Announcements:

•Days to Thanksgiving: 20 (15% of year complete)

•Grades Updated on: 10/21 – # of A’s: 50, # of F’s: 17

•1st 6 Week Current Event Project score final BUT if you have less than a 70% on it, you can turn in more than 100 pts for the 2nd 6 Week Project to raise it to a 70

•2nd 6 Week Current Event Project begins to impact your grade on 11/9 – score becomes final on 11/30

•Reminder: If you have an unexcused absence, you can not make up any assignments missed on that day, nor recover lost participation points

•Attend a Lunchbox Talk and get 10 pts for signing in and staying the entire time, get 10 more points for turning in a 1 page summary of what was discussed AND your personal opinion on any of the subjects raised – info here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1g9WCafIzvgTmY72qKME_LCKxZxK7qfKfq4BLGdQYfKk/edit?usp=sharing

•Earn 30 extra-credit pts on a quiz AND a shot at a $30,000 top prize by competing in this year’s VFW Voice of Democracy challenge – entries due to me by 10/31 – must have a complete entry to qualify (cd or jump-drive with oral essay of 3-5 minutes, written copy of essay, no personally identifying info in essay (like name, where you live, your gender/race/religion/etc), and signed entry form – entry forms available in class and here: https://www.vfw.org/-/media/vfwsite/files/community/youth-and-education/voice-of-democracy-student-entry-form-and-brochure.pdf

•Retake Quiz 3 by Monday, 10/29

•Quiz 4, Friday, 11/2

Activities:

1.Brain-food/Learning Targets

2.Review Last Class

3.Finish Political Identity Notes –  https://docs.google.com/document/d/172P2iYvjLiGDGEthb1x0MDzfbo7j1NZtZgtDWiKx38Q/edit?usp=sharing

4.Determining your political identity, pt 2:

•We haven’t yet talked about whether you’re an authoritarian or a libertarian yet – this measures how much power you believe government should have to force it’s agenda on its citizens

•To get a deeper sense of your political identity then, go here: https://www.politicalcompass.org/test/ (google “political compass test”)

•Take the test (ought to take about 10 minutes)

•Ask questions of me or those around you on ones you don’t understand

•When done, follow the link that says: “go straight to the certificate page” 

•Zoom in on the graph and see what leader you’re most like – where do you fall on the authoritarian/libertarian continuum (the Y-axis) in addition to the liberal/conservative one (the X-axis)?

•Finally, triple-check your identity here: http://www.people-press.org/quiz/political-typology/ (google “political typology quiz”)

•For today’s points, in a paragraph, list the two labels the tests gave you and why you agree/disagree w/ the label – name the leader you were compared with and if you agree/disagree

Review Questions:

1.Conservatives are on the ___ side of the political spectrum and liberals on the ____ side.

2.The far-left side of the spectrum is associated with the form of government called _________, the far-right with the form called _________.

3.Center-left members of the spectrum are associated with _____ism and center-right with ____ism.

4.What political label defines Americans in “the middle” of the political spectrum? What form of government historically have they preferred? 

5.Generally speaking, throughout history, what have “liberals” wanted?  How about “conservatives?”

6.Of the 3 ideologies, which is the most important in an American general election?  Why?

7.Approximately how long have these political labels been in use? What has happened to the meaning of the labels over time? What’s the problem with saying “Democrats are liberals?”

8.Why, historically, have conservatives wished to be the ones to define what “liberalism” means and vice versa?

9.The more a person is on the far left or right of the spectrum,  the less willing they are to do democratic thing?  What are they generally much MORE willing to do that is so concerning?

10.What change in political identity typically occurs as a person ages?

11.What’s the problem with summarizing a person simply by a political label?

12.Liberal or Conservative, can you make a confident prediction of the following folks' political identities, and if so, which? A white farmer from Georgia? A Jewish female police-officer in Texas? A black teenager from Portland? A male, born-again preacher (and graduate of Harvard) living in Boston?

