November 17

posted Nov 17, 2011, 7:05 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Nov 18, 2011, 6:32 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 # 53Date:  November 17, 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

We'll start with finishing up on yesterday's in-class assignment on Federal Civil Rights programs. 

Then, we'll turn to Last night's homework which was to skim through Chapter 21.4 (561-567) to find the vocabulary words in Question 1 on page 567.  

You should now have definitions to:

  1. citizen
  2. jus soli
  3. jus sanguinis
  4. naturalization
  5. alien
  6. expatriation
  7. denaturalization
  8. deportation
Using these terms and your definitions, you're going to create a set of online flash cards and review games that you and your classmates can use to review. 
Here's how:
  1. Go to Study Shack
  2. Enter the username MrKnowles and the password on the board in class
  3. Click on the Create New Stack link
  4. Fill out the screen to match the image below EXCEPT name your stack "citizenship" with YOUR initials.
  5. After you save changes, click the DATA tab, and begin entering your definitions as questions (on the left) and your terms as answers (on the right)
  6. Save your work when done. 
  7. Try out your flashcards by clicking on the FlashCard Icon at the bottom of the screen. 
  8. If it works, you can also review the terms as Hangman games, Scrambled letters, or lots of other ways. 
  9. EMAIL Mr. Knowles the URL of your stack. 



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 Assessment
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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