Constitution

Contact:
Margo Hayes
hayes@valleyoakstehachapi.org

Class 1 – Wednesday, September 13

Homework due on  Friday, Sept. 15th: Organize binder (see instructions)

Memorize Preamble: due October 5th

Fill in Timeline of Events (use history book or the internet)

Study Vocabulary Words #1-15; make Vocabulary flash cards (words on front; definitions on the back).

Class 2 – Friday, September 15

Homework: Make  vocabulary flash cards for Vocabulary words #16-52 (on 3×5 cards, or any size) with Constitution vocabulary word on front and abbreviated definition on back. Please bring all vocabulary words to class on Wednesday, Sept. 20th, along with your organized binder + the Timeline you were assigned the first day (see Class 1 assignment). Begin practicing daily on words and meanings – continue practicing daily throughout the Constitution weeks. They will be scattered on the quizzes and tests students will take.

If you need the complete vocabulary answer sheet, click on this link:  Vocabulary Answer Key

Class 3 – Wednesday, September 20

Study the Questions 1-30 that we took notes on in class. We will play a game on Friday with these questions and take our 1st quiz on them next Wednesday. If you need the complete set of filled-in questions, click on this link: Questions 1-30 Answer Key

3. Read and complete the questions for the 2 blue sheets of homework: The Articles of Confederation and Separation of Powers

Continue reviewing the Preamble (due Oct. 5) and begin reviewing over 52 Vocabulary flash cards

* Madeline R. shared a website that’s been helpful in making flashcards and study helps. If you’d like to access this, go to https://quizlet.com/ and create your own online vocabulary flashcards and study guide helps!

Class 4 – Friday September 22

Homework for Wednesday, 9/27

Study Questions #1-30 for Quiz 1 on Wednesday

Read and complete The Legislative Branch handout

Continue studying Vocab. flashcards + Preamble.

Class 5 – Wednesday, September 27

Study Questions #31-60 for Game on Friday

Read and complete “The Legislative Branch of the U.S. Government” handout

Continue reviewing Questions 1-30, Vocabulary, Preamble.

Class 6 – Friday, September 29

Study Questions 31-60 for Quiz 2 on Wednesday, October 4

Read and complete The Senate handout for Wednesday

Review all previous vocabulary, questions, Preamble (due next Wednesday, October 5th!)

Class 7 – Wednesday, October 4

Homework for Friday, October 6th

Study Questions 61-67 for game on Friday

Complete handouts, “Intro to Executive Branch” and “Powers & Duties of the President”

Continue reviewing Questions 1-60 + all Vocabulary

Preamble is due this Friday!

Class 8 – Friday, October 6

Homework for Wednesday, October 11

Study Questions 61-90 for Quiz 3 on Wednesday

Complete homework handout, “Organization of the Judicial Branch”.

Continue reviewing all Questions #1-60 and Vocabulary Flash Cards

  • Parents – students were told in class today that I will drop their lowest quiz score in averaging for class grade.

Class 9 – Wednesday, October 11

Homework for Friday, October 13

1.Study Questions 91-120 for game on Friday the 13th. Please finish copying the notes onto your own study guide questions.

2. Read and complete the Judicial Review & Treason homework handout.

3. Continue studying Questions 1-90 and reviewing vocabulary flash cards.

Class 10 – Friday, October 13

  1. Study Questions 91-120 for Quiz 4 on Wednesday, October 18.
  2. Complete The Constitution Challenge; be sure to read the instructions and do your best! Due Wednesday, October 18th.
  3. Continue reviewing over Questions 1-90 + Vocabulary Flash Cards
  4. Remember that final testing dates have been changed to: November 1st, 3rd, and 8th. No class on November 15th!

Class 11 – Wednesday, October 18

  1. Study and fill out Study Guide Questions for Extra Facts and Amendments 
  2. Complete blue Amendments Homework sheet
  3. Review Questions 1-120 and Vocabulary Flashcards for upcoming final tests on November 1st!

 

Constitution Research Paper and Oral Presentation

 

Contact:
Christy Rosander
rosander@valleyoakstehachapi.org
661-340-1071

 

Constitution Current Event Research Report Prompt

Select a newspaper/magazine article that directly relates to the interpretation of the Constitution or to our government in action. For example: Supreme Court decisions or appointments, proposed violations of any Constitutional rights, debates on laws, or any news discussing Executive/Legislative/Judicial powers. You will know it when you see it if there are strong points of view on both sides. Keep in mind that the point of this essay is to explore topics based on the governing laws of the Constitution. Claims and evidence should be based on as many facts as possible and always should be supported by examples.

