American Government
Period G

(Monday, Tuesday and Thursday)

 

Day
#
Date
Topic
Assignment Due
Monday
1
1/28

First Day of the Course  -- Welcome!

Tuesday
2
1/29
Democracy 101
Key Issues Facing the Nation
Read 1;3 / Complete Worksheet 1;3 Worksheet
Thursday
3
1/31
Elements of Democracy
Democracy in America
Complete Elements of Democracy Elements of Democracy
Monday

4

2/4
Citizenship Test Review Notes
Tuesday
5
2/5
Road to the Constitution Introduction State of the Union Prework State of the Union Prework
Thursday

6

2/7
Road to the Constitution Work in Class Work on Project
Monday
7
2/11
Road to the Constitution Newscasts Prepare for Newscasts
Tuesday
8
2/12
Road to the Constitution Newscasts Read 3;1 / Complete Worksheet 3;1 Principles of the Constitution
Thursday
9
2/14
Road to the Constitution Newscasts Syllabus Confirmation Form Due
February Break
Monday
9
2/25
Brief History of the Constitution No Homework during February Break
Tuesday
10
2/26
Key Parts of the U.S. Constitution Constitution Scavenger Hunt
Thursday
11

2/28

Wrap-up Constitutional Scavenger Hunt
Gun Control v. Gun Rights
Debate Intro.
Read Montana Bill and Write Paragraph Supporting or Against the Bill
Monday
12
3/4
Snow Day Review Notes
Tuesday
13

3/5

Federalism 101
Gun Control v. Gun Rights Debate Prep.
Snow Day Monday
Thursday
14

3/7

Gun Control v. Gun Rights Prep. Prepare Backgrounder
Monday
16
3/11
Unit I Test Study for Unit I Test
Tuesday
17

3/12

Watch Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Complete Leadership/Your Representatives Worksheet Instructions for Completing SpreadsheetLeadership Spreadsheet
Thursday
18

3/14

Finish Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Day #1 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington - Day #1
Monday
19
3/18
First 1/2 -- Prepare for Debate
Second 1/2 - Start Debate
Review Notes
Tuesday
20

3/19

Finish Debate Read Chapter 10;1
Answer 1, 2,3,5, and 6 on page 265
Thursday
21

3/21

Begin Unit II [Legislative Branch]
Introduction to Congress
I'm Just a Bill
Project Introduction
Review Notes
Monday
22
3/25
How a Bill Becomes a Law Bring Your Textbook to Class!
Tuesday
23
3/26
I'm Just a Bill Project Work Read Chapter 12;1
Answer 1-4 and 6 no page 327
Thursday
24
3/28
I'm Just a Bill Project Work Work on I'm Just a Bill  
Monday
25
4/1
I'm Just a Bill Project Work Work on I'm Just a Bill
Tuesday
26
4/2
I'm Just a Bill Performances Prepare for Performances
Thursday
27
4/4
I'm Just a Bill Performances
Song Evaluations / Bill 101
Complete Committee Document
Monday
33
4/8
Wrap-up Bill 101
Begin Committee Simulation Work
Review Notes
Tuesday
34
4/9
Prepare for House Simulation Create Notes for House Simulation
Thursday
35
4/10
U.S. House Simulation (Part One) Prepare for House Simulation  HR2956
April Break
Monday
36
4/22
U.S. House Simulation (Part Two) No Homework during April Break
Tuesday
37
4/23
HBS Case:  Race and Redistricting in North Carolina Reading Time Begin Reading Race and Redistricting in North Carolina Case 
Thursday
38
4/25
HBS Case:  Race and Redistricting in North Carolina Small Group Work Finish Reading Race and Redistricting in North Carolina Case
Monday
39
4/29 HBS Case:  Race and Redistricting in North Carolina Case Preparation Prepare for Group Work
Tuesday
40
4/30 HBS Case:  Race and Redistricting in North Carolina Reading Time Complete Case Document
Thursday
41
5/2
HBS Case Discussion Prepare for Case Discussion
Monday
39
5/6 Unit II [Legislative Brach] Test Study for Test
Tuesday
40
5/7 Begin Unit IV [Political Parties and Elections] Read 5;1 and Complete Worksheet Guided Reading 5;1
Thursday
41
5/9
Monday
39
5/13
Tuesday
40
5/14
Thursday
41
5/16
Monday
42
5/20
Political Party Project Presidential Elections
Tuesday
43
5/21
Thursday
44
5/23
Memorial Day
Tuesday
47
5/28
Thursday
48
5/30
Monday
46
6/3
Tuesday
47
6/4
Thursday
48
6/6
Monday
46
6/10
Tuesday
47
6/11

Final Exams