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Homework for the week of January 15 - 19

Homework for the week of January 22 - 26

Homework for the week of January 29 - February 2

Homework for the week of February 5 - 9

 

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January 15 - 19

 
GoPo
Euro
APUSH
Monday
MLK Day MLK Day MLK Day
Tuesday

Work on homework for Wednesday

Test

Notes covering parts 1 – 4 for your research project are due today.

Wednesday

1. Read the three articles linked on my website: “The Shutdown is the Constitution’s Fault” by Dylan Matthews, “Powers, Separated on Purpose” by Charles C.W. Cooke, and Justice Scalia’s testimony about why Americans should learn to love gridlock.

2. Make a detailed outline or take detailed notes of each article’s arguments – you’ll be handing your notes in with your response.  So margin notes are NOT enough.

3. Consider this question: “Did James Madison and the other Founding Fathers make a mistake in how they designed the internal checks and balances in the structure within Congress?” 

4. You are going to be outlining your arguments as if for an essay.  Use complete sentences for your outline and make sure that your points are clear.  You can write more than one sentence if necessary to make your points.

  A. Craft a thesis that answers the question.  Your thesis should be analytical and well written.  It must do more than repeat the question.  It may be more than one sentence.

  B. Give a detailed outline of how you would address this question.  Do more than repeat the arguments in the articles.  You must have three separate arguments to support your thesis.

C. Include evidence from this and past units plus your knowledge of current events to support your arguments.

See the rubric at the end of the Study Guide. This assignment must be typed. If you do any outside research, please include a bibliography and footnotes, when appropriate.

 

Presidential Charts due by 10:00 pm Tues. night

Thursday

Review for the test

 

 

Friday

Review for the Test

(Saturday, Jan. 20) 1. Read p. 826 – 829 (up to Germany Before Bismarck)

2. Read the excerpts from Giuseppe Mazzini’s Duties of Man, p. 384 in Perspectives

3. Answer questions 1 -3

Review for the Test

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January 22 - 26

 
GoPo
Euro
APUSH
Monday
Review for the Test

1. Read p. 829 – 835

2. Read the excerpt from Bismarck’s memoirs on p. 387 in Perspectives

3. Answer questions 4 - 7

Test

Tuesday

Test

1. Read p. 838 -842 (Skip the two paragraphs on the Dreyfus affair)

2. Answer questions 8 - 11

1. Read p. 585 – 596

2. Answer questions 1 – 2

Wednesday

1. Read p. 364 – 383. You can skim from the bottom of p. 373 to the top of p. 378 when it talks about the history of the presidency.  Skip the brown box on pp. 376-377 and the section on the Electoral College on p. 373. 

2. Answer questions 1 - 9

3. Make sure that you bring your little Constitutions to class every day for this unit.

1. Read p. 843 – 844

2. Read the short article linked on my website on “Disraeli and Gladstone: Opposing Forces.”

3. Answer questions 12 - 13

1. Read p. 549 – 556, AND 615 – 617

2. Print out and read the article linked on my website on “Women and the Progressive Movement” – take detailed margin notes.  There is a lot of important information in this article

3. Use both the textbook and the online article to answer questions 3 - 5

Thursday

1. Read the brown box on page 376-771 and make sure you understand how it works and the arguments for and against it.

2. Go to my weblinks page to the links to arguments for and against the Electoral College and for and against the National Popular Vote plan.

https://www.raleighcharterhs.org/faculty/bnewmark/GoPoLinks.html#EC   The link is also on the Lesson Units page.

We will be debating the proposition: The Electoral College should be replaced with the National Popular Vote plan

Pick at least five articles for your assigned side of the debate. 

3. Write down at least seven arguments for your side. 

4. Be prepared for the debate.  Remember: extra credit is at stake.

1. Read the handout on women’s suffrage

  Take notes on the demands and techniques being used by suffragettes to gain the vote.

2. Read the packet on women’s suffrage and prepare for our debate on whether or not women should get the vote.

3. Answer questions 19-20

4. Bring in treats for Ex-Day

 

Friday

1. Read the brown box on page 376-771 and make sure you understand how it works and the arguments for and against it.

2. Go to my weblinks page to the links to arguments for and against the Electoral College and for and against the National Popular Vote plan.

https://www.raleighcharterhs.org/faculty/bnewmark/GoPoLinks.html#EC   The link is also on the Lesson Units page.

