Announcements:

•Days to Winter Break: 1 (35% of School Year Complete)

•Grades Updated on: 12/17 (Current # of A’s: 21, F’s: 26)

•Retake Quiz 6 by Tuesday, 12/19

•Quiz 7, Tuesday, 12/19

•Revise Political ID paper (if you scored less than a 70% or didn’t turn one in at all) by 12/19 – you must turn in the original rubric if doing a revision so I know what you needed to improve

•3rd grading period ends 1/26, get 100 current event pts by then

•Improve your 2nd 6 week current event project score to a 70 by turning in more than 100 pts the 3rd 6 weeks

•Suicide Awareness/Prevention reminder: we’re entering the stressful/dark part of the school year – keep a close eye on yourself and your friends – reach out if you’re struggling or know someone who is.

•Add suggestions for future class debates (need to be logged into your CSD google account): https://docs.google.com/a/camas.wednet.edu/document/d/1xwLxBtv4rAq_HdZPlV659QlJyulh3wlbng6YtBsIzO0/edit?usp=sharing

Activities:

1.Review Last Class

2.West Wing #8  – “Enemies” – take 1 ½ pg notes: my notes: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-SAwXa67qaQMllOOU5oaHU4REk/view?usp=sharing 

Review Questions:

1.__________ is the first national park ever created in world history – what was the reason for it’s creation?

2.The National Park Service possibly never would have been created without the ____________, a powerful special interest group that  for a century now has been a tireless advocate for preserving natural spaces.

3.Only Congress can create a national park, but the Antiquities Act allows the president to create _____________, like Mt. St Helens.  Interestingly, Trump just became the first president to use the Antiquities Act to do what?

4.Many presidents have tried to encourage Americans to use our national parks by doing what?  Oddly, President Trump recently made it much harder to use the parks – how?

5.Businesses, special interest groups and citizens often hire “lobbyists” – what is the job of a lobbyist?  Why do lobbyists often wield tremendous power?

6.Why is it rare for presidents to convene meetings of their entire cabinet?

7.The West Wing shows a reporter trying to have a romantic relationship with a press secretary.  Such a relationship would be unprofessional though, because it could result in a reporter not doing what?  The ___________ profession also forbids its members from dating __________.

8.What is the grand goal of Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center?

Learning Targets (What You Ought to be able to Do by the End of Class):

*Explain the concept of the “poison pill” in the bill creation process

*Identify the basic purpose and mechanisms of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, which attempts to reform the banking industry

*Identify what a “stump speech” is, what it’s purpose is, and what they usually contain

Announcements:

•Days to Winter Break: 2 (35% of School Year Complete)

•Grades Updated on: 12/13 (Current # of A’s: 21, F’s: 26)

•Retake Quiz 6 by Tuesday, 12/19

•Quiz 7, Tuesday, 12/19

•Revise Political ID paper (if you scored less than a 70% or didn’t turn one in at all) by 12/19 – you must turn in the original rubric if doing a revision so I know what you needed to improve

•3rd grading period ends 1/26, get 100 current event pts by then

•Improve your 2nd 6 week current event project score to a 70 by turning in more than 100 pts the 3rd 6 weeks

•Suicide Awareness/Prevention reminder: we’re entering the stressful/dark part of the school year – keep a close eye on yourself and your friends – reach out if you’re struggling or know someone who is.

•Add suggestions for future class debates (need to be logged into your CSD google account): https://docs.google.com/a/camas.wednet.edu/document/d/1xwLxBtv4rAq_HdZPlV659QlJyulh3wlbng6YtBsIzO0/edit?usp=sharing

Activities:

1.Brain-food/Learning Targets (turn in week's brainfood and current events)

2.Review Last Class

3.Finish/turn-in West Wing #7 – “The State Dinner” – take 1 ½ pg notes – my notes: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-SAwXa67qaQazgzRWdhN3NSTnc/view?usp=sharing

4.Big Wig #10 – https://drive.google.com/file/d/1m185_SngNo2-lX5tbpymgZ6B5Ap5rdlp/view?usp=sharing

5.West Wing #8  – “Enemies” – take 1 ½ pg notes: my notes: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-SAwXa67qaQMllOOU5oaHU4REk/view?usp=sharing  

Review Questions:

1.Since the creation of the “Monroe Doctrine” in the early 19th century, what has the USA frequently done in many countries like Cuba, Columbia, Indonesia and Iran that has had troubling implications?  What have been the long-term consequences of those actions?

2.What do governments tend to use as justification for restricting people’s liberty? Example: what incident did Hitler use to justify the passing of the Nuremberg Laws?

3.Who was the 1st “modern” First Lady? What tradition did she establish for all First Ladies since? What’s an example of a 1st Lady doing this?

4.Even State Dinners provide an opportunity for presidents to get criticized – what happened during Obama’s first one in 2009 that caused FOX News to yell at him?

5.It’s odd to think that hurricanes have politics, but they do.  For example, under political pressure in the 1970s, meteorologists made what change to the naming process for hurricanes?

6.Historically, in a crisis, in order to prevent the spread of panic among citizens, Presidents have been expected to do what?  For example, what did Obama famously do even as Navy SEALs were secretly moving into position to kill Osama Bin Laden (which could have touched off a war with Pakistan)?

7.What is the President’s “theme song?”

8.What does it mean to “extradite” a prisoner? 

9.What does it mean when a business/industry  is “nationalized?” What countries have nationalized American businesses before, making us very cranky?

Learning Targets (What You Ought to be able to Do by the End of Class):

*Describe the responsibilities and history of the Agriculture Department and discuss it’s current leader

*Explain the origin and purpose of the NPS, as well as  name the parks it operates in Washington State

*Explain what “lobbyists” are and what part they play in the American political system

*Explain the concept of a “conflict of interest” and create some hypothetical examples

 

Announcements:

•Days to Winter Break: 3 (35% of School Year Complete)

•Grades Updated on: 12/12 (Current # of A’s: 21, F’s: 28)

•Retake Quiz 6 by Tuesday, 12/19

•Quiz 7, Tuesday, 12/19

•Revise Political ID paper (if you scored less than a 70% or didn’t turn one in at all) by 12/19 – you must turn in the original rubric if doing a revision so I know what you needed to improve

•3rd grading period ends 1/26, get 100 current event pts by then

•Improve your 2nd 6 week current event project score to a 70 by turning in more than 100 pts the 3rd 6 weeks

•Suicide Awareness/Prevention reminder: we’re entering the stressful/dark part of the school year – keep a close eye on yourself and your friends – reach out if you’re struggling or know someone who is.

•Add suggestions for future class debates (need to be logged into your CSD google account): https://docs.google.com/a/camas.wednet.edu/document/d/1xwLxBtv4rAq_HdZPlV659QlJyulh3wlbng6YtBsIzO0/edit?usp=sharing

Activities:

1.Brain-food/Learning Targets

2.Review Last Class

3.Finish/turn-in West Wing #7 – “The State Dinner” – take 1 ½ pg notes – my notes: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-SAwXa67qaQazgzRWdhN3NSTnc/view?usp=sharing

4.Big Wig #10 – https://drive.google.com/file/d/1m185_SngNo2-lX5tbpymgZ6B5Ap5rdlp/view?usp=sharing

Review Questions:

1.The most populous Muslim country on Earth is ______________, and until quite recently we supported a nasty dictatorship there – why?

2.The Taft-Hartley Act of 1947 was designed to break/reduce the power of ___________ in the US – what does it let the president do?  What’s another feature of the law?

3.Critics of Taft-Hartley point out that the decline of the object it targeted also mirrors the decline of the ______________ over the past 70 years.

4.What ‘s happened to the frequency of labor strikes over the past 20 years compared to the century before it?

5.Washington’s NFL football team has recently been under political pressure to do what?  The Supreme Court though, in a case involving an Asian-American band called “The Slants,” gave the team some good-news though when it said the government couldn’t deny the band a _____________.

6.Where is the US Navy’s largest base in the world?

7.What is the legal term for a situation where a law enforcement officer asks you to break the law, then arrests you for doing what they asked? According to the Supreme Court, is this permitted by the Constitution?

8.There are 2 basic and potentially conflicting philosophies/purposes for news journalists and the media – one is that reporters/media exist simply to tell us what ________________, the other that reporters/media should  tell us what _________________.

9.The government can struggle with how best to respond to survivalists – in 1993, for example, the Clinton administration choose to respond to provocations by the Branch Davidians in Waco by doing what?  How’d it turn out?  In 2016, how did the Obama admin respond to provocations at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge – how’d that turn out?

Learning Targets (What You Ought to be able to Do by the End of Class):

*Explain how, historically, governments have justified cracking down on unpopular groups and use the 1933 Nuremberg Laws as an example

*Define the terms “nationalize” and “extradition”

*Describe the responsibilities and history of the Agriculture Department and discuss it’s current leader

 

Announcements:

•Days to Winter Break: 4 (35% of School Year Complete)

•Grades Updated on: 12/10 (Current # of A’s: 21, F’s: 28)

•Retake Quiz 6 by Tuesday, 12/19

•Quiz 7, Tuesday, 12/19

•Revise Political ID paper (if you scored less than a 70% or didn’t turn one in at all) by 12/19 – you must turn in the original rubric if doing a revision so I know what you needed to improve

•3rd grading period ends 1/26, get 100 current event pts by then

•Improve your 2nd 6 week current event project score to a 70 by turning in more than 100 pts the 3rd 6 weeks

•Suicide Awareness/Prevention reminder: we’re entering the stressful/dark part of the school year – keep a close eye on yourself and your friends – reach out if you’re struggling or know someone who is.

•Add suggestions for future class debates (need to be logged into your CSD google account): https://docs.google.com/a/camas.wednet.edu/document/d/1xwLxBtv4rAq_HdZPlV659QlJyulh3wlbng6YtBsIzO0/edit?usp=sharing

Activities:

1.Brain-food/Learning Targets

2.Review Last Class

3.West Wing #7 – “The State Dinner” – take 1 ½ pg notes – my notes: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-SAwXa67qaQazgzRWdhN3NSTnc/view?usp=sharing

Review Questions:

1.What cabinet official oversees the USGS, the BLM, the NPS, and the BIA?  Where does that Secretary almost always come from?

2.Of the 4 agencies listed above, what do 2 of them do?

3.Secretary _________ currently leads this department.  What’s something interesting about him?  He disagrees with the Republican party on a few things – what’s one of them?

4.The Secretary will need to keep developing federal rules for what new high-tech form of mining natural gas?

5.About how many people live in the US as of 2017? The 2010 census predicted what historic change in our population by 2020?

6.What power does the 25th Amendment give to the Cabinet?

7.What do we call the grandiose parties the White House throws for visits from foreign dignitaries? What typically are exchanged at these parties?

8.Many of us think the purpose of news organizations should be to educate people so we can have a stronger republic, but the reality of the media is that it tends to serve what other purpose first?

9.“Survivalists” have been a feature of the American landscape for a long time – what do survivalists generally feel extremely paranoid about and believe is out to destroy them and their way of life?  Where in the US do most survivalist groups tend to live?

10.What is the nation’s largest union of truck drivers?

11.What is the purpose of FEMA?

