Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Political Parties

Go to this link:

Read all about political parties; explore.

Answer this question:

Do you think the US two-party system is adequate for our country? Can you think of another, better solution to parties in the US? Please describe it...

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Thomas Jefferson Essay

  • Please make an argument for the MOST SIGNIFICANT event/policy within Jefferson's presidency (based on last night's hw).
  • Write a draft of an essay for this. You MAY skip the conclusion (i.e: write 4 paragraphs).
  • Please focus on SUPPORTING your argument with EVIDENCE from within the text.
  • Quotes (not paraphrases) are MANDATORY. This means you will need to use quotation marks as well as page numbers from the text. Remember the format goes like this: "Thomas Jefferson said the sky was blue." (p. 235)
  • All evidence should be in CHRONOLOGICAL order.

You may use a hw pass for this assignment, but it will only delay when you have to turn it in because it will be graded as Writing Practice.


Monday, January 29, 2007

Thomas Jefferson

Go through chapter 10 (Age of Jefferson) be prepared discuss FIVE SIGNIFICANT policies that TJ helped shape/control during his tenure in office.

Write them down in narrative format (ie: paragraphs).

Ok 1 hw pass will suffice for this assignment...

Friday, January 19, 2007

Game Cards

1. Finish all game cards by Monday.

2. Remember you will recite the Preamble on Monday (perfect recitations = a chance to shoot a basket).

3. Game will be Tuesday; Test will be Friday (open note).

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Prepping Amendments

  • Read your assigned amendments.
  • Study them with a fine-toothed comb (read the side-bar info).
  • Be prepared to write true and false statements about them tomorrow.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Amendment HW

1. Translate all of the amendments (1-27) into your own words (not the book's or the cheat sheet on the side).

2. 1-2 sentences each (more for longer amendments).

3. Have this ready for Tuesday.