September 1

posted Sep 1, 2011, 6:01 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Sep 1, 2011, 8:11 AM ]
Day 2

1. TURN IN: Did you remember to get your parent letter signed? How about your AUP? If you have either one (or both) signed, turn them into the basket. If you forgot, please hand them in by tomorrow.

2. QUIZ: Last night's homework was to read & review my assessment philosophy / grading policy. How well did you do? Take this short quiz to see how well you can remember some of the major ideas. (Don't worry if you don't remember much; just do the best you can, and see what daily homework quizzes are like.)

3. GROUP ACTIVITY: In groups of 3 or 4, discuss and brainstorm answers to this question:
Why do we have government? 
You may use resources provided to you, including:
  1. The Preamble to the Constitution
  2. The American Government textbook (see pages 4-5)
  3. Each other

Take notes in your group while you brainstorm your own question. 
Then, take your own notes on the whole class discussion  that follows. (You'll need your own paper for this part)
Powerpoint / discussion

4. HOMEWORK: Think, discuss, then write about: Which of the 6 reasons mentioned in the Preamble is the MOST important reason for government? Your opinion, but back it up with reasons/examples.