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Subject: Civics (10th grade) Unit: Rights of Citizenship Purpose: The purpose of this formative assessment is to assess the

students knowledge and understanding of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which outlines some of the rights that are protected by the U.S. government and the U.S. Constitution. Students will be assessed on their knowledge and comprehension of the various aspects of the First Amendment that we have talked about and studied in class. The students, as well as the teacher, will be able to use the information from this assessment to monitor their progress toward the desired learning targets and goals. The students will also use the information gathered here, decipher what they know and do not know, determine their individual strengths and weaknesses, and develop a plan for themselves in order to reach a mastery level proficiency of the desired learning outcomes. Standard: (Michigan High School Content Expectations for Civics) C5.3.6 Describe the rights protected by the First Amendment, and using case studies and examples, explore the limit and scope of First Amendment right

Learning Targets: I can List the rights that are protected by the First Amendment identify at least 5 issues that have been solved with the First Amendment by the U.S. Supreme Court Briefly explain the history of the First Amendment Explain why so many people use this specific Amendment to defend their actions Total Numbers Knowledge Reasoning Questions Questions 1, 2, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13,14,16, 18, 19, 20 3,4,5,6,8 Total Number of Questions 12 5

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Name____________________________________________Hour__________Date______ Assessment for Learning: The First Amendment Score: ____/20

Directions: Make sure to read all directions carefully! Please put your name, todays date, and the hour on the top of this page. If you have questions at any time during this test, please raise your hand and I will come to answer it. Leave the score section above alone, I will be filling that in after the test. We have been discussing and studying many aspects of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. This test will help measure how well you understand the topics we have been talking about. There will be several different types of questions on this test including multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, and true or false questions. Each question will be worth one point, and there are a total of 20 questions. Read each question carefully and answer each question with the best answer. Additionally, please place a check mark or X next to sure or unsure for each question based on whether you are sure of your answer or unsure of your answer. After the test has been completed and graded you will be checking your own understanding and developing a plan for doing even better on subsequent assessments. Keep your eyes on your own paper. We (you and I) want to know what YOU know, not what your neighbor knows, and if you peek all you are doing is making me think you know something you dont, which will lead to you falling behind, something neither of us wants. After the test, but before you turn it in, please answer the student self-assessment page at the end. When you are finished, please set it at the corner of your desk so you do not disrupt the others and begin the assignment written on the board. Once I see you are done, I will come by and take your test from you. You have the entire class to finish, so take your time and check your answers as many times as you can. Good luck! Part A: Multiple Choice After reading each question, choose the best answer from the provided selections and place that letter on the line next to the number. Remember to mark whether you are sure or unsure as well. _____1. Which of the following rights are not protected by the First Amendment? A. Freedom of Religion B. Freedom of The Press C. Right to own land D. Right to peacefully assemble _____Sure _____Unsure

_____2. What is the establishment clause? A. Prohibits the Government from recognizing a religion as the official religion B. Prohibits Companies from establishing headquarters in cities with over 50,000 people C. Allows Companies to establish themselves with more than one owner D. Forces Churches, Synagogues, Mosques, etc to pay taxes. _____Sure _____Unsure

_____3. What was the ruling in the U.S. Supreme Court case Engel v. Vitale(1962) and was later upheld in Lee v. Weisman(1992)? A. Schools were forced to integrate B. Schools were forced to have an equal number of sports for boys and girls C. Schools were no longer allowed to strike students D. Schools were no longer allowed to have official prayer _____Sure _____Unsure

_____4. The case of Thornhill v. Alabama(1940) ruled what? A. Separate drinking fountains for blacks was unconstitutional B. Nonviolent picketing is included in free speech C. Refusal to accept a draft notice cannot result in imprisonment D. The President is not allowed to speak publicly about his/her religion _____Sure _____Unsure

_____5. Texas v. Johnson(1989) ruled what. A. Sodomy laws were unconstitutional B. Flag Burning was not a violation of the first amendment C. Execution of mentally ill criminals was constitutional D. Burning of a draft card was constitutional _____Sure _____Unsure

_____6. What precedent was set by the 2000 case of Boy Scouts v. Dale? A. The boy scouts were given tax exempt status B. The boy scouts were allowed to prevent gay men from becoming scoutmasters C. The boy scouts were no longer allowed to teach how to make weapons D. The boy scouts were allowed to sell cookies, a right previously reserved for Girl Scouts _____Sure _____Unsure

_____7. Which of the following is NOT a reason why so many people use the First Amendment to defend themselves? A. It is extremely broad in the rights that it protects B. It is applicable to a variety of situations C. It is often used to fuel the advancement of other rights D. It provides defense in murder cases, which are the most common _____Sure _____Unsure

_____8.What case established that Burning your draft card was constitutionally protected? A. Texas v. Johnson(1989) B. United States v. OBrien(1968) C. Loving v. Virginia (1969) D. Roe V. Wade(1972) _____Sure _____Unsure

Part B: Fill-In-The-Blank In the space provided, put in the word or phrase that best completes the sentence. Again, make sure to mark whether you are sure or unsure of your answer. 9. The ____________ clause prevents the U.S. Government from allowing an official religion. _____Sure _____Unsure

10. Complete this part of the First Amendment. or the right of the people peaceably to ____________ _____Sure _____Unsure

11. Flag burning is protected by the First Amendments Freedom of ____________ _____Sure _____Unsure

12. One of the most important aspects of Freedom of Speech is the ability to protect ____________ speech _____Sure _____Unsure

13. Free speech is protected so long as it does not cause ____________ acts _____Sure _____Unsure

Part C: True/False Read each statement. Decide whether the statement is true or false, then write the entire word, either TRUE or FALSE next to the statement on the line provided. Make sure to read the statement multiple times to make sure you understand it. Again, remember to mark whether you are sure or unsure on the line provided. _______________14. The First Amendment protects the right to bear arms _____Sure _____Unsure

_______________15. The First Amendment was written to protect individual rights. _____Sure _____Unsure

_______________15. The First Amendment is part of the Bill of Rights. _____Sure _____Unsure

_______________ 16. The First Amendment allows the Government to establish a national religion _____Sure _____Unsure

_______________17. The First Amendment is written in 1839 _____Sure _____Unsure

_______________18. The First Amendment protects free speech _____Sure _____Unsure

_______________19. The First Amendment allows people to make slanderous comments in newspapers _____Sure _____Unsure

_______________20. The First Amendment allows all speech _____Sure _____Unsure

Student Self-Assessment 1. After you have finished the test above, but before you turn it in, complete the following questions in complete sentences. 1. If you could go back before the test and do some additional studying, what area or areas would you study? Why?

2. What section of the test do you think you did the best on? Why?

3. Do you think that you were prepared for this test? Why or why not?

4. What do you think your score (out of 20) will be on this test?

Name____________________________________________Hour__________Date_______ _________ Student Self Assessment of the First Amendment Directions: Now that you seen your grade on this test, you will take it and analyze the test to figure out what you did well and what you still need to work on. You will also spend time thinking about how you can improve your grade, understanding, and studying before the final unit test or exam. Part 1: Data For this part, you will look at how you did on all 20 questions. You will also make note of whether you were sure or unsure about the question when you answered it. Using the table below, for each question, mark, with an X, whether you got the question correct of incorrect and whether you were sure or unsure. At the bottom, tally up how many questions you had correct and incorrect. Also, tally how many you were sure about, as well as how many you were unsure about Question Number Example 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Total Correct X Incorrect Sure X Unsure

Part 2: Using the Data Gathered For this part, you are going to look at how well you did on each of the specified learning targets. You will add up the number of questions you answered correctly, the number you answered incorrectly, the number of sure answers and the number of unsure answers. Each learning target applies to specific questions, so be careful when gathering the data. See the example below for additional help. Additionally, if you think you need to work on that target or if you were unsure or incorrect on half or more of the questions for that target, mark an X in the column on the right. Learning Targets I can Look at the example, which is right here 1: List the rights that are protected by the First Amendment. 2: identify at least 5 issues that have been solved with the First Amendment by the U.S. Supreme Court 3: Briefly explain the history of the First Amendment 4: Explain why so many people use this specific Amendment to defend their actions Question Numbers 56, 67, 74 1, 2, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13,14,16, 18, 19, 20 3,4,5,6,8 Total Correct 2 Total Incorrect 1 Total Sure 1 Total Unsure 2 Do I need to work on this? X

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Part 3: What does it mean? In this third and final part, you will be drawing conclusions about what learning targets you know and which ones you still need to work on. Based on the chart of above, answer the following questions in complete sentences. 1. What two learning targets did you do well on? Why do you think you did well? Learning Target 1:

Learning Target 2:

2. What two learning targets did you NOT do well on? Why do you think you didnt do very well on them? Learning Target 1:

Learning Target 2:

3. Based on your answers to the second question above, how do you plan on gaining a better understanding of the material? How are you going to improve your score? List and explain at least two ways that you will use in order to improve. (If you dont need to improve your score, explain how you have been able to do well.)

Part 4 (Correctives): Student work to help master learning targets If you checked the Do I need to work on this box? from the chart above, please complete the following exercise for the specific learning target(s) that you need to work on. Target 1/Target 2: Reread section 1 in your textbook and complete the vocabulary activity on page 182 of your textbook. Write your answers, using complete sentences, in your assignment notebook. Target 3: Reread the section on the First Amendment to help find and review your answers. Write a paragraph to explain your findings in your assignment notebook. Target 4: Read pages 178 and 179 in your textbook and complete the Court Case Decisions Activity on page 178. Write your answers, using complete sentences, in your assignment notebook.

U.S. Supreme Court Case Decisions For the following leadership roles, use the Constitution and/or your textbook to describe the position and who fills the role. An example has been done for you. Case Engel V. Vitale Thornhill V. Alabama Piece of 1st Amendment used Establishment Clause Ruling Official School Prayer is unconstitutional

Texas V. Johnson

Boy Scouts V. Dale

United States V. OBrien

Assessment Answer Key 1. C 2. A 3. D 4. B 5. B 6. B 7. D 8. A 9. Establishment 10. Assemble 11. Speech 12. unpopular 13. Violent 14. F 15. T 16. F 17. F 18. T 19. F 20. F