This week The Government classes will be working on writing a bill for submission to the United States or Texas Legislature. Students are working in small groups researching the topics and preparing a bill to create or modify an existing law.
Monday Research on existing laws begin to write the content of the bill.
Tuesday Transfer rough drafts to the proper format for bill submission
Wednesday Understand the committee system, identify the committee or committees the bills will need to be referred to and contact the committee members who may be interested.
Thursday Finish the development of the bills.
Friday present the bills to the class and field questionss
Monday Susan Collins speech with take home review
Tuesday Government in a Box Executive and Judicial branches
Wednesday Quiz Government in a Box and discussion on the interactions of the three branches
Thursday Test over Government in a Box
Friday The Amendments to the Constitution.
This week we will be focusing on the structure of the United States Government.
There will be a quiz Tuesday over the legislative portion of Government in a Box. We will be watching the Movie Mr. Smith goes to Washington and discussing the procedures and rules of the House and Senate.
This week we will have guests from political parties and the Gregg County Commissioners Court.
Monday Jim Coger Gregg County Democrat Party
Tuesday Vance Lowery Libertarian Party
Wednesday Gary Boyd Gregg County Commissioners Court.
Thursday Discussion of the political Parties
Friday finish Hunt for Red October discussion over the Cold War.
This week we will focus on the United States Constitution, Bill of Rights, Amendments, and current Amendment efforts. We will also take time for a brief introduction to political parties.
Monday- Discussion over the constitutional convention.
Tuesday Government in a Box exercise
Wednesday The Bill Of Rights and following amendments
Thursday Continue discussion over the amendments
Friday Current Amendment efforts. Introduction to Political Parties
A test over this information will be give next week.
This week we will watch the Movie Flight 93 as part of our 911 remembrance. Wednesday we will have a classroom discussion over the Articles of Confederation and the formation of our first government. Thursday and Friday will be watching A More Perfect Union and a discussion over the creation of the United States Constitution.
This week we will Identify the individuals whose principles of laws and government institutions informed the American founding documents, including those of Moses, William Blackstone, John Locke, and Charles de Montesquieu;
We will explore the contributions of the political philosophies of the Founding Fathers, including John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John Jay, George Mason, Roger Sherman, and James Wilson, on the development of the U.S. government;
we will Identify significant individuals in the field of government and politics, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan
This weeks test will be based upon a 1-2 page report.
Students are to choose one person, topic, concept, or document and submit a 1-2 page essay summarizing the importance of their choice on the creation of the United States Government.
Week 1+ Aug 16-24
Teaching days 7
We will start with introductions and course expectations Students will begin to explore the levels of Federal and State government and learn who represents them at each.
The student understands how constitutional government, as developed in America and expressed in the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the U.S. Constitution, has been influenced by ideas, people, and historical documents.
(A) Explain major political ideas in history, including the laws of nature and nature’s God, unalienable rights, divine right of kings, social contract theory, and the rights of resistance to illegitimate government;
(B) Identify major intellectual, philosophical, political, and religious traditions that informed the American founding, including Judeo-Christian (especially biblical law), English common law and constitutionalism, Enlightenment, and republicanism, as they address issues of liberty, rights, and responsibilities of individuals;
Text book C1 S1-3
T introductions and expectations, T overview of Local, State, and Federal Government. M S-1, T S-2, W S-3, T Review, F C1 Test
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Clifford L Barnes Jr
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