Learning Targets (What You Ought to be able to Do by the End of Class):

*Explain the concept of “survivalists” in American history and typical struggles the US government has found in dealing with them

*Explain the role the White House plays in fights between workers and employers

*Explain the legal concept of “entrapment” and give examples

*Explain how, historically, governments have justified cracking down on unpopular groups and use the 1933 Nuremberg Laws as an example

Announcements:

•Days to Winter Break: 5 (35% of School Year Complete)

•Grades Updated on: 12/10 (Current # of A’s: 21, F’s: 28)

•Retake Quiz 6 by Tuesday, 12/19

•Quiz 7, Tuesday, 12/19

•Revise Political ID paper (if you scored less than a 70% or didn’t turn one in at all) by 12/19 – you must turn in the original rubric if doing a revision so I know what you needed to improve

•3rd grading period ends 1/26, get 100 current event pts by then

•Improve your 2nd 6 week current event project score to a 70 by turning in more than 100 pts the 3rd 6 weeks

•Suicide Awareness/Prevention reminder: we’re entering the stressful/dark part of the school year – keep a close eye on yourself and your friends – reach out if you’re struggling or know someone who is.

•Add suggestions for future class debates (need to be logged into your CSD google account): https://docs.google.com/a/camas.wednet.edu/document/d/1xwLxBtv4rAq_HdZPlV659QlJyulh3wlbng6YtBsIzO0/edit?usp=sharing

Activities:

1.Brain-food/Learning Targets

2.Review Last Tuesday

3.Finish/turn-in West Wing #6 – “Mr. Willis of Ohio”- take 1 ½ pg notes – my notes: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-SAwXa67qaQZjYydmNzZDJmVXM/view?usp=sharing

4.Big Wig #9 – https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Iw0isCkfGstjglzwdN-eyvCbo4LnYgz9/view?usp=sharing

5.West Wing #7 – “The State Dinner” – take 1 ½ pg notes – my notes: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-SAwXa67qaQazgzRWdhN3NSTnc/view?usp=sharing

 

Review Questions:

1.The Attorney General oversees the FBI, ATF, DEA, BOP and the US Marshalls – what does each of those agencies do?

2.The AG also oversees the Solicitor General – what’s his job?

3.Who is the current AG?  What is one of his qualifications for that job?

4.The current AG is opposed to reforming the practice of civil forfeiture, whereby the police do what?  What is a possible problem with civil forfeiture?

5.What are 2 other interesting things about the current AG?

6.What is the general purpose of the Fulbright Program, created in 1946?

7.What alternative approach to the door-to-door headcount for the census has been proposed?  What might make it a better approach?

8.Which party has expressed the most interest in changing the census process?  What’s their political motivation?

9.What “arcane” method of counting our population was used at the beginning of our nation’s history as a result of one of the major compromises of the constitutional convention?  What kind of Americans are most likely to go uncounted today?

10.How is the process of voting in the House of Reps different from the Senate?

11.The Constitution gives no power to the Federal government to establish a legal drinking age, and yet in the late 20th Century the Feds nonetheless were able to force the states to raise the drinking age to 21 – how?

12.Why did state and federal governments seriously punish tobacco companies in the 1990s?  What kind of laws involving tobacco did they also pass at this time?

Learning Targets (What You Ought to be able to Do by the End of Class):

*Explain the purpose and importance of the 25th Amendment

*Describe the responsibilities and history of the Interior Department and discuss it’s current leader

Announcements:

•Days to Winter Break: 6 (35% of School Year Complete)

•Grades Updated on: 12/7 (Current # of A’s: 21, F’s: 28)

•Retake Quiz 6 by Friday, 12/15

•Quiz 7, Tuesday, 12/19

•Revise Political ID paper (if you scored less than a 70% or didn’t turn one in at all) by 12/19 – you must turn in the original rubric if doing a revision so I know what you needed to improve

•3rd grading period ends 1/26, get 100 current event pts by then

•Improve your 2nd 6 week current event project score to a 70 by turning in more than 100 pts the 3rd 6 weeks

•Suicide Awareness/Prevention reminder: we’re entering the stressful/dark part of the school year – keep a close eye on yourself and your friends – reach out if you’re struggling or know someone who is.

