Week Nineteen--December 6-10
Monday: The National Government & the 50 States Quiz
Wednesday: No School
Thursday: Final Exam Review.
Week Eighteen--November 29-December 3
Monday: Federalism--Division of Power Quiz. Homework: Read pp. 97-103. Complete Vocabulary, p. 97. Obligation of the Nation to the States.
Wednesday: Admitting new States. Cooperative federalism. Federal grants-in-aid, revenue sharing. Types of federal grants.
Thursday: Other forms of federal aid. State aid to the national government.
Week Seventeen--November 22-24
Monday: No School.
Wednesday: ELECTION PROJECT FINAL PAPERS DUE!!! Powers denied to the States. Exclusive and Concurrent Powers. The Supremacy Clause. Homework: Primary Source--More Power to the States, p. 96.
Week Sixteen--November 15-19
Monday: Informal Amendments Quiz. Begin Chapter 4: Federalism. Why did the framers of the Constitution choose Federalism? Definition of Federalism. Homework: Read pp. 88-95. Vocabulary, p. 88.
Wednesday: Powers of the National Government--types of delegated powers=expressed, implied, inherent. How the Constitution denies certain powers to the national government
Thursday: The States: Reserved and denied powers. Exclusive and Concurrent powers. Supremacy Clause. Homework: Primary Source, p. 96.
Week Fifteen--November 8-12
Monday: Methods of amending/ratifying amendments to the Constitution. Bill of Rights. Later significant amendments.
Wednesday: Formal Amendments to the Constitution Quiz. Begin informal amendment process. Read pp. 79-82. Vocabulary, p. 79.
Thursday: Informal amendments to the Constitution. By: Congressional legislation, Presidential action, Supreme Court decision, political party action, custom.
Week Fourteen--November 1-5
Monday: Chapter 3: The Constitution. Six Basic Principles: popular sovereignty, limited gov't, separation of powers, checks and balances, judicial review, federalism. Homework: read pp. 64-70. Define vocabulary, p. 64
Wednesday: QUIZ: Basic Principles of the Constitution. Methods of amending/ratifying amendments. Bill of Rights. Later significant amendments. Homework: Read pp. 72-77. Define vocabulary, p. 72.
Thursday: Last Computer Lab Day for Elections Project.
Week Thirteen--October 25-29
Monday: CHAPTER TWO TEST.
Wednesday: No School.
Thursday: No School.
Week Twelve--October 18-22
Monday: Complete discussion of Constitutional Compromises. Identify opposing sides in fight to ratify the Constitution and the major arguments for and against it. Vocabulary, p. 56
Wednesday: REVIEW FOR CHAPTER TWO TEST
Thursday: 4th of 5 Computer Lab days for Elections Research Project.
Week Eleven--October 12-15
Monday: No School
Wednesday: Compare and Contrast the Virginia and New Jersey plans for a new Constitution. Summarize the major compromises agreed to by the delegates and the effects of those compromises.
Thursday: Identify opposing sides in the fight to ratify the Constitution and the major arguments for and against it.
Week Ten--October 4-8
Monday: Explain why the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation led to a crisis in government in the 1780's. How did this crisis lead to the Constitutional Convention?
Wednesday: Describe how the need for a stronger national government resulted in a new Constitution rather than revised Articles of Confederation. Identify the framers of the Constitution and discuss how the delegates organized the proceedings of the convention.
Thursday: Scheduled Computer Lab workday for Mid-Term Elections Project.
Week Nine--September 27-October 1
Monday: Vocabulary. p. 34. Compare the outcomes of the 1st and 2nd Continental Congress. Analyze the ideas in the Declaration of Independence. Describe the drafting of the 1st State Constitutions. Summarize their commonalities.
Wednesday: Vocabulary, p. 44. Describe the structure of the government under the Articles of Confederation. Explain why the weaknesses of the Articles led to a crisis in government in the 1780's. How did this crisis lead to plans for a Constitutional Convention.
Thursday: Potential Computer Lab day for project research. IF NOT: Describe how the growing need for a stronger national government led to plans for a Constitutional Convention. Identify the framers of the constitution and discuss how the delegates organized the proceedings of the Convention. Begin compare/contrast of Virginia and New Jersey Plans.
Week Eight—September 20-24
Monday: Compare outcomes of 1st and 2nd Continental Congress. Declaration of Independence. Common features of state constitutions—popular sovereignty, limited government, civil rights and liberties and separation of powers + checks and balances.
Wednesday: Get Vocabulary, p. 44. Describe Structure of government under the Articles of Confederation. Explain weaknesses of the Articles which led to a crisis in government in the 1780’s. Describe how need for stronger national government led to constitutional convention.
Thursday: 2nd of 5 Computer Lab workdays for Mid-Term Elections Project.