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 AUGUST 2017

28    Mon  Series 2 lesson 1 - Our Political Beginnings
In-class focus questions
ASSIGNMENT: Magna Carta analysis
29    Tue  Series 2, lesson 2 - The Coming of Independence
In-class focus questions
ASSIGNMENT: Boston Massacre Investigation
30    Wed  Series 2 lesson 3 - Articles of Confederation
In-class focus questions
31    Thu  Series 2 lesson 4 - Creating a Constitution
In-class focus questions
ASSIGNMENT: Constitutional Convention Video Guide
 SEPTEMBER 2017

1    Fri  Holiday
4    Mon  Holiday - no school
5    Tue  Series 2 , lesson 5 - Ratifying the Constitution
In-class focus questions
6    Wed  Series 2 Study guide
7    Thu  Series 2 Test
8    Fri  Rod Run schedule - Missing assignments day
11    Mon  Series 3 Lesson 1 - The Constitution
In-class focus questions
ASSIGNMENT: Preamble Principles
12    Tue  Series 3 Lesson 2 - Amending the Constitution
In-class focus questions
ASSIGNMENT: Limited Government Response
13    Wed  Series 3 lesson 3 - Informally Amendmending the
Constitution
In-class focus questions
ASSIGNMENT: Video Guide "Liberty Kids"
14    Thu  Series 3 Study guide
15    Fri  Series 3 Test
18    Mon  Series 4, Lesson 1 - Federalism
In-class Focus questions
ASSIGNMENT: Federalism Responsive Writing
19    Tue  Series 4 lesson 2 - National Government & the 50 states
In-class focus questions
ASSIGNMENT: Political cartoon #1
20    Wed  Series 4 lesson 3 - Interstate compacts
In-class focus questions
ASSIGNMENT: Political cartoon #2
21    Thu  Series 4 study guide
22    Fri  Series 4 Test

Work on missing assignments
25    Mon  1st six weeks study guide
26    Tue  1st six weeks test
27    Wed  Introduction of Independent study topics, sign up and
preliminary discussion of semester project
28    Thu  Series 5, lesson 1 - Congress
In-class focus questions
ASSIGNMENT: Outsider/Term Limit Response
29    Fri  Series 5 Lesson 2 - House of representatives
In-class focus questions
ASSIGNMENT: Representation Response
 OCTOBER 2017

2    Mon  Series 5 lesson 3 - The Senate
In-class focus questions
ASSIGNMENT: Is the Senate Broken Response
ASSIGNMENT: Political Cartoon 3 & 4
3    Tue  ACT, County Civics, and Career Assessment testing
4    Wed  Series 5 Lesson 4 - How a bill becomes a law
In-class focus questions
ASSIGNMENT: Political Cartoons 5 & 6
5    Thu  Series 5 Study guide
6    Fri  Series 5 Test
9    Mon  Missing assignments day
10    Tue  Independent study research and discussion
11    Wed  County required digital citizenship lesson
12    Thu  Library - County required digital citizenship assessment

Assignment: I side with activity
13    Fri  Holiday - no school
16    Mon  Holiday - no school
17    Tue  Series 6 lesson 1 - The President's Job Description
In-class focus questions
ASSIGNMENT: President's Job Response
18    Wed  Series 6 lesson 2 - Presidential Succession and the V-P
In-class focus questions
ASSIGNMENT: Political cartoon #7
19    Thu  Series 6 lesson 3 - Presidential Selection
In-class focus questions
20    Fri  Series 6 lesson 4 - Presidential nominations
In-class focus questions
ASSIGNMENT: Political cartoon #8
23    Mon  Series 6 lesson 5 - the Election
In-class focus questions
ASSIGNMENT: Electoral College Response
24    Tue  Series 6 study guide
25    Wed  Series 6 Test
26    Thu  Series 7 Lesson 1 - Growth of Presidential Power
In-class focus questions
ASSIGNMENT: Political cartoons 9 & 10
27    Fri  Series 7 Lesson 2 - The President's Executive Power
In-class focus questions
ASSIGNMENT: Executive order response
30    Mon  Series 7 lesson 3 - the President's diplomatic and military power
In-class focus questions
ASSIGNMENT: Political cartoon activity
31    Tue  Series 7 lesson 4 - President's legislative and judicial powers
In-class focus questions
 NOVEMBER 2017