•Add suggestions for future class debates (need to be logged into your CSD google account): https://docs.google.com/a/camas.wednet.edu/document/d/1xwLxBtv4rAq_HdZPlV659QlJyulh3wlbng6YtBsIzO0/edit?usp=sharing

Activities:

1.Brain-food/Learning Targets

2.Grade Quiz 6

3.Finish/turn-in West Wing #6 – “Mr. Willis of Ohio”- take 1 ½ pg notes – my notes: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-SAwXa67qaQZjYydmNzZDJmVXM/view?usp=sharing

Learning Targets (What You Ought to be able to Do by the End of Class):

*Explain the purpose and importance of the 25th Amendment

 

 

Announcements:

•Days to Winter Break: 9-8 (30% of School Year Complete)

•Grades Updated on: 12/4 (Current # of A’s: 21, F’s: 28)

•Quiz 6, Friday, 12/8

•3rd grading period ends 1/26, get 100 current event pts by then

•Improve your 2nd 6 week current event project score to a 70 by turning in more than 100 pts the 3rd 6 weeks

•Suicide Awareness/Prevention reminder: we’re entering the stressful/dark part of the school year – keep a close eye on yourself and your friends – reach out if you’re struggling or know someone who is.

•Add suggestions for future class debates (need to be logged into your CSD google account): https://docs.google.com/a/camas.wednet.edu/document/d/1xwLxBtv4rAq_HdZPlV659QlJyulh3wlbng6YtBsIzO0/edit?usp=sharing

Activities:

1.Brain-food/Learning Targets

2.Review Last Class

3.Big Wig #8 – https://drive.google.com/file/d/14SgCPEZIhOCnbh-MnwwVgROQu9kusFmA/view?usp=sharing

4.Finish/turn-in (either today or Friday) West Wing #6 – “Mr. Willis of Ohio”- take 1 ½ pg notes – my notes: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-SAwXa67qaQZjYydmNzZDJmVXM/view?usp=sharing

Review Questions:

1.Why has poker and similar games been politically useful in American government over the years? President Truman loved poker and used an expression from it often: “The buck stops here.”  What did he mean by it?

2.What does the IRS legally require you to do after winning a bet with your friend, getting a nice gift for your birthday, or discovering buried treasure in your back yard?

3.What famous Washington D.C. building contains all of the important documents of the federal government?  Two of the documents are contained in a cool elevator than can lower them 80 feet underground in case of nuclear attack – what are either of the documents? 

4.What do conservatives generally favor doing when there’s a budget surplus?

5.What’s the most basic thing people expect their congressmen to do for them that actually ends up being a big problem when EVERYONE’S representatives do just that?

6.In government-speak, what is “pork?” What is the slang term for the often last-minute bits of pork attached to the end of spending bills?

7.What power does our governor have that the president doesn’t that  is helpful in cutting out pork from spending bills? What would it take for our president to get that power?

8.How are vacancies in the House of Representatives caused by death/resignation filled? How is it different in the Senate?

9.What is a census?  How often do we do them?  Why do we do them?

10.What are 2 serious problems w/ the way the census is currently performed?

Learning Targets (What You Ought to be able to Do by the End of Class):

*Describe the responsibilities of the Justice Department, name its leader and his qualifications and actions in office

*Explain the differing approaches to the census advocated by liberals and conservatives, and determine their possible motivations

 

Announcements:

•Days to Winter Break: 10 (30% of School Year Complete)

•Grades Updated on: 11/29 (Current # of A’s: 24, F’s: 30)

•Quiz 6, Friday, 12/8

•3rd grading period ends 1/26, get 100 current event pts by then

•Improve your 2nd 6 week current event project score to a 70 by turning in more than 100 pts the 3rd 6 weeks

•Suicide Awareness/Prevention reminder: we’re entering the stressful/dark part of the school year – keep a close eye on yourself and your friends – reach out if you’re struggling or know someone who is.

