textbook if you do not have internet access.


Tuesday- February 18, 2014

Period 5/6-

EQ- How do governments differ in the way they make decisions (political systems)?

1. You will need your vocabulary note cards from last Wednesday (see list under 2/12 daily agenda) and a piece of paper to draw a graphic organizer- Click on the links below for a copy of the graphic organizer we will make in class.

Ch 2.3 Forms of Govt. Graphic Organizer (front).jpeg

Ch 2.3 Forms of Govt. Graphic Organizer (back).jpeg

2. Also you will need your list of countries from last Wednesday (see list under 2/12 daily agenda) and another piece of paper to make your chart.

3. On the front of your "country" paper, look up each country using the following website:

Cia.gov/worldfactbook