Wednesday, March 28, 2012

GOVT 3/28/12 - There's No F in Twitter

Before answering the journal prompt, we watched two videos:

Finally, we created a T-Chart and listed three things you know about health care in America BEFORE we watched the PPACA video, and then three things after. The PPACA video is here:

Monday, March 26, 2012

GOVT 3/26/12 - Bill of Rights continued

We finished our PowerPoint lecture on "The Bill of Rights" and continued our discussion on the "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" case, as well as all the other Supreme Court cases we're studying in this unit.

Download the "Bill of Rights" handout here:

Download the PowerPoint here:

Download the "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" court cases packet here:

Friday, March 23, 2012

MODCIV - "Russians" - Sting (1985)

MODCIV 3/23/12 - Russians

MODCIV - "Russians" lyrics

Russians - Sting (1985)

In Europe and America, there's a growing feeling of hysteria
Conditioned to respond to all the threats
In the rhetorical speeches of the Soviets
Mr. Krushchev said we will bury you
I don't subscribe to this point of view
It would be such an ignorant thing to do
If the Russians love their children too

How can I save my little boy from Oppenheimer's deadly toy
There is no monopoly in common sense
On either side of the political fence
We share the same biology
Regardless of ideology
Believe me when I say to you
I hope the Russians love their children too

There is no historical precedent
To put the words in the mouth of the President
There's no such thing as a winnable war
It's a lie that we don't believe anymore
Mr. Reagan says we will protect you
I don't subscribe to this point of view
Believe me when I say to you
I hope the Russians love their children too

We share the same biology
Regardless of ideology
What might save us, me, and you
Is that the Russians love their children too

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

MODCIV 3/21/12 - Communism vs Capitalism


Here's the Entitlement video we watched. We then discussed the importance of a good work ethic.

Here's the Cold War video we watched. After watching, we responded to the journal topic (#25).


You can download "Communism vs. Capitalism" here (we only did the front half today):

And finally, you can download the vocab homework here:

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

GOVT 2/20/12 - The Bill of Rights, Pt 1

Agenda (forgot to take a photo of the board today):

1. Hand back Midterm Exams - we went over the exam and checked answers to make sure everyone understood what they missed
2. Journal - "Your Rights" (#22) - "Which of your rights from the Bill of Rights is MOST important to you? Explain why."
3. The Bill of Rights PPT - Part 1 (#23) - I handed out the "Bill of Rights" PPT handout. I'm not big on handouts, but this one was really helpful for keeping all your Bill of Rights info organized. I started the "Bill of Rights" presentation today, but we only got through Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Speech. The rest of the presentation will wait until the next class.

HW: Make sure you have turned in your Citizenship Test from last quarter.

Bill of Rights PPT Worksheet.pdf Download this file

Bill of Rights 2012.ppt Download this file

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Sunday, March 18, 2012

MODCIV - Four Videos on the Yalta Conference

The Yalta Conference Ends One War, Begins Another

Churchill, Stalin and Roosevelt meet in Yalta

"The Big Three" : Churchill, Stalin and Roosevelt Meet (1945)

1945 The Big Three at Yalta

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

MODCIV 2/13/12 - Midterm Exam Review/CAHSEE

Today all sophomores took the CAHSEE, so those who finished early returned to my classroom and worked on the midterm exam review. Because of the CAHSEE, we DID NOT learn any new material today. All material that will be tested on Thursday will be knowledge that we have previously learned.

If you did not finish the CAHSEE in time to come see me today, please stop by Room 531 tomorrow OR download the Study Guide HERE. Late tonight, I will post the answers to the study guide online so you can check your answers.

--Mr. Ippolito

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