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U.S History

Bellwork-

  1. According to the graph when did the United States government reach its highest amount of spending in regards to the space program?
  2. How could you use a chart like this to predict the number of government employees and where they could be stationed for the years 1976 to 1980?
  3. Based on the chart and your answer to question number two, in the year 1980 where do you believe the majority of government employees working for the space program will be stationed and how much would you predict the government will spend in space related research?

Instruction-

  • John F. Kennedy DBQ

Documents:

JFK vs Nixon DBQ-2018

JFK vs Nixon DBQ-2018-Sentence Stems

Government:

Bellwork-

  1. Can you provide in your own words a reason for why the artist used the term “Do-nothing Congress” to identify the man jumping in to the pool?
  2. What is the underlying theme of the political cartoon?
  3. Do you think it would be a good thing if a new law were put into effect that stated that Congress could not break for recess until all the issues currently on the floor had been resolved or would this simply cause Congress to rush through bills without truly considering them in an attempt to just clear the floor?

Instruction-

  • Chapter 10, Section 2 & 3
  • Gerrymandering Activity

Documents-

Michigan Gerrymandering Activity-2018

Chapter 10-Sections 2 and 3-The House of Representatives

U.S History

Bellwork-

  1. Who are the main two figures depicted in the political cartoon?
  2. How would you describe in your own words the motive of Operation Northwoods?
  3. Imagine you were President Kennedy and you were presented with Operation Northwoods as a viable option justifying an attack on Cuba. Would you choose to carry through with Operation Northwoods or would you make the same decision as President Kennedy? *Please explain what led you to your decision

Instruction-

Documents:

JFK vs Nixon DBQ-2018

Government:

Bellwork-

  1. What evidence can you use to describe the author’s true feelings about the effectiveness of the 113th Congress? What do you believe those feeling are?
  2. What inference can you make about the 112th Congress based on the image of the shoes and the comment Uncle Sam is making?
  3. What in your opinion can be done to maximize the effective of Congress while in session? (ex. What kind of goals or timeframes might be given for accomplishing tasks)?

Instruction-

Documents-

Chapter 10-Section 1-Guided Notes-High

Chapter 10-Section 1-The National Legislature

U.S History

Bellwork-

  1. What is the main idea behind part one of the primary source?
  2. Imagine you were the moderator for the next Presidential debate between JFK and Richard Nixon. What two questions might you ask in order to have a clear idea as to the goals they will set if they were to become President?
  3. Based on the information contained in the primary source (keep in mind that this is only a portion of the debate), who in your opinion would you say won the debate? *Explain what led you to this opinion

Instruction-

Documents:

Chapter 20-Section 1-Kennedy and the Cold War-2018

Notes-Outline-Chapter 20-Section 1

Government:

Bellwork-

  1. In your own words describe what Jefferson is implying are the benefits for the removal of Native Americans from “white settlements”?
  2. What questions might you ask a member of Congress following this address by Tomas Jefferson?
  3. Imagine you were a Congressperson who disagreed with Jefferson’s approach to Indian removal. What would you recommend to your fellow Congressmen as a better alternative to Jefferson’s plan?

Instruction-

Documents-

Chapter 10-Vocabulary Terms and Definitions

Interest Group Project:

ASPCA-Brochure Example

Brochure Template-Blank-2018

Special Interest Groups-Supplemental

Special Interest Groups-Activity Rubric

Special Interest Groups-Brochure Activity

Interest Groups and Lobbying-2018

U.S History

Bellwork-

  1. In what way does the cartoon on the left (Cartoon 1) imply that Nixon is more prepared to be President than John Kennedy?
  2. What inference can we make about Kennedy’s feelings heading into the 1960 election based on the facial expression Kennedy has in cartoon 2? Would it change the meaning of the cartoon if he had a different expression on his face?
  3. How could the artist adapt the cartoon on the left (Cartoon 1) to present the impression that JFK is actually a more desirable candidate for President than Richard Nixon?

Instruction-

  • Chapter 20 Vocabulary Book

Documents:

Chapter 20-Frayer Model Set Up

Chapter 20-Vocabulary Terms and Definitions

Government:

Bellwork-

  1. What is the main idea behind the political cartoon?
  2. What is the relationship the author is trying to make between corporate election spending and NASCAR sponsorship?
  3. In your opinion, would it be better for transparency sake if every U.S. Congress person were forced to disclose the corporations or private groups who donate to their campaign or should we simply trust the system and believe that our representatives are truly voting in the best interests of the people?

Instruction-

Documents-

ASPCA-Brochure Example

Brochure Template-Blank-2018

Special Interest Groups-Supplemental

Special Interest Groups-Activity Rubric

Special Interest Groups-Brochure Activity

Interest Groups and Lobbying-2018

U.S History

Bellwork-

  1. Study for Chapter 19 Test

Instruction-

  • Chapter 19 Test

Documents:

Chapter 19-Learning Target-Study Guide-2019

Government:

Bellwork-

  1. Which political figure is addressing Congress in this primary source?
  2. What are some of the problems that might arise that could potentially hinder the Voting Rights Act of 1965?
  3. What might be one or two changes/additions that you would add or recommend to this address in hopes of strengthening its chances of being passed by Congress?

Instruction-

  • Thank you for Smoking Clip
  • Interest Group Project

Documents-

ASPCA-Brochure Example

Brochure Template-Blank-2018

Special Interest Groups-Supplemental

Special Interest Groups-Activity Rubric

Special Interest Groups-Brochure Activity

Interest Groups and Lobbying-2018

U.S. History 

Thursday-4/11/19:

  • Bell Work-1.) During which decade did the number of American households that owned a television see the largest increase? 2.) What inference can you make as to the possible reasons the number of American households who owned a television saw such a substantial increase from 1950 to 2000? 3.) Based on what you know, explain the key factors that first led to an increase in TV viewing beginning in the 1950’s that also allowed American’s to enjoy an unprecedented amount of leisure time unlike anything they had experienced before.
  • Attendance-While Class is Doing Bell Work
  • Vocabulary Match-up Activity-Chapter 19-The Post War Boom
  • Procedure-Test Key Set Up-Chapter 19
  • Study Guide Review Time-Chapter 19-The Post War Boom
  • Daily Objective-
  • Content Objective:
    • SWD analysis of key terms associated with the unit covering the post war changes in American society by manipulating of vocabulary terms in a collaborative activity
    • SWD evaluation of the materials covering the post war changes in American society through summarizing key information in a structured study guide
  • Language Objective:
    • Students will read and orally match up important vocabulary terms pertaining to the unit covering the post war changes in American society through the use of a vocabulary match-up activity
    • Students will read, and write the key terms and important information covered in our unit pertaining to the post war changes in American society by completing a structured inquiry-based study guide

 

Supplemental Material: Vocabulary Match-up Activity-Chapter 19-The Post War Boom and Study Guide Review Time-Chapter 19-The Post War Boom

Vocabulary Match-up Activity-Chapter 19-The Post War Boom

Chapter 19-Vocab Match up Review Game

Chapter 19-Vocabulary Terms and Definitions

 

Study Guide Review Time-Chapter 19-The Post War Boom

Chapter 19-Learning Target-Study Guide-2019

 

Power Points-Chapter 19-The Post War Boom

Chapter 19-Section 1-Postwar America

Chapter 19-Section 2-The American Dream in the 1950’s

Chapter 19-Section 3-Popular Culture

Chapter 19-Section 4-The Other America

 

Test Materials-Chapter 19-The Post War Boom

Chapter 19-The Post War Boom-Test Materials

 

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Government 

Thursday-4/11/19:

  • Bell Work-1.) Describe what is happening in the political cartoon? 2.) Based on the content of the political cartoon what is the artist to say is the role of lobbyists within our political system? (Try to stay away from just saying they’re bribing congress, think deeper) 3.) Suppose you could create new legislation that would force lobbyists to disclose every dollar they “donated” to the public. At what dollar amount, would you make them start disclosing their donations and do you think that this will help or hinder Congress’ ability to pass new laws?  
  • Attendance-While Class is Doing Bell Work
  • Video-What Is Lobbying and Can It Be Good? (3:00 min) and When Does Lobbying Become Bribery? (2:57 min)
    • EQ: When does the process of legal political lobbying cross over into bribery?
  • Presentation-Interest Groups (2018)
    • Lobbying and Lobbyists-Part 2
  • Activity-Special Interest Groups-Brochure Activity (Day 1)
  • Daily Objective-
  • Content Objective:
    • SWD synthesis of the ways in which interest groups work to recruit new members through grass roots tactics by creating a take away element an interest group can use to recruit new members
    • SWD comprehension of the roles of lobbyists and the goals of political interest groups by interpreting information presented by the teacher and participating in a classroom discussion
  • Language Objective:
    • Students will read, research and record the ways in which interest groups work to requite new members through grass roots tactics by creating brochure designed to encourage citizens to join their interest group
    • Students will listen and orally discuss the roles of lobbyists and the goals of political interest groups by watching two short videos and participating in classroom discussions following a short lecture by the teacher

 

Supplemental Materials: Presentation-Interest Groups (2018)-Lobbying and Lobbyists-Part 2 and Activity-Special Interest Groups-Brochure Activity (Day 1)

Presentation-Interest Groups (2018)-Lobbying and Lobbyists-Part 2

Interest Groups and Lobbying-2018

 

Activity-Special Interest Groups-Brochure Activity (Day 1)

Special Interest Groups-Brochure Activity

Brochure Template-Blank-2018

Special Interest Groups-Activity Rubric

Special Interest Groups-Supplemental

ASPCA-Brochure Example

 

 

U.S History

Bellwork-

  • 1.) During which decade did the number of American households that owned a television see the largest increase?
  • 2.) What inference can you make as to the possible reasons the number of American households who owned a television saw such a substantial increase from 1950 to 2000?
  • 3.) Based on what you know, explain the key factors that first led to an increase in TV viewing beginning in the 1950’s that also allowed American’s to enjoy an unprecedented amount of leisure time unlike anything they had experienced before.

