American Government

Class 2

Warm-up: Journal

If you had the time and money and could go on any month-long summer adventure of your choice, what would you choose to do? Why?

Community Building Activity

Classmate Interviews!

Interview your classmate and record your classmate's answers.

Be prepared to introduce your classmate and share 3 of their responses.


1. What is your favorite food?

2. What was the best movie you saw recently and why did you like it?

3. What is one adjective that best describes you? Why?

4. What TV show do you like? Dislike? Why?

5. Rate Obama's performance as president to the best of your knowledge on a scale of 1-10, with 1 being the lowest. Give one reason why you rated him that way.

6. What is one short-term goal you have for yourself? One long-term?

7. If you could choose 1 occupation which one would you choose? Why?

8. If you won $2 million tomorrow, what are the first three things you would do or buy as soon as you had the check in your hand?

9. If you were making a list of the things that make you happiest in your life, what three things would you write down?

10. Which month of the year would best describe your personality?

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Agenda: Class 2


  • Anticipate: Mind Map
  • Whole Group: Lecture & Notes: Chapter 1, Section 2
  • Small Groups: Classifying Governments Handout and Reading
  • Whole Group: "Cross the Line Activity"
  • Closure: Whip-Around