Friday August 26, 2016

AP US Gov.:

  • All classes met in computer lab to put all finishing touches on timeline cards
  • Students also worked on filling in a note card of reminders for their oral presentations
  • Groups began practicing their presentation order, content of each person’s presentation and worked on making presentation as coherent and smooth as possible

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Thursday August 25, 2016

AP US Gov.:

  • All printout requirements of project are due today
  • Students designed their constitutional timeline cards for presentations
  • All cards are due by beginning of class tomorrow (Friday)\
  • Tomorrow is all about practicing their group presentations for Monday-Wednesday presentations
  • Presentations over areas 1,2 & 3 are on Monday; 4,5 & 6 are on Tuesday, 7 & 8 are on Wednesday!

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Wednesday August 24, 2016

AP US Gov.:

  • Unit 1 quiz was conducted
  • Students reformed groups and continued research on “Path to the Constitution”
  • Typed print outs of visuals, titles & dates, and paragraphical content are due on Thursday

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Tuesday August 23, 2016

AP US Gov.:

  • Checked for late work on unit 1 vocab., 3 philosophers reading
  • Had students break into small groups, went over instruction on unit 1 project “Path to the Constitution”
  • Students spent rest of class time working on research area
  • All groups have until Friday to conduct all research and finish all requirement in preparation for oral presentations beginning Monday 8/29

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Monday August 22, 2016

AP US Gov.:

  • Collected Unit 1 vocab & philosophers reading for CW/HW check
  • Students came up to board and drew visual symbols for contribution of each philosopher to the Social Contract
  • Went over those visuals with class, also took class through my visuals reviewing the contribution of each philosopher
  • All vocab., not turned in today or philosopher work not turned in today need to be turned in for a late grade (every day late = 10% off for five days)
  • Don’t forget unit 1 quiz Wednesday 8/24

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Friday August 19, 2016

AP US Gov.:

  • Collected any remaining parent info/eagle honor code
  • Watched CNN student news
  • Gave out instructions on a reading over Social Contract Theory, due Monday 8/22, both the answers to questions and visual symbols on the back
  • Unit 1 vocab. is due Monday 8/22
  • Don’t forget unit 1 quiz on Wednesday 8/24

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Thursday August 18, 2016

AP US Gov.:

  • Collected any remaining eagle honor code and parent info. sheet
  • Students came to the board and filled a class outline over “early influences on American government”
  • We went over outline together and matched it with my outline
  • Tomorrow we will be covering the Social Contract theory
  • Dont forget unit 1 quiz Wednesday 8/24 over: Unit 1 vocab., notes on govt. & state, types & systems of government, early influences outline, social contract theory
  • Unit 1 vocab. due Monday 8/22

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