American Government
Block A
(Monday, Tuesday and Thursday)

 

Day
#
Date
Topic
Assignment Due
Thursday
1 8/29

First Day of the Course  -- Welcome!

Tuesday
2
9/3
Democracy 101
Key Issues Facing the Nation
No Homework during Labor Day Weekend
Thursday
3
9/5
Elements of Democracy Read 1;3 / Complete Worksheet 1;3 Worksheet
Monday

4

9/9
U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Test Review Notes
Honors Contracts Due
Tuesday
5
9/10
Road to the Constitution Read 2;1
Answer Questions 1-4 on page 32
Thursday

6

9/12
Road to the Constitution Work on Road to the Constitution Project
Monday
7
9/16
Key People in the MA and US Gov'ts Work on Project
Tuesday
8
9/17
Road to the Constitution Presentations Work on Prepare for Presentations
Slideshow due by 10:00 A.M. [-14 pts/day, if late]
Thursday
9
9/19
Road to the Constitution Presentations Finish Key People in the Government Cards
Monday
10
9/23
Wrap-up Presentations
Brief History of the Constitution
Review Notes
Tuesday
11
9/24
National Voter Registration Day
We the People...
Introduction to the Constitution
Study Baseball Cards
Read Chapter 3;1
Complete Worksheet
3;1 Worksheet [6 Principles]
Thursday
12
9/26
Constitutional Scavenger Hunt
House Select Committee Hearing
Study Baseball Cards
Register to Vote (not required)
Read Chapter 4;1
Answer Questions 1, 2, 3, and 5 on page 95
Monday
13

9/30

Scavenger Hunt Study Baseball Cards
Review Notes
Honors:  Presidential Topic Letter Due
Tuesday
14
10/1
Federalism 101
Gun Control v. Gun Rights Debate Intro.
Read "How has the Second Amendment Been Interpreted?" and Answer Questions Second Amendment
Thursday 15

10/3

Work on Debate Evidence All:  Complete Notes Sheet Montana SB99Notes Sheet
Honors:  Two paragraph position response
Monday
16

10/7

Prepare for Debate Prepare for Debate
Tuesday
17
10/8
G.A.R.B. v P.I.N.G. Debate Prepare for Debate
Thursday
18

10/10

Debate Wrap-up / Unit Review Study for Unit I Test
Monday
X

10/14

No School - Columbus Day

Tuesday
X
10/15

No School - Teacher Professional Development Day

Thursday
19
10/17
Unit I Test Study for Unit I Test
Unit I Test Study Guide
Unit Test Study Guide
Monday
20
10/21
   
Tuesday
21
10/22
   
Thursday
22
10/24
  Honors:  Thirteen American Arguments Due
Monday
23
10/28
   
Tuesday
24
10/29
   
Thursday
25
10/31
   
Monday
26
11/4
   
Tuesday
27
11/5
   
Thursday
28
11/7
   
Monday
X
11/11

No School - Veterans Day

Tuesday
29
11/12
   
Thursday
30
11/14
  Honors:  Required Consultation Due
Monday
31

11/18

   
Tuesday
32
11/19
   
Thursday
33
11/21
   
Monday
34
11/25    
Tuesday
35
11/26    
Thursday
X
11/28

No School -- Thanksgiving Break

Monday
36 12/2    
Tuesday
37
12/3
   
Thursday
38
12/5
   
Monday
39

12/9

   
Tuesday
40
12/10
  Honors:  Presidential Research Paper Rough Draft Due
Thursday
41
12/12
   
Monday
42
12/16    
Tuesday
43
12/17    
Thursday
44
12/19
   

Winter Break

Monday
45
1/6    
Tuesday
46
1/7
   
Thursday
47
1/9
  Honors:  Presidential Research Paper Final Draft Due
Monday
48
1/13    
Tuesday
49
1/14
   
Thursday
50
1/16
   
Monday
X
1/20

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Final Exam