The Constitution

Jump back to the last Unit - Civil Rights and Liberties
Date
Topic
Assignment Due
Day 1
Introductions
Disney
(one of my students actually made this. What do you think it means?)
Don't forget your daily Class Starter
Wear clothes to class
Day 2 Political Definitions
Bad Translations - share your favorite with class
Success
Compelling Question
Why do we even have governments and what would life be like without them????
Political Definitions
Day 3Social Contract - Second Treatise, Of Civil Government
Watch your language - share your favorite with class
Different Forms of Government
Cows and Forms of Government
Social Contract Reading
Day 4
Democracy
Real Newspaper Headlines
Preconditions of Democracy - You will be assigned a section of this assignment that you will complete for homework.
Democracy
Go to the Google Books version of Democracy's Good Name and read only the introduction. Use the reading to fill in the Democracy handout and be prepared to discuss what you've read in class.
Day 5
Journal Review - Round Robin
Democratization
Freedom in The World 2012

Freedom House Report
Journal Review on democracy due
Here are a couple of examples of articles on Democracy:
US money for Russian Democracy
US Aid for Egyptian Democracy Under Attack

US Concerned about Romanian Democracy
Day 6 Making the Constitution

Here's an interactive Constitution. Know the major powers of each of the branches of government.
James Madison Raps
Making the Constitution
Day 7Checking and Balancing with James Madison
Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances

Amending the Constitution
Court Case Rubric: Landmark Supreme Court Case: Marbury v Madison
Day 8Federalism
Federalism Raps
AP GoPo Home - AP GoPo

Federalism Terms
Day 9Federalism Journal Review & Case Study
Here's what federalism looks like in the Dallas Ebola case
A helpful guide to extradition
[Untitled]
Federalism Journal Review
Having trouble finding and article for your journal review? Here is an article you could read for our federalism journal review Court Upholds Oregon Suicide Law
Or you could read this one: Supreme Court Set to Rule on Medicinal Marijuana
And here's some bonus readings:
The Framers Versus The Tea Party
and The Case Of The Poisoned Paramour
Day 10Geography of Federalism
Landmark Supreme Court Case Rubric for McCullouch v Maryland
Federalism Quizm
AP GoPo Home - AP GoPo
Gonzales v Raich
Short Documentary on Medical Marijuana
Geography of Federalism
Day 11Democracy Rocks ProjectDemocracy Rocks Project
Day 12Unit I Test Review & Free Response Writing Workshop

Free Response Question 4 From 2007 exam
2007 Question 4 Rubric
Here is a test review sheet for the test
Here is a mini practice test for chapters 3, 2, & 1
Here's the information you'll need to know about Gibbons v Ogden
Test Review Sheet
Day 13Unit I Test
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TEST!
Day 14Fishbowl: Legalization of Drugs

Compelling Question
Why do we even have governments and what would life be like without them????

Action Extension
Contact your government – it could be a mayor, governor, president, senator, city council member, you name it. Tell them three things you like that the government loves and then thank them for serving in the government and keeping us out of the state of nature.
Make a post about the fishbowl topic
Next Unit - Political Culture

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Unit 1 - The Constitution
Unit 2 - Political Culture
Unit 3 - Political Process
Unit 4 - Part 1 - Congress
Unit 4 - Part 2 - Presidency
Unit 4 - Part 3 - Judiciary

Unit 4 - Part 4 - Bureaucracy

Unit 5 - Public Policy
Unit 6 - Civil Rights & Liberties
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Unit 1 - The Constitution
Unit 2 - Political Culture
Unit 3 - Political Process
Unit 4 - Part 1 - Congress
Unit 4 - Part 2 - Presidency
Unit 4 - Part 3 - Judiciary

Unit 4 - Part 4 - Bureaucracy

Unit 5 - Public Policy
Unit 6 - Civil Rights and Liberties