Announcements:

•Days to Winter Break: 9 (35% of year complete)

•Grades Updated on: 12/4 – # of A’s: 41, # of F’s: 20

•2nd 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 3rd 6 Week Project to raise it to a 70

•3rd 6 Week Current Event Project now underway – score begins to effect your grade on 1/11 – score becomes final on 1/25

•Announcements from Deca Girls Represent: Professional Development Seminars – Display this slide in your class and tell your students to signup for these seminars at bit.ly/girlsrepseminars. A brief description of the seminars can be found in the text box under the slide. Women Empowerment Panel – Display this slide in your class and tell your students to signup for the panel at bit.ly/womenpanel1. A brief description of the panel can be found in the text box under the slide.

•Another current event option: You can write letters to the editor of the Camasonian – your school newspaper is here: http://camasonian.camas.wednet.edu/ – for up to 20 points, write an up to 2 page letter which they might publish – email your letter to both me and the editor (camasoniannews@gmail.com) – I will reply w/ the # of pts awarded

•Political Identity project past due – I will take late entries no latter than Friday, 12/14 – notify me via email after you have turned it in to turnitin.com – login in info here: http://staff.camas.wednet.edu/blogs/linthwaiteslittlehouseofhorrors/2013/11/05/turnitin-com-info-for-political-id-paper/ – project explanation: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-SAwXa67qaQdzJCVkp1QzJTLU0/view?usp=sharing  – political identity notes/slideshow: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-SAwXa67qaQR0JaaXBkM3dkVG8

•Reminder: If you have an unexcused absence, you can not make up any assignments missed on that day, nor recover lost participation points – at the end of each 6 week grading period I remove credit for any assignments you have unexcused absences for, so get them cleared by then

•New Attendance Taking Experiment: Starting 12/10, my classes will be guinea-pigs for a new way of taking attendance at CHS – Skyward will automatically mark you absent for my classes at the start of the day – you will change that absent to present by typing in your student id # into a dedicated laptop on the projector cart – I will have a printout of everybody’s id #s – I will also keep a paper back-up of attendance records in case there are problems – please sign yourself in as soon as you arrive in class – thank you for participating in this experiment :)

•Make-up/redo Quiz 6, Friday, 12/14

•Quiz 7, Friday, 12/21

Activities:

1.Explain new attendance taking experiment and check into class

2.Brainfood/Learning Targets

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

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

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

 

Announcements:

•Days to Winter Break: 11 (30% of year complete)

•Grades Updated on: 12/4 – # of A’s: 41, # of F’s: 20

•2nd 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 3rd 6 Week Project to raise it to a 70

•3rd 6 Week Current Event Project now underway – score begins to effect your grade on 1/11 – score becomes final on 1/25

•Announcements from Deca Girls Represent: Professional Development Seminars – Display this slide in your class and tell your students to signup for these seminars at bit.ly/girlsrepseminars. A brief description of the seminars can be found in the text box under the slide. Women Empowerment Panel – Display this slide in your class and tell your students to signup for the panel at bit.ly/womenpanel1. A brief description of the panel can be found in the text box under the slide.

•Another current event option: You can write letters to the editor of the Camasonian – your school newspaper is here: http://camasonian.camas.wednet.edu/ – for up to 20 points, write an up to 2 page letter which they might publish – email your letter to both me and the editor (camasoniannews@gmail.com) – I will reply w/ the # of pts awarded

•Political Identity project past due – I will take late entries no latter than Friday, 12/14 – notify me via email after you have turned it in to turnitin.com – login in info here: http://staff.camas.wednet.edu/blogs/linthwaiteslittlehouseofhorrors/2013/11/05/turnitin-com-info-for-political-id-paper/ – project explanation: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-SAwXa67qaQdzJCVkp1QzJTLU0/view?usp=sharing  – political identity notes/slideshow: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-SAwXa67qaQR0JaaXBkM3dkVG8

•Reminder: If you have an unexcused absence, you can not make up any assignments missed on that day, nor recover lost participation points – at the end of each 6 week grading period I remove credit for any assignments you have unexcused absences for, so get them cleared by then

•Final Latework Deadline for all 2nd 6 Week Assignments: Friday, 12/7 – no work from that period will be accepted after the deadline

•Senior Deficiency Letter Warning – if you have a C- or below, your parents are about to receive a scary sounding letter informing them that you might not graduate on time

•Quiz 6, Friday, 12/7

Activities:

1.Brainfood/Learning Targets

2.West Wing #8 – “Enemies” – take 1 ½ pg notes/reactions – 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.Washington State has 3 amazing national parks – name 2 of them.

