May 25

Government 5/25-5/29


  • Identify powers of the executive branch described in Article II of the U.S. Constitution
  • Describe the responsibilities of the president and vice president
  • Identify key departments in the executive branch
  • Explain the roles and responsibilities of executive departments and the president’s cabinet.


Article 2 – Executive Branch Google Doc: Read excerpts from Article II of the Constitution and interpret them as they relate to the duties of the President. There are many resources online that can assist you with the interpretation of the the Constitution and specific articles if you need assistance. – The Google Sheet is due friday

You will need to Complete the Kahoot Challenge with a score above a 60% by Friday – The materials to read are attached in Google Classroom – All in a Day’s Work and A Very Big Branch

Your grades are recorded on Kahoot and you can retry until you meet the criteria. Make sure you Type Your Full Name in the Kahoot


Game PIN: 02376154

May 18

Government – 5/18-5/21

I. Objectives:

  • Explain the structure and powers of the legislative branch of the U.S. federal government
  • Describe the legislative process in the U.S. Congress
  • Identify the legislative branch’s role in the system of checks and balances/separation of powers

II.  Classwork:

A. Due Wednesday – iCivics Congress in a Flash

  • Read the directions on Google Classroom – If the file gives you trouble, there is another on iLearn.

B. Due Friday – Chapter 11 Section 2 & 4 Questions

May 17

AP Economics

Dear Colleague,

Today we reached the midway point of the two-week primary administration. We couldn’t be more proud of the hundreds of thousands of students who showed up for the opportunity to claim the college credit they worked for all year, despite widespread school closures.

Students have taken nearly 2.2 million AP® Exams, across 15 courses. After the first week of testing, our data show the vast majority of students successfully completed their exams.

However, some students have encountered challenges submitting their responses, and we’ve been listening closely to each student, parent, or educator who reports a problem. Beginning Monday, May 18, we’re changing processes to address some of these concerns.

To help support your students during testing, please share the information below with them.
Submitting Exam Responses
We share the deep disappointment of students who were unable to submit responses.
•Beginning Monday, May 18, and continuing through the makeup window, there will be a backup email submission process for browser-based exams.
•This option will only be available for students who were not able to submit in the standard process—and they must then email their responses immediately following their exam.
•These students will see instructions about how to email their response on the page that says, “We Did Not Receive Your Response.” The email address that appears on this page will be unique to each student.
•Any student testing between May 18–22 who can’t successfully upload their response through the exam platform or send it to us by email, will need to request a makeup exam.
•To protect the security and validity of exams, we’re unable to accept submissions from students who tested May 11–15. However, these students can feel confident that the email option will be in place for them during the makeup exams
•Email submissions will not be available for the World Language exams.
Setting Up Your Students for Success
Given the wide variety of devices, browsers, and connectivity solutions students have access to, we’re unable to prevent every possible local error from occurring during the exam. In advance of the administration, we created a testing guideExam demo, and test day checklist to help students avoid potential issues. It’s important that students review this information and know to:
•Locate their e-ticket, which is emailed two days before each exam
•Use a recommended browser, update it to the latest version, and disable plugins
•Keep an eye on the time and begin their submission at the 5-minute mark
Additional tips to help your students succeed are available here.

Students taking World Language and Culture exams, which begin on Monday, May 18, must:
•Download the free AP World Languages Exam App (WLEA)
•Set their device to “Do Not Disturb”
•Check to ensure they have enough storage on their device
World Language students should also watch the exam walk-through video, and check our website for more guidance.

Thank you for all you continue to do to support your students during this challenging time.

With gratitude,

Advanced Placement Program
May 11

Government – 5/11-5/15

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the structure and powers of the legislative branch of the U.S. federal government
  • Describe the legislative process in the U.S. Congress
  • Identify the legislative branch’s role in the system of checks and balances/separation of powers

Due Wednesday – Google Classroom

  • Legislative Questions – Watch the video & read the paper attached

Due Friday– Google Classroom

  • Chapter 11 Section 1 Reading Comprehension
  • iLearn textbook Chapter 11 Section 1 Read pages 296-303
May 11

AP Economics – 5/11-5/15

This is the last classwork week for seniors

You will need to prepare yourself and your computer for the AP Exam

I have posted review video links on Google Classroom and as new materials become available I will also post them

Due this week

Unit 5 Study Guide on Google Classroom – Wednesday

You can pick any other Study Guide Micro or Macro to Complete by Friday

  • Go to iLearn
  • Scroll down to the bottom and find the Ultimate Review Folders
  • Select a STUDY GUIDE from either of the folders to complete
  • Submit to Google Classroom by Friday
May 04

Government – 5/04-5/08

I. Meetings will return to iLearn Big Blue Button – I have been told it’s fixed

Tuesday & Thursday

  • 3rd Period Govt – 1:30-2:00 pm
  • 4th Period Govt – 3:00-3:30 pm
  • 6th  Period Govt – 4:00-4:30 pm

II. Objectives:

  • Identify the laws and amendments that altered U.S. voting laws.
  • Identify obstacles to voting.
  • Develop a stance regarding voter ID laws and provide support for their argument.

III. Work This Week on Google Classroom:

  • Due Wednesday – iCivics Voter Rights Completion
  • Due FridayVoter Identification Laws: For or Against

May 04

AP Economics – 5/04-5/08

Meetings will return to Big Blue Button – i have been told it’s fixed

2nd Period AP Econ – 12:00 – 12:30 pm Tues & Thursday

Work for Wednesday and Friday is below:

II.  Objectives

  • Explain the difference between short-run and long-run macroeconomic equilibrium
  • Describe the causes and effects of demand shocks and supply shocks
  • Determine if an economy is experiencing a recessionary or an inflationary gap and explain how to calculate the size of an output gap

III.  Discuss Video Assignment on iLearn

IV.   Equilibrium in the Aggregate Demand/Supply Model pgs 192-199

V. Notebook

  A.  Bridge Map  P194

  • Impact of Negative Demand Shocks
  • Impact of Positive Demand Shocks

B.  Bridge Map  P195

  • Impact of Negative Supply Shocks
  • Impact of Positive Supply Shocks

C.   Discuss stagflation

D.  Copy and Label Figure 19.4 p 196

E.  Short Run to Long Run

  • Impact of Recessionary Gap
  • Impact of Inflationary Gap

Macro 3.3- Long Run Aggregate Supply, Recession, and Inflation (LRAS)


II.  Objectives

  • Discuss how the AS–AD model is used to formulate macroeconomic policy
  • Explain the rationale for stabilization policy
  • Describe the importance of fiscal policy as a tool for managing economic fluctuations
  • Identify the policies that constitute expansionary fiscal policy and those that constitute contractionary fiscal policy

III. Economic Policy Aggregate Demand & Supply Model pgs 201-208

A Macroeconomic Policy

  1. Policy in the Face of Demand Shocks – Examples
  2. Responding to Supply Shocks – Difficult and only resolves one on the issues

B.  Fiscal Policy: The Basics

  1. Taxes, Purchases of Goods and Services, Government Transfers, and Borrowing
  • Explain in terms of Expansionary & Contractionary Policy
  1. The Government Budget and Total Spending
  2. Expansionary and Contractionary Fiscal Policy
  3. A Cautionary Note: Lags in Fiscal Policy
  • Major Lags -Recognition, Decision, & Implementation

iV,  Read Exam Tip on Page 207

V.  Classwork

  • 20.5 WS on iLearn – Due Friday