APGOPO Homework Block 5

ASSIGNMENT DUE WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 FOR 5TH BLOCK

Read the uploaded article entitled "Beware of Sunshine Patriots."  Then answer the questions attached to the article.  Finally, write a "response essay" to what you have read.  If unsure how to write a response essay, look under APUSH Links for an example and instructions!

Also, take the "World's Smallest Political Quiz"  found on APGOPO Links - and report on your results - preferably by email - to me.  

Due Friday, September 12:  

1.  Please define the terms uploaded under APGOPO Documents - the terms are found in the assigned chapter in 5 Steps to a 5 - Architecture and Development of US Government.  And, answer the Focus Questions.  

Also, memorize the 1st 5 Amendments of the Bill of Rights - not the exact wording, but the concepts.

2.  Quiz on Foreign Words and Phrases - 1-10.  Uploaded under APGOPO Documents.



Assignment Due Wednesday September 17:

Read the Suffolk News Herald Article found at this link:
http://www.suffolknewsherald.com/2014/09/13/the-case-for-closed-meetings/

(also under APOGOPO Links, and uploaded under APGOPO Documents in Word form)

After reading the article, answer the following questions:

1.  What should we call the "task force" formed to deal with the issue of school funding problems? (hint:  it is a new term we have learned)
2.  What are the pros AND cons of a closed meeting regarding these issues.
3.  The author writes this: "The best and most creative ideas emerge when people make no attempt to evaluate them before they speak. "  Do you agree or disagree?  Why?
4.  What does the word "civics" mean?
5.  Mr. Hobbs, the author, is neither a teacher nor a political office holder in Suffolk.  Why (or should) we care what he says?

DUE FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 19:

TEST ON ASSIGNED CHAPTER FROM 5 STEPS TO A 5 "ARCHITECTURE AND FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICAN GOVERNMENT"