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Unit Two Essential Questions
1. How does the constitution provide a blueprint for our democracy and its governmental functions?
2. How does federalism allow for the national government as well as state governments to retain respective powers?
The Week of December 37
Monday, December 3
Objectives: Students should be able to:
1. Describe the process in which court justices select cases
Procedure:
1. Do Now: Liberal v. Conservative Justices Quiz
2. PowerPoint Day 5
3. Writ of Cert Scenarios
4. Summative Review:
HW: Complete study guide and prepare for test on Friday, December 7
Tuesday, December 4
Objectives: Students should be able to:
1. Distinguish the difference between the majority, dissenting, and concurring opinions
Procedure:
1. PowerPoint Day 6
2. Miranda v. Arizona case
3. Discussion
4. Distribution of the study guide
HW: Complete study guide and prepare for test on Friday, December 7
Wednesday, December 5
Falkowski in meeting all day :(
Work on study guide
Thursday, December 6
Objectives: Students should be able to:
1. Analyze and demonstrate mastery of content concerning the three branches and federalism.
Procedure:
1. Study guide
2. Test
HW:
Friday, December 7
Objectives: Students should be able to:
1. Analyze and demonstrate mastery of content concerning the three branches and federalism.
Procedure:
1. Test
HW: None.
Objectives: Students should be able to:
1. Describe the process in which court justices select cases
Procedure:
1. Do Now: Liberal v. Conservative Justices Quiz
2. PowerPoint Day 5
3. Writ of Cert Scenarios
4. Summative Review:
HW: Complete study guide and prepare for test on Friday, December 7
Tuesday, December 4
Objectives: Students should be able to:
1. Distinguish the difference between the majority, dissenting, and concurring opinions
Procedure:
1. PowerPoint Day 6
2. Miranda v. Arizona case
3. Discussion
4. Distribution of the study guide
HW: Complete study guide and prepare for test on Friday, December 7
Wednesday, December 5
Falkowski in meeting all day :(
Work on study guide
Thursday, December 6
Objectives: Students should be able to:
1. Analyze and demonstrate mastery of content concerning the three branches and federalism.
Procedure:
1. Study guide
2. Test
HW:
Friday, December 7
Objectives: Students should be able to:
1. Analyze and demonstrate mastery of content concerning the three branches and federalism.
Procedure:
1. Test
HW: None.
The Week of November 2630
Monday, November 26
Objectives: Students should be able to: 1. Describe the basic structure of the judicial branch in Article III Procedure: 1. Article III US Constitution 2. PowerPoint Day 1 3. Summative Review HW: Find a current event relating to the judicial branch and detail it in 150 words for Wednesday, November 28. Include website url. It must be from 20172018. Submit via Google Classroom Tuesday, November 27 Objectives: Students should be able to: 1. Describe the basic structure of the judicial branch in Article III 2. Analyze Federalist Paper 78 to discuss the framework of the judicial branch Procedure: 1. Do Now: Federalist Paper #78 2. PowerPoint Day 2 3. Summative Review HW: Find a current event relating to the judicial branch and detail it in 150 words for Wednesday, November 28. Include website url. It must be from 20172018. Submit via Google Classroom Wednesday, November 28 Objectives: Students should be able to: 1. Examine the variety of participants within the court system Procedure: 1. Do Now: Quizlet Review 2. Review Judicial Branch Current Events 3. PowerPoint Day 3 4. Summative Review HW: Prepare for quiz on Friday, November 30 Thursday, November 29 Objectives: Students should be able to: 1. Determine the pertinent criteria in selecting federal judges and justices. Procedure: 1. Do Now: Crossword Review Answers 2. PowerPoint Day 4 3. Judicial Nominations Clips 4. Summative Review: Political Cartoon HW: Prepare for quiz on Friday, November 30 Friday, November 30 Objectives: Students should be able to: 1. Analyze and demonstrate mastery of content concerning the judicial branch Procedure: 1. Quiz 2. Current Events HW: None. 

The Week of November 1921
Monday, November 19
Model UN  Falkowski
1. Graphic Organizer on the Presidency  use notes and textbook as needed  be sure to describe in complete detail
HW: Prepare for quiz on Tuesday, November 20 on the presidency
Tuesday, November 20
Objectives: Students should be able to:
1. Analyze and demonstrate mastery of content concerning the presidency
Procedure:
1. Quiz
2. Current Events
HW: None.
Wednesday, November 21
Objectives: Students should be able to:
1. Analyze and demonstrate mastery of content concerning the presidency
Procedure:
1. Current event jeopardy
HW: Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Model UN  Falkowski
1. Graphic Organizer on the Presidency  use notes and textbook as needed  be sure to describe in complete detail
HW: Prepare for quiz on Tuesday, November 20 on the presidency
Tuesday, November 20
Objectives: Students should be able to:
1. Analyze and demonstrate mastery of content concerning the presidency
Procedure:
1. Quiz
2. Current Events
HW: None.
