Monday, October 18, 2010

Good Luck with the 2nd marking PD.

Most of you did great in class and you got the grades you worked for. I am happy with the results and i hope you are too, if you have any questions please let me know. As you know MR. G will take over the class while i take over 4th pd Global History! Good luck and enjoy the class Government is really interesting.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Homework 13

Using the Articles provided in class about the "stop and search'' and "bag search":

Why is bag searching ACCORDING to the US Supreme Court legal, even though it seems to go against the 4th amendment? Do you agree or disagree with police stopping you and recording your name to a date base? DO you think this stops crime? Post your answers to your blog and write in complete sentences, no less then 8 sentences.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Homework # 12

Please watch this youtube video its called federal powers Vs State powers. Now on YOUR blog please write all the powers the video states and write 3 examples from the video of those powers, this could be done in a chart form.

Current events 3

Currents events are due every friday, last friday no one posted their current events so it was your Homework for monday! Remember you have another current events this friday, do not let your homeworks pile up, you do not want sleep less nights making your work up.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

HW 11

Answer in  complete sentences:

1- Why would congress amend the US Constitution? How do you Amed the Constitution? (what are the steps)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tip for the next test

The essay questions in all my tests will come from the HW, if you do the HW you will have no problem getting 100. Tomorrow you will have a Quiz it will be on the 6 principles of the Constitution, today we went over limited power remember to state what does it mean.

Monday, September 27, 2010

HW 10

Write down in one paragraph if you think federalism is a good idea? Provide examples why or why not?  (post your answer to your blog)

Extra Credit
(post this answer to my blog as a comment)

Provide 2 examples were the state and fedreal governement do not agree on? ( not the exmaples from the debate)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

News: Portfolios! what you need and should do

For your portfolios please have the following inside them at all times.
All Tests
All Quizzes
All DBQ's
And any other item I specifically tell you to file in your folders.  
Reason for this: it keeps you organize and it is easier to study for a test.
Grade: Portfolios are wroth 5 points towards your final Homework grade!!!!! its an easy 5 points and all you have to do is file your work.
Absent: If you are absent and are missing any of the work, please ask a friend to copy down the questions and answers. Fill it on a separate sheet of paper and file it inside your folder with the word absent on top.
If you are missing work I will reduce points and I will collect your folder every 3 weeks.
Any problems please see me after class...

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Homework #9

Write at least one paragraph on the following question:
Why was the US Constitution needed? what was the American government like before the Constitution? what problems did it solve?

Homework #8

Write one paragraph in your blog about the following Question:
 In your opinion was independence the only option for the colonist? could they have worked things out with the king?
Extra credit?
In today's political environment, What do you think the tea party is all about? do you agree with this movement? why or why not? Post your answer to my blog as a comment!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

How will i grade your QUIZ


First i would like to say that the class overall did pretty good on the quiz! If you got less then a 5 on it don't worry and try to jump out a window! This is just the first quiz and you will be able to make up the points as the years goes by. Remember its not about the grade its about what your learned that matters to me!

Each question was worth 2 pts, if you got half the answer or kind of seem to be the answer I was looking for its 1pt. If you did not get the answer right you will not get any pts. Extra credit is always worth 1pt!

Remember that I will ask you in all Quizzes the name of or title of a current government official!!!!


Homework # 7

Write 2 Paragraphs answering the following questions:
Do you think Direct democracy could work in the United States? why or why not? Do you think representative democracy is working in America today? If America was a direct democracy how would people react towards government? what would live be like? What is the perfect government for you?
Post your answer on your blog.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Current Event Questions!

Hello everyone!

I will go over this in class tomorrow, but i would also like to post this up. For your current events review, you will POST them on your blog and only your blog! What you would post as a comment to this posting is the link of the article that was used, i want the web site so i could also review it. Again please post that link as a comment to this post on my blog. If you have any questions please send me an E-mail at

Home work #6 (9/14/10)

Due to some technical difficulties I was unable to post this posting early, I do apologize to all my students and will require that this homework be done by tomorrow night. Have a great night on your free of homework night. The question for your homework is as follows: (PLEASE POST YOUR Answer ON YOUR BLOG)
We have studied Thomas Hobbes and John Locke's philosophical ideas; in 1 paragraph write down which philosophical idea, gives the best reasons why humans agree to a social contract. In other words why would people in Hobbes world agree to a social contract and why people in Locke's world agree to a social contract. You can take the side of Hobbes or Locke or both or none and explain your answer and include your opinion. Remember Hobbes and Locke agreed that we needed government but differ on why we needed government
Extra credit
Answer this question and post it on MY blog as a comment to this posting :
"Why would Hobbes not support our form of democracy?"
Have a great night everyone and see you in class!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Welcome back to school

I would like to say that I hope everyone had a great summer! I look forward to learning together and having a fun. I will provide the best educational tools for each one of you to go and change the world and make it a better place for your family, Society, your future children and lets not forget you. Any questions please E-mail me at