Chapter 18 in Magruder’s
Chapter 10 in Civics
Participating in Government
Due Date__________ Your Score_____100/max.
Unit 7 (assignments with an *
are REQURIED and will be done as a class)
C layer. Maximum 65
points in this section.
1. Listen to the
lecture and take notes. 5 pts./day
1_____________ 2_____________ 3_____________
- Make flash cards using the
vocabulary terms on the board. Learn them. 20 pts.
- Read Chapter 18, section 3
in Magruder’s text. Be able to answer the section review questions 1-5
and/or Bringing a case to Court sheet. 5 pts. per sheet.
- Write a song describing the
federal court system. Include 10 facts in the song. Perform
it for me or 3 classmates. 15 pts.
- Watch the entire video
“Your Court System and You” and write 5-7 things you learned from
it. 10 pts.
- Read the packet titled “The
Federal Court System” and complete the review. Be prepared to
answer the questions on the review. 10 pts.
- On poster board, make a
full color poster illustrating how the state and federal court systems
are set up. 15 pts.
- Make a collage consisting
of pictures and/or headlines from magazines or newspapers that
illustrate our federal court system at work. 15 pts.
- Read a newspaper/magazine
article on one issue involving our federal court system, summarize the
important points. Be prepared to discuss it with me. 10 pts.
- Design and illustrate a
children’s book on our federal court system. 15 pts.
- In a group of four, plan a
debate on one issue from the U. S. Supreme Court. Use at least 3
sources of information for your point and document it. Be
prepared to debate on day 5. 15 pts.
- Construct a board game
teaching our federal court system. The game must teach all
parts. Have 2 classmates play the game. 20 pts.
- Read the chapter in Civics
and take the publisher made test. 10 pts.
- Do the worksheet Federal
and State Court Systems. 15 pts.
- Make a mobile of all the U.
S. Supreme Court Chief Justices. Include years of service
and the President who appointed them. Be prepared to answer these
questions: How does a President influence the Supreme
Court? How many Presidents have appointed a Chief Justice?
(hint: check out the website supremecourt.gov) 15 pts.
- Create a series of drawings
to show the process of how the Supreme Court does its work. The
drawings may be in strip cartoon form or a series of separate
illustrations. Be sure to include labels to explain your
drawings. 20 pts. (hint: check out the website supremecourt.gov)
- *Five case studies as a
class, then quiz. 20 pts. Cases are: Marbury v. Madison;
McCulloch v. Maryland; Dred Scott V. Sanford; Plessy v. Ferguson; and
Brown v. Board of Education.
- Read an article or
articles for 30 minutes on one of the following Core Democratic
Values: rule of law, truth, checks & balances,
separation of powers, or civilian control of the military. You
must tell me before you begin what topic you are reading on.
After reading, you will discuss your miscellaneous reading with
me. 10 pts.
B layer-ONLY choose
one 15 pts.
- Write a story using
vocabulary terms from the board.
- Create a puppet show
teaching the job of the U. S. Supreme Court.
- If you were a federal
judge, would you consider yourself a judicial activist judge or a
judicial restraint judge? Explain.
- Create a power point
presentation on three (in your opinion) of the most important U. S.
Supreme Court cases in the history of our country.
- Prepare a help-wanted
advertisement for a U. S. Federal Judge.
- Make something edible
demonstrating how our federal court system functions.
No tardies, working on assignments in class, and present at all unit
(parent signature and date
worth 5 pts. in the C layer)