3.Only Congress can create a national park, but the Antiquities Act allows the president to create _____________, like Mt. St Helens.  Interestingly, Trump recently 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?

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

*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

*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: 12 (30% of year complete)

•Grades Updated on: 12/4 – # of A’s: 41, # of F’s: 20

•2nd 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 3rd 6 Week Project to raise it to a 70

•3rd 6 Week Current Event Project now underway – score begins to effect your grade on 1/11 – score becomes final on 1/25

•Announcements from Deca Girls Represent: Professional Development Seminars – Display this slide in your class and tell your students to signup for these seminars at bit.ly/girlsrepseminars. A brief description of the seminars can be found in the text box under the slide. Women Empowerment Panel – Display this slide in your class and tell your students to signup for the panel at bit.ly/womenpanel1. A brief description of the panel can be found in the text box under the slide.

•Another current event option: You can write letters to the editor of the Camasonian – your school newspaper is here: http://camasonian.camas.wednet.edu/ – for up to 20 points, write an up to 2 page letter which they might publish – email your letter to both me and the editor (camasoniannews@gmail.com) – I will reply w/ the # of pts awarded

•Political Identity project past due – I will take late entries no latter than Friday, 12/14 – notify me via email after you have turned it in to turnitin.com – login in info here: http://staff.camas.wednet.edu/blogs/linthwaiteslittlehouseofhorrors/2013/11/05/turnitin-com-info-for-political-id-paper/ – project explanation: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-SAwXa67qaQdzJCVkp1QzJTLU0/view?usp=sharing  – political identity notes/slideshow: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-SAwXa67qaQR0JaaXBkM3dkVG8

•Reminder: If you have an unexcused absence, you can not make up any assignments missed on that day, nor recover lost participation points – at the end of each 6 week grading period I remove credit for any assignments you have unexcused absences for, so get them cleared by then

•Final Latework Deadline for all 2nd 6 Week Assignments: Friday, 12/7 – no work from that period will be accepted after the deadline

•Senior Deficiency Letter Warning – if you have a C- or below, your parents are about to receive a scary sounding letter informing them that you might not graduate on time

•Quiz 6, Friday, 12/7

Activities:

1.Brainfood/Learning Targets

2.Finish/turn-in “Where in the World” presentations – handout: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lKakGkMhtl0qvo97nQXfa0VoCx0Q8sX5/view?usp=sharing – instructions: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JcrYMWv9rlXCDoY4GRAzEf-0zYItauQP/view?usp=sharing

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

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

*Locate on a map countries that are important to the USA and be able to briefly explain their significance to us

*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: 13 (30% of year complete)

•Grades Updated on: 12/2 – # of A’s: 42, # of F’s: 21

•2nd 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 3rd 6 Week Project to raise it to a 70

•3rd 6 Week Current Event Project now underway – score begins to effect your grade on 1/11 – score becomes final on 1/25

•Another current event option: You can write letters to the editor of the Camasonian – your school newspaper is here: http://camasonian.camas.wednet.edu/ – for up to 20 points, write an up to 2 page letter which they might publish – email your letter to both me and the editor (camasoniannews@gmail.com) – I will reply w/ the # of pts awarded

•Political Identity project past due – I will take late entries no latter than Friday, 12/14 – notify me via email after you have turned it in to turnitin.com – login in info here: http://staff.camas.wednet.edu/blogs/linthwaiteslittlehouseofhorrors/2013/11/05/turnitin-com-info-for-political-id-paper/ – project explanation: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-SAwXa67qaQdzJCVkp1QzJTLU0/view?usp=sharing  – political identity notes/slideshow: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-SAwXa67qaQR0JaaXBkM3dkVG8

