CIVIL GOVERNMENT-APRIL/MAY, 2022
DATE

ESSENTIAL FILES: INTERACTIVE CONSTITUTION, SIMPLE ENGLISH CONSTITUTION.

Activities and Assignments:

THU

5/19

NO MORE SCHOOL FOR SENIORS! YAY FOR THEM!

WED

5/18

BELLRINGER: None today, because IT IS THE LAST OF THE DAYS! Get ready for your FINAL EXAMINATION! WOOHOO!

 

FOR TODAY- FINAL EXAMINATION. See Mr. B. for your Final Examination packet. Complete as best you can, using complete sentences and proper grammar.

MON

5/16

BELLRINGER: I was going to give another participating grade for completing the outline for the last Final Exam question, but that is becoming WAY more of a pain than it is worth. I am trusting that, if you want to do well on the Final, you have completed all of the work necessary to know what you will say on test day. If you have any questions, you will ask today.

If we wish, we can go over Finals material. If we would like to do something else entertaining, we could cover some interesting material- "Silent Invaders" and "A Follow-up Article that Discusses this Situation."

WORK DAY:

FINAL EXAMINATION STUDY GUIDE: Here is the study guide for the 2022 CIVIL GOVERNMENT FINAL EXAM. Please note that this is an ALL ESSAY final and you will be expected to THOROUGHLY review FOUR of the topics outlined on the study guide.

GRADING: Mr. B. spends the first half of class going over the EXTRA CREDIT and LATE WORK SUBMISSION received over the weekend and putting them into the gradebook.

FRI

5/13

BELLRINGER: I can't resist. I know it is more work, but please complete the AP COMMENTS ON ELON MUSK THINKING SHEET. We discuss.

WORK DAY:

OUR CURRENT PROJECT: The MAKE A DIFFERENCE PROJECT. Your chance to do something meaningful in your own way. Due by MIDNIGHT ON SUNDAY, possible 50 points of extra credit. MAKE SURE TO DOCUMENT YOUR PARTICIPATION!

FINAL EXAMINATION STUDY GUIDE: Here is the study guide for the 2022 CIVIL GOVERNMENT FINAL EXAM. Please note that this is an ALL ESSAY final and you will be expected to THOROUGHLY review FOUR of the topics outlined on the study guide.

TICKET OUT THE DOOR: Today, I would like to see an OUTLINE for another ONE of your FINAL EXAM questions. These should be thorough and should outline everything you know about the topic. If I see such a thorough outlines, I will grant 10 PARTICIPATION POINTS to students today.

WED

5/11

BELLRINGER: We start today by considering a few topics, just for the pure enjoyment of having opinions about things:

WORK DAY:

STUDENTS THAT HAVE NOT TAKEN THE FOREIGN POLICY QUIZ NEED TO DO SO TODAY, IN CLASS, OR RECEIVE A ZERO FOR THIS EXAM.

OUR CURRENT PROJECT: The MAKE A DIFFERENCE PROJECT. Your chance to do something meaningful in your own way. Due by MIDNIGHT ON SUNDAY, possible 50 points of extra credit. MAKE SURE TO DOCUMENT YOUR PARTICIPATION!

FINAL EXAMINATION STUDY GUIDE: Here is the study guide for the 2022 CIVIL GOVERNMENT FINAL EXAM. Please note that this is an ALL ESSAY final and you will be expected to THOROUGHLY review FOUR of the topics outlined on the study guide.

TICKET OUT THE DOOR: Today, I would like to see OUTLINES for TWO of your FINAL EXAM questions. These should be thorough and should outline everything you know about the topic. If I see two thorough outlines, I will grant 20 PARTICIPATION POINTS to students today.

GRADING TODAY: The "FIFTH FUTURE MINI PROJECT

TUE

5/10

BELLRINGER: We review a number of issues regarding this class, class expectations and grading, upcoming projects and the Final Exam.

We preview the upcoming MAKE A DIFFERENCE PROJECT. For a perfect example of how a kid can make a difference, please review this article: "Boy Uses Money Saved for PS4 to Buy Smoke Alarms After Seeing Fatal Fire on TV." This assignment is now set to be a 50 point EXTRA CREDIT PROJECT, but you must complete ALL facets of this project to be eligible for extra credit.

WORK DAY:

OUR CURRENT PROJECT: The MAKE A DIFFERENCE PROJECT. Your chance to do something meaningful in your own way. Due by MIDNIGHT ON SUNDAY, possible 50 points of extra credit. MAKE SURE TO DOCUMENT YOUR PARTICIPATION!

FINAL EXAMINATION STUDY GUIDE: Here is the study guide for the 2022 CIVIL GOVERNMENT FINAL EXAM. Please note that this is an ALL ESSAY final and you will be expected to THOROUGHLY review FOUR of the topics outlined on the study guide. I HIGHLY recommend that you spend time in class this week working on outlines of information to put on your final.

TUE

5/10

BELLRINGER: For a perfect example of how a kid can make a difference, please review this article: "Boy Uses Money Saved for PS4 to Buy Smoke Alarms After Seeing Fatal Fire on TV."

 

WORK DAY:

OUR CURRENT PROJECT: The "FIFTH FUTURE MINI PROJECT: This project is due at the start of class tomorrow!

OUR NEW PROJECT: The MAKE A DIFFERENCE PROJECT. Your chance to do something meaningful in your own way. Due next MONDAY, 100 points. MAKE SURE TO DOCUMENT YOUR PARTICIPATION!

MON

5/9

BELLRINGER: In preparation for our upcoming project, please complete the Ukraine Petition Thinking Sheet.

 

WORK DAY:

OUR CURRENT PROJECT: The "FIFTH FUTURE MINI PROJECT: This project is due at the start of class tomorrow!

OUR NEW PROJECT: The MAKE A DIFFERENCE PROJECT. Your chance to do something meaningful in your own way. Due next MONDAY, 100 points. MAKE SURE TO DOCUMENT YOUR PARTICIPATION!

FRI

5/6

BELLRINGER: Students will have 5 minutes at the start of class to study for their 50 point quiz. Then, we will take the FOREIGN POLICY QUIZ. Results will be sent almost immediately. Good luck.

 

WORK DAY:

OUR CURRENT PROJECT: The "FIFTH FUTURE MINI PROJECT: A look at four possible models for the future of our country. Please note that QUESTION ONE is worth 50 points and the rest of the questions are worth 50 points. This is worth a decent amount of points. It is a good way to get some points in the gradebook on your side before finals week!

WED

5/4

BELLRINGER: We spend a little time at the start of class following up on some issues from the past:

 

WORK DAY:

LECTURE FOR TODAY: "The Art of Foreign Policy", including the "Field Guide to War."

OUR CURRENT PROJECT: The "FIFTH FUTURE MINI PROJECT: A look at four possible models for the future of our country. Please note that QUESTION ONE is worth 50 points and the rest of the questions are worth 50 points. This is worth a decent amount of points. It is a good way to get some points in the gradebook on your side before finals week!

