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Sunday, September 18, 2011

This Week in GOVERNMENT: September 19-23, 2011

Last week we prepared for our debates, and learned a little about nomination processes for elected officials and passing legislation. This week, and next, we will hold our Debates (Monday-Wednesday), learn about the Constitution (Chapter 3), Federalism (Chapter 4), and Political Parties (Chapter 5), as well as a couple of important Supreme Court cases. These subjects will close our first 6-weeks and start the next. There will be a quiz at the end of this week and a test next week. Be prepared to take some notes, read some articles and the textbook, learn some new vocabulary, write your thoughts on several items that we will discuss, and start on our next class project at the end of next week. I would like to state that overall I am quite impressed with my 5th Period GOV class! I have seen lots of great work and my students are wonderful to work with. Now, some are procrastinating and talking to their friends in class way too much. It is time to ensure that we are all good to go because we have many busy days ahead (and not just in this class). Make sure that you have your textbook Monday, Thursday, and Friday, as well as a pen and paper every day. We will also make sure all of our binders are arranged and that we are all prepared to end this 6-weeks and start the next 6-weeks. Do not forget that if you ever need any help, or are having issues, please come and see me. I'm available at most every lunch and after school. Do not let your grade suffer because you would rather hang out with your friends!!! This is our plan/schedule. Let's finish this 6-weeks strong!

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