Close Up American Government
(Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday)

 

Day
#
Date
Topic
Assignment Due
Tuesday
1
1/30
First Day of the Course  -- Welcome!
Wednesday
57
1/31
Elements of Democracy Read 1;3 / Complete Worksheet 1;3 Worksheet
Friday
58
2/2

Your Topics & Websites

Review Notes

Tuesday
59
2/6 Major Issues Facing the Nation Honors Contract Due
Review Notes
Wednesday

60

2/7
Who Represents You?  Early Release Complete Major Issues Spreadsheet
Friday
61
2/9

Citizenship Test

Finish Outstanding Work

Tuesday
74
3/20
Begin Presentations Constitutional Scavenger Hunt
Wednesday
75 3/21 Wrap-up Presentations Read 10;1 / Complete Worksheet 1;3 Worksheet
Friday
76 3/23 Introduction to the Constitution Read 10;2 / Complete Worksheet 1;3 Worksheet

 

Tuesday
77
3/27 Key Points in the U.S. Constitution Review Notes
Wednesday
78 3/28 Close Up Video Brainstorming Read 10;3 / Complete Worksheet 1;3 Worksheet
Friday 79 3/30 Federalism, Democracy, Congress, and the President Email or Share Close Up Pictures
Tuesday
80
4/3
Crisis in Little Rock Introduction Review Notes
Wednesday
81
4/4
Crisis in Little Rock Strategy Read Crisis in Little Rock Backgrounder
Friday
82
4/6
Crisis in Little Rock Final Preparation Prepare for Crisis in Little Rock Meeting 
Third Quarter Ends
Tuesday
83 4/10 Crisis in Little Rock Meeting/Debate Review Notes
Wednesday
84
4/11 Begin Unit III [The Executive Branch and Political Parties]
Presidential Profile Overview
Read 13;1 / Complete Worksheet 13;1 Worksheet
Friday 85 4/13

Prepare for Presidential April Madness
April Madness Bracket

Prepare for Presidential April Madness
April Vacation
Tuesday
86
4/24 Dave Part #1 and the Presidency No Homework during April Vacation
Wednesday
87
4/25
Dave Part #2 and the Presidency Dave Assignment After Day #1
Friday
88
4/27
HBS Case:  An Australian Ballot
Reading Time
Dave Assignment After Day #2
Tuesday
89
5/1
HBS Case:  An Australian Ballot 
Historical Context & Reading Time
Read An Australian Ballot case
Wednesday
90 5/2 HBS Case:  An Australian Ballot 
Debate prep: Key events and terms
Complete Case Backgrounder
Friday
91
5/4 HBS Case:  An Australian Ballot 
Group Discussion
Prepare for Case Discussion
Tuesday
92 5/8 How a Bill Becomes a Law Introduction An Australian Ballot Evaluation
Wednesday
93
5/9
Understanding Congress
Bill Song Project Work
Read 12;1
Answer Questions 1, 2, 4, 6 on page 327
Friday
94
5/11
Committees in Congress
Bill Song Project Work
Read 12;2 / Complete Worksheet 12;2 Worksheet
Tuesday
95
5/15
Bill Song Project Work Review Notes
Wednesday
96
5/16
Bill Song Presentations
Looking at a Current Bill in Congress
Read 12;3 / Complete Worksheet 12;3 Worksheet
Friday
97
5/18 Graphing How a Bill Becomes a Law Read 12;4 / Complete Worksheet 12;4 Worksheet
Tuesday
98
5/22 Wrap-up Bill Graphic and Finish A Bill Becomes a Law Review Notes
Wednesday
99
5/23 Homeworks' Review
Committees Snapshot
Complete Part 1 of Committees Snapshot
Friday
100
5/25
Senate Committee Simulation Finish Committees Snapshot
Tuesday 101 5/29 Unit Wrap-up and Review No Homework during Memorial Day Break

Wednesday

102
5/30 Unit Test [Congress & The Legislative Branch] Study for Unit Test
Friday
103 6/1 Final Unit [Political Parties and the Road to the White House]
On the Issues
Complete On the Issues
Tuesday
104
6/5
Political Parties 101
On the Issues
Complete Google Classroom Assignments
Wednesday
105
6/6
Political Party Spectrum
Introduction to Political Parties
Read 13;1 / Complete Worksheet 13;1 Worksheet
Friday 106
6/8
Begin Working on Presidential Campaign Project Read 13;4 / Complete Worksheet 13;4 Worksheet
Tuesday
107
6/12
The Nomination Process
Work on Presidential Campaign
Read 13;5 / Complete Worksheet 13;5 Worksheet
Wednesday
108
6/13 The Electoral College
Work on Presidential Campaign
Work on Presidential Campaign
Friday
109 6/15 Work on Presidential Campaign Work on Presidential Campaign
Tuesday
110 6/19 Work on Presidential Campaign Work on Presidential Campaign
Wednesday, June 20 [12:51 - 2:21] American Government Final Assessment