TUE

5/3

BELLRINGER: We spend time today rationally discussing the most important Supreme Court case to be considered in the United States in the last 50 years: Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Here is the NPR story about this case:

We will have a civilized discussion of this from a Constitutional viewpoint. Rude or insensitive comments will not be tolerated.

What is Roe v. Wade? Here is a quote regarding that decision from Aljazeera:

  • "The justices ruled that while abortion is not specifically referenced in the constitution, it is protected under rights to privacy that are themselves protected under the constitution’s guarantees of liberty, particularly within the ninth and 14th amendments, the latter of which prohibits a state from depriving “any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law”.

 

WORK DAY, if we have time, or if our discussion above is not civilized.-

LECTURE FOR TODAY: "The Art of Foreign Policy", including the "Field Guide to War."

MON

5/2

BELLRINGER: It's MONDAY! You know what that means! Time for us to reflect upon yet another government activity designed to make us safer and protect us. #sarcasm.

Please review the "ROOMMATES ARE NOW ILLEGAL IN SHAWNEE, KANSAS" THINKING SHEET.

 

WORK DAY-

LECTURE FOR TODAY: "The Art of Foreign Policy", including the "Field Guide to War."

WORK DAY (If we have time): The "FIFTH FUTURE MINI PROJECT: A look at four possible models for the future of our country.

FRI

4/29

BELLRINGER: You have an EASY ONE today. Please complete the INFLATION CARTOON THINKING SHEET. Then, spend today working on your INFLATION PROJECT

WORK DAY- OUR PROJECT: The INFLATION PROJECT. Each student will be responsible for putting together an informative product that describes something having to do with INFLATION. This could be the history of inflation, hyperinflation, progress of inflation over the years, causes of inflation, ways to counter inflation, the possibilities are endless. Project is due at the start of class on MONDAY.

WED

4/27

BELLRINGER: Get comfortable, we have a few videos to watch.

WORK DAY:

STARTING TODAY: SOME VIDEOS for your consideration:

AFTER THE VIDEOS: We complete and then discuss the ECONOMIC COLLAPSE THINKING SHEET.

OUR PROJECT: The INFLATION PROJECT. Each student will be responsible for putting together an informative product that describes something having to do with INFLATION. This could be the history of inflation, hyperinflation, progress of inflation over the years, causes of inflation, ways to counter inflation, the possibilities are endless. Project is due at the start of class on MONDAY.

MON

4/25

BELLRINGER: As usual on Mondays, I have a few things for us to consider. Please complete The "Rhode Island Vaccination Law" Thinking Sheet. We discuss.

Next, we consider another issue that has come to mind: Please complete The Universal Voting Bill Thinking Sheet. We discuss.

WORK DAY:

STARTING TODAY: We discuss MONEY. What is it? Why is it so important? What is it worth?

LECTURE TODAY: Brief History of Money.

VIDEO for your consideration: "What's Really Inside Fort Knox."

OUR PROJECT: The INFLATION PROJECT. Each student will be responsible for putting together an informative product that describes something having to do with INFLATION. This could be the history of inflation, hyperinflation, progress of inflation over the years, causes of inflation, ways to counter inflation, the possibilities are endless. Project is due at the end of the week.

FRI

4/22

BELLRINGER: We finish our discussion of our CONSPIRACY THEORIES.

WORK DAY: We review and reflect upon the "GOVERNMENT CONSPIRACY THEORIES" PROJECT.

IF WE HAVE TIME: We review two HIGH SCHOOL STORIES:

WED

4/20

BELLRINGER: Please bring your CHROMEBOOKS to Mr. B.'s circle at the start of class today. We will be giving our presentations for our "GOVERNMENT CONSPIRACY THEORIES" PROJECT. Please open this project and be ready to click on links to open students' slideshow for their presentations. Please ask QUESTIONS regarding presentations as we go!

As we go through the class period, we will also be doing some #commentary. Please click on THE CONSPIRACY THEORY BOARD. Then, please CLICK ON THE STICKY NOTE ICON on the left side of the screen. This will let you comment and have your sticky note posted to the board for all to see.

As students present, you will be posting #twitter-type comments regarding the presentations on the board. Please comment on the presentations as you review them. Please use #THEORY (so I know which theory you are commenting on example: #NORTHWOODS) and #NAME (example: #mrb) at the end of your posting, so that I can see who posts what and what you are commenting on.

Each student is required to post commentary on at least THREE different conspiracy theories. This will be a graded assignment!

RULES: Do not delete or edit the post-it note of another person. Do not use drawing tools. Do not be school inappropriate.

IF any of the rules above are broken, we will STOP using this tool and will instead complete the CONSPIRACY REFLECTION PAPER outlined at the bottom of the assignment sheet.

WORK DAY: We review and reflect upon the "GOVERNMENT CONSPIRACY THEORIES" PROJECT.

TUE

4/19

BELLRINGER: We review EXAM grades from last week. Some did really well. Some really didn't.

WORK DAY: The "GOVERNMENT CONSPIRACY THEORIES" PROJECT. First, review your conspiracy theory and how this information is to be presented to the class. Then, begin some research regarding your topic. THESE WILL BE PRESENTED STARTING TOMORROW.

MON

4/18

THU

4/14

BELLRINGER: The truth about LIZARD PEOPLE THAT RUN THE WORLD.

WORK DAY: The "GOVERNMENT CONSPIRACY THEORIES" PROJECT. First, review your conspiracy theory and how this information is to be presented to the class. Then, begin some research regarding your topic. THESE WILL BE PRESENTED NEXT BLOCK PERIOD.

WED

4/13

BELLRINGER: None today.

WORK DAY: The "GOVERNMENT CONSPIRACY THEORIES" PROJECT. First, review your conspiracy theory and how this information is to be presented to the class. Then, begin some research regarding your topic. THESE WILL BE PRESENTED NEXT BLOCK PERIOD.

TUE

4/12

BELLRINGER: FIRST- Students that were not here yesterday, see me for a copy of the BILL OF RIGHTS EXAMINATION. This includes LINNAE, MEEKA, CODY, ABNER, CLAIRE and JORDAN.

SECOND: Time for something a little light-hearted! We analyze "15 TIMES THE SIMPSON'S PREDICTED THE FUTURE." When we are done, we complete "The Simpsons Predicting the Future as Evidence of a Global Illuminati Conspiracy" Thinking Sheet.

Then, we review a "Conspiracy Theory" by completing the CRISIS ACTORS THINKING SHEET.

WORK DAY: We preview and begin work on the "GOVERNMENT CONSPIRACY THEORIES" PROJECT. First, review your conspiracy theory and how this information is to be presented to the class. Then, begin some research regarding your topic. THESE WILL BE PRESENTED NEXT BLOCK PERIOD.

 

MON

4/11

BELLRINGER: Today, we participate in our “Rights of the Individual” Exam.

FOR TODAY: Here a MR. B.'s list of Critical Thinking Bellringers to complete. Please use your criticalthinkingbrain when completing these, if you do, I will grant you extra credit points, up to 15 points total, to help with the grade on your examination.

