Monday, October 26th , 2009 • (p 229) A bill becomes a law when • both houses of Congress approve it. • the president signs it. • the Senate refers it to a committee. • the House refers it to a committee. • P 3 Branches of Federal Government Posters. • Using the chart I gave you create 3 posters of the branches of the federal government • Must include an illustration (colored pencils!) and powers for each branch. • Page 231, 228, 442, 278, 282 have good pictures • Get one done a day as it will be due Thursday!
Executive Branch The executive branch is led by the president. The president has the power to approve and veto laws. (Write 3-4 more sentences for a total of 5-6 sentences)
Tuesday, October 27th , 2009 • ( p 229) What happens if the president vetoes a bill? • The bill goes back to Congress to be rewritten. • Congress can override the veto with a vote of 2/3 of its members. • The bill cannot be proposed as a law again. • The Supreme Court can override the president’s veto. • P 3 Branches of Federal Government Posters. • Must include an illustration (colored pencils!) and powers for each branch. • Page 231, 228, 442, 278, 282 have good pictures • Get one done a day as it will be due Thursday!
Wednesday, October 28th , 2009 • ( p. 229)Which of the following is not a role of the president? • Commander in Chief • Legislative leader • Chief Justice • Chief Diplomat • P Branches of Federal Government Posters • Page 231, 228, 442, 278, 282 have good pictures • Get one done a day as it will be due tomorrow • P Bring workbook Tomorrow!
Thursday, October 29th , 2009 • (p. 228) The judicial branch checks the power of the legislative branch by • appointing judges. • overriding presidential vetoes. • declaring laws unconstitutional. • impeaching judges. • Turn in 3 Branches Posters if done a. If not finish & turn in & do workbook at home • P Workbook pages 69-72 • Start in class, finish at home • Work quietly by yourself
Friday, October 30th , 2009 • ( p. 225)The “commerce clause” in the Constitution allows Congress to • expand its powers in many areas. • check the powers of the judicial branch. • approve amendments to the Constitution. • check the powers of the executive branch.. • Turn in Workbook pages 69-72 • Video & Questions on Executive Branch
Monday, November 2 , 2009 • (p. 253) The elastic clause gives Congress the right to.. • Tax citizens directly • Impeach the president • Amend the Constitution • Make laws to carry out their powers • P HW: Read Current Event Article and answer questions • P $ and form for Cal Skate Due Wednesday!
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 • ( p. 228) “Pigeonholing” which kills a bill, occurs • At public hearings • In committee • With the president • On the floor of either house • Review & Discuss article • Slide Show of How a Bill Becomes a Law • P Create your own flow chart of HB 3962 a. Do you want it to pass, will it be filibustered, will it die in conference committee.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009 • ( p. 240) The right to publish facts, ideas, and opinions without government interference is protected by the Constitution in • Article I. • the First Amendment. • Article II. • the Fourth Amendment. • Review & Turn in HW • Bill of Rights Wksts • Use Constitution for Kids to fill out • Finish tomorrow in class • P Last day to turn in $ for Cal Skate!
Thursday, November 5, 2009 • ( p. 225)The “commerce clause” in the Constitution allows Congress to • expand its powers in many areas. • check the powers of the judicial branch. • approve amendments to the Constitution. • check the powers of the executive branch.. • Finish Bill of Right Worksheet • P Bill of Right Illustrations • Label the illustrations with the rights and the correct amendment • Turn in Bill of Rights Worksheet & Illustrations • P Tomorrow is Honor Day
Monday, November 9, 2009 • What does redress grievances mean? • To correct the wrongs of the government • To meet together • To complain • To speak freely. • Review & Turn in Bill of Rights Worksheets • Review Classroom Rules • P We the People P. 96-97 • Work with row partner to answer questions. • Restate question in answer.
New Classroom Rules • Anyone talking without permission will receive a detention. • Anyone arguing with the teacher will receive a detention. • Anyone leaving his or her seat without permission will receive a detention.
We the People: Lesson 23 Why was freedom of expression important to the Founders? 2. Explain in your own words why freedom of expression is important. 3. Was hard not to talk about the new rules? Explain. 4. Did you discuss the rules anyways? Why or why not? 5. List any countries where adults can not criticize the government?
Tuesday, November 10, 2009 • In the Tinker v Des Moines case… • Student athletes were unconstitutionally required to take drug tests • Student athletes were constitutionally required to take drug tests • Students unconstitutionally suspended for wearing arm band supporting peace. • Students constitutionally suspended for wearing arm band supporting peace. • Turn in1st Amendment Worksheets 4th Amendment Today • Read Together • With row partner fill out Activity Lesson 1 • Finish over holiday if needed
Thursday, November 12, 2009 • ( Dictionary) Libel is the act of a. Saying false statements about a person that hurt their reputation b. Writing false statements about a person that hurt their reputation c. Searching a person’s house without a warrant d. Searching a business without a warrant. • Review HW (hold onto it to use on assignment) 3. P Analyzing a Case • Read your case silently • Discuss case with your partners (groups of 3) • Fill out Analysis worksheet • Planner check and warm up quiz tomorrow
Friday, November 13, 2009 • Warm Up Quiz & planner check • Review and share out cases a. Turn in assignment
Monday, November 16, 2009 1. No Warm Ups this week! 2. P Slide Notes on 5th and 6th Amendment a. Answer questions, restating questions in answer. 3. P HW: Judge for yourself Worksheet (p.91-92) 4. P Constitution Test Friday
Tuesday, November 17, 2009 • Review & Turn in Judge for yourself Wkst • Bill of Right Violations Wkst 13/14 a. Start in Class & finish for HW if needed • P 1st Period: Finish your bill of rights illustrations wkst
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 • Review & Turn in Bill of Rights Violations • White Board Review of Rights • P HW: Create a study sheet including the following topics: • 3 Branches of Government (powers) • Bill of Rights • 7 Major Principles of Constitution • How the Constitution is a living Document • How a Bill becomes a Law • P Test is Friday
Thursday, November 19, 2009 • You have a choice: • Work on study sheet • Review with White boards • P Test is Friday & study sheet needs to be turned in with test.