Current Issues World Of 7 Billion Project

This week we will be working on the World of 7 Billion Project.  This is a good go-to place to find links and project information to help you with your research.

World of 7 Billion Flyer

Project Rubric

Sustainable Solutions Organizer

Background Readings and Research links   Use these links to help you begin your research.  You are not limited to these sites.  We will have lab days to complete additional research.

 

American Government Unit 3: Executive Branch

This will be the place that you go to for all assignments, presentations, and information for the Executive Branch Unit.

 

U3 Executive Branch Vocabulary  Powerpoint of all the Vocabulary we are working on in class.  Vocabulary Quiz date will be announced soon

*****You will have computer lab time to complete the following assignment.*****

We will meet in lab 305 on Thursday 10/19 and 10/20 to begin the following activity.  You will not get this all completed today.  Specific components of this activity may require work outside of school.  You will be assigned a specific WebQuest in class.  You make complete extra WebQuests for content practice but will not be required to do all both.

WebQuest Assignment #1:   U3 Executive Discovery Quest

WebQuest Assignment #2 (complete a and b below)

a.  executive-branch-web-quest  (This digital copy provides links)

b. Webquest Executive WKST

 

Classwork/Homework: 

You are responsible for all work due.  If you miss a day, check the board in class, email/speak to me, talk to a classmate for notes, and check here for assignments that may be collected at the end of the Unit.

  1. WebQuest Assignment
  2. U3 Executive Branch Vocabulary List

 

Videos and Extras

Presidential Power

American Government Unit 2: The Legislative Branch

This will be the place that you go to for all assignments, presentations, and information for the Legislative Branch Unit.

Legislative Branch Notes Fall 2017 POWERPOINT

Legislative Branch Guided Notes

U2 Vocabulary Powerpoint of all the Vocabulary we are working on in class.  Quiz will be the 2nd day we meet following the break (10/4 or 10/5).   Fill out your vocabulary organizers to include a picture, definition, and word associations.  Word List is #7 on the Classwork/Homework list.

*****You will have computer lab time to complete the following assignment.*****

U2 Legislative Branch How a Member Decides to Vote

We will meet in lab 305 on Thursday September 21st and Friday September 22nd.  This assignment is due at the end of the class period.  You have the entire block.  Use your time wisely!  *Update* Deadline for submission has been extended to Monday 9/25 time-stamped in my inbox by midnight.  Email the word document or pictures of your completed worksheets to [email protected]

 

Classwork/Homework: 

You are responsible for all work due.  If you miss a day, check the board in class, email/speak to me, talk to a classmate for notes, and check here for assignments that may be collected at the end of the Unit.

  1. Textbook Section Assessment  Ch5 S1  pg. 130 complete 1-5
  2.  Congress in a Flash_Reading  Congress in a Flash_Activities_fillable
  3. Chapter 5 Study Guide/ Guided Reading.  U2 Gov TB Guided Reading Chapter 5
  4. Ch 6 Section 1 wkst/G.O. Expressed Powers of the Congress
  5. U2 Legislative Branch How a Member Decides to Vote  ***Due 9/25***
  6. U2 How a Bill Becomes a Law flowchart Student
  7. U2 Legislative Branch Vocabulary 
  8. U2 Interest Groups Student
  9. non-legislative powers of Congress guided reading

 

Support Videos

Crash Course Bicameral Congress

Crash Course Congressional Committees

Crash Course Congressional Leadership

Crash Course Congressional Decisions

Crash Course Congressional Delegation

Crash Course How a Bill becomes a Law

Government Unit 1 Review and test info

Study your vocabulary.

Make sure you know the following info.

US Constitution- be able to match Articles I-VII.

Bill of Rights-  know the first 10 amendments and be able to match them

Inherent, Expressed, and Implied Powers

VA Plan, NJ Plan, CT Compromise, 3/5 Compromise

Distribution of Power and Citizen participation (autocracy, oligarchy, democracy)

Forms of Government (Unitary, Confederate, Federal)

Articles of Confederation

Creating the Constitution, Constitution Convention,
Constitutional Debates, Ratification of the Constitution

Federalism vs. Anti Federalism

Enlightenment philosophy and philosophers (Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Montesquieu)

Key English Documents that influenced America’s founding documents

ALL YOUR VOCABULARY WORDS.

