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January 29





January 30

Syllabus and iPad Procedurues




January 31




February 1

Harrison Bergeron 



February 2

Does government restrict or permit our rights?



February 5

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


February 6

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



February 7

I can examine the functions and dysfunctions of government.



February 8

I can examine the functions and dysfunctions of government.



February 9

Saints and the Roughnecks Discussion. 



February 12

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

February 13

I can compare the four origins of State theories.


February 14

I can identify four characteristics of the “state”.



February 15

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

Card Game Simulation.

February 16

No School




February 19

No School





February 20

I can list and describe the basic concepts of democracy. 

V 25-31

SA 6




February 21

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



February 22

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



February 23

RAV vs. St. Paul





February 26

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

February 27

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

February 28

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


March 1

Foundations of Government Review 


March 2 

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.