Wednesday, November 21
Objectives: Students should be able to:
1. Analyze and demonstrate mastery of content concerning the presidency
Procedure:
1. Current event jeopardy
HW: Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
The Week of November 1216
Monday, November 12
Objectives: Students should be able to: 1. Discuss and research the role of the cabinets Procedure: 1. Quizlet Live 2. PowerPoint Day 3 3. Designated Survivor video 4. Research the Cabinets 5. Summative Review HW: Research the Cabinets due Wednesday, November 14 via Google Classroom. Tuesday, November 13 Objectives: Students should be able to: 1. Analyze the formal and informal roles of the president Procedure: 1. Research the Cabinets HW: Research the Cabinets due Wednesday, November 14 via Google Classroom. Wednesday, November 14 Objectives: Students should be able to: 1. Examine to what extent the presidency is too powerful Procedure: 1. Do Now: Presidential Vetoes 2. PowerPoint Day 4 3. President Bush 4. Article II of the Constitution  Around the Room 5. Summative Review HW: Prepare for quiz on Friday, November 16. Thursday, November 15 Objectives: Students should be able to: 1. Examine to what extent the presidency is too powerful Procedure: 1. Do Now: Review Cabinets 2. PowerPoint Day 5 3. Executive Orders SNL 4. Writing Prompt: Is the presidency too powerful? HW: Prepare for quiz on Friday, November 16. Friday, November 16 Objectives: Students should be able to: 1. Analyze and demonstrate mastery of content concerning the presidency Procedure: 1. Quiz 2. Current Events HW: None. 

The Week of November 57
Monday, November 5
Objectives: Students should be able to: 1. Analyze Article II of the US Constitution with respect to executive power Procedure: 1. Overview of the Executive Branch 2. PowerPoint Day 1 3. Article II of the Constitution  Around the Room 4. Discuss Midterm Elections Research (part 5) 5. Summative Review HW: Tuesday, November 6 Objectives: Students should be able to: 1. Discuss pertinent amendments relating to the Executive Branch Procedure: 1. Do Now: Checks and balances 2. PowerPoint Day 2 3. Election Day Predictions 4. Referendum: http://whatsontheballot.com/ 5. Summative Review: Other Elections HW: Wednesday, November 7 Objectives: Students should be able to: 1. Describe the role of the cabinet with respect to the president 2. Analyze the role of the president's advisers Procedure: 1. Election Debrief 2. Midterm Elections Research (part 6) HW: 
The Week of October 29November 2
Monday, October 29
Falkowski Absent :(
1. Midterm Elections Research (part 5)
Tuesday, October 30
Objectives: Students should be able to:
1. Describe the effect of gerrymandering on elections for the House of Representatives
Procedure:
1. Quizlet Review
2. Gerrymander the district
3. PowerPoint Day 6
4. Summative Review
HW: Continue working on Midterm Elections Research (part 5)
Wednesday, October 31
Objectives: Students should be able to:
1. Describe the effect of gerrymandering on elections for the House of Representatives
Procedure:
1. Would you rather?
2. Pew Research Typology
3. Food/Drink Differences
HW: None
Thursday, November 1
Falkowski in meeting all day :(
1. Read pages 160162, answer questions 23 on page 162
2. Read pages 163166 and answer questions 23 on page 166.
Submit both assignments on Google Classroom by Monday, November 5
3. Work on Midterm Elections Research (part 5)
Friday, November 2
Falkowski in meeting all day :(
1. Read pages 160162, answer questions 23 on page 162
2. Read pages 163166 and answer questions 23 on page 166.
Submit both assignments on Google Classroom by Monday, November 5
3. Work on Midterm Elections Research (part 5)
All of the above due via Google Classroom for Monday, November 5.
Falkowski Absent :(
1. Midterm Elections Research (part 5)
Tuesday, October 30
Objectives: Students should be able to:
1. Describe the effect of gerrymandering on elections for the House of Representatives
Procedure:
1. Quizlet Review
2. Gerrymander the district
3. PowerPoint Day 6
4. Summative Review
HW: Continue working on Midterm Elections Research (part 5)
Wednesday, October 31
Objectives: Students should be able to:
1. Describe the effect of gerrymandering on elections for the House of Representatives
Procedure:
1. Would you rather?
2. Pew Research Typology
3. Food/Drink Differences
HW: None
Thursday, November 1
Falkowski in meeting all day :(
1. Read pages 160162, answer questions 23 on page 162
2. Read pages 163166 and answer questions 23 on page 166.
Submit both assignments on Google Classroom by Monday, November 5
3. Work on Midterm Elections Research (part 5)
Friday, November 2
Falkowski in meeting all day :(
1. Read pages 160162, answer questions 23 on page 162
2. Read pages 163166 and answer questions 23 on page 166.
Submit both assignments on Google Classroom by Monday, November 5
3. Work on Midterm Elections Research (part 5)
All of the above due via Google Classroom for Monday, November 5.
