November 9

posted Nov 9, 2011, 7:59 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 # 48Date:  November 9, 2011Social Studies Standards 
Vocabulary Terms 
Target Question
How has the ethnic background of the United States created questions regarding equal rights for all?WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN TODAY
Content ObjectiveStudents will investigate how the population of the United States has changed over timeWHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN ABOUT THE SUBJECT
Language Objective   Students will share their information about a particular time period in the history of the United States and explain how things have changed since then.HOW YOU WILL COMMUNICATE WHAT YOU LEARN

Activity
Instruction

Review/Discuss

The case of Edmondson v. Leesville Concrete demonstrates the process of a Supreme Court case, as well as the difficult process of deciding how the Constitution can apply in some specific situations. What questions do you have about the video we watched yesterday?


In Class Assignment
How has the United States' population provided challenges to create a society that lives up to the ideals of the Constitution?

Find out how the population of the United States has changed over the years. 
Open a New Document from Template called "Census"
Open a Shared Slide Show called "United States Population"
Find out what decade of data you are responsible for, then follow the instructions in class to create a slide that shows the graph for your assigned decade.

Do extras if you have time and interest. 



Homework Assignment:
Read Chapter 21, Section 1 (545-549) and answer questions 2-5 on pg 549.

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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