Declaration of Independence

On August 17, 2018, in Assignments, by lwaddell

Read the Declaration of Independence and answer the following questions:
1. What original or novel thoughts were presented by Jefferson in the Declaration?
2. Compare the theory of government defended in the Declaration with the doctrines of Locke.
3. To which is the Declaration closer and why?
4. What is the proper function of government, according to the Declaration, and why had George III violated his right to rule over the American colonies?

Declaration of Independence

James Madison and Federalist #10

On August 10, 2018, in Assignments, by lwaddell

There are several documents to know, and Federalist #10 is one of them.  Madison discusses factions and how to deal with them.  You will find Federalist #10 and a series of questions to help you understand the document.  These questions are due at the beginning of the next class period.

Federalist #10

Federalist #10 Guided Questions

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Guest Speaker Project

On August 9, 2018, in Assignments, by lwaddell

To reach a better understanding of government, a dialogue is needed. An excellent way to start a dialogue is to bring people who have a better understanding of the subject into class. The class will be broken into 10 groups. Each group will select a category and then secure a guest speaker for the class. This is an assignment for the class. Each guest speaker will be worth 10 points. The guest speaker will need to be available for the entire class period. If multiple classes would like to secure the same speaker, that speaker will need to be available for each period.

Guest Speaker-Speaker List

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Remind Texts

On August 8, 2018, in Information, by lwaddell

Here is the information on how to sign up for text alerts for the class.

Remind Texts Sign-Up

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Discussion Post is Open

On August 8, 2018, in Assignments, by lwaddell

Discussion Post #1 is open on the AP  Blog page.  You will be able to access the blog by clicking on the link below.  Be sure to read the rubric on how points are earned.  If you have any questions, be sure to ask.  The Post will close on August 10 at 5:00 pm.

Discussion Post #1

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Current Event

On August 8, 2018, in Assignments, by lwaddell

During the semester we will be looking at the government and what they are doing right now to relate to the topics that we are discussing.  The current event is meant to be a thoughtful execrise in seeing connections between lectures and readings and everyday life.  The events are to be typed and submitted via email to by the assigned due date.  There will be no late assignments accepted.

The first current event can be about anything in the government that has happened in the last two weeks.    There is Russia cyberterrorism, foreign policy issues, and as always the economy.

Follow the instructions found on the attached sheet on how to complete the current event.  All current events must be in your own words.

Current Event-instructions

Current Event-Form

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