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Civics - Period 5-Solis Fall 2020 Assignments

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Civics - Final Vibe Check in Google Classroom

Civics - Final Vibe Check

As we (sadly) wrap up our semester together, take a moment to fill out this questionnaire to provide feedback (and for some easy extra credit points). Due by Thursday 1/21

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Final Project - Landmark Supreme Court Cases Presentation  in Google Classroom

Final Project - Landmark Supreme Court Cases Presentation

Your final assessment is a pair (or 3-person group) presentation in which you use your background knowledge of the Judicial Branch to research, understand and present on a landmark Supreme Court case.

100 summative pts.

Due (submitted to Google Classroom) --> Tuesday 1/19
Presentations held on Tuesday 1/19 and Thursday 1/21

Full instructions, assignment rubric, list of case assignments attached. Example slides coming Tuesday.

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Workday Thursday 1/14 - What is your group's plan? in Google Classroom

Workday Thursday 1/14 - What is your group's plan?

Respond to the following questions in your response:

1. What is the name of your landmark case?
2. What are you planning on working on during class today? What is/are the other group member(s) working on?
3. Are you using some form of planner? (Yes, no)
4. What kind of research have you done on your case so far? Articles, websites read, etc.

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HW: Textbook Section 7.2

HW: Textbook Section 7.2 "The Supreme Court"

- Read entire section (pages 332-338)
- 1 full page notes on reading (can use Cornell notes, bullet points, etc.)
- NO assessment questions, just notes
- Handwritten preferred! - typed OK (if typed, use 12 pt. font and bullet points)

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The Supreme Court in Google Classroom

The Supreme Court

Slides, document and guided questions for today's lesson on the Supreme Court.

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Overview of the Judicial Branch in Google Classroom

Overview of the Judicial Branch

Slides and fill-in worksheet for today's lesson and activity introducing the judicial branch.

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Letter to Congress - Summative Assignment in Google Classroom

Letter to Congress - Summative Assignment

Your summative assignment for the Legislative Branch is to participate in democracy by writing a letter to Congress! See slides for full instructions and breakdown of dates.

50 summative pts. + 5 summative pts. for rough draft.


Bill and Congressperson chosen by Monday, Dec. 7th
Rough Draft of letter due by Friday, Dec. 11th
** Final draft due at the start of class. Submitted to Google Classroom by the beginning of the class, Thursday, Dec. 17th

* We will be actually submitting our letters to Congress online, in class. We will go over the process together.
* You must create a record of your submission (screenshot, email confirmation, etc.) to receive full credit.

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Gerrymandering and Redistricting in Google Classroom

Gerrymandering and Redistricting

Slides, links and Edpuzzle for today's lesson and activity on gerrymandering.

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Powers of Congress in Google Classroom

Powers of Congress

Slides, worksheet and portion of US Constitution (Article I, Section 8) for today's lesson and activity on the powers of Congress. Today you will find out why Congress is considered the most powerful branch of the US government!

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Congressional Committees in Google Classroom

Congressional Committees

Slides and document for today's lesson on congressional committees. Today's lesson will be useful to not only learn more about committees, but to learn more about how bills move through Congress as well.

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Letter to Congress - Bill and Congressperson Check-in in Google Classroom

Letter to Congress - Bill and Congressperson Check-in

Complete the form to verify that you have selected a bill and congressperson for your Letter to Congress summative assignment. Remember the rough draft of your letter is due Friday Dec 11th!

Did you procrastinate this weekend or forget to find a bill? You have the remainder of class time to do so. If you fail to submit this form, you will receive a mandatorial!

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HW: Textbook Section 4.5

HW: Textbook Section 4.5 "Congress at Work - Organization and Committees"

- Read section (pages 186-197)
- 1 full page notes on reading (can use Cornell notes, bullet points, etc.)
- NO assessment questions, just notes
- Handwritten preferred! - typed OK (if typed, use 12 pt. font and bullet points)

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How a Bill Becomes a Law in Google Classroom

How a Bill Becomes a Law

Overview slides, flipped learning slides and fill-in worksheet for today's activity related to how a bill becomes a law in the Legislative Branch.

