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Homework for the week of August 28 - September 1

Homework for the week of September 4 - 6

Homework for the week of September 11 - 15

Homework for the week of September 18 - 22

Homework for the week of September 25 - 29

Homework for the week of October 2 - 6

Homework for the week of October 9 - 13

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September 18 -22

 
GoPo
Euro
APUSH
Monday

1. Review what you know about campaign finance reform.

2. Read through the Wikipedia entry on Citizen United v. FEC and the WSJ and NYT editorials on the decisions.  The links are on the Lesson Units page.  Then go the ScotusWiki lists of media and blogosphere responses.  Pick a few of the links and read through the responses that were written in the week after the decision (Jan. 21, 2010) was announced.  Try to pick both positive and negative responses.  You can usually tell from the titles.

3. Make a list/chart of at least six arguments for and against the position taken by the majority in the Citizens United decision.  Be prepared to discuss in class and to give your opinion on the decision and its effect on politics.

1. Read p. 531 – 537

2. Read the excerpts on absolutism: A. James I   B. Thomas Hobbes    C.  Jean Domat

3. Answer questions 1 - 5

1. Read p. 207 – 213

2. Watch these political ads that college students made from the elections of 1796 and 1800.  http://sites.williams.edu/hist359/category/1796/  and http://sites.williams.edu/hist359/category/1800/ You may want to change to a speedier setting. 

3. Answer questions 8 – 11 

4. Keep filling out the Federalist/Republican worksheet.

Tuesday

1. Read “No Place for Amateurs” by Dennis Johnson in the Readings Book, p. 487 and take margin notes

2. Read “Going Dirty” By David Mark in the Readings Book p. 497 and take margin notes.

1. Read p. 537 – 548 to the “The Decline of Royal Absolutism in England

2. Answer questions 6 – 13. 

1. Read p. 214 – 218

2. Answer question 12

3. Keep filling out the Federalist/Republican worksheet.

4. Start reading for the debate on the War of 1812.

Wednesday

1. Read p. 257 -  266

2. Answer questions 18– 25

3. Go to the Lesson Units page for this unit and find the links for  http://www.livingroomcandidate.org/  and watch the campaign ads for both Clinton and Trump for 2016.  Follow the links for outside ads for each candidate.  You will now be able to scroll through to find the ads from last year’s election.  Pick the ads you think are the two most effective and the two least effective ads and take notes for each choice explaining why you think this.

1. Read p. 208 - 218  in the handout from the Merriman textbook.

2. Answer questions 14 – 17

3. Take the online reading quiz on the period leading up to the outbreak of war.  The link is on the Lesson Units page.  This will count for a mini-quiz grade.  You’re on your honor as you take the quiz.

Prepare for the Debate on the War of 1812 by printing out and reading the documents posted on my website http://www.raleighcharterhs.org/faculty/bnewmark/AP%20History/1812Debate.html

Thursday

1. Read the articles “Why Obama is Better at Getting Out the Vote” and “The Creepiness Factor: How Obama and Romney Are Getting to Know You” They are linked on my website

2.  Answer questions 26 - 28 

1.Download and read the Grand Remonstrance, Charles I’s Proclamation on Religion and Answer to the Grand Remonstrance.  It’s posted on the Lesson Units Page of my website.

2. Read p. 219 – 224 to “Increasingly…”

3 Watch an excerpt from the video, “Oliver Cromwell: King Killer” http://bit.ly/1JP7TyW from 24:52 – 34:38.    The link is on the Lesson Units Page of my website. You may want to speed it up.

4. Answer question 18 – 20

5. Be prepared to debate your assigned position as either a supporter of Charles I or John Pym using your answer to the reading questions

 1. Read p. 219 – 224 and p. 227 – p. 232

2. Answer questions 13 – 19

3. Finish Fed/Rep. worksheet

Friday Flex Day Flex Day Flex Day

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September 25 - 29

 
GoPo
Euro
APUSH
Monday
No School No School No School
Tuesday

Review and bring in questions

1. Read p. 224  – 230 in the handout

2. Watch the video, “Monarchy, The Glorious Revolution.”  http://bit.ly/1OrWJRy Start at 10:12 unless you want to learn about James II’s coronation and first year.

3. Answer question 21 -22

4. Take the reading/viewing quiz.  The link is on my Lesson Units page.

1. Read p. 232 - 245

2. Answer questions 20 - 24

Wednesday

Test on Elections

1. Download and print out the English Bill of Rights.  The link is on my Lesson Units Page. Be sure to bring it in to class.

