4. Honors Econ/AP Government 2020 - 2021-Ms. Matthew 303-679-4624 Assignments

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Debates in Google Classroom

Debates

You will partner with another student to debate the pros/cons of the economic topic assigned to you. This can be similar to the debate we will have as a class on “Should College Athletes be paid?”

You and your partner should research the issue -- Tell the class what the issue is? Defend BOTH sides of the issue. One student should take yes and the other should take no….it’s OK if you don’t agree with the side you are defending. The important part is to understand BOTH sides of the issues. And be able to defend the position you have on the topic.

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Chapter 5  in Google Classroom

Chapter 5

Read chapter 5 and create a study guide for this chapter -- you may work in groups up to 3 -- it can be a crossword; Kahoot, Quizlet etc -- it must contain 10 vocabulary words from Chapter 5.











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Unit 1 Problem -- Spending money  in Google Classroom

Unit 1 Problem -- Spending money

Unit Problem: For one week keep track of the economic decision you make as an individual, a teenager, and a high school student. Then, evaluate your role in the American economic system. If all teenagers were like you, how would America be impacted? What stores will go out of business? What stores will thrive? What would America look like 10 years from now?

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Chapter 2  in Google Classroom

Chapter 2

You may work in a group up to 3 -- no more then 3. Read the chapter and complete the notetaker.

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Final Study Guide  in Google Classroom

Final Study Guide

If you no longer have your pretest here is a copy that will be an AMAZING study guide. This test will be given in class on Dec 16th.
(this is not an assignment -- you do not need to turn anything in)
Any questions please let me know.
MM

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Do Now:  Legislature  in Google Classroom

Do Now: Legislature

Complete the daily prompt.
Please note: I changed the do now policy. All students must complete all the do nows for credit. I am posting them in Classroom so all students can do them regardless of in class or at home. Remember if you are quarantining from COVID and are NOT sick you must do the assignments.
If you have any questions just let me know. THANKS MUCH! MM

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Redistricting simulation  in Google Classroom

Redistricting simulation

The Redistricting Game
http://www.redistrictinggame.org/

All: I am out today and leaving you on your own for this simulation. It is very self explanatory and you may work with partners (no more than 3 to a group). I want you to see how easy/hard it is to manipulate an election. You must complete 2 of the missions successfully, it requires math and understanding of how people vote.

I will update our schedule. This simulation is for a completion grade only. I hate to move a test to Monday; but as of right now PLEASE plan on your Chapter 11 test moving to Monday, Dec 16th.

I hope to be back in school tomorrow -- abundance of caution.

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Exit Ticket  -- Court Cases  in Google Classroom

Exit Ticket -- Court Cases

Case Name
Right Discussed
In what way did this case help preserve, develop or interpret the rights and ideals of the US Government -- (or how are YOU going to remember this case)

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Attendance -- Nov 30  in Google Classroom

Attendance -- Nov 30

Read the expert from the Nov 26, 2020, NPR article:
Supreme Court Says New York Can't Limit Attendance In Houses of Worship Due To COVID
Updated at 3:27 p.m. ET

The U.S. Supreme Court has temporarily barred New York from enforcing strict attendance limits on places of worship in areas designated coronavirus hot spots, in a decision released just before midnight on Wednesday.

The decision marked a major shift for the court, in essence at least a partial reversal of previous rulings, as well as a clear indication of the court's dramatic move to the right with the addition of new Justice Amy Coney Barrett in place of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Earlier this year, while Ginsburg was still on the court, it was Chief Justice John Roberts who cast the critical fifth vote to uphold a similar order from governors in California and Nevada.

This time, Roberts was in the minority, noting that the New York rules at issue in the case had already been eased.

The newly constituted majority, however, rejected Roberts' deferential approach, noting that New York could impose the strict orders again at any time.

"The restrictions at issue here, by effectively barring many from attending religious services, strike at the very heart of the First Amendment's guarantee of religious liberty," the unsigned majority decision said. "Even in a pandemic, the constitution cannot be put away and forgotten."

The New York rules imposed by Governor Andrew Cuomo restricted attendance at religious services in areas classified as "red" or "orange" zones. In red zones, no more than 10 people were permitted to attend each service, and in orange zones, attendance was capped at 25.

Those rules, which the court majority found to be "severe" and "inflexible," did not apply to retail stores in the same neighborhoods, the decision said. In an "orange" zone, where secular businesses are subject to no attendance cap at all, the discrimination was "even starker," the court said.
You can read the full article at: https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/11/26/939264852/supreme-court-says-new-york-cant-limit-attendance-in-houses-of-worship-due-to-co

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Do Now Unit 4  in Google Classroom

Do Now Unit 4

Complete the daily prompt.
Please note: I changed the do now policy. All students must complete all the do nows for credit. I am posting them in Classroom so all students can do them regardless of in class or at home. Remember if you are quarantining from COVID and are NOT sick you must do the assignments.
If you have any questions just let me know. THANKS MUCH! MM

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Supreme Court Case Study  in Google Classroom

Supreme Court Case Study

Each student will be assigned a case to report out on see attachments for details.

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Questions for Judge C.  in Google Classroom

Questions for Judge C.

Please add your question to this document following the below format:

Your Name: Question you have

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Attendance Assignment Nov 9  in Google Classroom

Attendance Assignment Nov 9

We will be studying the Courts the next two weeks. Please read and be familar with Chapter 15: The federal Courts. pages, 441 - 478.

