Monday, November 28, 2016

Citizenship Guide Research and Rubric

Rubric for US Citizenship Guide
You are going to use the research you did on the civics topics to create a citizenship guide.  To help people learn about the US Government.  Choose as a group 1 of the following formats:
1.        Book created and printed as a PDF so I can be distributed online. ( You can use word templates, publisher, etc) 
2.       A website/Blogger Blog.

3 Branches, Executive, and Judicial Branch

3 Branches of Govt

Judicial Branch

Executive Branch

Monday, November 21, 2016

Federal Powers Vs state Powers/ Checks and Balances.

Federal Powers Vs State Powers

1.  What are 3 of the powers of Federal powers man?
2.  What are 3 powers of Sates Rights Man?
3.  What are some of powers of Concurrent Powers Woman?

Facts of Congress: Checks and Balances

1. What was our country founded upon?
2. What does Congress do?
3. How does the President check the power of Congress?
4. How does Congress check the power of the Judicial Branch?

5. What is the system of power sharing called?

Friday, November 18, 2016

Separation of Powers and Facts of Congress: Federalism Videos

Separation of Powers:

1.  What did Hobbes say about Power?
2.  What were the results of government in the hands of the few and powerful?
3.  Name 3 ways the powers can be distributed.
4.  How else is authority distributed?
5.  What happens if people still try to grab power for themselves?  

Facts of Congress: Federalism

1. What are the 3 layers of the cake?
2. What does local government do?
3. What does State government do?
4. What does the federal government do?
5. What is Federalism?

Monday, November 14, 2016

Early America SOLE Resources

We are going to be doing a SOLE (Self Organized Learning Environment) activity that will help students make their own pathways to the events of the early formation of the United States.

Here is an abbreviated version of Shays' Rebellion in a video for you in case you did not understand.

Here are a couple videos that can help you understand the Articles of Confederation.

Here is a video about the Northwest Ordinance that you can use in your research.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

The Articles of Confederation

Here is the link to the document about the Articles of Confederation (Special Thanks to Colonial Williamsburg for the resource):

Link to capture sheet:

Part I:
Confederation:  A loose alliance of states for the common defense.  Usually, the National government is weaker than the State governments.

1. Look at the student friendly Articles of Confederation I gave you in class and fill out the organizer's 3 sections.  Remember, you are looking for the Powers of the States and the National Government.

You are also to write in the weaknesses of the Articles as well.  Here they are below:

On the back of the sheet and after discussing with your table group:

Part II:

3.  Write down 5 new Articles that could improve the document you just read and provide a rational for each one.

4.  Remove 3 things from the document to make the government more effective and provide a rational for each one.  You do not have to remove the whole Article and may do a line item veto to make them stronger.  Make sure you reference where you are striking out and give the rational.

This will be a graded formative assignment.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Revolutionary War Animated Maps

If you need a link to the revolutionary war Animated maps click the link below: