Monthly Archives: September 2019

WHAT’S NEXT TO DO? DIVE INTO ARTICLE II! (More awesome poetry)

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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IT’S COMING …

2019 TAFT BAR EXAM REVIEW GUIDE

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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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WANNA HAVE SOME GOVERNMENT FUN? REVIEW ARTICLE I! (ooooh – that rhymes!)

YEAH LEGISLATIVE BRANCH! When you finish Article I, you are halfway done with the Constitution. You deserve some ice cream! If you want to see a little bit of Congress in action, sign up for the WE THE PEOPLE CHALLENGE on … Continue reading

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Want more on FEDERALISM? Take a look …

Think you understand FEDERALISM?  Want to learn more?  Check out .. Play POWER PLAY from iCivics! Here’s a video overview of the topic from the Constitution Center in Philly: How about a crash course on Federalism from the peeps at … Continue reading

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WE THE PEOPLE CHALLENGE – iCivics!

Who will be the top PolitiCat in the We the People Challenge? We will find out over the next few weeks by using an awesome platform from iCivics! As we discuss important government concepts prior to the Bar Exam, you … Continue reading

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DIVING INTO THE CONSTITUTION

It’s an important time in your lives, young historians – you could even call it a TURNING POINT.  You have the opportunity to read the 4,543 words of the Constitution – the supreme law of the land. As you dig … Continue reading

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CREATING THE CONSTITUTION – Hit the Targets!

How will you show your understanding of the creation of the Constitution?  Any way you want … as long as you hit the targets!  It’s up to you!

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RATIFICATION! Learning experience for September 17/18

“Probably the most intellectual debate we have ever had in this country” … “nothing less that American big bang” … “the first time in world history anything like that happened” …  Those are power lines. aren’t they! When the Constitution … Continue reading

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COOL CONVENTION STUFF FOR REVIEW!

What an amazing Convention!  The delegates created a document that George Washington termed “a miracle“ – what do you think he meant? Aren’t you dying to know more? Spend some time with the materials below to review the causes, influences … Continue reading

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