Thursday February 26, 2015

AP Gov.:

  • please check under resources for presentation over congressional committees and check your questions for accuracy, and get to know material as it will be part of our quiz tomorrow (Friday 2/27)
  • Unit 6 quiz will cover following areas:
    • unit 6 vocab.
    • congressional membership/organization table
    • reapportionment/gerrymandering
    • congressional leaders
    • congressional facts & procedures
    • congressional committees
  • we will review for 15 min. together then take quiz and proceed to congressional powers.

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Tuesday February 24, 2015

AP Gov.:

  • review of leadership positions
  • went over committees
  • reminded class of quiz

American Government:

  • work in media center on Amendment Files project

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Thursday February 19, 2015

AP Gov.:

  • went over facts & procedures on congress
  • watched three clips about orientation day & opening day of second session of 114th congress
  • went over congressional leadership; who, from which party, duties and responsibilities!
  • will work independently on congressional committees tomorrow

American Government;

  • quiet review
  • unit 2 quiz
  • performance task #2 groupings and amendments for research
  • will spend Friday through Tuesday researching project area and meeting requirements

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wednesday February 18, 2015

AP Gov.:

  • in media center researching congressional leaders
  • will go over tomorrow in class

American Government:

  • played the checks & balances in teams yesterday!
  • Today, unit 2 quiz followed by group assignments for amendment project!

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Friday February 13, 2015

AP Gov.:

  • watched a brief clip over four take aways from US Census
  • watched a brief clip over gerrymandering
  • illustrated gerrymandering through a map of GA
  • Students did a quick exercise over packing, cracking and stacking
  • remember, unit 6 vocab. due on Tuesday
  • we will meet in media center on Tuesday!

American Government:

  • went over exercise on checks & balances
  • students filled venn diagram over federalism on the board
  • took kids through the rules for checks and balances game for Tuesday

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Wednesday February 11, 2015

AP Gov.:

  • went over article on reapportionment & gerrymandering
  • answered questions on the article
  • students in small group began analyzing data from the US Census (due tomorrow when you walk in)

American government:

  • did a warm up review over structure & 6 principles of US Constitution
  • kids worked on a review packet over structure & 6 principles (due tomorrow)
  • will go over packet answers tomorrow in preparation for separation of powers game on friday or Tuesday

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Tuesday February 10, 2015

AP Gov.:

  • finish going over congressional membership table
  • students will read and answer questions over an article looking at reapportionment, due by end of period
  • while students working Mr Pak will call up each student to ask for type of W. History class they want to register for next year.

American Government:

  • Preamblers!
  • give about 10 min for all organizers to be complete
  • go over 6 principles & structure of US Constitution
  • maybe work on review packet over 6 principles & structure of US Constitution!

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