SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AND OTHER GREAT ADVENTURES





Note: great resource to aid your study- based on a different text but still worthwhile for review
http://college.cengage.com/polisci/wilson/am_gov/11e/resources/wilson_11e_sg.html



Check this one out! National Youth Leadership Council on National Security.


Pursuing a career in the field of government service takes a unique brand of leadership. The National Youth Leadership Forum on National Security offers students an inside look at the many opportunities availableScreen_shot_2009-09-25_at_September-25-09.1041._WILSON_R_HOT_1_m.jpg, as well as providing interaction with highly regarded senior civilian policy makers and military officers.
You'll have a chance to really meet and talk to policy makers. Looks fantastic on your resume and it is an outstanding program. The 2009-2010 program will be in the Spring. Check out the link and I'll be happy to nominate you but I also think you can simply sign up.

http://www.nylf.org/ns/index.cfm




Easily find how the text of the Constitution relates to today in an interactive slide show.
[[http://ratify.constitutioncenter.org/constitution/index_no_flash.php]]
|National Constitution Center Interactive Constitution]]


The Challenge of Democracy (Kenneth Janda), Houghton Mifflin 9th edition
[[http://college.hmco.com/polisci/janda/chall_dem/9e/instructor_home.html]]

United States Senate
[[http://www.senate.gov/|http://www.senate.gov]]

United States House of Representatives
[[http://www.house.gov/|http://www.house.gov]]

The Bill of Rights Institute
[[http://www.billofrightsinstitute.org]]

The White House
[[http://www.whitehouse.gov]]

The Electoral College
[[http://www.fec.gov/pdf/eleccoll.pdf]]

Kids Voting USA
[[http://www.kidsvotingusa.org]]


Supreme Cases reources "Oye Oyez Oyez"
[[http://www.oyez.org]]

College Board Website -- AP US Government & Politics
[[http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/usgov/samp.html?usgovpol]]


C-SPAN
[[http://www.c-span.org]]

SIRS
[[http://sks.sirs.com]]

Hippocampus. org (See multimedia help for a variety of AP books!)
[[http://www.hippocampus.org/?select-textbook=42]]

Politico -- Play games and learn about updates of the elections
[[http://www.politico.com]]

The Living Room Candidate
[[http://livingroomcandidate.org]]

Fantasy Congress (like Fantasy Football!)
[[http://www.fantasycongress.com]]


History Now - Interactive Site -  Landmark Supreme Court Cases that every high school student
should know!
[[http://www.historynow.org/04_2008/interactive.html]]

Constitutional Academy.  This six-week long summer distance learning program is being offered
through the Bill of Rights Institute.  The program is open to high school students who will be
juniors and seniors during the 2009-2010 school year.  The culmination will be a week-long residential
program in Washington, DC.  In addition, three college credits can be earned at no additional
cost.
 
For more information about the program, how to apply and scholarships go to:
[[http://www.constacademy.org]]/.  The application deadline is April 17, 2009 but will be accepted
and evaluated on a rolling basis.
[[http://www.constacademy.org]]

Foundation for Teaching Economics; week-long seminars at various universities around the country
on the subject of economics.  Highly interactive and fun.  Free!  You only have to pay your
transportation costs to the location.  Over 15 sites - "Economics for Leaders" program.
[[http://www.fte.org]]



STUDY GUIDES: constitution http://www.constitutionbee.org/user/


STANDARD CLASS PROCEDURES, EXAMPLES, EXPECTATIONS

Discussion Board/Extending the Conversation Blogs Expectations

Discussion Board/Extending the Conversation Blogs Rubric

An example of a connections summary

Mrs. Lynde's Writing Rules:

Sample Summary of Readings

Reading Summary Rubric

Top Ten Terms

Congressional Demographics: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Members_of_the_111th_United_States_Congress