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Attendance Assignment  in Google Classroom

Attendance Assignment

Please complete the attached for attendance credit for today

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Do Now  in Google Classroom

Do Now

Complete the daily prompt.
Please note: I changed the do now policy. All students must complete all the do nows for credit. I am posting them in Classroom so all students can do them regardless of in class or at home. Remember if you are quarantining from COVID and are NOT sick you must do the assignments.
If you have any questions just let me know. THANKS MUCH! MM

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Chapter 9 Modified  in Google Classroom

Chapter 9 Modified

Open book/open note
I'd prefer you finish during class time; however you have until 3:30 to finish the quiz.

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Exit Ticket -- Elections  in Google Classroom

Exit Ticket -- Elections

For each presentation you should have
1 One thing you learned OR One question you still have.

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Monday Oct 26 in Google Classroom

Monday Oct 26

If you have not completed your election presentation please practice your portion. We will continue these presentations when we return to school. For attendance please complete the attached question so I can show you checked in.

No do now today. Remember to have chapter 10 read for this week. (CHAPTER 10 -- INTEREST GROUPS)

Hope you knock this out and enjoy your day. Any questions please just email.
MM

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Colorado Voting - Interest Group Assignment  in Google Classroom

Colorado Voting - Interest Group Assignment

You will be broken into groups and be given an amendment or proposition on this year’s Colorado State Ballot. Your group should complete the following tasks and be ready to present to the class on Friday, Oct 23rd during class. I recommend one person in your team support the passage of the issue and the other oppose the issue. There is not a time limit on your presentation and you can decide if you need a visual or can just talk about the issue:

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Presidential Campaign Ads  in Google Classroom

Presidential Campaign Ads

Rate the ads below on their effectiveness in your opinion. What techniques do you see being used? (www.livingroomcandidate.org )

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Attendance Monday Oct 5  in Google Classroom

Attendance Monday Oct 5

Monday: ON YOUR OWN
Complete the attendance - google form
Review the schedule for the week
Do Now -- Federalist #10

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Sep 30  Political Cartoons  in Google Classroom

Sep 30 Political Cartoons

Find 3 cartoons, place in a slide show or document and tell the class:
What point is the cartoonist trying to make?
What techniques, such as symbols, words, caricature, exaggeration, and irony, communicate the message?

Where can I find them?
CAGLE.com -- is a great website
Google -- political cartoons

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Sep 28  Attendance  in Google Classroom

Sep 28 Attendance

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Sept 25:  Quiz Chapter 7 - Mass Media  in Google Classroom

Sept 25: Quiz Chapter 7 - Mass Media

Complete the following during class:
Matching: Put the letter of the word in the blank
Multiple Choice: Highlight the correct answer

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Do Now Unit 2 in Google Classroom

Do Now Unit 2

You will have a daily do now -- Complete the daily prompt.
Please note: I changed the do now policy. All students must complete all the do nows for credit. I am posting them in Classroom so all students can do them regardless of in class or at home. Remember if you are quarantining from COVID and are NOT sick you must do the assignments.
If you have any questions just let me know. THANKS MUCH! MM

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Sept 22 Vocab Check  in Google Classroom

Sept 22 Vocab Check

This quiz should be completed during 4th period for attendance purposes. If you can't take the quiz during 4th please have your parents call you in as absent in order to receive an extension on the quiz.

If you have any questions please let me know.
Thank you
MM

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Project Citizen  pick your topic  in Google Classroom

Project Citizen pick your topic

For this portion you will select your partner (if you choose to have one) and your topic. All topics must be approved by instructor.

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Letter from a Birmingham Jail -- analysis  in Google Classroom

Letter from a Birmingham Jail -- analysis

Respond to the Reading: Answer the following 5 questions. There is not a length requirement here -- I want to see that you understand the letter. Use evidence in your answers from “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” by Martin Luther King Jr.

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Do Now Unit 1  in Google Classroom

Do Now Unit 1

You will have a daily do now -- if you are not in class it is YOUR responsibility to write absent (tardy does not count as an excuse for not completing the Do Now). Do now's are to be completed at the beginning of class to start you thinking about government, therefore making up do now's are not necessary -- simply write absent. If you have any questions see me.

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Chapter 2 Vocabulary Quiz  in Google Classroom

Chapter 2 Vocabulary Quiz

We are going to experiment with a quiz....the below quiz SHOULD be chapter 2 and has 5 quick questions for you to answer. I will be on google meets during 4th period if you have problems just let me know. This is my first remote quiz so I may have some buttons to check or uncheck.

:-) Thank you!
MM

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Constitution Scavenger Hunt  in Google Classroom

Constitution Scavenger Hunt

Please put your answers in a color other than black for easy viewing.

This is a great study guide for the entire year and we will reference this to defend policy and procedure throughout the course. If you run into a question you can't find the answer to let me know. There are a couple that are a little tricky.

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Familiarization Assignment  in Google Classroom

Familiarization Assignment

Complete this assignment and turn it in.

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Summer Assignment  in Google Classroom

Summer Assignment

All Students --

I hope this finds you enjoying your summer. As part of the AP Government Class you will need to have your AP Book on the first day of class -- THIS IS YOUR SUMMER ASSIGNMENT.

The book we will use is the same book we used last year. Students from last year may be willing to sell you their book at a reduced price.
See the attached slide for a photo of the cover. You may buy the electronic version if you prefer; but you will be using this on the second day of class.
Government in America: People, Politics, and Policy, AP* Edition - 2016 Presidential Election, 17th Edition
Product details
ISBN-13: 9780134586571
ISBN: 0134586573
Edition: 17th Publication Date: 2018 Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited AUTHOR
Edwards, Wattenberg, Edwards, George C., Howell

If you have ANY questions please don't hesitate to contact me. I will be checking my email routinely beginning Monday, July 27th.

tina.matthew@ccsdre1.org
719-337-4507

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Policies and Procedures  in Google Classroom

Policies and Procedures

We will read as much in class as possible. Please sign and answer the 5 questions at the end.