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1/15 - 1/19

Note: This Agenda Blog is only an approximate plan of the weekly lesson plans. Changes can and will be made due to unanticipated circumstances and in order to maximize instructional effectiveness.

 

Government


Monday – NO SCHOOL

Tuesday – Government and the State. Class will read and review the packet together (pages 1 to 11). Students will answer the following questions…1) What is government? 2) What three types of power do governments possess? Briefly explain each. 3) What is politics? What do you think Aristotle meant when he said, “man is by nature a political animal.” 4) Explain the difference between a state, a nation, and a country. 5) List the four elements that a state must possess and briefly explain each one. 6) List and explain the four theories on the origin of the state. 7) Which of the theories of the origin of the state do you find most plausible? Explain your answer. 8) List the 6 purposes of government as outlined in the preamble of the Constitution and briefly explain each.

Wednesday – Government and the State (Continued). Class will read and review the packet together (pages 1 to 11). Students will answer the following questions…1) What is government? 2) What three types of power do governments possess? Briefly explain each. 3) What is politics? What do you think Aristotle meant when he said, “man is by nature a political animal.” 4) Explain the difference between a state, a nation, and a country. 5) List the four elements that a state must possess and briefly explain each one. 6) List and explain the four theories on the origin of the state. 7) Which of the theories of the origin of the state do you find most plausible? Explain your answer. 8) List the 6 purposes of government as outlined in the preamble of the Constitution and briefly explain each.

Thursday – Forms of Government. Class will read and review the packet together (pages 12 to 18). Students will answer the following questions…1) Explain the meaning of the quote by Alexander Pope at the top of page 12. 2) What three features do political scientists focus on when classifying governments? 3) With whom does supreme political authority rest in a democracy? 4) Explain the difference between direct democracy and indirect democracy. 5) Which form of democracy does the United States have? 6) Why does the textbook argue that direct democracy can only work in small communities? 7) Is there any way that technology could be utilized to introduce elements of direct democracy? Explain. 8) Why do many people argue that the United States is a republic and not a democracy? 9) What is the central characteristic of a dictatorship? 10) What is the difference between autocracy and oligarchy? 11) What is the difference between authoritarianism and totalitarianism? 12) List the 3 ways that government power is geographically distributed and briefly explain each. 13) Which system of geographic power distribution does the United States have? 14) Explain the difference between a Presidential and a Parliamentary government.

Friday – Forms of Government (Continued). Class will read and review the packet together (pages 12 to 18). Students will answer the following questions…1) Explain the meaning of the quote by Alexander Pope at the top of page 12. 2) What three features do political scientists focus on when classifying governments? 3) With whom does supreme political authority rest in a democracy? 4) Explain the difference between direct democracy and indirect democracy. 5) Which form of democracy does the United States have? 6) Why does the textbook argue that direct democracy can only work in small communities? 7) Is there any way that technology could be utilized to introduce elements of direct democracy? Explain. 8) Why do many people argue that the United States is a republic and not a democracy? 9) What is the central characteristic of a dictatorship? 10) What is the difference between autocracy and oligarchy? 11) What is the difference between authoritarianism and totalitarianism? 12) List the 3 ways that government power is geographically distributed and briefly explain each. 13) Which system of geographic power distribution does the United States have? 14) Explain the difference between a Presidential and a Parliamentary government.


 

High School English


Monday – NO SCHOOL

Tuesday – Vocabulary List 11 Worksheet. Students will receive Vocabulary List 11 and class will review. Students will complete worksheet with questions critically examining and applying the vocabulary words. 

Wednesday – Lord of the Flies, Chapter 7. The class will read Lord of the Flies, Chapter 7. Students will participate in class discussion and answer questions posed by the teacher. Absent students will read the chapter independently and write 7 higher order thinking questions and answers about the text.

Thursday – Lord of the Flies, Chapter 8. The class will read Lord of the Flies, Chapter 8. Students will participate in class discussion and answer questions posed by the teacher. Absent students will read the chapter independently and write 7 higher order thinking questions and answers about the text.    

Friday – Vocabulary Quiz 11. Quiz on Vocabulary List 11.

 

8th Grade English


Monday – NO SCHOOL

Tuesday – Vocabulary Quiz 5. Quiz on Vocabulary List 5. Vocabulary List 6 Worksheet. Students will receive Vocabulary List 6 and class will review. Students will complete worksheet with questions critically examining and applying the vocabulary words.

Wednesday – Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave. Class will read pages 265 to 271 in the book together. Class will review the Assessment questions on page 271. Students will complete the Analyze the Text questions on page 272 independently.

Thursday – The Drummer Boy of Shiloh. Students will do the Engage Your Brain pre-reading activity on page 276. Class will read pages 277 to 284 in the book together. Class will review the Assessment questions on page 285. Students will complete the Analyze the Text questions on page 286 independently.

Friday – Vocabulary Quiz 6. Quiz on Vocabulary List 6. The Drummer Boy of Shiloh (Continued). Students will do the Engage Your Brain pre-reading activity on page 276. Class will read pages 277 to 284 in the book together. Class will review the Assessment questions on page 285. Students will complete the Analyze the Text questions on page 286 independently.

 

8th Grade American History


Monday – NO SCHOOL

Tuesday – American Revolution, Part 1 Test. Test on part 1 of the American Revolution unit. The War Begins. Students will complete pages 73 to 75 in the workbook.

Wednesday – American Revolution, Part 2A. PowerPoint Presentation on part 2 of the American Revolution unit. Students will answer questions on PowerPoint slides, participate in class discussion, and answer questions directed by the teacher.

Thursday – American Revolution, Part 2A (Continued). PowerPoint Presentation on part 2 of the American Revolution unit. Students will answer questions on PowerPoint slides, participate in class discussion, and answer questions directed by the teacher.

Friday – American Revolution, Part 2B. PowerPoint Presentation on part 2 of the American Revolution unit. Students will answer questions on PowerPoint slides, participate in class discussion, and answer questions directed by the teacher.

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