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By Monday, 1/27, Read and take notes on remainder of Legislative Branch chapter in 5 to a 5

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By end of class Tues., 1/21 read and take notes Ch. 12 (The Legislative Branch) in 5 to a 5 up to "The Lawmaking Process"
(Assignments from this point forward are part of second semester grade)

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Semester 1 final exam : 1/15-1/17 (See schedule for your period.)
100 point cumulative final; multiple choice and free response questions. Weighting will be 92% multiple choice, 8 percent free response.

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Bring government materials to study for the final.
 

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1) Potential Presidential Candidate Research Paper due on Monday, 1/13.
2) In-class Panther Pride extra credit assignment (5 points). See link. Write the 5 words, properly matched with phrases (school wide learner outcomes) associated with words that spell out PRIDE. (Note, the five words will not be provided in-class on Monday; you will need to know them in order to match them with the phrases provided. https://pvphs.pvpusd.net/apps/pages/Info
3) Bring government materials to study for the final.
 

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Bring laptops, electronic devices, and/or hard copy research materials to class to work on research paper. (Be sure to charge your devices BEFORE you come to class.)

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Bring laptops, electronic devices, and/or hard copy research materials to class to work on research paper. (Be sure to charge your devices BEFORE you come to class.)

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Bring laptops, electronic devices, and/or hard copy research materials to class to work on research paper. (Be sure to charge your devices BEFORE you come to class.)

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Meet in Library rather than H36.  Continue research for 2020 election project following assignment of your candidate.

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Meet in Library rather than H36.  Continue research for 2020 election project following assignment of your candidate.

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Meet in Library rather than H36.  Begin research for 2020 election project following assignment of your candidate.

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Friday, 12/13, Quiz on Political Parties and Interest Groups

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Interest Group Assignment  (10 points) due Thursday., 12/12
Two points extra credit: add to your assignment a list of 3 pros and 3 cons of interest groups generally as a linkage institution. (In other words, list 3 ways they are they helpful and 3 ways they are harmful to a successful and just governing process.) Cite any sources used in developing your list. 

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By Tuesday, 12/10, review Magruder Ch. 5 Powerpoint slides on Pol. Parties

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By Monday, 12/9: Read Ch. 9 (Political Parties) in 5 Steps to a 5

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By Friday, 11/22, review 2010, #1 FRQ (Especially b and c)

 

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By Wednesday, 11/20: Read Interest Group portion (pp. 129-131 in old version) in 5 Steps to a 5. Also read PMI-5 portion of Course Content outline in-class .

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Friday, 11/15, Quiz on Political Participation and Elections

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Watch and take notes on Citizens United v FEC (Required Case)

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By Wednesday, 11/6, read question and answer for 2011 #3 FRQ. Also review NPR Campaign Finance History Timeline
See scanned images in "selected readings"

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By Monday, 11/4, Finish 5 to a 5 CH 10 (Voting and Elections) and and Ch. 10 related items in the study guide/vocabulary posted on Edlio. Also, read p. 241 in Wilson.

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By Thursday, 10/31, begin reading Chapter 10 (Voting and Elections} in 5 to a 5. Takes notes and record vocabulary,

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By Tuesday, 10/29: Read selected pages of the Political Participation portion of the Collegeboard Course Outline (link below). Read the pages excluding the political parties and interest group items. 
 

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Friday, 10/25, Quiz: Political Culture/Opinion/ Mass Media

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By Wednesday, 10/23 Complete Unit 3 vocabulary and notes (and bring to class). A study guide posted online includes all required vocabulary terms. Below are vocabulary definitions for some of these terms, many of which were not on the whiteboard, which should help with your work. 

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By Monday, 10/21, read  AP Course Outline pages 30-31 (MPA-1, MPA-2, and PMI-4) and 36 (PRD-3) (link below). Continue working on vocabulary and study guide. (You should notice the heavy overlap between the AP Course Outline and class study guides.)
 
 

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By Thursday, 10/17, read mass media portion of 5 to a 5 Chapter 11
Also review text book PowerPoint Slides from Wilson Chapter 12

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By Wednesday, 10/16: Review Lyberger Powerpoint slides on Public Opinion/Polling
Also view 2008 voting demographics under selected readings and 2016 via link below
 
 

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Excellent article on polling, media reporting on polls, and the 2016 election. Not required reading.
 