2. Take the margin notes as indicated in question 23 on the Bill of Rights

1. Read p. 246 – 256

2. Answer questions 25 – 28

Thursday

1. Read p. 298 – 310 to “Are the National Media Biased?”

2. Questions 1 - 7

1. Read the excerpt from “The Century of Revolution”

2. Answer question 24

1. Presidential Charts due before 10:00 pm Wednesday night.

2. Start working on your DBQ due on Friday.

Friday

1. Read p. 310 – 320

2. Read through the article, “How the Mass Media Divide Us” on p. 418 in the Lanahan Readings book

3. Questions 8 – 14

1. Read p. 554 – 559 in textbook

2. Look at the pamphlet linked on the Lessons Unit page or at this link and skim through the information and the paintings there.  The whole pamphlet is a wonderful source, but pay particular attention to pages 18 – 23, 31 – 40 and then scroll through the art on p. 44 – 115.  It’s like a trip to an art museum from your computer.  (The link is on my site)

3. Answer questions 25– 29

4. This isn’t required, but if you find that you love the art of this period as much as I do, you might enjoy  these sites to see the works of Johannes Vermeer   and Rembrandt   (The links are also on the Lessons page)  

DBQ Due – Remember that this is a test grade.  You are on your honor not to spend more than 1 hour on the DBQ and not to use your book or notes.  This must be typed.

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October 2 - 6

 
GoPo
Euro
APUSH
Monday

1. Read “Feeding Frenzy” by Larry Sabato in the Readings Book p. 403.

2. Look over the poll results from Gallup on “Trust in Mass Media”

3. Answer questions 15 – 16

4. You may also enjoy looking at the links on the Links Page on famous campaign gaffes.

DBQ Due – please type (This is a test grade)

Test
Tuesday

Work on your HW for Weds.

1. Read p. 565- 582

2. Answer questions 30- 36

 
Wednesday

Practice AP answer due.  Do not take more than 25 minutes to write this. This must be typed

1. Watch the video on Peter the Great.  The link is on the Lesson Units page.  You can start at the 6:15 mark of Episode 7 which skips Peter’s youth.  If you’re interested, you can watch from the beginning of Episode 6, but I’m just trying to save a bit of time.

2. Read p. 582 -589

3. Answer questions 37 and 38. 

 
Thursday

Do the following for a graded assignment. 

 

1. Find TWO examples from the past two months from the media (written, TV, radio, internet) that exemplify what we’ve been talking about during this unit. 

2. Briefly summarize each of your examples.

3. Write up your analysis of how your examples each connect to and either exemplify or contradict what we’ve discussed in class.  You must be specific in the points you make in your analysis.  In your analysis, you also need to include a discussion of how you think your example might affect the public, the election, politicians, etc.

4. Your assignment must be typed and use good English.  You need to include a bibliography of your sources.  Use Chicago style for citing media sources. You do not to print out your examples to turn in. 

 

  • How the media use sources
  • Bias in how the media refer to people they quote
  • Bias in story selection
  • Politicians or campaigns using spin
  • Political use of social media
  • Sensationalism
  • Use of news leaks
  • Use of loaded language
  • Trial balloons
  • Feeding frenzy
  • Highlighting gaffes
  • Horserace journalism
  • The media acting as gatekeeper, watchdog, or scorekeeper
  • The media setting the agenda

Review Charts due by 10:00 pm on Weds night

Bring in your snacks for our Ex-Day party

 
Friday

Do the following for a graded assignment. 

 

1. Find TWO examples from the past two months from the media (written, TV, radio, internet) that exemplify what we’ve been talking about during this unit. 

2. Briefly summarize each of your examples.

3. Write up your analysis of how your examples each connect to and either exemplify or contradict what we’ve discussed in class.  You must be specific in the points you make in your analysis.  In your analysis, you also need to include a discussion of how you think your example might affect the public, the election, politicians, etc.

4. Your assignment must be typed and use good English.  You need to include a bibliography of your sources.  Use Chicago style for citing media sources. You do not to print out your examples to turn in. 

 

  • How the media use sources
  • Bias in how the media refer to people they quote
  • Bias in story selection
  • Politicians or campaigns using spin
  • Political use of social media
  • Sensationalism
  • Use of news leaks
  • Use of loaded language
  • Trial balloons
  • Feeding frenzy
  • Highlighting gaffes
  • Horserace journalism
  • The media acting as gatekeeper, watchdog, or scorekeeper
  • The media setting the agenda
   

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October 9 - 13

 
GoPo
Euro
APUSH
Monday
Test on the Media Test  
Tuesday      
Wednesday      
Thursday      
Friday      

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