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2020-21 LESSON PLANS
 

LESSON PLANS FOR NOVEMBER 30, 2020

Quote of the Week:
You can really change the world if you care enough.

Monday, November 30, 2020 - Day #3 (Letters L - Z in School; A - K Virtual Hours 3, 4, 1, 7, 8, and 5)
No Class

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - Day #4 (Letters A - K in School; L - Z Virtual - Hours 4, 1, 2, 8, 5, and 6)
National Debt and Budgeting Power Point
Budgeting Exercise
National Debt Activity and Analysis
Gerrymandering Power Point
The Perspective on Gerrymandering Reading
Gerrymandering Practice

Chapter 11 - Powers of Congress
Chapter 11 Textbook
Chapter 11 Worksheets
Chapter 11 Notes
Chapter 11 Notes Power Point


Section 1: The Scope of Congressional Power

Objectives:
1) describe the three types of powers delegated to Congress.
2) analyze the importance of the commerce power.
3) summarize key points relating to the taxing power.
4) explain how the bankruptcy and borrowing powers work.
5) explain why the Framers gave Congress the power to issue currency.

A. The Delegated Powers
B. The Expressed Powers
C. The Commerce Power
D. The Power to Tax
E. The Borrowing Power
F. The Bankruptcy Power
G. The Currency Power

Section 2:  Other Expressed Powers

Objectives:
1) identify the key sources of the foreign relations powers of Congress.
2) describe the power-sharing arrangement between Congress and the President on the issues of war and national defense.
3) list other key domestic powers exercised by Congress.

A. Congress and Foreign Policy
B. The War Powers
C. Domestic Powers

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - Day #4 (Letters L - Z in School; A - K Virtual Hours 4, 1, 2, 8, 5, and 6)
Section 3: The Implied Powers

Objectives:
1) explain how the Necessary and Proper Clause gives Congress flexibility in lawmaking.
2) compare the strict construction and liberal construction positions on the scope of congressional power.
3) describe the ways in which the implied powers have been applied.

A. The Necessary and Proper Clause
B. The Doctrine in Practice

Section 4:  The Nonlegislative Powers

Objectives:
1) describe the role of Congress in amending the Constitution and its electoral duties.
2) describe the power of Congress to impeach, and summarize presidential impeachment cases.
3) identify the executive powers of Congress.
4) describe the investigatory powers of Congress.

A. Constitutional Amendments
B. Electoral Duties
C. Impeachment
D. Executive Powers
E. The Power to Investigate

Thursday, December 3, 2020 - Day #1 (Letters A - K in School; L - Z Virtual - Hours 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 7)
Committees Power Point
Committees Types and Functions Handout

Bill to a Law Power Point
Bill to a Law Flow Chart
Interest Groups Power Point

Chapter 12 - Congress in Action
Chapter 12 Textbook
Chapter 12 Worksheets
Chapter 12 Notes
Chapter 12 Notes Power Point


Section 1: Congress Organizes

Objectives:
1) describe how and when Congress convenes.
2) compare the roles of the presiding officers in the Senate and the House.
3) identify the duties of the party officers in each house.
4) describe how committee chairmen are chosen and explain their role in the legislative process.

A. Congress Convenes
B. The Presiding Officers
C. Party Officers
D. Committee Chairs

Section 2: Committees in Congress

Objectives:
1) explain how standing committees function.
2) describe the responsibilities and duties of the House Rules Committee.
3) describe the role of select committees.
4) compare the functions of joint and conference committees.

A. Standing Committees
B. Select Committees
C. Joint and Conference Committees

Friday, December 4, 2020 - Day #1 (Letters L - Z in School; A - K Virtual - Hours 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 7)
Section 3: How a Bill Becomes a Law: The House

Objectives:
1) identify the first steps in the introduction of a bill to the House.
2) describe what happens to a bill once it is referred to a committee.
3) explain how House leaders schedule debate on a bill.
4) explain what happens to a bill on the House floor, and identify the final step in the passage of a bill in the House.

A. The First Steps
B. The Bill in Committee
C. Scheduling Floor Debate
D. The Bill on the Floor

Section 4:  The Bill in the Senate

Objectives:
1) describe how a bill is introduced in the Senate.
2) compare the Senate’s rules for debate with those in the House.
3) describe the role of conference committees in the legislative process.
4) evaluate the actions the President can take after both houses have passed a bill.

