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Yubania TIPP2 2nd Ed

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Welcome to

 

 

Ms. Reyna's 7th Grade Social Studies Project:

 

The importance of being active

 

citizens in the democratic process

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The objective of this lesson:

By the end of the lesson each student will be able to describe the importance of citizens being actively in the democratic process.  Evidence will be students creating a power point presentation describing the importance of being active citizens in the democratic process and presenting it in class.

 

 

 

 

 

to Ms. Reyna's Social Studies Website.  This website will guide you through the process of creating your Social Studies Project on the importance of being active citizens of the democratic process.  The project you will be creating with your assigned group, will help you better understand and describe the importance of participating and being responsible, knowing the rights, and the roles of citizens in our society.  By the end of this project, you will understand why it is important for citizens to participate and be responsible.   

 

 

 

 

Let's get Started!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Think about our society:

 

 

Imagine if our society did not have any rules citizens had to follow.  Also imagine what would happen to our

 society if citizens were not involved in the democratic process.  How would our society look like without this process??

 

 

When you look around our society, you are able to see the citizens have roles, rights, and responsabilities.  We make democratic decisions everyday and also when we participate as active citizens in the democratic process. The roles, responsabilities, and rights citizens are the ones that maintain our society together.  It is important that every citizen knows the importance of being actively involved in the democratic process because that is the way our voice is heard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some of the roles, rights, and responsabilities of citizens are:

 

 

  • voting
  • the right of speech
  • involvement in political decision making
  • petitioning public officials
  • serve in the arm forces
  • jury duty

 

 

 

 

VOCABULARY WORDS:

 

voting

student government

 involvement in political decision making

analyzing issues

 petitioning public officials

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Essential Question:What would happen if we stopped playing our roles as active citizens in the Democratic Process???????

 

 

 

 

Have you ever known someone not complying with their citizen roles in the democratic process??

Has it ever crossed your mind what would happen if citizens would not participate??

As responsible citizens what can we do when we come across a situation when someone 

does not want to comply with their roles of responsible citizens???? 

What are some of the roles, rights, responsabilities a citizen has to follow? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your group (approximately 3 per group) will be researching and describing the importance of citizens being actively involved in the democratic process (example: voting, student government, involvement in political decision making, analyzing issues, petitioning public officials, etc...).  As a group you will also research what could happen if citizens did not actively participate in the democratic process.  What would happen with our process and our society?? How will it affect us?? Your group will create a powerpoint presentation with a minimum of ten slides explaining to the class what would happen if citizens in the United States stopped participating in the political process.  Your group will be presenting the powerpoint to the class about your research and the importance of participating in our society, what your group thinks will happen if our citizens did not participate.  At the end of the presentation, your group will be graded based on your powerpoint presentation, and group participation.  Your peers will also grade your group's presentation.

 

 

Steps for project:

 

 

  1. The first step in this project is to get in groups of three.  (Teacher will assign groups)
  2. After you have your group selected, start researching information related to the essential question.  Your group may use sources such as internet, books, library, or any other sources that are available.
  3. The powerpoint presentation has to include three sources in which have to be cited at the end of the powerpoint.
  4. After your group has gathered the information for your presentation, start working on your project.
  5. Don't forget to address the above questions of what would be the consequences of not participating in the democratic process? What would happen? How will our society look like without a democracy?
  6. Presentation has to be a maximum of ten minutes. 
  7. Your group will be graded with a rubric in which you will find below.  Your peers will also grade your presentation and give feedback.  Base your project on the rubric below.
  8. The project will be due this Friday. 
  9. Be creative, your presentation can include music, videos, pictures, and other sources to back up your evidence. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

START WORKING.....................

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

GRADING RUBRIC: 

  

Grading Rubric for Powerpoint Presentation

  

  

Project Must include the following:

Points Possible

 

 

Group Participation

 

___________points

 

Points possible 20

 

 

 

 

Grammar

 

___________points

 

 

Points possible 20

Presentation is related to essential question.

 

Presentation gives examples of consequences of not participating in democratic process.

 

Presentation mentions the importance of being actively involved in the democratic process.

Maximum of ten minutes.

 

 

___________points

 

 

 

 

 

Points possible 40

 

Power point presentation has a maximum of 10 slides.

Creativity of presentation.

 

___________points

 

 

Points possible 20

 

 

 

Total Points

 

 

 

 

 

/100 points

 

group rubric1.docx 

 

 

 

PEER EVALUATION: 

 

Please complete the form below to grade your peer’s presentation:

 

Please rate the following:

 

 

 

Excellent

Good

Needs work

Eye contact with the audience

 

 

 

Presentation was easy to understand

 

 

 

Group made contact with audience

 

 

 

Enthusiasm of group members

 

 

 

 The group seem prepared and have knowledge of the presentation

 

 

 

All group members participated in the presentation

 

 

 

Creativity of presentation

 

 

 

 Peer Evaluation.docx  

 

 

 

 

 

USEFUL LINKS AND VIDEOS THAT WILL HELP

YOU AS RESOURNCES FOR YOUR GROUP PROJECT: 

 

LINKS:

 

http://www.america.gov/st/democracyhr-english/2008/May/20080609201741eaifas0.765484.html

 

http://stanford.edu/~ldiamond/iraq/DemocracyEducation0204.htm

 

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_role_of_the_people_in_a_democracy

 

http://www.justassociates.org/06ch%202.pdf

 

http://www.civiced.org/pdfs/research/BransonSpeech07111999.pdf

 

http://bensguide.gpo.gov/6-8/citizenship/rights.html

 

http://bensguide.gpo.gov/6-8/citizenship/responsibilities.html

 

VIDEOS:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ed8YLNk_nYA

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Arn8Fp1jyok&feature=related

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Social studies Standard

Seventh Grade

Strand 3: Civics/Government

Concept 4: Rights, Responsabilities, and Roles of Citizenship

PO 3: Describe the importance of citizens being actively involved in the

democratic process (i.e., voting, student government, involvement in political

decision making, analyzing issues, petitioning public officials).

 

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