American Government
Block F
(Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday)

 

Day
#
Date
Topic
Assignment Due
Thursday

1

9/1
First Day of the Course  -- Welcome!
Friday

X

9/2 Labor Day Weekend -- No School
Tuesday
2
9/7
What Makes a Good Citizen? Syllabus Confirmation & Honors Contract
Thursday
3
9/9 Citizenship and the Elements of Democracy Read 1;3 and Complete Worksheet
 Guided Reading 1;3

Deadline to Submit the following:
Syllabus Confirmation Form and Honors Contract
Friday
4
9/10 September 11:  2001 and Today 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
Friday
7
9/17
Work on Road to the Constitution Newscast Project Review Notes
Tuesday
8
9/21
Complete Road to the Constitution Newscast Project
Begin Newscast presentations
Take Notes for Road to the Constitution Topic
Thursday
9
9/23
Wrap-up Newscast presentations Prepare for Newscasts
Friday 10
9/24
The Elements of Democracy Read 3;1 and Complete Assigned Worksheet Sections
 Guided Reading 1;3
Tuesday
11
9/28
We the People:  Introduction to the Constitution Review Notes
Thursday
12
9/30
Constitutional Scavenger Hunt Review Notes
Friday 13
10/1
Understanding the Constitution
Review Scavenger Hunt Answers
Complete HBS Survey and Take Screenshot (See Classroom)
Complete Scavenger Hunt
Tuesday
14
10/5
Federalism 101 Review Notes
Thursday
15
10/7
Prepare for Discussion/Debate Work on Notes Organizer
Friday 16
10/8
GARB v. PING Discussion/Debate Prepare for Debate
Tuesday
X 10/12 Professional Development Day -- No School  
Thursday
17
10/14
Unit Wrap-up No Homework During Break
Friday 18
10/15
Unit I Test Study for Unit Test
Tuesday
19
10/19
Begin Unit II [The Legislative Branch]
Introduction to Congress
Who Represents You and Leadership
No Homework
Thursday
20 10/21 Finish:  Who Represents You and Leadership Read Textbook Section 12;1
Answer questions 1-4 and 6 on page 327
Friday 21
10/22
No Class -- Spirit Week Pep Rally Work on Baseball Cards
Tuesday
22
10/26
Committees in Congress Review Notes
Thursday
23
10/28
Understanding Committees in Congress
Select Committee on the Attack on the U.S. Capitol
Committee Simulation Introduction
Make Sure Baseball Cards are Done
Honors: How to Read the Constitution and Why due by start of class (late work not accepted)
Friday 24 10/29 Committee Simulation:  Know Your Senator Study your Baseball Cards
Tuesday
25
11/2 Committee Simulation:  Twitter and Preparing Questions Review Notes

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

Thursday
26
11/4
Committee Simulation:  Hearing Day Know Your Senator
Tweets
Questions for Witnesses
Friday 27
11/5
Begin I'm Just a Bill Project Study your Baseball Cards
Honors: Research Project proposal due by start of class
Tuesday
28
11/9
Work on I'm Just a Bill Project Work on I'm Just a Bill Song
Thursday
X 11/11 Veterans Day -- No School
Friday
29
11/12 Bill Song due by 1:45 Today
Perform Bill Songs
Work on I'm Just a Bill Song
Tuesday 30
11/16
Perform Bill Songs
Project Self-Evaluations
Review Notes
Thursday
31 11/18 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Part One Gerrymandering:  Background & Effects
Gerrymandering BackgroundGerrymandering Effects
Friday
32
11/19
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Part Two Write in Pocket Constitution
Tuesday
33
11/23
Wrap-up Bill Process
Reapportionment & Redistricting
Complete Movie Discussion Questions on Classroom
Thursday
X
11/25 Thanksgiving -- No School
Friday
X
11/26
Thanksgiving -- No School  
Tuesday
34
11/30
Unit Wrap-up/Review No Homework
Thursday
35
12/2
Unit II [Legislative Branch] Test Study for Unit Test
Friday
36
12/3    
Tuesday
37
12/7
   
Thursday
38
12/9    
Friday
39
12/10
   
Tuesday
40
12/14    
Thursday
41
12/16
   
Friday 42
12/17
   
Tuesday
43
12/21    
Thursday
44
12/23
   

Winter Vacation -- No School

Tuesday
45 1/4    
Thursday
46 1/6    
Friday
47
1/7    
Tuesday
48 1/11    
Thursday
49 1/13    
Friday 50 1/14    
Tuesday 51 1/18    
Thursday
52 1/20    
Friday 53 1/21