Personal Budget Project

May 28, 2013

Budget spreadsheet
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 Homework

April 16, 2013

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.

Tips on the Legislative Process Project

January 15, 2013

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 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:

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!

Legislative Process Project

January 2, 2013

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

Homework for Friday 12/7

December 5, 2012

In preparation for Friday’s discussion on gun control and the 2nd Amendment, watch Peter van Uhm’s TED talk on Why I chose a gun.

If you are a discussion leader, it would be especially helpful for you to read some of the comments following the talk as well.

MLA formatting

October 17, 2012

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.

Sample MLA paper

Candidates Research Paper

October 2, 2012

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.

Candidates Research Paper

Homework due 9/14

September 11, 2012

Watch the TED talk here:

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?


News Packs for Prediction Paper

March 20, 2012

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!

News Pack 1 or News Pack 1

News Pack 2 or News Pack 2

News Pack 3 or News Pack 3

News Pack 5 or News Pack 5

Regents Review Schedule

May 10, 2011

Review reading schedule
Here’s the reading schedule to prepare for the Regents next month.


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