A. The Senate Floor
B. Rules for Debate
C. Conference Committees
D. The President Acts

LESSON PLANS FOR DECEMBER 7, 2020

Quote of the Week:
The time is always right to do what is right.

Monday, December 7, 2020 - Day #2 (Letters A - K in School; L - Z Virtual Hours 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8)
The Legislative Branch Test (Assignment Due)

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 - Day #2 (Letters L - Z in School; A - K Virtual Hours 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8)
Introduce The Executive Branch

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - Day #3 (Letters A - K in School; L - Z Virtual Hours 3, 4, 1, 7, 8, and 5) 
No Class

Thursday, December 10, 2020 - Day #3 (Letters L - Z  in School; A - K Virtual Hours 3, 4, 1, 7, 8, and 5) 
No Class

Friday, December 11, 2020 - Day #4 (Letters L - Z in School; A - K Virtual 
Hours 4, 1, 2, 8, 5, and 6) 

LESSON PLANS FOR DECEMBER 14, 2020

Quote of the Week:
Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really know.  They're what make the instrument stretch - what make you go beyond the norm.

Monday, December 14, 2020 - Day #4 (Letters A - K in School; L - Z Virtual -Hours 4, 1, 2, 8, 5, and 6) 

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - Day #1 (Letters L - Z
 in School; A - K Virtual -  Hours 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 7)

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - Day #1 (Letters A - K in School; L - Z Virtual -  Hours 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 7)

Thursday, December 17, 2020 - Day #2 (Letters L - Z
 in School; A - K Virtual -  Hours 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8)

Friday, December 18, 2020 - Day #2 (Letters A - K in School; L - Z Virtual - 
Hours 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8)

LESSON PLANS FOR SEPTEMBER 7, 2020 - HYBRID SCHEDULE


Quote of the Week:
People acting together as a group can accomplish things which no individual acting alone could ever hope to bring about.

Monday, September 7, 2020 - Labor Day - No School


Tuesday, September 8, 2020 (Letters A - K; Hours 3, 1, 4, 7, 8 and 5)

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 (Letters L - Z; Hours 3, 1, 4, 7, 8 and 5)

Thursday, September 10, 2020 (Letters K - L; Hours 4, 1, 2, 8, 5, and 6)

Friday, September 11, 2020 (Letters L - Z; Hours 4, 1, 2, 8, 5, and 6)


Day #1 
Classroom Rules and Expectations
American Government Class Syllabus

Textbook Issue and Registration / Schoology Registration
Textbook Registration


Day #2 

Why Do We need Government? Power Point

Introduce Unit 1 - Foundations of American Government
Introduce Chapter 1 - Principles of Government
Chapter 1 – Principles of Government Worksheet
Chapter 1 Notes

Chapter 1 Notes Power Point

Day #3 
Book Cover Due

Citizenship Introduction Power Point
Chapter 1 Section 1 Power Point

Section 1 – Government and the State
The basic unit of government is the state. John Locke's theory of the origin of the state had a profound impact on the United States' government.

Objectives:
1) define government and the basic powers every government holds.
2) describe the four defining characteristics of a state.
3) identify four theories that attempt to explain the origin of the state.
4) understand the purpose of government in the United States and other countries.

A. What is Government
B. The State
C. Origin of the State
D. The Purpose of Government


Origins of the State Frame
Locke's Social Contract vs. Declaration of Independence

LESSON PLANS FOR SEPTEMBER 14, 2020

Quote of the Week:
All the education and all the knowledge in the world can't help the poor soul who has no common sense.

Monday, September 14, 2020 - Day #1

Chapter 1 Section 2 Power Point
Section 2 – Forms of Government

Objectives:
1) classify governments according to three sets of characteristics.
2) define systems of government based on who can participate.
3) identify different ways that power can be distributed, geographically, within a state.
4) describe a government by the distribution of power between the executive branch and legislative branch.

A. Classifying Governments
B. Who Can Participate
C. Geographic Distribution of Power
D. Legislative and Executive Branches

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - Day #2
Chapter 1 Sections 1 and 2 Quiz

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - Day #3

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - Day #4
Chapter 1 Section 3 Power Point
Section 3 – Basic Concepts of Democracy

Objectives:
1) understand the foundations of democracy.
2) analyze the connections between democracy and the free enterprise system.

A. Foundations
B. Duties and Responsibilities of Citizenship
C. Democracy and the Free Enterprise System

Chapter 1 Review Power Point
Chapter 1 Study Guide

Review for Chapter 1 Test

Friday, September 18, 2020 - Day #1
Chapter 1 Test (Assignment Due)

LESSON PLANS FOR SEPTEMBER 21, 2020

Quote of the Week:  
You can do anything you want if you really put your heart, soul, and mind to it.

