November 21

posted Nov 21, 2011, 6:48 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Nov 21, 2011, 6:49 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 # 55Date:  November 21, 2011Social Studies Standards 
Vocabulary Terms 
Target Question
How has the Supreme Court defined the rights of Americans?WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN TODAY
Content ObjectiveStudents will investigate landmark cases of the Supreme Court to gather information about the connection between the Constitution and people's rights. WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN ABOUT THE SUBJECT
Language Objective   Students will read information from a website and present their findings about a particular case to the class. HOW YOU WILL COMMUNICATE WHAT YOU LEARN

Activity
Instruction
Opening Activities:
BEFORE YOU BEGIN today's activities, please fill out this very brief survey about your Chromebook.

1) Open up a new template called Landmark Cases from your Google Docs.

Landmark Cases


2) Open a web page called Landmark Cases and find your assigned case there. 
3) Using the linked pages, fill out the information for your assigned case in the spreadsheet. Use the orange triangles at the top of each column to help you with instructions if necessary. 
4) Use additional online resources if necessary to find out more about your case if you like, but be sure to note the URL of any additional sources you use.
5) Share your document with Mr Knowles when done.

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 to present your case to the 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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