Study every night!
Extra Extra Credit http://www.fra.org/fra/Web/Events_and_Programs/7_12th_Grade_Essay_Contest/Web/Content/Essay_Contest.aspx?hkey=707c4b42-2eb8-4992-9d57-31b8bd14c68a
New Change to History Faoir Assignment/Due Dates:
12/6&7 - Students will hand in a Single Page plan for their project, showing what it will look like and what materials they will use, or a story board for Performance, Web, or Documentary categories. An outline is expected for Individual Reasearch Paper entries. There should be a list of all materials required to complete the project...
12/14&15 - All "Required Written Materials" are due (see rule book).
Benchmark Quizzes on Ch 3,4,5,10,11,&12 - Any Time!
Review by downloading the download and studying those benchmarks. Also scroll down this page and look at the Benchmark descriptions for each chapter (except Ch1).
Note Check Ch6 - 11/28&29
YW Quiz Ch6 - 12/2&12/5
Benchmark Quiz -12/6&12/7
Test as soon as 12/8&12/9
Benchmark Quizzes at any time on old Benchmarks!!
1. What it is/definition.
2. Why it is important.
Students will be tested by the county and state on end-of-course exams on all unit benchmarks for the year, so extra effort needs to go into learning and remembering this information all year (and beyond).
Learn and discuss (evaluate) the rights contained in the Bill of Rights.
Ch 6 Benchmarks
- 1st- speech, religion, press, assembly, petition
- 2nd- bear arms
- 4th-search and seizure
- 5th-grand jury, double jeopardy, self incrimination, due process, eminent domain
- 6th-speedy & public trial, impartial jury, witnesses, counsel
- 7th-jury trial for lawsuits over $20
- 8th-excessive bail, no cruel or unusual punishment
- 9th- not a complete list of rights
- 10th- reserved powers
Learn and discuss (evaluate) the rights contained in the other amendments.
Analyze the impact of the following amendments on minority participation in government.
ü 13th- no slavery
ü 14- due process, voting rights
ü 15- more voting rights (race, color, previous servitude)
ü 19-women’s suffrage(right to vote)
ü 24-No poll taxes
ü 26- voting age is 18
Evaluate Constitutional Rights and their impact on individuals and society.
Weakness in the Articles of Confederation = The Constitution being written
Interpret Intentions of the Preamble
Federalists and Anti-Federalists
-Bill of Rights
“The Rule of Law”
-Influence on American legal, political, and governmental systems
How (specifically) does the Constitution safeguard and limit individual rights
Analyze media and political communications
Division of powers between the national and state governments
The Constitutional amendment process
Constitutional rights and their impact on society
Ch 12 Benchmarks
Examine the impacts of media, individuals, and interest groups on monitoring and influencing government.
Analyze media and political communications
- Glittering Generalities
- Name Calling
- Plain Folks
- Card Stacking
Ch 10/11 Benchmarks
Identify America’s current political parties and illustrate their ideas about governments:
- Republican (Tea?)
- Various others
- Party Platforms
Evaluate Candidates for office by analyzing their qualifications, experience, issue based platforms, debates, and political ads
- Polling Place (precinct)
- Electoral College
- Popular Vote
Montesquieu – separation of powers
John Locke – natural law and the social contract
How the following 4 influenced colonist’s views on government:
- Magna Carta
- English Bill of Rights
- Mayflower Compact
- Common Sense
The influence of physical characteristics, natural resources, climate, and location (absolute and relative) have influenced settlement, economies, and inter-governmental relations in North America.
Describe how English policies and responses to colonial concerns led to the writing of the Declaration of Independence.
Analyze the ideas (natural rights, role of government) and complaints in the Declaration of Independence.
Ch 3 Benchmarks
Direct (pure) democracy
Representative democracy (republic)
Citizen – Natural Born and Naturalized (method of becoming)
Obligations of citizens to
- Obey laws
- Pay taxes
- Defend the nation
- Serve on juries
Responsibilities of citizens at the local, state, and federal levels
Unit 1 Benchmarks:
- 50 states and capitals
- Locate territories and protectorates of the U.S.
- Use maps to identify the divisions and boundaries of North America
- Locate and identify major U.S. cultural landmarks
- Locate and identify major physical landmarks of the U.S.
- Understand the influences of physical characteristics, natural resources, climate, and location (absolute and relative) on the settlement, economies, and government relations in North America.
- Understand the major cultural regions of North America.
- Use maps to determine the location, abundance, and variety of natural resources in North America.
- Examine and explain patterns of cultural diffusion in North America.
- Understand the importance and distribution of demographic characteristics in the U.S.
- Use a map to examine local issues of conservation and ecology.
- Use GIS or other technology to examine data about the U.S.