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

*Define the terms “liberal, conservative and moderate” and identify which best describes you

*Define the terms “libertarian” and “authoritarian” and identify which best describes you

 

Announcements:

•Days to Thanksgiving: 21 (15% of year complete)

•Grades Updated on: 10/16 – # of A’s: 51, # of F’s: 18

•1st 6 Week Current Event Project score final BUT if you have less than a 70% on it, you can turn in more than 100 pts for the 2nd 6 Week Project to raise it to a 70

•2nd 6 Week Current Event Project begins to impact your grade on 11/9 – score becomes final on 11/30

•Turn in the Voter Web Assignment 2018 to turnitin.com if you haven't already– counts as a quiz grade – https://drive.google.com/file/d/162y-_59vrQpx5e1xG0LV286GQg95B6BN/view?usp=sharing – instructions/login-info for tii.com here: http://staff.camas.wednet.edu/blogs/linthwaiteslittlehouseofhorrors/2013/11/05/turnitin-com-info-for-political-id-paper/ (remember, tii.com looks for plagiarism – this assignment should be in your own words, and anything that isn’t should be quoted and the source cited)

•Reminder: If you have an unexcused absence, you can not make up any assignments missed on that day, nor recover lost participation points

•Attend a Lunchbox Talk and get 10 pts for signing in and staying the entire time, get 10 more points for turning in a 1 page summary of what was discussed AND your personal opinion on any of the subjects raised – info here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1g9WCafIzvgTmY72qKME_LCKxZxK7qfKfq4BLGdQYfKk/edit?usp=sharing

•Earn 30 extra-credit pts on a quiz AND a shot at a $30,000 top prize by competing in this year’s VFW Voice of Democracy challenge – entries due to me by 10/31 – must have a complete entry to qualify (cd or jump-drive with oral essay of 3-5 minutes, written copy of essay, no personally identifying info in essay (like name, where you live, your gender/race/religion/etc), and signed entry form – entry forms available in class and here: https://www.vfw.org/-/media/vfwsite/files/community/youth-and-education/voice-of-democracy-student-entry-form-and-brochure.pdf

•Retake Quiz 3 by Monday, 10/29

•Quiz 4, Friday, 11/2

Activities:

1.Brain-food/Learning Targets

2.Grade Quiz 3

3.Current Event work time

 

Announcements:

 

•Days to Thanksgiving: 23 (15% of year complete)

•Grades Updated on: 10/16 – # of A’s: 51, # of F’s: 18

•1st 6 Week Current Event Project score final BUT if you have less than a 70% on it, you can turn in more than 100 pts for the 2nd 6 Week Project to raise it to a 70

•2nd 6 Week Current Event Project begins to impact your grade on 11/9 – score becomes final on 11/30

•Turn in the Voter Web Assignment 2018 to turnitin.com by 10/21 – counts as a quiz grade – https://drive.google.com/file/d/162y-_59vrQpx5e1xG0LV286GQg95B6BN/view?usp=sharing – instructions/login-info for tii.com here: http://staff.camas.wednet.edu/blogs/linthwaiteslittlehouseofhorrors/2013/11/05/turnitin-com-info-for-political-id-paper/ (remember, tii.com looks for plagiarism – this assignment should be in your own words, and anything that isn’t should be quoted and the source cited)

•Reminder: If you have an unexcused absence, you can not make up any assignments missed on that day, nor recover lost participation points

•Attend a Lunchbox Talk and get 10 pts for signing in and staying the entire time, get 10 more points for turning in a 1 page summary of what was discussed AND your personal opinion on any of the subjects raised – info here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1g9WCafIzvgTmY72qKME_LCKxZxK7qfKfq4BLGdQYfKk/edit?usp=sharing

•Final deadline for any late/missing work from the 1st 6 Weeks: 10/19

•Earn 30 extra-credit pts on a quiz AND a shot at a $30,000 top prize by competing in this year’s VFW Voice of Democracy challenge – entries due to me by 10/31 – must have a complete entry to qualify (cd or jump-drive with oral essay of 3-5 minutes, written copy of essay, no personally identifying info in essay (like name, where you live, your gender/race/religion/etc), and signed entry form – entry forms available in class and here: https://www.vfw.org/-/media/vfwsite/files/community/youth-and-education/voice-of-democracy-student-entry-form-and-brochure.pdf

Activities:

Quiz 3 & turn in current event project work

Announcements:

•Days to Thanksgiving: 23 (15% of year complete)

•Grades Updated on: 10/16 – # of A’s: 51, # of F’s: 18

•1st 6 Week Current Event Project score final BUT if you have less than a 70% on it, you can turn in more than 100 pts for the 2nd 6 Week Project to raise it to a 70

