While many students are studying for this diligently, I fear a great number of others are not. We’ve taken two practice tests the last 2 days, and half the 7th grade cannot tell me how many Representatives are in the House of Representatives. This is not a critical thinking question, but a simple rote memory task that indicates many students have simply not studied. We have made note cards, have created a 75-question study guide, students have old quizzes and study guides, we have review worksheets, and have even begun a cartoon to literally illustrate what each section we have studies covers. These all have the explicit answers that make up the entirety of the Constitution Test.
Basically, make sure your children are studying tonight and tomorrow night. Many students have brazenly admitted to not studying, and some of them don’t seem to understand the urgency (or reality, even) that this test is happening in 48 hours. If you don’t see them studying, please make them. Quiz them with their notecards. Use their Study Guide to quiz them. Make them take the Practice Tests again (answers to be posted soon).
And above all, if you have questions, e-mail me. While I’m unavailable tonight due to class, I can answer questions later in the evening, as well as tomorrow. I’m here to help the students long after the bell rings!