created by Glenn Tamashiro

Hello and welcome. This site was developed to keep you informed about the various lessons and activities that are held in our Government/Economics and Honors Government/AP Macroeconomics classes.


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HGov: Time Management

Manage your time well. Don’t procrastinate. You don’t want to be pulling an all-nighter the day before an assignment is due or this could be you….


2014-2015 Class Websites Updates


Certain pages and handouts may suddenly become unavailable as our class websites are being updated for the 2014-15 school year.


HGov: Current Event Wednesdays

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1. Your group’s task is to inform the class of a current topic (within the last 2 weeks) that is important to be aware of.

a. The event cannot be entertainment related.
b. It needs to be world affair, government, politics, war/conflict, civil right/human right violations, etc.
c. You CANNOT do a topic or current event that has already been discussed in class.

2. How your group chooses to relay this information to the class, is up to you. However, you must provide the following:

a. 2 news articles for the class to read.

i. These can come from electronic sources
ii. Remember to check sites and articles for reliability

b. 1 video clip discussing the issue

3. As you lead us through the current event, you will need to make sure you address the following questions:

a. What is the issue?
b. Why is it important?
c. Who is involved?
d. Where is the issue taking place?
e. What are the multiple perspectives around the issue?
f. Why is the issue important to Americans?

4. You are free to add more than is required. Examples:

a. Powerpoint or Prezi
b. Additional articles or video clips
c. Personal account
d. etc.


HGov: Current Events

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Beginning August 1st.

  • Read the news from a reliable electronic source. The articles need to be on world affair, government, politics, war/conflict, civil right/human right violations, etc. Read the editorial and opinion section as well as letters to the editors.
  • Watch an evening network news program. Local news is great for weather, sports, and local soft stories, but they do not cover politics and governmental events like the networks do.
  • Watch C-SPAN and CSPAN-2 for coverage of the House of Representatives and the Senate. In addition, there are excellent evening and Sunday programs on the Supreme Court and the White House.
  • Listen to a radio talk show. There are numerous programs and hosts available to choose from.


PRIDE Matrix


PRIDE Matrix


Honors Gov AP Macro class of 2015


Content Objectives
Honors Government students will learn the functions of the three branches of the U.S. Government. Students will know important facts, concepts, and theories pertaining to U.S. government and politics. Students will understand typical patterns of political processes and behavior and their consequences (including the components of political behavior, the principles used to explain or justify various government structures and procedures, and the political effects of these structures and procedures). Students will understand the roles, rights, responsibilities, and the participatory obligations of citizens in the United States. Students will be able to analyze and interpret basic data relevant to U.S. government and politics. Students will understand how the United States government relates and interacts with other nations.

Language Objectives
Honors Government students will understand, learn, and use new vocabulary that is introduced and taught directly through informational text and direct instruction. Students will identify and/or summarize main ideas, facts, supporting details, and opinions in an informational and/or practical selection. Students will read and synthesize information found in various parts of charts, tables, or diagrams to reach supported conclusions. Students will demonstrate knowledge of spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and penmanship.



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