October 19

posted Oct 19, 2011, 6:00 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Oct 20, 2011, 6:12 AM ]
Civics Standard
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 # 33Date:  October 19, 2011Standards:  Social Studies  
Target Question
How do the courts balance freedom of religion with freedom from religion?WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN TODAY
Content ObjectiveStudents will understand how courts have tried to create boundaries between the First Amendment's Establishment and Free Exercise clauses.WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN ABOUT THE SUBJECT
Language Objective   Students will discuss court cases and how they have created an understanding of where the line between Church and State is.HOW YOU WILL COMMUNICATE WHAT YOU LEARN

Activity
Instructions

"Amendment I 

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..."

The first amendment's guarantee of Freedom of Religion is divided in two parts, and the proper role of government lies somewhere in between the two. 

Using your textbook, investigate one area of this situation, first alone, then with a partner. Try to come up with a general "rule" that can be followed in your assigned area.

Open your document from yesterday (when you brainstormed rights that you think you have) and copy/paste the list of 5 Freedoms into it. Use the list to begin taking notes on the First Amendment. We'll do this together in class. 


No homework tonight except review/study your homework and notes from the last two days.


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 AssessmentReview your assignments from last night and the night before, as well as notes; you'll have a quiz 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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