American Government [Section B]
Period E
(Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday)

 

Day
#
Date
Topic
Assignment Due
Tuesday
1
9/4
First Day of the Course  -- Welcome!
Wednesday
2
9/5 Democracy 101
Key Issues Facing the Nation
Read 1;3 / Complete Worksheet 1;3 Worksheet
Friday
3
9/7
Elements of Democracy Finish Homework...if necessary
Tuesday
4
9/11 Citizenship and You Review Notes
Wednesday
5
9/12 Road to the Constitution Project  Read 2;1
Answer #1, #2, #3, and #4 on page 32  
Friday

6

9/14
Road to the Constitution Project  Work on Project
Honors Contract Due
Tuesday
7
9/18
Work on Project Work on Project / Review Notes
Wednesday
8
9/19

Finalize Newscast

Work on Project
Friday
9
9/21
Newscasts:  French & Indian War... Prepare for Newscast
Read 3;1 / Complete Worksheet 3;1 Principles of the Constitution
Tuesday
10
9/25
Newscasts: ...Constitutional Convention Review Notes
Wednesday
11
9/26
Brief History of the Constitution Syllabus Confirmation Form Completed
Read Chapter 4;1 
Answer 1, 2, 3, and 5 on page 95
Friday
12
9/28
We the People...
Constitutional Scavenger Hunt
Work on Scavenger Hunt
Tuesday 13
10/2
Federalism 101
Gun Control v. Gun Rights Debate Prep.
Review Notes
Wednesday
14
10/3
Gun Control v. Gun Rights Debate Prep. Read Montana Bill and Write Paragraph Supporting or Against the Bill
Honors:  Research Paper Topic Due
Friday
15
10/5
Gun Control v. Gun Rights Debate Prepare for Debate
Tuesday
X 10/9

Professional Development Day -- No School

Wednesday
16
10/10
Gun Control v. Gun Rights Debate Prep. No Homework during Columbus Day Break
Honors:  Thirteen American Arguments Due
Friday
17
10/12
Gun Control v. Gun Rights Debate Prepare for Debate
Tuesday 18
10/16
Unit I Test Study for Unit Test
Wednesday
19
10/17 HBS Case:  An Australian Ballot
Case Method Introduction & Reading Time
Begin Reading An Australian Ballot Case
Friday
20
10/19
HBS Case:  An Australian Ballot
Historical Context & Reading Time
Complete An Australian Ballot Backgrounder
Tuesday
21
10/23
  HBS Case:  An Australian Ballot
Case Method Discussion Preparation
Review Notes & Do Any Catch-up Work
Prepare for Case Discussion
Wednesday
22
10/24
HBS Case:  An Australian Ballot
Case Discussion
Prepare for Case Discussion
Honors: Thirteen American Arguments Deadline
Honors:  Research Paper Consultation Due
Friday
23
10/26 Begin Unit II [Legislative Branch] Complete HBS Case Rubric
Tuesday 24 10/30 Leadership in Congress
Work on Baseball Cards
Review Notes
Wednesday
26
10/31
Introduction to Congress Finish Baseball Cards
Read Chapter 12;1
Answer # 1-4, and 6
Friday
27
11/2
Committees in Congress
I'm Just a Bill Project Introduction
Complete Outstanding Homework
Tuesday
28
11/6
I'm Just a Bill Project Work in Class Study Baseball Cards
Review Notes
Wednesday
29 11/7 I'm Just a Bill Project Work in Class Study Baseball Cards
Review Notes
Honors: Research Paper Consultation  Deadline
Friday
30
11/9
Congressperson Snapshot Project due by 7:45 A.M. on Thursday
Tuesday
31
11/13
I'm Just a Bill Project Performances Review Notes
Wednesday
32
11/14 Wrap-up Performances
Committees in Congress
I'm Just a Bill Project PerformancesFinish Congressperson Profile
Study Baseball Cards
Friday
33
11/16
Committee Simulation Preparation Self/Team Evaluation
Complete Committee Snapshot
Study Baseball Cards
Tuesday
34
11/20
Committee Simulation Study Baseball Cards
Wednesday
35
11/21 Committee Simulation Wrap-up Study Baseball Cards
Honors:  Research Paper Rough Draft Due
Friday
X
11/23

Thanksgiving Break -- No School

Tuesday
36
11/27
House Committee Simulation No Homework During Break
Wednesday
37
11/28 Every 10 Years:
Reapportionment and Redistricting
Study Baseball Cards
Challenges to Gerrymandering
Challenges to Gerrymandering
 
Friday
38
11/30
Unit Wrap-up/Review Study for Unit Test
Pocket Constitution due by 2:21 p.m.
Tuesday
39 12/4 Unit II [Legislative Branch] Test Study for Test Review Study Guide
I'm Just a Bill
Rewrite due by start of class Bill Option
Wednesday
40
12/5
Begin Unit III [Executive Branch, Political Parties, and Elections]
Watch Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Study Baseball Cards
Complete Pew Research Quiz
Pew Research Quiz
Friday
41 12/7 Finish Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Study Baseball Cards
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Day #1
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington - Day #1
Tuesday 42
12/11
Introduction to Political Parties Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Day #2 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington - Day #2
Wednesday
43
12/12 Field Trip to Massachusetts State House Read 5;1 and Complete Worksheet Guided Reading 5;1
Honors:  Research Paper Rough Draft Deadline
Friday
44
12/14
Political Party Analysis Study Baseball Cards
Tuesday 45
12/18
  Submit Political Party Analysis on Classroom
Review Notes
Wednesday
46
12/19   Honors:  Research Paper Final Draft Due
Friday
47
12/21
   
Winter Break [December 24 - January 1]
Wednesday 48 1/2    

Friday

49
1/4    
Tuesday
50 1/8    
Wednesday
51 1/9   Honors:  Research Paper Final Draft Deadline
Friday
52 1/11    
Tuesday 53 1/15    
Wednesday
54 1/16    
Friday
55 1/18    
Tuesday
56 1/22    
Final Assessment -- TBD