IF WE HAVE TIME, WE DISCUSS "THE SHASN TOURNAMENT."

FRI

4/8

BELLRINGER: Just for fun, we review a "Civics Test."

FOR TODAY:

  1. If you have not yet completed a full game of "Do I Have the Right?" on icivics.org, please do so today, I will be putting that grade in this afternoon. The TOP score possible on this game is 5000 points. This total has already been reached in 3rd Period class and that student will be exempt from the Exam coming up on Monday. If anyone in 5th Period reaches that score, please send me evidence of your accomplishment immediately, as only the FIRST to reach that score will be exempt.
  2. If you have not yet started to do so, PLEASE review the STUDY GUIDE FOR THE UPCOMING "RIGHTS OF THE INDIVIDUAL" EXAM. If you do not review for this test, I guarantee that you will fail.

WED

4/6

BELLRINGER: We review a program that helps Veterans get back on their feet: "Stand Down"- A Program for Homeless Veterans.

FOR TODAY:

  1. To begin some preparation for our upcoming Examination, which will be held of TUESDAY, students will log in to icivics.org and complete at least ONE game of "Do I have the Right?- Bill of Rights Edition." You might want to get out your Bill of Rights notes for this game, you will need them!
  2. ACTION PLAN FOR TODAY:
    1. Click to go to the website icivics.org
    2. Here are the icivics.org usernames for the classes: 3rd Period Usernames and 5th Period Usernames. Note your USERNAME and the PASSWORD.
    3. Click LOG IN, upper right corner of home screen at icivics.org.
    4. Enter your username and the class password huskies to log in to the site. I recommend COPYING and PASTING your username to log in.
    5. Click on CLASSES at the top of the screen.
    6. On the Class Page, click on the "Do I have a Right?" link under ASSIGNMENTS to begin playing your game. PLEASE SELECT THE BILL OF RIGHTS VERSION OF THE GAME WHEN YOU START!
  3. There is likely to be a short "quiz" at the start of your game. Sorry, I am trying to keep the game curricular!
  4. The game will get students reviewing Bill of Rights concepts and issues. It is a "play by yourself" game, in which you get a final score at the end of your rounds.
  5. You may play as many times as you wish in an attempt to receive the highest score in the class.
  6. The students with the HIGHEST SCORES on SUNDAY AT 6:00 P.M. in each class will be EXEMPT from taking the upcoming Exam!

Here is the STUDY GUIDE FOR THE UPCOMING "RIGHTS OF THE INDIVIDUAL" EXAM.

TUE

4/5

BELLRINGER/MINI ASSIGNMENT: Please consider some materials that discuss the plight of homeless Veterans by completing the HOMELESS VETERANS THINKING SHEET. This will likely take all of the class period. I will be giving 25 points for completion of this assignment. Complete as much as you can, I have NOT made the questions required, so you can simply SUBMIT, if you run out of time.

***If you would be interested in more information on the story that we did yesterday regarding Joshua and his service dog, Sunshine, you can read about it here. (Please notice that Sunshine was doing EXACTLY what she was trained to do in the case of a crisis situation for Joshua!)

FOR TODAY: After completing the BELLRINGER/ASSIGNMENT, please spend a little time reviewing the STUDY GUIDE FOR THE UPCOMING "RIGHTS OF THE INDIVIDUAL" EXAM.

MON

4/4

BELLRINGER: Let's consider the story of a Homeless Man and his dog. Please complete "A Veteran's Story" Thinking Sheet.

FOR TODAY: We begin our discussion of homelessness. Here are some of the media sources that we will be reviewing:


STUDY GUIDE FOR THE UPCOMING "RIGHTS OF THE INDIVIDUAL" EXAM.

FRI

4/1

BELLRINGER: Meet me at my discussion circle, we have lots to review. Bring your Chromebooks.

What about the CRITICAL RACE THEORY CRITIQUE QUESTIONS? you ask. Those need to be shared back with me by the end of the day on MONDAY for grading.

FOR TODAY: We review and discuss One Family's Story Shows How Hard the Cycle of Poverty is to Break. Then, we complete "The Cycle of Poverty Thinking Sheet." This will be a graded assignment, so answer the questions thoroughly and with complete sentences and proper grammar!

If we have time, we also listen to another NPR story regarding poverty: "A 'Cycle of Support' Helps Families Stay out of Poverty.


STUDY GUIDE FOR THE UPCOMING "RIGHTS OF THE INDIVIDUAL" EXAM.

WED

3/30

BELLRINGER: We meet at the BIG TV to review more 14th Amendment actions, particularly, Protests for Racial Equality.

FOR TODAY: VIDEOS FOR TODAY:

  1. The Montgomery Bus Boycott.
  2. The Greensboro Lunch Counter
  3. The Freedom Riders.
  4. The March from Selma to Montgomery for Voting Rights.
  5. Timeline of the Death of George Floyd
  6. George Floyd Protests Around the World

CIVIL RIGHTS ERA DEBRIEF: Please complete this CIVIL RIGHTS REFLECTION when we have finished our review of the above Civil Rights Era media.

REFLECTION: As a reflection upon some of the information at the end of the slideshow and our case studies, I would like students to review some materials regarding "CRITICAL RACE THEORY" and critically analyze what place CRT has in the American Education System. To do this, please complete the CRITICAL RACE THEORY CRITIQUE QUESTIONS form by saving it to your Google Drive and sharing it back with me after completion.

TUE

3/29

 

BELLRINGER: We meet at the BIG TV to review some 14th Amendment cases, particularly, Brown v. Board of Education. BRING YOUR CHROMEBOOKS. We start by analyzing the news of the next morning by critiquing the IMMEDIATE REACTIONS TO THE DECISION.

FOR TODAY: VIDEOS FOR TODAY:

  1. Brown v. Board of Education- The Supreme Court Decides.
  2. Brown v. Board of Education- The Integration of Little Rock Schools
  3. The Little Rock 9 on Oprah- What it was like inside the school.
  4. The Little Rock 9 on Oprah- Meeting their tormentors.
  5. Integrating 'Ole Miss: The Legacy of James Meredith.
  6. The Montgomery Bus Boycott.
  7. The Greensboro Lunch Counter
  8. The Freedom Riders.
  9. The March from Selma to Montgomery for Voting Rights.

REFLECTION #1: "Considering School Desegregation." Make sure to SHARE this document with Mr. Burkhard when you are done. I would like to see this completed by the end of class during Block Period this week.

CIVIL RIGHTS ERA DEBRIEF: Please complete this CIVIL RIGHTS REFLECTION when we have finished our review of the above Civil Rights Era media.

REFLECTION #2: As a reflection upon some of the information at the end of the slideshow and our case studies, I would like students to review some materials regarding "CRITICAL RACE THEORY" and critically analyze what place CRT has in the American Education System. To do this, please complete the CRITICAL RACE THEORY CRITIQUE QUESTIONS form by saving it to your Google Drive and sharing it back with me after completion.

