The class has been split into two factions: Federalists and Antifederalists
II. On your side you and a partner will be assigned a topic
III. You will create a short (5-10 minute) presentation/lesson on the main ideas of each side in regards to a specific section in the Constitution. You can use google slides or you can create a website (See me for access)
IV. Everyone will be responsible for completing a graphic organizer and knowing the arguments of both the Federalists and Anti Federalist.
V. Click on the links below to find the readings associated with your topic. You may do outside research to learn more about the Federalists and Antifederalists.
iCivics: Intro to FederalisM
Direction: Go to the following link. iCivics:PowerPlay and complete the video game regarding federal powers and state powers. This is an basic introduction to Federalism. in our next class period when I return. We will finish analyzing the U.S. constitution and we will begin to analyzing federalism.
Directions: In the comment section of this blog post, answer the following questions.
When you leave a comment, please make sure you include your first and last name.
I will analyze how the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation led to its failure.
I will describe the ideas behind the American Revolution and their role in shaping the Constitution.
The U.S. Constitution
The entire class has just been marooned on a deserted island with NO hope of ever being rescued.
1. There are no natives on the island-you are the only humans.
2. There is an abundance of fresh water, fruits, animals, plants, good soil, etc.
3. You have no luggage or supplies.
4. There are no scientists, engineers, doctors, etc. – just you and your classmates.
Open a word document and answer all questions on the word document. There are a total of 7 questions.
Please place your name and class period in the header only.
At the end of the activity, please log on to My.Ploi.Sci.Lab and take the Social Explorer Quiz.
For slide 7 - 9 use the following link http://old.socialexplorer.com/SpiceMap/?v=9fa7401a5d244cee and press play
A - Day 9/1/15 & B - Day 9/2/15
Political Ideological Profile website
STEP I: Pew Research: Political Typology
1. Complete the quiz. What is your typology?
2. What percentage of the general public shares your ideological type? (Question = hyperlink)
Go to the web page: “Comparing Political Typology Groups”. Click on “Types”. It is located near the bottom of the left-side navigation column. On the “Types” page, find your type. It will be listed midway down the left column.
3. List “Social Characteristics” of your type. They are listed by bullets in the grey box.
4. Read the “Key Issues” for your type. (a) Which issue is most important to you? (b) Which, if any, issue is not important to you?
5. Write a few sentences explaining how you compare with the social characteristics of your type. Title a sheet of notebook paper: “My Political Ideological Diagrams”. Draw the diagram of your ideological placement. It is near the bottom right-side of the page.
Step II: World’s Shortest Political Quiz
(http://www.theadvocates.org/quiz/quiz.php) Take the quiz.
On your separate diagram sheet, draw the diagram of the results of your quiz. If you know how to use the trim tool, you can add it to your word document.
1. After reading the description, do you agree with the results? Explain.
2. What is your “Personal Issues” score? What is your “Economic Issues” score?
3. Which political group do you most agree with?
4. Do you think the creators of the quiz are conservative, libertarian or liberal?
Step III: THe Supreme Court
I. The Supreme Court
1. Which justices did you agree with the most? (Note: Elena Kagan replaced John Paul Stevens in August 2010.)
2. Looking at the photos of three justices at the bottom of the page, who is considered the ‘swing vote’ on the Court?
3. Who is considered the most conservative member of the Court?
4. Who WAS considered the most liberal member of the Court?
Step IV: Candidate Match
Complete the survey. Take time to read what the candidates actually said about each issue.
1. Which candidate did you agree with the most? What percentage of the time?
2. Do your results surprise you? Explain
STEP V: 2016 political Candidate Selector
You can find all class related assignments here
Pearson: Poli.sci Lab
Unit I: Political Beliefs and Behaviors