Today we took a test. It was an exciting opportunity to demonstrate the knowledge we have gained.
Today we talked about our ideal political candidate. We decided that we use a person's party to help our decision, but that many other voting factors need to be considered. We also discussed the extremes of charisma.
Then we drew our own ideal political candidate, which you'll finish tonight for homework:
Draw and annotate your most ideal political candidate
What does this person look like? What beliefs do they hold? What history and experience do they have? Why are they your ideal candidate?
A paragraph justifying your candidate
Tomorrow is a review day for the test on Friday. As a reminder, it is an open note test on the entire civics unit this far. All of your readings are still on the website and the PowerPoint is posted as well.
Take the "I Side With Quiz" linked below. Be sure and click "Answer More Questions" for each category to get a detailed response. https://www.isidewith.com/elections/2016-presidential-quiz
After taking the quiz, answer the following questions:`
1. What was your quiz result?
2. Did this surprise you at all?
3. Which issues do you care the most about? Why?
Next, play around with this tool on American Government spending:
When finished, answer the following questions:
1. Which spending policies do you agree with?
2. Which would you like to see changed?
3. What did you think about this tool?
Mr. Buker was gone today, so we started to look at forms of government., Your homework is to finish the chart and paragraph which we started in class. It's attached to this post!
Today we talked about political parties. We decided to talk about the GOP and Democratic Party on Tuesday, and instead focused on the purpose of political parties as well as the existence of 3rd parties in the United States.
Create a recruitment poster for an American 3rd Party of your choice
Logos, Ethos, and Pathos
On the back:
Bullet point the key beliefs of this party
Today we talked about voter disenfranchisement that was carried out despite the 14th and 15th amendments. We discussed poll taxes, literacy tests, and grandfather clauses. Then we saw these come to an end through the work of 1960s Civil Rights activists.
Your homework tonight is to finish the assignment started in class yesterday.
Today we took the post-assessment. It was a valuable opportunity for us to demonstrate all we've learned this year.
You have no homework.
Today we talked about the history of voting rights in the United States. We talked about property rights, Reconstruction Amendments, the 19th amendment and disenfranchisement.
You don't have homework tonight.