November 4

posted Nov 4, 2011, 5:50 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Nov 7, 2011, 5:30 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 # 45Date:  November 4, 2011Social Studies Standards 
Vocabulary Terms 
Target Question
How has the Supreme Court recently defined the role of the death penalty under the Constitution?WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN TODAY
Content ObjectiveStudents will investigate how attitudes about the death penalty have 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

Review

Last night's assignment was Chapter 20 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)

Don't turn it in yet. You can add tonight's assignment (below) to it, but before you get to that, you'll be learning more about the Death Penalty with an article from Scholastic Update magazine.

In Class Assignment
READ the article on pages 12-15 called "The Death Penalty Debate". When you are finished, take the reading comprehension QUIZ. It has 5 multiple choice questions, and 5 opinion questions (based on your perspectives and opinions). You may use the article while you take the quiz, and may talk to another student to help form your views during the 2nd half of the quiz (the opinion part) but you should complete the multiple choice portion on your own. 

Homework: Complete our work with Chapter 20 with a little more review.
1) RE-READ the Chapter-in-Brief summary on page 541
2) ANSWER these Chapter Review questions on page 542 & 543
    1) Main Ideas
        Section 1, Question 1 (due process)
        Section 2, Questions 6 & 7 (4th amendment, exclusionary rule)
        Section 3, Question 9 (protecting the accused)
        Section 4, Question 12 (punishment)


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 on Monday. 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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