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CIVICS Assignments

CIVICS                                         January 2019                                                                        wwhittaker@valley.k12.ar.us

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

7

Chapter One : Group Tableau Exercise.

 

Small groups will summarize three sections of Chapter One and also present Tableau to whole class.

8

SMART Goals : Revisited

 

Look at scores and name specific actions to take.

9

 

Make Note Cards for the Bill of Rights to use in

“Civil Snowball Fight!”

10

 

Start Chapter One Review Questions on Pg. 24 of text.

 

(questions 1—17)

11

 

Turn in Review questions and then log in to Newsela and read assigned class article.

(must score 75% or higher to complete)

(100% earns snowball)

14

Begin Ch. 2 : “Foundations of Government”

 

Start with group discussion of the necessity of good government in order to have a thriving society.

15

Watch video to begin.

 

Read the Declaration of Independence out loud and make notes of the specific infractions that are listed.

 

16

Working in small groups, you will Rewrite the Declaration of Independence as either:

 

A “Dear England” break up letter …

OR…

A Rap… geah, boi!

17

Present Letters or Raps to the class.

 

Choose an avatar to represent the Articles of Confederation.  Do research to fill in the Avatar characteristics and then draw your artistic interpretation

18

 

Complete “Articles” Avatar today. 

If finished, begin research on the comparative description of the U.S. Constitution – (the replacement for the Articles)

21

 

Martin Luther King Day

No School

22

Complete Ch. 2 REVIEW

On pg. 50 in text.

 

Answer questions 1—19

23

Begin Class with timed Newsela article.

 

Begin Branches of Power Puppet show Project!!!

 

Refer to Ch. 3 in textbook. Research the separation of powers between the three branches of U.S. Govt.

24

Finish research of Articles I—III of U.S. Constitution and begin designing paper-bag or sock puppets for a class presentation/play.

 

(Refer to Ch. 3 for research)

 

25

Write Script for Branches of Puppet Powers Play!!!

 

Get copy of Rubric and be careful to check all of the requirement boxes!

28

Newsela Article Bell-Ringer

 

Finalize Play and Rehearse for presentation in class tomorrow.

29

 

Special Projects:

 

Class Presentations for the Three Branches of U.S. Govt.

30

 

Complete Ch. 3 REVIEW

Answer questions 1—19 on pgs. 104—105.

31

Newsela.com Bellringer

 

Play iCivics : “Branches of Power” online challenge.

1

 

Begin visual notes / collage for the Rights and Responsibilities of U.S. Citizens.