Use the Excel spreadsheet linked above to enter your Spending Record. Ultimately you will be creating a monthly budget for yourself considering this data.
A Penny Saved comic
Your homework using the comic A Penny Saved is due on Thursday, April 18. If you did not finish the reading in class on Tuesday, you can open the comic book file from the link above.
Your project is due this Friday–there is no possibility to turn it in late because the semester will be over. Please make sure that you use your time wisely in class today to get this done.
For step 3, use congress.gov to find out which committees each bill has been referred to. You will have to use your own reasoning to determine the reason for referral. Why would each committee been concerned about the bill you’ve listed?
Step 4: For one of your bills, find one lobbying group that supports the bill and one lobbying group that opposes the bill. Find information about why each group has the views they do. This directory may help you: http://pag.vancouver.wsu.edu/
Step 5: Find the bill on your topic that went to a vote in either the House or Senate or both. For your two Senators and your Representative, find out how they all vote on the bill (yes or no).
If none of your bills went to a vote, please note in part 5 and then go on to Step 6.
Step 6: Please type your answer directly after the instructions for Step 6. Your answer does not need to be double-spaced or use a Works Cited page. If you did the first 5 steps well, they will be your Works Cited.
Be sure to study for your final exam tomorrow!
For the last couple weeks of the semester, we will be learning about the legislative process. You will be completing an accompanying project. All the instructions are in the following document. Please download it and save it (with your name) to your email.
Legislative Process project
The beginning of this research paper is not formatted according to MLA style. Open the file and correctly format the heading, title, opening paragraph, header, and Works Cited page. If you need help on how to do this correctly, please ask. You must get your corrections approved before you can move on to researching/writing your paper on the candidates’ proposals.
Your current ongoing project is the Candidates Research Paper. One part of it is due each Friday, starting on October 5. It is in your best interest to start this early in order to finish it on time. If you have any questions, please refer to the assignment sheet or ask Mrs. Conn in class.
Watch the TED talk here: http://www.ted.com/talks/ivan_krastev_can_democracy_exist_without_trust.html
As you are watching consider the nature of trust. Who/what do you trust? Why? How has trust in our government changed? What can be done for the government to regain the people’s trust?
Your Prediction Paper is due this Friday (March 23). If you would like to read the articles again, they are posted below. They are currently in different versions of Word. I’ll also post them tonight as pdf files for those of you who may not have Word. Good luck!