1    Wed  Series 7 study guide
2    Thu  Series 7 Test
3    Fri  Rapid Review #1
6    Mon  Six weeks test study guide
7    Tue  Six weeks test
8    Wed  Series 8 Lesson 1 - Taxes
In-class focus questions
ASSIGNMENT: Taxation Response
9    Thu  Series 8 Lesson 2 - Foreign affairs and national security
In-class focus questions
ASSIGNMENT: Internationalism vs. Isolationism
10    Fri  Series 8 lesson 3 - The national judiciary
In-class focus questions
13    Mon  Substitute - Broke my ankle YAY!
14    Tue  Sub work
15    Wed  Sub work
16    Thu  Series 8 lesson 4 - The Supreme Court
In-class focus questions
ASSIGNMENT: Political cartoon #11
17    Fri  Series 8 Study Guide
20    Mon  Series 8 Test
21    Tue  Rapid Review #2
22    Wed  U.S Government and national holidays

1/2 day
23    Thu  HAPPY TURKEY DAY!

NO SCHOOL
24    Fri  HOLIDAY
 JANUARY 2018

9    Tue  Welcome. Introductions . Class policy and expectations.
ASSIGNMENT:
1. print syllabus and get it signed
2. "how does government affect your life"
responsive writing (250 word min)
10    Wed  Series 1, lesson 1 - What is government?
In-class focus questions
11    Thu  Series 1, lesson 2 - Forms of government
In-class focus questions
ASSIGNMENT: Hobbes Response
12    Fri  Series 1, lesson 3 - Philosophy in the Age of Reason
In-class focus questions
ASSIGNMENT: Get to know the philosophers
15    Mon  Holiday
16    Tue  Snow day
17    Wed  snow day
18    Thu  snow day
19    Fri  snow day
22    Mon  Series 1, lesson 4 - The 5 Concepts of Democracy
In-class focus questions
23    Tue  Series 1 study guide - complete in class
24    Wed  Series 1 Test
25    Thu  Series 2 Lesson 1 - Our political beginnings
In-class focus questions
ASSIGNMENT: Magna Carta Analysis
26    Fri  Series 2 Lesson 2 - The Coming of Independence
In-class Focus questions
ASSIGNMENT: Boston Massacre Comparison
29    Mon  Series 1 Lesson 3 - Articles of Confederation
In-class focus questions
30    Tue  Series 2 lesson 4 - Creating the Constitution
In-class focus questions
ASSIGNMENT: Constitutional Convention Video Guide
31    Wed  Missing assignment day
 FEBRUARY 2018

1    Thu  Series 2 lesson 5 - Ratifying the Constitution
In-class focus questions
2    Fri  Series 2 Study guide
5    Mon  Series 2 Test
6    Tue  Series 3 Lesson 1 - The Constitution
In-class focus questions
ASSIGNMENT: Preamble Principles
7    Wed  Series 3 Lesson 2 - Formal Amendments
In-class focus questions
8    Thu  No school
9    Fri  No school
12    Mon  Series 3 Lesson 3 - Informal amendments
In-class focus questions
ASSIGNMENT: Liberty Kids Video guide
13    Tue  Series 3 Study Guide
14    Wed  Series 3 Test
15    Thu  Series 4 Lesson 1 - Federalism
In-class focus questions
ASSIGNMENT: Federalism Response
16    Fri  Series 4 Lesson 2 - National Government & 50 states
In-class focus questions
ASSIGNMENT: Political cartoon #1
19    Mon  Inservice day - No school for students
20    Tue  Series 4 Lesson 3 - Interstate Compacts
In-class focus questions
ASSIGNMENT: Political Cartoon #2
21    Wed  Series 4 Test
22    Thu  1st six weeks exam study guide
23    Fri  1st six weeks exam
26    Mon  Series 5 Lesson 1 - Congress
In-class focus questions
ASSIGNMENT: Outsider/Term limits response
27    Tue  Series 5 Lesson 2 - House of Repesentatives
In-class Focus questions
ASSIGNMENT: Representation Response
28    Wed  Series 5 Lesson 3 - The Senate
In-class focus questions
ASSIGNMENT: Political cartoons 3 & 4
 MARCH 2018