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Overview of the Legislative Branch in Google Classroom

Overview of the Legislative Branch

Slides and worksheet for today's lesson and short activity providing an overview of the Legislative Branch. See slide 16 for activity instructions.

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HW: Textbook Section 6.4

HW: Textbook Section 6.4 "Foreign Policy Overview"

- Read section (pages 283-294)
- Answer questions on worksheet using at least two bullet points each
- You are encouraged to write more notes as needed!
- We will be discussing these responses in class (After break)

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US Foreign Policy  in Google Classroom

US Foreign Policy

(Sorry for repost)

Slides and graphic organizer for today's lesson dealing with US foreign policy. You will need to refer to the slides for the activity, which has you ranking the goals of US foreign policy based on what you think is important.

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Executive Bureaucracy and Departments in Google Classroom

Executive Bureaucracy and Departments

Slides and graphic organizer for today's activity on the Executive Bureaucracy.

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HW: Textbook Section 6.2

HW: Textbook Section 6.2 "The EOP and the Executive Departments"

- Read section (pages 264-272)
- 1 full page notes on reading (can use Cornell notes, bullet points, etc.)
- NO assessment questions, just notes
- Handwritten preferred - typed OK (if typed, use 12 pt. font)

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Overview of Executive Branch + Presidential Edpuzzle in Google Classroom

Overview of Executive Branch + Presidential Edpuzzle

Slides for your reference, plus link to Edpuzzle for class activity/HW

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HW: Textbook Section 11.3

HW: Textbook Section 11.3 "Electing the President"

- Read section (pages 572-588)
- 1 full page notes on reading (can use Cornell notes, bullet points, etc.)
- NO assessment questions
- Handwritten preferred - typed OK.

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Post-Election Day 2020 in Google Classroom

Post-Election Day 2020

Slides and writing prompt for today's mellow post-election day lesson

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Presidential Election of 2000 in Google Classroom

Presidential Election of 2000

Intro slides with instructions and Edpuzzle for today's mini lesson on the contested 2000 Presidential Election

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Election Day 2020 in Google Classroom

Election Day 2020

Happy Election Day! What an amazing opportunity for us to see our awesome democracy at work!

Slides for interactive lesson, Guided Questions worksheet, Google Form for 2020 Mock Election, as well as links to various resources for the lesson.

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2020 Political Ideology and Issues Summative Write in Google Classroom

2020 Political Ideology and Issues Summative Write

See document for full instructions on this summative assignment.

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Electoral College in Google Classroom

Electoral College

Informational slides and brief guided discussion worksheet for today's lesson on the Electoral College.

Also includes Google Form for Summative Essay check-in. Complete Qs #1-5 at the start of class, then answer #6 at the end and submit for 5 summative points.

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Voter Turnout in US in Google Classroom

Voter Turnout in US

Slides, documents for evidence, and graphic organizer for today's activity about voter turnout in the US.

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Presidential Campaign Ads in Google Classroom

Presidential Campaign Ads

Short and (not so) sweet lesson for today that has us taking a closer look at presidential campaign ads. Slides for your reference w/ two super PAC ads as well as graphic organizer for activity and link to Living Room Candidate for more campaign ads.

Further instructions on slide 2.

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HW: Textbook Section 11.1

HW: Textbook Section 11.1 "Political Parties and What They Do"

- Read section (pages 546-561)
- ½ page notes on reading
- Answer 5 assessment questions at the end of the lesson (using complete sentences)
- Typed or handwritten

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Political Parties, Political Ideology and Party Issues  in Google Classroom

Political Parties, Political Ideology and Party Issues

Political Parties and Ideologies slides for your reference. Political Platform Graphic Organizer for today's activity.

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Intro to Political Parties - iSideWith Quiz in Google Classroom

Intro to Political Parties - iSideWith Quiz

Intro to Political Parties slides for your reference. Instructions for activity:

- Take the isidewith.com 2020 political quiz (see link below)
- After completing the quiz, TAKE A SCREENSHOT or login to save your results - you will need to reference these later! Don't make more work for yourself.
- Submit screenshot to this assignment for proof of completion (5 pts)
- Answer wrap up questions (slide 10) in PRIVATE Zoom chat to me for points (5pts)

Any questions? Just ask!

