`Welcome to Mr. DeNardo's Unit #1: Power, the Constitution & the Executive BranchAdditional On-line Resources: Federalism Quiz / Constitution Quiz / Which Branch of Government? Quiz/ Branches of Power (The Three Branches) Game / Hip Hughes--Checks & Balances for Dummies / Hip Hughes--The Unwritten Constitution/ Federalism Quiz #2 / The Constitution For the United States: Its Sources and Its Application / Hip Hughes--The Elastic Clause / Hip Hughes--U.S. Federalism for Dummies / [James] Madison's Notes Are Missing Game / Three Branches Game/ Federalists Anti-Federalists Game / Hip Hughes--Federalists v. Anti-Federalists Quiz--The Bureaucracy / Cabinet Departments Flashcards / Quiz--The Presidency / You Are the President Game /Hip Hughes--Article II for Dummies: The Executive Branch Explained/ Hip Hughes--Obamacare for Dummies / The White House WebsiteWed. 1/8Assigned Student Questionaire plus one page about yourself Student Questionaire (due Fri. 1/10)Assigned Current Event HW article (due tomorrow Thurs. 1/9)Read and went over GOVERNMENT SYLLABUS (Syllabus Rules quiz on Fri. 1/10)
Filled out and turned in Index Cards with student informationPre-assessmentThurs. 1/9Collected and discussed Current Event HW articleHW: Student Questionaire + 1 page about yourself + Syllabus Rules QuizFri. 1/10Collected Student Questionaire + 1 page about yourselfSyllabus Rules QuizStarted Presidential Election Process--completed page 2 in Notesheet Packet for Unit 1 on the ConstitutionRegistered to Vote https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voter-registration/Mon. 1/13Finished Presidential Election Process--completed page 3 in Notesheet Packet for Unit 1 on the ConstitutionTues. 1/14Assigned Federalist Paper Socratic Seminar readings & questions (Annotated articles and written responses due and discussion to held Block Day, Thurs. 1/23)Block Day, Thurs. 1/16Start Constitution SearchFri. 1/17Reminder: Federalist Paper Socratic Seminar readings & questions (Annotated articles and written responses due and discussion to held Block Day, Thurs. 1/23)Completed pages 4 and 5 in Notesheet Packet for Unit 1 on the ConstitutionMon. 1/20: Martin Luther King HolidayTues. 1/21Finished Overview of Constitution, including Checks & Balances and Federalism:Completed pages 6 and 7 in Notesheet Packet for Unit 1 on the ConstitutionPP--THE CONSTITUTION IN BRIEF & LIMITS TO GOVT POWER / PDF--THE CONSTITUTION IN BRIEF & LIMITS TO GOVT POWERCompleted Federalism review sheetBlock Day, Thurs. 1/23Federalist Papers Socratic Seminar (Federalist Paper Socratic Seminar readings & questions due)Assigned brief Article--State v. Federal power (read and answer questions--due Mon. 1/27)Fri. 1/24--Substitute Teacher in for Mr. DWatched and completed Video Notesheet: Hurricane Katrina and FederalismText HW on Executive Branch due Thurs. 1/30 (see Unit Outline posted 1/9 above)Mon. 1/27Collected and discussed Article--State v. Federal powerAnswered Questions for Federalism DiscussionClass DiscussionTues. 1/28Wed. 1/29 (Periods 1-7 meet for 48 periods)Thurs. 1/30 (No class due to irregular Open House schedule)Fri. 1/31 (Minimum Day schedule--Periods 1-3, 70 minute periods)Collected and discussed Text assignment HW (see Unit Outline posted 1/9 above)Article & Questions on Executive Orders (due Mon. 2/3)Completed page 10 in Notesheet Packet for Unit 1 on the ConstitutionTues. 2/4Handed out Abuse of Power Presentation InstructionsPrepped for presentations to be done on Wed. 2/5 & Fri. 2/7Minimum Day Block Day Schedule (Periods 1-3, 70 minute periods), Wed. 2/6Started Presidential Abuse of Power PresentationsHanded out Study Guide for First Exam, Block Day Thurs. 2/13Fri. 2/7Continued Presidential Abuse of Power PresentationsHanded out Unit Assignments Packet Cover Sheet (complete packet due by Fri. 2/14)Passed back papers
Mon. 2/10Finished presentationsTues. 2/11Review for ExamBlock Day, Thurs. 2/13Constitution ExamUNIT ASSIGNMENTS PACKET Due 2/14Fri. 2/14--Mr. D AbsentUnit Packet dueVideo Notesheet--West Wing: The State DinnerNew unit starts as of today--from now on start looking at Unit #2 on Political Parties and CampaignsMonday 2/17-Friday 2/21President's Week--No School--Three Cheers for George Washington and Abraham Lincoln!!!Mon. 9/2: Labor Day HolidayWed. 9/11 (Patriot Day)--Periods 1-7 MeetMonday 2/18-Friday 2/22President's Week--No School--Three Cheers for George Washington and Abraham Lincoln!!!