•Classes until Graduation: 15 (85% of year done)
•Grades Updated on 5/22 (# of F’s: 22, # of A’s: 18)
•# of Participation Penalties for Previous Day: 0
•Participation Penalties Revision: participation penalties will be accompanied with a referral if a) you are also currently failing CWI and/or b) it is your third such penalty
•3rd 6 Week Current Event Project ends 6/14 – turn in more than 100 pts to raise 2nd 6 Week score to a 70 – totals go onto Skyward on 5/26
•If missed “Childproof Presidency” assignment, read article here: http://theweek.com/articles/699475/childproof-presidency Write a one page response to the following questions: What is the author’s assertion about President Trump? What is his larger point about the office of the President, regardless of who occupies it? To what extent do you think he’s right/wrong?
•Quiz 7 moved to Tuesday, 5/30
•Make up Declaration of Independence Recital to a 70% by 5/26 – instructions here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-SAwXa67qaQT1dWRGJLTGVxSTg/view?usp=sharing
•Latework deadline: Friday, June 2 – only assignments due after June 2 will be accepted so that I can issue a definitive pass/fail notification to administration
•Interested in working in public schools after graduation? Apply for the 2017 CEA Future Educator Scholarship by May 26: http://tinyurl.com/j5daugz
•Review Last Class
•Big Wigs – The Supreme Court, pt 1 – https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-SAwXa67qaQZ251cDEzdFRMQTQ/view?usp=sharing
•West Wing #19 – “6 Meetings Before Lunch” – take 1 ½ pg notes – my notes here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-SAwXa67qaQRmZ3VkV6S2Q4YzQ/view?usp=sharing
1.In his article, “Childproof Presidency,” Pascal Gobrey asserts new President Trump should be impeached – why, specifically, does he say this should be done?
2.Gobrey then asserts the office of the President itself is in serious need of reform – what power in particular is he concerned the Congress has given away over the past 75 years? Why does he think this is a problem?
3.Additionally, Gobrey says that American culture needs to be reformed, because it has done what to the office of the President? Why does he think that’s a problem?
4.In 2017, the Senate took historic action by implementing the “nuclear option” in the nomination of a Supreme Court justice – what did the nuclear option do? What power of the Senate did the nuclear option NOT effect?
5.The House of Representatives once had a bizarre procedural hurdle that it eventually got rid of – they called it the “disappearing quorum” – what is a quorum? What did the “disappearing quorum” trick prevent?
6.Today some descendants of slaves demand “reparations” – what does that word mean? What has been the long term effect of the failure to provide reparations after the Civil War?
7.In West Wing 18 the Senate resists approving an appointee to the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department because he supports reparations. In 2014, the real Senate refused to approve Debo Adegibile, an Obama appointment to the same agency, on what grounds? For a time, future President John Adams was hated for a similar reason – what was it?
Explain the purpose and powers of the Judicial branch and the Supreme Court
Name the members of the current Supreme Court and explain their common qualifications for office
Track the course of the American-Chinese relationship over the past 100 years
State the pros and cons of paying reparations to the descendants of slaves
State a coherent opinion on the subject of school vouchers