February 6

posted Feb 3, 2012, 5:58 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Feb 6, 2012, 2:14 PM ]
1. AUP: Did you get it signed? If so, hand it in.

2. 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 American Government textbook (see pages 4-5)
  2. The Preamble to the Constitution (pg 7)
  3. The second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence (pg 34)
  4. Each other
Take notes in your group while you brainstorm answers to this question. You may need to explain them to the class later.  

3. WRAP-UP: Think, discuss, then write about: Which of the 6 reasons mentioned in the Preamble is the MOST important reason for a national government? It's your opinion, but back it up with reasons/examples. (See pgs 7-8 to help)

4. HOMEWORK:  Continue working with the textbook, reading pages 3-8. Answer questions 1, 2 & 4 on page 8, using what you have read to help you answer. Remember: When you answer a question, make sure your answer has the subject included in it, and shows the page number where you found your answer as a parenthetical citation. 
For example, question 2 says:
What are the four main characteristics of a state? 
Your answer should read:
The four main characteristics of a state are ....  (4). 

ALSO... Get your AUP signed if you didn't last night.