Agenda

Agenda contains a detailed outline of the daily lesson, including Cornell Notes, resource links, pictures, maps, diagrams, and answer keys. Any student absent from social studies needs to use the Agenda page to make up missing work. 

Bill of Rights in Four Voices

posted Feb 14, 2018, 8:35 AM by James Garritson   [ updated Feb 15, 2018, 8:47 AM ]

Learning TargetI will explain how the Bill of Rights helps secure the Blessings of Liberty.
  1. Take out A35: Bill of Rights PretestA33: Constitution Visual Guide and History Notebook.
  2. Take copies for group members of the Clarifying Bookmark and the Bill of Rights in Four Voices from the teacher desk.
  3. Read Bill of Rights in Four Voices aloud one time using the Four Voices in groups. When complete, read it again and have one person read a statement from the Clarifying Bookmark after each section or Amendment.
  4. Write a response to the Learning Target at the end of class. Turn in this Exit Ticket when leaving class. 

Bill of Rights in Four Voices

posted Feb 12, 2018, 8:39 AM by James Garritson

Learning TargetI will explain how the Bill of Rights helps secure the Blessings of Liberty.
  1. Take a Response Sheet from the shelf and then take out A31: Preamble Pretest/A32: Preamble Paraphrase and SummaryA33: Constitution Visual Guide and A34: RSG Constitution Handbook pages 83-92.
  2. Watch and review constitutional concepts from the song, Three Ring Government.
  3. Take copies for group members of the Clarifying Bookmark and the Bill of Rights in Four Voices from the teacher desk.
  4. Read Bill of Rights in Four Voices aloud one time using the Four Voices in groups. When complete, read it again and have one person read a statement from the Clarifying Bookmark after each section or Amendment.
  5. Write a response to the Learning Target at the end of class. Turn in this Exit Ticket when leaving class. 

Bill of Rights Four Voices

Bill of Rights in Four Voices

posted Feb 8, 2018, 8:24 PM by James Garritson   [ updated Feb 12, 2018, 9:42 AM ]

Learning Target: I will explain how the Bill of Rights helps secure the Blessings of Liberty.
  1. Take a Response Sheet from the shelf and then take out A31: Preamble Pretest/A32: Preamble Paraphrase and SummaryA33: Constitution Visual Guide and A34: RSG Constitution Handbook pages 83-92.
  2. Watch and review constitutional concepts from the song, Three Ring Government.
  3. Take copies for group members of the Clarifying Bookmark and the Bill of Rights in Four Voices from the teacher desk.
  4. Read Bill of Rights in Four Voices aloud one time using the Four Voices in groups. When complete, read it again and have one person read a statement from the Clarifying Bookmark after each section or Amendment.
  5. Review the Learning Target and share one comment about the Learning Target to your group peers.

Bill of Rights Four Voices

A35: Bill of Rights Pretest & Preamble

posted Feb 8, 2018, 8:47 AM by James Garritson   [ updated Feb 8, 2018, 10:31 AM ]

Learning Target: I will identify and explain the different powers of the House of Representatives and Senate.
  1. Take out the History Notebook and create a T-Chart with columns labeled House of Representatives and Senate.
  2. Watch these videos:
  3. Review the three branches of government tonight.

Legislative, Executive, & Judiciary

posted Feb 7, 2018, 8:27 AM by James Garritson   [ updated Feb 7, 2018, 11:38 AM ]

Learning Target: I will explain three differences between the three branches.
  1. Take out the History NotebookAssignment CardA31: Preamble Pretest/A32: Preamble Paraphrase and SummaryA33: Constitution Visual Guide and A34: RSG Constitution Handbook pages 83-92.
  2. Make a Tri-Chart and write down Legislative, Executive, and Judicial. Work for two minutes to write down differences between each branch of government. 
  3. Watch and review constitutional concepts from the song, Three Ring Government.
  4. Grade Assignments #31-35 and turn in the Assignment Card. 
  5. Review History Notebook tonight.