We will be debating the proposition: The Electoral College should be replaced with the National Popular Vote plan

Pick at least five articles for your assigned side of the debate. 

3. Write down at least seven arguments for your side. 

4. Be prepared for the debate.  Remember: extra credit is at stake.

 

1. Read the Packet on the Women’s Suffrage Movement

2. Make a list of arguments for and against women’s suffrage to prepare for our debate.  That is question 13, BTW

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January 29 - February 2

 
GoPo
Euro
APUSH
Monday

1. Read p. 383– 386 to “Presidential Character”

2. Download and read “Restraining the Imperial Presidency.”

3. Download and read through p. 235 to “The analysis here relies….” of the article, “With the Stroke of a Pen” by Kenneth Mayer from my website.

4. Answer questions 10 - 16

1. Read p. 846 from “Marxism and the Socialist Movement” - 850 (Skip p. 847)

2. Read the following from Perspectives

A. Eduard Bernstein, p. 423 AND B. Vladimir Lenin, p. 426

3. Answer questions 14 - 15

4. Bring Perspectives book to class

1. Read p. 612 – 615 AND  618 - 620

2.  Answer questions 7 - 10

Tuesday

1. Read p. 386 – 398

2. Answer questions 17 - 24

1. Read p. 842, 845 – 846, and 847

2. Read Jewish France,  p. 439 and The Jewish State, p. 455 in Perspectives

3. Read the other documents on anti-Semitism

4. Answer questions 16-18

1. Read p. 620 – 626

2. Read the Progressive Platform

3. Answer questions 11 - 13

Wednesday

1. Read p. 398– 401

2. Go to my website on the Lesson Units page and download the handouts on “How to Pick a Veep” and on the “Imperial Presidency”

3. Read “The Paradoxes of the American Presidency” p. 209 in the Readings Book

4. Answer questions 25 – 28

1. Read the excerpts from the article by Edward Acton on “Russia: Tsarism and the West”

2. Answer questions 21-24 based on the Acton article

OUTLINE Due

Thursday

1. Download and read the two articles on my website, “A Question of Power: The Robust Presidency” and “A Question of Power: The Imperial Presidency.”

2. Answer question 29

1. Finish the excerpts from the article by Edward Acton on “Russia: Tsarism and the West”

2. Answer questions 25- 30  based on the Acton article

1. Read p. 629 – 637

2. Download and read the documents on annexing the Philippines and make a list of arguments for and against annexing the Philippines (Question 16)\. Be prepared for a mini-debate.

3. Answer questions 14-17 for Chapter 21

Friday

1. Read p. 408 – 421 (to “Constraints)

2. Answer questions 1-6 for Chapter 15: The Bureaucracy

1. Read p. 835 – 838

2. Watch these videos on the reigns of Nicholas I, Alexander II, and Alexander III http://bit.ly/Uuh11P   

and   http://bit.ly/RxdW2j (The links are on my website)

3. Answer questions 31 - 34

1. Read p. 638 – 641.

2. Answer questions 18 - 20

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February 5 - 9

 
GoPo
Euro
APUSH
Monday

1. Read p. 421 – 432

2. Answer questions 7 – 12

Read through the DBQ and brainstorm the following tasks:

1. Do HIPP analysis for four of the documents

2. Jot down ideas of what you would do for contextualization and how you would relate it.

3. Brainstorm at least three bits of outside of information beyond the documents.

4. Figure out what you would do to “demonstrate a complex understanding of the historical development that is the focus of this prompt.”

5. Write a good thesis statement that addresses the prompt.

Presidential Charts due by 10:00 pm on Sunday night.
Tuesday

1. Download and read Hugh Heclo from my website.

2. Go to my website and download and read the article, “Bureaucracy: What Government Agencies Do and Why They Do It” by James Q. Wilson. 

3. Answer questions 13– 14.

Review Charts due by 10:00 pm Monday night

Test
Wednesday

1. Download and read “From Administrative State to Constitutional Government” from my website.

2. Answer questions 15 – 19 on the article.

Test  
Thursday

Review for test

   
Friday

Test

   

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