Mitchell High School
 
Kent Van Overschelde Course Website
SPRING 2018 
 

 

Gold
Black
   
Gold Planning
SRB
Gold 3 Civics
Gold 4
US GOVT
Black 1

US GOVT
Black 2
CIVIC
Black 3

PLANNING
Black 4

CIVICS
1
2
3
4
1
2
3
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 CIVICS Courses


 
Black 2 & 4
Gold 3
Date   Assignment Name   Due Date   Description
             
Wed Jan 3

  Introduction to Course       Completed Citizenship Test (Pre Test)
             
Friday Jan 5/8
  Ch. 1, Lesson 1 & 2
Ch. 1 Summary
      What is the best way to Govern people?
             
Tuesday Jan 9/10   Ch. 1 Lesson 4

Students assigned ConnectEd text

Introduce Students to Civics Project: organize groups
      Small Group Assignment (Civics)
Ch. 1 Less 4
Check that all students have access to
Online text book
             
Thursday Jan 11/12   Ch. 1 Review and Assessment
Complete Online Test in Class
      CLICK HERE REVIEW OF CH 1  TEST PREP
             
Tuesday, Jan 16-17   Begin Ch. 2 Civics

We will complete the Ch. 1 Assessment in Class, before moving to Ch. 2 assignments
       
             
Thursday, Jan 18-19   Ch. 2 Civics
      Declaration of Independence
             
Monday
Jan 22-23
  Review of Ch. 2
      Becoming a Citizen game
             
Wednesday
Jan 24-25
  Test Ch. 2 Civics        
             
Friday Jan26
Monday Jan 29
  Begin Ch. 3 Civics       Notes/Examples
             
Wednesday
Jan 31/1st
  Ch. 3 Notes

Ch. 3 Review/ In class quiz

Ch. 3 Online Assessment
      Complete online Assessment for Ch. 3
US Constitution
             
Feb 5-6   Gideon vs Wainwright Video

Video to begin class on Monday/Tuesday

Feb. 5 and 6
       
Feb 8-9   We will complete "Gideon's Trumpet"

Students will work on Group Project
       
Feb 12-13   Ch. 4 Civics, Bill of Rights

Bill of Rights video
      Supplement video, "One Man Changes the Constitution"
Feb. 14-15   Ch. 4 Guided Notes Activity
      Our goal will be to understand and interpret the Bill of Rights, more than just memorization, but understand the rights, related SC decisions, and how the Constitution
Feb 20-21   Ch 4 Guided Notes
Ch. 4 Quiz
      Constitutional Scenarios
Feb 22-23   Ch. 4 Sect 4 Lesson
Civil Rights
"Childrens March"
      Amendments Quiz: know all 27 Amendments
BILL OF RIGHTS
Feb 26-27   Selma       Ch. 4 Test Online, assigned in class
             

 

 

 


Black 1  Gold 4
US GOVERNMENT
kent.vanoverschelde@k12.sd.us

Date   Assignment Name   Due Date   Description
Wed Jan 3   Introduction to Course       US CONSTITUTION
*Need to Know List
             
Friday Jan 5   Origins of American History       Power Point Notes
             
Tuesday, Jan 9   Video, "US Constitution"

Video Review of the Bill of Right Gold 4
      View Video, continue lessons to complete list of To Know for the US Constitution
             
Thursday, Jan 11-12   Declaration of Independence
Power of the Constitution

Review/Read Ch. 1
Purpose of Government
Types of Government
      Complete activity and quizzes in class
             
Tuesday Jan 16-17   Continue to check items off the list of What we need to Know about the Constitution       Declaration and Independence
Articles of Confederation
US Constitution
             
Thursday, Jan
18-19
  Federalist Papers
Ratifying the Constitution
Bill of Rights


Basic Principles of the US Constitution
      We will continue to check items off our Learner Goals for the US Constitution.  We will prep for a Test as soon as we have cleared our check list.

Study the Bill of Rights and Later Amendments (11-27)


Amendments Concentration
             
Monday Jan 22-23   Amendments Quiz (1-27)       Complete Quiz
Review for Test
             
Wednesday
Jan 24-25
  US Government Test       Review Check List of information to know to understand the Constitution

AMENDMENTS STUDY GUIDE
             
Friday Jan 26
Monday Jan 29
  Political Parties & Our Government Today       Complete Political Survey
Assign Declaration Paper
             
Tuesday Jan 30-31   Political Ideology

Ch. 15 Guided Notes

Work on developing Declaration Paper in class
      Resources:

Survey: ISIDEWITH

Chart Democrat and Republicans
             
Feb 2/5   Political Parties

Notes/Quiz

Issues Activity: 10 Pts
      Crash Course Video: view in class to begin lesson
Feb. 8/9   Political Party Demographics       Pew Research
Pew Research 2
Feb. 14-15   Legislative Branch

Lawmaking and Constitution
      Ch. 5 Lessons, Critical Questions

Begin Mock Congress Activity
             
Feb 16-20   Gerrymandering Lesson
      Brainstorm Activity: Write a Bill
Feb 21-22   Earmarks
PorkBarrel Spending
      Go to T:Drive and retrieve Mock Congress, Bill Template


Gerrymandering Game  click here



Feb. 23-26   Assign Ch. 6-1, and Ch. 7-1 Guided Reading Activities       Work individuallly with students in development of Bills for Mock Congress,  Bills should be printed and handed in upon completion
27-28   Mock Congress: Committee
      Students will read, amend, and collaborate on bills, bills will be voted on in committee (Pass or Fail), Bills that pass will be presented and voted on in our Full Mock Congress
March 1-2   Mock Congress       Students will write a reflection of activities, choose between
1. re write bill
2. Write a new Bill
3. Research and Report on Bills

 

 

 

 
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