•Begin working on 2nd 6 Week Current Project – score begins to impact your grade on 11/9 – score becomes final on 11/30

•Turn in the Voter Web Assignment 2018 to turnitin.com by 10/21 – counts as a quiz grade – https://drive.google.com/file/d/162y-_59vrQpx5e1xG0LV286GQg95B6BN/view?usp=sharing – instructions/login-info for tii.com here: http://staff.camas.wednet.edu/blogs/linthwaiteslittlehouseofhorrors/2013/11/05/turnitin-com-info-for-political-id-paper/ (remember, tii.com looks for plagiarism – this assignment should be in your own words, and anything that isn’t should be quoted and the source cited)

•Change in policy: attend a Lunchbox Talk and get 10 pts for signing in and staying the entire time, get 10 more points for turning in a 1 page summary of what was discussed AND your personal opinion on any of the subjects raised – info here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1g9WCafIzvgTmY72qKME_LCKxZxK7qfKfq4BLGdQYfKk/edit?usp=sharing

•Final deadline for any late/missing work from the 1st 6 Weeks: 10/19

•Earn 30 extra-credit pts on a quiz AND a shot at a $30,000 top prize by competing in this year’s VFW Voice of Democracy challenge – entries due to me by 10/31 – must have a complete entry to qualify (cd or jump-drive with oral essay of 3-5 minutes, written copy of essay, no personally identifying info in essay (like name, where you live, your gender/race/religion/etc), and signed entry form – entry forms available in class and here: https://www.vfw.org/-/media/vfwsite/files/community/youth-and-education/voice-of-democracy-student-entry-form-and-brochure.pdf

•Quiz 3 on Friday, 10/19

Activities:

1.Brain-food/Learning Targets

2.Review Last Class

3.Political Identity Test – Score and Notes –  https://docs.google.com/document/d/172P2iYvjLiGDGEthb1x0MDzfbo7j1NZtZgtDWiKx38Q/edit?usp=sharing

Review Questions:

1.This November Washington voters get to choose between our current senator, a Democrat named ____________ , and her Republican opponent, _____________.

2.Voters in Southwest Washington get to choose between the current Congresswoman, a Republican named ___________, and her Democratic opponent, ____________.

3.Voters throughout the state will decide if they want to approve Measure 1631, which is intended to fight _____________ by putting fees on ______________.

4.Measure 1634, if passed, would take away the power of local governments to do what?

5.Measure 1639 is a gun measure, mostly about what kind of gun?  If passed, what are 2 ways it would change existing gun laws in Washington?

6.Initiative 940 concerns law enforcement officers and is generally intended to deal with what problem?

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

*Define the terms “liberal, conservative and moderate” and identify which best describes you

*Predict a person’s political label by considering things like their age, race, gender, location, job, religion, etc.

 

Announcements:

•Days to Thanksgiving: 24 (15% of year complete)

•Grades Updated on: 10/15 – # of A’s: 47, # of F’s: 19

•1st 6 Week Current Event Project score final BUT if you have less than a 70% on it, you can turn in more than 100 pts for the 2nd 6 Week Project to raise it to a 70

•Begin working on 2nd 6 Week Current Project – score begins to impact your grade on 11/9 – score becomes final on 11/30

•Change in policy: attend a Lunchbox Talk and get 10 pts for signing in and staying the entire time, get 10 more points for turning in a 1 page summary of what was discussed AND your personal opinion on any of the subjects raised – info here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1g9WCafIzvgTmY72qKME_LCKxZxK7qfKfq4BLGdQYfKk/edit?usp=sharing

•Final deadline for any late/missing work from the 1st 6 Weeks: 10/19

•Earn 30 extra-credit pts on a quiz AND a shot at a $30,000 top prize by competing in this year’s VFW Voice of Democracy challenge – entries due to me by 10/31 – must have a complete entry to qualify (cd or jump-drive with oral essay of 3-5 minutes, written copy of essay, no personally identifying info in essay (like name, where you live, your gender/race/religion/etc), and signed entry form – entry forms available in class and here: https://www.vfw.org/-/media/vfwsite/files/community/youth-and-education/voice-of-democracy-student-entry-form-and-brochure.pdf

•Quiz 3 on Friday, 10/19

Activities:

