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Room 2B HIVE

Citizens pollinating our future with civic understanding.

What is Room 2B HIVE?

Find an entire government and politics curriculum here in Room 2B HIVE. Here we pollinate our future with civic understanding.

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2.1

Congress

2.2

Congress/Powers

2.3

Congress/Behavior

2.4

President

2.5

President/Checks

2.6

Pres./Expansion

2.7

Communication

2.10

Courts in Action

2

INTERACTION

AMONG

BRANCHES

of

GOVERNMENT

2.11

Courts/Checks

2.12

Bureaucracy

2.13

Rule Making

2.14

Accountability

2.15

Policy-Making

2

Branches

ASSESSMENTS

2.8

Judicial Branch

2.9

Court Legitimacy

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.”

SCORING RUBRIC COMING SOON

'Toon In

1. What is the funny?

2. Explain why it is difficult

    for Congress to act     

    quickly.  List specific

    checks.

3. Should Congress be

    empowered to act quickly

    in an emergency? Explain.

'Toon In

1. What is the funny?

2. Explain the advise and

    consent power of the

    Senate. Why was this given

    to the Senate?

3. Compare total judicial

    confirmations from three

    different presidencies. 

    Similar? 

In The News

How Powerful is the President?  

by Gary Hart

 

In 1975, after public revelations of intelligence abuses concealed from all but a handful of members of Congress, the United States Senate created a temporary committee to study the nation's spy agencies - something no standing committee had ever attempted.

What came to be known as the Church Committee, after its chairman, Senator Frank Church of Idaho, recommended reforms, including the creation of a permanent Intelligence Oversight Committee...

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 ..."

 

Listen to the podcast above and complete the following exercise.

"Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool under all circumstances." T. Jefferson

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