Friday, October 24, 2014

Introduction to the Legislative Branch

As we move in to our new unit over the legislative branch, what laws and actions would you like to see passed?  What issues are important to you, your friends, your family, and your communities?  This unit and our exploration of Congress will give us an in depth understanding of how our nation passes laws and takes action over the issues facing the nation.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Supreme Court Case: Mapp vs Ohio

What rights do you have if accused of a crime?  Can the government come into your home without just reason?  If they do, can they use anything they find against you in court?  Mapp vs Ohio explores search and seizure and how it impacts our lives as citizens.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Group Assignment for 14.1 and 14.2

What is your family's heritage?  Have you ever wanted to learn more about your ancestors?  Today we will be learning about immigration, immigration trends through American history, and citizenship.  Please click here for today's assignment over a Nation of Immigrants and The Basis of Citizenship.