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HSA Skills Review
Last Minute Studying Reminders… <ul><li>* Read over your Review Materials: </li></ul><ul><li>- They are due by  May 22 nd ...
A Different Bell Schedule Next Week <ul><li>*  NO ADVISORIES Monday-Thursday for all students </li></ul><ul><li>* Report d...
A Different Bell Schedule Next Week <ul><li>Monday: LSN </li></ul><ul><li>1A , 3A, 4A </li></ul><ul><li>Tuesday: ENG </li>...
Procedures for Next Week <ul><li>Testing Dates: </li></ul><ul><li>Monday (A Day); LSN Government </li></ul><ul><li>Tuesday...
Prohibited Items When Taking the HSA (Just Leave them at home!) <ul><li>* Personal reading materials </li></ul><ul><li>* i...
Political Cartoon Interpretation <ul><li>Interpretation Steps:  </li></ul><ul><li>(1) List the objects and/or people. What...
Cartoon Analysis Practice 1
Cartoon Analysis Practice 2
Data Analysis <ul><li>Steps: </li></ul><ul><li>(1) Circle the  title </li></ul><ul><li>(2) Circle the  headings  </li></ul...
Data Analysis Practice
Data Analysis Practice
Tips for Monday’s BCR’s <ul><li>* Answer  every  BCR & ECR: </li></ul><ul><li>- Don’t leave anything blank   If you get s...
Characteristics of a  Perfect  BCR: <ul><li>Your  BCR should include the following items </li></ul><ul><li>1. Write a Topi...
Higher Order Thinking Skills Example:  Even though the First Amendment allows students to practice free Speech, the  Tinke...
Critical Thinking Skills (cont.) Example:  Both fiscal and monetary policy involve aspects of the government making econom...
Practice BCR <ul><li>The blue crab population supports many important commercial and recreational activities in the Chesap...
Remember… <ul><li>Your goal is to  prove  how much LSN Government content you know. Therefore, </li></ul><ul><li>Do Your B...
Checks and Balances… &
Checks and Balances  Definition <ul><li>* Each branch of government has power over the other 2 branches   creating  balan...
Why does our Constitution have  Checks and Balances ?  <ul><li>(1) Keeps the 3 branches  balanced </li></ul><ul><li>(2) Pr...
Skit 1
Presidential Powers & Limits <ul><li>1.  Lawmaking : </li></ul><ul><li>*  Congress’ Role   (1) passes law, (3) overrides ...
Skit 2
Presidential Powers & Limits <ul><li>1.  Lawmaking : </li></ul><ul><li>*  Congress’ Role   (1) passes law, (3) overrides ...
Skit 3
Presidential Powers & Limits <ul><li>1.  Lawmaking : </li></ul><ul><li>*  Congress’ Role   (1) passes law, (3) overrides ...
<ul><li>Pro’s  (Benefits) of Checks & Balances  </li></ul><ul><li>- Creates Balance in the 3 branches </li></ul><ul><li>- ...
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HSA Skills Review

  1. 1. HSA Skills Review
  2. 2. Last Minute Studying Reminders… <ul><li>* Read over your Review Materials: </li></ul><ul><li>- They are due by May 22 nd </li></ul><ul><li>* Use the following websites to take practice tests </li></ul><ul><li>- http://apps.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/hsaprep/ </li></ul><ul><li>- http://www.mdk12.org/students/index.html </li></ul>
  3. 3. A Different Bell Schedule Next Week <ul><li>* NO ADVISORIES Monday-Thursday for all students </li></ul><ul><li>* Report directly to your 1 st period class @ 9:30: </li></ul><ul><li>- Monday/Wednesday: Report directly to 1A </li></ul><ul><li>- Tuesday/Thursday: Report directly to 1B </li></ul><ul><li>* The rest of the schedule is funkalicious … </li></ul>
  4. 4. A Different Bell Schedule Next Week <ul><li>Monday: LSN </li></ul><ul><li>1A , 3A, 4A </li></ul><ul><li>Tuesday: ENG </li></ul><ul><li>1B (10 mins) , 2B , 3B, 4B </li></ul><ul><li>Wednesday: BIO </li></ul><ul><li>1A (10 mins) , 3A , 1A, 2A </li></ul><ul><li>Thursday: ALG </li></ul><ul><li>1B (10 mins) , 4B , 1B, 2B </li></ul>
  5. 5. Procedures for Next Week <ul><li>Testing Dates: </li></ul><ul><li>Monday (A Day); LSN Government </li></ul><ul><li>Tuesday (B Day); English </li></ul><ul><li>Wednesday (A Day); Biology </li></ul><ul><li>Thursday (B Day); Algebra </li></ul><ul><li>* Have your Student ID on your body at all times! </li></ul>
  6. 6. Prohibited Items When Taking the HSA (Just Leave them at home!) <ul><li>* Personal reading materials </li></ul><ul><li>* iPods ® and other MP3 players </li></ul><ul><li>* Cameras </li></ul><ul><li>* Cell Phones </li></ul><ul><li>* Any electronic device (laptops, PDA’s, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>~ Any Disruption will lead to the invalidation of your exam~ </li></ul>
  7. 7. Political Cartoon Interpretation <ul><li>Interpretation Steps: </li></ul><ul><li>(1) List the objects and/or people. What might they symbolize? </li></ul><ul><li>(2) List any important clues (words, places, numbers, flags). </li></ul><ul><li>(3) What political or social issues is being presented in the cartoon? </li></ul><ul><li>(4) What is the cartoonist’s viewpoint on this issue? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Cartoon Analysis Practice 1
  9. 9. Cartoon Analysis Practice 2
  10. 10. Data Analysis <ul><li>Steps: </li></ul><ul><li>(1) Circle the title </li></ul><ul><li>(2) Circle the headings </li></ul><ul><li>(3) Write out the purpose of this chart </li></ul><ul><li>(4) Write out 2-3 conclusions you can make from this chart. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Data Analysis Practice
