2. Government Fall 2020-Ms. Matthew 303-679-4624 Assignments

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Civil Rights/Student Rights and Policy Review  in Google Classroom

Civil Rights/Student Rights and Policy Review

Choose 1 of the 3 policies provided (there are two copies -- one word and one PDF -- they are EXACTLY the same document)
Bullying
Student writing for student publications (yearbook/newspaper)
Student Distribution of Non Curricular Materials (think Schenck v. US as an example)

With your partner(s) -- no more than 4 per group, you may work individually -- answer the following questions:

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Attendance and  in Google Classroom

Attendance and

Read the expert from the Nov 26, 2020, NPR article:
Supreme Court Says New York Can't Limit Attendance In Houses of Worship Due To COVID
Updated at 3:27 p.m. ET

The U.S. Supreme Court has temporarily barred New York from enforcing strict attendance limits on places of worship in areas designated coronavirus hot spots, in a decision released just before midnight on Wednesday.

The decision marked a major shift for the court, in essence at least a partial reversal of previous rulings, as well as a clear indication of the court's dramatic move to the right with the addition of new Justice Amy Coney Barrett in place of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Earlier this year, while Ginsburg was still on the court, it was Chief Justice John Roberts who cast the critical fifth vote to uphold a similar order from governors in California and Nevada.

This time, Roberts was in the minority, noting that the New York rules at issue in the case had already been eased.

The newly constituted majority, however, rejected Roberts' deferential approach, noting that New York could impose the strict orders again at any time.

"The restrictions at issue here, by effectively barring many from attending religious services, strike at the very heart of the First Amendment's guarantee of religious liberty," the unsigned majority decision said. "Even in a pandemic, the constitution cannot be put away and forgotten."

The New York rules imposed by Governor Andrew Cuomo restricted attendance at religious services in areas classified as "red" or "orange" zones. In red zones, no more than 10 people were permitted to attend each service, and in orange zones, attendance was capped at 25.

Those rules, which the court majority found to be "severe" and "inflexible," did not apply to retail stores in the same neighborhoods, the decision said. In an "orange" zone, where secular businesses are subject to no attendance cap at all, the discrimination was "even starker," the court said.
You can read the full article at: https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/11/26/939264852/supreme-court-says-new-york-cant-limit-attendance-in-houses-of-worship-due-to-co

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Do Now 4 in Google Classroom

Do Now 4

Complete the daily prompt.
Please note: I changed the do now policy. All students must complete all the do nows for credit. I am posting them in Classroom so all students can do them regardless of in class or at home. Remember if you are quarantining from COVID and are NOT sick you must do the assignments.
If you have any questions just let me know. THANKS MUCH! MM

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Progress Check -- SCOTUS  in Google Classroom

Progress Check -- SCOTUS

Open book, open note.

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Supreme Court Case Study  in Google Classroom

Supreme Court Case Study

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Attendance Nov 9  in Google Classroom

Attendance Nov 9

Complete the attachment for attendance credit today, Nov 9

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Attendance  in Google Classroom

Attendance

Complete the attached for attendance credit

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Presidential Candidates  in Google Classroom

Presidential Candidates

Read the attached article (it's short and sweet) and answer the 4 questions in the quiz document. You can list your answers in the comment section. For example
1: E (put your answer here -- there is only A/B/C/D)
2: E
3: E
4: E

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MONDAY -- REMOTE SNOW DAY  in Google Classroom

MONDAY -- REMOTE SNOW DAY

If you have not completed your election presentation please practice your portion. We will continue these presentations when we return to school. For attendance please complete the attached question so I can show you checked in.

No do now today.

Hope you knock this out and enjoy your day. Any questions please just email.
MM

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Colorado Voting Assignment  in Google Classroom

Colorado Voting Assignment

You will be broken into groups and be given an amendment or proposition on this year’s Colorado State Ballot. Your group should complete the following tasks and be ready to present to the class on Friday, Oct 23rd during class. I recommend one person in your team support the passage of the issue and the other oppose the issue. There is not a time limit on your presentation and you can decide if you need a visual or can just talk about the issue:

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Do Now  in Google Classroom

Do Now

Complete the daily prompt.
Please note: I changed the do now policy. All students must complete all the do nows for credit. I am posting them in Classroom so all students can do them regardless of in class or at home. Remember if you are quarantining from COVID and are NOT sick you must do the assignments.
If you have any questions just let me know. THANKS MUCH! MM

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Oct 5 Attendance  in Google Classroom

Oct 5 Attendance

Please check one of the responses to be counted as present for class today

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Sep 30  Political Cartoons  in Google Classroom

Sep 30 Political Cartoons

Find 3 cartoons, place in a slide show or document and tell the class:
What point is the cartoonist trying to make?
What techniques, such as symbols, words, caricature, exaggeration, and irony, communicate the message?

Where can I find them?
CAGLE.com -- is a great website
Google -- political cartoons

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🟠Sep 28  Attendance  in Google Classroom

🟠Sep 28 Attendance

Complete the attached for attendance on Monday.

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Do Now  in Google Classroom

Do Now

You will have a daily do now -- Complete the daily prompt.
Please note: I changed the do now policy. All students must complete all the do nows for credit. I am posting them in Classroom so all students can do them regardless of in class or at home. Remember if you are quarantining from COVID and are NOT sick you must do the assignments.
If you have any questions just let me know. THANKS MUCH! MM

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Sept 22 Attendance Assignment  in Google Classroom

Sept 22 Attendance Assignment

Please fill in the following for attendance purposes. Your assignment is to do the "do now" and work on the study guide.

Any questions please call:
303-679-4624.
MM

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Attendance Sept 18  in Google Classroom

Attendance Sept 18

Answer the attached question

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Bill of Rights:  A Closer Look  in Google Classroom

Bill of Rights: A Closer Look

Your assignment is to research, with a partner (unless you’d like to work alone) three 3 amendments to the Constitution and create a google slide presentation that will teach the class about your amendment. You will present the information in class. If you are absent on the day you are scheduled to present, you must write out exactly what you would have said if you would have presented your amendment. If your partner is absent you may still have to present that day. The presentation should be a minimum of three minutes long.

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Chapter 10 Check  in Google Classroom

Chapter 10 Check

This will count as attendance for Monday, Sept 14

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Do Now Unit 1  in Google Classroom

Do Now Unit 1

You will have a daily do now -- if you are not in class it is YOUR responsibility to write absent (tardy does not count as an excuse for not completing the Do Now). Do now's are to be completed at the beginning of class to start you thinking about government, therefore making up do now's are not necessary -- simply write absent. If you have any questions see me.

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Bill of Rights Quiz  in Google Classroom

Bill of Rights Quiz

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Policies and Procedures  in Google Classroom

Policies and Procedures

We will review these as a class. You should complete the 5 questions at the bottom, sign and date and turn it in to show your understanding of how the class will operate.