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The Declaration of Independence

Above, the dramatic recreation of the vote for Independence in the HBO mini-series John Adams. Below the official trailer for the movie.  

Below, a series of podcasts that should help you better understand the meaning of the Declaration of Independence. Each is between two and four minutes long.   The Declaration document (and subsequent podcasts) are broken into an Introduction – seven individual stanza’s – and a Conclusion.  The layout corresponds with the required memorization of the Declaration.  Please go here to find the color coded copy of the document.

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Terms / Podcasts for CA#2 – Government – Basic Principles

Use the following podcasts to review for CA #2 – The Principles of Government

In an effort to improve understanding of key terms I’ll be posting MP3 podcasts of “terms to study” regularly throughout the semester.  These terms will serve as a core for unit comprehension and exams.  Each is also listed in the classroom on the front whiteboard and will be targeted for class discussion.  When I place a numeral that corresponds to a particular class hour next to the term on the front board, I will assume that all students in that particular class hour understands the term.  Any student can veto my decision by a simple veto.   We will continue to work through the definition until that student is comfortable with the term.  However, one the class hour numeral is on the board, quizzes will be drawn from the corresponding term.   All quizzes are two terms 10 point essay answers (twenty point total) and are based on a working understanding of the word; that means you’ll be answering in essay format.  I am also posting audio podcasts of many of them below.  Each podcast is two to five minutes in length.

Quizzes will be often and unannounced.  So it is important for you to review your notes and the below podcasts regularly throughout the semester.  Terms will also serve as a basis for Common Assessments.  Consequently a good way to review for the Common Assessments would be to listen to the podcasts.

Terms in blue have been podcasted. Merely go to the term and you will find the podcast in MP3 format.

CHAPTER ONE – PRINCIPLES OF GOVERNMENT

1/ 1  Government & the State

1/ 2  Forms of Government

 

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PODCASTS – (Economics) – Chapter 2 “Economic Systems”

In an effort to improve understanding of key terms in Economics I’ll post MP3 podcasts of “terms to study” regularly throughout the semester.  These terms will serve as a core for unit comprehension and exams.  Each is also listed in the classroom on the front whiteboard and will be targeted for class discussion.  When I place a numeral that corresponds to a particular class hour next to the term Unknown-2on the front board, I will assume that all students in that particular class hour understands the term.  Any student can veto my decision by simply raising their hand and asking for a clarification.   We will continue to work through the definition until that student is comfortable with the term.  However, once the class hour numeral is on the board, quizzes will be drawn from the corresponding term.   All quizzes are two terms 10 point essay answers (twenty point total) and are based on a working understanding of the word; that means you’ll be answering in essay format.

Quizzes will be often and unannounced.  So it is important for you to review your notes and the below podcasts regularly throughout the semester.  Terms will also serve as a basis for Unit Tests and the Final Exam.  Consequently a good way to review would be to listen to the podcasts.

Terms below in blue have been podcasted. Merely go to the term and you will find the podcast in MP3 format.

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Podcasts 1.1 & 1.2 – Intro to Economics

In an effort to improve understanding of key terms I’ll be posting MP3 podcasts of “terms to study” regularly Unknown-2throughout the semester.  These terms will serve as a core for unit comprehension and exams.  Each is also listed in the classroom on the front whiteboard and will be targeted for class discussion.  When I place a numeral that corresponds to a particular class hour next to the term on the front board, I will assume that all students in that particular class hour understands the term.  Any student can veto my decision by a simple veto.   We will continue to work through the definition until that student is comfortable with the term.  However, one the class hour numeral is on the board, quizzes will be drawn from the corresponding term.   All quizzes are two terms 10 point essay answers (twenty point total) and are based on a working understanding of the word; that means you’ll be answering in essay format.  I am also posting audio podcasts of many of them below.  Each podcast is two to five minutes in length.

Quizzes will be often and unannounced.  So it is important for you to review your notes and the below podcasts regularly throughout the semester.  Terms will also serve as a basis for Common Assessments.  Consequently a good way to review for the Common Assessments would be to listen to the podcasts.

Terms in blue have been podcasted. Merely go to the term and you will find the podcast in MP3 format.

CHAPTER ONE – INTRO TO ECONOMICS

1/ 1  Scarcity and Factors of Production

1-2 – Opportunity Cost

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Podcast and Website Essentials

This college funding thing is critical.  And knowledge is power.  With that in mind – it is vital that you thoroughly understand each of the terms listed below.  I’ve created (2:00 to 4:00) audio podcasts on each in order that you might better understand the term.  A related website in red accompanies it.  Also, since this whole college thing is dependent on a team effort between you and your parents, a great way to get moving, would be for you and mom and dad to sit down together and listen to each of the following podcasts.

Whatever way it shakes out, these are the nuts and bolts of what you will need to know.

The Basics when it comes to “Paying for College”

Podcasts in blue Websites in red

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