2019_2020 Archive of Past Objectives and Assignments

Tuesday March 9th - 

Examine the Societal Problem: The  Syrian Refugee Crisis.  Students will identify  causes of the Syrian War, and Evaulate the United States' Options. Students will consider / wonder what the Republican and Democratic Platorm and the Presidential Candidates position on the Syrian Criss / Refugees and their proposed public policies on the Refugee Problem. Additional questions to consider - what Special Interest Groups are Pro / Con on potential Refugee policy solutions. 

Agenda / Todos: DIN - reading on Syria 

Review Chp 8 Vocabulary and Current Events - see below. 

Watch the end of documentary : Inside Assad’s Syria  Stop at  10 /15 min intervals summarize what was seen. Using Video Note taking sheet. 

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News Items

National -  Economy Faces ‘Tornado-Like Headwind’ as Financial Markets Spiral; Crashing financial markets are increasing the risk of a vicious cycle that could usher in a recession. More Democractic Primaries - the big one is in Michigan.  Washingtonp Post - Election 2020. ; NYTimes - Election Guide

International: Woman’s International Day Protests    Holi celebrated with face masks and color explosions amid coronavirus fears

Local - Being a Responsible Citizen:  Officials: Call before going to the doctor or emergency room if you think you have coronavirus ; Health officials ask anyone who has traveled to areas affected by coronavirus to self-quarantine. ; End Cornovirus.org - special interest group - showing how to help...

Never mind Trump. Coronavirus shows why electing competent state and local officials is  (News Opinion) 


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Monday ,March 9. 

Examine the Societal Problem: The  Syrian Refugee Crisis.  Students will identify  causes of the Syrian War, and Evaulate the United States' Options. Students will consider / wonder what the Republican and Democratic Platorm and the Presidential Candidates position on the Syrian Criss / Refugees and their proposed public policies on the Refugee Problem. Additional questions to consider - what Special Interest Groups are Pro / Con on potential Refugee policy solutions. 

Agenda / Todos: 2 min Review of Chp 8 Public Policy and Interest Groups, Watch 

Inside Assad’s Syria 

Stop at  10 /15 min intervals summarize what was seen. Using Video Note taking sheet. 

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Ideas and Documents to Discuss. 


Get involved in International Women's Day 2020 - Sunday March 8 . Everyone, everywhere, can get involved with International Women's Day supporting the #EachforEqual 2020 campaign theme to help forge women's equality.This year’s video or this link , Vera-House Link /white Ribbon /braclet campaign;  - Link to Video on  Protests Around the World 


Republican Platform 2016



Friday - March 6; Syria at War? Warren Drops Out and Value of Factions / Interest Groups

Examine the Societal Problem: The  Syrian Refugee Crisis.  Students will identify  causes of the Syrian War, and Evaulate the United States' Options. Students will consider / wonder what the Republican and Democratic Platorm and the Presidential Candidates position on the Syrian Criss / Refugees and their proposed public policies on the Refugee Problem. Additional questions to consider - what Special Interest Groups are Pro / Con on potential Refugee policy solutions. 

Agenda / Todos: 2 min Review of Chp 8 Public Policy and Interest Groups, Watch 

Inside Assad’s Syria 

Stop at  10 /15 min intervals summarize what was seen. Using Video Note taking sheet. 

Extra - Homework - Warren Drops Out, Trump Shrugs Off Coronavirus, & An Ironic Car Accident | The Daily Show - What is Sexism ? Did it effect the election? Who is whiner or living on Another Plant per Trevor N. ?”  Who is now the youngest person in the Presidential Race among major campaigns, What is in Shortage in Australia...

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Thurs, March 5

Evaluate the Impact of the Super Tuesday Results - Why does the Stock Market like Biden over Sanders What is the Elite ? Why does Sander’s his followers say the Establisment is lining up against him?  Why does Trump keep Tweeting the Sanders is being treated unfairly and what about those Russian Bots?

