HGov: Current Events Journal


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Beginning this week July 25-29 and ending the week of August 29-September 2, keep a current events journal. At the end of each week write (complete sentences; ~500 words) about the major event or events in American government and/or politics from the past week relating to US Constitutional issues.

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HGov: Reading Assignment


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Suggested chunking of your chapter readings and note taking.

Chapter 1
1.1 Political Culture: The Core Principles of American Government (read pp.5-18)
1.2 Politics: Resolution of Conflict (read pp.18-25)
1.3 Political Power: The Control of Policy (read pp.25-33)

Chapter 2
2.1 Before the Constitution: The Colonial and Revolutionary Experiences (read pp.37-45)
2.2 Negotiating Toward a Constitution (read pp.45-50)
2.3 Protecting Liberty: Limited Government (read pp.50-58)
2.4 Providing for Self-Government (read pp.58-66)

Chapter 3
3.1 Federalism: National and State Sovereignty (read pp.71-79)
3.2 Federalism in Historical Perspective (read pp.79-88)
3.3 Federalism Today (read pp.88-100)

Chapter 4
4.1 Freedom of Expression (read pp.105-120)
4.2 The Right of Privacy (read pp.121-123)
4.3 Rights of Persons Accused of Crimes (read pp.124-139)

Chapter 5
5.1 The Struggle for Equality (read pp.143-166)
5.2 Equality of Result (read pp.167-176)

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HGov: Summer Assignment Reminder


2016-17 Honors Gov Students
Hey Honors Gov students. Will begin class postings August 1st as we begin the start of the new school year. Check back occasionally until then for reminders and announcements.


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Chapter Reading Assignment reminder: The following summer assignment which is designed to help you get a head start and be more comfortable with the course is due on the first day of class.

 

Students are required to read Unit 1 (Chapters 1-5) and take reading notes (hand written) in your class notebook.
Chapter 1: American Political Culture pp.5-33
Chapter 2: Constitutional Democracy pp.37-67
Chapter 3: Federalism pp.71-101
Chapter 4: Civil Liberties pp.104-139
Chapter 5: Equal Rights pp.142-176


US-Constitution

 

Constitution Packet
Read the U. S. Constitution and complete the questions in this handout. Please make sure all the answers are in your own words.

 


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Current Events is an integral component to studying and applying the fundamentals of United States government and the political system. The idea is to afford students the opportunity to follow important events and issues arising in the United States and provide commentary and insight, making connections to Government course content.

Beginning the week of July 25-29 and ending the week of August 29-September 2, keep a current events journal. At the end of each week write (complete sentences; ~500 words) about the major event or events in American government and/or politics from the past week relating to US Constitutional issues

 

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7-Eleven Day


Today, convenience store chain 7-Eleven offers a free small Slurpee (its signature frozen drink).  While it is true that you can get free Slurpees on “7-Eleven Day,” the usual caveats — at participating stores, while supplies last — apply. This year’s celebration is extra special since the Slurpee celebrates its 50th year in existence.

7-Eleven 50th Bday

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Independence Day


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Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from Great Britain.

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