Announcements:

•Days Left To Make a Difference: ?

•Grades Updated on 6/8 (# of F’s: 16, # of A’s: 13)

•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

•No more latework accepted – what I will still take: 1) West Wing 19-21 notes 3) current event logs/journals for this week (due by Wednesday at 3 PM)

•Final Exam: 2nd, 3rd Wednesday, 6/14 – 4th & 6th Tuesday, 6/13 – options: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-SAwXa67qaQT3VJV29PRHQ5Sm8/view?usp=sharing

Activities:

•Finish final West Wing episode  – “What Kind of Day It Has Been”

•Work on current events and final exam

 

 

 

September: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-SAwXa67qaQOTI4Qlo4cnBWN0U 

October: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-SAwXa67qaQY2ZqcGM5ZkRldmM 

December:https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-SAwXa67qaQSkN3TUdfT2tnN1U 

January: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-SAwXa67qaQZm9Cd1JKNVdqdG8 

February: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-SAwXa67qaQck5KRVhOQm9HaEU 

March: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-SAwXa67qaQQjc4ajlOdUZjZlU 

April: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-SAwXa67qaQb1lpTndBd1ZjTGM 

May: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-SAwXa67qaQZzAzSFJGQmdQV2s 

June: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-SAwXa67qaQSk52NW5FREJmRlE 

Announcements:

•Days Left To Make a Difference: ?

•Grades Updated on 6/8 (# of F’s: 16, # of A’s: 13)

•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

•No more latework accepted – what I will still take: 1) West Wing 19-21 notes 3) current event logs/journals for this week and next week

•Final Exam: 2nd, 3rd Wednesday, 6/14 – 4th & 6th Tuesday, 6/13 – options: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-SAwXa67qaQT3VJV29PRHQ5Sm8/view?usp=sharing

Activities:

•Final Exam options and explanation: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-SAwXa67qaQT3VJV29PRHQ5Sm8/view?usp=sharing

•Finish/turn-in West Wing #21 – “Lies, Damn Lies & Statistics” – take 1 ½ pg notes – my notes https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-SAwXa67qaQWUFIaENrZVQzNEE/view?usp=sharing

•Our final West Wing episode :( #22 – “What Kind of Day It Has Been”

Learning Targets:

*Explain and evaluate the meaning of Mark Twain’s famous quote regarding the science of statistics

*Describe the physical landscape of our nation’s capital, including the symbolism and intent of many of its features

*Explain the concepts of confidence levels and margins of error in the science of statistics

*Explain what Teddy Roosevelt meant when he said “America should not be a polyglot boarding house”

*

 

Announcements:

•School Days until  Graduation: 4-3.5 (90% of year done)

•Grades Updated on 5/31 (# of F’s: 24, # of A’s: 9)

•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

•Retake Quiz 7 by Wednesday, 6/7

•No more latework accepted – what I will still take: 1) Brainfood #16 (if absent last Friday) 2) West Wing 19-21 notes 3) current event logs/journals for this week and next week

•Final Exam: 2nd, 3rd Wednesday, 6/14 – 4th & 6th Tuesday, 6/13

Activities:

•Finish/turn-in West Wing #21 – “Lies, Damn Lies & Statistics” – take 1 ½ pg notes – my notes https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-SAwXa67qaQWUFIaENrZVQzNEE/view?usp=sharing

•Our final West Wing episode :( #22 – “What Kind of Day It Has Been”

Learning Targets:

*Explain and evaluate the meaning of Mark Twain’s famous quote regarding the science of statistics

*Describe the physical landscape of our nation’s capital, including the symbolism and intent of many of its features

*Explain the concepts of confidence levels and margins of error in the science of statistics

*Explain what Teddy Roosevelt meant when he said “America should not be a polyglot boarding house”

*

 

Announcements:

•School Days until  Graduation: 5.5 (90% of year done)

•Grades Updated on 5/31 (# of F’s: 24, # of A’s: 9)

•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

•“Letter to Self” (instructions at http://staff.camas.wednet.edu/blogs/linthwaiteslittlehouseofhorrors/2017/05/25/cwi-for-friday-526/ )

•Retake Quiz 7 by Tuesday, 6/2

•No more latework accepted – what I will still take: 1) Brainfood #16 (if absent last Friday) 2) West Wing 19 notes 3) West Wing 20 notes 4) current event logs/journals for this week and next week

Activities:

