Civics (Period 7) Assignments

Instructor
Dr. Sarah Matthews
Term
Spring 2020
Department
Social Sciences
Description

Students will study the history and civil government of the United States and of the state of Colorado.  Topics include the history and contents of the Constitution, the functions of the three branches of government, structure of Colorado’s government, and key events in Colorado history.  Students will also discuss current events at the national and local levels.

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Current Events Presentation
Due dates differ--students have selected presentation dates
Created by Sarah Matthews: Thursday, March 5 9:37 PM

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Source Analysis 3 due Monday to Teams (if you are replacing it with Mr. Phelan's senior interview project, please email or message me).
Created by Sarah Matthews: Thursday, April 9 3:35 PM

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pp. 161-172 (Due Thursday, 3-12)

What is the president’s role in foreign policy?
Executive orders
How are presidential powers limited?
Created by Sarah Matthews: Thursday, March 5 9:35 PM

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pp. 150-160
Gerrymandering
How do members of Congress serve their constituents?
Congressional committee
Filibuster
Cloture
Pocket veto
Lobbying
Power to investigate
Impeachment
Created by Sarah Matthews: Thursday, March 5 9:34 PM

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Midterm Exam
Created by Sarah Matthews: Thursday, March 5 9:30 PM

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Source Analysis 1
Created by Sarah Matthews: Thursday, March 5 9:29 PM

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pp. 107-112
Amendments
What are the six main ways in which the Constitution has been amended?
Judicial review
Created by Sarah Matthews: Thursday, March 5 9:31 PM

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pp. 137-142
Franchise
Fifteenth Amendment
Nineteenth Amendment
Twenty-Fourth Amendment
Twenty-Sixth Amendment
Created by Sarah Matthews: Thursday, March 5 9:32 PM

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 pp. 99-104

Federalists
Faction
Majority tyranny
What were the main arguments of the Federalists?
Created by Sarah Matthews: Tuesday, January 21 3:12 PM

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pp. 93-99
 
Ratification
What did the Anti-Federalists want and why?
Bill of rights
Created by Sarah Matthews: Tuesday, January 21 3:10 PM

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Use your pocket Constitution to fill in the following worksheet.
Created by Sarah Matthews: Tuesday, January 21 3:09 PM

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pp. 71-78; TYPO in syllabus—begin with section on Virginia Plan

Federal System
What were the main ideas of the Virginia Plan?
Proportional Representation
What were the main ideas of the New Jersey Plan?
Great Compromise
Three-Fifths Compromise
Created by Sarah Matthews: Tuesday, January 21 3:08 PM