The Week of October 2226
Monday, October 22
Objectives: Students should be able to: 1. Research the process a bill becomes a law 2. Describe the obstacles that prevent a bill from becoming a law Procedure: 1. Do Now: I'm Just a Bill 2. PowerPoint Day 4 3. Bill Becomes a Law Organizer 4. I'm Just a Bill 5. Review Midterm Elections Research (parts 3 and 4) HW: Read pages 148152 and answer questions 2 and 3 on page 152 for Wednesday, October 24 via google classroom. Tuesday, October 23 Objectives: Students should be able to: 1. Research the process a bill becomes a law 2. Describe the obstacles that prevent a bill from becoming a law Procedure: 1. Do Now: Organization of Bill Activity 2. View proposed bills 3. Discuss proposed bills 4. Work on midterm election project and/or p. 152 questions 2 and 3 HW: Read pages 148152 and answer questions 2 and 3 on page 152 for Wednesday, October 24 via google classroom. Wednesday, October 24 Objectives: Students should be able to: 1. Describe the effect of gerrymandering on elections for the House of Representatives Procedure: 1. Do Now: Review p. 152 2. Gerrymandering 3. PowerPoint Day 5 4. Gerrymander the district 5. Summative Review HW: Prepare for quiz on Friday, October 25. Thursday, October 25 Objectives: Students should be able to: 1. Describe the effect of gerrymandering on elections for the House of Representatives Procedure: 1. Organization of Bill Activity 2. Graphic organizer HW: Prepare for quiz on Friday, October 25. Friday, October 26 Objectives: Students should be able to: 1. Analyze and demonstrate mastery of content concerning the legislative branch Procedure: 1. Quiz 2. Current events HW: None. 

The Week of October 1519
Monday, October 15
Objectives: Students should be able to: 1. Discuss the role of the committee system in the House of Representatives and Senate Procedure: 1. Do Now: Quizizz 2. PowerPoint Day 3 3. How powerful is your Congressman/woman? HW: 1. How powerful is your Congressman/woman? for Tuesday, October 16 2. Midterm Elections Research (part 2) for Wednesday, October 17 Tuesday, October 16 Objectives: Students should be able to: 1. Discuss the role of the committee system in the House of Representatives and Senate Procedure: 1. Review: How powerful is your Congressman/woman? 2. PowerPoint Day 4 3. Interstate Commerce Activity HW: Midterm Elections Research (part 2) for Wednesday, October 17 Wednesday, October 17 Objectives: Students should be able to: 1. Discuss the role of the commerce clause in terms of Congress's power Procedure: 1. Do Now: Review the Commerce Clause 2. Interstate Commerce Activity 3. Group review 4. Summative Review 5. Work on Midterm Elections Research (part 3) HW: Work on Midterm Elections Research (part 3) Thursday, October 18 Objectives: Students should be able to: 1. Research a candidate in the midterm elections Procedure: 1. Discuss Midterm Elections Research (parts 2) 2. Midterm Elections Research (parts 3 and 4) HW: Friday, October 19 Falkowski at AntiBullying Summit Assignment: Midterm Elections Research (parts 3 and 4) Due Monday, October 22 by the time class starts on Google Classroom. 

The Week of October 812
Monday, October 8
Objectives: Students should be able to: 1. Explain how the constitution provides framework for each branch of government and its functions 2. Discuss the leadership structure of Congress Procedure: 1. Overview Handout: Congress Video 2. Do Now: Video: Why does Congress have such a low approval rating yet incumbents have a 90% chance of being reelected? 3. PowerPoint Day 1 4. Midterm Elections Research 5. Summative Review HW: 1. Midterm Elections Research (part I) for Friday, October 12 2. 136139 and answer questions 13 on page 139 for Thursday, October 11. Tuesday, October 9 Objectives: Students should be able to: 1. Explain how the constitution provides framework for each branch of government and its functions Procedure: 1. Review Article I 2. Constitution Analysis: Article 1 Scavenger Hunt 3. Speaker Ryan: Trump's Taxes 4. Summative Review HW: 1. Midterm Elections Research (part I) for Friday, October 12 2. 136139 and answer questions 13 on page 139 for Thursday, October 11. Wednesday, October 10 PSAT Testing! HW: 1. Midterm Elections Research (part I) for Friday, October 12 2. 136139 and answer questions 13 on page 139 for Thursday, October 11. Thursday, October 11 Objectives: Students should be able to: 1. Explain how the constitution provides framework for each branch of government and its functions 2. Discuss the use of elastic clause Procedure: 1. Do Now: Review pg. 139, questions 13 2. PowerPoint Day 2 3. Senate vs. House Leadership 4. Summative Review: Midterm Elections Research HW: Midterm Elections Research (part I) for Friday, October 12 Friday, October 12 Objectives: Students should be able to: 1. Discuss the role of the committee system in the House of Representatives and Senate Procedure: 1. Tense Committee Hearings 2. PowerPoint Day 3 3. Review Midterm Elections Research (part 1) 4. How powerful is your Congressman/woman? HW: 1. How powerful is your Congressman/woman? for Tuesday, October 16 2. Midterm Elections Research (part 2) for Wednesday, October 17 December: http://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/07/25/us/scotusquiz.html?bl 
