Monday: go over last week's work, fighting at the convention between federalists and anti-federalists, Washington arrives in Philadelphia, Why did Franklin suggest we scrap the articles and write the constitution, read the preamble, start to look at the constitutionally stated jobs of congress and the president
Tuesday: Veteran's Day, no school, students please take as many chances as you can to thank everyone that has ever served in our military past or present. Take the time to talk and understand a soldiers service and sacrifices, and ask them any questions you may have. Parents - If you have served, THANK YOU for everything you have done, I appreciate your time in the service.
Wednesday: Start vocabulary, I am starting jury duty today so I am unsure of how long I will be out, the sub has all my lesson plans and knows that to do each day, students I expect you to behave, listen and work for the sub just as you would for me.
Thursday: finish vocab, read from America book (pages 212-217)
Friday: Read pages 258 - 265, checks and balances, separation of power
As we start through this unit on Government, I want you to know that I will never state that a political party is right/wrong, good/bad, who to vote for/who to not vote for - I leave all that up to you, we do take a look at the structure and laws stated in the Constitution and apply them to today's world as "are they following the law" or "are they in violation of the law", we also talk about elections, origins of political parties (federalists v. anti-federalists), impeachment and current social topics. Nothing is opinion based and answers will only come directly from the US Constitution. Please feel free to visit the Constitution starting on page 226 if you have any questions. Many thanks.