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March 29

posted Mar 29, 2013, 5:25 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Mar 29, 2013, 5:32 AM ]
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 apply my knowledge and understanding of the Bill of Rights and related freedoms. I will play an online game that requires me to think about the different rights.I will use my memory and online resources to score the highest possible level on the online gameThis is a formative assessment. I need to complete it carefully to provide material I will need later for my summative assessment. 

Your open-note test on our Civil Rights Unit was yesterday; you'll get it back today, and we'll take a few minutes to review. 

When finished discussing the test, get started on today's activity by registering for an account at iCivics (if you didn't yesterday). 
  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.
OR, if you created your account yesterday, log in to start playing the game.  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. 

Let Mr Knowles know if you run into any problems.