Welcome to Global History I + II's
and PIG/Government 12's WEBPAGE
“Study the past if you would define the future.” ― Confucius
“Hope is the thing with feathersThat perches in the soulAnd sings the tune without the wordsAnd never stops at all.”
― Emily Dickinson
CURRENT TOPICS OF STUDYa) Global History I (Periods 2, 4 and 6) =
- Historical Figure Cover Letter +
Resume Final Project
b) Global History II (Periods 3 and 7) =
- UN Security Council - Middle East Crisis Scenario
* Global History I (Periods 2, 4 and 6) =
1) STAY SAFE AND HEALTHY !
2) Complete this week's COHORT 1 or 2
Google Classroom assignment(s)
* Global History II (Periods 3 and 7) =
1) STAY SAFE AND HEALTHY !
Castle Learning - use your Castle Learning account to help you study/prepare for Global 9 + 10 quizzes and tests! Fordham University - use this link to review Global 9 and 10 content- kind of like an online textbook.
Participation in Government 12
** USE YOUR GOOGLE CLASSROOM PAGE
TO PARTICIPATE AND KEEP UP WITH PIG 12 **
We will spend more time on certain topics than others…
One Foundations of USA’s Democracy: (What is the purpose of government? How is government organized? Which form of government does the USA have? What role(s) does the US Constitution play in the creation and application of government?) Enlightenment ideas, Federalist system, Separation of powers and Checks + Balances, The rule of law, Federal vs. State powers, and the Constitution as a living document/ the Amendment process.
Two Civil Rights and Civil Liberties: (What are the most basic rights of humanity? What is the Bill of Rights? Are any basic rights “absolute”? Should adolescents ever be tried as adults?) The Bill of Rights, civil liberties and rights of the accused, equality before the law, due process and the judicial system, laws and their enforcement, and rights variances due to legal status, location, age or circumstance.
Three Rights, Responsibilities, and Duties of Citizenship: (How can a US citizen become aware of public policies and issues? In what ways does government use media? In what ways does media influence government/ elections? In what ways is one’s freedom/ “free will” limited/ restricted?) Informed citizenship, Personal liberties vs. social responsibilities, Community participation and legal obligations as citizens, and Levels of representation/ seeking public office.
Four Political and Civic Participation: (How do we choose our elected officials? What are political parties, what are they/ what are their philosophies, and why do they exist? How are election campaigns funded? What is my political philosophy and does it align with a current political party? How does one register and participate in voting/ elections?) Federal, state and local elections; Registering to vote as an engaged and informed citizen; Other ways to participate in the electoral process other than voting; Political parties and platforms; and Other ways to be an active citizen/ “grassroots” volunteerism and advocacy.
Five Public Policy: (What issues/ challenges are of concern to US citizens and in what way(s) do local, state, and/or federal levels of government address/ attempt to find solutions?) Local, state and federal governments’ shaping and/ or responding to public policy issues and challenges, such as:
Taxes and budgets/ spending
Welfare and Poverty
Illegal Drug Policies + Enforcement
Lobbying/ Special Interest Groups
Local Concerns/ Issues