Wednesday, September 30, 2009

HoA - Montezuma in the News

Nearly 500 years after his death, Montezuma is back in the news. Read the two articles in my Digg box (located on the right menu bar). Read "British Museum Seeks to Remake Montezuma's Image" first. Then read "Idea of the Day: Revenge on Montezuma". Is it fair for people to judge the Aztec emperor and his empire by western standards? Is London mayor Boris Johnson correct in his evaluation of the Aztecs?

Add your ideas to the comment section and remember to include your first name and last initial. Comments will be included in class participation grades.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Senior AP Gov

Week of Sept. 28 - Oct. 2
MONDAY: Prepare for Ch. 7 Exam
TUESDAY: Janda pp. 229-233
WEDNESDAY: Janda pp. 234-242 (the history section!)
THURSDAY: Janda pp. 242-249
FRIDAY: Janda pp. 249-256

Sophomore AP Gov Homework

Week of Sept. 28 - Oct. 2
TUESDAY: Janda pp. 291-297
THURSDAY: Janda pp. 297-300

Senior AP Gov - Extra Points Opportunity

Read Rick Shenkman's article 5 Myths About Those Civic-Minded, Deeply Informed Voters (Washington Post - September 7, 2008). In the comments section of this blog post (the Room 3011 Blog) add your own comment answering the following question: With voter knowledge so low, should the U.S. really permit all Americans over 18 years of age to vote? Include one detail from the article when supporting your answer. Be sure to include your first name and last initial at the end of your comment.

Complete this assignment before the end of the period and you'll receive +2 points on your exam (that's approximately 5%)!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Olympics: Quick Poll

HoA Homework

Week of Sept. 28 - Oct. 1
MONDAY: Keen pp. 82-90
WEDNESDAY: Keen pp. 90-94
FRIDAY: Keen pp. 95-106

Brazil and the Olympics

The actions of Brazil are pretty similar to Mexico City when Mexico bid for the 1968 Olympics. Read this article from the NYTimes and consider the characteristics of the four finalist cities. In the comment section, predict the winner of this Friday's vote and provide one good reason why that city will win. Include your first name and last initial at the end of your comment.

Friday, September 25, 2009

The Danger of Unconventional Participation

Politico has an interesting article on the possibility of unconventional political participation becoming violent. The article interviews five security experts including former members of the Secret Service and the FBI.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

HoA Assignments

Week of Sept. 21 - Sept. 25
TUESDAY: Keen pp. 61-74, complete worksheet
THURSDAY: Keen pp. 75-82, no worksheet!!, Quiz Monday!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Sophomore AP Gov Homework

Week of Sept. 21 - Sept. 25
MONDAY: Review Ch. 8
WEDNESDAY: Ch. 8 Exam on Friday; Janda pp. 263-276
FRIDAY: Janda pp. 276-291

Senior AP Gov

Week of Sept. 21 - Sept. 25
MONDAY: Janda pp. 197-201
TUESDAY: Janda pp. 201-207
WEDNESDAY: Janda pp. 207-217
THURSDAY: Janda pp. 217-222
FRIDAY: No Homework

Obama on 60 Minutes

From about a week ago:

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009

HoA Assignments

Week of Sept. 14 - Sept. 18
Monday: Read Keen pp. 2-15; complete worksheet; bring book to class Wednesday!
Wednesday: Read Keen pp. 15-34; complete worksheet
Friday: Read Keen pp. 51-60; begin worksheet

Friday, September 11, 2009

Sophomore AP Gov Homework

Tuesday: Ch. 5 & 7 Exam Friday
Wednesday: Watch the President's address to Congress; Ch. 5 & 7 Exam Friday
Friday: Janda pp. 229-242

Senior AP Gov Homework

Wednesday: Janda pp. 125-132; watch the President's speech to Congress
Thursday: Janda pp. 132-140
Friday: Janda pp. 140-147

Thursday, September 10, 2009

HoA Assignments

Tuesday: Read Keen pp. xiii-xviii
Thursday: Read Keen pp. 35-50 and complete the accompanying worksheet