Monday, September 21, 2020 - Day #2

Introduce Chapter 2 - Origins of American Government
Chapter 2 - Origins of American Government Worksheet
Chapter 2 Notes
Chapter 2 Notes Power Point


Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - Day #3

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - Day #4
Chapter 2 Section 1 Power Point
Section 1 – Our Political Beginnings
Based on landmark documents such as the Magna Carta and the English Bill of Rights, American colonists benefited from a developing English tradition of ordered, limited, and representative government.

Objectives:
1) identify the three concepts of government that influenced the American colonies.
2) explain the significance of three landmark English documents.
3) describe the three types of colonies that the English established in the American colonies.

A. Basic Concepts of Government
B. Landmark English Documents
C. The Thirteen Colonies

Common Sense DBQ

Section 2 – The Coming of Independence
Responding to the change in British polices in the colonies, colonists began taking small steps toward unity. These steps included the formation of the Second Continental Congress, during which the Declaration of Independence was produced.

Objectives:
1) explain how Britain’s colonial policies contributed to the growth of self-government in the colonies.
2) identify the major stops that led to growing feelings of colonial unity.
3) compare the First and the Second Continental Congresses.
4) analyze the ideas in the Declaration of Independence.
5) summarize the common features of the first State constitutions.

A. Britain’s Colonial Policies
B. Growing Colonial Unity
C. First Continental Congress
D. Second Continental Congress
E. The Declaration of Independence
F. The First State Constitutions

Friday, September 25, 2020 - Day #2
Chapter 2 Section 3 Power Point
Section 3 – The Critical Period
The Articles of Confederation were created to provide a more lasting plan of government. The chaos brought about by their weaknesses led to a movement for change toward a more powerful central government.

Objectives:
1) describe the structure of the government set up under the Articles of Confederation.
2) explain why the weaknesses of the Articles led to a critical period for the country in the 1780s.
3) describe how a growing need for a stronger national government led to plans for a Constitutional Convention.

A. The Articles of Confederation
B. The Critical Period, the 1780s
C. A Need for Stronger Government

LESSON PLANS FOR SEPTEMBER 28, 2020

Quote of the Week:
Being courageous requires no exceptional qualifications, no magic formula, no special combination of time, place and circumstance.  It is an opportunity that sooner or later is presented to all of us.

Monday, September 28, 2020 - Day #3

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - Day #4
Chapter 2 Section 4 Power Point
Section 4 – Creating the Constitution
The Virginia and New Jersey Plans were offered as suggestions for ways to organize the new government. Although delegates disagreed on elements of both plans, they accepted compromises that allowed the configuration of Congress to proceed.

Objectives:
1) identify the Framers of the Constitution and discuss how they organized the Philadelphia Convention.
2) compare and contrast the Virginia Plan and the New Jersey Plan.
3) summarize the convention’s major compromises and the effects of those decisions.
4) describe the delegates’ reactions to the Constitution.

A. Framers
B. Organization and Procedure
C. Proposals
D. Compromises

Virginia Plan vs. New Jersey Plan
Federalists vs. Anti-Federalists DBQ

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - Day #1
Section 5 – Ratifying the Constitution
The Constitution could not take effect until it had been ratified by nine States. The battle between the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists was hard-fought in all States.

Objectives:
1) identify the opposing sides in the fight for ratification and describe the major arguments for and against the proposed Constitution.
2) describe the inauguration of the new government of the United States of America.

A. The Fight for Ratification
B. Inauguration

Review for Chapter 2 Test
Chapter 2 Review Jeopardy

Thursday, October 1, 2020 - Day #2
Chapter 2 Take-Home Test

Chapter 2 Take-Home Test (Assignment Due)

Friday, October 2, 2020 - Day #3

LESSON PLANS FOR OCTOBER 5, 2020

Quote of the Week:
Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.

Monday, October 5, 2020 - Day #4 
Introduce Chapter 3 - The Constitution
Chapter 3 - The Constitution Textbook
Chapter 3 - The Constitution Worksheet
Chapter 3 Notes
Chapter 3 Notes Power Point


Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - Day #1 
Section 1 – Basic Principles
Chapter 3 Section 1 Power Point
The United States Constitution
6 Basic Principles of the Constitution
6 Basic Principles of the Constitution Power Point
Outlining the Constitution

The Constitution's authors wrote it based on the principles that political power resides with the people, and that the National Government should be limited and divided into three branches to limit the power of any one group.