 

 

 

 

 

MON

3/28

BELLRINGER: We review a Death Penalty Case. Please complete the Melissa Lucio Thinking Sheet.

FOR TODAY: We complete work on the 14th Amendment Case Study 2- Mendez v. Westminster School District (1946).

VIDEOS FOR TODAY, if we have time:

  1. Brown v. Board of Education- The Supreme Court Decides.
  2. Brown v. Board of Education- The Integration of Little Rock Schools
  3. The Little Rock 9 on Oprah- What it was like inside the school.
  4. The Little Rock 9 on Oprah- Meeting their tormentors.
  5. Integrating 'Ole Miss: The Legacy of James Meredith.
  6. The Montgomery Bus Boycott.
  7. The Greensboro Lunch Counter
  8. The Freedom Riders.
  9. The March from Selma to Montgomery for Voting Rights.

CIVIL RIGHTS ERA DEBRIEF: Please complete this CIVIL RIGHTS REFLECTION when we have finished our review of the above Civil Rights Era media.

MINI-PROJECT: "Considering School Desegregation." Make sure to SHARE this document with Mr. Burkhard when you are done. I would like to see this completed by the end of class during Block Period this week.

REFLECTION: As a reflection upon some of the information at the end of the slideshow and our case studies, I would like students to review some materials regarding "CRITICAL RACE THEORY" and critically analyze what place CRT has in the American Education System. To do this, please complete the CRITICAL RACE THEORY CRITIQUE QUESTIONS form by saving it to your Google Drive and sharing it back with me after completion.

 

 

 

 

 

FRI

3/25

BELLRINGER: We gather in our circle to listen to the story of Mendez v. Westminster School District. Then, we complete the 14th Amendment Case Study 2- Mendez v. Westminster School District (1946)

FOR TODAY:

14th Amendment Case Studies (PLEASE MAKE COPIES OF THESE DOCUMENTS AND SHARE THEM BACK WITH MR. B. FOR GRADING): Today, we are reviewing a second landmark cases regarding the 14th Amendment, Mendez v. Westmnster School District. Review the case in the links below and answer the questions, using complete sentences and proper grammar.

REFLECTION: As a reflection upon some of the information at the end of the slideshow and our case studies, I would like students to review some materials regarding "CRITICAL RACE THEORY" and critically analyze what place CRT has in the American Education System. To do this, please complete the CRITICAL RACE THEORY CRITIQUE QUESTIONS form by saving it to your Google Drive and sharing it back with me after completion.

 

 

 

 

 

WED

3/23

BELLRINGER: We finish discussing some graphs and images regarding racial disparity in America.

FOR TODAY: We finish discussing The 9th, 10th and 14th Amendments.

THEN: We consider PLESSY v. FERGUSON.

14th Amendment Case Studies (PLEASE MAKE COPIES OF THESE DOCUMENTS AND SHARE THEM BACK WITH MR. B. FOR GRADING): We will be reviewing two landmark cases regarding the 14th Amendment, the first being Plessy v. Ferguson, the second being Mendez v. Westmnster School District. Review the cases in the links below and answer the questions, using complete sentences and proper grammar.

REFLECTION: As a reflection upon some of the information at the end of the slideshow and our case studies, I would like students to review some materials regarding "CRITICAL RACE THEORY" and critically analyze what place CRT has in the American Education System. To do this, please complete the CRITICAL RACE THEORY CRITIQUE QUESTIONS form by saving it to your Google Drive and sharing it back with me after completion.

 

 

 

 

 

TUE

3/22

BELLRINGER: None today, please meet me at the overhead with your notebooks (both paper and technological), we have some issues to discuss.

FOR TODAY: We finish discussing The 9th, 10th and 14th Amendments.

14th Amendment Case Studies (PLEASE MAKE COPIES OF THESE DOCUMENTS AND SHARE THEM BACK WITH MR. B. FOR GRADING): We will be reviewing two landmark cases regarding the 14th Amendment, the first being Plessy v. Ferguson, the second being Mendez v. Westmnster School District. Review the cases in the links below and answer the questions, using complete sentences and proper grammar.

 

 

 

 

 

MON

3/21

BELLRINGER: As a look forward to the issues that we will be discussing over the next week or so, please complete the THINKING SHEET- "THE CASE OF JEROME MURDOUGH."

LEARNING FOR TODAY: The 9th, 10th and 14th Amendments.

14th Amendment Case Studies: We will be reviewing two landmark cases regarding the 14th Amendment, the first being Plessy v. Ferguson, the second being Mendez v. Westmnster School District. Review the cases in the links below and answer the questions, using complete sentences and proper grammar.

UPCOMING: One Family's Story Shows How Hard the Cycle of Poverty is to Break. If we have time, complete "The Cycle of Poverty Thinking Sheet."

 

 

 

 

 

WED

3/9

BELLRINGER: Meet Mr. B. in his circle for a discussion of a Landmark 8th Amendment Case. Please bring your CHROMEBOOKS! You will need them throughout the period.

   

FOR TODAY- We discuss a landmark 8th Amendment Case Study in detail. Here are the necessary links-

IF WE HAVE TIME: Work on completing Four Actual Courtroom Death Penalty Cases from yesterday.

 

 

 

 

TUE

3/8

BELLRINGER: Today is a day for CASE STUDIES regarding the Death Penalty. Please refer to this set of case studies from Michigan State University: Four Actual Courtroom Death Penalty Cases.

PLEASE CREATE A GOOGLE DOC ENTITLED DEATH_PENALTY_CASES. Share this with Mr. B. for grading.

If your birthday is in an ODD numbered month, please review cases #1 and #3. If your birthday is in an EVEN numbered month, please review cases #2 and #4.

For each case that you review, please write two paragraphs, as follows:

  • PARAGRAPH ONE: You will write a paragraph explaining why the defendant deserves to be sentenced to the DEATH PENALTY, including a discussion of AGGRAVATING CIRCUMSTANCES.
  • PARAGRAPH TWO: For the second paragraph, please write a paragraph in which you explain why the defendent deserves to receive a LIFE SENTENCE, include a discussion of MITIGATING CIRCUMSTANCES.
  • CONCLUSION: Then, write a sentence or two explaining whether or not YOU think the defendant should be sentenced to the Death Penalty and why.

Use evidence from the cases, as well as material that we have discussed in class when writing your paragraphs. You are REQUIRED to show rational, critical thought in these cases, if you wish to receive full credit for your work! This will be a 50 point graded assignment.

   

FOR TODAY-We discuss a landmark 8th Amendment Case Study in detail. Here are the necessary links-

 

 

 

 

MON

3/7

BELLRINGER: We review a Death Penalty case in the news right now and complete the BOSTON BOMBER DEATH PENALTY THINKING SHEET. (here is the link to this article, if you need to refer to it.)

