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BHS CIVICS, Mr. Pahl, 2nd Sem. 2015-16

STUFF Pod casts, TCI class textbook login, Mock Congress!, Notebook assignments Explanation of Grading,     Syllabus  
NYT Articles assigned   Subscriptions  Congress-Links

January 2016:   

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
January 4 Institute Day

 

  • No School

 

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  • Hi!

 

6-7-8
  • P-Dad's "Find Yourself"
  • (CRFC First Amendment and Public Protest on Friday Jan 15, Jan 8 is deadline to register)

 

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  • John Coyle
  • Feedback (Periods 7-8)
     
  • Mr. Pahl's Social Media accounts for Civics:
  • Twitter: @PDaddyBHS

  • Facebook: Bhs Civics

  • Instagram: @bhs_civics

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  • Pick your track...
  • Pick your group...
  • Work on:
    • SOTU
    • Your story
    • Preparing for the test on Chapter 1

       
  • LOG

 

 

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HOW DID GOVERNMENT START?

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TEST on Chapter 1, and theories for the origin of government.

  • Your story is due (electroncially)
18  Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • No School
19 Chapter 2: FORMS of GOVERNMENT

 

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  • TEST on Chapter 2, Types of Government and Economic Systems
  • You can use your notes on this test.


     
  • Find Yourself due
  • LOG
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Chapter 3 Roots of American Democracy        

Watch This Podcast Notebook Assignments
1 New Chap 3 vocabulary podcast on YouTube (4 min.) Take notes - This is notebook assignment #4
New (2016) on YouTube, Chapter 3, The Roots of American Democracy (15 min) Take notes on it. This is notebook assignment #5
3  New podcast on Foundational Concepts of American Democracy. (4 min) Other link.  (Older one on Teacher Tube, 3 minutes: Timeline chart) Take notes on it. This is notebook assignment #6

(Notebook 7 is here...)

  • Check to see if you know this stuff... here are sample tests like what you will see on the Thursday test... when you submit these, you will get a score, letting you know if you know this!
  • Notes from Chap. 3
  • LOG

27  Roots of American Democracy...

 

  • CLEP class code for Google Classroom: b46o80a
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  • TEST on Chapter 3, The Roots of American Democracy.
     
  • Based on the 3 podcasts on chapter 3
  • You can use your notes
     

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  • "Get caught up" day!
  • Remember, your NYT article goes in your notebook, (not turned in by Google doc!) - it's notebook #7!
  • NYT Articles assigned
  • Study your classmates' names. That test will be soon.
     
  • LOG

February 2016:

Feb 1    
  • No computers today!
  • IOWA Caucus today
  • 7th and final Republican debate last night, no Trump
  • What is a caucus?
  • Nominating process
  • SYRIA
Feb. 2
Active Citizenship
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3      Political Views

 

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  • Study for test tomorrow
  • ACTIVITY
  • Get your notebooks ready to be turned in next week... NEAT, numbered correctly
  • LOG
  • Is the writer liberal, conservative or moderate, and why?
  • Paul Krugman "Who Hates Obamacare?"
  • David Brooks "A Question of Moral Radicalism"
  • "Dreamers on the Front Lines of the 2016 Race"
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8, 9, 10  Notebooks Due: 2nd Per-Mon, 4th Per-Tues, 7th Per-Wed, 8th Per-Thu

U-46 Superintendent Tony Sanders may address you this week about how congressional polarization effects education funding.

Unit 4. Elections

Notebook assignments 11, 12 and 13 are to take notes on the three podcasts on Chapter 10 about Elections:

11 12 Lincoln's Birthday

  • TEST on Elections, Chapter 10, open notes. From the three podcasts.
  • (Rhyme who you're for, to raise your score!)
  • One of the essays will be on reforming the electoral college
  • LOG
15 Presidents Day
  • No School
16-19 Presidential Primary Simulation   Poll
  • Listing of all students by state     BHS State primaries Calendar (use u-46 login to edit)  How to get on state ballots
     
  • Handouts:
    • Diary to keep daily during the simulation
    • The form for self-evaluation at the end of the simulation
    • The various roles that you can have
  • Candidates announce their intention to run, and plan for speeches in their own classes. 1 candidate from each class will then be elected, and these 8 will be the Presidential candidates.
  • No electronic logs....keep it in your booklet journal

 

 

22 - 26

 

  • Presidential Primary Simulation 

 

March 2016:

Unit 5. Structure of Government

 

Feb 29
  • Self Evaluation for Primary simulation DUE
     
  • Get together with members of your state and RATE the MEDIA!
     