  12. 12. Data Analysis Practice
  13. 13. Tips for Monday’s BCR’s <ul><li>* Answer every BCR & ECR: </li></ul><ul><li>- Don’t leave anything blank  If you get stuck, write as much as possible about the question or an aspect of the question </li></ul><ul><li>* Answer all parts of the questions </li></ul><ul><li>* Include as much vocabulary & examples as possible in your writing </li></ul>
  14. 14. Characteristics of a Perfect BCR: <ul><li>Your BCR should include the following items </li></ul><ul><li>1. Write a Topic Sentence </li></ul><ul><li>2. Answer ALL parts of BCR: </li></ul><ul><li>A. Use higher order thinking skills (use at least 2) </li></ul><ul><li>B. Use specific & detailed examples (use at least 2) </li></ul><ul><li>3. Write a Conclusion Sentence </li></ul>
  15. 15. Higher Order Thinking Skills Example: Even though the First Amendment allows students to practice free Speech, the Tinker case allows schools to limit disruptive student speech. Example: Because the GDP has declined over the past few months, the Fed decided to cut interest rates in hopes that more people will buy goods. Meaning: Examining and breaking information into parts - Focus on facts not opinions Meaning: show how action causes outcome Analysis Statements Cause and Effect Statements
  16. 16. Critical Thinking Skills (cont.) Example: Both fiscal and monetary policy involve aspects of the government making economic policy, nevertheless, the President and Congress control fiscal policy, while the Fed monitors the nation’s monetary policy. Example: The FDA does help protect the American people by reviewing the side effects of drugs; however, the FDA should make this process faster so people with severe medical problems can use the newest medicines. Meaning: Show similarities and differences of items Meaning: Make judgments about information = Your Opinion Compare and Contrast Statements Evaluation Statements
  17. 17. Practice BCR <ul><li>The blue crab population supports many important commercial and recreational activities in the Chesapeake Bay. However, some scientists have expressed concern that the blue crab population may be declining. </li></ul><ul><li>* Should the Maryland state government play a role in managing the blue crab population? </li></ul><ul><li>* What purpose does the state government serve in getting involved to protect the blue crab population? </li></ul><ul><li>* Explain the possible consequences of the state involvement in environmental issues. Do you agree or disagree? </li></ul><ul><li>* Include details and examples to support your explanation. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Remember… <ul><li>Your goal is to prove how much LSN Government content you know. Therefore, </li></ul><ul><li>Do Your BEST! </li></ul>
  19. 19. Checks and Balances… &
  20. 20. Checks and Balances Definition <ul><li>* Each branch of government has power over the other 2 branches  creating balance between the 3 branches </li></ul>
  21. 21. Why does our Constitution have Checks and Balances ? <ul><li>(1) Keeps the 3 branches balanced </li></ul><ul><li>(2) Prevents 1 branch from dominating the other branches </li></ul>
  22. 22. Skit 1
  23. 23. Presidential Powers & Limits <ul><li>1. Lawmaking : </li></ul><ul><li>* Congress’ Role  (1) passes law, (3) overrides veto </li></ul><ul><li>* President’s Role  (2) vetoes law </li></ul><ul><li>* Court’s Role  (4) interprets law </li></ul><ul><li>2. Making a Treaty : </li></ul><ul><li>* President’s Role  negotiates treaty with foreign country </li></ul><ul><li>* Senate’s Role  confirms treaty </li></ul><ul><li>3. Appointing a new Cabinet Leader: </li></ul><ul><li>* President’s Role  nominates leader </li></ul><ul><li>* Senate’s Role  confirms leader </li></ul>
  24. 24. Skit 2
  25. 25. Presidential Powers & Limits <ul><li>1. Lawmaking : </li></ul><ul><li>* Congress’ Role  (1) passes law, (3) overrides veto </li></ul><ul><li>* President’s Role  (2) vetoes law </li></ul><ul><li>* Court’s Role  (4) interprets law </li></ul><ul><li>2. Making a Treaty : </li></ul><ul><li>* President’s Role  negotiates treaty with foreign country </li></ul><ul><li>* Senate’s Role  confirms treaty </li></ul><ul><li>3. Appointing a new Cabinet Leader: </li></ul><ul><li>* President’s Role  nominates leader </li></ul><ul><li>* Senate’s Role  confirms leader </li></ul>
  26. 26. Skit 3
  27. 27. Presidential Powers & Limits <ul><li>1. Lawmaking : </li></ul><ul><li>* Congress’ Role  (1) passes law, (3) overrides veto </li></ul><ul><li>* President’s Role  (2) vetoes law </li></ul><ul><li>* Court’s Role  (4) interprets law </li></ul><ul><li>2. Making a Treaty : </li></ul><ul><li>* President’s Role  negotiates treaty with foreign country </li></ul><ul><li>* Senate’s Role  confirms treaty </li></ul><ul><li>3. Appointing a new Cabinet Leader: </li></ul><ul><li>* President’s Role  nominates leader </li></ul><ul><li>* Senate’s Role  confirms leader </li></ul>
  28. 28. <ul><li>Pro’s (Benefits) of Checks & Balances </li></ul><ul><li>- Creates Balance in the 3 branches </li></ul><ul><li>- Prevents one branch from becoming too powerful </li></ul><ul><li>Cons (Disadvantages) of Checks & Balances </li></ul><ul><li>- Takes valuable time for each branch to play a role </li></ul>

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