•Add suggestions for future class debates (need to be logged into your CSD google account): https://docs.google.com/a/camas.wednet.edu/document/d/1xwLxBtv4rAq_HdZPlV659QlJyulh3wlbng6YtBsIzO0/edit?usp=sharing

Activities:

1.Brain-food/Learning Targets

2.Review Last Class

3.West Wing #6 – “Mr. Willis of Ohio”- take 1 ½ pg notes – my notes: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-SAwXa67qaQZjYydmNzZDJmVXM/view?usp=sharing

Review Questions:

1.What did the USA formerly call the Department of Defense?  Why did the name change?

2.What extra requirement does the Defense Secretary have beside Senatorial approval?  Usually the SecDef has to do what the President orders him to – what’s the one thing though the president can’t do if the secretary doesn’t agree?

3.The current Secretary of Defense is named __________ – what was his main qualification for the job? What does his Senate confirmation vote tally say about him?

4.What is one of the new secretary’s colorful nicknames?  What does that nickname say about him?

5.What are 2 of the strong opinions he holds that are relevant to his new job?

6.Why might the government not grant a top secret security clearance to a person who requires frequent mental health counseling?

7.We usually think of PTSD as being a problem just for soldiers, but civilians can suffer from it too – what might cause PTSD in a civilian? What is a common symptom of PTSD?

8.What president famously appealed to people to listen to “the better angels of our nature” in order to prevent a catastrophe?  When they ignored him, what disaster followed?

9.What university is the most prestigious place for higher-learning in Washington, D.C.?

10.What general cause does the ACLU fight for?  It was born out of the Palmer Raids in 1920, when the government did what?  What specific cause did they fight and win for in Washington State in 2012?

11.NASA recently admitted there is a serious problem with the “low Earth orbit” region of space and has begun looking for engineering solutions – what’s the problem?  What’s a proposed solution?
Learning Targets (What You Ought to be able to Do by the End of Class):

*Explain the idea inherent in President Truman’s quip: “the buck stops here!”

*Explain the importance of the decennial census, the flaws with the way it currently is done, and the pros and cons of an alternative solution

*Define the nefarious political terms “pork” and “rider”

*Explain the differing approaches to the census advocated by liberals and conservatives, and determine their possible motivations

 

Announcements:

•Days to Winter Break: 11 (30% of School Year Complete)

•Grades Updated on: 11/29 (Current # of A’s: 24, F’s: 30)

•Quiz 6, Friday, 12/8

•3rd grading period ends 1/26, get 100 current event pts by then

•Improve your 2nd 6 week current event project score to a 70 by turning in more than 100 pts the 3rd 6 weeks

•Suicide Awareness/Prevention reminder: we’re entering the stressful/dark part of the school year – keep a close eye on yourself and your friends – reach out if you’re struggling or know someone who is.

•Add suggestions for future class debates (need to be logged into your CSD google account): https://docs.google.com/a/camas.wednet.edu/document/d/1xwLxBtv4rAq_HdZPlV659QlJyulh3wlbng6YtBsIzO0/edit?usp=sharing

Activities:

1.Brain-food/Learning Targets

2.Review Last Class

3.Finish/turn-in West Wing #5 – “The Crackpots and These Women” – https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-SAwXa67qaQdDkzeVNXbkZpUGM

4.Big Wig #7 – https://drive.google.com/file/d/14SgCPEZIhOCnbh-MnwwVgROQu9kusFmA/view?usp=sharing

5.West Wing #6 – “Mr. Willis of Ohio”- take 1 ½ pg notes – my notes: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-SAwXa67qaQZjYydmNzZDJmVXM/view?usp=sharing

Review Questions:

1.Who was the 1st Treasury Secretary? What controversial decision did he make, the results of which are still clearly evident in the USA in the 21st Century?

2.What are 2 of the jobs of the Treasury Secretary?

3.Who is the current Treasury Secretary?  What’s something interesting about him?

4.The Treasury Secretary is opposed to the Dodd-Frank Act, passed in 2010 – what is the law in theory supposed to prevent?