1.Brain-food/Learning Targets

2.Finish Grade Conferences

3.During grade conferences, work on the Voter Web Assignment 2018 (500 words due to tii.com by 10/17 – counts as a quiz grade – you will have today and all of Tuesday to complete the assignment): https://drive.google.com/file/d/162y-_59vrQpx5e1xG0LV286GQg95B6BN/view?usp=sharing – instructions/login-info for tii.com here: http://staff.camas.wednet.edu/blogs/linthwaiteslittlehouseofhorrors/2013/11/05/turnitin-com-info-for-political-id-paper/ (remember, tii.com looks for plagiarism – this assignment should be in your own words, and anything that isn’t should be quoted and the source cited)

4.Debrief Voter Web Assignment and turn in by Wednesday night

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

*Know how you’d vote on most of the items on the 2018 ballot and be able to explain your choices

 

Announcements:

•Days to Thanksgiving: 25 (15% of year complete)

•Grades Updated on: 10/14 – # of A’s: 46, # of F’s: 19

•1st 6 Week Current Event Project score final BUT if you have less than a 70% on it, you can turn in more than 100 pts for the 2nd 6 Week Project to raise it to a 70

•Begin working on 2nd 6 Week Current Project – score begins to impact your grade on 11/9 – score becomes final on 11/30

•Change in policy: attend a Lunchbox Talk and get 10 pts for signing in and staying the entire time, get 10 more points for turning in a 1 page summary of what was discussed AND your personal opion on any of the subjects raised – info here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1g9WCafIzvgTmY72qKME_LCKxZxK7qfKfq4BLGdQYfKk/edit?usp=sharing

•Final deadline for any late/missing work from the 1st 6 Weeks: 10/19

•Earn 30 extra-credit pts on a quiz AND a shot at a $30,000 top prize by competing in this year’s VFW Voice of Democracy challenge – entries due to me by 10/31 – must have a complete entry to qualify (cd or jump-drive with oral essay of 3-5 minutes, written copy of essay, no personally identifying info in essay (like name, where you live, your gender/race/religion/etc), and signed entry form – entry forms available in class and here: https://www.vfw.org/-/media/vfwsite/files/community/youth-and-education/voice-of-democracy-student-entry-form-and-brochure.pdf

•If you were absent for the Healthy Youth Survey, to gain your lost participation points do the following:– read this editorial and write a 500 word summary of the author’s points – include your personal opinion on each of the author’s points: http://theweek.com/articles/800880/gops-sneaky-attempt-paint-majority-angry-leftwing-mob – turn assignment into turnitin.com for a plagiarism check – tii.com instructions here: http://staff.camas.wednet.edu/blogs/linthwaiteslittlehouseofhorrors/2013/11/05/turnitin-com-info-for-political-id-paper/

•Quiz 3 on Friday, 10/19

Activities:

1.Brain-food/Learning Targets

2.Review Last Class

3.Grade Conferences

4.During grade conferences, work on the Voter Web Assignment 2018 (500 words due to tii.com by 10/17 – counts as a quiz grade – you will have today and all of Tuesday to complete the assignment): https://drive.google.com/file/d/162y-_59vrQpx5e1xG0LV286GQg95B6BN/view?usp=sharing – instructions/login-info for tii.com here: http://staff.camas.wednet.edu/blogs/linthwaiteslittlehouseofhorrors/2013/11/05/turnitin-com-info-for-political-id-paper/ (remember, tii.com looks for plagiarism – this assignment should be in your own words, and anything that isn’t should be quoted and the source cited)

Review Questions:

1.Economists have created a “Game Theory” based on a “Prisoner’s Dilemma” game that can test proportional vs disproportional responses to aggression– in most real-world situations, where the game gets played over and over, what do they predict will be the best strategy for long-term success?

2.In a West Wing episode, President Bartlett threatens to blow up all of Damascus, which would be a violation of the Geneva Convention that we signed along with 196 other nations.  What is something we promised by signing this treaty?

3.What governmental body, composed of the Joint Chiefs, the CIA Director and the Secretaries of Defense, State and Homeland Security was formed after WW2 and charged with creating and carrying out policies to protect the US from foreign attack?

4.The US used proportional responses to Iraqi aggressions in the 1990s, and a disproportional one in 2003 – in hindsight, which approach was better? Why?