   

FOR TODAY- EIGHTH AMENDMENT RESEARCH PROJECT: PLEASE OPEN THIS DOCUMENT AND MAKE A COPY OF IT IN YOUR GOOGLE DRIVE. THEN, SHARE IT WITH ME FOR SUBMISSION! The Capital Punishment Investigation Sheet. 50 point assignment. You will be using the "Death Penalty Fact Sheet" to complete this assignment.

 

 

 

 

FRI

3/4

BELLRINGER: We have a little bit more information regarding the EIGHTH AMENDMENT to cover, please meet me at the BIG TV with your notebooks.

   

FOR TODAY- LEARNING MATERIALS: The SEVENTH and EIGHTH AMENDMENT.

EIGHTH AMENDMENT RESEARCH PROJECT: PLEASE OPEN THIS DOCUMENT AND MAKE A COPY OF IT IN YOUR GOOGLE DRIVE. THEN, SHARE IT WITH ME FOR SUBMISSION! The Capital Punishment Investigation Sheet. 50 point assignment. You will be using the "Death Penalty Fact Sheet" to complete this assignment.

 

 

 

 

WED

3/2

BELLRINGER: It is that time of year, an annual Civil Government tradition- The State of the Union Speech. We always listen to this and comment on it by completing the STATE OF THE UNION COMMENTS. Please make at least FIVE comments on the material that you hear in the speech. You are allowed to be critical, but please be school appropriate. Make sure to #HASHTAG your comments to indicate the topic that you are commenting on.

   

FOR TODAY- LEARNING MATERIALS: The SEVENTH and EIGHTH AMENDMENT.

EIGHTH AMENDMENT RESEARCH PROJECT: PLEASE OPEN THIS DOCUMENT AND MAKE A COPY OF IT IN YOUR GOOGLE DRIVE. THEN, SHARE IT WITH ME FOR SUBMISSION! The Capital Punishment Investigation Sheet. 50 point assignment. You will be using the "Death Penalty Fact Sheet" to complete this assignment.

PLEASE NOTE: I will be grading the "Applying Miranda- Miranda and Teens" CASE STUDY on Wednesday. Please make sure that you have completed it and shared it with me by that date.

 

 

 

 

TUE

3/1

BELLRINGER: None for today, we spent enough time "Bellringing" yesterday. Please get out a notebook, you will need to take notes today!

   

FOR TODAY- LEARNING MATERIALS: The SEVENTH and EIGHTH AMENDMENT.

EIGHTH AMENDMENT RESEARCH PROJECT: PLEASE OPEN THIS DOCUMENT AND MAKE A COPY OF IT IN YOUR GOOGLE DRIVE. THEN, SHARE IT WITH ME FOR SUBMISSION! The Capital Punishment Investigation Sheet. 50 point assignment. You will be using the "Death Penalty Fact Sheet" to complete this assignment.

PLEASE NOTE: I will be grading the "Applying Miranda- Miranda and Teens" CASE STUDY on Wednesday. Please make sure that you have completed it and shared it with me by that date.

 

 

 

 

MON

2/28

BELLRINGER: What do we know about the Death Penalty? As a class, we will complete the What We Think We Know About the Death Penalty? Survey. Please DO NOT look up the answers!

   

FOR TODAY- LEARNING MATERIALS: The SEVENTH and EIGHTH AMENDMENT.

EIGHTH AMENDMENT RESEARCH PROJECT: PLEASE OPEN THIS DOCUMENT AND MAKE A COPY OF IT IN YOUR GOOGLE DRIVE. THEN, SHARE IT WITH ME FOR SUBMISSION! The Capital Punishment Investigation Sheet. 50 point assignment. You will be using the "Death Penalty Fact Sheet" to complete this assignment.

PLEASE NOTE: I will be grading the "Applying Miranda- Miranda and Teens" CASE STUDY on Wednesday. Please make sure that you have completed it and shared it with me by that date.

 

 

 

 

FRI

2/25

BELLRINGER: Do the guilty deserve rights? Let's analyze some conditions for guilty prisoners in Illinois. Please complete the "ILLINOIS PRISONERS" THINKING SHEET.

   

FOR TODAY: We apply the Miranda v. Arizona case by answering the questions in "Applying Miranda- Miranda and Teens." This is a little more involved than the typical Bellringer and I would like evidence of thought and effort on these answers. There are only 4 questions, but there is some reading involved regarding the cases in question. This will be a 50 point assignment.

 

 

 

 

TUE

2/22

&

THU

2/24

 

BELLRINGER: Well, it has finally happened and we really should discuss it: THE INVASION OF UKRAINE BEGINS.We discuss.

   

FOR TODAY:We review the landmark case of the FIFTH and SIXTH AMENDMENTS- Right to Remain Silent- Miranda v. Arizona from the Annenburg Classroom.

When we have completed this video: Apply the Miranda v. Arizona case by answering the questions in "Applying Miranda- Miranda and Teens." This is a little more involved than the typical Bellringer and I would like evidence of thought and effort on these answers. There are only 4 questions, but there is some reading involved regarding the cases in question. This will be a 50 point assignment.

 

 

 

 

WED

2/16

&

FRI

2/18

BELLRINGER: Pick up a 6th Amendment Extended Case Study Packet. You will start by analyzing AN IMPORTANT DOCUMENT in PART ONE of the Case Study. Then we will review some movie clips and continue to analyze the case.

   

FOR TODAY: SIXTH AMENDMENT CASE STUDY- GIDEON V. WAINWRIGHT.Complete this case study by writing your answers on the sheet and getting it back to me on Friday/Tuesday. This will be a graded 50 point assignment.

FOR THIS CASE STUDY (PLEASE NOTE- The movie that you will be watching, Gideon's Trumpet, contains exact courtroom testimony, as recorded in the courtroom by the court reporter):

  • PART ONE: Analysis of AN IMPORTANT DOCUMENT.
  • PART TWO: Case Background Summary and movie review.
  • PART THREE: Review of movie BEFORE Supreme Court decision, Review of move AFTER Supreme Court decisions,
  • PART FOUR: Analysis of the Supreme Court Ruling in the case.
  • PART FIVE: Analysis of Political Cartoon. Review the cartoon and answer the questions. RESEARCH as needed to answer questions!
  • PART SIX: Reflection regarding the case and the "Rights of the Accused." This should be a critical thinking exercise with a well-thought out response!

VIDEO LINKS FOR GIDEON'S TRUMPET VIDEO:

 

 

 

 

TUE

2/15

BELLRINGER: What do we know? Please complete the MIRANDA WARNING THINKING SHEET at the start of class. DO NOT LOOK UP THE ANSWERS ON THE INTERNET or the EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY will go away.

   

FOR TODAY: The Fifth and Sixth Amendments- The Rights of the Accused. We also review the landmark case of the FIFTH and SIXTH AMENDMENTS- Right to Remain Silent- Miranda v. Arizona from the Annenburg Classroom.

When we have completed this video: Apply the Miranda v. Arizona case by answering the questions in "Applying Miranda- Miranda and Teens." This is a little more involved than the typical Bellringer and I would like evidence of thought and effort on these answers. There are only 4 questions, but there is some reading involved regarding the cases in question. This will be a 50 point assignment.

