• American Government- Mr. Leochner

    Wednesday - May 3, 2017

    • Guest speaker from KU legal services

    Tuesday - May 2, 2017

    • Class discussion on the nation debt
    • watch I.O.U.S.A

     

    Friday - April 28, 2017

    • Ms. Soderquist's last day
    • Students will receive Final Study Guide on Monday 5/1
    • Final Exam for 7th hour will be Monday 5/8
    • Final Exam (50 points) will be worth 15% of grade (40 MC questions from previous tests and some political cartoons to analyze)
    • No late work accepted after today

    Wednesday - April 19, 2017

    • Daily Guiding Question: What is the process to elect a candidate to office? How does the media help shape the process?
    • Dicussion on the Electoral Process
    • Test on Friday - the Study Guide is worth up to 5 points EC if completed and turned in on test day
    • check Edmodo for handouts and information from Ms. Soderquist
    • Politics and the Media Study Guide

    Tuesday - April 18, 2017

    • Notes on Politics and the Media
    • Crash Course Videos on Interest Groups and Interest Group Formation
    • Class time to work on Politics and the Media Study Guide (worth 5 points EC on test day)
    • Test on Friday 4/21

    Monday - April 17, 2017

    • Third and Minor Parties Guided Reading
    • Discussion on Third and Minor Parties
    • Test on Friday over Politics and Media

    Wednesday - April 12, 2017

    • Research the historical voting patterns of different demographics
    • Begin watching documentary

     

    Tuesday - April 11, 2017

    • Students completed a survey to find out what political ideology they fit into
    • Class time to work on political ideology worksheet

     

    Monday - April 10, 2017

    • Discussion of political ideologies and the parties affiliated with each ideology

    Wednesday - April 5, 2017

    • SRO spoke with students about sanctuary cities and how undocumented immigrants are handled in Johnson County, Kansas
    • Notes on Political Parties

    Monday - April 3, 2017

    • Federalism Unit Exam
    • Turn in Federalism Study Guide (on Edmodo) for up to 5 points EC

     

    Friday - March 31, 2017

    • Kahoot review game - Federalism
    • Quiz on Monday 4/3 - podcast and study guide are on Edmodo
    • Class time to complete Federalism study guide/review
    • Sanctuary City Project is due Monday 4/3

     

    Wednesday - March 29, 2017

    • Ms. Soderquist answered questions and suggestions on the Sanctuary City Project - New Due Date: Monday 4/3
    • Suggested resources for Sanctuary City Project: Center for Immigration Studies and the Economist: What are Sanctuary Cities?
    • Do NOT use wikipedia as a source - but some links can be useful for information
    • Discussion: the pitfalls of Federalism
    • Watch a video about the failures of communication that led to the worsening of the Hurricane Katrina disaster

     

    Tuesday - March 28, 2017

    • Class time to work on Sanctuary City Project - New due date Friday 3/31
    • Quiz on Monday 4/3 over Federalism - study Federalism guided reading and the Federalist 51 Reading
    • Ms. Soderquist will post a podcast to help students prepare for the quiz
    • Sanctuary City Project

    Monday - March 27, 2017

    • Discussion of Sanctuary cities
    • Class time to work on Sanctuary city project - Due Wednesday, March 29th
    • Sanctuary City Assignment

    Friday - March 24, 2017

    • Socratic Circle on Federalist 51 reading and questions

    Wednesday - March 22, 2017

    • Review Federalism Guided Reading
    • Powerpoint on Federalism
    • Class time to read Federalist 51 and answer questions -questions 5-8 will be discussed during a Socratic Seminar on Friday
    • Federalist 51 Questions

    Tuesday - March 21, 2017

  • Wednesday - March 1, 2017

    Posted by Schoolwires Administrator on 3/1/2017
    Why Do We Have a House and a Senate? Worksheet completed during class to check understanding of congress

    Class discussion on the responsibilities of Congress

    Watch President Trump’s speech and write a reflection in daily journal

    Assignment: Congressional Simulation Activity – Change the minimum drinking age to 18

    Students were assigned to groups (for or against changing the minimum drinking age to 18) and subcommittees (finding, application, definitions or repeal/punishments)

    Students will be testing before Spring Break – no exact date yet Gov_-_Congressional_Simulation_Activity.pdf
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