A note about the in-class essay and the test
Reminder that the in-class essay is tomorrow and the 3 other sections of the exam will be Wednesday.
For the in-class essay, you may use your notes and any additional resources you found in your research but you have to write it in the time allotted (approximately 70 minutes).
You may begin your thesis and outline but may not begin writing the actual essay until class tomorrow. To do so would entail academic dishonesty.
Look at the assessment tasks below and then answer these two questions:
Test Prep Time
Here are the assessment tasks you'll face on the test:
NEED MORE RESOURCES FOR THE ESSAY? Check this out! A bunch of short op-eds from various opinions! http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2013/02/24/is-the-voting-rights-act-still-needed
Study Stations (Options A-F below)
A. ESSAY: Thesis Statement Workshop
B. VRA Checks and Balances
List all the different checks that happened between legislative and judicial branch for the VRA. HINT: Look at the amendments and the Washington Post article about North Carolina’s recent voting law controversy! You might also draw out a diagram or FLOW chart to help you with this.
C. Branch Powers
Create flashcards for different powers
D. Checks and Balances Scenarios
For each of the following scenarios, tell me:
E. Scenarios for 3 Branch checks/balances
HOMEWORK: Study for the TEST!!! See above for study guide and strategies.
Humanities teacher at Animas High School