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HW: Federalism Fill-In in Google Classroom

HW: Federalism Fill-In

- Read textbook section 3.3 (pages 113-122) and section 3.4 (pages 123-134)
- Notes optional
- Complete attached Federalism Fill-In using information from textbook
- See page numbers for a hint on where to find information.

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Federalism Case Study: Hurricane Katrina in Google Classroom

Federalism Case Study: Hurricane Katrina

Slides, video documentary link and worksheet for today's case study on Federalism and Hurricane Katrina. See slide 12 for activity instructions.

Note - If the YouTube version of the documentary is restricted, use the alternate video link included here.

Warning - this video features some potentially disturbing footage of deceased hurricane victims.

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Edpuzzle | Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Crash Course Government in Google Classroom

Edpuzzle | Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Crash Course Government

Complete the EdPuzzle by watching the video and answering the questions. Be sure to submit the EdPuzzle once you are done!

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HW: Textbook Section 8.3

HW: Textbook Section 8.3 "Freedom of Speech and Press"

- Read section (pages 368-377)
- ½ page notes on reading
- Answer 5 assessment questions at the end of the lesson (using complete sentences)
- Typed or handwritten

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HW: Textbook Section 8.2

HW: Textbook Section 8.2 "Freedom of Religion"

- Read section (pages 361-367)
- ½ page notes on reading
- Answer 5 assessment questions at the end of the lesson (using complete sentences)
- Typed or handwritten

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1st Amendment and Freedom of Religion Case Studies  in Google Classroom

1st Amendment and Freedom of Religion Case Studies

Supreme Court case studies for use in today's group activity. I will post the accompanying slides after class.

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HW: Constitution Fill-In in Google Classroom

HW: Constitution Fill-In

Read the United States Constitution starting on page 760 of your textbook (or read it online using the attached link) and fill in the blanks on the attached document.

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HW: Textbook Topic 3 Lesson 1 “An Overview of the Constitution” in Google Classroom

HW: Textbook Topic 3 Lesson 1 “An Overview of the Constitution”

- Read Section
- ½ Page Notes on Reading (No assessment questions this week)
- Typed or Handwritten

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Edpuzzle | The Constitution, the Articles, and Federalism  Crash Course US History #8 in Google Classroom

Edpuzzle | The Constitution, the Articles, and Federalism Crash Course US History #8

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Federalist Papers in Google Classroom

Federalist Papers

Materials for in-class activity today regarding the Federalist Papers!

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HW: Textbook Topic 2 Section 3 “First Steps” in Google Classroom

HW: Textbook Topic 2 Section 3 “First Steps”

- Read Section
- ½ Page Notes on Reading and Answer 5 Assessment Questions at the end of the lesson
- Typed or Handwritten

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HW: Textbook Topic 2 Section 2 “Independence” in Google Classroom

HW: Textbook Topic 2 Section 2 “Independence”

- Read Section
- ½ Page Notes on Reading and Answer 5 Assessment Questions at the end of the lesson
- Typed or Handwritten

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Consent of the Governed in Google Classroom

Consent of the Governed

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Declaration of Independence in Google Classroom

Declaration of Independence

Step 1: Go through Slides for background.
Step 2: Use the Doc to help complete the Google form.
Step 3: Be sure to turn in or "SUBMIT" the Google form.

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Civic Online Reasoning: Navigating Digital Information  in Google Classroom

Civic Online Reasoning: Navigating Digital Information

Skills for ACTIVE, EDUCATED citizenship!

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What Kind of Citizen: Goals of Citizenship Summative Write 
 in Google Classroom

What Kind of Citizen: Goals of Citizenship Summative Write

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What Kind of Citizen- Annotated Reading  in Google Classroom

What Kind of Citizen- Annotated Reading

- MINIMUM 2 Text Annotations PER PAGE (Underlining/Highlighting do not count toward this minimum-> must be WRITTEN ANNOTATIONS) but more are always encouraged!
-Examples of written or text annotations include comments with analysis, summary, connections, examples, clarifications, questions, significance etc.
-Tools you MUST use: COMMENT BOXES (minimum 2 per page)
-Tools you MAY use: underline, highlight, defining unknown terms, color coding, etc.

