November 18

posted Nov 18, 2011, 6:58 AM by Peter Knowles
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 # 54Date:  November 18, 2011Social Studies Standards 
Vocabulary Terms 
Target Question
How do people become citizens of the United States?WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN TODAY
Content ObjectiveStudents will investigate the different ways that people can become citizens of the United StatesWHAT 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 yesterday's in-class assignment on definitions for the following terms:

  1. citizen
  2. jus soli
  3. jus sanguinis
  4. naturalization
  5. alien
  6. expatriation
  7. denaturalization
  8. deportation
Open your Study Shack file and be prepared to make a few changes to your definitions (if necessary)
Here's how:
  1. Go to Study Shack
  2. Enter the username MrKnowles and the password on the board in class
  3. Find your Citizenship stack from the list presented and open it. 
  4. Scroll down the page a little bit to find the icons for different activities, and click on the Edit icon. 
  5. Click on the Data tab to access your information from yesterday.
  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. 

Open the following page from the US Census bureau to see what the current percentages of citizens, aliens, and other groups of people are. Answer these questions as you go:

1) What does "nativity status" mean?

2) What percentage of the US population were native born citizens in the United States?

3) What percentage of the population were native born citizens born on US territory outside the United States?

4) What percentage of the population were native born citizens born outside the United States to US citizen parents?

5) What percentage of the population were naturalized citizens?

6) What percentage of the population were not US citizens?

7) Which country or region has the highest percentage of naturalized citizens?

8) Which country or region has the lowest percentage of naturalized citizens?

9) Which state has the HIGHEST percentage of natural-born citizens?

10) Which state has the LOWEST percentage of natural-born citizens?



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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