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December 6

posted Dec 6, 2012, 5:42 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Dec 7, 2012, 3:51 AM ]
Your Civil Rights Essay was due last night at midnight. Did you get it turned in on time? If not, turn it in as soon as possible (grades are due from Mr Knowles on Monday, and you wouldn't want a zero on this assessment!).

Learning Target ImageWhat will I be able to do when I've finished this lesson?   What idea, topic, or subject is important for me to learn and understand so that I can do this?   What will I do to show that I can do this? How well will I have to do this?
 I will be able to explain connections between a current event and the civil rights guaranteed in the Constitution to my peers.  

I need to identify how a current issue involving civil rights is related to the Constitution, and I need to understand how similar issues have been handled in the past.    
I will create a brief presentation for the class using information I gathered previously for an essay, then present my topic and work to the class. 
This is a summative assessment; I need to create a presentation and share it with the class, showing a high level of skill.

Now that you've completed your research and written essay, it's time to share your knowledge with others through a formal class presentation, which you'll make next week. Here's what you need to do:

Using the information you've already collected and studied, 
  1. Create a Google Presentation or a Prezi that presents the key points from your research, then 
  2. Present it to the class next week 
Your presentation should include many of the same things your written essay included:
  1. Your current events topic/event
  2. How it connects to the Constitution and civil rights
  3. What is the background/history in that area of law, court cases, and Constitutional thought?
  4. What exactly happened this time? What are the your facts of your case? 
  5. What are your predictions for the future, in your particular event in particular, and in your area of law and civil rights in general?
  6. References that you used (hyperlinked if from the web)
Color, transitions, images, etc. are always nice, but the content is most important. 

Due Date: Share your presentation file with Mr. Knowles and be ready to present on Monday, December 10.