 

 

 

 

MON

2/14

BELLRINGER: QUIZ TIME- Please complete the EXLUSIONARY RULE CARTOON QUIZ. This will be our quiz for the week, so give strong answers!

   

FOR TODAY:

WHEN WE HAVE COMPLETED THE FOURTH AMENDMENT MATERIAL: At the start of class, please complete the EXLUSIONARY RULE CARTOON QUIZ. This will be our quiz for the week, so give strong answers!

IF WE HAVE TIME, we start: The Fifth and Sixth Amendments- The Rights of the Accused. We also review the landmark case of the FIFTH and SIXTH AMENDMENTS- Right to Remain Silent- Miranda v. Arizona from the Annenburg Classroom.

When we have completed this video: Apply the Miranda v. Arizona case by answering the questions in "Applying Miranda- Miranda and Teens." This is a little more involved than the typical Bellringer and I would like evidence of thought and effort on these answers. There are only 4 questions, but there is some reading involved regarding the cases in question. This will be a 50 point assignment.

 

 

 

 

FRI

2/11

BELLRINGER: None at the start of class, there is a quiz at the end of the day, though.

   

FOR TODAY:

THIRD AND FOURTH AMENDMENT LEARNING MATERIALS: We cowill be reviewing THE FOURTH AMENDMENT and EXCEPTIONS!

WHEN WE HAVE COMPLETED THE FOURTH AMENDMENT MATERIAL: At the start of class, please complete the EXLUSIONARY RULE CARTOON QUIZ. This will be our quiz for the week, so give strong answers!

 

 

 

 

WED

2/9

BELLRINGER: We review a story from this morning on National Public Radio regarding "No Knock Raids":

We review a video from last week of a "No Knock Raid" in Minnesota. This raid resulted in the death of a completely innocent young black man, Amir Locke.

We also see what Spike says about these types of situations by reviewing his recent Social Media Post and completing the "NO KNOCK RAIDS THINKING SHEET."

   

FOR TODAY:

THIRD AND FOURTH AMENDMENT LEARNING MATERIALS: We will be reviewing THE FOURTH AMENDMENT and EXCEPTIONS!

WHEN WE HAVE COMPLETED THE FOURTH AMENDMENT MATERIAL: At the start of class, please complete the EXLUSIONARY RULE CARTOON QUIZ. This will be our quiz for the week, so give strong answers!

 

 

 

 

TUE

2/8

BELLRINGER: No writing for today, but we gather to learn about the landmark case of the 4th Amendment, Mapp v. Ohio. This is a 30 minute video, so get comfortable. Once we are done with the video, we reflect upon the Mapp v. Ohio case by answering the questions in The "MAPP V. OHIO" Thinking Sheet. This is a little more involved than the typical Bellringer and I would like evidence of thought and effort on these answers. This is taking place of a WRITING for this week, so give me something I can feel good about grading!

   

FOR TODAY:

THIRD AND FOURTH AMENDMENT LEARNING MATERIALS: We will be reviewing THE FOURTH AMENDMENT and EXCEPTIONS!

WHEN WE HAVE COMPLETED THESE VIDEOS: Reflect upon the Mapp v. Ohio case by answering the questions in The "MAPP V. OHIO" Thinking Sheet. This is a little more involved than the typical Bellringer and I would like evidence of thought and effort on these answers. This is taking place of a WRITING for this week, so give me something I can feel good about grading!

 

 

 

 

MON

2/7

BELLRINGER: No writing for today, but we gather to discuss the rights of the Homeowner. Do you NEED to answer your door? Do you NEED to let the police in? Why or why not?

   

FOR TODAY:

THIRD AND FOURTH AMENDMENT LEARNING MATERIALS: We will be reviewing THE FOURTH AMENDMENT and EXCEPTIONS!

WHEN WE HAVE COMPLETED THESE VIDEOS: Reflect upon the Mapp v. Ohio case by answering the questions in The "MAPP V. OHIO" Thinking Sheet. This is a little more involved than the typical Bellringer and I would like evidence of thought and effort on these answers. This is taking place of a WRITING for this week, so give me something I can feel good about grading!

 

 

 

 

FRI

2/4

BELLRINGER: We review another FIRST AMENDMENT THING, this time right in our neighborhood, at Colorado State University. Please complete the STUDENTS AFFECTED BY FREE SPEECH THINKING SHEET.

Then, we need to decide what we are doing today. Options are- 1) Work on The SECOND AMENDMENT POSITION PAPER. 2) Begin working on the rights of the 4th Amendment. Your choice, but if we choose a WORK DAY on the paper, everyone will be working. No goofing off.

HERE IS WHAT YOUR PAPER SHOULD LOOK LIKE!

   

POSSIBLE OPTIONS FOR TODAY:

POSITION PAPER (DUE FRIDAY AT MIDNIGHT): The SECOND AMENDMENT POSITION PAPER.

THIRD AND FOURTH AMENDMENT LEARNING MATERIALS: We will be reviewing THE FOURTH AMENDMENT and EXCEPTIONS!

WHEN WE HAVE COMPLETED THESE VIDEOS: Reflect upon the Mapp v. Ohio case by answering the questions in The "MAPP V. OHIO" Thinking Sheet. This is a little more involved than the typical Bellringer and I would like evidence of thought and effort on these answers. This is taking place of a WRITING for this week, so give me something I can feel good about grading!

 

 

 

 

THU

2/3

BELLRINGER: We review an OP-ED piece regarding the rights of the SECOND AMENDMENT and answer a single question on the SECOND AMENDMENT OP-ED THINKING SHEET.

Then, we need to decide what we are doing today. Options are- 1) Work on The SECOND AMENDMENT POSITION PAPER. 2) Begin working on the rights of the 4th Amendment. Your choice, but if we choose a WORK DAY on the paper, everyone will be working. No goofing off.

   

POSSIBLE OPTIONS FOR TODAY:

POSITION PAPER (DUE FRIDAY AT MIDNIGHT): The SECOND AMENDMENT POSITION PAPER.

THIRD AND FOURTH AMENDMENT LEARNING MATERIALS: We will be reviewing THE FOURTH AMENDMENT and EXCEPTIONS!

WHEN WE HAVE COMPLETED THESE VIDEOS: Reflect upon the Mapp v. Ohio case by answering the questions in The "MAPP V. OHIO" Thinking Sheet. This is a little more involved than the typical Bellringer and I would like evidence of thought and effort on these answers. This is taking place of a WRITING for this week, so give me something I can feel good about grading!

 

 

 

 

TUE

2/1

BELLRINGER: None for today, Mr. B. is out. Please start right to work on your The SECOND AMENDMENT POSITION PAPER.

OR WORK ON THE PROJECTS AND ASSIGNMENTS THAT YOU HAVE NOT TURNED IN LATELY!

   

POSITION PAPER (DUE FRIDAY AT MIDNIGHT): The SECOND AMENDMENT POSITION PAPER.

