Friday, November 9, 2012
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Congress Review Sheet
Pork Barrel Spending
Wesbury v. Sanders
- Understand how a bill becomes a law.
- Understand the election requirements for a Congressman.
- Understand how rules are different between the House and the Senate.
- Understand which Committees are important in each house.
- Understand the advantages of incumbent Congressmen.
- Understand all the leadership roles and their different powers.
- Understand the processes and functions of a committee.
- Understand the differences between the four types of committees.
- Understand all the advantages the majority party holds.
- Understand and explain why iron triangles are considered subgovernments.
- What are the major components of the federal budgets revenues and expenditures?
- Understand and explain the budget approval process.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
(100 pt. available)
Option 1: MAIN OPTION
You will select a candidate from a competitive Senate (or House race if you so choose) race. You will research on your own campaigns (or ask me for one) and get approval from me for a specific candidate and campaign.
10% of all projects will come from correctly “picking” elections. 5% for correctly picking the presidential election and 5% for getting your campaign right.
Included in the presentation will be the following:
10% Biographical Information
30% Significant Policy Proposals/ Legislative Record
20% Major Donors and Interest Group Support
20% Polling Data through mid-October
Normally I’ve given resources but honestly, we’re in the age of google. Find, cite and list all sources in a bibliography at the end of your powerpoint.
Pick a campaign/candidate (even Presidential). Create an ad that is 30-60 seconds long. Ad can either be positive or negative, must have factual information included and involve some policy. Production values will be the deciding factor in the grade (music, video quality, effective message).
If you have an idea for an alternative presentation (Powerpoint) on some governmental topic I am open to different suggestions and will work with you individually upon request to outline a rubric for your idea. Projects of interest would be ones that give insight into issues that facts are very murky.
Campaign back and forth
Monday, September 24, 2012
Unit 1-Constitutional Underpinnings: Chapters 1-2
Unit 2-Federalism: Chapter 3
Unit 3-Linkage Institutions
Voting and Elections: Chapters 6, 7, 9 and 10
Political Parties, Media, and Interest Groups: Chapters 8 and 11
Unit 4-Congress-Chapter 12
Unit 5-Presidency-Chapter 13, 14 and 15
Unit 6-Civil Rights, Civil Liberties and Judiciary: Chapters 4, 5 and 16