American Government
Block A
(Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday)

 

Day
#
Date
Topic
Assignment Due
Thursday

1

9/2
First Day of the Course  -- Welcome!

Monday

X
9/6 Labor Day -- No School
Tuesday
2
9/7
What Makes a Good Citizen? Syllabus Confirmation & Honors Contract
Thursday
3
9/9 Making Your Citizenship Video  Read 1;3 and Complete Worksheet
 Guided Reading 1;3
Deadline to Submit the following:
Syllabus Confirmation Form and Honors Contract
Monday
4
9/13 The Elements of Democracy Review Notes
Tuesday
5
9/14
U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Test No Homework
Thursday

6

9/16
Begin Road to the Constitution Newscast Project Read Chapter 2;1 {Our Political Beginnings}
Complete Google Document on Classroom
Monday
7
9/20
Work on Road to the Constitution Newscast Project Review Notes
Tuesday
8
9/21
First Half of Class:  Complete Project
Second Half of Class:  Newscasts
Prepare Newscast Script and Slides
Thursday
9
9/23
Road to the Constitution Newscasts Read 3;1 and Complete Assigned Sections
Guided Reading 1;3
Monday
10
9/27
We the People:  Introduction to the Constitution Review Notes
Tuesday
11
9/28
Constitutional Scavenger Hunt Review Notes
Thursday
12
9/30
Understanding the Constitution
Review Scavenger Hunt Answers
Complete HBS Survey and Take Screenshot (See Classroom)
Complete Scavenger Hunt
Monday 13
10/4
Federalism 101 Review Notes
Tuesday
14
10/5
Prepare for Discussion/Debate Work on Notes Organizer
Thursday
15
10/7
GARB v. PING Discussion/Debate Prepare for Debate
Monday X 10/11 Columbus Day -- No School  
Tuesday
X 10/12 Professional Development Day -- No School  
Thursday
16
10/14
Unit Wrap-up No Homework during Break
Monday 17
10/18
Unit I Test Study for Unit Test
Tuesday
18
10/19
Begin Unit II [The Legislative Branch]
Introduction to Congress
Who Represents You and Leadership
No New Homework
Thursday
19 10/21 Finish:  Who Represents You and Leadership Read Textbook Section 12;1
Answer questions 1-4 and 6 on page 327
Monday 20
10/25
Committees in Congress Work on Baseball Cards are Done
Tuesday
21
10/26
Understanding Committees in Congress
Select Committee on the Attack on the U.S. Capitol
Committee Simulation Introduction
Make sure Baseball Cards are Done
Thursday
22
10/28
Committee Simulation:  Know Your Senator Study your Baseball Cards
Honors: How to Read the Constitution and Why due by start of class (late work not accepted)
Monday
23
11/1 Committee Simulation:  Twitter and Preparing Questions Review Notes
Tuesday
24 11/2 Committee Simulation:  Hearing Day Know Your Senator
Tweets
Questions for Witnesses

Extra Credit Option due by 11:59 PM on Wednesday, November 3

Thursday
25
11/4
Begin I'm Just a Bill Project Study Baseball Cards
Honors: Research Project proposal due NO LATER THAN Friday, 11/5, end of school
Monday
26
11/8
Work on I'm Just a Bill Project Work on I'm Just a Bill Song 
Tuesday
27
11/9
Bill Song due by 1:30 Today
Perform Bill Songs
Work on I'm Just a Bill Song 
Thursday
28 11/11 Veterans Day -- No School
Monday
29
11/15 Perform Bill Songs Review Notes
Tuesday 30
11/16
Finish Bill Songs
Project Self-Evaluations
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Part One
Gerrymandering:  Background & Effects
Gerrymandering BackgroundGerrymandering Effects
Thursday
31
11/18 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Part Two Complete Song Rubric
Bill Song Rubric
Monday 32
11/22
Wrap-up Bill Process
Reapportionment & Redistricting
Complete Movie Discussion Questions on Classroom
Tuesday
33
11/23
Understanding Gerrymandering Today Write in Pocket Constitution
Thursday
X
11/25
Thanksgiving -- No School  
Monday
34
11/29
Unit Wrap-up/Review No Homework during Break
Tuesday
35
11/30
Unit II [Legislative Branch] Test Study for Unit Test
Thursday
36
12/2    
Monday
37
12/6
   
Tuesday
38
12/7    
Thursday
39
12/9
   
Monday
40
12/13    
Tuesday
41
12/14
   
Thursday
42
12/16
   
Monday
43
12/20    
Tuesday 44 12/21    
Thursday
45
12/23
   

Winter Vacation -- No School

Monday 46 1/3    
Tuesday
47 1/4    
Thursday
48 1/6    
Monday 49 1/10    
Tuesday
50 1/11    
Thursday
51 1/13    
Monday
X 1/17 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day -- No School  
Tuesday
52 1/18    
Thursday
53 1/20