 

 

 

 

 

MON

1/31

BELLRINGER: Look, this could be a HUGE issue soon. Let's learn a little about the problem with Russia and the Ukraine.

And another issue of concern regarding the First Amendment- Should we be banning books in schools?

 

 

 

FRI

1/28

BELLRINGER: What is Spike up to now? Please consider the WISCONSIN HEALTHCARE WORKERS THINKING SHEET. We discuss.

   

FOR TODAY: Reflect upon the topic by answering the questions in The "Right to Carry" Thinking Sheet.

WORK DAY: The SECOND AMENDMENT POSITION PAPER.

 

 

 

 

WED

1/26

BELLRINGER: Well, there are gun control issues in the news THIS MORNING! Let's analyze what we think about them. Please complete the "LIABILITY INSURANCE FOR GUN OWNERS" THINKING SHEET. We discuss.

   

FOR TODAY: We watch one last video regarding kids and guns, this one a little more recent: From CBS News- "Children and Gun Safety." We discuss.

THE CONTROVERSY REGARDING RIGHT TO CARRY: We review review the following videos regarding the Right to Carry in the United States.

    1. "If I only had a gun, Part 1," from ABC 20/20 Newsmagazine.
    2. "The Truth about Right to Carry," from the National Rifle Association.
    3. "Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America." from MSNBC.
    4. "Extreme Open Carry in Texas" from ABC News.
    5. Law student confronts an officer regarding open carry. Youtube.com video.

WHEN WE HAVE COMPLETED THESE VIDEOS: Reflect upon the topic by answering the questions in The "Right to Carry" Thinking Sheet.

UPCOMING: The SECOND AMENDMENT POSITION PAPER.

 

 

 

 

TUE

1/25

BELLRINGER: None at the START of class, but there will be some later in the class period!

   

FOR TODAY:

THE CONTROVERSY REGARDING KIDS AND GUNS: We review some videos regarding Kids and guns from both sides of the issue: From 20/20 "Young Guns 2- When Kids Find Guns" and "Young Guns 4- Teaching Kids to Shoot" and from Bancroft TV: "Kids with Guns- A family defends their rights to bear arms."

WHEN WE HAVE COMPLETED THESE VIDEOS: Reflect upon the topic by replying to the "Children and Guns" THINKING SHEET. We will discuss this issue in class afterwards.

THE CONTROVERSY REGARDING RIGHT TO CARRY: We review review the following videos regarding the Right to Carry in the United States.

    1. "If I only had a gun, Part 1," from ABC 20/20 Newsmagazine.
    2. "The Truth about Right to Carry," from the National Rifle Association.
    3. "Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America." from MSNBC.
    4. "Extreme Open Carry in Texas" from ABC News.
    5. Law student confronts an officer regarding open carry. Youtube.com video.

WHEN WE HAVE COMPLETED THESE VIDEOS: Reflect upon the topic by answering the questions in The "Right to Carry" Thinking Sheet.

UPCOMING: The SECOND AMENDMENT POSITION PAPER.

 

 

 

 

MON

1/24

BELLRINGER: Look, I am kind of irritated. You should be irritated, too. Please READ the article and respond to it in the CONGRESS PROFITS FROM TRADES THINKING SHEET.

   

FOR TODAY: The Second Amendment- A History, including videos from either side.

THE CONTROVERSY REGARDING KIDS AND GUNS: We review some videos regarding Kids and guns from both sides of the issue: From 20/20 "Young Guns 2- When Kids Find Guns" and "Young Guns 4- Teaching Kids to Shoot" and from Barcroft TV: "Kids with Guns- A family defends their rights to bear arms."

WHEN WE HAVE COMPLETED THESE VIDEOS: Reflect upon the topic by replying to the "Children and Guns" THINKING SHEET. We will discuss this issue in class afterwards.

THE CONTROVERSY REGARDING RIGHT TO CARRY: We review review the following videos regarding the Right to Carry in the United States.

    1. "If I only had a gun, Part 1," from ABC 20/20 Newsmagazine.
    2. "The Truth about Right to Carry," from the National Rifle Association.
    3. "Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America." from MSNBC.
    4. "Extreme Open Carry in Texas" from ABC News.
    5. Law student confronts an officer regarding open carry. Youtube.com video.

WHEN WE HAVE COMPLETED THESE VIDEOS: Reflect upon the topic by answering the questions in The "Right to Carry" Thinking Sheet.

UPCOMING: The SECOND AMENDMENT POSITION PAPER.

 

 

 

 

FRI

1/21

BELLRINGER: None for today, we have too much to discuss! Meet me at the overhead with your notebook!

   

FOR TODAY: The Second Amendment- A History, including videos from either side.

THE CONTROVERSY REGARDING KIDS AND GUNS: We review some videos regarding Kids and guns from both sides of the issue: From 20/20 "Young Guns 2- When Kids Find Guns" and "Young Guns 4- Teaching Kids to Shoot" and from Barcroft TV: "Kids with Guns- A family defends their rights to bear arms."

WHEN WE HAVE COMPLETED THESE VIDEOS: Reflect upon the topic by replying to the "Children and Guns" THINKING SHEET. We will discuss this issue in class afterwards.

THE CONTROVERSY REGARDING RIGHT TO CARRY: We review review the following videos regarding the Right to Carry in the United States.

    1. "If I only had a gun, Part 1," from ABC 20/20 Newsmagazine.
    2. "The Truth about Right to Carry," from the National Rifle Association.
    3. "Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America." from MSNBC.
    4. "Extreme Open Carry in Texas" from ABC News.
    5. Law student confronts an officer regarding open carry. Youtube.com video.

WHEN WE HAVE COMPLETED THESE VIDEOS: Reflect upon the topic by answering the questions in The "Right to Carry" Thinking Sheet.

UPCOMING: The SECOND AMENDMENT POSITION PAPER.

 

 

 

 

WED

1/19

BELLRINGER: We complete a short questionnaire about "Guns in America." The only wrong answers are ones in which you are being unsincere. We discuss as we go.

   

FOR TODAY: The Second Amendment- A History, including videos from either side.

THE CONTROVERSY REGARDING KIDS AND GUNS: We review some videos regarding Kids and guns from both sides of the issue: From 20/20 "Young Guns 2- When Kids Find Guns" and "Young Guns 4- Teaching Kids to Shoot" and from Barcroft TV: "Kids with Guns- A family defends their rights to bear arms."

WHEN WE HAVE COMPLETED THESE VIDEOS: Reflect upon the topic by replying to the "Children and Guns" THINKING SHEET. We will discuss this issue in class afterwards.

THE CONTROVERSY REGARDING RIGHT TO CARRY: We review review the following videos regarding the Right to Carry in the United States.

    1. "If I only had a gun, Part 1," from ABC 20/20 Newsmagazine.
    2. "The Truth about Right to Carry," from the National Rifle Association.
    3. "Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America." from MSNBC.
    4. "Extreme Open Carry in Texas" from ABC News.
    5. Law student confronts an officer regarding open carry. Youtube.com video.

