Classroom Resources / Unit Plans
- FRONTLINE: "Inside Obama's Presidency"
- FRONTLINE: "Climate of Doubt"
- FRONTLINE: "The Secret War"
- FRONTLINE: "Top Secret America"
- Political Ideology Survey
- Political Compass Survey
- Barack Obama on the Issues Website
- Mitt Romney on the Issues Website
- Affirmative Action Video
- Death Penalty Interactive Map
- Economy: U.S. Department of Labor
- Embryonic Stem Cell Research Video
- The Energy Debate Website
- Global Warming Debate Video
- Gun Ownership Interactive Map
- Health Reform by the Numbers
- Health Reform in 3 Minutes
- Saturday Night Live Presidential Skits
- The Electoral College
- Types of Government Video
- Sixty Minutes: Inside Syria's Civil War
- Team #1: The Magna Carta & the Declaration of Independence Prezi
- Team #1: The Declaration of Independence
- Team #2: The Legislative Branch
- Team #2: The Legislative Branch
- Team #2: How Parliament is Organized
- Team #2: UK Parliament and US Congress
- Team #3: The Bill of Rights
- Team #3: The English Bill of Rights and the U.S. Bill of Rights
Welcome to Moulton's 'We The People' Webpage!
Overview--'We The People' is a heterogeneous (mixed ability level) class that takes a look at the foundations of our American political ideals and explores how those beliefs shape our students today.
We will begin our journey by learning the differences between liberals and conservatives, as well as Democrats and Republicans, through a series of classroom activites. The students will then learn where their own ideologies fit in and analyze the sources of their opinions.
We will also take a philosophical and historical look at our system of government and understand how our plan of government and our rights have struggled to evolve throughout this great experiment we call a democracy.
It is my intent to make this course as real and as relevant as possible. Students and parents are encouraged to stay well informed about the local, national, and international events so we can actively examine these issues and create a dialogue about the very key question that divides many Americans' beliefs: What should be the role of our American government?
Site Navigation--Please note that you have a series of menus located at the right-hand side of this web page. Please take a moment to become familiar with the resources that I have posted in order to help access any information that you need.
Daily Updates--In the space provided below on this very webpage, I will be posting the agenda for each WTP class so that parents and students may be well informed about classroom activities and assignments that occurred during our class time together. It is my hope that students will check in frequently to this webpage to serve as a reminder for homework assignments, tests, or projects, as well as to update any students who were absent from class.
Moreover, I hope that parents will use this page to monitor our daily agenda to help ensure their student's success.
- Review Unit One: Where are we now? What have we done so far?
- Guided Practice Assessment: As a class, assess the guided practice with the provided rubric on worksheet pages 19-22.
- HOMEWORK: Come to class with a rough outline of what you will use for Learning Intentions 1-5. Tomorrow we will have a work session dedicated to completing our Learning Intentions for our Political Autobiography.
- Pre-Quiz: Political Ideologies--You Decide via PowerPoint.
- Work Session: Complete Learning Intentions, self-assess, and teacher assess.
- HOMEWORK: Be sure to have Learning Intentions 1-3 done by the end of class today. If not, please complete these as HOMEWORK so you can stay on schedule. We will complete Learning Intentnions 4 & 5 on Thursday and Friday.
- Work Session: Complete Learning Intention #4.
- HOMEWORK: Stay on schedule.
- Work Session: Complete Learning Intention #5.
- HOMEWORK: Finish Political Autobiography Learning Intentions that need attention.