NOVEMBER 2014

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
3 - Day 2 4 - Day 3(4) Early Dismissal
ELECTION DAY
5 - Day 5 6 - Black Day 7 - Gold Day
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Discuss Commerce Power cases

The election:
VoteEasy The politicians are rated on "courage" depending on whether or not they agreed to answer Vote Smart's questionnaire about key issues. You can select areas of interest, such as "Education," "Energy," or "Environment," to align your personal viewpoints with the candidates who agree with you. Each contestant's face hops backward or forward in proportional "fit" as you indicate how important a topic is to you.

Political Galaxy By inputting either a name or zip code, you can navigate an impressive array of facts about each official, including votes, speeches, positions, funding, and ratings across a firmament of topics.

Get out the Vote: it Matters

Senate Midterm Elections Explained - Yahoo! News

Why You Should Care More About Midterm Elections - TestTube

The 2014 Midterms, Explained In 8 Bits - Vox

America's Midterm Elections Explained - CCTV America
Period 1
Pres Powers Reading
You will be assigned on partner and one segment of the reading to examine. Your job is to summarize the power of the president described in the section and find one example of the power being used. Then, you will outline your summary and your example on a class Google Presentation - a blank slide has been created for you.

Hip Hughes on the Executive Branch: part 1, part 2
Period 1
Present reading sections

TED: Simon Sinek, How Great Leaders Inspire Action

Choose a president to study
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Period 3
Discuss Commerce Power cases

The election:
VoteEasy The politicians are rated on "courage" depending on whether or not they agreed to answer Vote Smart's questionnaire about key issues. You can select areas of interest, such as "Education," "Energy," or "Environment," to align your personal viewpoints with the candidates who agree with you. Each contestant's face hops backward or forward in proportional "fit" as you indicate how important a topic is to you.

Political Galaxy By inputting either a name or zip code, you can navigate an impressive array of facts about each official, including votes, speeches, positions, funding, and ratings across a firmament of topics.

Get out the Vote: it Matters
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Period 7
Work on Interstate Commerce
Build mural timeline
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Present reading sections

TED: Simon Sinek, How Great Leaders Inspire Action

Choose a president to study
10 - Day 6 11 - Day 7 (Veterans' Day) 12 - Day 1 13 - Day 2 14 - Day 3 (Whiting out)
Period 1
Finish sharing our crowd-sourced Google slides on the powers of the president
Period 1
Choosing the President:
the Electoral College
Watch and discuss:
from TED Ed
in Plain English

How does it work?
Why do we have it?
Is it still relevant?
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Model process for our president study
George Washington

POTUS go-to sources:
Whitehouse Website
Miller Center
The American Presidency Project
IPL-POTUS
Presidential Libraries
The Library of Congress
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Choose a president to study: Lincoln, Wilson, Hoover, FDR, Eisenhower, JFK, LBJ, Nixon, or Reagan

POTUS go-to sources:
Whitehouse Website
Miller Center
The American Presidency Project
IPL-POTUS
Presidential Libraries
The Library of Congress
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Period 3
Choose a president to study: Lincoln, Wilson, Hoover, FDR, Eisenhower, JFK, LBJ, Nixon, or Reagan

POTUS go-to sources:
Whitehouse Website
Miller Center
The American Presidency Project
IPL-POTUS
Presidential Libraries
The Library of Congress
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Period 7
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Choosing the President:
the Electoral College
Watch and discuss:
from TED Ed
in Plain English

How does it work?
Why do we have it?
Is it still relevant?
Period 7
Model process for our president study
George Washington
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17 - Day 4 18 - Day 5 19 - Day 6 20 - Day 7 21 - Day 1
Period 1
Work on president study

Find a campaign ad!
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Work on president study
What do you need to know to decide if your president was an effective leader?

Check out Crash Course, Hip Hughes
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Finish president study
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Last phase of president research:
famous speech analysis
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Finish famous speech analysis

HW: watch Simon Sinek: How Great Leaders Inspire Action
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Finish famous speech analysis
24 - Day 2 25 - Day 3 26 - Day 4(5) Early Dismissal 27 28
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Period 1
Speed-dating: domestic, foreign, and economic issue; war & peace; success & failure; campaigns & elections, etc.

HW: watch Simon Sinek: How Great Leaders Inspire Action
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SNOW DAY!
No School No School
Period 3
Speed-dating: domestic, foreign, and economic issue; war & peace; success & failure; campaigns & elections, etc.

HW: watch Simon Sinek: How Great Leaders Inspire Action
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Period 7
Finish famous speech analysis

HW: watch Simon Sinek: How Great Leaders Inspire Action
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