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BAR EXAM ONLINE REVIEW – Wednesday Rocktober 17

I will be live shortly after the Brewers game ends – hopefully around 8:00.  You can click on this link to get to the stream, or is hopefully works in the video below. Use the chat function in YouTube to … Continue reading

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Learning Experience Rocktober 10/11 – Amendments 2-10 (and some 14)

Hopefully you are still curious about how the First Amendment and the courts both protect and limit your rights … and you want more!  Tonight, dive into the remaining parts of the Bill of Rights by using the video below … Continue reading

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Learning Experience Rocktober 8-9 – KNOW YOUR RIGHTS (and how they are limited)

Religion, speech, press, assembly, petition – the Five Freedoms of the First Amendment. Are you read to learn about them?  I hope so … You have two handouts to use for next class – The Bill of Rights Intro  and The Bill … Continue reading

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The 2000 Presidential Election – what a ride!

Hey young historians – Ask your parents about the 2000 Presidential Election! Want to learn more? Check out .. The movie Recount, from HBO –  I got it at the library with my powerful library card. NPR’s Election 2000 Coverage The 2000 Presidential Election – The Authentic … Continue reading

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FINISH THE CONSTITUTION (at least the part written in 1787)

It’s been a lot of government so far, my young political scholars – and we aren’t done yet! Here are some things you can do over the next few days to get that Constitution and the federal government cemented in … Continue reading

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Learning Experience – The Wild and Wacky Electoral College

You read about the roles of the President and saw all of the benefits the President receives … but how does a person get that job with the cool White House? The Electoral College, of course – one of the … Continue reading

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IT’S COMING …

GET READY FOR THE BAR EXAM!

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Learning Experience – THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH

We have hit the basics of Congress – so now it’s time to head to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue! To prepare for our next class, you have some “must dos”, some “can dos”, some “fun dos”,  and some “holy smokes I … Continue reading

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Check out the LAWMAKING PROCESS!

How does a bill become a law in Congress?  The process is established in the Constitution (Article I Section 7), but it has become a bit more detailed since 1787. Read the handout presented in class for the basics, and if you … Continue reading

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MORE FUN WITH THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH!

YEAH LEGISLATIVE BRANCH! When you finish Article I, you are halfway done with the Consitition,  Get some ice cream? If you want to see a little bit of Congress in action, play LawCraft, a fun legislation game from iCivics.org! Gotta love government … Continue reading

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