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    Mo, Sep. 25
    •Read some of the FRQ created by groups on Friday.
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    on Political Parties.Parties & #41 on Party Systems.
    Fr, Sep. 22
    •Start class by introducing the Free-Response style question section of the AP U.S. Gov. & Politics Exam - read selected sections on pgs. 63-67, then look at examples of FRQ-style questions on pgs.68-71. Next, break up into random groups of 3 or 4 students, get out the reading on Origins & Functions of Political Parties, and in your group develop a multi-pronged FRQ-style question to present to class.
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    AP U.S. Gov. & Politics is a one-term course geared to prepare students for the AP Exam for this discipline on Th., May 10, 2018, at 8:00AM.
    Mo, Sep. 25
    •Read some of the FRQ created by groups on Friday.
    •Watch Crash Course Episode #40 on Political Parties.

    Fr, Sep. 22
    •Start class by introducing the Free-Response style question section of the AP U.S. Gov. & Politics Exam - read selected sections on pgs. 63-67, then look at examples of FRQ-style questions on pgs.68-71. Next, break up into random groups of 3 or 4 students, get out the reading on Origins & Functions of Political Parties, and in your group develop a multi-pronged FRQ-style question to present to class.
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Thursday, September 21

  1. page AP US Gov & Politics edited AP U.S. Gov. & Politics is a one-term course geared to prepare students for the AP Exam for thi…
    AP U.S. Gov. & Politics is a one-term course geared to prepare students for the AP Exam for this discipline on Th., May 10, 2018, at 8:00AM.
    Fr, Sep. 22
    •Start class by introducing the Free-Response style question section of the AP U.S. Gov. & Politics Exam - read selected sections on pgs. 63-67, then look at examples of FRQ-style questions on pgs.68-71. Next, break up into random groups of 3 or 4 students, get out the reading on Origins & Functions of Political Parties, and in your group develop a multi-pronged FRQ-style question to present to class.
    •Enjoy your weekend and continue w/ the reading as per the Unit 4 handout.

    Th, Sep. 21
    •Have demographics slide on screen when students enter
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    9:30 pm

Wednesday, September 20

  1. page AP US Gov & Politics edited AP U.S. Gov. & Politics is a one-term course geared to prepare students for the AP Exam for thi…
    AP U.S. Gov. & Politics is a one-term course geared to prepare students for the AP Exam for this discipline on Th., May 10, 2018, at 8:00AM.
    Th, Sep. 21
    •Have demographics slide on screen when students enter
    •Students get on computers to use Quizlet &/or the McGraw/Hill site.
    •Take Unit 3 Quiz - 18 pts.
    •Distribute study guides for Unit 4 - Political Parties

    We, Sep. 20
    •Vocab Quiz tomorrow on Unit 3, Political Culture. Study the key terms on pg. 99 in 5 Steps to a 5. Questions may also include the following vocab from yesterday's reading: demography, census, minority-majority, Simpson-Mazzoli Act of 1986, graying of America.
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Tuesday, September 19

  1. page AP US Gov & Politics edited ... We, Sep. 20 •Vocab Quiz tomorrow on Unit 3, Political Culture. Study the key terms on pg. 99 …
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    We, Sep. 20
    •Vocab Quiz tomorrow on Unit 3, Political Culture. Study the key terms on pg. 99 in 5 Steps to a 5. Questions may also include the following vocab from yesterday's reading: demography, census, minority-majority, Simpson-Mazzoli Act of 1986, graying of America.
    Study my Quizlet questions for Unit 3 on Political Culture & . . . use the McGraw/Hill site we accessed last week. The code is on the inside of the back cover of your 5 Steps to a 5 guide. There will be 2 or 3 questions from units 1 & 2, also, so review those lists.
    •Finish reading & worksheet from yesterday then review the terms in the exercise.
    •Return last quiz with a look at Qs #2, 3, 4, & 13
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    9:14 pm
  2. page AP US Gov & Politics edited AP U.S. Gov. & Politics is a one-term course geared to prepare students for the AP Exam for thi…
    AP U.S. Gov. & Politics is a one-term course geared to prepare students for the AP Exam for this discipline on Th., May 10, 2018, at 8:00AM.
    We, Sep. 20
    •Vocab Quiz tomorrow on Unit 3, Political Culture. Study the key terms on pg. 99 in 5 Steps to a 5. Questions may also include the following vocab from yesterday's reading: demography, census, minority-majority, Simpson-Mazzoli Act of 1986, graying of America.
    •Finish reading & worksheet from yesterday then review the terms in the exercise.
    •Return last quiz with a look at Qs #2, 3, 4, & 13

    Tu, Sep. 19
    •Letters home about books.
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    6:42 pm
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    AP U.S. Gov. & Politics is a one-term course geared to prepare students for the AP Exam for this discipline on Th., May 10, 2018, at 8:00AM.
    Tu, Sep. 19
    •Letters home about books.
    •Student questions from the readings.
    •Reading from Government in America: from 'The American People' on pg. 178 through Fig. 6.2 on pg.184, with guided note-taking sheet.

    Mo, Sep. 18
    •Business stuff - I won't be available for IA time on Wed this week, but will meet w/ any student upon request after school any other day.
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    10:23 am

Sunday, September 17

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    . . . sorry, but 'Constitution USA' is no longer available on PBS website.
    •Those who missed Friday quiz will take it in the back of the room first thing.
    •Start w/ Crash Course episode #35 on Political Ideology:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_k_k-bHigM&index=35&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtOfse2ncvffeelTrqvhrz8H

    •Examine the traditional political spectrum from radicals on the left to reactionaries on the right.
    •Do Libertarian's Shortest Political Quiz to see where you land on the Libertarian scale: https://www.libertarianism.com/
    •Review Qs #2, 3, 4, & 13 from the quiz
    •HW: Pass out readings on Conservatives, Moderates, and Liberals

    Fr, Sep. 15
    •Go through the Rapid Review on pg. 97
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    9:45 pm
  2. page AP US Gov & Politics edited AP U.S. Gov. & Politics is a one-term course geared to prepare students for the AP Exam for thi…
    AP U.S. Gov. & Politics is a one-term course geared to prepare students for the AP Exam for this discipline on Th., May 10, 2018, at 8:00AM.
    Mo, Sep. 18
    •Business stuff - I won't be available for IA time on Wed this week, but will meet w/ any student upon request after school any other day.
    . . . letter home about paying for study guide
    . . . sorry, but 'Constitution USA' is no longer available on PBS website.
    •Those who missed Friday quiz will take it in the back of the room first thing.
    •Examine the traditional political spectrum from radicals on the left to reactionaries on the right.
    •Do Libertarian's Shortest Political Quiz to see where you land on the Libertarian scale: https://www.libertarianism.com/

    Fr, Sep. 15
    •Go through the Rapid Review on pg. 97
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    Th, Sep. 14
    •Did someone hack some of the senior pictures??
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    more) on 'Democracy in America':'Constitution USA': from the
    •Two issues to ponder - Assisted suicide and abortion. Should they be controlled at the federal or the state level?
    •A few slides on the class Google slide show in prep for tomorrow
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    9:08 pm
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    •Crash Course on U.S. Government & Politics:
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8dPuuaLjXtOfse2ncvffeelTrqvhrz8H
    •Constitution USA video series w/ Peter Sagal:
    http://www.pbs.org/tpt/constitution-usa-peter-sagal/home/

    •Bubba Brain:
    http://www.bubbabrain.com/
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