Monday, February 29, 2016

Leadership-Based Electives

Finishing Political Cartoons - 2/29/2016

ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA: Under what conditions is it appropriate to deploy American armed forces? What is a good war? What is a bad war?

HOMEWORK: Study for a possible mini-quiz on political cartoons tomorrow.

TODAY'S AGENDA
1. In Presidential news--Hillary Clinton won BIG in South Carolina on Saturday; Super Tuesday is tomorrow

2. Continue working on Political Cartoons activity - HANDOUT HERE
Political Cartoons are in this FOLDER HERE

Political Cartoons activity may be due at the end of the period.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Political Cartoons - 2/26/2016


ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA: 
Under what conditions is it appropriate to deploy American armed forces? What is a good war? What is a bad war?

HOMEWORK: Be awesome.

GUESS WHO Chris Christie just endorsed this morning?
TODAY'S AGENDA
1. Go over Tecumseh's Vision from PBS' American Experience. YESTERDAY, we watched the first 18 minutes of the video - VIDEO GUIDE HERE

Here is Mr. Ippolito's copy of the handout, with some notes

2. Political Cartoons activity - HANDOUT HERE
Political Cartoons are in this FOLDER HERE

Political Cartoons activity is due at the end of the period.

Tecumseh's Vision - 2/25/2016


ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA: Under what conditions is it appropriate to deploy American armed forces? What is a good war? What is a bad war?

HOMEWORK: Answer the first ten questions to "Tecumseh's Vision" video guide we started in class

TODAY'S AGENDA
1. What do we think of when we think of when we think of Native Americans - WARM-UP
2. Tecumseh's Vision from PBS' American Experience. We watched the first 18 minutes of the video - VIDEO GUIDE HERE

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

To the shores of Tripoli . . . - 2/24/2016

ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA: Under what conditions is it appropriate to deploy American armed forces? What is a good war? What is a bad war?


TODAY'S AGENDA
1. Judicial Review in Action - See me in person today if you still need help posting your work
2. In election news--Trump's victory in Nevada was "Huuuuuuuuuuge!"
3. War and Foreign Policy in Early America - HANDOUT HERE

When you're all done with your work today, you can check out the entire "Marine Corps Hymn" here:



Tuesday, February 23, 2016

War and Foreign Policy in Early America - 2/23/2016



TODAY'S AGENDA
1. Judicial Review in Action - Did you finish? I have already recorded completion in Infinite Campus

2. In today's election news--Nevada Republican Caucus TODAY!

3. War and Foreign Policy in Early America - HANDOUT HERE

Monday, February 22, 2016

Only five Republicans remain in the Presidential race - 2/22/2016


HOMEWORK: Finish "Judicial Review in Action" assignment and successfully email your post to the correct class period's blog. It is due at 11:59pm tonight.

TODAY'S AGENDA
1. In today's election news . . .

  • Clinton wins in Nevada caucuses, Trump wins South Carolina primary on Saturday
  • Jeb Bush calls it quits after South Carolina
  • Full primary/caucus schedule HERE
  • Mr. Ippolito's prediction: Dr. Carson will suspend his campaign this week

2. Judicial Review in Action - 
  1. Think again about what "judicial review" is. What is that power?
  2. Research a case that interests you from one of these lists. Make sure you could successfully complete the phrase, "This case is a great example of judicial review because . . ."
    1. http://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/completelist/0,29569,2036448,00.html
    2. http://time.com/4055934/best-supreme-court-decisions/
    3. http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/21/us/top-u-s-supreme-court-decisions-fast-facts/
    4. https://www.constitutionfacts.com/content/supremecourt/files/supremecourt_landmarkcases.pdf
    5. Pick a case other than "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" or Marbury v. Madison
  3. Create a digital poster in Google Drawings that includes the following:
    1. Your first and last name
    2. A picture that represents the Supreme Court case you chose
    3. The name of the case (make sure you underline or italicize the names of all Supreme Court cases)
    4. A short description of what the case was about
    5. Complete this sentence: "This case is a great example of judicial review because . . ."
  4. Send that digital poster as an attachment in JPG or PNG format to the correct email address:
    1. A Period - rippolito2.adams@blogger.com
    2. B Period - rippolito2.boston@blogger.com
    3. C Period - rippolito2.chicago@blogger.com
    4. D Period - rippolito2.denver@blogger.com





Finally, if you have time, play the CNN Presidential Matchmaker

Friday, February 19, 2016

Judicial Review in Action - 2/19/2016

HOMEWORK: Finish "Judicial Review in Action" assignment and successfully email your post to the correct class period's blog.

