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  • Bell 4. Blog #4.

    Posted by JOANNA BLUME on 9/17/2019
    September 17th is Constitution Day. On this day in 1787, our Constitution was signed and sent to the states for ratification. This week we will dive into the US Constitution by dissecting the Constitutional Convention, the factions that resulted over the ratification debates, the principles of the Constitution and the Amendments added to the body of the original Constitution. Several years ago a survey found more people knew the 5 Simpsons more often than they did the 5 freedoms in the First Amendment. So, is the Constitution just an outdated document that Civics teachers use to take up space on their walls? I certainly hope not! I want you to see the document living in your lives all around you. So, in keeping 1787 in step with 2019, here is what I would like you to do this week:
     
    1. Read the article Why We Must Teach the Constitution.
    2. Thomas Jefferson said: “Enlighten the people and tyranny and oppression will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.”  What do you think Jefferson meant with this statement? 
    3. In what way, if any, can studying the Constitution help you in the future? Explain your opinion.
    4. Take this Constitution Quiz to see what you already know! How did you do? What is one fact you learned from the quiz?

    Your response should be at least five sentences in length.  Please remember to SIgn IN and EDIT your writing.

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  • Bell 3. Blog #4.

    Posted by JOANNA BLUME on 9/17/2019
    September 17th is Constitution Day. On this day in 1787, our Constitution was signed and sent to the states for ratification. This week we will dive into the US Constitution by dissecting the Constitutional Convention, the factions that resulted over the ratification debates, the principles of the Constitution and the Amendments added to the body of the original Constitution. Several years ago a survey found more people knew the 5 Simpsons more often than they did the 5 freedoms in the First Amendment. So, is the Constitution just an outdated document that Civics teachers use to take up space on their walls? I certainly hope not! I want you to see the document living in your lives all around you. So, in keeping 1787 in step with 2019, here is what I would like you to do this week:
     
    1. Read the article Why We Must Teach the Constitution.
    2. In what way, if any, can studying the Constitution help you in the future? Explain your opinion.
    3. Take this Constitution Quiz to see what you already know! How did you do? What is one fact you learned from the quiz?

    Your response should be at least five sentences in length.  Please remember to SIgn IN and EDIT your writing.

    Comments (0)
  • Bell 4. Blog #3.

    Posted by JOANNA BLUME on 9/10/2019

    This week we will take a historical journey into the roots of American government. We will look at the causes of the American Revolution and study our first attempt at government that failed. Ten years after the Declaration of Independence, our country was a mess! Democratic government at the national level was slow in coming. Many people "wrote off" our country and wrongly predicted its failure. Democratic government is never easy and the events that are currently unfolding in Hong Kong illustrate this. Can the factions put their egos aside and bring stability? Read the article below and answer the following questions.

     

    1. Why do you think the people of Hong Kong are struggling to maintain their democracy and bring about greater freedoms/rights?
    2. Do you think the US should be concerned by the events unfolding in Hong Kong? Why or why not?
    3. What do you think it will take to transform Hong Kong  into a stable democracy? 

    Your response should be at least five sentences in length.  Please remember to SIGN IN and EDIT your writing.

     

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/13/asia/hong-kong-airport-protest-explained-hnk-intl/index.html

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  • Bell 3. Blog #3,

    Posted by JOANNA BLUME on 9/10/2019

    This week we will take a historical journey into the roots of American government. We will look at the causes of the American Revolution and study our first attempt at government that failed. Ten years after the Declaration of Independence, our country was a mess! Democratic government at the national level was slow in coming. Many people "wrote off" our country and wrongly predicted its failure. Democratic government is never easy and the events that are currently unfolding in Hong Kong illustrate this. Can the factions put their egos aside and bring stability? Read the article below and answer the following questions.

     

    1. Why do you think the people of Hong Kong are struggling to maintain their democracy and bring about greater freedoms/rights?
    2. Do you think the US should be concerned by the events unfolding in Hong Kong? Why or why not?
    3. What do you think it will take to transform Hong Kong  into a stable democracy? 

    Your response should be at least five sentences in length.  Please remember to SIGN IN and EDIT your writing.

     

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/13/asia/hong-kong-airport-protest-explained-hnk-intl/index.html

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