•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
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
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