Political Science

Monday - April 8th, 2013

Daily Goals and Objectives:


Understand the difference between the House of Representatives and the Senate
Discuss how the differences between the House of Reps. and the Senate were created with the House of Lords and the House of Commons
Students will take notes on a lecture concerning the background of congress and important terminology

Assignment:

Student are to research five specific perks to the job of a US Congressman
Those specific perks will be used as a baseline for discussion on Tuesday



Tuesday - April 9th, 2013

Daily Goals and Objectives:


Students will examine specific perks that congressmen and congresswomen have currently in US Congress
Students will understand the US Congressional discipline plan for member wrongdoing

 

Assignment:

Students should continue to read Chapter 5 and take their own personal notes.
Student must have their Chapter 5 Summary due at the beginning of class on Friday - April 12th

 
Wednesday - April 10th, 2013

Daily Goals and Objectives:

Students will take notes on the specific roles/jobs of individual positions in congress.
Specific information will be provided concerning actions that congressmen and congresswomen can take on the floor of the senate and house.
Specifically, students must understand the differences in debate between the House and Senate and the role of party leadership within the simulation on Thursday

Assignment: 

Students are to read and understand their role provided for them to use in the simulation on Thursday.  Students should bring questions to class on Thursday concerning their role whether it is as a lobbyist, senator, or representative.
Student must have their Chapter 5 Summary due at the beginning of class on:
Friday - April 12th

 
Thursday - April 11th, 2013

Daily Goals and Objectives:

Students will take notes on the specific roles/jobs of individual positions in congress

Students will obtain their specific role in the 2013 Crime Bill and students will understand what their role is in representing a specific member of the House of Representatives or the Senate

Assignment: 

Students will keep a score tally on how many provisions of the Crime Bill that they were able to influence in the bill.  Each round will request students to reflect upon the strengths and weaknesses of their role in moving their bill forward
Student must have their Chapter 5 Summary due at the beginning of class on:
Friday - April 12th

Friday - April 12th, 2013
Daily Goals and Objectives:

Students will take notes on the specific roles/jobs of individual positions in congress

Students will obtain their specific role in the 2013 Crime Bill and students will understand what their role is in representing a specific member of the House of Representatives or the Senate

Assignment: 

Students will keep a score tally on how many provisions of the Crime Bill that they were able to influence in the bill.  Each round will request students to reflect upon the strengths and weaknesses of their role in moving their bill forwar.
Students will be expected at the end of the bill making process to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of their Senator or House member, what game their position an advantage or a disadvantage in the law making process.  This reflection will be handwritten and due by start of class on Monday.
Student must have their Chapter 5 Summary due at the beginning of class on:
Friday - April 12th




Wednesday, March 6th, 2013


Vote for the 28th Amendment!

PollEv.com/keeler



Monday, March 4th, 2013


Students in Mr. Keeler's Political Science classes should view their classmates' speeches in preparation for voting on the proposed bills (Which will take place on Wednesday, March 6th).

Students are expected to have viewed the student presentations, taken notes, and are to come prepared to question the author of the proposed bill.

Student presentations can be found on the Lakeland Union YouTube channel:



Monday, February 25th, 2013

The 28th Amendment: Bill Resolution Resources







Friday, February 22nd, 2013

The 28th Amendment: Bill Resolution Resources


Thursday, February 21st, 2013


Wednesday, February 20th, 2013




Tuesday, February 19th, 2013




Monday, February 18th, 2013




Friday, February 15th, 2013



Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Students will complete watching the reading of the Declaration of Independence.
Each student (individually) will address the following questions on a separate piece of paper.
1.) Who wrote the Declaration of Independence and what was his reasoning for writing the document.
2.) Who does the "he" refer to in the document?
3.) From your position, what are the three worst grievances that the King perpetrated against the
     colonists.
4.) In the last paragraph of the Declaration, what do the colonists pledge to do to resolve their conflict
     with the British?
5.) Who were the individuals that were not referenced/mentioned in the Declaration?

Back page should have some of the notes that were discussed/highlighted in class.

Also, please address this question in a free response format = a half page of written response

Is the Declaration of Independence relevant today?

All of the above for Thursday is due at the end of the class period today!


Wednesday, February 13th, 2013





Tuesday, February 12th, 2013





http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/law/july-dec12/marijuana_12-24.html




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYyttEu_NLU


Friday, February 8th, 2013

To investigate further the powers granted to the states as well as those explicitly given to the federal government, go to Mr. J's blog to find useful resources!



January 29th, 2013    Tuesday





January 28th, 2013     Monday


Students will discuss their list of the ten most important tasks of government and justify their responses.

Students will take notes on the background of why government exists.

 1.)  Students will prepare their own social contract for the beginning of class on Tuesday.
Example:

                                           (Last Name)  Social Contract

Government's responsibility to the citizen           Citizen's responsibility to the government


1.)                                                                          1.)

10)                                                                          10.)

Reminder that 10 responsibilities are required with justification on each side of the argument.  Responses should be typed or in complete sentences and be completed for the beginning of class on Tuesday.

2.) Students must send an email to me using your new email account.

My email address is keeler@luhs.k12.wi.us

To activate their account: Log into Google, and in the upper right, they will click on a sign in button. Their user name is their last name and formal first name, all as one word. They will then need to add @lakelandunion.org at the end of their username. Their initial password is thunderbird    But they will be prompted to change it.

An example:
cirillijames@lakelandunion.org
thunderbird

A reminder: We are not mandating students roll their personal Gmail account into their school-sponsored Gmail account, or vice versa. Keeping those separate very much duplicates what they will encounter in the "real" world. However, we feel it is important that, as we roll this out, that we emphasize that students use their school accounts for school business, including e-mailing a teacher, submitting assignments, etc.

3.) Students must have their textbook covered for the beginning of class on Tuesday.  Please use a brown grocery bag for your cover.

January 25th, 2013     Friday

Students will turn in their observation points of the 2013 Inaugural Address, both sides of their paper should be addressed

Students will turn in their student agreement, this the final day to turn in your Student Agreement and still receive full credit.

In small groups of two, students will address the following on their own piece of paper in their notebook.
+ Define government in their own words
+ Define public policy and provide a specific example or two to prove their point
+ List the ten most important jobs/tasks that government must provide for its citizens.
   Students should list this top ten tasks and then discuss their list with their partner, which might be different, be ready to justify these items in class on Monday at the start of class

January 24th, 2013     Thursday

2013 Inaugural Address:

Please watch portions of the Inaugural Address to complete your responses.

Side One of Your Assignment

List the main topics addressed in the speech

Message for each topic from the President

Side Two of Your Assignment

What was the overall message of the President?

Was the President effective at conveying his ideas?  Explain, citing specific examples from your chart.

Assignment Due:   Start of Class on Friday
                               Reminder to those that have not turned in their Student Agreement, Friday is the
                               last day to turn in this assignment for complete credit.




http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=RvH01Z6ic0M



January 23rd, 2013     Wednesday

Assignment for Thursday:  Students should review the syllabus for Political Science with their parents or guardians and then bring to class on Thursday their signed political science student agreement letter.


January 21, 2013     Monday

Watch videos:

and...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DOrw6mzr7w

Respond to Exit Slip: Paragraph response:
Tell me the significance of MLK's life and "I have a Dream Speech" and how it relates to present day politics?