Monday, Oct 22nd
Introduce Civics Fall Research Paper
Friday, Oct 19th
Finished up Supreme Court Case Review on both cases
Go over vocab terms - primary & secondary sources (if you were absent for this, please get the notes/definition from a classmate)
Practice writing thesis statements
Thursday, Oct 18th
Supreme Court Case Review (of your 2 cases)
How to write a history thesis statement
Homework: 1 Work Cited Page for the two Supreme Court cases that you made research note cards on - must submit to Turnitin.com by tomorrow morning 8am.
Wednesday, Oct 17th
Vocab List #6:
Landmark Supreme Court Cases Mini Research Project - work day, see Tuesday for all of the links.
Homework: You will need (at least) 10 research note cards done for your 2nd case by tomorrow!
Tuesday, Oct 16th
Landmark Supreme Court Cases Mini Research Project
Monday, Oct 15th
Landmark Supreme Court Cases Mini Research Project
How to research in the databases & make research note cards
Homework: Bring 20 notecards to class tomorrow
Friday, Oct 12th
Library MLA & database lesson with Ms. Bacon
Thursday, Oct 11th
Vocab #4 Quiz
Life of Pi Socratic Seminar
Bill of Rights reading and activity
Wednesday, Oct 10th
PSAT Day - No class
Tuesday, Oct 9th
Discuss new cell phone policy for the classroom
Introduce Judiciary Review
Homework: Read & take notes on Chapter 4 Section 5 - Interpreting the Constitution (pgs. 71-75). Focus your reading & notes on the following section Marbury v. Madison, McCulloch v. Maryland, United States v. Nixon, Gross v. Lopez (pgs. 72-75) if you were in class for the lecture. If you weren't here today, please read and take notes from pg 71.
Monday, Oct 8th
Teacher Work Day - no class
Friday, Oct 5th
In-class writing pre-assessment on executive power - if you were absent for this, you will need to set up a time before or after school to get this done
Homework: Vocab List #4 chart
Thursday, Oct 4th
Wrap up discussion on Executive Power
Writing a thesis/claim statement & identifying evidence about Executive Power - Is the continuous expansion of executive power a threat to our democracy?
Homework: Create a brainstorm (outline or mind map) with a thesis/claim statement and evidence that answers the above question.
Wednesday, Oct 3rd
Vocab List #4 - chart due next Thursday & Vocab quiz NEXT THURSDAY
Expansion of Executive Power
Read/annotate article on expansion of executive power answering the question: How has executive power expanded in the 20th-21st century?
Homework: finish reading and annotating the article on expansion of executive power that we started reading in class.
Tuesday, Oct 2nd
Finish up Gerrymandering video
Review powers of the federal government: Legislative, Judiciary, Executive
Executive Branch - executive power & executive orders
Monday, Oct 1st
Powers of State Governments review activity (from reading last week)
Friday, Sept 28th
Read Chapter 6 Section 1-2 (pgs. 97-100 in Civics textbook) & answering the following questions:
Thursday, Sept 27th
Ch 4 Section 2 Reading Quiz
Go over the structure of the constitution
3 Branches of Gov't & their powers partner activity
Wednesday, Sept 26th
American Revolution, Articles of Confederation, & Constitutional Convention
Homework: Read & take notes (any style you prefer) of Chapter 4 Section 2: Elements of the Constitution in your textbook, pages 60-63
Tuesday, Sept 25th
Finish talking about economic systems
Intro to Foundations of American Gov't - Enlightenment Philosophers
Homework: Study for for your Vocab Quiz tomorrow!
Monday, Sept 24th
Finish up Comparative Gov't jigsaw
Reminder: Vocab Quiz this Wednesday! Study your terms!
Friday, Sept 21st
Review homework - outlining note taking method
Comparative Government Jigsaw
Thursday, Sept 20th
Intro to Civics
Table group discussion on power & authority
Mini lecture on 5 forms of power
Table group discussion on the purpose of government
How to read & take notes from a textbook - outlining
Work on reading & outlining notes for Chapter 1 Section 3: The Foundations of Government
Wednesday, Sept 19th
Wrap up Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
New vocab list:
Tuesday, Sept 18th
8 Cultural Universals & 5 Themes of Geography Quiz!
Group activity: create a non-pyramid visual for Maslow's Hierarchy
Monday, Sept 17th
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs mini lecture & graphic organizer to help take notes
Group activity: create a non-pyramid visual for Maslow's Hierarchy (in class activity, not homework, will finish up tomorrow)
Homework: Study for your 8 Cultural Universals & 5 Themes of Geography quiz tomorrow!
Friday, Sept 14th
Self-evaluate 5 Themes of Geo. Mind Map with rubric
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs reading using the critical reading strategies that you learned in LA
Homework: Study your 8 Cultural Universals (definitions & examples) & 5 Themes of Geo test on Tuesday
Thursday, Sept 13th
Review Cultural Universals - return your Cultural Universal chart & added more to it
Homework: Complete your 5 Themes of Geography mind map by adding examples, visuals, and color to your mind map.
Wednesday, Sept 12th
Drill Extravaganza day!
No SS today, LA for entire block
Tuesday, Sept 11th
Finish lecture on the Culture & 8 Cultural Universals (from yesterday)
Applying the 8 Cultural Universals to our personal lives
Monday, Sept 10th
Intro to Culture Unit
Friday, Sept 7th
20 minute classes
Map Activity & Bio info cards
Thursday, Sept 6th
Ms. Nguyen out sick.
Tech day - sign up for Turnitin.com, Actively Learn.
How to sign up for Turnitin.com:
Wednesday Sept 6th
First day of school
Introductions, ice breaker, syllabus