TODAY'S AGENDA
1. Judicial Review in Action - 
  1. Think again about what "judicial review" is. What is that power?
  2. Research a case that interests you from one of these lists. Make sure you could successfully complete the phrase, "This case is a great example of judicial review because . . ."
    1. http://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/completelist/0,29569,2036448,00.html
    2. http://time.com/4055934/best-supreme-court-decisions/
    3. http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/21/us/top-u-s-supreme-court-decisions-fast-facts/
    4. https://www.constitutionfacts.com/content/supremecourt/files/supremecourt_landmarkcases.pdf
    5. Pick a case other than "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" or Marbury v. Madison
  3. Create a digital poster in Google Drawings that includes the following:
    1. Your first and last name
    2. A picture that represents the Supreme Court case you chose
    3. The name of the case (make sure you underline or italicize the names of all Supreme Court cases)
    4. A short description of what the case was about
    5. Complete this sentence: "This case is a great example of judicial review because . . ."
  4. Send that digital poster as an attachment in JPG or PNG format to the correct email address:
    1. A Period - rippolito2.adams@blogger.com
    2. B Period - rippolito2.boston@blogger.com
    3. C Period - rippolito2.chicago@blogger.com
    4. D Period - rippolito2.denver@blogger.com






Finally, if you have time, play the CNN Presidential Matchmaker

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Judicial Review - 2/18/2016

HOMEWORK: Be kind to one another.

TODAY'S AGENDA
1. The best gift you can give a teacher
2. One more quick word about our discussion from yesterday
3. What's new in Presidential politics? Let's find out HERE
4. Our vocabulary today: APPEAL and MIDNIGHT JUDGES
5. Finish the last two questions on Supreme Court Justices 2016
  • Here is the HANDOUT
  • Here is the Judicial Review reading in our textbook



Finally, if you have time, play the CNN Presidential Matchmaker

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The Supreme Court and Judicial Review - 2/16-17/2016


HOMEWORK: Complete whatever you didn't finish in the "Supreme Court Justices 2016" handout that you got in class yesterday

TODAY'S AGENDA
1. Finishing Supreme Court Justices 2016
  • Here is the HANDOUT
  • Here is the INFO PACKET you can use to answer the questions or you could use Google to search for the information you need to answer the questions


Finally, play the CNN Presidential Matchmaker

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Quiz Today - 2/11/2016

Please follow all quiz/exam rules and procedures today.

When instructed, please get your quiz on

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Thinning the herd . . .


Exam TOMORROW - 2/10/2016


HOMEWORK: Study for tomorrow's exam

TODAY'S AGENDA
1. You have an exam TOMORROW. Did you pick up your study guide from the basket? Here's what you can expect to be on it:
  • George Washington's Farewell Address - HANDOUT #1 & HANDOUT #2
    • Know the main messages of the Address
    • Know the vocabulary from the Address
    • Be able to recognize key quotes and passages from the Address
    • How is President Ronald Reagan's speech similar to, and different from, Washington's Farewell Address
  • French Revolution, Neutrality, and President John Adams
    • What is impressment and how did it affect the US?
    • Know Jay's Treaty
    • Understand why some wanted to go to war with France, and how President Adams was able to keep us out of war
    • What were the Alien and Sedition Acts?
    • Are there times when the state governments should be able to overrule federal law?
  • The 2016 Presidential Election
    • Know all the current Republican and Democratic Presidential candidates. Can you name all these people?
  • Know the results of the Iowa Caucus and the New Hampshire Primary
  • Know what these terms mean:
    • talking points
    • waterboarding
    • eminent domain
2. Let's play Kahoot!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Exam Thursday - 2/9/2016


HOMEWORK: Study for Thursday's exam and watch the New Hampshire primary results tonight

TODAY'S AGENDA

1. A PERIOD - Watch the instructional video below, then visit isidewith.com and take the Presidential selector quiz.

KEEP ALL CHROMEBOOKS CLOSED UNTIL AFTER THIS YOUTUBE VIDEO FINISHES.


