Happy Halloween from Henri!
Bill to Law Quiz
Take the quiz, turn them in! If you finish early, work on finishing page 2 of your climate change notebook.
We’re going to watch at least the first hour of the GOP debate from last night in class (possibly more), then use that as the basis for Blog 7. Specifically, I want you to apply the moral values and foundations to the positions and candidates. See below for the video of the debate.
Analyze the GOP debate through the lens of the moral matrix/moral foundations. You could choose a particular issue to focus on, a particular moral value to focus on, or a candidate to focus on. Remember, the five moral foundations are: Harm/care, Fairness, In Group Loyalty, Authority, Purity/Sanctity. If you’re stuck, think about these questions:
1.Finish and Post Blog 7. DUE: Start of class, Monday.
2.Climate Change Notebook, Page 2. DUE: Start of class, Monday. Use your senator’s official website, google, ontheissues.org, and votesmart.org as resources.
Starter 29: Bill to Law Review!
Climate Change Brainstorm and Venn Diagram
Do the handouts! Review as class! See DOCS page for this handout.
Start Climate Change Packet: Senator Research
See DOCS page for this handout.
Taking the Hill (45 min)
Watch first 5 parts of the documentary (about 35 minutes). For the following people, you should know their specific role, and what they do. For terms, what is it?:
Bill to Law Graphic (10 min)
Bill to Law Lecture and Notes (40 min)
See DOCS page of DP for Note graphic. If you're gone, get notes from a classmate!
Review Bill to Law what you need to know, mark anything you’re unsure of, try to find the answers using lecture notes, graphic, etc.
QUIZ on THURSDAY
1.We’ll do a few review activities on Wednesday, but you should also study!
Moral Matrix, Continued
Fill out the chart on political parties and beliefs. Use your own knowledge, the internet, and classmates. HINT…you might want to look at the political party platforms!
Model Senate Roles
Take a look at your senator assignments (see document on my DP!)
Finish political party issue grid if you didn't finish it in class. DUE: Start of class, Tuesday
Questions of the Day
Moral Foundation Statement Quiz
Haidt: Moral Matrix Setup
Haidt: Moral Matrix TED Talk
Moral Values Poster
Now go back to the chart you got after you took the moral values quiz. Use that chart to make a poster for LEAST emphasized value on your chart. The poster should include:
Model Senate Roles
NONE! Have a great weekend.
In Class Essay
You have two hours to write an essay on the question, "Is Congress Broken?" Remember, you don't have to address this question in its totality--you can craft your thesis in such a way that it narrows the focus of your paper to one of the sub-topics we discussed in seminar yesterday.
See my Docs page for the Timed Writing Rubric that I'll be using to assess your essays.
Follow an outline, proofread carefully, and when you're done, share digitally with Lori.
None! Enjoy the night off. :)
In Class Essay Exam: IS CONGRESS BROKEN?
No Starter (I know, I know...try to hold back your tears)
Spending 20 minutes with your partner putting together a document that outlines the evidence for your assigned position. Make sure you're thinking about who is going to say what, and what evidence should be introduced in your opening argument, and what should be saved for open debate.
Done early? Figure out some of the main points of the opposing side and counter them!
Debate, then find consensus!
Choose one of the questions listed below, and write at least a paragraph on it. Now is the time to do a little independent research as well. Any additional information you can bring to our seminar tomorrow will only make our discussion richer! Feel free to add to you paragraph with a list, bullet points, copy and pasted quotes, whatever will help you in seminar.
Is congress broken? Answer this question to the best of your ability! It's okay to come down somewhere in the middle- just make sure you explain why.
SAC Overview and Docs
See the DOCS page of my DP for all relevant handouts, reading questions, and texts.
What do you need to do in the next month for your senior project? How will you go about it? Be as specific as possible?
Senior Project Conferences
Conference with Lori- let's figure out where you are and where you need to go!
During Conferences, you should...
Lesson plans posted daily. Come here to see what you missed, find instructions, etc.