Objectives: 
1) understand the basic outline of the Constitution.
2) understand the six basic principles of the Constitution:  popular sovereignty, limited government, separation of powers, checks and balances, judicial review, and federalism.

1. An Outline to the Constitution
2. Popular Sovereignty
3. Limited Government
4. Separation of Powers
5. Checks and Balances
6. Judicial Review
7. Federalism

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - Day #2
Section 1 – Basic Principles continued . . . 
Chapter 3 Section 1 Power Point
The United States Constitution
6 Basic Principles of the Constitution
6 Basic Principles of the Constitution Power Point
Outlining the Constitution

The Constitution's authors wrote it based on the principles that political power resides with the people, and that the National Government should be limited and divided into three branches to limit the power of any one group.

Objectives: 
1) understand the basic outline of the Constitution.
2) understand the six basic principles of the Constitution:  popular sovereignty, limited government, separation of powers, checks and balances, judicial review, and federalism.

1. An Outline to the Constitution
2. Popular Sovereignty
3. Limited Government
4. Separation of Powers
5. Checks and Balances
6. Judicial Review
7. Federalism

Thursday, October 8, 2020 - Day #3
 

Friday, October 9, 2020 - No School
In-Service

LESSON PLANS FOR OCTOBER 12, 2020 - HYBRID SCHEDULE

Quote of the Week:
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, more intelligently.

Monday, October 12, 2020 - Day #4 (Letters A - K in School; L - Z Virtual -  Hours 4, 1, 2, 8, 5, and 6)
Section 1 – Basic Principles continued . . . 
Chapter 3 Section 1 Power Point
The United States Constitution
6 Basic Principles of the Constitution
6 Basic Principles of the Constitution Power Point
Outlining the Constitution

The Constitution's authors wrote it based on the principles that political power resides with the people, and that the National Government should be limited and divided into three branches to limit the power of any one group.

Objectives: 
1) understand the basic outline of the Constitution.
2) understand the six basic principles of the Constitution:  popular sovereignty, limited government, separation of powers, checks and balances, judicial review, and federalism.

1. An Outline to the Constitution
2. Popular Sovereignty
3. Limited Government
4. Separation of Powers
5. Checks and Balances
6. Judicial Review
7. Federalism

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - Day #1 (Letters L - Z in School; A - K Virtual - Hours 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7)
Chapter 3 Section 1 Quiz

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - Day #2 (Letters A - K in School; L - Z Virtual - Hours 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8)
Section 2 – Formal Amendment
Chapter 3 Sections 2 and 3 Power Point
The Bill of Rights

The Framers knew that the Constitution they wrote could not be built for all time, and, therefore, allowed for the formal amendment of the document. These formal amendments actually become part of the written language of the Constitution itself.      

Objectives:
1) identify the four different ways by which the Constitution may be formally changed.
2) explain how the formal amendment process illustrates the principles of federalism and popular sovereignty.
3) understand that several amendments have been proposed, but not ratified.
4) outline the 27 amendments that have been added to the Constitution.

1. Formal Amendment Process
2. Federalism and Popular Sovereignty
3. Proposed Amendments
4. The 27 Amendments

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - Day #3 (Letters L - Z in School; A - K Virtual - Hours 3, 4, 1, 7, 8 and 5)

Friday, October 16, 2020 - Day #4 (Letters L - Z in School; A - K Virtual -  Hours 4, 1, 2, 8, 5, 6)
The Living Constitution Activity

LESSON PLANS FOR OCTOBER 19, 2020 - HYBRID SCHEDULE

Quote of the Week:
Vision without action is a daydream.  Action without vision is a nightmare.

Monday, October 19, 2020 - Day #1 (Letters A - K in School; L - Z Virtual - Hours 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 7)
Section 3 – Change by Other Means                  
Chapter 3 Sections 2 and 3 Power Point

Common changes that do not affect the wording of the Constitution are informal amendments. The process of informal amendment  occurs in several ways such as the passage of basic legislation by Congress, the activities of political parties, and custom.

Objectives:
1) identify how basic legislation has added to our understanding of the Constitution over time.
2) describe the ways in which the executive and judicial branches have interpreted the Constitution.
3) analyze the role of party practices and custom in interpreting the Constitution.

1. Basic Legislation
2. Executive Action
3. Court Decisions
4. Party Practices
5. Custom and Usage

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - Day #2 (Letters L - Z in School; A - K Virtual - Hours 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8)
Review for Chapter 3 Test
Chapter 3 - The Constitution Study Guide
Chapter 3 - The Constitution Review Power Point


Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - Day #3 (Letters A - K School; L - Z Virtual - Hours 3, 4, 1, 7, 8, and 5)

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 
Day #4 (Letters A - K in School; L - Z Virtual - Hours 4, 1, 2, 8, 5, and 6)
Chapter 3 Test (Assignment Due)

Friday, October 23, 2020 - Day #1 (Letters L - Z in School; A - K Virtual - Hours 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 7)
Introduce Chapter 4 - Federalism
Chapter 4 - Federalism Textbook
Chapter 4 - Federalism Worksheet
Chapter 4 Notes
Chapter 4 Notes Power Point

LESSON PLANS FOR OCTOBER 26, 2020 - HYBRID SCHEDULE

Quote of the Week:
All learning is trial and error.  The negative experiences do not inhibit but rather contribute to the learning process.

Monday, October 26, 2020 - Day #2 (Letters A - K in School; L - Z Virtual - Hours 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8)
Section 1 – Federalism:  Powers Divided
Chapter 4 Section 1 Study Guide
Chapter 4 Section 1 Power Point

The federal system divides government power in order to prevent its abuse. There are two basic levels of government in the federal system — National and State. The Supreme Court settles disputes between the two.

Objectives:
1) define federalism and explain why the Framers chose this system. 
2) identify powers delegated to and denied to the National Government, and powers reserved for and denied to the States.
3) explain the difference between exclusive and concurrent powers.
4) examine the Constitution as “the supreme Law of the Land”.                   

A. The Framers Choose Federalism
B. Federalism Defined
C. Powers of the Federal Government
D. Powers Denied to the Federal Government
E. The States 
F. The Exclusive and Concurrent Powers
G. Supreme Law of the Land

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - Day #3 (Letters L - Z in School; A - K Virtual - Hours 3, 4, 1, 7, 8, and 5)

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - No School

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - No School

Friday, October 30, 2020 - 
No School

LESSON PLANS FOR NOVEMBER 2, 2020

Quote of the Week:
If you want it bad enough, no matter how bad it is, you can make it.

All make-up work must be turned in by Friday, November 6, 2020

Monday, November 2, 2020 - Day #4 (Letters L - Z in School; A - K Virtual - Hours 4, 1, 2, 8, 5, and 6)
Section 2 – The National Government and the 50 States
Chapter 4 Section 2 Study Guide
Chapter 4 Sections 2 and 3 Power Point

Cooperation between the National and State governments affects us all. We benefit from federal protections against invasion, from natural disaster relief, and from monies granted to State and local governments.

Objectives;
1) summarize the obligations that the Constitution places on the National Government with regard to the States.
2) explain the process for admitting new States to the Union.
3) examine the many and growing areas of cooperative federalism.

A. The Nation’s Obligations
B. Admitting New States
C. Cooperative Federalism

Section 3 – Interstate Relations
Chapter 4 Section 3 Study Guide
Chapter 4 Sections 2 and 3 Power Point

Several key provisions in the Constitution promote cooperation between and among the States. These provisions include: interstate compacts, the Full Faith and Credit Clause, and the Privileges and Immunities Clause.

Objectives:
1) explain why States make interstate compacts.
2) understand the purpose of the Full Faith and Credit Clause.
3) explain the purpose of the Privileges and Immunities Clause.

A. Interstate Compacts
B. Full Faith and Credit
C. Privileges and Immunities

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - Day #1 (Letters A - K in School; L - Z Virtual Hours 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 7)
Chapter 4 Quiz (Assignment Due)

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - Day #2 (Letters L - Z in School; A - K Virtual - Hours 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8)
Introduce Chapter 5 – Political Parties
Chapter 5 - Political Parties Textbook
Chapter 5 - Political Parties Worksheet
Chapter 5 Notes
Chapter 5 Notes Power Point


Thursday, November 5, 2020 - Day #3 (Letters A - K in School; L - Z Virtual - Hours 3, 4, 1, 7, 8, and 5)

Friday, November 6, 2020 - Day #4 (Letters L - Z in School; A - K Virtual - Hours 4, 1, 2, 8, 5, and 6)
Section 1 – Parties and What They Do
Chapter 5 Section 1 Study Guide
Chapter 5 Power Point

Political parties are essential to democratic government. In the United States, political parties have shaped the way the government works. Today, the major parties perform several important functions without which our government could not function.

