Category: American Civics

NPR Story: The Race Card

When You’re Mixed Race, One Box is Not Enough Six Words: Ask Who I Am, Not What  

A Response to Bill O’Reilly’s Lamentations about the changing demographic of America

Daily Show Nov 15, 2012 Ok, so you know that sometimes Jon Stewart can be colorful with his language so just forwarded to the story about Bill O’Reilly. Focus on the issue of immigration and the role it plays in the American Experience.

New Election Map

Election Graphics Show How Obama Won

Election 2012 – Results and Speeches

Election Results

Homework Due Thursday, Nov 8 and Test Reminder

Homework for Thursday: Read pages 182 – 183, 186 – 187, 190 – 191 and Federalist Paper # 84 Excerpt. Reminder: Unit 4 Test on the Articles of Confederation, Constitution and the Bill of Rights will take place next Monday, November 12. Unit Identifications are due at the beginning of class on Monday. Review: this test will cover …

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“11 Excellent Reasons Not to Vote” Video

“11 Reasons Not to Vote”  

Homework Due Friday, Nov 2 AND Tuesday, Nov 6 (plus a little extra for those you want to work ahead)

Due Friday, Nov. 2: Read Articles 1 – 4 of the United States Constitution.  If you would rather listen to it click here for an audio version! You may also read the remaining Articles but you will have time in class on Friday to review these.   Due Tuesday, Nov 6: Read the Bill of …

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Homework Due Wednesday, Oct 31 + Reminder about October’s Current Event assignment

Once it became clear that the Articles of Confederation were not sufficient to govern the former colonies, delegates from 12 of the 13 colonies (Rhode Island did not come) met in Philadelphia in May of 1787 to discuss the problems facing the republic.  George Washington was elected president of the convention.  Within days it became …

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Unit 4: Nation Building/Civics – Outlines, PPTs and more!

Unit4 Outline: Nation Building/Civics Building A Nation PPT Reading: Populating the United States The Nation Expands – Interactive Map Articles of Confederation – In Class Learning Activity Federalist Papers – 225 Years Later (NPR)

Videos for Unit 4: Articles of Confederation, Constitutional Convention and the Preamble to the Constitution

These are videos that will be used in class and/or as homework assignments after the October break – feel free to take a sneak peek!