WHEN WE HAVE COMPLETED THESE VIDEOS: Reflect upon the topic by answering the questions in The "Right to Carry" Thinking Sheet.

UPCOMING: The SECOND AMENDMENT POSITION PAPER.

 

 

 

 

TUE

1/18

BELLRINGER: Please complete the FREEDOM FROM RELIGION FOUNDATION THINKING SHEET.

   

FOR TODAY: ESTABLISHMENT CLAUSE CASE STUDIES: If your BIRTH MONTH is ODD, please complete all of the questions for case studies number 1, 3, 5, 7. If your BIRTH MONTH IS EVEN, please complete all of the questions for case studies number 2, 4, 6, and 8. Please give thorough answers that demonstrate critical thinking and an understanding of the subject. These completed case studies are absolutely due at the end of class on TODAY and I would like to discuss them with the class.

 

 

 

 

FRI

1/14

BELLRINGER: Sooooo... Let's talk about something that actually happened with regards to Freedom of Religion recently. How about The Horned Capital Invader Organic Food in Prison Because Religion Thinking Sheet?

   

FOR TODAY: ESTABLISHMENT CLAUSE CASE STUDIES: If your BIRTH MONTH is ODD, please complete all of the questions for case studies number 1, 3, 5, 7. If your BIRTH MONTH IS EVEN, please complete all of the questions for case studies number 2, 4, 6, and 8. Please give thorough answers that demonstrate critical thinking and an understanding of the subject. These completed case studies will be due at the end of class on TODAY and I would like to discuss them with the class.

 

 

 

 

WED

1/12

BELLRINGER: Please consider and respond to the "ESTABLISHMENT CLAUSE- ISLAMIC PRAYER IN SCHOOLS THINKING SHEET."

   

FOR TODAY: ESTABLISHMENT CLAUSE GROUP CASE STUDY: As a class group, we will be completing analysis of the CHURCH OF THE FLYING SPAGHETTI MONSTER Warm-up Case Study . Please note that this is an official WRITING ASSIGNMENT, mandated by the administration. It will be graded according to a very specific SOCIAL STUDIES CRITICAL THINKING RUBRIC. I expect to see thorough and thoughtful answers to these questions.

ESTABLISHMENT CLAUSE CASE STUDIES: If your BIRTH MONTH is ODD, please complete all of the questions for case studies number 1, 3, 5, 7. If your BIRTH MONTH IS EVEN, please complete all of the questions for case studies number 2, 4, 6, and 8. Please give thorough answers that demonstrate critical thinking and an understanding of the subject. These completed case studies will be due at the end of class on FRIDAY.

 

 

 

 

TUE

1/11

BELLRINGER: Yesterday, we discussed THE FIRST AMENDMENT- FREEDOM OF RELIGION. Now that we are done, please select one of the last FIVE SLIDES in this show and click on the photo to do some more in-depth research. You will read the accompanying article and then EMAIL MR. B. with your thoughts. This will be AT LEAST ONE PARAGRAPH, outlining the issue, the controversy and your thoughts on the issue with respect to the four FREEDOM OF RELIGION RULES that we outlined in class.

   

FOR TODAY: ESTABLISHMENT CLAUSE GROUP CASE STUDY: As a class group, we will be completing analysis of the CHURCH OF THE FLYING SPAGHETTI MONSTER Warm-up Case Study .

ESTABLISHMENT CLAUSE CASE STUDIES: If your BIRTH MONTH is ODD, please complete all of the questions for case studies number 1, 3, 5, 7. If your BIRTH MONTH IS EVEN, please complete all of the questions for case studies number 2, 4, 6, and 8. Please give thorough answers that demonstrate critical thinking and an understanding of the subject. These completed case studies will be due at the end of class on FRIDAY.

 

 

 

 

MON

1/10

BELLRINGER: At the start of class, we consider a Freedom of Religion vs. COVID-19 case by completing the "COVID and Ohio Christian Schools Thinking Sheet." Please note that Mr. B. will start his timer at the beginning of class and you will need to finish this Bellringer in less than 10 minutes.

   

FOR TODAY: Yet another learning opportunity, we complete- THE FIRST AMENDMENT- FREEDOM OF RELIGION. Once we are done, please select one of the last THREE SLIDES in this show and click on the photo to do some more in-depth research. You will read the accompanying article and then EMAIL MR. B. with your thoughts. This will be AT LEAST ONE PARAGRAPH, outlining the issue, the controversy and your thoughts on the issue with respect to the four FREEDOM OF RELIGION RULES that we outlined in class.

WORK DAY-ESTABLISHMENT CLAUSE CASE STUDY: All students will be completing analysis of the CHURCH OF THE FLYING SPAGHETTI MONSTER Warm-up Case Study . Make a copy of this case study in your Google Drive and then SHARE IT BACK WITH ME for grading.

UPCOMING: ESTABLISHMENT CLAUSE CASE STUDIES: If your BIRTH MONTH is ODD, please complete all of the questions for case studies number 1, 3, 5, 7. If your BIRTH MONTH IS EVEN, please complete all of the questions for case studies number 2, 4, 6, and 8. Please give thorough answers that demonstrate critical thinking and an understanding of the subject. These completed case studies will be due at the end of class on FRIDAY.

 

 

 

 

FRI

1/7

BELLRINGER: It's MONDAY, time for another quick quiz. Please answer the question on the FREEDOM OF SPEECH QUICK QUIZ, #2. Please note that you MUST write a paragraph, including reasoning for your assertions, to receive a good grade on this quiz!

   

FOR TODAY: Yet another learning opportunity- THE FIRST AMENDMENT- FREEDOM OF RELIGION. We complete the FREEDOM OF RELIGION DEEPER ANALYSIS by doing a deeper analysis of one of the stories on the last SIX slides of the slide show by clicking on images, as indicated. IN A PARAGRAPH OR TWO, COMMENT ON THE STORY in an email to Mr. B. This will be a 20 point assignment and it is due by the end of the day on MONDAY.

UPCOMING-ESTABLISHMENT CLAUSE CASE STUDY: All students will be completing analysis of the CHURCH OF THE FLYING SPAGHETTI MONSTER Warm-up Case Study .

 

 

 

 

WED

1/5

BELLRINGER: As an introduction to Dick Gregory, who is instrumental in the history of Freedom of Assembly in America, we review some of his comedy footage. We complete the "WALK IN MY SHOES" THINKING SHEET.

   

FOR TODAY: THE FIRST AMENDMENT- FREEDOM OF ASSEMBLY, PETITION AND ASSOCIATION and THE FIRST AMENDMENT- FREEDOM OF RELIGION.

UPCOMING: ESTABLISHMENT CLAUSE CASE STUDY: All students will be completing analysis of the CHURCH OF THE FLYING SPAGHETTI MONSTER Warm-up Case Study .

 

 

 

 

TUE

1/4

BELLRINGER: It is the start of the year, let's begin with a bang. Let's consider SPIKE'S KIDNAPPED CHILDREN TAXATION PROBLEM. We discuss.