Yup, it's official- we are on summer break! I really hope that each and everyone of you take some time to simply relax and enjoy your time off with your family and your friends. Anddddd when you return, you all will be 8th graders- WOW, imagine that!!
I hope that you all enjoyed 7th grade and even though I wasn't there for the 4th quarter, I absolutely enjoyed my time with you. And, as I promised, while you did not see me in class, most all of you saw me every day, either in the halls or in the lunch room and next year, it'll be more of the same, so I'm not going anywhere! I will be posting from time to time this summer to let you know what kind of adventures I am on, and I hope that you guys will do the same and keep in touch, to let me know how you're doing, how your summer is going and what you've been up to.
On that note, be good, be safe, and as always hollerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Today we are doing our review game for the 3rd quarter ... and studying!!! Depending on when I see you for double block, your exam will either be Wednesday or Thursday! Here is the review for you to study from at home! GOOD LUCK!!
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Welp, here we go, last 4 days of the 3rd quarter- can you believe you're only 9 weeks away from officially being 8th grader?!
Today we are going to finish up looking at the different types of laws, using the activity below from iCivics. You may work on it alone, or with a partner or your team. ONE sheet of paper with the answers needs to be submitted by the end of class.
Tomorrow we will review for our 3rd quarter exam and Wednesday/Thursday is your exam, any questions? Perfect! Let's do this!!
Now that are all well knowledge on the rule of law, we are moving on to types of laws. There are four different types of laws that we will be discussing: civil, criminal, military and constitutional. Today, we will be looking at criminal law through reciprocal teaching. (YAYAYAYAY!!!!) You will be working in your teams AND using Padlet (remember WallWisher? well that's it's new name!) Soooooo ....
OPENING ACTIVITY- today's opening activity has 2 parts.
The passages we will be using for reciprocal teaching are below. We will be working with criminal law today. This is how reciprocal teaching with work today
- Take out a piece of paper and get it set up for reciprocal teaching- I know you already know the drill.
- In your team, discuss WHY we have different types of laws.
You will complete each section individually first (except for the reading, that will be done with your whole team). I will then give you a few minutes to discuss each part of reciprocal teaching and your team will come up with the "best ________" (prediction/question/clarification/summary). This is what you will post to Padlet. You will have one post for each category for your team so 4 posts all together. I have posted examples for you of the format on Padlet. The last "fun" part if that you get to find a picture that you feel best describes each type of law. So, let's do this!!! The Padlet link for each class (the one with your period, yea, that's the one you click on!) are below as well as the document we will be using in class today. Alright, so let's do this!
1st Period http://padlet.com/wall/razgha1stperiodlaws
2nd Period http://padlet.com/wall/razgha2ndperiodlaws
3rd Period http://padlet.com/wall/razgha3rdperiodlaws
4th Period http://padlet.com/wall/razgha4thperiodlaws
6th Period http://padlet.com/wall/razgha6thperiodlaws
7th Period http:// padlet.com/wall/razgha7thperiodlaws
So I don't know about you, but yesterday was pretty awesome and hysterical! I had a lot of fun watching yall act out the skits! Today, we are going to be finishing up our "American Law" activity. In your teams, you will complete the skit worksheet. When you are done, you and your team will work on the activity on pages 9 & 10 of the PDF that we used yesterday (that will be graded!).
You may also reference the PDF to look through the skits again if you need to.
OPENING ACTIVITY- fill out your tracking sheet for where you would rate yourself at the beginning of class today! Think about what we discussed yesterday and how it relates to the scale!!
Friday, we begin to discuss different types of law like criminal and civil law ... but in order to get to the good stuff, I need to make sure you understand the rule of law so make sure you work hard and stay focused to get all the information you need to complete today's activity!
As promised, we will be discussing the rule of law ... so no time to waste, let's get right into it
OPENING ACTIVITY- discuss with your team, why is the rule of law important?
We will be acting out 6 skits today to show the 6 different factors of the rule of law. Pay close attention, because there will be a follow up activity to test your knowledge!
Once you have finished reading and discussing the opening activity, open the document below and be ready to let your acting skills shine!
We are picking up right where we left off on Friday- all of you have a considerable amount of the QR Code Scavenger Hunt done, so today we are going to finish up! Remember, this is our last day working on the Federal Government, so not only is the QR Code Scavenger Hunt do, so it your student tracking sheet! Make sure you rate yourself for today with the scale under "Federal Government" (don't worry about Friday since we are finishing up the same activity). If/once you have finished, you will start to preview our next unit "American Law". Use the two files down below and complete the "What Do I Know?" and be ready to explain to me what are the four main qualities of a good law.
OPENING ACTIVITY: Real quick review, but what is Article I of the Constitution about? Article II? and Article III? Discuss with your group and everyone be ready to answer (you have 30 seconds ... and GO!)
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Quiz Day!!! Though, as promised, it is not a real quiz, but instead a QR Code activity. All of the directions and information that you will need to successfully complete this assignment you will get by scanning the QR Code to the left (**yes, I know you cannot scan the QR code on my blog from your iPad since your iPad has the scanner. You will scan the one I have projected on the board**) But quickly, before we start
OPENING ACTIVITY: take 30 seconds and think (to yourself) which branch of the government do you think is most important?
I am sure I am going to repeat this at least 7 more times before class is over, but this assignment is DUE AT THE END OF CLASS TODAY! With that said, let's do thisssssssssssss!!
Yesterday we really got into understanding what happens in federal court. We also took some time to look at "landmark" Supreme Court cases. Today, we are going to apply our new knowledge by taking to iCivics for "Supreme Decision" and "Argument Wars".
First things first- OPENING ACTIVITY- with your team, discuss what kinds of cases are heard by the Supreme Court? What kind of rulings does the Supreme Court make?
After you have finished playing "Supreme Decision", you will log onto Edmodo and submit a reflection for today's activity underneath the assignment "Supreme Decision". Remember to hit TURN IN ASSIGNMENT button instead of trying to reply the assignment. You will write three things that your learned about the Judicial Branch along with one thing that surprised you to learn.
Oh yea ... and high scores wins! LET'S GO!!!
So yesterday we learned about the differences between the state and federal courts and what types of cases went to each. Today, we are going to take a closer at our Judicial Branch and how a case makes its way through the federal court system. First though, OPENING ACTIVITY: with your team, come up with an example of a case that would go to state court ONLY, and an example of a case that would go to federal court ONLY.
Today's assignment has 2 parts
- With your shoulder partner, read the "Judicial Branch in a Flash" reading below. Once you have finished the reading, opening the "Judicial Branch in a Flash" activity. Together with your partner, you will complete both sections on a SEPARATE PIECE OF PAPER (ONE PER SHOULDER PARTNER!). When finished, hold onto your paper, and come and see me for the second part of the assignment. This is a class assignment worth 100 points.
- After you have done this, you will come and see me. I am then going to give you a Supreme Court case to investigate. You will be responsible to tell me a few things.
- When did the case take place?
- Who was involved?
- What was the issue?
- What was the Supreme Court's decision?
This will be an EXTRA CREDIT grade worth 100 points that can help bring your grade up. If you are not able to finish, it will not hurt your grade.
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| Judicial Branch in a Flash activity|
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