•Reminder: If you have an unexcused absence, you can not make up any assignments missed on that day, nor recover lost participation points – at the end of each 6 week grading period I remove credit for any assignments you have unexcused absences for, so get them cleared by then

•Final Latework Deadline for all 2nd 6 Week Assignments: Friday, 12/7 – no work from that period will be accepted after the deadline

•Senior Deficiency Letter Warning – if you have a C- or below, your parents are about to receive a scary sounding letter informing them that you might not graduate on time

•Quiz 6, Friday, 12/7

Activities:

1.Brainfood/Learning Targets

2.Change Seating Chart

3.“Where in the World” presentations – handout: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lKakGkMhtl0qvo97nQXfa0VoCx0Q8sX5/view?usp=sharing – instructions: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JcrYMWv9rlXCDoY4GRAzEf-0zYItauQP/view?usp=sharing

4.Turn in completed Where in the World Handout

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

*Locate on a map countries that are important to the USA and be able to briefly explain their significance to us

 

Announcements:

•Days to Winter Break: 14 (30% of year complete)

•Grades Updated on: 11/29 – # of A’s: 35, # of F’s: 24

•2nd 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 3rd 6 Week Project to raise it to a 70

•3rd 6 Week Current Event Project now underway – score begins to effect your grade on 1/11 – score becomes final on 1/25

•Another current event option: You can write letters to the editor of the Camasonian – your school newspaper is here: http://camasonian.camas.wednet.edu/ – for up to 20 points, write an up to 2 page letter which they might publish – email your letter to both me and the editor (camasoniannews@gmail.com) – I will reply w/ the # of pts awarded

•Political Identity project due Monday, December 3 to turnitin.com – login in info here: http://staff.camas.wednet.edu/blogs/linthwaiteslittlehouseofhorrors/2013/11/05/turnitin-com-info-for-political-id-paper/ – project explanation: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-SAwXa67qaQdzJCVkp1QzJTLU0/view?usp=sharing  – political identity notes/slideshow: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-SAwXa67qaQR0JaaXBkM3dkVG8

•Reminder: If you have an unexcused absence, you can not make up any assignments missed on that day, nor recover lost participation points – at the end of each 6 week grading period I remove credit for any assignments you have unexcused absences for, so get them cleared by then

•Final Latework Deadline for all 2nd 6 Week Assignments: Friday, 12/7 – no work from that period will be accepted after the deadline

•Senior Deficiency Letter Warning – if you have a C- or below, your parents are about to receive a scary sounding letter informing them that you might not graduate  – I recommend you take notes during our grade conference on what is required to pass

•Quiz 6, Friday, 12/7

Activities:

1.Brainfood/Learning Targets

2.Review Last Class

3.Grade conferences and “Where in the World” Assignment – handout: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lKakGkMhtl0qvo97nQXfa0VoCx0Q8sX5/view?usp=sharing – instructions: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JcrYMWv9rlXCDoY4GRAzEf-0zYItauQP/view?usp=sharing

Review Questions:

1.What does it mean to “extradite” a prisoner? What’s a country the US has no extradition treaty with?

2.What does it mean when a business/industry  is “nationalized?” What kind of governments tend to nationalize many/most industries?

3.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?

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

*Locate on a map countries that are important to the USA and be able to briefly explain their significance to us

 

Announcements:

•Days to Winter Break: 15 (30% of year complete)

•Grades Updated on: 11/29 – # of A’s: 35, # of F’s: 24

•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 now impacting your overall grade – score becomes final on 11/30

•Another current event option: You can write letters to the editor of the Camasonian – your school newspaper is here: http://camasonian.camas.wednet.edu/ – for up to 20 points, write an up to 2 page letter which they might publish – email your letter to both me and the editor (camasoniannews@gmail.com) – I will reply w/ the # of pts awarded

•Political Identity project due Monday, December 3 to turnitin.com – login in info here: http://staff.camas.wednet.edu/blogs/linthwaiteslittlehouseofhorrors/2013/11/05/turnitin-com-info-for-political-id-paper/ – project explanation: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-SAwXa67qaQdzJCVkp1QzJTLU0/view?usp=sharing  – political identity notes/slideshow: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-SAwXa67qaQR0JaaXBkM3dkVG8