Electoral College

posted Feb 5, 2018, 11:35 AM by James Garritson   [ updated Feb 6, 2018, 8:24 AM ]

Learning Target: I will analyze how the Electoral College elects the President of the United States.
  • 2020 Presidential Election Map provides a great tool to better understand how the Electoral College works to elect the President of the United States.

RSG Constitution Handbook Quiz

posted Feb 2, 2018, 12:14 PM by James Garritson   [ updated Feb 2, 2018, 12:15 PM ]

Learning Target: I will identify the branches, offices, and length of terms officers serve within the federal government. 
  1. Take Quiz Sheet from the shelf and then take out Assignment Card and Assignments #31-35
  2. Open the he Reading Study Guide to page 83 and then grade these assignments.
  3. Review the Learning Target.
  4. Take the A34: RSG Constitution Handbook Quiz for the entire class. 
  5. Work on RSG Chpt. 9 pages 93-100 once turning in the quiz.
  6. Complete A35: Bill of Rights Pretest and ask a Parent to sign the Assignment Card.

Constitution Quizee

Preamble Test

posted Feb 1, 2018, 11:46 AM by James Garritson   [ updated Feb 1, 2018, 6:43 PM ]

Learning Target: I will write the Preamble and identify the meaning of key words.
  1. Take A35: Bill of Rights Pretest from the shelf and then take out a pen or pencil.
  2.  Review Learning Target.
  3. Practice School House Rock - The Preamble, a three-minute animated video that students will practice daily in order to memorize the introduction of the Constitution.
  4. Practice Preamble Quizee.
  5. Take the Preamble Test for the remainder of class. Once complete, turn over the exam and use the Bill of Rights to fill out A35: Bill of Rights Pretest.
  6. Complete A35: Bill of Rights Pretest tonight and review the Reading Study Guide Constitution Handbook in preparation for the Quiz tomorrow.

Preamble Quizee

Constitution Quizee

A33: Constitution Visual Guide & Preamble Test

posted Jan 31, 2018, 10:05 AM by James Garritson   [ updated Jan 31, 2018, 10:59 AM ]

Learning TargetList and explain the six purposes of the Constitution as stated in the Preamble.
  1. Take A33: Constitution Visual Guide from the shelf and then take out A31: Preamble Pretest/A32: Preamble Paraphrase and Summary, Assignment Cardand A34: RSG Constitution Handbook pages 83-92.
  2. Review this memory song: School House Rock - The Preamble is a three minute animated video students will practice in order to memorize the introduction of the Constitution.
  3. Watch and review constitutional concepts from the musical cartoon, School House Rock - I'm Just a Bill.
  4. Grade A32: Preamble Paraphrase and SummaryA31: Preamble PretestA33: Constitution Visual Guide, and A34: RSG Constitution Handbook. 
  5. Review the Articles using A33: Constitution Visual Guide and A34: RSG Constitution Handbook.
  6. Review A31: Preamble Pretest and A34: RSG Constitution Handbook tonight. There is a Preamble Test tomorrow and a Constitution Handbook Quiz on Friday.

Preamble Quizee

A33: Constitution Visual Guide

posted Jan 30, 2018, 8:11 AM by James Garritson   [ updated Jan 30, 2018, 6:40 PM ]

Learning TargetList and explain the six purposes of the Constitution as stated in the Preamble.
  1. Take A33: Constitution Visual Guide from the shelf and then take out A31: Preamble Pretest/A32: Preamble Paraphrase and Summary, Assignment Cardand A34: RSG Constitution Handbook pages 83-92.
  2. Review this memory song: School House Rock - The Preamble is a three minute animated video students will practice in order to memorize the introduction of the Constitution.
  3. Grade A32: Preamble Paraphrase and Summary and A31: Preamble Pretest. 
  4. Review the Three Branches their Leaders, and their purposes using A34: RSG Constitution Handbook pages 83-92.
  5. Complete A32: Preamble Paraphrase and Summary and work on pages 91-92 from A34: RSG Constitution Handbook pages 83-92 tonight.

Preamble Quizee

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