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August 28





August 29

Syllabus and iPad Procedurues




August 30




August 31

Harrison Bergeron 



September 1

Does government restrict or permit our rights?



September 4 

No School

I can use the functionalist perspective of Government to begin to understand its necessity. 


September 5 

I can identify the functions and dysfunctions of Voter ID ballot proposals and legislation. 



September 6 

I can explain why the Founders believed that people need a government.



September 7

I can examine the functions and dysfunctions of government.



September 8

Saints and the Roughnecks Discussion. 



September 11

I can analyze the “state of nature” and ultimately express the need for governmental structure.

September 12

I can compare the four origins of State theories.


September 13

I can identify four characteristics of the “state”.



September 14

I can describe how power is divided between difference types of government.

Card Game Simulation.

September 15





September 18






September 19

I can list and describe the basic concepts of democracy. 




September 20

I can identify the major documents that created the foundation for the United States government.



September 21

I can explain how the Preamble to the Constitution defines the purposes of government.



September 22

RAV vs. St. Paul





September 25

I can explain the ideas of separation of powers and checks and balances.

September 26 

I can know the Founder’s reasons for creating a system that limits governmental power.

September 27

I can list some powers of the three branches of government. 


September 28

Foundations of Government Review 


September 29 

Foundations of Government Unit Exam


Quizlet Vocab

Prezi Lecture Notes

Harrison Bergeron Audio

document Daily Questions Foundations of Government   --  Please work on this progressively throughout the unit. It will be due to days prior to the exam so that I can give it back to you for study purposes. I encourage you to follow the suggested pacing and reach out to me during class, advisory, or before school when you have any questions.
video Functions of Government through Theories of Government   --  Use to answer short answers 1-4 if you missed those class periods or need some additional help.
video Types of Government   --  Use this for review of the ways in which government "rules" or constitutions are implemented.