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United States Government, Summative Assessment

Congratulations, if you have made it this far you have completed all assignments up to this point and are well on your way to becoming a constitutional scholar. This is your nal task... Using previous assignments you will create a portfolio that will prove that you are procient in the all the standards of the unit.

Organization: 1.Cover Page (include name, date, course title, and instructors name) 2.Reflection Answer the following questions; What was your favorite part of this unit? What was your least favorite part of this unit? What is the most important thing you learned in this unit? Are there things you would have liked to see addressed that weren't? Do you have any praise or criticism for Mr. Sirois? (Be nice, but be honest, this will not be read until all grading is done). 3.Balance of Power and Limited Government - If you could have control over one branch of the government which one would you pick, what is one thing you would do with your power, and how could your power be limited by the other two branches? 4.Understanding the Framers Views - Federalist vs Anti-Federalist papers Final Draft 5.Its a living Document! - Constitutional Amendment Why Did you chose this? And what process needs to occur to make this a real amendment? 6.Supreme Court Ruling Pretend you are the Supreme court of the United States. Make a ruling on one of the following cases and support your answer with the constitution. What impact would this ruling have? -Could a public school offer voluntary religious education classes during regular school hours and on school property? -Could a person suspected of being a terrorist be detained indefinitely without being charged with a crime? -Could a person be barred from voting in an election based on the color of their skin? Lucky 7.Honors Challenge* Is our system working? Are we doing things the way the framers meant us to, and should we be? Is the balance of power still in effect? Does the federal government act within the limits set in the US Constitution? Is the constitution really a living document? Does the supreme court use its judicial review effectively? *Construct a 2-3 page essay reflecting on these questions.

Rubric
SS.11.GCL6.01.02 Proficiency Level 4 Proficiency Level Description In addition to the 3.0 knowledge, infers or applies beyond what was taught. Understand how the principles and ideals of the framers influenced the structure of the government laid forth in the us constitution. Knows fundamental principals and ideals underlying the constitution. Knows the term federalism. Proficiency Level Description In addition to the 3.0 knowledge, infers or applies beyond what was taught. Taxonomy Level Evaluation Assessment Items Honors Challenge: Are we doing things the way the framers meant us to, and should we be? Federalist vs Anti-Federalist papers: Well Written, makes an argument, supports argument with no less than four (4) pieces of evidence. Fails to make a persuasive argument, but understands terms.

Comprehension

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SS.11.GCL4.01.02 Proficiency Level 4 Taxonomy Level Analysis Assessment Items Honors Challenge: Does the federal government act within the limits set in the US Constitution? Chooses a branch of the government and explains its powers but also explains the limits of its powers constitutional powers. Understands the power of the chosen branch of government but fails to examine its limitations. Assessment Items Honors Challenge: Is the constitution really a living document? Understands the importance of constitutional amendments and defends their own proposed amendment adequately. Knows the process for amending the constitution, but does not understand the implications of change.

Understands the concept of Comprehension limited government in the US Constitution.

Knows fundamental principals and ideals underlying the constitution. Knows the term federalism. Proficiency Level Description In addition to the 3.0 knowledge, infers or applies beyond what was taught. Understands that the constitution is a living document that can be changed through the amendment process. Knows fundamental principals and ideals underlying the constitution. Knows the term federalism.

Retrieval

SS.11.GCL9.01.02 Proficiency Level 4 Taxonomy Level Evaluation

Analysis

Retrieval

SS.11.GCL7.01.02 Proficiency Level 4 Proficiency Level Description In addition to the 3.0 knowledge, infers or applies beyond what was taught. Taxonomy Level Evaluation Assessment Items Honors Challenge: Is the balance of power still in effect? Chooses a branch of the government and explains its powers and the limits of its powers by the other two branches. (Judicial Review, Veto, Declaration of war, Taxation...) Chooses a branch of the government but does not explain how the other two branches limit its power. Assessment Items Honors Challenge: Does the supreme court use its judicial review effectively? Makes a ruling on one of the three issues, and supports the ruling with reference to the Constitution. Makes a ruling on one of the three issues, but does not support the ruling with reference to the Constitution.

Understands the historical Analysis significance of the balance of power between the three branches of government.

Knows fundamental principals and ideals underlying the constitution. Knows the term federalism. Proficiency Level Description In addition to the 3.0 knowledge, infers or applies beyond what was taught.

Comprehension

SS.11.GRR6.01.02 Proficiency Level 4 Taxonomy Level Evaluation

Understands the basis for and Analysis significance of major US Supreme Court decisions. Knows fundamental principals and ideals underlying the constitution. Knows the term federalism. Retrieval