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American Government

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In this unit, we begin our discussion of the framework of American Government. Part history and part political science, in this unit we’ll discuss the historic forces that shaped our federal government as well as how our government works.

 

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U.S. History – Week 15

Overview

This week we’ll be continuing our chrono-thematic exploration of government in the United States. We’ll finish up with the framework of the government and checks and balances. We’ll talk about one of the early controversial pieces of legislation and one supreme court case. Remember to e-mail Mr. Des Marais at desmaraisc@harwood.org to schedule time to meet if you need extra help. Also, do not forget to get any late work turned in if you still want full credit!

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U.S. History – Week 14

Overview

Welcome back folks! I hope you had a restful and enjoyable break. This week in U.S. History, we begin our chrono-thematic exploration of government in the United States. Although our studies will by no means conclude this topic, we will seek to get a good understanding of the general framework of government in the United States. Where did this framework come from? How has government changed over time?

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U.S. History – Week 13

Please enjoy your time with friends and Family!

We’ve got a short week this week. We will be continuing our study of the new republic by watching some of the John Adams mini-series from HBO. Please record information from our the categories of our 11 issues in U.S. History as you find them in the movie. We will pause periodically to talk about the movie and discuss some of the vocabulary. Otherwise, record questions on your viewing guide as we will de-brief when we return from break.

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U.S. History – Week 12

Overview

This week, we continue to analyze and discuss conflicting perspectives on the American Revolution. We’ll finish up talking about propaganda and the Loyalists, discuss the economic factors behind revolution and continue to work on our timelines. The summative assessment for this unit will be a short writing activity which will ask you to choose for your inspiration, one perspective on the revolution. Please check back soon for updates!

Game Plan

  • Continue to Discuss Propaganda
  • The Economic factors of Revolution
  • Work on our Timeline (for the Revolution)
  • Comparison of Constitutions

Resources

  • Stations Activity Nov. 15/16

Stations Videos

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