In your paper you will be giving facts about your topic, summarizing your newspaper/magazine article and how it relates to the Constitution/Government, presenting both sides of the discussion, and finish with your opinion on the impact this could have on our country.  

Assignments:

Click HERE to View Weeks 1-3 Assignments

Class 7 –  Wednesday, October 4

Homework
1. Revise your 1st paragraph. Use the comments your peer editors wrote on the Revision Checklist to add and revise your first paragraph.
2. Complete rough draft of the 2nd  paragraph with in-text citations.
3. Log in to your student Google Drive account, type your 1st and 2nd paragraphs on the MLA template started in class. Print and bring to class.
4. Do additional research, notecards, and add to your outline as needed.
Homework
1. Revise your 1st – 2nd paragraphs using the comments your peer editors wrote on the Revision Checklist.
2. Complete rough draft of paragraphs 3 and 4 with in-text citations, signal-phrases, and transitions. Use Easy Bib add-on to add to your Works Cited page. Print both your essay and Works Cited and bring to class.
3. Do additional research, note card, & add to your outline as needed

Class 9 – Wednesday, October 11

Class 9 in-class slideshow

Video 
Homework
1. Revise your 1st – 4th paragraph
2. Complete rough draft of paragraph 5 with in-text citations, signal-phrases, and transitions. Use Easy Bib add-on to add to your Works Cited page. Print both your essay and Works Cited and bring to class.
3. Do additional research, note card, & outline as needed.

Organization of Constitution Research Paper:
1st  Paragraph – Introduction
2nd Paragraph – Topic facts
3rd Paragraph – Summary of your chosen newspaper article
4th  Paragraph – Present one side of the topic presented in your newspaper article
5th Paragraph – Present the other side of the topic presented in your newspaper article
6th Paragraph – Conclusion
Homework
1. Revise your 1st – 5th paragraphs, write paragraph 6
2.Add at least one graphic to your paper
3. In the Tools menu, check your word count. The whole paper without the Works Cited page and heading. The requirements for the paper are 800-1200 words.
4. Complete entire rough draft of paragraphs 1 – 6 with in-text citations, signal-phrases, and transitions. Use Easy Bib add-on to create your Works Cited page. Print both your rough draft and Works Cited page and bring to class.
How to Add and Cite an Image from Google Images & Websites
Find and Add Image:
– go to google images: https://images.google.com/
-enter the type of image you are looking for, example: flag
-click search tools
-under usage rights, select Labeled for noncommercial usage with modification
-click the photo you would like to use
-right click photo, control C, go to your paper, control V or just drag the photo into your Google Doc
-resize, select wrap text, and place your image
Cite your Image:
-Go back to your photo, click Visit Page, copy the website address
-select Digital Image from the All 59 Options
-fill out all the fields that you can, paste the website address of the image in the URL
-click Create Citation-copy and paste the citation into your Bibliography in the proper alphabetical order

Class 11 – Wednesday, October 18

Class 11 in-class slideshow

Handouts 
Video
Homework
1. Go to your paper for Mrs. Rosander’s comments, revise as needed.
Plus = You have all the major requirements
Check = You have most but have some work to do
Minus = Missing major requirements for the paper. You have a lot of work to do.
2. Use Make Your Paper Shine handout to make needed revisions and additions to your paper including an interesting title. Print your paper and bring to class. Refer to the grading rubric for all revisions

Class 12 – Friday, October 20


Handouts
Homework
1. Finish peer editing your partners paper if you did not finish in class using the Peer Revision Rough Draft Checklist. Complete by 3:00 on Monday, October 23rd
2. Revise your paper using online Comments from your assigned share partner and using the tips in Making Your Paper Shine.
3. Complete final draft of the Constitution Research paper. Print paper with Works Cited and staple a copy of your main article to the back of your paper, with notecards clipped together with a paper clip or rubber band, and your outline. Be sure your name is on everything.
Reminders:
-check your word count without heading and Works Cited – 800-1200 words
-double check that one of your sources is a primary source
-Double check your in-text citations match your Works Cited page
-refer to the grading rubric for all revisions

Google Log In Instructions:

– Go to http://www.google.com
– Click blue Sign In in upper right-hand corner
– Enter your email address in the first box:
firstletterofyourfirstnamelastname@valleyoakstehachapi.org
– Enter your password in the second box:
First letter of student’s first and last name followed by student ID number

Links:

  1. Go to:http://www.kerncountylibrary.org/
  2. Click Research in the top menu
  3. Select the Database you are interested in. Try Newspapers for editions of the Bakersfield Californian. If you already have selected your article, click on Students > Points of View Reference for do further research on your topic.
  4. Enter your library card number

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