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March 28

posted Mar 28, 2013, 6:07 AM by Peter Knowles
Learning Target ImageWhat will I be able to do when I've finished this lesson?How will I  accomplish this task?  How will I show that I have done this?How well will I have to do this?
 I will be able to take a test on the Bill of Rights and related freedoms. I will complete review activities in class.I will use my memory and notes to answer a series of questions about the material we've been studyingThis is a formative assessment. I need to complete it carefully to provide material I will need later for my summative assessment. 

It's finally here! Your open-note test on our Civil Rights Unit

Get out or open all your homework assignments and classwork from this unit so you have the materials ready. 
Use your own work as needed to do as well as possible on today's test. Don't skip the last, extra credit question. It can really improve your test grade.
But if you don't like the grade, you can retake the test later. 

When finished with the test, get a head start on tomorrow's activity by registering an account at iCivics. 
  1. Go to
  2. Choose the Join iCivics button near the top left corner
  3. Fill out the form. You will receive a random online name, but the rest of the information should be accurate information for you. Use a password you can remember. You'll need it tomorrow.
  4. Choose the Student account type
  5. When prompted for your Class Code, use this one: Vinson88916 (You don't need to subscribe to the newsletter)
  6. Once it's accepted your account, click on the MyiCivics button near the top left corner of the screen.
  7. Your profile page will appear. Click on the Classes tab at the top of the message area.
  8. On the Classes screen, click on the Assignment called "Do you have a right?"
  9. On the screen that appears, click on the Start Assignment link.
The game you'll be playing is called "Do I have a right?" and it comes with a soundtrack. For the benefit of others in class, please turn the volume way down (or plug in earbuds).
Choose the "New Game" button and start playing, or if you'd rather get instructions, you can click that link instead. You probably won't want to save today's game, so if you want to just get a sense of the game, play it for awhile to find out. 

Let Mr Knowles know if you run into any problems.