November 16

posted Nov 16, 2011, 6:46 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Nov 17, 2011, 6:41 AM ]
Civics 1.1 Understand key ideals and principles of the United States, including those in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and other fundamental documents.

Day # 52Date:  November 16, 2011Social Studies Standards 
Vocabulary Terms 
Target Question
How do federal programs and regulations help ensure that people's Constitutional rights are protected?WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN TODAY
Content ObjectiveStudents will investigate how Federal Civil Rights Laws have developed over time to help people enjoy their rightsWHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN ABOUT THE SUBJECT
Language Objective   Students will discuss in small groups their understanding of different aspects of last night's homework and create a common, written answer.HOW YOU WILL COMMUNICATE WHAT YOU LEARN

Activity
Instruction

Last night's homework was to read Chapter 21.3 (pages 556-559) and to fill in an outline with information from the reading.

Today you'll be put in a small group to compare and share your answers on a section of the assignment. You'll need:

  • A textbook
  • Your homework from last night
  • One black pen per group (ask for one if you don't have one)
After getting in your group, share your answers for the section that you are assigned to answer. Discuss and compare answers, and come to agreement on what the best answer should be. Refer to the textbook to find more information or settle any disputes (ask for help if you're not sure).  

When you've come to an agreement on a question, CLEARLY write your group answer on your group's answer sheet in black ink. Make sure everyone in your group writes down and understands the answer as well. 

When you and your group are done, you may want to get started on tonight's assignment while other groups are finishing their work. 

Homework: Skim through Chapter 21.4 (561-567) to find the vocabulary words in Question 1 on page 567. They are presented in order and are in bold text in the book, so they shouldn't be hard to find. When you find them, read the paragraph where they appear to get a sense of what they mean. Write their definitions in YOUR OWN WORDS and note the page number where you found them. 


STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS ABOUT WHAT TO DO


REMEMBER: To do your best on summative assessments, you'll need to use not only the information that we've discussed in class, but also include information from outside of classroom activities, either from information you already know, or from additional research you complete. Conduct your own research if necessary, or visit the Extension link below for ideas.
Formative AssessmentBe ready for a quiz on tonight's assignment when you get to class tomorrow.HOW YOU WILL DEMONSTRATE WHAT YOU'VE LEARNED TODAY
Summative AssessmentOur next summative (graded) assessment will be a blog post in answer to the following question:  
Which of the rights guaranteed in the Constitution is most important in our lives today?
WHAT TO DO WHEN FINISHED WITH TODAY'S ACTIVITIES 
ExtensionFind out about recent court cases that deal with the question of Freedom of Religion at the Oyez Project 

WHAT TO DO IF YOU'VE FINISHED THIS WEEK'S SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
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