The Constitution Test has been moved to 11/24 & 11/25. If any student will be gone on one of those days, just let me know in advance. Students can take it on Friday, 11/21 at 7:00 am, or at another date when they return.
For the details of the Test, this is how it’s shaping up (total 100 Questions):
- 20 Questions are from the Foundations of Gov’t/Articles/Principles/Preamble Goals Unit.
- 20 are from Article 1
- 20 are from Article 2
- 5 are from Article 3
- 5 are from Articles 4-7
- 10 are over “Checks and Balances”
- 5 are over “How a Bill Becomes a Law”
- 5 are over “Citizenship”
- 10 are over the Bill of Rights
All Questions are multiple choice, fill in the blank, or matching. I distributed a study guide to students on Monday (Study Guide, Final Edition), and I asked them to start making notecards in class, write stories, and/or just answer the questions. The next 8 days are jammed-packed, and here’s a quick breakdown of how it’s going to go:
- Wednesday – Judicial Branch and Judicial Review
- Thursday/Friday – How a Bill Becomes a Law
- Next Monday – Checks and Balances
- Next Tuesday/Wednesday – Bill of Rights
- Next Thursday – Citizenship
- Next Friday – Open Note Quiz/Review Day
As usual, I am available via this blog, through e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org), and in my classroom (mornings and study hall). I understand that sometimes I may be out of my room in the AM, but sometimes I’m needed elsewhere or have a copy to run off. Be patient, and come back. If you absolutely positively MUST talk to me, come get a pass to ensure you’re spot in my room. However, I’ll make the extra effort to limit distrations and be in my room the next 8-10 days!
And finally, for those of you “freaking out:” relax! You’ve got 12 days now, so study your old quizzes, make notecards, use the study guide, make songs, watch videos – do whatever you enjoy and helps you learn for next 2 weeks. 30 minutes a night is good. Next weekend, you might want to kick that up a bit, of course. Get with a friend, have a sleepover to study, ask an adult or older sibling for help… do whatever you can to help.
Smile, kiddos! In 2 weeks, you’ll be thinking about Turkey and how happy you are to have done well on the Constitution Test.
Oh – and the Article 3 Notes from Wednesday: