Monday, October 14, 2019

2.4 due 10/18 Chapter 5 Political Parties Vocabulary

Chapter 5 Political Parties Vocabulary Review

Communicating as an American citizen, involves a working knowledge of the key terms related to the functions of our government. Take time to study, practice and familiarize yourself with political party vocabulary terms on quizlet.
Directions: Go to quizlet Learn the vocabulary words and play through 4 activities on quizlet. Select 6 words that were challenging for you. Define the 6 words. Use each word in a sentence and post the 6 words with the definitions and sentences on the discussion board.
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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

2.3 The Electoral College Due 10/11

The Electoral Process

Directions: Read the Following Article and view the videos below, answer the questions below, complete the vocabulary exercise on Quizlet.  and post your responses. Complete 4 activities on quizlet. Select 4 words you needed help with. You will post on the discussion board: 4 words you needed help with, Define the 4 words. Use the 4  words in a sentence.  

What is the Electoral College

Have you ever been to the Electoral College???? Of course you have not because the Electoral College is not a place, it is a process. The Electoral College is a unique system outlined in our Constitution. Read the article below taken from

The Electoral College is a process, not a place. The founding fathers established it in the Constitution as a compromise between election of the President by a vote in Congress and election of the President by a popular vote of qualified citizens.
The Electoral College process consists of the selection of the electors, the meeting of the electors where they vote for President and Vice President, and the counting of the electoral votes by Congress.
The Electoral College consists of 538 electors. A majority of 270 electoral votes is required to elect the President. Your state’s entitled allotment of electors equals the number of members in its Congressional delegation: one for each member in the House of Representatives plus two for your Senators. Read more about the allocation of electoral votes.
Under the 23rd Amendment of the Constitution, the District of Columbia is allocated 3 electors and treated like a state for purposes of the Electoral College. For this reason, in the following discussion, the word “state” also refers to the District of Columbia.
Each candidate running for President in your state has his or her own group of electors. The electors are generally chosen by the candidate’s political party, but state laws vary on how the electors are selected and what their responsibilities are. Read more about the qualifications of the Electors and restrictions on who the Electors may vote for.
The presidential election is held every four years on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November. You help choose your state’s electors when you vote for President because when you vote for your candidate you are actually voting for your candidate’s electors. (downloaded from:, 10/24/2014) 

 Video Clips:

Please respond to the following questions:

  1. Describe how the body of electors are selected and the role they play in the elections of the President.
  2. Why did the Framers of the Constitution call for the President to be elected by the body of electors?
  3. How many electors does each state have?
  4. Quizlet: Complete 4 activities, select 4 words you needed help with. List the Q4 vocabulary words, with the definitions and used in a sentence. 

Monday, September 30, 2019

2.2 How Would You Vote: Due Oct 4th

How Would You Vote?

This class is about American Government in preparation for you to become a voting American citizen. The next Presidential election is in 2020....and you will be eligible to vote. Which of the potential candidates resonate with your ideology and views on political issue. So how would you vote? Take the following online survey.

  1. Go to 
  2. On the left side of the web page in the green column, you will see a blue link that reads “Take the test” (it is the second link). Click on that. 
  3. Answer the questions on all six pages of the test (take your best shot – some are a little confusing ), and then click on the button that reads “Now let’s see where you stand.” 
  4. A page will appear that reads “About the Political Compass.” Scroll down until you see the heading that reads “Your Political Compass” with a graph underneath it. 
  5. Click on the blue link below your graph that reads, “Show graph on a separate page for printing.” Answer the following questions and post your answer.
  • Look at your graph and answer the following questions as a blog post:
  • Where do you fall on the graph? Describe your placement.
  • What famous political figure do you stand nearest to?What personal experiences have helped shape your ideology stand?
  2.  Take the quiz – make sure to indicate both your issue position AND the level of importance! Then click “Show My Results” and print out the results!
  3. Answer the following questions: 
  •  Which potential presidential candidates most and least match your positions?
  • Any surprises?
  • Which issues are a priority to you and why?

Monday, September 23, 2019

2.1 Welcome/Intro/ due date: 9/27

Welcome to the Parkview Government History Discussion Board 

Parkview's Government Discussion Board Blog, the place to interact with the instructor and classmates to discuss important events in our nation's history. To begin our blog it is important to know the expectations and rules.

All postings titles will be marked by the school month and school week and due date. For example, this is the first week posting for month 2, and the title is "2.1 Introduction due 9/27" 

You are required to make 2 posts on the discussion board every week. The first post is your response to the questions posted. The work is to be your own, plagiarism will result in a failing grade. The second response is a comment to a classmates post.

Due date: Discussion Board responses are due by Friday of the week of the posting. 

Grades: Discussion Board participation is 10% of your grade. You will get credit for your participation and will be marked down for posting late. Failure to post will earn a grade of a "0" for the week.

Study Guide: Each discussion board question is related to question on the final. Students who complete each posting do better on the final. A more detailed study guide will be provided a few weeks before the final.

Finals: January 13th.  The finals will be multiple choice questions based on the textbook and discussion board. 

Directions for WEEK 2.1 POST: Complete part 1 and part 2. Post your answers. Respond to 1 classmate.

PART 1 :What Is Your History?

This class is about history. In 200-300 words write your history from your beginning to present day. Include a picture of yourself. Be sure to include:

  • your name (the history of why your name was given to you)
  • birthplace
  • 2 or 3 high points in your life
  • places you have lived
  • your favorite year and why
  • at age 18, you will be eligible to vote in our democratic government, what might you hope to achieve with your voting power?

PART 2: Take the quiz: How well do you know the  Constitution?

2. Click on the start button and take the quiz
3. Post your score
4. Describe one question from the quiz that you want to learn more about and why. 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Month 2 .4 due 10/18 How do you exercise the First Amendment?

Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Established in the First Amendment


Watch the Five Rights video. Answer the questions below. Post your answer.

  1. How can you exercise each of the rights protected in the First Amendment in school?
  2. For each of the 5 freedoms listed below, write two or three sentences explaining how you personally exercise this right.
  3. Think of a current event in the news, describe the current event and explain how it relates to the First Amendment.
  4. Comment on a fellow student's post

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people 
peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.