•Reminder: If you have an unexcused absence, you can not make up any assignments missed on that day, nor recover lost participation points – at the end of each 6 week grading period I remove credit for any assignments you have unexcused absences for, so get them cleared by then

•Final Latework Deadline for all 2nd 6 Week Assignments: Friday, 12/7 – no work from that period will be accepted after the deadline

•Retake Quiz 5 by Friday, 11/30

•Quiz 6, Friday, 12/7

Activities:

1.Brainfood/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.Work time for current events and political identity projects

Review Questions:

1.Beginning with Washington, the traditional job of the First Lady has been what?

2.Who was the 1st “modern” First Lady, who added something new to the old tradition? What tradition did she establish for all First Ladies since? What’s an example of a 1st Lady doing this since her?

3.Historically, in a crisis, in order to prevent the spread of panic among citizens, Presidents have been expected to do what?

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

5.Though the Navy banned women from serving aboard warships until the 1960s, today women make up about _____% of all sailors.  Why has the Navy, and the US military in general, become much more reliant on women than it was before the 1970s?

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

*Define the terms “nationalize” and “extradition”

*Explain why revolutions often fail to dramatically change the nature of a country’s society and/or government

 

 

Announcements:

•Days to Winter Break: 16 (30% of year complete)

•Grades Updated on: 11/26 – # of A’s: 33, # of F’s: 25

•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 now impacting your overall grade – score becomes final on 11/30

•Another current event option: You can write letters to the editor of the Camasonian – your school newspaper is here: http://camasonian.camas.wednet.edu/ – for up to 20 points, write an up to 2 page letter which they might publish – email your letter to both me and the editor (camasoniannews@gmail.com) – I will reply w/ the # of pts awarded

•Political Identity project due Monday, December 3 to turnitin.com – login in info here: http://staff.camas.wednet.edu/blogs/linthwaiteslittlehouseofhorrors/2013/11/05/turnitin-com-info-for-political-id-paper/ – project explanation: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-SAwXa67qaQdzJCVkp1QzJTLU0/view?usp=sharing  – political identity notes/slideshow: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-SAwXa67qaQR0JaaXBkM3dkVG8

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

•Final Latework Deadline for all 2nd 6 Week Assignments: Friday, 12/7 – no work from that period will be accepted after the deadline

•Retake Quiz 5 by Friday, 11/30

•Quiz 6, Friday, 12/7

Activities:

1.Brainfood/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

Review Questions:

1.Who was the 1st Treasury Secretary? What is one of the controversial decisions he made, 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?  He also was a big supporter of the recent tax cut, making 2 promises associated with it, neither of which has worked out – what was one of the promises?

5.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 _________________.

6.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?

7.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?

8.What is the purpose of FEMA?

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

*Define the terms “nationalize” and “extradition”

*Explain the typical expectation Americans have of their political leaders in time of crisis

*Explain why revolutions often fail to dramatically change the nature of a country’s society and/or government

Announcements:

•Days to Winter Break: 17 (30% of year complete)

•Grades Updated on: 11/26 – # of A’s: 33, # of F’s: 25

•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 now impacting your overall grade – score becomes final on 11/30

•Another current event option: You can write letters to the editor of the Camasonian – your school newspaper is here: http://camasonian.camas.wednet.edu/ – for up to 20 points, write an up to 2 page letter which they might publish – email your letter to both me and the editor (camasoniannews@gmail.com) – I will reply w/ the # of pts awarded

•Political Identity project due Monday, December 3 to turnitin.com – login in info here: http://staff.camas.wednet.edu/blogs/linthwaiteslittlehouseofhorrors/2013/11/05/turnitin-com-info-for-political-id-paper/ – project explanation: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-SAwXa67qaQdzJCVkp1QzJTLU0/view?usp=sharing  – political identity notes/slideshow: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-SAwXa67qaQR0JaaXBkM3dkVG8

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

•Retake Quiz 5 by Friday, 11/30

•Quiz 6, Friday, 12/7

Activities:

1.Brainfood/Learning Targets

2.Big Wig #6 – https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-tP_uNiCEEuvqWrUR3sqgNR6B9u_XCkn/view?usp=sharing

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 is the collective name for the heads of the 15 major departments of the Federal government that serve as key advisors to the President?  The President appoints them, but the _____________ must agree with his pick.