5.After a “proportional response,” a BDA measures what?

6.Reporters often will voluntarily NOT report a story they know of currently involving the White House/government/politicians. Why?

7.Reporters compete amongst themselves to get “scoops,” which are what?  What do reporters usually need to get scoops?

8.The 50 year “Cold War” largely forced the USA to adopt (and still use to this day) which approach in responding to foreign aggression, proportional or disproportional?  Why?

9.Humans have long known the dangers of placing great power into a single office – in ancient Rome, for example, when choosing a consul (their version of president), what did they do to the office? 

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

*Know how you’d vote on most of the items on the 2018 ballot and be able to explain your choices

Announcements:

•Days to Thanksgiving: 26 (15% of year complete)

•Grades Updated on: 10/10 – # of A’s: 22, # of F’s: 32

•1st 6 Week Current Event Project score final BUT if you have less than a 70% on it, you can turn in more than 100 pts for the 2nd 6 Week Project to raise it to a 70

•Begin working on 2nd 6 Week Current Project – score begins to impact your grade on 11/9 – score becomes final on 11/30

•Change in policy: attend a Lunchbox Talk and get 10 pts for signing in and staying the entire time, get 10 more points for turning in a 1 page summary of what was discussed AND your personal opion on any of the subjects raised – info here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1g9WCafIzvgTmY72qKME_LCKxZxK7qfKfq4BLGdQYfKk/edit?usp=sharing

•Final deadline for any late/missing work from the 1st 6 Weeks: 10/19

•Earn 30 extra-credit pts on a quiz AND a shot at a $30,000 top prize by competing in this year’s VFW Voice of Democracy challenge – entries due to me by 10/31 – must have a complete entry to qualify (cd or jump-drive with oral essay of 3-5 minutes, written copy of essay, no personally identifying info in essay (like name, where you live, your gender/race/religion/etc), and signed entry form – entry forms available in class and here: https://www.vfw.org/-/media/vfwsite/files/community/youth-and-education/voice-of-democracy-student-entry-form-and-brochure.pdf

•If you were absent for the Healthy Youth Survey, to gain your lost participation points do the following:– read this editorial and write a 500 word summary of the author’s points – include your personal opinion on each of the author’s points: http://theweek.com/articles/800880/gops-sneaky-attempt-paint-majority-angry-leftwing-mob – turn assignment into turnitin.com for a plagiarism check – tii.com instructions here: http://staff.camas.wednet.edu/blogs/linthwaiteslittlehouseofhorrors/2013/11/05/turnitin-com-info-for-political-id-paper/

•Retake Quiz 2 by Monday, 10/15

•Quiz 3 on Friday, 10/19

Activities:

1.Brain-food/Learning Targets/change seats

2.Review Last Class

3.Finish/turn-in West Wing #3 – “A Proportional Response” – take 1 ½ pages of notes/comments/reactions to the episode – my notes: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-SAwXa67qaQWFYwdDJ6c0pzVTg/view?usp=sharing

4.Grade Conferences

5.During grade conferences, work on the Voter Web Assignment 2018 (500 words due to tii.com by 10/17 – counts as a quiz grade – you will have today and all of Tuesday to complete the assignment): https://drive.google.com/file/d/162y-_59vrQpx5e1xG0LV286GQg95B6BN/view?usp=sharing – instructions/login-info for tii.com here: http://staff.camas.wednet.edu/blogs/linthwaiteslittlehouseofhorrors/2013/11/05/turnitin-com-info-for-political-id-paper/ (remember, tii.com looks for plagiarism – this assignment should be in your own words, and anything that isn’t should be quoted and the source cited)

Review Questions:

1.Say Russia shoots down a US jet over Syria, killing the pilot – what would be an example of a “proportional response” by the USA? What would be a “disproportional response” to this hypothetical Syrian attack? 

2.What is the political purpose of “vetting?”  What did the failure to properly vet Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas (and recently Brett Kavanaugh) result in?

3.Washington D.C. had such a high murder rate in the last half of the 20th Century that the city took what drastic step to reduce gun violence?  How did the Supreme Court respond in its D.C. v Heller decision?

4.The Joint Chiefs of Staff are led by an officer called the _______________.  The current one is named _______________.

