Extra Credit Assignments are worth 10 points - you may do any of them or all of them. The extra credit points will go towards your quiz grades ONLY! They will be due 1 week prior to the end of class.
Register to vote (bring me voter's registration card)
Email Congress with a concern (http://www.house.gov/) or (http://www.senate.gov/) - (bring me copy of the email and response)
Recite the names of the 9 Supreme Court Justices for me in class
Recite the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution
Any DVD or movie that discusses Civil Rights, Constitutional Rights, Politics, and/or Governmental Structure - write 1 page paper discussing movie and how it impacted you.
Watch Presidential Debate - Write 1 page discussing highlights
Additional reading assignments:
Great Debates in American History:
http://www.peterpappas.com/journals/debates/unit_1.pdf - "How Should Society Balance the Need for Tolerance with the Need to Protect Itself?"
http://www.peterpappas.com/journals/debates/unit_2.pdf - "How Powerful Should the National Government Be?"
http://www.peterpappas.com/journals/debates/unit_3.pdf - "Who Should Be Allowed to Vote?"
http://www.peterpappas.com/journals/debates/unit_4.pdf - "Should Women Have Equal Treatment Under the Law?"
http://www.peterpappas.com/journals/debates/unit_5.pdf - "How Should Americans Treat the Land?"
http://www.peterpappas.com/journals/debates/unit_6.pdf - "Has Industrialization Produced More Benefits or More Problems for the Nation?"
http://www.peterpappas.com/journals/debates/unit_7.pdf - "Should the U.S. Pursue a Foreign Policy of Isolationism or Interventionism?"
http://www.peterpappas.com/journals/debates/unit_8.pdf - "What Should the Nation's Immigration Policy Be?"
http://www.peterpappas.com/journals/debates/unit_9.pdf - "To What Extent is the Federal Govt. Responsible for the Welfare and Security of the Individual"?
http://www.peterpappas.com/journals/debates/unit_10.pdf - "Is Civil Disobedience Ever Justified as a Method of Political Change?"
http://www.peterpappas.com/journals/debates/unit_11.pdf - "What Are the Limits of a Free Press"?
http://www.peterpappas.com/journals/debates/unit_12.pdf - "How Much Should the Nation Invest in Defense?"