Monday -"Should the United States negotiate with terrorists?" Show George H.W. Bush tribute video.
Week 14 (11/26 - 11/30)
Friday - Continue Civil Rights ppt
Thursday - Begin ppt on Civil Rights
Wednesday - Should the Federal Government be allowed to regulate Major League Baseball [and other professional leagues] by enacting penalties for steroid use? Does it serve the public interest, if so, how? Crash Course judicial review
Tuesday - The government recently shot tear gas at migrants trying to cross the border illegally. Do you think this is an appropriate response by the government?
Week 13 (11/13 - 11/16)
Friday - Show history of pilgrims. Discuss foundations of religious liberty and limited government in their voyage, Mayflower Compact impact on Bill of Rights
Thursday - "Is Democracy the best form of government?" Read Miranda v. Arizona
Wednesday - "Should human cloning and genetic engineering be banned?" Continue Civil Liberties ppt
Tuesday - Begin Civil Liberties ppt
Monday - Veterans Day
Week 12 (11/5 - 11/9)
Friday - What sort of political speech should be allowed at schools?" Read article They Dress to Express and answer questions
Thursday - "Should the United States charge nations like Japan or South Korea for their protection?" Begin Civil Rights and courts
Wednesday - "What languages should voting ballots be in? Should they in English or in multiple languages, why or why not?" Go over election results
Tuesday - Election Day! Present projects
Monday - Continue Proposition research project
Week 11 (10/27 - 11/1) 6 weeks left !!
Friday - Begin Proposition Research Project
Thursday - "Should teachers be legally able to carry weapons on campus?" 3 minute clip of Dave Rubin and Kyle Kushuv 18:00 to 21:00 Finish presdient ppt
Tuesday - "Should the government regulate rental prices" Discuss proposition 10. Show Stossel video on rent controls. Continue intro to president ppt
Monday - Should corporations be allowed to donate money to politicians? Should we get money out of politics? Continue intro to president ppt
Week 10 (10/20 - 10/25)
Friday - "What should the US government do about automation?" Read article about Bill Gates and robot taxes
Thursday - "Does the government have any obligation to censor speech on social media? What should be the rules of censorship, and who should decide them?" Continue presidential powers ppt
Wednesday- "Do you agree with Jefferson that rights come God? If not, where do they come from? If they come from government, can the rights ever be taken away?" Begin powerpoint on presidential powers.
Tuesday - "How should our tax system be structured? What should be changed? What is the highest amount taxes should ever be paid at?" Discuss presidential primaries. Begin Powerpoint on presidential powers.
Monday - 'What should the government do about the migrant caravan?" Complete electoral college powerpoint
Week 9 (10/13 - 10/18)
Friday - Present Constitution projects
Thursday - Finish Create a constitution project
Wednesday - “Would you support a balanced budget amendment?” Create a Constitution poster project
Tuesday - “should price gouging be illegal?” Finish Constitution ppt
Monday - “Should men have to pay for dates?” Continue Constitution ppt
Week 8 (10/8 - 10/12)
Friday - “should the president get approval to use nukes?” Begin Constitution ppt
Thursday - “Do you agree with Jefferson a little rebellion now and then is a good thing?”
Wednesday - PSAT day no class
Tuesday - "If you were creating a new Constitution, what would you add or take out that is in our Constitution?" Finish Bill of Rights Lecture
Monday - "Should violent criminals be required to wear GPS Trackers?" Continue Bill of Rights Lecture
Week 7 (10/1 - 10/5)
Friday - “Should employees be able to drug test their employees?” Continue Bill of Rights Lecture
Thursday - Finish Stossel video
Wednesday - Show Stossel video about Libertarianism. Sorry it isn't on youtube :(
Tuesday - "California recently passed a law that says women have to be hired onto boards of directors. Is this a good or bad thing? Continue Bill of Rights ppt Crash Course Constitution
Monday - Begin Constitution and Bill of Rights
Friday - Philosopher's test
Thursday - Finish Marx lecture. Review for Philosopher's test
Wednesday - Lecture on Karl Marx
Tuesday – “In Plato’s Republic, smart people make all the decisions. What would your perfect society look like? Who would be in charge? What rights and what responsibilities would the citizens have?” Rousseau and Prince reading
Monday – “Should minimum wage be raised, lowered, or remain the same?” Lecture on Plato. Stossel Video on minimum wage
Friday - Lecture on Machiavelli's "The Prince"
Thursday - "Should government legislate morality?" In-class essay on prostitution, abortion, and gay marriage.
Wednesday - "Is it wrong to lie about unpopular positions?" Future shock ppt
Tuesday - "Should states be allowed to secede from the union?" John Stuart Mill ppt