Monday, February 29, 2016

Civic Literacy Unit- Final Project

Project: "How can millennials be "good citizens"?

Create a Prezi/powerpoint/poster about the importance of civic engagement. Your target audience is 18-30 year-olds.

You need a minimum of six slides (powerpoint/prezi).

Slide #1 is your "Title Slide"

Slide #2: What is the definition of "civic engagement"?

A couple definitions:


OR


OR find/write your own definition. : )

Slides 3-? should focus on different ways citizens can be engaged.

Each slide should contain a different example of civic engagement with a brief summary/explanation. 

Each slide should also contain a minimum of two pictures illustrating your example. For example, if you chose "Voting" as one example of civic engagement, you could include a picture of a ballot and a picture of someone voting. 

Lastly, please include links to relevant organizations in at least half of your slides. For example, in your "Vote" slide, you could provide a link to the League of Women Voters' website. If you make a poster, include the names of organizations rather than links.

Please feel free to ask for help if you have any questions.

Visit the link below for tips/resources:

Civic Literacy Unit- Assignment #1

In your own words, tell me what civic literacy means to you?


In your opinion, how would you describe a "good citizen"? (Brainstorm a list of 10-15 traits or behaviors that describe a good citizen.)





In your opinion, how important is it to vote in all/most elections? (on a scale of 1-5 with five being most important)


In your opinion, why do young people have the lowest voter turn-out of all age groups?



What might be some negative consequences for young people when they don't participate in the voting process?


In your opinion, what could be done to improve voter turn-out among your voters? (List three ideas)
a)
b)
c)

Civic Literacy Unit Assignment #2

Before you find your "political soul-mate," look up the following terms and define:


In your own words, explain what it means to be "pro-choice":


In your own words, explain what it means to be "pro-life":


What does "mandatory minimum" mean?


What is a "tax bracket"?


What is the Keystone XL Pipeline? 


What are the pros of building the Keystone XL Pipeline?
a)
b)

What are the cons of building the Keystone XL Pipeline?
a)
b)

What are greenhouse gas emissions?


What is "same-sex marriage"?


Now find you "Political Soul-mate":


Which candidate most aligns with your beliefs on the issues?

Industrialization

United States History
Name:
Exit Ticket “Muck and Brass”
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/victorians/launch_gms_muck_brass.shtml
Do you replace the sewage drains? Yes or No

If yes, what are the consequences?



Do you build a new town hall?
Yes or No

If yes, what are the consequences?
Do you improve air quality in your city? Yes or No

If yes, what are the consequences?
Who wants to be a “Cotton Millionaire”?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/victorians/launch_gms_cotton_millionaire.shtml
Where do you locate?

Who do you employ?



What power do you use?
What future investment do you make?

Do you end up in debtor’s prison?




Build the first practical lightbulb:
http://www.nps.gov/features/edis/feat001/inventionprocess/ENHS.html
What material did you choose?
What shape did you choose?
What is the best material?
What is the best shape?


Do you want to work for Edison? If so, take the test:
Did you pass?


Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Gettysburg Address

Learn the Address | The Address MashUp | PBS

Was the Civil War About Slavery?

So What's A Caucus, Anyway?

How The Iowa Democratic Caucus Works, Featuring Legos

How the Iowa caucus works

Formative Assessment: Reservation Blues

Create an acrostic poem based on today's reading.

Exit Ticket English 510
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