Semester Test Extra Credit

You may earn extra credit to be applied towards the semester test.
You may earn only up to 30 points extra credit.
There are 2 ways to earn the extra credit:
  • Attend a city council, city meeting or a school board meeting for 15 points each
(If you attend 2 meetings, you’ve hit the limit) and fill out the Government Meeting Report sheet.
Make sure it is signed! Check back here to see the calendar for upcoming meetings OR go online to find out their upcoming meeting times.

Upcoming City Hall Meetings:City Hall Meetings List


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Parks and Recreation Advisory Board
12/17/2014 - 4:15 PM to 5:15 PM
Marshalltown Softball Association
12/02/2014 - 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Parks and Recreation Advisory Board
11/19/2014 - 4:15 PM to 5:15 PM



Upcoming City Council Meetings
The council meets most weeks on Monday afternoon at 5:30. Meetings are usually held in the Council Chambers on the second floor of the Carnegie building addition at 10 W. State St., unless otherwise announced in the meeting agenda.


Upcoming School Board Meetings:

Nov. 17, 2014
Dec. 1, 2014
Dec.. 15, 2014

Jan. 5, 2015


http://www.marshalltown.k12.ia.us/board.html


All Board of Education meetings (unless otherwise noted) are held at the Central Administration Office at 317 Columbus Drive. The Board meets on the first and third Monday of the month at 5 p.m. Meeting dates may be moved due to conflicts with holidays and special Board meetings may be scheduled at different times and days of the week. Agendas for all meetings - regular and special - are published at least 24 hours in advance.

  • Do an article review / reflection for 30 points (this will be graded though). Due before semester test week. Assignment sheets will be available soon.

The Outsiders: How Can Millennials Change Washington If They Hate It

2014 Election Prediction Contest
Background Information:
http://www.usatoday.com/pages/interactives/elections-forecast-2014/
http://elections.nytimes.com/2014/state-by-state#iowa
270 to Win's Election Prediction Contesthttp://www.270towin.com/2014-senate-election/contest/


Senate Polling Forecast Websites:
http://fivethirtyeight.com/interactives/senate-forecast/
http://www.dailykos.com/poll-explorer/2014-senate
http://elections.huffingtonpost.com/2014/senate-outlook
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-tran/politics/election-lab-2014
http://www.nytimes.com/newsgraphics/2014/senate-model/
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2014/senate/2014_elections_senate_map.html

House Polling Forecast Websites
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2014/house/2014_elections_house_map.html













AP GOVERNMENT


1. Take the following political ideology test at:
http://www.politicalcompass.org/test



2. Take the Following Quiz (12 Questions) at:
http://time.com/510/can-time-predict-your-politics/











Yes, you can do both! But you may not earn over 30 extra credit points.







Searching Political Issues

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Marshalltown City Council Meetings available online at McTV



Comparing Constitutions Links


Mexico’s Constitution:
__http://www.oas.org/juridico/mla/en/mex/en_mex-int-text-const.pdf__

Myanmar’s (Burma) Constitution:
__http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs5/Myanmar_Constitution-2008-en.pdf__