Monday, February 27, 2017

Monday, February 27


  1. Odds and Ends
    1. forecasting sheets due by tomorrow
  2. Current Event
  3. Best and Worst President
    1. List of traits common among the best/worst Presidents of all time
    2. Begin video on best/worst Presidents (didn't make it very far into the video)
    3. Instructions LINKED HERE
    4. Link to video:
HW: Read section 12.1 if you haven't yet (pages 376-83)

Friday, February 24


  1. Current Event
  2. Exam on Congress
    1. 50 multiple choice and one FRQ
  3. Read section 12.1
HW: Section 12.1 reading (pp. 376-83)

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Wednesday, February 22


  1. Current event
  2. Discuss answers to the test review sheet (linked on Friday--the pink paper if you got it in class)
  3. Kahoot/password review
HW: Test on the Congress is Friday--study!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Friday, February 17


  1. Current Event
  2. Key legislation "quiz"
    1. this was done as an assignment and not a quiz
    2. if you missed class complete the assignment using your key legislation handout
    3. assignment is LINKED HERE
  3. Committee structure outline and questions
    1. use the outline provided to answer the eight questions
    2. outline LINKED HERE
    3. questions LINKED HERE
  4. Test review sheet on Congress
    1. test is next Friday
    2. this is a study guide, not an assignment
HW: begin working through the test review sheet

Wednesday, February 15


  1. Current Event
  2. Infographic--peer grade and turn in
  3. Lawmaking process Power Point/notes
  4. Congressional Venn Diagram
    1. We completed this as notes and I provided the correct placement for all items.  There are some new terms here, so if you missed this please ask a friend what they are or check with me.  Know how "logrolling" applies to Congress? Better ask.
  • Read 11.4 if you haven't yet
  • Test on Congress is next Friday (2/24)--review sheet available this Friday
  • Key legislation won't be an actual quiz on this Friday (2/17), but you will complete it as an assignment

Monday, February 13, 2017

Monday, February 13


  1. Current Event
  2. Infographic work
    1. due Wednesday
    2. incorporate the reading on a bill becoming a law (section 11.4)
  • finish infographic
  • review key legislation sheet
  • read 11.4 (363-69)

Friday, February 10, 2017

Friday, February 10


  1. Current Event
  2. Reading Quiz: 350-60
  3. Explanation of AP testing
    1. test is May 4
    2. registration online from March 3-31
    3. fee is $64 payable to Sprague HS (pay the bookkeeper)
    4. fee of $1 if on free/reduced lunch
  4. Infographic work
    1. instructions LINKED HERE
    2. Key Legislation handout distributed, which you may want to use for infographic
      1. LINKED HERE
HW: read through the key legislation handout (there is a quiz on this coming up--likely Friday of next week)

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Wednesday, February 8


  1. Current Event
  2. Continue and finish bracket of congressional legislation
    1. turn in: bracket, explanations, and information related to your winner (#4 on the instructions)
    2. make sure all group members have their names on your submission
  3. Legislative branch infographic
    1. guidelines LINKED HERE
HW: read pages 350-60 before Friday

Monday, February 6, 2017

Monday, February 6


  1. Current Event
  2. Reading Quiz: 340-50
  3. "Sweet 16 of Congressional Legislation"
    1. See me for these handouts
    2. Fill out brackets, write a sentence about each match up, follow the instructions once you have a champion
    3. We will continue with this on Wednesday
HW: read section 11.3 before Friday (pages 351-62)

Friday, February 3, 2017

Friday, February 3


  1. Current event
  2. Turn in/complete socratic seminar feedback (see last post for questions)
  3. Power Point/notes on Congress
    1. slideshow LINKED HERE
  4. Redistricting game
    1. go to to play the game
  • read pages 345-51 (section 11.2) and expect a reading quiz on Monday
  • read section 11.1  if you haven't yet (340-45)

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Wednesday, February 1


  1. Test review--examined questions missed on the first semester final
  2. Finish current event sign up
  3. Executive order and immigration status slide show/explanation
  4. Socratic seminar
    1. Discussion of the executive order limiting entrance to the U.S.
    2. Complete the reflection before Friday, which is LINKED HERE
  • complete the reflection--linked above
  • read pages 340-345