Thursday, October 20, 2011

Politics and Government Homework - Due Monday, Oct 24

Unit 1 - Did the Constitution's framers intend to create a revolutionary and democratic government?


1) Vocabulary - Define each of the following terms. Include the part of speech. Use each in a sentence.

reluctant
progenitor
stern
premise
miniscule
derive
proviso
prescient
somber
maxim
arbiter
odious
despot
deliberation
anomaly
folklore
conciliation
indolent
constituent
hypergamous
smolder
lucrative
sallow
caricature
regal
mediocrity
nubile
nettle
ad hoc
desultory
shinnied

2) Read Vidal, chapter 2.

Take notes in notebook, or type and tape in notebook. Notes will be checked and graded on a 4 pt scale. Be prepared to discuss with a partner tomorrow.


4 - clearly shows connections to Essential Question: Did the Constitution's framers intend to create a revolutionary and democratic government?
- discusses Adams, Jefferson, Franklin, King George III, Paine
- discusses key/important events
- clearly demonstrates understanding of all the text's central ideas
- provides evidence/quotes to support your claims/arguments; evidence includes numeric data, relevant people and events
- notes are neat and organized; contain headings that show general ideas; contain bullets, numbers, letters or other symbols to distinguish supporting ideas and evidence



3 - shows connections to Essential Question: Did the Constitution's framers intend to create a revolutionary and democratic government?
- discusses Adams, Jefferson, Franklin, King George III, Paine
- discusses key/important events
- demonstrates understanding of most of the text's central ideas
- provides evidence/quotes to support your claims/arguments; evidence includes numeric data, relevant people and events
- notes are neat and organized; contain headings that show general ideas; contain bullets, numbers, letters or other symbols to distinguish supporting ideas and evidence



2 - shows connections
- discusses several but not all of the following: Adams, Jefferson, Franklin, King George III, Paine
- demonstrates understanding two or less of the text's central ideas
- little evidence/quotes to support your claims/arguments; little or no numeric data; little mention of major events or people
- notes are sloppy and unorganized; no headings to distinguish general ideas; doesn't contain bullets, numbers, letters or other symbols to distinguish supporting ideas and evidence


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3) Watch the following video clips and take notes. Use the rubric above for your notes.



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