5.What animal, hunted to virtual extinction by European settlers, has recently been returned to Yellowstone Park?  What positive effect has it had there?

6.What group of Americans have been displeased by the animal’s reintroduction?  What has the government done to deal with their concerns?

Learning Targets (What You Ought to be able to Do by the End of Class):

*Describe the responsibilities and history of the Defense Department and discuss it’s current leader

*Explain the purpose of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

*Describe the potential danger of a “cascade scenario” in the low-earth orbits, as well as possible solutions

*Explain the differing approaches to the census advocated by liberals and conservatives, and determine their possible motivations

 

Announcements:

•Days to Winter Break: 12 (30% of School Year Complete)

•Grades Updated on: 11/29 (Current # of A’s: 24, F’s: 30)

•Retake Quiz 5, by Friday,  12/1

•Quiz 6, Friday, 12/8

•3rd grading period ends 1/26, get 100 current event pts by then

•Improve your 2nd 6 week current event project score to a 70 by turning in more than 100 pts the 3rd 6 weeks

•Reminder: you should spend about 15 minutes a day paying attention to the news, even if you’re not working on the current event project

•Beat Mr. L’s food drive score!  Currently he has just 16 pts.

•Political Identity Paper due Friday, 12/1 to turnitin.com–https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-SAwXa67qaQdzJCVkp1QzJTLU0/view?usp=sharing –  political identity notes here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-SAwXa67qaQR0JaaXBkM3dkVG8/view?usp=sharing

•Turnitin.com login info here: http://staff.camas.wednet.edu/blogs/linthwaiteslittlehouseofhorrors/2013/11/05/turnitin-com-info-for-political-id-paper/

•Suicide Awareness/Prevention reminder: we’re entering the stressful/dark part of the school year – keep a close eye on yourself and your friends – reach out if you’re struggling or know someone who is.

•Add suggestions for future class debates (need to be logged into your CSD google account): https://docs.google.com/a/camas.wednet.edu/document/d/1xwLxBtv4rAq_HdZPlV659QlJyulh3wlbng6YtBsIzO0/edit?usp=sharing

Activities:

1.Brain-food/Learning Targets

2.Review Last Class

3.Big Wig #6 – https://drive.google.com/file/d/14SgCPEZIhOCnbh-MnwwVgROQu9kusFmA/view?usp=sharing

4.West Wing #5 – “The Crackpots and These Women” – https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-SAwXa67qaQdDkzeVNXbkZpUGM

Review Questions:

1.In 1955, President Eisenhower, concerned that not enough young Americans were prepared for the challenges of the Cold War, created a council that today is called PCFSN – what’s the general goal of the organization?

2.Many politicians throughout the world engage in public exercise because it sends powerful political messages – what are 2 of them?

3.What terrible disease, the scourge of native Americans especially, is the only one humans have managed to eradicate?  Even though we could re-eradicate it if necessary, why are we concerned that terrorists might re-release it?

4.After a disaster, the first step is to “triage the situation.”  What does that mean?  Why  is triage necessary?

5.In many ways, Andrew Jackson was our first “modern” president – what are 2 standard features of the presidency he gets credit for starting?

6.Advisors often fall victim to the “Yes-Man Syndrome” – what’s that?  Why is this potentially dangerous?

7.What is the purpose of the NASA-backed program called SETI?

8.What does it mean to say the federal budget is “in-surplus?” Is our current budget in surplus?  Why can the national debt grow even when we are in surplus?

9.What industry did Joseph McCarthy (with help from Ronald Reagan) attack for being “un-American?”  Why did he say the industry was un-American?

Learning Targets (What You Ought to be able to Do by the End of Class):

*Describe the responsibilities and history of the Treasury Department and discuss it’s current leader

*Discuss and state an opinion on the controversial history, and present situation of, the gray wolf in the American West

*Explain the purpose of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

*Describe the potential danger of a “cascade scenario” in the low-earth orbits, as well as possible solutions