Friday, May 29, 2009


Everyone went to get their yearbooks excluding Grayson+ myself.


Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Thursday, May 21, Third Period

Sorry this is so late!
We watched All In The Family today.
There were two letters to the President from one household. :)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

May 26th, 4th Period

I haven't done the blog yet this 9 weeks so I'm just gonna go ahead and post this:

Today in class G divided the class into 2 teams for an intense game of Jeopardy: Government Style. We were quizzed on our knowledge of various things from both US and Comp. that we have learned this past year. The winning team gained 12 extra credit points, and the losing team gained 6. Don't forget, the group game project is due next Monday, June 1!

blog from last Tuesday

Sorry this is a little late. Last Tuesday we started the trial and Period 7 almost completed it. Both sides went through their witnesses to plead their case and tomorrow the jury will announce their verdict.

Since this post was last, we already know that Yertle was found not guilty.

7 days left of school!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Monday, May 18th, 4th Period

We worked on the Yurtle the Turtle case, with the prosecution and defence getting ready to go at it the next day.

May 20

Today in class, we finished our Yurtle the Turtle trial.
The jury found Yurtle not guilty. They made their decision based on the lack of evidence of Yurtle's wrongdoings. The government system is a monarchy, and there are no laws against forcing turtles to stack on top of each other to create a throne.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Today in class we began our trial of Sadie vs. Yertle the Turtle.

The defense successfully called on all of their witnesses: Sadie, Slither, Yolanda, and the doctor.

We left off just before the Defense called upon their first witness and will proceed from their tomorrow.

Monday- 7th Period

Sorry for a day late post, I wasn't signed up!

Anyway, onto Monday's festivities...

We went back and finished off the last few "Questions Americans Should Ask" (mine included). It seems that most people find the economy and what will be done to fix it to be the most important question right now and understandably so. If you get newsweek, look in the issue that arrived today (tuesday) and read the little thing in the back about President Obama's 2010 budget, its kinda related and really interesting. Anyway...back on topic...
Once we finished up all the questions, we split into our Yertle groups and prepared for the trial. The defense and the prosecution worked on making their cases and that was about it.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Friday, May 15th

Today we discussed the trial about Yertle the Turtle and we each drew a piece of paper from a hat with a character on it whom we would embody in the trial. Mr. G also read to us about the lovely tale of Yertle the Turtle, who wanted to rule over all he could see by stacking his subjects underneath him to form a throne. During the trial on the 19th, Yertle will be put on trial for causing injury to one of his subjects, Sadie. Sadie and her supporters will form the prosecution, and Yertle's supporters will form the defense. The rest of the class consisted of the defense and the prosecution getting together and working on what questions they'll ask and such.

Sorry this is late....

Sunday, May 17, 2009


Today we were assigned positions for the upcoming trial of Yertle the Turtle.

Trials are on Tuesday be ready!

Friday, May 15, 2009

2nd Period: 5/14/09

Today we continued our discussion about The Most Important Questions. :) :) :) :)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Note's for May 11, 2009

Today in class we had a discussion period. We discussed the following questions as certain people shared their answers and we opened up a dialogue on certain points.
The questions were:
1. What are the most important questions Americans should be asking?
2. What are the most critical things people should be doing right now?
a. Regual citizens
b. Parents
c. Schools
d. High School/College Youth
e. Government officials
f. World leaders
g. Religious leaders
3. What do you think are the biggest challenges before us?
4. What do you hope will happen? Why?

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


yes i know its wednesday but heres the run down for monday. In class we were supposed to have prepared answers for the "what do you think?" assignment. Myself, and a few others went all through our responses and then the class was opened into a forum for discussion. our main topic of discussion was the war in Iraq as well as other topics such as Pakistan, the economy,etc.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

May 12, 2005

Today we handed back any of the books or packets we got for U.S. and comparative gov. Make sure to bring them back whenever you can.

Tuesday, May 12th

Today we continued our discussion on the discussion questions we were assigned over the weekend.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Monday, May 11, 2009

We began the "What Do You Think?" presentations. Mr. Gottschalk treated the assignment as a class discussion where each student presents their findings and classmates respond to those opinions. Every student must present to the class to receive a grade.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Tuesday 4/28

On Tuesday April 28th we went over more material for AP tests and we were given the chance to look over the princenton review books.

Monday, May 4, 2009

April 30th Thursday

we went over timed write questions mainly with the US government to prepare for the AP exam

Sunday, May 3, 2009

KATE LAWLOR for 4/30

In class we went over a released multiple choice test on the overhead. STUDY for AP test on Monday. Meet in room 102 at 7:40

Thursday 4/30

Today in class we reviewed an old AP Comparative Governemnt test together and we got through about half of it before the bell rang. The general consensus was that we are prepared for the AP exam and that the questions in class seemed relatively easy.

Friday, May 1, 2009

4/27 (Late: SORRY!)

On Monday the 27th, we looked at our Mid Term in preparation for our AP exams. We spent the class answering any questions in regards to the mid term. AP exams are on Monday! AHH STUDY TIME!!