5.Of course the Joint Chiefs and their leader are responsible for giving the president military advice, but their other big job is to deal with the problem that all large, complex militaries with multiple services (Army/Navy/Marines/Airforce) have, which is what?

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

*Compare and contrast proportional vs disproportional responses to foreign aggressions

*Explain “The Prisoner’s Dilemma” and the strategy it suggest when dealing with aggression

*Know how you will (if you can) vote on most of the items on the 2018 ballot and be able to explain your choice

Announcements:

•Days to Thanksgiving: 27 (15% of year complete)

•Grades Updated on: 10/8 – # of A’s: 22, # of F’s: 34

•1st 6 Week Current Event Project score now in effect and reflected in your overall grade – last day to turn in logs/journals is 10/12

•Attend a Lunchbox Talk and count it as a current event journal – you will need to sign in and stay for the entire talk – info here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1g9WCafIzvgTmY72qKME_LCKxZxK7qfKfq4BLGdQYfKk/edit?usp=sharing

•Earn 30 extra-credit pts on a quiz AND a shot at a $30,000 top prize by competing in this year’s VFW Voice of Democracy challenge – entries due to me by 10/31 – must have a complete entry to qualify (cd or jump-drive with oral essay of 3-5 minutes, written copy of essay, no personally identifying info in essay (like name, where you live, your gender/race/religion/etc), and signed entry form – entry forms available in class and here: https://www.vfw.org/-/media/vfwsite/files/community/youth-and-education/voice-of-democracy-student-entry-form-and-brochure.pdf

•If you were absent for the Healthy Youth Survey, to gain your lost participation points do the following:– read this editorial and write a 500 word summary of the author’s points – include your personal opinion on each of the author’s points: http://theweek.com/articles/800880/gops-sneaky-attempt-paint-majority-angry-leftwing-mob – turn assignment into turnitin.com for a plagiarism check – tii.com instructions here: http://staff.camas.wednet.edu/blogs/linthwaiteslittlehouseofhorrors/2013/11/05/turnitin-com-info-for-political-id-paper/

•Retake Quiz 2 by Monday, 10/15

•Quiz 3 on Friday, 10/19

Activities:

1.Brain-food/Learning Targets

2.Review Last Class

3.West Wing #3 – “A Proportional Response” – take 1 ½ pages of notes/comments/reactions to the episode – my notes: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-SAwXa67qaQWFYwdDJ6c0pzVTg/view?usp=sharing

Review Questions:

1.The Vice President is in President of the Senate, but normally the Senate is presided over by a senator called the _____________________; today this unglamorous job is held by a man named _________. 

2.How do you get this essentially meaningless job? This senator sponsored a bill that’s called the DREAM act, which has yet to become law and is quite controversial – what would it do if passed? What’s something else interesting about this senator?

3.The equivalent of the Speaker of the House in the Senate is a senator called the ___________ – who has this job at the moment? This senator is hated by Democrats because he so successfully blocked Obama in his last two years in office that Trump, in his first year in office, set a record for doing what? What’s something else interesting about this senator?

4.Which leader can assert more power/control over it’s members, the Senate or the House? Why?

5.President Trump and his supporters complain about “the Deep State,” which is their name for a problem that many presidents and their supporters have grumbled about in the past – describe the problem of “the Deep State.”

6.Virginia has laws that ban adultery, suicide and “fornication.” What does the frequency of the enforcement of laws like these tell us?

7.As any Press Secretary or political consultant can tell you, for humans, ______________ are more important than reality, especially in politics.

8.The media is of course used by common citizens to comprehend what’s going on in the world, but political groups that disagree with each other can also use it to do what?

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

*Compare and contrast proportional vs disproportional responses to foreign aggressions

*Explain “The Prisoner’s Dilemma” and the strategy it suggest when dealing with aggression

Announcements:

•Days to Thanksgiving: 28 (10% of year complete)

•Grades Updated on: 10/8 – # of A’s: 22, # of F’s: 34

•1st 6 Week Current Event Project score now in effect and reflected in your overall grade – last day to turn in logs/journals is 10/12

•Attend a Lunchbox Talk and count it as a current event journal – you will need to sign in and stay for the entire talk – info here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1g9WCafIzvgTmY72qKME_LCKxZxK7qfKfq4BLGdQYfKk/edit?usp=sharing