Current Events:  (NYS -Bail Reform, Plastic Bag Law) (National: Chronovirus, SuperTuesday, GDP vs Stock Market) , International - Syria, Afghanistan, Climate Change, Chronvirus)

Review PPT - Political Parties, Special Interest Groups and Public Policy

Assignment - Read Pages          and answer these…

Use Video Anaylsis sheet for 

 1) CNN – older voters show – younger voters don’t

2) Texas limits Polling Stations , comments on long line  

The Voting Rights Act protected minorities’ right to vote and in 2013 the Supreme Court weakened those protections. We saw the impact yesterday, says 

Observe and Learn about Syria at War - How does it impact U.S.. Elections.: Key docs Reps.: Adam Kinzinger & Brendan Boyle: The world must wake up to genocide in Syria ; Opinion Piece / published on www.foxnews.com

Tomorrow - Federalism and the Rise of Diversity Through the Lens of Black History Month. 

Go to Blog for video links and more details

Finally - Chronovirus - Info Graphic on staying healthy - see blog link...

Weds. March 4

1) Did Sanders crush Biden on Super Tuesday? What’s the next primary , who is favored? who is still in and who is out ? 

   Washington Post - Joe Biden romps in Super Tuesday presidential contests

   Mike Bloomberg does not do well, despite $500 Million 

Election Calendar

2) What is the Moderate Middle ? Are Interests Groups good or bad for Democracy?      Q and A sheeet What interst groups support the Republicans? Dems? Candidates?  

Assignment Reading 1  - The Moderate Middle and Interest Groups Q and A sheeet

Review Video / Super Tuesday

Review Syria Questions from Reading. (March 3 H.K. assignment.) 

Daily Class Blog and notes (blogger)

Tuesday March 3

Review Current Events:

Syria migrants trying to get o Greece

PBS Newshour - 5 mn overview ; Election Calendar

Reading Q and As.

Syria Refugee Crisis  Q and A sheet

Chapt 8 -Chp 8.2 Political Parties – Democrats and Republicans Q and A sheet.

Daily Class Blog and notes (blogger)

List of Previous Assignments

Monday, March 2

Assignment: Review Current Events : Primary, Virus, Syria, War in Afganistan 

Review Ideology quiz and Reading Chp 8  -  Structure and Evolution of Political Parties.  Q and A sheet Chp 8.2

South Carolina Results ;  Pete B. Exits Race. (Edited)  ; CBS Evening News March 1

Current Events Video - Summary Sheet

Current Events Blog and notes (blogger)

Friday  February 28th

Political Cartoons - Review week’s issues. ;  Q and A sheet / Cartoon Movement Link

Handin work from the week

Review Black History / Federalism / voting rights projects.

Thursday, February 27

Why is Syria back in the News? Should the United States be invovled in the new crisis or should we ignore the problem? Should it be a question for people running for the Democratic Presidential Nomination? What is President Trump’s view / policy regarding Syria? 

Read this article on Syria: Syria’s worst humanitarian catastrophe in its 9-year civil war is now unfolding

Use the following to worksheets to analyze the reading on Syria

1). Note Taking / Citation/ Quote Sheet  2)  Societal Problem News Graphic Organizer.

Discussion : Syria Videos - Syria War: Why is Idlib back in the news? (BBC) Feb 11,   U.N. official calls Syrian refugee crisis "cruel beyond belief”Reading on Syria (from Vox.com) 

for more on the Syria Crisis go here

Wednesday, February 26th

1) Chapter 8 Parties, Interest Groups, and Public Policy Read only 8.1 and 8.2 and answer Question handout) 

2) Debate Review /India Review - use summary

3) Ideology Review

Note Taking / Citation/ Quote Sheet  graphic organizers

lInk to blog - more details for the day


Tuesday,

CBS Evening News  Review Sanders Reading with Note Taking / Citation/ Quote Sheet , News Anaylsis Sheet, Societal Problem News Graphic Organizer.  - Review Ideology Terms, Posters on Current Issues, and review status of Black History Project.

