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Press Releases:

Link to the Gov Team Site:
http://govteam.org

Link to the Gov Team Network:
https://www.google.com/a/govteam.org/ServiceLogin?service=CPanel

Link to the Gov Team Timesheet:
PDF or DOC

Link to Gov Team PowerPoints:
http://www.slideshare.net/govandlaw/presentations 
(Slides named: "Gov Team" To print without the black background in PowerPoint, in your print options, click under graycale, and to print as "Pure Black and White.")


Last Year's Team Video:
 
What is Gov Team?
Monta Vista High School's Government Team (Cupertino, CA) is a technology-fused project based and competition based course in which students in teams of 4-6 present in simulated congressional hearings + real government projects. The yearlong non-honors credit course fulfills both high school and UC/CSU subject requirements in government and economics. It will explore philosophy, constitutional history, law, activism, and economics.

We the People Competition Documents:
District Questions
Competiton Scoring Sheet

We the People Competition Video:

Judging Overview Video:

Sample Hearing Video:






What is Gov Team?
Monta Vista High School's Government Team (Cupertino, CA) is a technology-fused project based and competition based course in which students in teams of 4-6 present in simulated congressional hearings + real government projects. The yearlong non-honors credit course fulfills both high school and UC/CSU subject requirements in government and economics. It will explore philosophy, constitutional history, law, activism, and economics.

Gov Team, College Application Info:
You list regular government (1 semester/fall) and regular economics (1 semester/spring) on your registered senior courses list. Nor is it really useful or appropriate to list is under extracurricular activities. Where you highlight that this class is different is in your college essays. Gov Team is one of the rare classes that ask you to do more work, college level work, for the passion of learning, without any of the external awards of GPA boosts or college credit (though hopefully you will be taking the AP government exam). This is the kind of maturity and scholarship colleges like to see in college essays and applicants.

Class Schedule
Easy Bib (Most useful when you register for an account, only MLA is free)
Online Citation Machine (Developed by David Warlick/Landmark Project)
Web Site EvaluationMLA Guide, MLA Essay TemplateAPA Guide, APA Essay TemplateChicago Guide
Guide to What is Cheating/Plagiarism (Published by Lakeview High School)

Class Tools (all are FREE):
Free Antivirus Softare: Avira
Find and play podcast: iTunes
View PDFs: Acrobat Reader (PDF Reader with Annotation Tools: Foxit)
View PPTs (incld 07): PPT Reader 
View DOCs (incld 07): Word Reader 
Create Docs and Presentations (PowerPoints) online: Google Docs
Create Docs and Presentations(PowerPoints) offline: Open Office
Create Voice Led Presentation: Voicethread 
Create Multimedia Presentation: Prezi
Create Websites: Sites
Create Blogs: Blogger
Edit Images online: Pixlr
Edit Images offline: GIMP 
Create Scrapbooks: Scrapblog
Create Comicbooks: Comiqs
Create 3D Models: SketchUp
Stop Motion: Stop Motion Animator DV
(Freeware Serial Number: ADV00843072-243)
Edit Audio: Audacity 
Speech Tools: Xnote Stopwatch and Cue Teleprompter
Convert (+Quick Edits) Video: WM Converter
Edit Video offline: Youtube Video Editor 
Edit Video offline: VLMC

Government Team Online Library
All texts can be viewed online (faster), or downloaded as PDF (much slower). All documents are with in the public domain.

US Constitution
http://www.findlaw.com/casecode/constitution/ (Web based)
http://www.abanet.org/publiced/conversations/constitution/constitution.pdf (PDF)

Constitution Related Documents:
http://www.usconstitution.net/otherdocs.html

Federalist Papers by Madison, Hamilton, and Jay
http://books.google.com/books?id=5x239fpczBwC&printsec=frontcover&dq=federalist+paper&lr=&as_brr=1

Colonial and State Constitutions
http://books.google.com/books?id=nn4FAAAAQAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=state+constitutions&lr=&as_brr=1

Essays about the Constitution from the Time of Ratification
http://books.google.com/books?id=1c89AAAAIAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=inauthor:alexander+inauthor:hamilton&lr=&as_brr=1

James Madison's Writings
http://books.google.com/books?id=68Zg3VqSKMoC&printsec=frontcover&dq=inauthor:james+inauthor:madison&lr=&as_brr=1

Alexander Hamilton's Writings
http://books.google.com/books?id=2CiHkVrPK1QC&printsec=frontcover&dq=inauthor:alexander+inauthor:hamilton&lr=&as_brr=1

Thomas Paine's Writings
http://books.google.com/books?id=YXISAAAAIAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=thomas+paine&as_brr=1&ei=4cWsSNTWMJDetAOpqtzDBA#PPA4,M1

John Adam's Writings
http://books.google.com/books?id=6ZI8AAAAIAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=inauthor:john+inauthor:adams&lr=&as_brr=1

Thomas Jefferson's Writings
http://books.google.com/books?id=-avZeFOjNQEC&printsec=frontcover&dq=inauthor:thomas+inauthor:jefferson&lr=&as_brr=1

Abraham Lincoln's Writings
http://books.google.com/books?id=ap7oeq8IdIMC&printsec=frontcover&dq=abraham+lincoln&lr=&as_brr=1&ei=X8asSKnCDY2EtAO659nTBA

The Republic by Plato
http://books.google.com/books?id=ZCYKAAAAIAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=the+republic&lr=&as_brr=1

Politics by Aristotle
http://books.google.com/books?id=CeMYAAAAIAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=politics+inauthor:aristotle&lr=&as_brr=1

Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

http://books.google.com/books?id=2oc6AAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=thomas+hobbes&ei=ccSsSNWXEIPWsQPWxdzaBA

Second Treatise on Government by John Locke
http://books.google.com/books?id=K1UBAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=john+locke&lr=&as_brr=1

Spirit of Laws by Charles de Secondat Montesquieu
http://books.google.com/books?id=Qe0tAAAAIAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=montesquieu&ei=tsSsSLGxMIiCswOE_5i4BA

Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
http://books.google.com/books?id=exNPAAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=social+contract+inauthor:Rousseau&lr=&as_brr=1

Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville
http://books.google.com/books?id=vPEtAAAAIAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=democracy+in+america+inauthor:tocqueville&lr=&as_brr=1&ei=-fysSJmwO4uoswODjrjqBA




























Questions? E-Mail: christopher_chiang@fuhsd dot org