American Government/World Geography

Grade 9

Mr. Donnelly

 

Readings and Topics for 2002-2003

 

Required texts:

American Government (1st and 2nd quarters)

American Government in Christian Perspective (1997)

* Note: We will also use handouts from Skousen, The Making of America: The Substance and Meaning of the Constitution (1985), as well as from other sources

 

World Geography (3rd and 4th quarters)

World Geography in Christian Perspective (1998)

* Note: We will also be using handouts from other sources.

 

1st Quarter

 

Week One:                   America: A Unique Nation

Aug. 27-30                  American Government, pp. 3-14

                                    Handout(s)

 

Week Two:                  Paper due on Tuesday

Sep. 3-6

Government Under God

                                    American Government, pp. 15-37

                                    Handout(s)

                                   

Week Three:                Paper due on Monday

Sep. 9-13

The Shaping of the American Republic

                                    American Government, pp. 39-53

                                    Handout(s)

                                                                                               

Weeks Four & Five:     Papers due on Monday, Sept. 16, and Monday, Sept. 23

Sep. 16-27                  

The U.S. Constitution

                                    American Government, pp. 57-73

                                    Handout(s)

 

Weeks Six & Seven:     Papers due on Monday, Sept. 30, and Monday, Oct. 7

Sep. 30 – Oct. 11

The U.S. Congress

                                    American Government, pp. 75-97

                                    Handout(s)

 

Week Eight:                  Paper due on Tuesday

Oct. 15-18

The Presidency

American Government, pp. 100-117

                                    Handout(s)

 

2nd Quarter:

 

Week One:                   Paper due on Monday

Oct. 21-25

The Bureaucracy

                                    American Government, pp. 119-138

                                    Handout(s)

 

Weeks Two:                 Paper due on Monday

Oct. 28-Nov. 1

Federal Courts/Supreme Court

            American Government, pp. 139-152

                                    Handout(s)

 

Week Three:                Paper due on Monday

Nov. 4-8                     

Bill of Rights and Other Amendments

                                    American Government, pp. 153-171

 

Week Four:                  Paper due on Monday

Nov. 12-15                             

American Federalism

American Government, pp. 175-187

 

Week Five:                   Paper due on Monday

Nov. 18-22

State and Local Government

                                    American Government, pp. 189-215

                       

Week Six:                    Paper due on Monday

Nov. 25-26

                                    * Thanksgiving Surprise *

 

Week Seven:                No paper due

Dec. 2-6

The American Citizen

American Government, pp. 217-236

           

Weeks Eight & Nine:    No papers due

Dec. 9-20

Student Teachers

           

                                    Summing Up              

                                   

CHRISTMAS BREAK (DECEMBER 21-JANUARY 1)

 

3rd Quarter

 

Week One:                   No paper due

Jan. 2-3

* January Surprise *

           

Week Two:                  No paper due

Jan. 6-10

The Earth: God’s Gift to Man

                                    World Geography, pp. 3-21

Handout(s)

 

Week Three:                Paper due on Monday

Jan. 13-17

Mankind: God’s Special Creation

                                    World Geography, pp. 22-27

                                    Handout(s)

                                   

Week Four                   Paper due on Tuesday

Jan. 21-24

The Geographer’s Craft

                                    World Geography, pp. 27-39

                                    Handout(s)

 

Week Five:                   Paper due on Monday

Jan. 27-31

                                    The Middle East

                                    World Geography, pp. 39-55

                                    Handout(s)

 

Week Six:                    Paper due on Monday

Feb. 3-7          

                                    Continental and Southern Asia

                                    World Geography, pp. 55-66 

                                    Handout(s)      

 

Week Seven:                Paper due on Monday

Feb. 10-14

                                    The Far East

                                    World Geography, pp. 67-84

                                    Handout(s)

 

FEBRUARY VACATION (FEBRUARY 15-23)

 

Weeks Eight & Nine:    No paper due Monday, Feb. 24

Feb. 24-March 7          Paper due Monday, March 3

 

                                    Europe

                                    World Geography, pp. 86-124

                                    Handout(s)

 

Week Ten:                   Paper due on Monday

March 10-14

                                    Africa – Part I

                                    World Geography, pp. 126-162         

                                    Handout(s)

 

4th Quarter

 

Week One:                   Paper due on Monday

March 17-21   

                                    Africa – Part II

                                    World Geography, pp. 126-162         

                                    Handout(s)

 

Weeks Two:                 Paper due on Monday

March 24-28

                                    Australia & The Pacific

                                    World Geography, pp. 164-179

                                    Handout(s)

 

Week Three:                Paper due on Monday

March 31-April 4        

                                    Antarctica

                                    World Geography, pp. 179-182

                                    Handout(s)

 

Weeks Four & Five:     Papers due on Monday, April 7, and Monday, April 14

April 7-17

                                    United States & Canada

                                    World Geography, pp. 185-219

                                    Handout(s)

 

SPRING BREAK (APRIL 18-25)

 

Week Six:                    No Paper due

April 28-May 2           

* April special *

                                   

Week Seven:                Paper due on Monday

May 5-9

                                    Middle America

                                    World Geography, pp. 236-261

                                    Handout(s)

 

Week Eight:                  Paper due on Monday

May 12-16

                                    South America

                                    World Geography, pp. 236-261

                                    Handout(s)

 

Weeks Nine & Ten:      No papers due

May 19-30

Student Teachers

 

                                    Summing Up

                                   

 

HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!                                 

 

 

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