Discussion : How is the South Carolina Primary different from Nevada, Iowa and New Hamsphire ? What voters are the candidates targeting? Will Syria will be mentioned in Democratic Presidential Debate ?  - 

Monday,  

Read and Discuss - Sanders Winds Nevada, takes National Leader, using News Anaylsis and Citation

Review Poster / Info Graphic Black History Month Project

 Friday, Feb 14th

 What would Martin Luther King think of the gains made in elected offices ?

Continue work on Black History month - Federalism  infographic click here for project details

Voter Registration Deadline for Primaries is Today !

Comping up after break.  Read OPINION EDITORIAL - What Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. might think of America today ; Does this editorial reflect a conservative, moderate or liberal view? 

Thurs Feb 13

- Quiz on Idealogies 

-  Create an info graphic on Black History -

- Black Leadership in Politics ; Federalism, what laws have they achieved/ changes, impace. 

Weds - Feb 12

Do this first : Idealogy Review Quiz (Practice) 

Then Quick 1 Slide on Powerpoint on Political Leader/ News Item click here for template

Read the News Headline:     Sanders wins N.H., staking claim to Democrats’ left wing Bernie Sanders wins New Hampshire Democratic primary; Buttigieg, Klobuchar are top moderate candidates ; Live results: New Hampshire 2020 Democratic primary. for a summary of winners and losers: 

Then Choice - Work on Mayor Letter, or 

 Review Black History Month Project Political Leaders PPTs 

  OR 

Tuesday Feb 11th 

Assignment: 

Political Ideology Word Sort

Video Summaries based on Below

Current Events

TheWeek - Political Cartoons 

New Hampshire Primary Today ! The Courage to Change ;  Rally for Bernie (Liberal View)

President Trump Budget: Pro-Conservative Trump’s $4.8 Trillion Budget Would Cut Safety Net Programs and Boost Defense  (Con (Liberal view)  - video clip)  

Trump is running on criminal justice reform but just praised China’s execution of drug dealers. (Conservative view)

‘A bad dream’: Pro-immigration group headed by Michael Bloomberg targets 14 senators over fate of ‘dreamers’

Federalism (Nation/State/Local/) News

Also Review Mayor Letters

Review Black History Month Summary Political Leaders PPTs

Monday - Feb 10th. 

Assignment: 

Political Cartoons Feb 9 ; Q and A sheet

Current Events Video - Summary Sheet

Current Events

Recap of Democratic Presidential Debate

New Hampshire Primary Feb 11 (ABC News 2/9)

Mike Bloomberg adAd 2 ; Amy Klobuchar Ad 

Senator Mitt Romney Speech (8 min)  (Highlights 2.30 min)

Trump at National Prayer Bk (2019) ; CNN Trump N.P.BK 2020NBC News ; Pelosi Comments( 2/6) 


Friday - Feb 7

Snow Day 

Fact Checking Pres. Trump

Thurs. Feb 6 

Current Events:  Kamela Harris - part of speech Mitt Romney Eleven Films / short

Click here for assignment  Black History Month Project - choose a Political Leader and complete a short info graphic on the person. 

Reminder - complete Chapter 7 reading.

Weds Feb 5 

Clips of State of Union Speech Wash Post (5)

Democratic Response .( 1 min 37 sec) (alternate link)

Fact Checking Speech (5 min). (alternate link)

Political Idealogy Review Questions

What to do in discussion with different Ideologies - person responds to a tough campaign issue regarding diversity 

What is Populism / populist   often thought off as opposite of the Elite


Tuesday

Reading Chapter 7 with questions . 

Monday Feb 2

How do Political Parties select Candidates? Evaluate impact of Iowa and New Hampshire being the first states in the primaries. Why Iowa - matters   ; How the Iowa cauces work. 

Who are the Candidates? Presidential Campaign Commercials and Websites

- person responds to a tough campaign issue regarding diversity 

- What is your political philosophy?   Doc 1 - Ideological positions ; List of Ideological Positions

reading on political positions (later in week)> 

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