AP AMERICAN GOVERNMENT
Unit 2: The Constitution and Federalism
9/7 - 9/16

UNIT 2 CONTENT MASTERY MAP

VOCABULARY

UNICAMERAL
BICAMERAL
PRESIDENTIAL
PARLIAMENTARY
UNITARY
FEDERAL
CONFEDERAL
NEW JERSEY PLAN
VIRGINIA PLAN
CONNECTICUT COMPROMISE
SEPARATION OF POWERS
CHECKS AND BALANCES
AMENDMENT

HABEAS CORPUS
EX POST FACTO LAW
BILL of ATTAINDER
ENUMERATED POWERS
ELASTIC CLAUSE
IMPLIED POWERS
COMMERCE CLAUSE
INHERENT POWERS
RESERVED POWERS
CONCURRENT POWERS
JUDICIAL REVIEW
ANTI-FEDERALISTS
FEDERALISTS

DUAL FEDERALISM
MARBLE-CAKE FEDERALISM
BILL OF RIGHTS

NULLIFICATION
CATEGORICAL GRANTS
BLOCK GRANTS
DEVOLUTION
MANDATES
REVENUE SHARING
MUNICIPAL CHARTER
Court Cases:
MARBURY v MADISON
McCULLOCH v MARYLAND

WEEK 4
9/7 - 9/
9

LESSON

IN CLASS

HOMEWORK

WEDNESDAY
Lesson 1

ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS: Why did the Articles of Confederation fail?

  • The Articles of Confederation
    • Shay's Rebellion
  • The Constitutional Convention
    • The Framers
    • The Virginia Plan
    • The New Jersey Plan
  • The Great Compromise
    • Republic
    • Separation of Powers
    • Amendment
    • Federalism
    • Judicial Review?

  Marbury v Madison

Quiknotes: Quicknotes Unit 2 Part 1

Read Wilson 15th, Chapter 2 pp. 32-45, Federalist 10 and Federalist 51.

Bring: Electronic Device for Revisions and Textbook tomorrow!

 

THURSDAY
Lesso
n 2

ESSENTIAL QUESTION: What were the foundations for future American political parties?

  • Federalists and Anti-Federalists
    • Democracy or Republic?
  • The Bill of Rights

 

Assignment:  Unit 2 GRQ Constitution, part 1

A great reference is the official US Senate Annotated Constitution linked here!

Answers must be In Your Own Words.  This is a 3 point (FA) which WILL be checked Monday during the GRQ Quiz.

 

Socrative: Quicknotes 2.1 Quiz (FC) Room #239536

Bring: Electronic Device for Chapter GRQs!

Read: Wilson 15th, Chapter 3 pp. 49-62)

Flip Assignment: The Powers of Federalism

FRIDAY
Lesso
n 3

ESSENTIAL QUESTION: Where is Sovereignty located in the American political system?

  • Federalism
  • Structure of the US Government
  • States and the Constitution
  • State Sovereignty
    • Layer Cake Federalism
    • Marble Cake Federalism
    • Nullification and Preemption
  • Elasticity
    • The 'Necessary and Proper' Clause
    • The Commerce Clause
  • The Supreme Court
    • McCulloch v Maryland

 

Quick Notes: Quicknotes Unit 2 Part 2

Read:  Wilson 15th, Chapter 3 pp. 63-73

Flip Assignment: Watch Governor Romney’s speech

Consider:  How does Governor Romney's speech fit with the Founders' views on Federalism? Would he have been considered a Federalist or an Anti-Federalist?

WEEK 5
9/12 - 9/1
6

LESSON

IN CLASS

HOMEWORK

MONDAY
Lesson
4

ESSENTIAL QUESTION: What is the balance of power and responsibility between National, State, and Local governments according to the US Constitution?

  • Municipalities (Cities)
  • Federal-State Relations

o    Grants

         Revenue Sharing

         Lobbying

  • Federal Aid
  • Mandates
  • Devolution
    • Block Grants

Quick Notes: Unit 2 Part 3

Socrative: Unit 2 Open GRQ Quiz (FC) Room #239536
Read:  Wilson How Things Work: Municipalities

TUESDAY
Lesson
5

ESSENTIAL QUESTION: How has our interpretation of Federalism changed over time?

Watch: Nightline - Federalism and Hurricane Katrina

Be prepared to answer a short quiz based on the questions listed below during the video, and discuss your answers.

Video Questions:

         What issue did the Mayor of New Orleans have with the state and federal governments?

         What was the local government’s (city of New Orleans) responsibility in dealing with this natural disaster?

         What was the state government’s (Louisiana) responsibility in dealing with this

natural disaster?

         What was the Federal government’s (FEMA’s) responsibility in dealing with this

natural disaster?

         How do the events of the natural disaster (pre and post event) describe the concept of federalism?

Answers must be in your own words.

This MUST be turned in before the end of class today—any late assignment will be penalized 1 point.

Makeup: Watch Democracy in American #3: Federalism

Answer the assigned questions on the worksheet in complete sentences.

Answers must be In Your Own Words.

This MUST be turned in within 24 hours of your absence--any assignment turned in late will receive 50%.

WEDNESDAY
Lesson 6

ESSENTIAL QUESTION: What is the “best” balance of power and responsibility between the Federal government and state governments?

 

Assignment: Complete the Crisis Management Exercise

Answers must be In Your Own Words.  This MUST be turned in BEFORE the end of class today--any assignment turned in late will be penalized 1 point.

THURSDAY
Lesson
7

Review for Unit 2 Test

 

ALL TESTS ARE CUMULATIVE!

Review Unit 1 and 2: Use online chapter notes, GRQs, and Textbook site practice section quizzes.

ALL UNIT 2 FORMATIVE REASSESSMENTS ARE DUE; NO MORE REASSESSMENTS FROM UNIT 2 WILL BE ACCEPTED.

FRIDAY
Lesson 8

 Unit 2 Summative Assessment 

This test will consist of 45 multiple choice questions in 35 minutes (summative), and one 10 minute FRQ (formative) from the material and concepts in Units 1 and 2.

Time will be called at the completion of the multiple choice section and that section will be collected; you will be expected to move on to the essay when time is called.


The test will be counted out of 50 points.

Bring:  Pencil for Unit 2 test

WEEK 6
9/21 - 9/
25

LESSON

IN CLASS

HOMEWORK

MONDAY
Lesson 9

Debrief Unit 2 Test

Activity:  In groups, go over each question on the multiple choice section of the test. Using the review packet, discuss the different alternatives in order to determine the correct answer. The key will be reviewed at the end of class

Assignment:

Homework: Bring Electronic Device Tuesday for Article I GRQs!
UNIT 1
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