  • Begin preparing for Thursday test on the Legislative Branch, Chapters 11-12
  • LOG
1-2     Congress 3

 

  • TEST on CONGRESS, the Legislative Branch: Chapters 11.3 and 12.3-5 based on the 5 podcasts .
  • Students: think about running for Speaker of the House next week in our Mock Congress.

     
  • LOG

 

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  • County-wide Institute Day - No School
7, 8, 9 Mock Congress
  • Vote for President!
  • Bill-Writing groups pick topic and begin crafting bills
  • Committee Assignments made
  • Election for Speaker of the House
     
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  • Bill must be placed online
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The Presidency

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  • SIP Day
  • No School

 

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  • COMMITTEE HEARINGS. Committees MUST put in writing specific recommendations for amending bills.
  • LOG
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  • Committee recommendations for changes given to bill-writing groups whose bill was sent back for amending. These groups MUST FINISH amending their bill by the end of the period and give it to the President or Vice President.
  • Study guide... for the TEST on the Presidency tomorrow, Chapter 13.3-5
     
  • Newspaper assignment - Roles of the President due
  • LOG
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  • Bill-writing group changes given back to committee.
  • Committee must vote on the newly amended bill by the end of the period and communicate this result to the Speaker or President...
  • Work on floor speeches for next week.

      

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  • FULL SESSION
  • LOG
22-23 24

TEST on Chapter 13, The Presidency

 

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  • SPRING BREAK BEGINS!!!!
March 28-31 and April 1

S   P   R   I   N   G      B   R   E   A   K !!!

April 2016:

April 4        Chap. 15: Courts, Judges and the Law

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  • Controversial Discussion, class activity, no computers today.
     
  • Led by CRFC's Nisan Chavkin
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TEST on the Judicial Branch Podcast

 

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  • No Classes

11-13        Moot Court (Mock Trial) Presentations

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  • 2 Mocks Trials Today:
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  • 2 Mock Trials Today:
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  2. .

 

 

18-19    Chaps 17-18 US and the World Foreign Policy Projects 20

 

21      STUFF:
  • Moodle feedback on the LINK presentation yesterday...Go to Mr. Pahl's Flipped Civics class at Bartlett High School, then(username= ID number
    password= 8 digit birthdate)
    Then near the top of the page click on "You weigh in" and then click on "LINK" to feedback to Mr. Pahl's prompt.... (10 points)
  • Work on Foreign Policy Project, get ready to schedule a test on the Chap. 17 podcast.
  • Send a message to North Korean people.
  • LOG
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25-26
  • This week: Foreign Policy Projects and test on Chap. 17 podcast
  • BUDDY program people work with Mr. Pahl to get ready for Wednesday presentations.
  • LOG
27 28 29  
  • Winning Field Trip
  • Foreign Policy Project DUE
  • Must take Chap 17 test by this date...
  • LOG

May 2016:

May 2  - 4

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May 6     SIP Day
  • No Classes
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Constitution Podcasts:

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Constitution Podcasts:

  • 7. US Flag Code
  • 8. Illinois Constitution
  • LOG

12

  • Constitution REVIEW
     
  • Quiz on US Flag Code and the Articles 3-7
  • LOG
13
  • Constitution REVIEW

     
  • QUIZ on the IL Constitution
  • Answer sheet for the IL Const Quiz
     
  • Be sure you have notes on all 8 podcasts in your Civics notebook.  These are due on May 13, the date of the Constitution Test.
  • LOG
     
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  • Constitution Party!!!!!
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Final thoughts on BHS

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  • End of 2nd Semester for Seniors
27   Graduation tomorrow  (May 28, Sat.) at Sears Center
  • OH YEAH!

25    Memorial Day
  • No Classes
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  • End 2nd Semester
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