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2 Welcome to Government Mr. Talcott Room 309 Mr. Talcott Room 309

3 Do Now  What do you think the role of government is?  If you could change one thing about the world what would it be?  What do you think the role of government is?  If you could change one thing about the world what would it be? 5 minutes

4 What is this Course?  Government impact every facet over our lives from the food that you eat to the clothes that you wear.  Create government literacy to teach you how to navigate the US political system and see how YOU have the power to change the government.  Government impact every facet over our lives from the food that you eat to the clothes that you wear.  Create government literacy to teach you how to navigate the US political system and see how YOU have the power to change the government.

5 What I Expect  Come to class with all materials and immediately begin working on the “Do Now” everyday  The bell does not dismiss you, I dismiss you  Follow Directions the FIRST time that they are given  Raise your hand and wait for your turn to speak  NO HUNTING!  Come to class with all materials and immediately begin working on the “Do Now” everyday  The bell does not dismiss you, I dismiss you  Follow Directions the FIRST time that they are given  Raise your hand and wait for your turn to speak  NO HUNTING!

6 Consequences  1. Verbal Warning  2. Conference/Seat Change  3. Removal from class  1. Verbal Warning  2. Conference/Seat Change  3. Removal from class

7 Incentives  Praise (daily)  Positive Calls Home  Radio Time During Independent Work  Unit Star (every unit)  Classwide Competition (every two weeks)  Praise (daily)  Positive Calls Home  Radio Time During Independent Work  Unit Star (every unit)  Classwide Competition (every two weeks)

8 What you can expect  There will be homework almost every night  There will be assignments and projects to complete outside of class.  This class will be rigorous  There will be homework almost every night  There will be assignments and projects to complete outside of class.  This class will be rigorous

9 Grading  Unit Assessment 30%  Unit tests/papers  Projects20%  Unit projects/presentations  Homework15%  Daily homework assignments  Quizzes15%  Pop quizzes, mid-unit checks  Classwork20%  Exit tickets, classroom participation  Unit Assessment 30%  Unit tests/papers  Projects20%  Unit projects/presentations  Homework15%  Daily homework assignments  Quizzes15%  Pop quizzes, mid-unit checks  Classwork20%  Exit tickets, classroom participation  A  B  C  D  F Below 70 ****All assigned work must be turned in by assigned due dates in order to receive full credit. All late work will be subject to reduction in grade. Assignment grade will be lowered a letter grade (10 points) for each day late. After 5 days late work WILL NOT receive credit.  A  B  C  D  F Below 70 ****All assigned work must be turned in by assigned due dates in order to receive full credit. All late work will be subject to reduction in grade. Assignment grade will be lowered a letter grade (10 points) for each day late. After 5 days late work WILL NOT receive credit.

10 Classroom Participation You are expected come to class AND participate every day. You can receive 5 points for classroom participation for every class period. You have the potential to lose points for participation by being tardy or receiving a redirection. If you are present, on-time, and participate in class activities you will receive all 5 points daily. How deductions work:  Tardy (-2 points)  One-redirection (-1 point)  2- redirections (-3 points)  Removal from class (-5 points)  Absence (for non-excused only) (-5 points) You are expected come to class AND participate every day. You can receive 5 points for classroom participation for every class period. You have the potential to lose points for participation by being tardy or receiving a redirection. If you are present, on-time, and participate in class activities you will receive all 5 points daily. How deductions work:  Tardy (-2 points)  One-redirection (-1 point)  2- redirections (-3 points)  Removal from class (-5 points)  Absence (for non-excused only) (-5 points)

11 Class Website  Tinyurl.com/KMCH-Talcott

12 About Mr. T

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15 Memphis!

16 Get to know you  Name, year  Something fun you did this Summer  Your answer to “If you could change anything in the world, what would you change?”  Name, year  Something fun you did this Summer  Your answer to “If you could change anything in the world, what would you change?”

17 Government Notes  Why is government an important topic to study?

18 Government  The group of people who govern the country

19 Government  The group of people who govern the country

20 Government  The group of people who govern the country  Govern: something that officially and legally makes the rules  The group of people who govern the country  Govern: something that officially and legally makes the rules

21 Government  In your notes, write your own definition of “Government”

22 Different Types of Government

23  Democracy  Autocracy  Oligarchy  Monarchy  Democracy  Autocracy  Oligarchy  Monarchy

24 Different Types of Government  Democracy  A system of government where people vote to make decisions  Autocracy  Oligarchy  Monarchy  Democracy  A system of government where people vote to make decisions  Autocracy  Oligarchy  Monarchy

25 Different Types of Government  Democracy  A system of government where people vote to make decisions  Ex. USA, Canada, France, Germany, etc.  Autocracy  Oligarchy  Monarchy  Democracy  A system of government where people vote to make decisions  Ex. USA, Canada, France, Germany, etc.  Autocracy  Oligarchy  Monarchy

26 Different Types of Government  Democracy  A system of government where people vote to make decisions  Ex. USA, Canada, France, Germany, etc.  Autocracy  A system of government where one person has all of the power  Oligarchy  Monarchy  Democracy  A system of government where people vote to make decisions  Ex. USA, Canada, France, Germany, etc.  Autocracy  A system of government where one person has all of the power  Oligarchy  Monarchy

27 Different Types of Government  Democracy  A system of government where people vote to make decisions  Ex. USA, Canada, France, Germany, etc.  Autocracy  A system of government where one person has all of the power  Ex. North Korea, Hitler’s Germany, Egypt, Syria, Libya  Oligarchy  Monarchy  Democracy  A system of government where people vote to make decisions  Ex. USA, Canada, France, Germany, etc.  Autocracy  A system of government where one person has all of the power  Ex. North Korea, Hitler’s Germany, Egypt, Syria, Libya  Oligarchy  Monarchy

28 Different Types of Government  Democracy  A system of government where people vote to make decisions  Ex. USA, Canada, France, Germany, etc.  Autocracy  A system of government where one person has all of the power  Ex. North Korea, Hitler’s Germany  Oligarchy  A system of government that is run by a small group of people or an organization  Monarchy  Democracy  A system of government where people vote to make decisions  Ex. USA, Canada, France, Germany, etc.  Autocracy  A system of government where one person has all of the power  Ex. North Korea, Hitler’s Germany  Oligarchy  A system of government that is run by a small group of people or an organization  Monarchy

29 Different Types of Government  Democracy  A system of government where people vote to make decisions  Ex. USA, Canada, France, Germany, etc.  Autocracy  A system of government where one person has all of the power  Ex. North Korea, Hitler’s Germany  Oligarchy  A system of government that is run by a small group of people or an organization  Ex. Saudi Arabia, Panem (Hunger Games)  Monarchy  Democracy  A system of government where people vote to make decisions  Ex. USA, Canada, France, Germany, etc.  Autocracy  A system of government where one person has all of the power  Ex. North Korea, Hitler’s Germany  Oligarchy  A system of government that is run by a small group of people or an organization  Ex. Saudi Arabia, Panem (Hunger Games)  Monarchy

30 Different Types of Government  Democracy  A system of government where people vote to make decisions  Ex. USA, Canada, France, Germany, etc.  Autocracy  A system of government where one person has all of the power  Ex. North Korea, Hitler’s Germany  Oligarchy  A system of government that is run by a small group of people or an organization  Ex. Saudi Arabia, Panem (Hunger Games)  Monarchy  A government that is ruled by a family lineage (King or queen) that usually carries some divine right  Democracy  A system of government where people vote to make decisions  Ex. USA, Canada, France, Germany, etc.  Autocracy  A system of government where one person has all of the power  Ex. North Korea, Hitler’s Germany  Oligarchy  A system of government that is run by a small group of people or an organization  Ex. Saudi Arabia, Panem (Hunger Games)  Monarchy  A government that is ruled by a family lineage (King or queen) that usually carries some divine right

31 Different Types of Government  Democracy  A system of government where people vote to make decisions  Ex. USA, Canada, France, Germany, etc.  Autocracy  A system of government where one person has all of the power  Ex. North Korea, Hitler’s Germany  Oligarchy  A system of government that is run by a small group of people or an organization  Ex. Saudi Arabia, Panem (Hunger Games)  Monarchy  A government that is ruled by a family lineage (King or queen) that usually carries some divine right  Ex. England, Qatar, Norway, Sweden, Spain  Democracy  A system of government where people vote to make decisions  Ex. USA, Canada, France, Germany, etc.  Autocracy  A system of government where one person has all of the power  Ex. North Korea, Hitler’s Germany  Oligarchy  A system of government that is run by a small group of people or an organization  Ex. Saudi Arabia, Panem (Hunger Games)  Monarchy  A government that is ruled by a family lineage (King or queen) that usually carries some divine right  Ex. England, Qatar, Norway, Sweden, Spain

32 Scenarios

33 Discussion  What are some advantages and disadvantages of each form of government?

34 Writing an Argument  Claim  Evidence  Analysis  Claim  Evidence  Analysis

35 Writing an Argument  Claim: Your answer to the question  Evidence: Example from personal experience or a text  Analysis: How the Evidence proves your claim  Claim: Your answer to the question  Evidence: Example from personal experience or a text  Analysis: How the Evidence proves your claim

36 Ex. Who is the best Bball player in the world?

37  LeBron James is the best basketball player in the world because he is statistically better and he has the awards to prove it.

38 Ex. Who is the best Bball player in the world?  LeBron James is the best basketball player in the world because he is statistically better and he has the awards to prove it. LeBron James averages 7.2 rebounds, 6.9 assists, and 27.5 points per game (NBA.com). Those statistics alone are fantastic; however, LeBron James outperforms most basketball players in all three categories. No other player comes close. James has also won four NBA MVP awards, two championship rings, and two Olympic gold medals (NBA.com). His trophy case is full of awards that only the best players receive. He has received everyone of these awards multiple times, only solidifying his position as the best player in the world.

39 Exit Ticket  Write an argument about which form of government you think is best and why. You should have two forms of evidence: from the notes, common knowledge, or personal experience.  Make sure to discuss both strengths and weaknesses for your chosen form of government.  Write an argument about which form of government you think is best and why. You should have two forms of evidence: from the notes, common knowledge, or personal experience.  Make sure to discuss both strengths and weaknesses for your chosen form of government.


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