Have a couple student volunteers hand back your French Revolution, Neutrality, and President John Adams
  • If you did NOT complete this assignment, you did not get credit for your work from last Thursday (when I was gone). If there are any comments about any questions being incomplete, please finish and then turn this back in to Mr. Ippolito tomorrow.
2. You have an exam this week. Here's what you can expect to be on it:
  • George Washington's Farewell Address
    • Know the main messages of the Address
    • Know the vocabulary from the Address
    • Be able to recognize key quotes and passages from the Address
    • How is President Ronald Reagan's speech similar to, and different from, Washington's Farewell Address
  • French Revolution, Neutrality, and President John Adams
    • What is impressment and how did it affect the US?
    • Know Jay's Treaty
    • Understand why some wanted to go to war with France, and how President Adams was able to keep us out of war
    • What were the Alien and Sedition Acts?
    • Are there times when the state governments should be able to overrule federal law?
  • The 2016 Presidential Election
    • Know all the current Republican and Democratic Presidential candidates. Can you name all these people?
    • Know the results of the Iowa Caucus and the New Hampshire Primary
    • Know what these terms mean:
      • talking points
      • waterboarding
      • eminent domain
If you're done, visit isidewith.com and take the Presidential selector quiz!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Exam this week - 2/8/2016

HOMEWORK: Prepare for the exam later this week

TODAY'S AGENDA

1. Reviewing Mr. Ippolito's cell phone policy
  • What is class time?
  • How does Mr. Ippolito define cell phone "use"?
  • Where will your cell phone go if you are using it during class time?
2. Winners and losers this weekend (not just the Broncos and Panthers)

Start this video at 6:49



Why does Donald Trump stand by waterboarding? Learn more HERE.

2. You have an exam this week. Here's what you can expect to be on it:
  • George Washington's Farewell Address
    • Know the main messages of the Address
    • Know the vocabulary from the Address
    • Be able to recognize key quotes and passages from the Address
    • How is President Ronald Reagan's speech similar to, and different from, Washington's Farewell Address
  • French Revolution, Neutrality, and President John Adams
    • What is impressment and how did it affect the US?
    • Know Jay's Treaty
    • Understand why some wanted to go to war with France, and how President Adams was able to keep us out of war
    • What were the Alien and Sedition Acts?
    • Are there times when the state governments should be able to overrule federal law?
  • The 2016 Presidential Election
    • Know all the current Republican and Democratic Presidential candidates
    • Know the results of the Iowa Caucus and the New Hampshire Primary
    • Know what these terms mean:
      • talking points
      • waterboarding
      • eminent domain

Friday, February 5, 2016

Heading to New Hampshire - 2/5/2016

HOMEWORK: Eat healthy on Super Bowl Sunday

TODAY'S AGENDA
1. Message from Ms. Ostrom:

  • Any Science quiz retakes need to be done at lunch in Ms. Ostrom's room

2. Clarifying Mr. Ippolito's cell phone policy

  • Because we have Chromebooks, we rarely have the need to use cell phones in class for educational purposes. When we do, I will specifically state it.
  • Under normal circumstances, cell phones and other personal electronic devices may NEVER be used in my class--from the starting bell until class dismissal.
  • Use can be interpreted by Mr. Ippolito as any viewing or touching of the screen or touching of the buttons. That is considered use. As the teacher, I ultimately get to interpret what "use" is in my classroom.
  • "But I just like to keep in on my desk."
  • "But I was just checking the time."
  • Keeping your phone away helps you to be fully mentally present. Being fully mentally present is a skill you will need . . .
    • With your family
    • With your friends
    • In your job
    • In high school, college, and higher education
    • On a date
    • With your future friends, partner, and children
  • Keeping your cell phone silent and away tells the people you are with that live human interaction is more important than virtual interaction


2. Today we are going over part of Farewell to Washington and the Iowa Caucus - HANDOUT HERE

3. Let's play Kahoot!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

The French Revolution, Neutrality, and John Adams - 2/4/2016

HOMEWORK: Live well.

TODAY'S AGENDA

1. Mr. Ippolito was absent today, and Mr. Loudon was the sub. Today students worked in small groups or individually to complete this assignment:

https://d3jc3ahdjad7x7.cloudfront.net/DGLoJDIPHzx4hccZQpdSPQIDIhrjeWRAwQmWEHaPoJay3xX7.pdf

The assignment was completed and collected in class.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The Iowa Caucus Results - 2/2/2016


TODAY'S AGENDA

1. Farewell to Washington and the Iowa Caucus - HANDOUT HERE
2. It's Groundhog Day. So what?
Jeff Swenson/Getty Images

Monday, February 1, 2016

Farewell George Washington - 2/1/2016


TODAY'S AGENDA (new tech chair today)
1. Restroom passes
2. Iowa Caucus today - check THIS out

  • What is Donald Trump's "moment of truth"?
  • What is a ground game, and why is it important?
  • Would you ever volunteer for a political campaign? Why or why not?

3. Farewell George Washington
  • George Washington's Farewell Address - READING and HANDOUT
  • Go over the Quotes assignment from Friday
  • Mr. Ippolito's FIVE favorite vocabulary terms

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