•Earn 30 extra-credit pts on a quiz AND a shot at a $30,000 top prize by competing in this year’s VFW Voice of Democracy challenge – entries due to me by 10/31 – must have a complete entry to qualify (cd or jump-drive with oral essay of 3-5 minutes, written copy of essay, no personally identifying info in essay (like name, where you live, your gender/race/religion/etc), and signed entry form – entry forms available in class and here: https://www.vfw.org/-/media/vfwsite/files/community/youth-and-education/voice-of-democracy-student-entry-form-and-brochure.pdf

•Retake Quiz 2 by Monday, 10/15

•Quiz 3 on Friday, 10/19

Activities:

1.Brain-food/Learning Targets

2.Healthy Youth Survey

3.(alternative to HYS) – read the following editorial and write a 500 word summary of the author’s points – include your personal opinion on each of the author’s points: http://theweek.com/articles/800880/gops-sneaky-attempt-paint-majority-angry-leftwing-mob – turn assignment into turnitin.com for a plagiarism check – tii.com instructions here: http://staff.camas.wednet.edu/blogs/linthwaiteslittlehouseofhorrors/2013/11/05/turnitin-com-info-for-political-id-paper/

 

 

 

Announcements:

•Days to Thanksgiving: 29 (10% of year complete)

•Grades Updated on: 10/7 – # of A’s: 27, # of F’s: 36

•1st 6 Week Current Event Project score now in effect and reflected in your overall grade – last day to turn in logs/journals is 10/12

•Attend a Lunchbox Talk and count it as a current event journal – you will need to sign in and stay for the entire talk – info here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1g9WCafIzvgTmY72qKME_LCKxZxK7qfKfq4BLGdQYfKk/edit?usp=sharing

•Earn 30 extra-credit pts on a quiz AND a shot at a $30,000 top prize by competing in this year’s VFW Voice of Democracy challenge – entries due to me by 10/31 – must have a complete entry to qualify (cd or jump-drive with oral essay of 3-5 minutes, written copy of essay, no personally identifying info in essay (like name, where you live, your gender/race/religion/etc), and signed entry form – entry forms available in class and here: https://www.vfw.org/-/media/vfwsite/files/community/youth-and-education/voice-of-democracy-student-entry-form-and-brochure.pdf

•Retake Quiz 2 by Monday, 10/15

•Quiz 3 on Friday, 10/19

Activities:

1.Brain-food/Learning Targets

2.Review Last Class

3.Big Wig #3 – https://drive.google.com/file/d/13ynCkhQlnVsi9fZoNvWEpn6VUwCL2OFw/view?usp=sharing

4.West Wing #3 – “A Proportional Response” – take 1 ½ pages of notes/comments/reactions to the episode – my notes: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-SAwXa67qaQWFYwdDJ6c0pzVTg/view?usp=sharing

Review Questions:

1.According to the Constitution, what power or authority does the President have over the Vice-President?

2.What White House staffer do presidents usually rely upon to twist arms and act as the “bad cop” or “the enforcer” of their will?  Obama’s first one got into trouble for using very harsh language to attack what kind of people?  Trump’s second one clearly fits the bill as he has what qualification?

3.The US-Syrian relationship has been a poisonous one for more than 60 years – what are 2 reasons they haven’t liked us? What are 2 reasons we haven’t liked them?

4.State and Federal law enforcement agencies often argue with each other over who has the authority to “speak the law” and thus who is in charge in a given situation– this is a legal concept called, in Latin, “__________”

5.Who would likely have this power (State or  Federal cops?) in the following cases: A. Murder (what might be an exception?) B. Terrorism C. Counterfeiting D. Low level drug dealing E. High level drug dealing (why would it likely be different from the low-level?) F. Espionage G. Robbery H. Kidnapping across state lines

6.“Solicitation” is the crime whereby you do what? What’s a common example?

7.All 50 states and the Federal government have an official called the Attorney General – what’s the job of these officers?

8.Each state gets to establish the standards for who can practice law in that state – all states require you to pass a rigorous test of your legal knowledge (called the ________ exam), and also pass an examination of your ______________

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

*Describe the responsibilities of the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, and who the current office-holder is

*Describe the responsibilities of the Senate Majority Leader, and who the current office-holder is

*Compare and contrast proportional vs disproportional responses to foreign aggressions