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Government Week 1 Packet: Basic Terms & Foundations of Government, March 20-24, 2017

Assignments due Friday, March 24, 2017

#1:  Read “Government & Public Good” p. 3 -7, Do all Section Review p. 7 (This is a double assignment worth 20 points)

#2:  Read p. 8 – 10 about “Forms of Government”, No Section Review, Instead write 1 page of notes

#3:  Read “Foundations of Democracy” p. 12 -16, Do all Section Review p. 16

#4:  Read “Independence” p. 25 -30, Focus on Declaration of Independence, No Section Review, Instead write 1 page of notes

#5:  Read “Basic Principles” p. 47 -50, Do all Section Review p. 50

#6: Read “Amending the Constitution” p. 51 – 55, Do all Section Review p. 55

Government Week 2: March 27 – 31, Assignments due Friday, March 31, 2017

#1: Read “The Constitution & the Public Good” p. 60 -62, Take 1 page of notes about this reading

#2: Read “Powers & Responsibilities” p. 67 – 71, Do all Section Review p. 71

#3: Read “Growth of Federalism” p. 72 -75, Do all Section Review p. 75

#4: Read “Role of Congress” p. 93 – 97, Do all Section Review p. 97

#5: Read “House and Members of Congress” p. 98 – 104, Do all Section Review p. 104

#6: Read “Powers of Congress” p. 105 – 108, Do all Section Review p. 108

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Government Week 3: April 3-7, 2017 Assignments due Friday, April 7, 2017

#1: Read “Organization of Congress” p. 113 – 117, Do all Section Review p. 117.

#2: Read “The Committee System” p. 118 -122, Do all Section Review p. 122

#3: Read “How a Bill Becomes a Law” p. 123 – 128, Do all Section Review p. 128.

#4: Read “Congress & the Public Good” p. 129- 132, Do all Section Review p. 132.

#5: Read “Pros & Cons of Pork Barrel Politics” p. 133, write one half page summary and answer questions 1&2 p. 133.

#6: Read “Congress member” p. 95 & “Congressional staffer” p. 120.  Write 4 to 5 sentences summarizing the responsibilities of each government position.

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Week 4 Government Assignments: April 17-21, Assignments due Friday, April 21, 2017

#1: Read “The Presidential Office” p. 143 – 147, Do all Section Review p. 147.

#2: Read “Presidential Powers” p. 148 – 156, Do all Section Review p. 156.

#3: Read “Presidential Nomination & Election” p. 157 – 164, Do all Section Review p. 164

#4: Read “Executive Office of the President and Cabinet” p. 169 – 175, Do all Section Review p. 175.

#5: Read “The President & the Media” p. 150, write one half page summary and answer questions 1 &2

#6: Read “Executive Branch and the Public Good” p. 182 – 186, write one page of notes.

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Week 5 Government Packet: April 24 – 28, 2017, Assignments due Friday, April 28, 2017

#1: Read “Goals & Principles of U.S. Foreign Policy” p. 217 – 221, Do all Section Review p. 221

#2: Read “Making Foreign Policy” p. 222-227, Do all Section Review p. 227

#3: Read “Foreign Aid & Alliance” p. 234-238, Do all Section Review p.238

#4: Read “Foreign Service Officer” p. 224 & “U.S. Trade Officer” p.536, write one half page summary about each government career.

#5: Read “Collective Security” p. 527-532, Do all Section Review p. 532

#6: Read” Economic Interdependence” p. 533- 537, Do all Section Review p. 537

#7: Read Environment Interdependence” p. 538 – 542, Do all Section Review p. 542.

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Week 6 Government Assignments: May 1- 5, Assignments due Friday, May 5, 2017

#1: Read “Raising Revenue” p. 191 – 195, Do all Section Review p. 195.

#2: Read “The Federal Budget” p. 204- 207, Do all Section Review p. 207.

#3: Read “Deficit Spending & the Economy” p. 208 – 212, Do all Section Review p. 212.

#4: Read “Citizenship & Immigration” p. 339- 341, Do all Section Review P. 341

#5: Read “Both Sides of the Border” p. 357, Write one half page summary and answer ques.1 & 2 p. 357

#6: Read “Diversity & Equal Protection” p. 342- 345, Do all Section Review p. 345.

#7: Read “Struggle for Civil Rights” p. 346 – 349, Do all Section Review p. 345.

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Government Research Assignment (100 points)

Ms. Carlisle

May 1, 2017

Research, Outline, and Presentation:  Go to the internet to find three sources of information about the topic that you sign up for during class. Read the textbook first so you understand the topic.  Prepare a five to seven minute class presentation about your topic.( No power point, music, electronics.  The focus is you, your research, and presentation to the class) Focus on how the department, government office, or position contributes to our country. With effort this assignment can be prepared in one or two days.

Presentations will start on Monday, May 15, 2017 and continue through Monday, May 22, 2017.  When you are called in front of the room for your presentation, you must present that day or you will fail the assignment and not earn credit for your research.

On the day of your presentation, give Ms. Carlisle a one to two page typed outline of your presentation before you go to the front of the room.  The outline is required.  Make a copy for yourself if you need to follow it. At the back of your outline, you must list at least three sources for your research in a typed bibliography. You must make a presentation to earn credit for the research.

Week 7 Government Packet: May 8 – 12, Assignments due Friday, May 12, 2017

#1: Read “Freedom & Bill of Rights” p. 297 – 299, No Section Review, Write 1 page of notes

#2: Read “Freedom of Religion” p. 300 – 303, Do all Section Review p. 303.

#3: Read “Freedom of Speech & Press” p. 304 – 311, Do all Section Review p. 311.

#4: Read “Freedom of Assembly” p. 312- 314, No Section Review, write one page of notes

#5: Read “The Lower Courts” p. 249 – 254, Do all Section Review p.254.

#6: Read “The Supreme Court” p. 255- 262, Do all Section Review p. 262.

Week 8 Government Packet: Mon. May 15- Fri. May 19, Assignments due Friday May 19, 2017

#1: Read “Corrections” p. 281-286, Do all Section Review p. 286.

#2: Read “Prisons are Big Business” p. 287, Write one half page summary& answer ques. 1 & 2 p. 287.

#3: Read “What is Public Opinion” p. 367 – 371, Do all Section Review p. 371.

#4: Read “Measuring Public Opinion” p. 372 – 376, Do all Section Review p. 376.

#5: Read “Role of Interest Groups” p. 385 – 390, Do all Section Review p. 390

#6: Read “How Interest Groups Work” p. 391 – 395, Do all Section Review p. 395.

#7: Read “The States” p. 461 –465, Do all Section Review p. 465.

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Carlisle, Ronica
Social Science Teacher
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