Room 2B HIVE
Citizens pollinating our future with civic understanding.
Ideals of Democracy
Types of Democracy
Art. of Confed.
Principles of Gov't
In My Shoes:
Role Playing American Government and Politics
Oprah said it succinctly, “Leadership is about empathy. It is about having the ability to relate to and connect with people for the purpose of inspiring and empowering their lives.” This is not new. Women’s Rights advocate, suffragette and poet Mary T. Lathrap wrote in 1895:
Just walk a mile in his moccasins
Before you abuse, criticize and accuse.
If just for one hour, you could find a way
To see through his eyes, instead of your own muse.
In each of our five (5) units of study in American Government and Politics you will be invited to connect with relevant players. To better understand government and politics, walk in the shoes of those who have and continue to shape our government and politics. The end result will not only improve our understanding; provide practice of essential skills; but also inspire and empower our own civic engagement. Welcome. Get ready to “take the time to walk a mile in [their] moccasins.”
1. What is the funny?
2. How and why has the Presidential nomination process grown political?
3. Investigate how court appointments have become important campaign issues.
1. What is the funny?
2. What is the purpose of history? What is the purpose of a monument? How should we decide what gets studied?
3. How does the First Amendment complicate this issue?
In The News
The Many Dimensions of the Chief Justice's ...Term
by Linda Greenhouse
For once, the conventional wisdom was right: The Supreme Court term that ended last week was a triumph for Chief Justice John Roberts. But, as usual, the conventional wisdom skims the surface, focusing on the obvious: his steering of the court toward a center comfortably aligned with public opinion, and protecting it from an institutionally destructive alliance with a president who assumed the court would do his bidding.
Solving a Monumental Problem
by Eric Gibson
Late last month the National Trust for Historic Preservation issued a “Statement on Confederate Monuments.” The Trust’s mission is “to save America’s historic sites” and “tell the full American story.”
Not this time. Because “most Confederate monuments were intended to serve as a celebration of Lost Cause mythology and to advance the ideas of white supremacy,” the statement read, “the National Trust supports their removal from our public spaces ..."