Today we talked about decisions. Then we looked at the Constitution! Your homework (due Tuesday) is to finish the Constitutional Scavenger Hunt that we started in class.
Today we talked about the Declaration of Independence (without a single Nicholas Cage joke!). We broke down the structure, purpose, and context. We focused intently on the structure of the letter, and why it was so effective.
Your homework is to:
Write a break-up letter to an imaginary significant other in the format/structure of the Declaration of Independence
1.(Claim): Statement of hypothetical rights/treatments you deserve followed by your request for independence
2.(Evidence) List of wrongdoings your significant other has besieged upon you
3.(Analysis) Explanation of how these wrongdoings have impacted your life and impeded on your liberties
4.(Conclusion) A final farewell solidifying your departure from the relationship
Today we talked about the American tax system! We looked at the purpose of taxes, the controversy behind them, and the potential tax reform being discussed at the federal level. Then we talked briefly about the causes of the American Revolution.
Your homework is to read the Declaration of Independence!
Today we debriefed the key philosophers from the Enlightenment. We summarized the 5 main ideas we discussed on Friday, wrote opinion statements on our favorites, and talked more about the purpose of government. Then we started working on our own governments in our "Island Nations".
Your homework is to read the attached chapter. As you read, write down the effect each of the following had on the American Revolution/ Early American Government:
The Navigation Acts:
The French and Indian War (1754-1763):
Bill of Rights:
Today we introduced civics! We discussed the purpose of government, the Enlightenment, and some fundamental norms regarding our political conversations.
Your homework is to:
Create a personal statement regarding the purpose of government
•What role should government serve?
•What should and shouldn’t a government do?
•Rights to protect, services to provide, structure, etc.
Today we finished watching To Live. It was an emotional roller-coaster.
I've attached a study guide for your test Thursday. On the test, you may use:
Today we talked about Mao's efforts to modernize and normalize China following WW2. We talked about the 5-Year Plan, The Great Leap Forward, and the Cultural Revolution. We discussed why this might appeal to some people, especially given how things were before the revolution.
You have a unit test on Thursday of next week. I've attached a study guide here because I care about you.
Today Mr. Buker lied to us all about a fake grade system. Turns out it was just Communism!
Your flow-chart is due tomorrow. You're able to use it on your unit test, so put some time into it.