Objectives:
1) define a political party.
2) describe the major functions of political parties.
3) identify the reasons why the United States has a two-party system.
4) understand multiparty and one-party systems and how they affect the functioning of a political system.

A. What is a Party?
B. What Parties Do
C. The Two-Party System
D. Multiparty Systems
E. One-Party Systems

Section 2 – Two-Party System in American History
Chapter 5 Section 2 Study Guide

The two-party system in the United States is a product of historical forces, our electoral system, and the ideological consensus of the American people. It provides more political stability than a multiparty system and more choice than a one-party system.

Objectives:
1) understand the origins of political parties in the United States.
2) identify and describe the three major periods of single-party domination and describe the current era of divided government.

A. The Nation's First Parties
B. Four Major Eras
C. The Era of the Democrats
D. The Era of the Republicans
E. The Return of the Democrats
F. Era of Divided Government

End of the 1st Quarter

LESSON PLANS FOR NOVEMBER 9, 2020

Quote of the Week:
The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time.

Monday, November 9, 2020 - Day #1 (Letters A - K in School; L - Z VirtualHours 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 7)
Section 3 – The Minor Parties
Chapter 5 Section 3 Study Guide

Minor parties provide alternatives to the positions of the major parties, and sometimes have affected particular elections and shaped public policies.

Objectives:
1) identify the types of minor parties that have been active in American politics.
2) understand why minor parties are important despite the fact that none ever won the presidency.

A. Minor Parties in the United States
B. Why Minor Parties Are Important

Section 4 – Party Organization
Chapter 5 Section 4 Study Guide

The major parties of the United States have decentralized structures, and the different parts and elements work together primarily during national elections.

Objectives:
1) understand why the major parties have a decentralized structure.
2) describe the national party machinery and party organization at the State and local levels.

A. The Decentralized Nature of the Parties
B. National Party Machinery
C. State and Local Party Machinery

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - Day #1 (Letters L - Z in School; A - K Virtual - Hours 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 7)
"The Political You" Essay
"The Political You" Essay Handout
"The Political You" -  Political Parties Handout
"The Political You" - Research
"The Political You" Reading
"The Political You" Power Point

I Side With Political Parties Quiz
The Political Compass Link
Political Typology Quiz Link

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - Day #2 (Letters A - K in School; L - Z VirtualHours 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8)
"The Political You"
"The Political You" Essay Handout
"The Political You" -  Political Parties Handout
"The Political You" - Research
"The Political You" Reading
"The Political You" Power Point

I Side With Political Parties Quiz
The Political Compass Link
Political Typology Quiz Link


Objectives:
1. Compare and contrast viewpoints of Liberals and Conservatives.
2. Gain a better understanding of some of the major issues in American Government.
3. Take a stand on these issues.
4. Discover the pros and cons of political parties.
5. Identify which political Party your viewpoints align with.

Thursday, November 12, 2020 - Day #2 (Letters L - Z in School; A - K Virtual Hours 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8)
"The Political You" (Part 1)
"The Political You" Essay Handout
"The Political You" -  Political Parties Handout
"The Political You" - Research
"The Political You" Reading
"The Political You" Power Point

I Side With Political Parties Quiz
The Political Compass Link
Political Typology Quiz Link


Objectives:
1. Compare and contrast viewpoints of Liberals and Conservatives.
2. Gain a better understanding of some of the major issues in American Government.
3. Take a stand on these issues.
4. Discover the pros and cons of political parties.
5. Identify which political Party your viewpoints align with.

Friday, November 13, 202Day #3 (Letters A - K in School; L - Z VirtualHours 3, 4, 1, 7, 8, and 5)
No Class

LESSON PLANS FOR NOVEMBER 9, 2020

Quote of the Week:
The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time.

Monday, November 9, 2020 - Day #1 (Letters A - K in School; L - Z VirtualHours 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 7)
Section 3 – The Minor Parties
Chapter 5 Section 3 Study Guide

Minor parties provide alternatives to the positions of the major parties, and sometimes have affected particular elections and shaped public policies.

Objectives:
1) identify the types of minor parties that have been active in American politics.
2) understand why minor parties are important despite the fact that none ever won the presidency.

A. Minor Parties in the United States
B. Why Minor Parties Are Important

Section 4 – Party Organization
Chapter 5 Section 4 Study Guide

The major parties of the United States have decentralized structures, and the different parts and elements work together primarily during national elections.

