HONORS GOVERNMENT COURSE by S4MCu46

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									                             AP US GOVERNMENT COURSE
                              LONG TERM ASSIGNMENTS
The student will choose and successfully complete one long-term assignment from the following list. The
student will complete the assignment on his/her own time and will be subject to approval by the teacher.

                          1. 20 Hr Non Profit Community/Volunteer Service Project
The one-semester government course is well suited for providing a community/volunteer service assignment
for the students. This project will be initiated by the student and is subject to teacher, administrative, and
parental approval.
        Students volunteering for the community service project will:
                A. Carry out and complete the project during the semester they are enrolled in the class.
                B. Complete a government/community service proposal form (the objective, plan, and time
                frame for completion of the project should be included).
                C. Submit a PAPER at the end of the project to include such items as:
                       1. Description of the project--this should include:
                       A) A brief history of the organization
                       B) A description of how this organization is funded
                       C) A statement as to what the student did during their community service.
                       D) Benefits of the project to others and/or to the student. What did you learn??
                       E) QUESTION: Should the government provide the type of service your
                       organization provides or should it remain private?

ONCE YOU DECIDE ON A COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT, GO TO MR. CHAZEN’S
WEBSITE TO DOWNLOAD THE COMMUNITY SERVICE INFORAMTION FORM!!!!!!!

                                      2. Book Critique (oral)
A. Refer to suggested readings list            B. Any subject relevant to government.
C. Book Reports must be given BEFORE due date. D. Book report sign ups are done on class calendar.

1. All book reports will be oral reports given only to me. Bring your book and notes to the conference.
2. There is a sign-up sheet in the classroom--sign up ahead of time to get the spot that is best for you.
3. You may NOT report for credit any book which you are reading for another course--not for last year or next
semester.
4. Do not read more then one book by any particular author nor more than one book per topic area. In other
words read a variety of books.
5. When you come to the book report, please have a summary paper written with the following information:
        •Did you like the book? Why or Why not ? (answer will have no impact on grade)
        •What was the time period or time span covered?
        •When did the events of the book take place?
        •Who were the main characters of the story and what was their significance?
        •What happens in the story? What thoughts, actions, or philosophies are presented?
        •What does the book say about American government and politics?


                                      Due Date:

								
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