•West Wing #20 – “Mandatory Minimums” – take 1 ½ pg notes – my notes https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-SAwXa67qaQdERfYldFbnFfSms/view?usp=sharing

Learning Targets:

*Explain the concept and list the pros and cons of “mandatory minimums”

*Explain the role of, and necessity for, the DEA in the War on Drugs

*

 

Announcements:

•School Days until  Graduation: 6.5 (90% of year done)

•Grades Updated on 5/31 (# of F’s: 24, # of A’s: 9)

•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

•“Letter to Self” (instructions at http://staff.camas.wednet.edu/blogs/linthwaiteslittlehouseofhorrors/2017/05/25/cwi-for-friday-526/ )

•Retake Quiz 7 by Tuesday, 6/2

•No more latework accepted – what I will still take: 1) Brainfood #16 (if absent last Friday) 2) West Wing 19 notes 3) West Wing 20 notes 4) current event logs/journals for this week and next week

Activities:

•(substitute in class)

•Finish/turn-in West Wing #19 – “Let Bartlett Be Bartlett” – take 1 ½ pg notes – my notes here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-SAwXa67qaQMmVYSk55MnhLMDA/view?usp=sharing

•West Wing #20 – “Mandatory Minimums” – take 1 ½ pg notes – my notes https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-SAwXa67qaQdERfYldFbnFfSms/view?usp=sharing

Learning Targets:

*Explain the 1991 Tailhook Scandal and its role in reforming the US military

* Evaluate the classic and common claim unpopular American political leaders give as the cause of their unpopularity

*Explain the concept and list the pros and cons of “mandatory minimums”

*Explain the role of, and necessity for, the DEA in the War on Drugs

*

 

Announcements:

•School Days until  Graduation: 7.5 (90% of year done)

•Grades Updated on 5/31 (# of F’s: 24, # of A’s: 9)

•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 absent on 5/26, turn in Brain Food 15 & “Letter to Self” (instructions at http://staff.camas.wednet.edu/blogs/linthwaiteslittlehouseofhorrors/2017/05/25/cwi-for-friday-526/ )

•Retake Quiz 7 by Tuesday, 6/2

•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

Activities:

•Brain-food/Learning Targets  (turn in Brainfood, currrent events, and any/all latework before final deadline @3 PM)

•Review Last Class

•Finish/turn-in West Wing #19 – “Let Bartlett Be Bartlett” – take 1 ½ pg notes – my notes here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-SAwXa67qaQMmVYSk55MnhLMDA/view?usp=sharing

•West Wing #20 – “Mandatory Minimums” – take 1 ½ pg notes – my notes https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-SAwXa67qaQdERfYldFbnFfSms/view?usp=sharing

Review Questions:

1.Our military is regulated by the UCMJ, which stands for? Who creates the UCMJ?

2.What kind of Americans did the UCMJ not apply to during much of the Iraq War and why was it a problem?

3.What is the official language of the USA?  Why?

4.Why have some governments refused to make languages spoken in their lands (such as Gaelic and Catalonian) “official?”

5.What youngster was known as the “Father of the Constitution?”  What are 2 reasons he earned that nickname?

6.Both gays and African Americans were denied integration into the military for much of the 20th Century – what were 2 nearly identical arguments made to justify their banning? 

7.What war was the first to see integrated white/black units?  What did that war seem to say about the effect of integration on the military’s effectiveness?

8.The Citizens United decision outraged many Americans on both the left and right who are concerned about the role of money in American elections – what are 2 arguments that could made in support of it though?

9.For more than 50 years the US has relied on a “nuclear triad” to create redundancy for our nuclear defense – what are 2 elements of that triad? Why do we want redundancy?

Learning Targets:

*Explain the 1991 Tailhook Scandal and its role in reforming the US military

* Evaluate the classic and common claim unpopular American political leaders give as the cause of their unpopularity

*

Announcements:

•School Days until  Graduation: 8.5 (85% of year done)

•Grades Updated on 5/30 (# of F’s: 25, # of A’s: 9)

•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 absent on 5/26, turn in Brain Food 15 & “Letter to Self” (instructions at http://staff.camas.wednet.edu/blogs/linthwaiteslittlehouseofhorrors/2017/05/25/cwi-for-friday-526/ )

•Retake Quiz 7 by Tuesday, 6/2

•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

Activities:

•Brain-food/Learning Targets

•Review Last Class

•West Wing #19 – “Let Bartlett Be Bartlett” – take 1 ½ pg notes – my notes here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-SAwXa67qaQMmVYSk55MnhLMDA/view?usp=sharing

Review Questions:

1.What did people mean when they said “Let Reagan be Reagan” in the 1980s?