Instruction-

  • Chapter 19, Section 4: The Other America
  • Chapter 19, Section 4 Guided Notes
  • Chapter 19 Study Guide

Documents:

Chapter 19-Section 4-The Other America

Chapter 19-Learning Target-Study Guide-2019

Notes-Outline-Chapter 19-Section 4

Government:

Bellwork-

  1. Who are the figures in the political cartoon designed to represent?
  2.  What is the underlying theme of the political cartoon?
  3. Reflect on the results of the 2016 Presidential election, how do you feel about all of the negative ads put out by the candidates? Would it change your opinion of the candidates if they focused more on positive ads than negative ads?

Instruction-

  • What is an interest group?
  • Interest Groups, Part 1 Presentation
  • Chapter 9 Vocabulary Books

Documents-

Chapter 9-Frayer Model-Gov

Chapter 9-Terms and Definitions

Interest Groups and Lobbying-2018

U.S History

Bellwork-

  1. Who were most sitcoms aimed at during the 1950’s and 1960’s?
  2. What is the main idea contained within the primary source?
  3. What do you think about the changes in the attitude towards marriage in the 1950’s and 1960’s compared to those that started prior to the late 1940’s? What can we attribute to the major change experienced by American couples during this time period?

Instruction-

  • Chapter 19, Section 4: The Other America
  • The Next Big Thing — Product Development Activity

Documents:

Chapter 19-Section 4-The Other America

The Next Big Thing-Product Devolopment Activity

Government:

Bellwork-

  1. Study for Chapter 6 and 7 Test

Instruction-

  • Chapter 6 and 7 Test

Documents-

Chapter 6 and 7-Learning Target-Study Guide-2018

U.S History

Bellwork-

  1. Who were most sitcoms aimed at during the 1950’s and 1960’s?
  2. What is the main idea contained within the primary source?
  3. What do you think about the changes in the attitude towards marriage in the 1950’s and 1960’s compared to those that started prior to the late 1940’s? What can we attribute to the major change experienced by American couples during this time period?

Instruction-

  • I Love Lucy: Be A Pal with Questions
  • Chapter 19, Section 3: Popular Culture

Documents:

I Love Lucy-Episode Three-Be a Pal-Video Questons-2018

Chapter 18 Section 3

Government:

Bellwork-

  1. What is the main idea (theme) of the political cartoon?
  2. What might the motive of the artist have been in drawing the national debt as a giant Godzilla type monster?
  3. Understanding that this particular cartoon highlighted one of the major issues of the 2012 election (see the caption in the lower right-hand corner) what changes could we make to this cartoon that would make it relevant concerning the 2020 election?

Instruction-

  • Chapter Seven, Section Three: Money and Elections
  • Chapter Seven, Sections Two and Three Guided Notes
  • Chapter 6 and 7 Study Guide
  • Chapter 6 and 7 Test Set-Up/Review

Documents-

Chapter 7 Section 3

Chapter 7-Sections 2 and 3 Guided Notes

Chapter 6 and 7-Learning Target-Study Guide-2018

Chapter 6 and 7-Test Materials

Chapter 6 and 7-Vocab Match up Review Game

U.S History

Bellwork-

  1. What does the advertisement mean when it says “Few are born beautiful…All can achieve beauty with the Elizabeth Arden Basic Ritual”?
  2. Explain in your own words how an ad like this might have effected young women living in the 1950’s? Why were ads like these so prevalent in post war America?
  3. Do you believe an advertisement like this is a good or bad thing for promoting positive images of women in our society? *Please explain the justification for your opinion

Instruction-

  • Chapter 19, Section 2: The American Dream in the Fifties
  • The Modern Good Housewife

Documents:

Chapter 19 Section 2

The Good Housewife-1950’s Economics Text Book

The Good Housewife-Student Assignment

Government:

Bellwork-

  1. Based on the table please identify one issue that seems to be particularly divisive for members of the main street Republican Party, Democratic Party and the Libertarian Party. *Remember this means within the issue there is a massively uneven stance between members of that group
  2. Imagine you are a political consultant working for a democratic candidate who was giving a speech in Colorado in front of a group of solid Liberals. Which issue would you identify for your client to focus on in order to gain additional support for his campaign?
  3. Imagine you are a political candidate trying to gauge public opinion a particular idea. Explain in your own words why a table like this might be effective in choosing which political issues to address in certain areas of the country?

Instruction-

  • Chapter Seven, Section Two: Elections
  • Chapter Seven, Sections Two and Three Guided Notes
  • Chapters Six and Seven Guided Notes
  • Chapter 6 and 7 Study Guide

Documents-

Chapter 7 Section 2

Chapter 7-Sections 2 and 3 Guided Notes