Study every night!
Test on Ch4 9/26(A) & 9/27(B)
Notes (yellow word) are due on Ch10&11 9/28A) and 9/29(B).
Ch10&11 Yellow Word quiz 10/6&10/7.
Ch10&11 Benchmark Quiz (download and complete by 9/30&10/1 for a grade) on 10/10(A) and 10/11(B).
Multiple Choice Benchmark quiz 10?12 & 10/13.
Test on Ch10&11 as soon as 10/14(A) & 10/17(B)
1. What it is/definition.
2. Why it is important.
Students will be tested by the county and state on end-of-course exams on all unit benchmarks for the year, so extra effort needs to go into learning and remembering this information all year (and beyond).
Ch 10/11 Benchmarks
Identify America’s current political parties and illustrate their ideas about governments:
- Republican (Tea?)
- Various others
- Party Platforms
Evaluate Candidates for office by analyzing their qualifications, experience, issue based platforms, debates, and political ads
- Polling Place (precinct)
- Electoral College
- Popular Vote
Montesquieu – separation of powers
John Locke – natural law and the social contract
How the following 4 influenced colonist’s views on government:
- Magna Carta
- English Bill of Rights
- Mayflower Compact
- Common Sense
The influence of physical characteristics, natural resources, climate, and location (absolute and relative) have influenced settlement, economies, and inter-governmental relations in North America.
Describe how English policies and responses to colonial concerns led to the writing of the Declaration of Independence.
Analyze the ideas (natural rights, role of government) and complaints in the Declaration of Independence.
Ch 3 Benchmarks
Direct (pure) democracy
Representative democracy (republic)
Citizen – Natural Born and Naturalized (method of becoming)
Obligations of citizens to
- Obey laws
- Pay taxes
- Defend the nation
- Serve on juries
Responsibilities of citizens at the local, state, and federal levels
Unit 1 Benchmarks:
- 50 states and capitals
- Locate territories and protectorates of the U.S.
- Use maps to identify the divisions and boundaries of North America
- Locate and identify major U.S. cultural landmarks
- Locate and identify major physical landmarks of the U.S.
- Understand the influences of physical characteristics, natural resources, climate, and location (absolute and relative) on the settlement, economies, and government relations in North America.
- Understand the major cultural regions of North America.
- Use maps to determine the location, abundance, and variety of natural resources in North America.
- Examine and explain patterns of cultural diffusion in North America.
- Understand the importance and distribution of demographic characteristics in the U.S.
- Use a map to examine local issues of conservation and ecology.
- Use GIS or other technology to examine data about the U.S.
Ideas to remember:
Mini-Poster (12in.x14in. max) assignments are worth 50 points. They are judged on: Visual Quality(5pts), Content (include 5 important facts and/or contributions-40pts) and Accuracy. Put a bibliography (list of sources) on the back(5pts).
Study notes from class and the book 20 minutes each night! Quizzes will be based on the boldface words in the text. Tests include information from all the chapter and class information, the most important of which is on the board.
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