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August 21 – 25, 2017

Welcome to Civics.

 I will be co-teaching the class this semester with Mrs. Vial.  We are looking forward to an exciting and interesting semester.

This “wordpress”  blog provides the weekly class topics and activities.   Paper copies of all class handouts  will be  available in the classroom. Once student laptops are distributed, to access electronic versions  of the readings & handouts, please visit  the Civics section  of your  One Note program.

Monday – No School

Tuesday – No School

Essential Learning:  To what degree should government limit individual rights for the benefit of the common good?

Wednesday A

  1. If you could change any law,what would it be, how would you change it and why?
  2. Course Syllabus Overview…Signature page returned by Friday,  September 1, 2017 for 30 pts.
  3. Current Events Summary

Thursday B –  No Class

Friday A

  1. Continue Syllabus Overview
  2. Lessons on Being Human / Being a Positive Self-Advocate to pass through life
  3. Current Events
  4. Hate Speech Photo Carousel

 

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October 16 – 20, 2017

Essential Question:  What is the structure (3 main parts) and purpose of the U.S. Constitution?

Monday A Day  (Leaning Essay is due)

  1. Current Events
  2. Citizenship Quiz,
  3. Outline Notes- Overview of the U.S. Constitution, Constitution Overview
  4. Create a Brace Map of the Constitution, Brace Map of the Constitution

Tuesday B Day

No Class

Essential Question:  How does the Constitution provide for the common good and individual rights?

Wednesday A Day

  1. Overview of the Constitution – Students divide into 7 groups and carousel through Infographic chart stations to complete Overview of the Constitution Packet, Constitution O.V. Packet March 2017

Thursday B Day

No Class

Friday – Teacher Work Day (No School for students)

October 9 – 13, 2017

Essential Question:  How do ethics determine the laws created by society?  What is a slippery slope & how could it impact legal decisions?

Monday, B Day

No Class

Tuesday, A Day

  1. Current Events
  2. Finish Who Decides? packet/posterWho Decides packet
  3. Carousel and Debrief, Who Decides Debrief

Wednesday, B Day  (Super Wednesday – Special Schedule)

No Class

Thursday, A Day

  1. Current Events
  2. Carousel/Debrief “Who Decides” posters, Who Decides Debrief
  3. Unit Assessment of Understanding – Which Way Are You Leaning?  Begin in class. Due Monday, October 16, 2017.  With essay turn in – Political Philosophy Surveys (2)

Friday, B Day (Assembly Schedule)

No Class

October 2 – 6, 2017

Essential Question: How do ethics determine the laws created by a society? What is  your litmus test?   What is a slippery slope & how could it impact legal decisions?

Monday A Day

  1. Current Events
  2. Ethical Decision making Group Scenario debrief,
  3. group-scenario-debrief Political Philosophy Surveys, pol-philosophy-surveys
  4. Define “Slippery Slope”
  5.  Begin Student Packet Who Decides?, who-decides-student-packet , who-decides-readings   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uz_6Rkcf3v4(cloning)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNdGAFc_45A (designer)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ul4T01VEm_c euthansia

Tuesday B Day

No Class

Wednesday A Day 

  1. Current Events
  2. Continue Student Packet Who Decides?, who-decides-student-packet , who-decides-readings   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uz_6Rkcf3v4(cloning)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNdGAFc_45A (designer)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ul4T01VEm_c euthan

Thursday B Day 

No Class

Friday A Day

  1. Curent Events
  2. Groups create a poster sharing ethical decisions on topics in “Who Decides”, who-decides-poster-instructions

 

August 28 – Sept. 1, 2017

Essential Learning:  To what degree should government limit individual rights for the benefit of the common good?

Essential Question:  What is the “Marketplace of Ideas” and how does it impact our individual rights?

Monday B

No  class

Tuesday A

  1. Current Events
  2. Debrief Freedom of Speech Vocabulary Chart
  3. Finish “Ethical Decision-making” Diagram on back of Chart
  4. Begin close reading of article:  “KKK vs. Kansas City” and answering questions

Wednesday B

No Class

Thursday A

  1. Current Events
  2. Finish Reading article:  “KKK vs. Kansas City” and answering questions
  3. Document Sort Activity
  4. Analysis of Visual sources

Friday B Freshman Follow Up – Special Schedule

No Class