Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Wednesday, March 22 & Spring Break


  1. Current Event
  2. Test on the Presidency
    1. see me if you missed this test
Reminder: the deadline for registering for the AP exam is tomorrow (Thursday, March 23)

  • Over the break you are asked to read through the information on the bureaucracy/judiciary and answer the corresponding questions
  • Document is LINKED HERE
  • Questions are LINKED HERE
APGOPO review book
  • I advise that you try and obtain one of these to aid in your exam preparation
  • Here is a link to books for sale on Amazon (used are around $4.00 and new copies are $10.00)

Monday, March 20, 2017

Monday, March 20


  1. Current Event
  2. Powers of the President PP (roles)
    2. I presented this and asked questions to help clarify.  Use the gold packet to help cross reference this information
  3. President Review Questions
    1. Multiple choice questions we discussed in class
    3. My hope is that the answers will change color if you view in presentation mode, but if they don't here they are in order:
      1. B, C, E, A, D, B, D, E, C, A, C, C, C, E, B

Friday, March 17, 2017

Friday, March 17


  1. Current Event
  2. President test review sheet
    1. test is next Wednesday
    3. test will be 35 multiple choice questions
  3. Analysis of President Trump's budget proposal
    1. Article and questions should be completed and submitted in Google Classroom
    2. New classrooms to join for second semester:
      1. Period 5 code-- y8ih6z2
      2. Period 7 code-- q1ek8r
      3. Period 8 code-- dvk2g7y
    3. Copy of the assignment is also LINKED HERE
  • Finish article responses (due Monday)
  • Look at the review sheet and begin test preparation
  • Read section 12.6 (pages 406-411)

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Wednesday, March 15


  1. Current event
  2. Finish questions on the president (from sections 12.3-12.5) 
    1. discussed and turned in
  3. Who's who in the executive branch assignment
    1. questions and roles are LINKED HERE
HW: finish "Who's Who" assignment before Friday

Monday, March 13, 2017

Monday, March 13


  1. Current Event
  2. Discuss/collect "Informal Powers of the President" handout
  3. Begin working on Questions on the Presidency (12.3-12.5)
    1. We will continue with these on Wednesday (i.e. you will have more time as a group to finish them)
    2. Questions are LINKED HERE
HW: catch up on reading!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Wednesday, March 8

An odd day with assembly schedule and sophomores completing schedules with counselors.  


  1. Current Event
  2. Informal powers of the president
    1. reading and handout to complete 
    2. see me for these papers (not available to download at the moment)
  • Read sections 12.4 and 12.5 before Monday (pages 393-406) 
    • be prepared in the event there is a reading quiz

Friday, March 3, 2017

Friday, March 3


  1. Current event
  2. Paper return/grade update
  3. Test corrections
    1. 1/2 point per correction
    2. see me to schedule a time to make corrections if you were absent
  4. Read pages 384-393 and take notes
HW: reading--12.2/12.3 (pp. 384-93)

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Wednesday, March 1


  • Multiple choice section of the Congress test will be returned Friday (test corrections on that day)
  • Forecasting sheets due--turn them in to me if you haven't yet
  • AP test registration
    • Registration window opened today 
    • Must register before March 30 to avoid a late fee
    • Sign up at
    • Pay $64 to the bookkeeper (checks payable to Sprague HS)
    • Free/reduced lunch lowers the fee to $1


  1. Current Event
  2. Reading Quiz: 376-83
  3. Finish "Best and Worst Presidents" video
    1. already linked
    2. write a paragraph about the best president in your opinion (provide at least a few reasons to justify your selection)
    3. due on Friday
HW: finish your paragraph about your "best president"