APCGP Unit 2 Plans Jan. 23-24, 27-31, and Feb. 3-7

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Syllabus-APCGP- S2020

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Thursday Jan. 23

Learning Objective: Learn about the 1st case country, the UK.

  1. Notes on the UK.
  2. research for a debate next week ” Is policy making more effective in a parliamentary or presidential system?” bring your evidence for your side of the debate and make sure to address a counter argument with evidence as well.

HW: review notes for UK quiz next week

Friday Jan. 24 

Learning Objective: Learn about the 1st case country, the UK.

  1. slide 26 to the end on UK part 1. United Kingdom Part 1 Government
  2.  slides 1-10 on UK Part 2 United Kingdom Part 2 Politics

HW: review notes for UK quiz next week

Monday Jan.27

Learning Objective: Learn about the 1st case country, the UK.

  1. Notes on the UK.
  2. research for a debate tomorrow  ” Is policy making more effective in a parliamentary or presidential system?” bring your evidence for your side of the debate and make sure to address a counter argument with evidence as well.

HW: prepare for debate, review UK notes for test Friday

Tuesday Jan. 28

Learning Objective: Describe parliamentary, presidential and semi-presidential systems.

  1. complete UK notes if needed
  2. research for a debate next week ” Is policy making more effective in a parliamentary or presidential system?” bring your evidence for your side of the debate and make sure to address a counter argument with evidence as well.

HW: work on debate and review your notes for UK test

Wednesday Jan. 29

Learning Objective: Compare institutional relations among parliamentary, presidential and semi-presidential systems.

  1. Compare the different institutional systems- parliamentary, presidential, and semi-presidential
  2. Explain the implications of the similarities and differences between countries of different systems, principles, institutions, processes, policies and behaviors.

HW: review notes for UK test

Thursday Jan. 30

Learning Objective: Explain the structure, function, and change of executive leadership in course countries.

  1. Look at each of the 6 countries’ executive leadership
  2.  Jigsaw content by country and share with class
  3.  Come up with ideas t help each other remember each countries executive offices
  4. Debate ” Is policy making more effective in a parliamentary or presidential system?”

HW: review for UK test

Friday Jan. 31

Learning Objective: Demonstrate knowledge of the UK case country.

  1. Test over the UK

HW: review notes from this week

Monday Feb.3

Learning Objective: Explain the structure, function, and change of executive leadership in course countries. Describe procedures for the removal of executive leadership by other institutions.

  1. advantages/disadvantages of executive term limits
  2. Write a thesis/claim about term limits. This is an argument essay, be sure to defend your claim with examples. Use handout to help in prewrite

HW: review notes, complete thesis/claim

Tuesday Feb. 4

Learning Objective: Describe legislative structures and functions in course countries. Explain how legislative powers are constrained by other institutions and/or processes, which can affect legislative independence.

  1. vocabulary quiz moved to Wednesday
  2. Work on vocabulary
  3. notes on legislative structures, functions, and constraints

HW: review notes

Wednesday Feb. 5

Learning Objective: Describe the structure and functions of judiciaries. Explain the importance of independent judiciaries relative to other political institutions.

  1. vocabulary quiz
  2. notes on judiciaries
  3.  class discussion of the importance of independent judiciaries

HW: review notes

Thursday Feb. 6

Learning Objective: Describe the structure and functions of judiciaries. Explain the importance of independent judiciaries relative to other political institutions.

  1. vocabulary quiz
  2. notes on judiciaries

HW: review for progress check

Friday Feb. 7

Learning Objective: Wrap up political institutions.

  1. AP Progress check 2
  2. study for test

HW: review notes for test

Monday Feb. 10

Learning Objective: Demonstrate knowledge of political institutions.

  1. Unit 2 test

HW: Relax!!

 

 

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