2.What form of government is typified by having large numbers of un-elected people providing services through highly specialized positions and offices?  The word itself is often used negatively – other than it’s unelected nature, why do people often dislike this form of government?

3.What are 2 job responsibilities of the Secretary of State?

4.Who was the first Sec of State?  Who is the current Secretary of State?

5.What are 2 major challenges the State Department is currently confronting?

6.What do we call the grandiose parties the White House throws for visits from foreign dignitaries?

7.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?

8.“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?

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

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

11.The Taft-Hartley Act of 1947 was designed to break/reduce the power of ___________ in the US – what are 2 things it did to do this?

12.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 _____________.

13.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?

14.What is the danger when dealing with survivalist groups that are breaking the law?  What’s an example of a survivalist group/person/incident that illustrates this danger?

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

*Describe the job of the Treasury Department, name it’s current Secretary and list his qualifications and current challenges

*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”

 

Announcements:

•Days to Winter Break: 18 (30% of year complete)

•Grades Updated on: 11/25 – # of A’s: 32, # of F’s: 24

•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 now impacting your overall grade – score becomes final on 11/30

•Another current event option: You can write letters to the editor of the Camasonian – your school newspaper is here: http://camasonian.camas.wednet.edu/ – for up to 20 points, write an up to 2 page letter which they might publish – email your letter to both me and the editor (camasoniannews@gmail.com) – I will reply w/ the # of pts awarded

•Political Identity project due Monday, December 3 to turnitin.com – login in info here: http://staff.camas.wednet.edu/blogs/linthwaiteslittlehouseofhorrors/2013/11/05/turnitin-com-info-for-political-id-paper/ – project explanation: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-SAwXa67qaQdzJCVkp1QzJTLU0/view?usp=sharing  – political identity notes/slideshow: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-SAwXa67qaQR0JaaXBkM3dkVG8

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

•Retake Quiz 5 by Friday, 11/30

•Quiz 6, Friday, 12/7

Activities:

1.Brainfood/Learning Targets

2.Big Wig #5 – https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-tP_uNiCEEuvqWrUR3sqgNR6B9u_XCkn/view?usp=sharing

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

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

*Describe the job of the State Department, name it’s current Secretary and list his qualifications and current challenges

*Explain what the Cabinet is and how it’s members get their job

*Define the word “bureaucracy” and explain why many people don’t like them

*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 can play in fights between unions and employers

Announcements:

•Days to Winter Break: 19 (30% of year complete)

•Grades Updated on: 11/18 – # of A’s: 24, # of F’s: 26

•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 now impacting your overall grade – score becomes final on 11/30

•Another current event option: You can write letters to the editor of the Camasonian – your school newspaper is here: http://camasonian.camas.wednet.edu/ – for up to 20 points, write an up to 2 page letter which they might publish – email your letter to both me and the editor (camasoniannews@gmail.com) – I will reply w/ the # of pts awarded

•Political Identity project due Monday, December 3 to turnitin.com – login in info here: http://staff.camas.wednet.edu/blogs/linthwaiteslittlehouseofhorrors/2013/11/05/turnitin-com-info-for-political-id-paper/ – project explanation: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-SAwXa67qaQdzJCVkp1QzJTLU0/view?usp=sharing  – political identity notes/slideshow: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-SAwXa67qaQR0JaaXBkM3dkVG8

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

•Retake Quiz 5 by Friday, 11/30

•Quiz 6, Friday, 12/7

Activities:

1.Brainfood/Learning Targets

2.Grade Quiz 5

3.Political Identity Project work time – project explanation: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-SAwXa67qaQdzJCVkp1QzJTLU0/view?usp=sharing  – notes: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-SAwXa67qaQR0JaaXBkM3dkVG8/view?usp=sharing