*We will be using this text to write your first summative assignment therefore it is very important you feel comfortable with the text. The more you work to break it down while annotating, the easier the summative write will be! You got this! :)

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Citizenship: Private vs Public in Google Classroom

Citizenship: Private vs Public

HW due Tuesday 9/8

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Edpuzzle | Citizen: The Most Important Title in American Democracy | Chris Hand | TEDxJacksonville in Google Classroom

Edpuzzle | Citizen: The Most Important Title in American Democracy | Chris Hand | TEDxJacksonville

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Day 4: Letter to Teacher in Google Classroom

Day 4: Letter to Teacher

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9/1 Homework: Textbook Topic 1 Lesson 4

9/1 Homework: Textbook Topic 1 Lesson 4 "The Basics of Democracy"

Directions: Read Topic 1 Lesson 4 in the textbook which is titled "The Basics of Democracy". Take 1/2 page of notes on the reading, then answer the 5 assessment questions at the end of the lesson in complete sentences. You may either type your notes/answers on a Google Doc OR you may handwrite your notes/answers and upload a clear photo. Must be turned in on Google Classroom (aka please do not email me or share anything with me).

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Step 1: Open Textbook (TB) Digital or Hardcopy! They both work the same!
Step 2: Use the Table of Contents/Section Headers/Section Footers to locate the assigned reading
2a. Topic = Chapter and Lesson = Section
Step 3: CLOSE READ all of the assigned topic/lesson. Pay particular attention to bolded vocabulary terms. Focus on what is significant! Take 1/2 page NOTES based on what you read.
Step 4: ANSWER the end of lesson assessment questions (1-5) in COMPLETE SENTENCES.
Step 5: Turn in on Google Classroom.
Step 6: Deep breathe, ahhhhh, doesn't it feel lovely to be a scholar and have your work finished?!

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9/1 Homework: Textbook Topic 1 Lesson 4

9/1 Homework: Textbook Topic 1 Lesson 4 "The Basics of Democracy"

Directions: Read Topic 1 Lesson 4 in the textbook which is titled "The Basics of Democracy". Take 1/2 page of notes on the reading, then answer the 5 assessment questions at the end of the lesson in complete sentences. You may either type your notes/answers on a Google Doc OR you may handwrite your notes/answers and upload a clear photo. Must be turned in on Google Classroom (aka please do not email me or share anything with me).

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Step 1: Open Textbook (TB) Digital or Hardcopy! They both work the same!
Step 2: Use the Table of Contents/Section Headers/Section Footers to locate the assigned reading
2a. Topic = Chapter and Lesson = Section
Step 3: CLOSE READ all of the assigned topic/lesson. Pay particular attention to bolded vocabulary terms. Focus on what is significant! Take 1/2 page NOTES based on what you read.
Step 4: ANSWER the end of lesson assessment questions (1-5) in COMPLETE SENTENCES.
Step 5: Turn in on Google Classroom.
Step 6: Deep breathe, ahhhhh, doesn't it feel lovely to be a scholar and have your work finished?!

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A Good Citizen  in Google Classroom

A Good Citizen

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Day 1: Welcome & Who's Who (8/24) in Google Classroom

Day 1: Welcome & Who's Who (8/24)

Good afternoon and welcome to the first day of the 2020-2021 school year! I am so happy to have you here with me in CIVICS! If you are not already, please join our zoom meeting! The meeting ID and password can be found on Aeries or under the "Classwork" tab here on Google Classroom. As you enter Zoom, please make sure to have your screens on so I can see your wonderful faces!

Zoom Code: 936 7814 9878
Password: Sanford

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Day 3: Syllabus and Signature in Google Classroom

Day 3: Syllabus and Signature

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Edpuzzle | Crash Course: Why Study Government? (Monday, 8/31) in Google Classroom

Edpuzzle | Crash Course: Why Study Government? (Monday, 8/31)

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Day 5: Syllabus

Day 5: Syllabus "POP QUIZ"!!!!!!!!