October 25

posted Oct 25, 2011, 6:57 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Oct 26, 2011, 5:21 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 # 37Date:  October 25, 2011Standards:  Social Studies  
Target Question
How do the courts define different aspects of speech?WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN TODAY
Content ObjectiveStudents will understand how courts have tried to apply the First Amendment's speech protections to different types of speech.WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN ABOUT THE SUBJECT
Language Objective   Students will discuss different areas of speech and identify how the first amendment treats different types of speech differently.HOW YOU WILL COMMUNICATE WHAT YOU LEARN

Activity
Instruction

Now, working in small groups, see how much sense you can make of it all by completing a review chart. Fill in each bubble with information from your assignments and/or textbook. Use your group's collective knowledge to complete the chart. 

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"?

and last night's:

1) What are shield laws, and where do they exist?

2) Why can radio and television broadcasts be restricted more heavily than newspapers, magazines, movies or other forms of communication?

3) What is symbolic speech, and how does it compare to regular speech in terms of if the constitution protects it?

4) What is commercial speech, and what are the constitutional protections of it?

Review last night's homework: page 513, Chapter-in-Brief. 

"Amendment I 

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

Take a First Amendment Quiz to see how well you know your rights. Or try another quiz.  


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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