Make sure your packet is completed and ready to turn in.

 

 

Blog Check Bonus:  You may create a cheat sheet on a 3.5 x 5 index card.  You may use it on the last 15 minutes of the test ONLY.  I will let you know when it is okay to get it out during the test.

 

Current Issues Science and Technology Readings for 8/21/17

QCC

Current Issues

Topic: Technology and Society

(5) Traces the development and nature of types of technological and scientific change,

(6)identifies the possible future impact of technological and scientific change,

(7)describes the impact of space exploration on today’s world.

Environment and Energy:

(9)Traces the growing dependence of world societies on shrinking energy resources.

(10) Suggests solutions to problems of the environment and energy

 

NASA looks to Solar Eclipse to Help Understand Earths Energy System

Scientists will soar for Total Solar Eclipse Study of the Sun and Mercury

Solar Eclipse a Chance to Study Life’s Resilience

2017 Solar Eclipse will mean Brief Dip in Renewable Energy

American Government Unit One Resources

Don’t forget that Constitution quiz make ups are Tuesday 8/22 and Wednesday 8/23 after school.  If you were not happy with your quiz grade, you can take it again without notes to replace the grade.  Project grades will go in this week.  Your Unit one work packet is due the day of the test.

 

Welcome to American Government.  Use this post to find information, resources, and assignments for Unit 1: The Foundations of Government.

Questions to consider…

What would the world be like without government?
What makes some governments good and others bad?
What are the responsibilities of living in a free land?

Classwork/homework:

  1. Constitution – Articles & Amendments Notes  An annotated copy of the Constitution begins on page 774 of the textbook.
  2. “Why Government?” Why Government Student handout Why Government and Social Contract Theorist notes
  3. Chapter 1 assignment  Notes, Vocabulary, and Reading
  4. Group Projects
    1. Gov U1 Influencial Documents of Governance
    2. Gov U1 Political Philosophers Poster
  5. Federalist Debate Student
  6. USATestPrep Packet
  7. Bill of Rights plus 5 project

Presentations, PowerPoints, Guided Notes, etc…

Government types distribution of power and citizen participation

AOC Shay Reb Constitution ratification compromise plan

AOC Shays Reb Constitution ratification compromise plan Guided Notes

The Constituiton of the United States

U1 Gov Constitution Guided Notes

Bill of Rights

Checks and Balances Flowchart

 

Historic Documents

Magna Carta
Mayflower Compact
Second Treatise of Civil Government John Locke 1690

Petition of Right

English Bill of Rights

Ethnic Studies Final Project

Use the following to help you create your final presentations.  Groups will be listed below.

Through your research, you will need to address the following:

  1. Examine historical factors affecting the immigration of your ethnic group (briefly)
  2. Describe the impact of your ethnic group on the political, economic, social, and cultural life of the United States
  3. Examine the contributions of your ethnic group has made to the United States
  4. Examine the influences that your ethnic group has had on the historical development of the United States
  5. Identify individuals and their contributions in areas of endeavors (e.g. inventors, scientists, and educators)
  6. Identify any areas of discrimination and how the issue was resolved (Identify the origin and nature of problems of your ethnic group in the United States)

 

Individually, you need to research the above points and take detailed notes.  Remember to cite your sources.  After a few days of research, you will get together to discuss the information you discovered and collaborate on how to effectively present your findings to the class.

However, all students must participate and be actively working.   If you cannot be actively working toward helping your group succeed, an alternate assignment will be given to you.

 

GROUPS:

JEWISH AMERICANS: Thurman, Zion, Arriona

ITALIAN AMERICAN: Patricia, Keelin, Tyriek

IRISH AMERICAN: Brittney, Brandon, Shaylon

ME/ ARAB AMERICANS: Kira, Sebastian, Zealeeyah

MEXICAN AMERICAN: Chase, Ben, Shanice

CHINESE AMERICAN: Mary, Maggie, Madison

INDIAN AMERICAN: Blessing, Sara, Malayna

PUERTO RICAN AMERICAN: Taj, Ashley, Jymani

POLISH AND GERMAN AMERICAN: Endrias, Xavion, Abby, Lorenz

JAPANESE AMERICAN: Nick, Ranen, Michael

SUDANESE AMERICAN: Kholeigh