A.P. Government and Econ

Exam due before the final exam date. Only first score counted. No retakes

Cell Phones and the Fourth Amendment

Write a position paper that follows the required outline on the question:
"Does the 4th Amendment allow the police to search the digital contents of a person's cell phone seized at the time of arrest?"

Position Paper and Case Logic form Due Friday 5/2/14
Case Logic Form
Position Paper Outline

Sources:
  1. Supreme Court Considers Limits On Warrantless Cellphone Searches
    This NPR audio file has it all. Every thing needed for the position paper
  2. Supreme Court considering if cell phones may be searched without warrant
  3. The Supreme Court Is About to Decide the Future of Cell-Phone Privacy
    Two cases before the Court on Tuesday will revisit Fourth Amendment principles that protect Americans from unreasonable searches during an arrest.
  4. Weighing The Risks Of  Warrantless Phone Searches During Arrests
  5. SCOTUS Blog  - "Court to rule of cell phone privacy"
Case Logic Form Due Friday
Position Paper Outline Persuasive Essay Thomson Style

ONLINE Econ Exam Chs 1 to 7
Due THURSDAY 4/24/14 to 7AM

Final Portfolio Due 4/28

Book News: Ex-Supreme Court Justice Wants 6 Changes To Constitution
Supreme Court to address whether campaign lies are a crime
 

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Freakonomics: A Study of Incentives
Ch. 1 What do Sumo Wrestlers and Teachers have in Common?


Unit  Topic  Theme/EQ     Time/Dates Assessment/presentations   
Intro to EconomicsScarcity


“You are what your deepest desire is.

As your desire is, so is your intention.

As your intention is, so is your will.

As your will is, so is your deed.

As your deed is, so is your destiny.”

~ Upanishads

http://archive.chopra.com/namaste/intention

"Don't tie yourself to your history. your history is your memory. Tie yourself to your potential, your potential is part of your imagination." Steven Covey
If you want to be a writer (of novels, screen plays, video games ... everything)...
You've got to study and memorize this...
Aristotle’s Formula of the Tragedy
Study the classics
From the Poetics

How to start a social movement
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THE EXAM 
  1. AP GOV Review guide.pdf
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  2. AP Prep Book-US Government.pdf
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  3. wilson_11e_AP_American_Government.pdf
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When are the AP Government and Politics Exams given? 
AP Exams are scheduled annually, during the first two weeks of May. For the specific time and date of each exam, refer to Exam Calendar and Fees

CourseSection 1Section 2
Comparative Government and Politics55 multiple-choice questions
(45 minutes long/50 percent of the score)
8 free-response questions
(100 minutes long/50 percent of the score)
5 short-answer concept
1 conceptual analysis
2 country context
U.S. Government and Politics60 multiple-choice questions
(45 minutes long/50 percent of the score)
4 free-response questions
(100 minutes long/50 percent of the score)
Questions cover all areas of the curriculum and are often cross-curricular.
  • Multiple-choice questions focus on students. ability to demonstrate understanding of key concepts and knowledge across all areas of the course.
  • Short-answer concept questions ask students to explain key terms, interpret data, draw comparisons, and/or support arguments related to specific areas of the course.
  • The country-context question requires students to compare a number of political variables across six nation states.
Resources
 Projects and Independent Work
“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” ~William Shakespeare

If you want to be a writer (of novels, screen plays, video games ... everything)...
You've got to study and memorize this...
Aristotle’s Formula of the Tragedy
Study the classics
From the Poetics

How to start a social movement
https://sites.google.com/site/thomsonpvhs/home/Capture.JPG
From TED
EC - Grade Boosters:

    1. Econ Visuals
      View the links and answer the questions. You may any 10 for UP TO 3 points each. Answer all the questions at the link
    2. Government Visuals 
      View the links and answer the questions. You may any 10 for UP TO 3 points each. Answer all the questions at the link
    3. Presentations to local government 
      Worth UP TO (but not guaranteed) 50 points each of the 2 presentations 
    4. Branches of Government Paper 
    5. Reflections on the First Amendment Paper 
    6. The Economic Way of Thinking Business Plan
    7. Current Challenges to the Constitution Group Power Point or Video Project/Assignment (50Ex
      Exams for extra
      1/2 point for each correct above 70% 
      1 chance to submit
      1. Econ EC Exam
        See teacher for link