November 3

posted Nov 3, 2011, 6:49 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Nov 4, 2011, 5:39 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 # 44Date:  November 3, 2011Social Studies Standards 
Vocabulary Terms 
Target Question
How does the death penalty fit within the Bill of Rights?WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN TODAY
Content ObjectiveStudents will investigate how the death penalty is used and how its use has changed over time. WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN ABOUT THE SUBJECT
Language Objective   Students will discuss their understanding of the death penalty.HOW YOU WILL COMMUNICATE WHAT YOU LEARN

Activity
Instruction

Last night's assignment was Chapter 20, Section 4 (536-539) which introduced you to the death penalty. Begin by taking a quiz over the homework; use your homework assignment/notes -- but not your textbook or other students -- to help you.


After taking the quiz, visit a website about the death penalty and use the map and charts on page 537 & 538 to learn about some of the statistics and trends dealing with the death penalty. Answer these questions as you review the material:

1) What is one thing that you notice about the death penalty, based on the information that surprises you?

2) What is one thing that you notice about the death penalty that doesn't surprise you?

Be ready to share your responses when we talk as a class.


Homework: Complete our work with Chapter 20 with a review.
1) READ the Chapter-in-Brief summary on page 541
2) ANSWER these Chapter Review questions on page 542 & 543
    1) True or False (Questions 1-6)
    2) Word Relationships (Questions 1-3)
 


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 AssessmentHave your homework assignment completed and ready for 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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