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Schedule:

Class Periods A-Day B-Day
1/5 Period 7:35-9:06 PLC AP Government Rm 279
2/6 Period 9:12-10:49 AP Macroecon. Rm 279 AP Government Rm 279
3/7 Period 11:42-1:13
 Dept. Meeting
4/8 Period 1:19-2:50 AP Macroecon. Rm 279 AP Government Rm 279

Grading Policies

AP MACROECONOMICS/AP GOVERNMENT:                                                         

(Reading Quizzes 30%, FRQ 20%,Test 50%)    

Grades updated in TEAMS Daily. Worked turned in after completion of the next Chapter is considered late

                      Tutorial Hours 7AM Daily, During Lunch (see me) and by appt.

Current Issues and Events UIL Webpage

Current Issues and Events practice test link!!

Lesson Plans:

 

 

EXPECTATIONS

Starting Class

During Class

Group Work

Independent Work

 

PREPAREDNESS

 

 

· Arrive on time

· Be ready to begin when bell rings

· Bring all your materials everyday

·  Bring all materials everyday

·  Talk only when appropriate

·  Move quickly and quietly into groups

·  Sit in correct location

·  Bring all of your supplies

 

RESPECT

 

 

 

·  Respect all persons

·  Put your cell phones up in appropriate manner

 

·  Stay awake and participate

·  Pay attention during entire class

·  Respect all members of groups

·  Talk in appropriate tones

·  Talk only when appropriate

 

INTEGRITY

 

 

 

·  Do your own work

·  Only ask to go to restroom when necessary

·  Contribute equally to your group

·  Do your own work honestly

 

DETERMINATION

 

 

 

·  Take initiative

·  Ask for assistance

·  Turn assignments in on time

·  Ask questions throughout lesson

·  Take pride in contributing to your group

·  Follow all instructions

 

ENCOURAGEMENT

 

 

 

·  Only talk when appropriate

·  Treat others as you wish to be treated

·  Respect everyone

·  Be a positive influence in  the classroom



AP Government

MONDAY: 2/13

Objectives:

1.    Understanding the roles of the party-in-the electorate, the party as an organization, and the party-in-the government.

2.    Examine how political parties in a democracy serve as key linkage institutions to translate inputs from the public into outputs from policymakers.

3.    Trace the historical development of the American two-party system.

4.    Differentiate between the ideology or party philosophy of the Democratic and Republican parties.

5.    Evaluate the impact of third parties on American politics and the American party system.

Free Response:

1.    What is the meaning of a political party? What functions do parties in America perform? How well do you think they perform them, especially in comparison to other linkage institutions?

2.    How did the American two-party system evolve? How were coalitions important to this evolution? Include in your answer a discussion of party eras and critical elections.

Agenda:

1. Bellringer _TELPAS

2.History of Political Parties

3. Political Spectrum

4. Ch . 8 Class Notes

5. Supreme Court Case


Tuesday: 2/14

Objectives:

1.    Understanding the roles of the party-in-the electorate, the party as an organization, and the party-in-the government.

2.    Examine how political parties in a democracy serve as key linkage institutions to translate inputs from the public into outputs from policymakers.

3.    Trace the historical development of the American two-party system.

4.    Differentiate between the ideology or party philosophy of the Democratic and Republican parties.

5.    Evaluate the impact of third parties on American politics and the American party system.

Free Response:

1.    What is the meaning of a political party? What functions do parties in America perform? How well do you think they perform them, especially in comparison to other linkage institutions?

2.    How did the American two-party system evolve? How were coalitions important to this evolution? Include in your answer a discussion of party eras and critical elections.

Agenda:

1. Bellringer _TELPAS

2.History of Political Parties

3. Political Spectrum

4. Ch . 8 Class Notes

5. Supreme Court Case


Weds: 2/15

Objectives:

1.    Understanding the roles of the party-in-the electorate, the party as an organization, and the party-in-the government.

2.    Examine how political parties in a democracy serve as key linkage institutions to translate inputs from the public into outputs from policymakers.

3.    Trace the historical development of the American two-party system.

4.    Differentiate between the ideology or party philosophy of the Democratic and Republican parties.

5.    Evaluate the impact of third parties on American politics and the American party system.

Free Response:

1.    What is the meaning of a political party? What functions do parties in America perform? How well do you think they perform them, especially in comparison to other linkage institutions?

2.    How did the American two-party system evolve? How were coalitions important to this evolution? Include in your answer a discussion of party eras and critical elections.

Agenda:

1. Bellringer

2.Finish Political Spectrum

3. Ch. 8 FRQ

4. Ch . 8 Class Notes

5. Supreme Court Case



Thursday 2/16

Objectives:

1.    Understanding the roles of the party-in-the electorate, the party as an organization, and the party-in-the government.

2.    Examine how political parties in a democracy serve as key linkage institutions to translate inputs from the public into outputs from policymakers.

3.    Trace the historical development of the American two-party system.

4.    Differentiate between the ideology or party philosophy of the Democratic and Republican parties.

5.    Evaluate the impact of third parties on American politics and the American party system.

Free Response:

1.    What is the meaning of a political party? What functions do parties in America perform? How well do you think they perform them, especially in comparison to other linkage institutions?

2.    How did the American two-party system evolve? How were coalitions important to this evolution? Include in your answer a discussion of party eras and critical elections.

Agenda:

1. Bellringer

2.Finish Political Spectrum

3. Ch. 8 FRQ

4. Ch . 8 Class Notes

5. Supreme Court Case


Friday: 2/17

Objectives:

1.    Explain how elections provide regular access to political power and how the process is related to the level of political legitimacy.

2.    Describe procedures that permit voters to enact legislation directly, such as the initiative, petition, and referendum.

3.    Trace the historical evolution of the American style of campaigning from 1800 to 2000.

4.    Identify the characteristics of voters and nonvoters.

5.    Explain why party identification is crucial for many voters and review the decline of party affiliation since the 1950s.

Free Response:

1.    In the United States political system, there are several linkage institutions that can connect citizens to government. Elections constitute one such institution. Because of low voter turnout, elections represent an imperfect method of linking citizens to their government. Even when there is low voter turnout, however, other linkage institutions can connect citizens to government.

(a)     Describe how each of the following is related to the likelihood of voting

·       Age

·       Education

(b) Identify one current government electoral requirement that decreases voter turnout. How?

(c)  Identify one linkage institution other than elections and explain two ways it connects citizens to government.

Agenda:

1. Bellringer

2.Ch 9 Reading Quiz

3. Ch. 9 Class Notes

4. Supreme Court Case

AP Macroeconomics

Monday: 2/13

A-Day

 Tuesday: 2/14

Objective:  The student will understand the circular flow diagram and the 3 ways to calculate the GDP.

Agenda:

1. Bellringer

2. Mod 10 & 11 Class Notes

3. Mod 10 & 11 Practice FRQ

4. Practice reading Mod 12&13

Weds: 2/15

A-Day

Thursday: 2/16

Objectives:

1.    The student will understand the meaning, calculations, and types of unemployment.

Agenda:

1. Bellringer

2. Mod 12 & 13 Reading Quiz

3. Mod 10 & 11 Class Notes

4. Practice FRQ

Friday: 2/17

A-Day

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