Monday, February 27, 2017

Monday, February 27


  1. Bill of Rights Poster
    1. continue constructing posters
    2. half of the next class period will be designated for poster completion--make sure you can have in done in that amount of time
HW: poster work if you are behind (should have about 1/2 done)

Thursday, February 23


  1. Paper return/grade update
  2. Constitutional Concepts video/assignment
    1. Question and a link to the video are LINKED HERE
  3. Bill of Rights Poster Assignment
    1. Guidelines LINKED HERE
    2. Just introduced this--didn't have much time to work
HW: none

Tuesday, February 22


  1. Continue with Amendment Meme assignment
HW: any unfinished amendment work (questions or memes)

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Monday, February 21


  1. Continue with "Amendment Meme" assignment
    1. assignment is available in google classroom and should be submitted there
HW: finish "Amendment Questions" and "Amendment Memes" by Thursday

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Thursday, February 16


  1. Correct/turn in Constitution race answers 
  2. Join Google Classroom
    1. join my classroom at
    2. period 3 use code: kuqr2i
    3. period 4 use code: y195qa
  3. Work on completing the assignments listed in classroom
    1. Amendment questions (due Tuesday) LINKED HERE
    2. Amendment memes (due Thursday) LINKED HERE
    3. turn both assignments into classroom
HW: work on amendment questions and complete any missing work

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Tuesday, February 14


  1. Turn in Declaration assignment
  2. Articles of Confederation 
    1. Slide show was explained and is LINKED HERE
    2. See me for the guided note handout you can fill out if you need it (not available to upload)
  3. Constitution Race
    1. 25 questions on the Constitution
    2. Done in table groups
    3. First team with all of the correct answers wins candy
    4. We finished this and began discussing Article 1 answers
HW: none

Monday, February 13, 2017

Monday, February 13


  1. Timelines are due (turn in)
  2. Discussion: Is the declaration similar to a break up letter? How?
  3. Work on Declaration of Independence handout (linked on Thursday)
    1. We watched the videos linked below
    2. VIDEO LINK #1
    3. VIDEO LINK #2
HW: finish Declaration of Independence work

Thursday, February 9


  1. Continue and finish revolutionary events timeline (due Monday)
    1. Handout was linked Tuesday
  2. Begin Declaration of Independence work (time permitting)
HW: finish timeline before Monday

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Tuesday, February 7


  1. Discuss article on voting at 16 and turn in responses
  2. Human Nature assignment/discussion
    1. Fill out the half sheet with your opinion on the five statements provided LINKED HERE
    2. We discussed the statements as a class and did "four corners" to discuss LINKED HERE
    3. Locke and Hobbes reading and chart (see me if you need these handouts)
  3. American Revolution Timeline
    1. I introduced the timeline assignment, which we will continue in class on Thursday and is due on Monday
HW: any unfinished work besides the timeline

Monday, February 6, 2017

Monday, February 6


  1. Time to finish/discuss "So...How Democratic Are We?"
  2. Voting age article and questions
    1. Read the article LINKED HERE
    2. Mark the text as indicated in the instructions
    3. Answer the questions that accompany the article
HW: Finish items related to the voting age article before tomorrow

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Thursday, February 2

Objective: the students will be able to identify different governmental styles and the elements of a democracy.


  1. Types of Government Power Point/Notes
    1. Cornell notes on the slide show LINKED HERE
  2. "Who Rules" handouts
    1. Complete the fill in the blank on different styles of government using the reading provided (see me if you missed this for the papers necessary)
    2. Finish before next class if you didn't already turn this in
  3. "So...How Democratic Are We?"
    1. See me for this handout also
    2. Decide whether each example (1-8) fits your definition of democracy.  Identify each as democratic or undemocratic and explain why.
    3. Worked on this as a table group
    4. We will complete, discuss, and turn in on Monday
HW: none unless you didn't complete the "Who Rules?" handout