Filing income taxes

March 21, 2016

Go to the IRS website for students: IRS Learning Module

With a partner, work through Modules 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 10, and 12. See if you can help the people in the simulations complete their taxes.

Foreign Policy Issues

January 6, 2016

Choose several of the links below to read about events and concerns in different parts of the world.  Then using the chart of US National Interests and Foreign Policy tools, write an explanation of whether these occurrences conflict with our national interests and provide some suggestions of how the US could use its foreign policy tools to help address these situations.


Saudi Arabia-Iran

North Korea

African worries




Classes for Friday, Dec 11

December 11, 2015

I’m sorry that I’m not able to be with you today. I should be back on Monday.  For those of you who like to work ahead, your assignments for next week are below.

Participation in Government

Here is the packet for the vides: Government HW Week 11

AP Macroeconomics

Here’s your assignments for next week. Note that you will be working in Chapter 15. AP Macroeconomics Chapter 15 homework 2015


Political Party Platforms

November 12, 2015

Please use the following links to access the major parties’ political platforms.

Democrats’ Party Platform

Republicans’ Party Platform

Public Policy Project Outline

November 4, 2015

Use the following Word document as a guideline for your Public Policy Project Outline.  Keep it open while you are doing research and add facts to the outline as soon as you find the information.  Also, record the source right away so you won’t have to search for it again later.

Public Policy Project Outline

AP Macroeconomics Unit 5 homework

January 15, 2015

This Word file contains all the homework assigned for Unit 5.

AP Macroeconomics unit 5 homework

Homework #9

November 17, 2014

Homework #9 has two sections for you to read and answer questions about.

Section 1 is due Tuesday, November 18:

Section 2 is due on Thursday, November 20:

Homework #7

October 20, 2014

Homework Pack #7 has open-ended questions about your opinion based on the readings.  Be sure to answer completely with depth.

Section 1 due Tuesday:

Section 2 due Wednesday:

Section 3 due Thursday:

Homework #6

October 14, 2014

To complete homework #6, you need to read the assigned sections on Documents of Freedom. The first section is “Rights and Responsibilities” and is due on Wednesday ( The second section is “The Virtues Required of Citizens in a Free Society” and is due on Thursday ( Please be sure to answer all questions thoroughly and with complete sentences.

Homework for Tuesday (9/22)

September 22, 2014

Homework Pack #3 due Wednesday, September 24

Section 1:  Complete this section before class on September 23.

Read pages 181-188 from your packet handed out in class. Then answer the following questions.

  1. Define the following words as they relate to US government.

Public bill



Pocket veto

Roll-call vote

  1. Why do you think the number of private bills has declined in recent years?

3.Does the complexity of the lawmaking process make it more or less likely that effective bills will be passed? Explain.

  1. Is it possible for all members of Congress to keep informed of all bills under consideration? What are the implications of this?