AP Government

Unit 2 in-class assignments for Feb 20 to Feb 27

(see Blackboard or Geocities links)

 

Feb 20(B) and Feb 23(A)

 

Click on the link below to access the Frontline presentation The War Briefing.

 

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/warbriefing/view/

 

Watch all six segments.  Then click on the link below and use the interview responses under the Analysis section to help answer the following questions.  When completed, print out and bring to class on 3/2(B) and 3/3(A).

 

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/warbriefing/

 

1.     As the new administration comes into office in early 2009, what challenges will it face across the Middle East?

 

2.     Why has the Taliban's resurgence in Afghanistan been fueled by growing dissatisfaction with President Hamid Karzai's government?

 

3.     What threat does the New Pakistani Taliban pose?

 

4.     What are the next president's options for dealing with the isolated, lawless region that's become a safe haven for Al Qaeda and the Taliban?

 

5.     Can any of the successful strategies from the Iraq war be translated to the situation in Afghanistan?

 

 

 

 

 

Homework:  Chapter 20 in Edwards.  Start in class if time remains.  Click on the link below to complete the assignments.  Click on the multiple choice tab in the left side menu.  Answer the questions until all are correct.  Print out the final correct copy and bring to class on 3/2(B) and 3/3(A).  Follow the same procedure for the True/False and the Fill in the Blanks links.  Print out those final correct copies and bring to class on 3/2(B) and 3/3(A).  Prepare for Unit 2 test essays.  Unit 2 Test and Essay# 2 due on 3/4(B) and 3/5(A).  AP PT Review on 3/6(B and 3/9(A).  AP PT on 3/10(B) and 3/11(A).  P-3 E-Congress Committee phase 3/2 to 3/19.  P-3 E-Congress Bill Research Paper due 3/20(A&B) - P-3 E-Congress Floor Vote 3/30 to 4/2.  CGA Test on 3/30(B) and 3/31(A)

http://wps.ablongman.com/long_edwards_ga_12/33/8518/2180772.cw/index.html

 

Feb 24(B) and Feb 25(A)

Click on the link below to access the Frontline presentation Sick Around the World.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/sickaroundtheworld/

 

 

Watch all five segments.  Then answer the following questions.  When completed, print out and bring to class on 3/2(B) and 3/3(A).

 

  1. What does "universal health care" mean? Which countries in the film have universal health care?
  2. In the United States, insurance companies can deny coverage to people who are sick or who have "pre-existing conditions," and they can make a profit. How do these two factors impact American health care?
  3. How do the British pay for their National Health Service? What, according to the film, might Americans not like about the British system?
  4. Japanese citizens visit doctors three times as often as Americans, and have longer life spans and lower infant mortality than Americans. How do the Japanese pay for their health care system?
  5. In Germany, the rich pay for the poor, the ill are covered by the healthy, health insurance continues with or without employment, and doctors, who are private entrepreneurs, make less money than they did before reform.
    • Why will doctors in Germany accept less money?
    • Should the rich pay for the poor when it comes to health insurance?
  6. Taiwan designed its health care system in 1995, after looking at health care in 10-15 other countries.
    • What do you think works well in the Taiwanese system?
    • How is Taiwan struggling to balance the hopes of patients, the needs of doctors and the cost of treatment?
  7. Until 1994, Switzerland linked health insurance to employment; if you lost your job, you lost your insurance. But after the Swiss voted in a new system called LAMal, everyone had to buy health insurance, and insurance companies could not make a profit. Why were the Swiss willing to make this change? Why have people become more supportive of LAMal as time has progressed?

 

  1. At present, between 40 and 50 million Americans are without health insurance. After watching the film, do you believe that providing universal health care should be the policy of the United States? Why or why not?

 

Homework:  Chapter 19 in Edwards.  Start in class if time remains.  Click on the link below to complete the assignments.  Click on the multiple choice tab in the left side menu.  Answer the questions until all are correct.  Print out the final correct copy and bring to class on 3/2(B) and 3/3(A).  Follow the same procedure for the True/False and the Fill in the Blanks links.  Print out those final correct copies and bring to class on 3/2(B) and 3/3(A).  Prepare for Unit 2 test essays.  Unit 2 Test and Essay# 2 due on 3/4(B) and 3/5(A).  AP PT Review on 3/6(B and 3/9(A).  AP PT on 3/10(B) and 3/11(A).  P-3 E-Congress Committee phase 3/2 to 3/19.  P-3 E-Congress Bill Research Paper due 3/20(A&B) - P-3 E-Congress Floor Vote 3/30 to 4/2.  CGA Test on 3/30(B) and 3/31(A)

http://wps.ablongman.com/long_edwards_ga_12/33/8518/2180712.cw/index.html

 

 

Feb 26(B) and Feb 27(A)

Click on the link below to access the Frontline presentation Heat.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/heat/view/

 

 

Watch all nine segments (finish for homework).  Then answer the following questions.  When completed, print out and bring to class on 3/2(B) and 3/3(A).

 

  1. In what ways might climate change affect the way people live?
  2. Describe how our economy and way of life are dependent on fossil fuels.
  3. Describe the problems developing countries face in trying to modernize.
  4. Describe how U.S. policy toward global warming changed between the Kyoto Protocol and the 2007 United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Bali.
  5. Why is the expression “America is addicted to coal” true?
    • Why is “clean coal” technology going to be difficult to implement as an environmentally acceptable fuel for producing electricity?
    • What is President-elect Barack Obama’s position on clean coal?
  6. Historically, what has been the U.S. automakers’ policy on fuel-efficient cars?
    • How has this policy benefited the automakers and cost the American consumer?
  7. Explain how the oil industry’s attitude toward renewable energy is similar to the U.S. automakers’ attitude toward fuel-efficient cars?
  8. Describe the lesson learned after the Clinton administration’s attempt to encourage U.S. automakers to produce fuel-efficient vehicles.
    • Explain why corn-based ethanol might ultimately be an impractical alternative to gasoline.
  9. Describe how Europe has taken the lead in developing fuel-efficient vehicles and renewable energy.
    • How will T. Boone Pickens’ natural gas and wind plan and building more nuclear power plants help address America’s dependence on fossil fuels?
  10. With all the evidence indicating that fossil fuel consumption contributes to global warming, why do you think Congress is still unable to come up with a plan to address the problem?

Homework:  Chapter 18 in Edwards.  Start in class if time remains.  Click on the link below to complete the assignments.  Click on the multiple choice tab in the left side menu.  Answer the questions until all are correct.  Print out the final correct copy and bring to class on 3/2(B) and 3/3(A).  Follow the same procedure for the True/False and the Fill in the Blanks links.  Print out those final correct copies and bring to class on 3/2(B) and 3/3(A).  Prepare for Unit 2 test essays.  Unit 2 Test and Essay# 2 due on 3/4(B) and 3/5(A).  AP PT Review on 3/6(B and 3/9(A).  AP PT on 3/10(B) and 3/11(A).  P-3 E-Congress Committee phase 3/2 to 3/19.   P-3 E-Congress Bill Research Paper due 3/20(A&B) - P-3 E-Congress Floor Vote 3/30 to 4/2.  CGA Test on 3/30(B) and 3/31(A)

http://wps.ablongman.com/long_edwards_ga_12/33/8518/2180655.cw/index.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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