Objectives:
1) understand why the major parties have a decentralized structure.
2) describe the national party machinery and party organization at the State and local levels.

A. The Decentralized Nature of the Parties
B. National Party Machinery
C. State and Local Party Machinery

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - Day #1 (Letters L - Z in School; A - K Virtual - Hours 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 7)
"The Political You" Essay
"The Political You" Essay Handout
"The Political You" -  Political Parties Handout
"The Political You" - Research
"The Political You" Reading
"The Political You" Power Point

I Side With Political Parties Quiz
The Political Compass Link
Political Typology Quiz Link

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - Day #2 (Letters A - K in School; L - Z VirtualHours 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8)
"The Political You"
"The Political You" Essay Handout
"The Political You" -  Political Parties Handout
"The Political You" - Research
"The Political You" Reading
"The Political You" Power Point

I Side With Political Parties Quiz
The Political Compass Link
Political Typology Quiz Link


Objectives:
1. Compare and contrast viewpoints of Liberals and Conservatives.
2. Gain a better understanding of some of the major issues in American Government.
3. Take a stand on these issues.
4. Discover the pros and cons of political parties.
5. Identify which political Party your viewpoints align with.

Thursday, November 12, 2020 - Day #2 (Letters L - Z in School; A - K Virtual Hours 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8)
"The Political You" (Part 1)
"The Political You" Essay Handout
"The Political You" -  Political Parties Handout
"The Political You" - Research
"The Political You" Reading
"The Political You" Power Point

I Side With Political Parties Quiz
The Political Compass Link
Political Typology Quiz Link


Objectives:
1. Compare and contrast viewpoints of Liberals and Conservatives.
2. Gain a better understanding of some of the major issues in American Government.
3. Take a stand on these issues.
4. Discover the pros and cons of political parties.
5. Identify which political Party your viewpoints align with.

Friday, November 13, 202Day #3 (Letters A - K in School; L - Z VirtualHours 3, 4, 1, 7, 8, and 5)
No Class

LESSON PLANS FOR NOVEMBER 16, 2020

Quote of the Week:
All learning is trial and error.  The negative experiences do not inhibit but rather contribute to the learning process.

Monday, November 16, 2020 - Day #3 (Letters L - Z in School; A - K Virtual Hours 3, 4, 1, 7, 8, and 5)
No Class

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - Day #4 (Letters A - K in School; L - Z Virtual 
Hours 4, 1, 2, 8, 5, and 6) 
"The Political You" (Part 2) continued . . .
"The Political You" Essay Handout
"The Political You" -  Political Parties Handout
"The Political You" - Research
"The Political You" Reading
"The Political You" Power Point

I Side With Political Parties Quiz
The Political Compass Link
Political Typology Quiz Link


Objectives:
1. Compare and contrast viewpoints of Liberals and Conservatives.
2. Gain a better understanding of some of the major issues in American Government.
3. Take a stand on these issues.
4. Discover the pros and cons of political parties.
5. Identify which political Party your viewpoints align with.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - Day #4 (Letters L - Z in School; A - K Virtual  Hours 4, 1, 2, 8, 5, and 6) 
"The Political You" (Part 3) continued . . .
"The Political You" Essay Handout
"The Political You" -  Political Parties Handout
"The Political You" - Research
"The Political You" Reading
"The Political You" Power Point

I Side With Political Parties Quiz
The Political Compass Link
Political Typology Quiz Link


Objectives:
1. Compare and contrast viewpoints of Liberals and Conservatives.
2. Gain a better understanding of some of the major issues in American Government.
3. Take a stand on these issues.
4. Discover the pros and cons of political parties.
5. Identify which political Party your viewpoints align with.


Thursday, November 19, 2020 - Day #1 (Letters A - K in School; L - Z Virtual Hours 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 7)
Chapters 4 and 5 Review
Chapters 4 and 5 Review Power Point
Review for Chapters 4 and 5 Test

"The Political You" Essay Due


Friday, November 20, 2020 - Day #1 (Letters L - Z in School; A - K Virtual Hours 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 7)
Chapters 4 and 5 Test (Assignment Due)

LESSON PLANS FOR NOVEMBER 23, 2020

Quote of the Week:
Ability involves responsibility:  power to its last particle is duty.