 
 

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3.7: Friday, 10/11, Federalism Quiz, approx. 50 pts., multiple choice and FRQ

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 3.6a: On Tuesday, 10/8, bring vocabulary and notes for note check and review.
In-class vocabulary matching assignment, Tuesday, 10/8.
Before class on Tuesday, 10/8, finish taking notes on 5 to a 5 and Lyberger slides

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See AP Classroom for practice questions.  Not for point credit, but for quiz preparation. (Questions from the College Board. I have not reviewed all of them.)

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3.5 By Monday, 10/7 prepare for two required Supreme Court cases: McCulloch v. Maryland and U.S. v. Lopez.
Watch the McCulloch v. Maryland video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BkOPbD50tc
Watch the U.S. v. Lopez video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bliNoGOTVQ
 

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3.3: By Thursday, 10/3 review remainder of Chapter Outline.
Optional: Read p. 70 – 76 in Wilson.

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3.4: On Thursday, 10/3, in-class prep for federalism cases/laws
Court cases and laws are in "Selected Readings"

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3.2: By Tues., Oct. 1, read ch. 3 Wilson outline, sections IV and V. Record vocab. 14-37 before and during Tuesday's's class. Read AP course outline CON-2 (CON-2A-2C) (pages 18 and 19)
 

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3.1 by Thursday, 9/26 read Wilson Ch. 3 Outline Sections I to III.
Begin taking notes and recording vocabulary of Federalism study guide (Vocab #1-13) at home and during class. 

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Quiz 1, Tuesday, 9/24
Multiple Choice and free-response questions. 50 points.
 
Note: Full practice exam (not just first unit) is available if you want to see format of questions.
 
 

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2.5 Finish remaining study guide vocabulary and questions by Thurs., 9/19
Bring all vocab. & study guide notes to class for quiz review on Thurs., 9/19
Watch Marbury v. Madison video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wuiv6saQHD0
 

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FYI. She attached Capitol Comes to Campus Opportunity. (Flyer attached.)

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2.4.2 By Tuesday, 9/17, read remainder of AP Course Outline pages 17 and 18 (link below), excluding  CON-2. Continue working on vocabulary and study guide. (You should notice the heavy overlap between the AP Course Outline and class study guides.)
 
 

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2.4.1 Read Ch. 2 "How Things Work" on p. 42 By Friday, 9/13. Continue working on vocabulary and study guide notes.

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By Wednesday, 9/11, view the Youtube video with key ideas from Federalist Papers #10 and #51.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDt1cUibFEY
 
Continue working on vocabulary and study guide notes.

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By Monday, 9/9, read the annotated version of Brutus #1. 
 
 
Continue working on vocabulary and study guide notes.

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Read Ch. 1, pp. 8-14 and complete relevant vocab/study guide notes by end of class Thursday, 9/5. (Period 1 students, there will not be any in-class time for this due to your attendance of an assembly, so it will be homework for you. Period 2-5 students will have some in-class time, but anything not completed in class will become homework for you also.)
 
 

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On Wednesday, 9/4, bring to class your signed AP U.S. Government course description slip, covered AP Government textbook, and signed unexcused absence policy (full page). Both parents and students must sign. (Only one unexcused absence policy page is required. It is the same policy for both subjects.)

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By class on Wednesday, 9/4, join Lyberger's U.S Government/Gov. AP Class Section Online. See attached files for instructions and join codes. Be sure to join correct class period.

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By Tuesday, 9/3, read the annotated Declaration of Independence found at
 
 
Take notes in your own modern words regarding what the sections that do not have explanations next to them mean. Be prepared to share your interpretations in class on Tuesday.
 
Optional: Watch related 3-4 minutes summary explanation found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrwEeIfKfvA
 

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Homework: By beginning of class on Thursday, 8/29, read p. 19, 40 (Topic 1.1) and 41 (Topic 1.2) in AP U.S. Government and Politics Course and Exam Description.
 
 
 
In-class: Read Ch. 1, pp. 1-8 of Wison in-class and complete relevant vocab./study guide notes by end of class Thursday, 8/29 (only items covered on the first 8 pages; not entire chapter study guide and vocabulary).
 
See Democratic Foundations (Ch. 1 Wilson) portion of Quiz 1 study guide below