Learning Goal: Students will understand major topics from throughout the Third Quarter.
3rd Quarter Reflection
- What topics did you feel most confident with? Why?
- What topics did you struggle with this quarter? Why?
- How do you predict you will do on the Third Nine Weeks Exam? Why?
- How do you feel you can improve on you study of civics?
“1” (the lowest level of understanding) to “4” (the highest level of understanding.
Plan of Action
Learning goal: Students will be able to evaluate the pros and cons of having a Black History Month.
Today will watch a PBS documentary called “More than a Month” by African American filmmaker Shukee Hassan Tilghman. The documentary explores the question: “Should we keep or get rid of Black History Month?” The filmmaker presents arguments for both sides. You will be asked to consider these arguments and formulate your own opinion.
"12 Angry Men"
Learning Goal: Students will review the trial process, amendments affecting minority groups in the American political process, and landmark Supreme Court Cases.
"12 Angry Men."
In order to be on a jury, you have to be a registered voter. This piece of information is essential in understanding some of the bigger issues in this film.
We will pause after 10-15 minutes to answer questions 1-4
1. What do all of the 12 jurors have in common?
2. What does this (what they have in common) tell us about the time period in which this film was made?
3. Which Constitutional amendments and Supreme Court cases might relate to some of the issues in this movie from the questions above?
4. What is the actual job of the jury in the film? (What do they have to decide, and how must they do it?)
5. What are some of the key pieces of evidence considered by the jurors?
6. What does the film suggest about eyewitness testimony? What are your own opinions on eyewitness testimony?
7. What is “reasonable doubt” and why is it so important in a criminal trial?
8. What are some examples of juror bias found in the film?
We will answer the following questions AFTER the movie is over:
9. Was there anything about the movie that surprised you? Explain why or why not.
10. Why is the job of a juror so important?
11. Would you want to serve on a jury? Why or why not?
Learning Goal: Students will review all topics from the 3rd quarter.
Constitutional Rights review
1. Which amendment in our Constitution matches most closely with the term “ageism?”
2. Do you agree with this amendment? Why or why not?
Watch Adora Svitak's "TED Talk" and be ready to discuss the following questions:
Should age be the determining factor of when, or if, someone should be able to vote? Why or why not?
Besides age, how else could we decide when, or if, someone should be able to vote?
Political Parties Review
1. What are the two major political parties in America?
2. Define the terms "independent candidate" and "3rd party."
3. What was significant about the 1992 Presidential Election?
(LOOK BACK IN YOUR WRITING FOLDERS ON QUESTIONS 4-5)
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