Monday, November 23, 2020 - Day #2 (Letters A - K in School; L - Z VirtualHours 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8)
Introduce The Legislative Branch
Legislative Branch Unit Worksheets Assignment

Chapter 10 (Congress)
Chapter 10 Textbook
Chapter 10 Worksheets
Chapter 10 Notes
Chapter 10 Notes Power Point


Introduce Chapter 11 (Powers of Congress)
Chapter 11 Textbook
Chapter 11 Worksheets
Chapter 11 Notes
Chapter 11 Notes Power Point


Introduce Chapter 12 (Congress in Action)
Chapter 12 Textbook
Chapter 12 Worksheets
Chapter 12 Notes
Chapter 12 Notes Power Point

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - Day #2 (Letters L - Z in School; A - K VirtualHours 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8)
Congress – House and Senate Power Point

Chapter 10 - Congress
Chapter 10 Textbook
Chapter 10 Worksheets
Chapter 10 Notes
Chapter 10 Notes Power Point

Section 1: The National Legislature

Objectives:
1) explain why the Constitution provides for a bicameral Congress.
2) explain the difference between a term and a session of Congress.
3) describe a situation in which the President may convene or end a session of Congress.
A. A Bicameral Congress
B. Terms and Sessions

Section 2: The House of Representatives

Objectives:
1) explain how House seats are distributed and describe the length of a term in the House.
2) explain how House seats are reapportioned among the States after each census.
3) describe a typical congressional election and congressional district.
4) analyze the formal and informal qualifications for election to the House.

A. Size and Terms
B. Reapportionment
C. Congressional Elections
D. Qualifications for Office

Section 3: The Senate

Objectives:
1) Compare the size of the Senate to the size of the House of Representatives.
2) Describe how senators are elected.
3) explain how and why a senator’s term differs from a representative’s term.
4) describe the qualifications for election to the Senate.

A. Size, Election, and Terms
B. Qualifications for Office

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - Day #3 (Letters A - K in School; L - Z VirtualHours 3, 4, 1, 7, 8, and 5) 
No Class

Thursday, November 26, 2020 - No School

Friday, November 27, 2020 - No School

Module 29 Biology, Cognition, and Learning

Objectives: 1) Explain how biological constraints affect classical and operant conditioning. 2) Explain how cognitive processes affect classical and operant conditioning. 3) Identify two ways that people learn to cope with personal problems. 4) Describe how a perceived lack of control can affect people's behavior and health.

1. Biological Constraints on Conditioning

2. Cognition's Influence on Conditioning

3. Learning and Personal Control

Module 29 Biology, Cognition, and Learning

Objectives: 1) Explain how biological constraints affect classical and operant conditioning. 2) Explain how cognitive processes affect classical and operant conditioning. 3) Identify two ways that people learn to cope with personal problems. 4) Describe how a perceived lack of control can affect people's behavior and health.

1. Biological Constraints on Conditioning

2. Cognition's Influence on Conditioning

3. Learning and Personal Control

Module 29 Biology, Cognition, and Learning

Objectives: 1) Explain how biological constraints affect classical and operant conditioning. 2) Explain how cognitive processes affect classical and operant conditioning. 3) Identify two ways that people learn to cope with personal problems. 4) Describe how a perceived lack of control can affect people's behavior and health.

1. Biological Constraints on Conditioning

2. Cognition's Influence on Conditioning

3. Learning and Personal Control

Module 29 Biology, Cognition, and Learning

Objectives: 1) Explain how biological constraints affect classical and operant conditioning. 2) Explain how cognitive processes affect classical and operant conditioning. 3) Identify two ways that people learn to cope with personal problems. 4) Describe how a perceived lack of control can affect people's behavior and health.

1. Biological Constraints on Conditioning

2. Cognition's Influence on Conditioning

3. Learning and Personal Control

Module 67 - Mood Disorders

Objecitves: 1) Define mood disorders, and contrast major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder. 2) Describe how the biological and social-cognitive perspectives explain mood disorders. 3) Discuss the factors that affect suicide adn self-injury, and identify important warning signs to watch for in suicide-prevention efforts.

1. Major Depressive Disorder

2. Bipolar Disorder

3. Understanding Mood Disorders

Module 67 - Mood Disorders

Objecitves: 1) Define mood disorders, and contrast major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder. 2) Describe how the biological and social-cognitive perspectives explain mood disorders. 3) Discuss the factors that affect suicide adn self-injury, and identify important warning signs to watch for in suicide-prevention efforts.

1. Major Depressive Disorder

2. Bipolar Disorder

3. Understanding Mood Disorders