2.One of the one most famed political scientists in history, named ___________, wrote a massive  work, “Democracy in America.” In it he claimed that Americans were very different from Europeans- how?

3.The FECA law of 1971 and its several amendments, most notably the one in 2002, have all tried to reform what?

4.The FECA created the idea of “hard money,” which was what?  What was “soft money?

5. The Supreme Court made the goal of the FECA law very difficult to achieve when it ruled, in the 2010  case called ____________, that essentially “ _________ is speech.”

6.According to some analysts, why have both parties been half-hearted in their pursuit of the goals of the FECA law?

Learning Targets:

*Explain the concept and history of a “national language” and discuss the USA’s position on the issue

*Explain the 1991 Tailhook Scandal and its role in reforming the US military

* Evaluate the classic and common claim unpopular American political leaders give as the cause of their unpopularity

*

Announcements:

•School Days until  Graduation: 9.5 (85% of year done)

•Grades Updated on 5/29 (# of F’s: 26, # of A’s: 9)

•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 absent on 5/26, turn in Brain Food 15 & “Letter to Self” (instructions at http://staff.camas.wednet.edu/blogs/linthwaiteslittlehouseofhorrors/2017/05/25/cwi-for-friday-526/ )

•Retake Quiz 7 by Tuesday, 6/2

•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

Activities:

•Brain-food/Learning Targets

•Grade Quiz 7

•West Wing #19 – “Let Bartlett Be Bartlett” – take 1 ½ pg notes – my notes here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-SAwXa67qaQMmVYSk55MnhLMDA/view?usp=sharing

Learning Targets:

*Explain the concept and history of a “national language” and discuss the USA’s position on the issue

*Explain the pros and cons of the Supreme Courts Citizens United ruling

*Evaluate Alexis de Toqueville’s  19th Century observations on the differences between Americans and Europeans as they exist in the 21st Century

 

Announcements:

•Classes until  Graduation: 13 (85% of year done)

•Grades Updated on 5/23 (# of F’s: 22, # of A’s: 19)

•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

•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

Activities:

•Turn in current events

•Review Last Class

•“Letter to the Future” assignment – these are the instructions:

•4 years from today I will mail a letter to you

•You will write this letter for a 30 pt class grade

•Aim to write 2 pages (1 front/back piece of paper)

•You can write about any subject you choose to (I’m not going to read it, so be honest w/ yourself)

•What do you hope to have accomplished by then?  What do you fear you won’t?  How do you think you’ll be different/the same?  What friends do you think will still be with you?  How do you think life will be different/better?  What’s the meaning of life to you today?  How valuable did you find your public schooling?

•Consider including a memento of  some sort– a picture, a good-luck charm, a $10  bill? :)

•Include my address in your letter so you can share any reactions you might have (eric.linthwaite@camas.wednet.edu)

•Get a CHS envelope from me (or use your own) – address the letter to yourself and put whatever address you think would be best (most likely your parent’s address)

Review Questions:

 

1.President Obama appointed the first Hispanic to the court, Justice __________ – in her decision, J.D.B. v North Carolina, the court declared the police must do what?

2.Obama’s 2nd pick, Elena Kagan, is interesting in that she lacked what qualification that all the other justices had?  As solicitor general, she argued the Citizens United case, which had what controversial conclusion?

3.The newest Associate Justice is _____________ – he entered the court under a dark political cloud – why?

4.In theory, the American media has long insisted that a President’s family deserves  privacy and shouldn’t  be dragged into the spotlight – a 2014 Thanksgiving incident illustrates this belief – what happened?

5.According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, about how many “hate groups” are in the USA today?  What’s one of them near Camas?

6.The “Secret Service” is killed this in part because they must keep secrets their protectees are privy to for national security – what’s another important reason they need to keep quiet about the folks they protect?

7.Those who favor reparations point to what other group of Americans who received them for past injustices? Reparations advocates say they don’t need money necessarily, but would accept what alternatives?

8.What are 2 reasons some  historians claim the US federal government should NOT accept blame for the enslavement of Africans?

Learning Targets:

*Envision what you want your life to look like in 4 years