October 20

posted Oct 20, 2011, 6:47 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Oct 21, 2011, 5:33 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 # 34Date:  October 20, 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

Begin class by taking a QUIZ over the discussions and assignments we've had the last few days. You may use your notes/assignments to help you , but do not use your textbook or other students for help.


After you take the quiz, open the following link:
http://goo.gl/ZdJWZ
and find the questions you answered with a partner yesterday. Begin typing your answer in the proper location while we wait for others to reach the same point. We'll be working on this document together once everyone's done with the quiz.

"Amendment I 

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



Tonight's homework: READ the first part of Chapter 19.3 (pages 499-501, as far as the heading titled "Confidentiality") and answer the following questions:

1) Why does the Constitution guarantee freedom of expression?

2) What types of views and ideas are most in need of Constitutional protection?

3) Is obscenity protected by the Constitution? What is considered "obscene"?


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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