1    Thu  Series 5 lesson 4 - How a bill becomes law
In-class focus questions
ASSIGNMENT: Political Cartoons 5 & 6
2    Fri  Series 5 study guide
5    Mon  Series 5 Test
6    Tue  Guidance office pre-registration in the forum

Missing assignments report and work
7    Wed  Series 6 lesson 1 - The President's Job Description
In-class focus questions
ASSIGNMENT: President's job response
8    Thu  Series 6 Lesson 2 - Presidential Succession
In-class focus questions
ASSIGNMENT: Political cartoon #8
9    Fri  Series 6 lesson 3 - Presidential selection
In-class focus questions
12    Mon  Series 6 lesson 4 - Presidential nominations
In-class focus questions
ASSIGNMENT: Political cartoon # 9
13    Tue  Series 6 lesson 5 - The Election
In-class focus questions
ASSIGNMENT: Electoral college response
14    Wed  Series 6 study guide
15    Thu  Series 6 Test
16    Fri  Teacher Inservice day
19    Mon  Series 7 Lesson 1 - Growth of Presidential Power
In class focus questions
ASSIGNMENT: Liberty vs Security
20    Tue  ACT and Pre-ACT Testing
21    Wed  Snow day
22    Thu  Substitute
Sub work in class
23    Fri  Series 7 lesson 2 - President's executive power
In-class focus questions
ASSIGNMENT: Executive order response
26    Mon  Series 7 lesson 3 - President's diplomatic and military power
IN-class Focus Questions
ASSIGNMENT: Political cartoon activity
27    Tue  Series 7 Lesson 4 - President's legislative and Judicial powers
In-class Focus questions
28    Wed  Series 7 study guide
29    Thu  Series 7 Test
30    Fri  1/2 day Spring Break!!
 APRIL 2018

9    Mon  2nd six weeks exam review
Rapid Review #1
10    Tue  2nd six weeks exam study guide
11    Wed  2nd six weeks exam
12    Thu  Series 8 lesson 1 - Taxation
In-class focus questions
ASSIGNMENT: Taxation response
13    Fri  Series 8 lesson 2 - Foreign affairs and National Security
In-class focus questions
ASSIGNMENT: Isolationism vs. Internationalism
16    Mon  Series 8 lesson 3 - The National Judiciary
In-class focus questions
17    Tue  Series 8 lesson 4 - The Supreme Court
In-class focus questions
ASSIGNMENT: political cartoon #11
18    Wed  State EOC - U.S. History

Class time - Series 8 Study guide
19    Thu  State EOC - English

Series 8 - Review Series 5-7
20    Fri  Series 8 Test
23    Mon  Series 9 Lesson 1 - The Unalienable Rights
In-class focus questions
24    Tue  Series 9 Lesson 2 - Freedom of Religion
In-class focus questions
ASSIGNMENT: God, Government & You Article and
Response
25    Wed  Series 9 Lesson 3 - Freedom of Speech
In-class focus questions
ASSIGNMENT: Student Censorship article and Response
26    Thu  Series 9 Lesson 4 - Freedom of Assembly
In-class focus questions
ASSIGNMENT: Neo-Nazi Assembly Article and Response
27    Fri  Series 9 Study guide
30    Mon  State EOC - English part 2
 MAY 2018

1    Tue  In-service day
No school for students
2    Wed  State EOC - Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry
3    Thu  State EOC - Chemistry, Biology
4    Fri  Series 9 Test

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