TEST SCHEDULE (based on field trip schedule)
Government Study Guide: 4.C&G.2 Analyze the North Carolina Constitution.
4.C&G.2.1 Analyze the preamble and articles of the North Carolina Constitution in terms of rights and responsibilities.
In your own words, what rights are guaranteed to all citizens in the first ten rights listed in the North Carolina Declaration of Rights?
4.C&G.2.2 Give examples of rights and responsibilities of citizens according to North Carolina Constitution.
Make a chart to give examples of rights and responsibilities of citizens according to the NC Constitution. Make a 3 column chart. Title it, "Rights and Responsibilites of NC Citizens." Label the columns: Rights, responsibilities, both.
Voting for free
No taxation without representation
Serving as a juror
Registering for the draft
Pursuit of happiness
Participating in the government
No excessive punishments
4.C&G.2.3 Differentiate between rights and responsibilities reflected in the North Carolina Constitution.
How does being a responsible citizen protect the rights of others? Give 3 Examples.
Tell how a bill becomes a law using a list titled: "How a Bill Becomes a Law"
Write a paragraph describing a bill that is currently being debated by NC's legislative branch.
What is your opinion on the voter ID bill and why? Write a complete paragraph (at LEAST 5 sentences) proving your point.
We are at the tail end of quarter three. In social studies we are finishing up our government unit with a public service announcement project. We will begin a unit on economy after spring break. In writing, we are finishing up our unit on opinion and persuasive writing by writing opinion pieces on our role models. Students will give a speech at the Weatherstoney Awards ceremony about their role model and present them with their very own Weatherstoney.
Tuesday, March 19 @ 2:30 PM-3:15 PM--Doug Berky introduces each audience to an age-appropriate collection of sagacious stories, told around home fires on every continent. Many of these tales teach gentle value lessons like recognizing how much alike we all are in the world, even being part of different cultures. Mr. Berky utilizes storytelling styles from many world cultures as well as his wonderfully elaborate handmade masks and original puppets. Gems performances include up to four story productions chosen from Doug's considerable cache. A performance might include selections such as "The Drip Nose Boy" (Native American), "The Lame Man and the Blind Man" (Middle East),"Jataka Tales" (Indonesia) or "The Tiger's Whisker" (Korea). Add to that Doug's innate sense of timing and veteran skills of mime and inventive costume design and each performance is truly a gem!
Thursday, March 21--Reading Case 21
Friday, March 22--Math Case 21
Tuesday, March 26--Gates/Julio Field Trip to Historic Yates Mill State Park
Tuesday, March 26 @ 2:30 PM -- Gates Weatherstoney Awards
Wednesday, March 27--Extra recess for earning 50 sails!
Thursday, March 28-Sunday, April 7--Spring Break
As we finish up our unit on government, students will create a public service announcement that will encourage others to be a responsible citizen. They will focus on one responsiblity (voting, obeying laws, serving on a jury, being informed, etc.) and explain to their audience why it is important to be a responsible citizen and how this responsibility affects the rights of others. Here are some examples of some PSAs to help get you started.
NORTH CAROLINA STATE CONSTITUTION
We, the people of the State of North Carolina, grateful to Almighty God, the Sovereign Ruler of Nations, for the preservation of the American Union and the existence of our civil, political and religious liberties, and acknowledging our dependence upon Him for the continuance of those blessings to us and our posterity, do, for the more certain security thereof and for the better government of this State, ordain and establish this Constitution.
DECLARATION OF RIGHTS
That the great, general, and essential principles of liberty and free government may be recognized and established, and that the relations of this State to the Union and government of the United States and those of the people of this State to the rest of the American people may be defined and affirmed, we do declare that:
Section 1. The equality and rights of persons.
We hold it to be self-evident that all persons are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, the enjoyment of the fruits of their own labor, and the pursuit of happiness.
Sec. 2. Sovereignty of the people.
All political power is vested in and derived from the people; all government of right originates from the people, is founded upon their will only, and is instituted solely for the good of the whole.
Sec. 3. Internal government of the State.
The people of this State have the inherent, sole, and exclusive right of regulating the internal government and police thereof, and of altering or abolishing their Constitution and form of government whenever it may be necessary to their safety and happiness; but every such right shall be exercised in pursuance of law and consistently with the Constitution of the United States.
Sec. 4. Secession prohibited.
This State shall ever remain a member of the American Union; the people thereof are part of the American nation; there is no right on the part of this State to secede; and all attempts, from whatever source or upon whatever pretext, to dissolve this Union or to sever this Nation, shall be resisted with the whole power of the State.
Sec. 5. Allegiance to the United States.
Every citizen of this State owes paramount allegiance to the Constitution and government of the United States, and no law or ordinance of the State in contravention or subversion thereof can have any binding force.
Sec. 6. Separation of powers.
The legislative, executive, and supreme judicial powers of the State government shall be forever separate and distinct from each other.
Sec. 7. Suspending laws.
All power of suspending laws or the execution of laws by any authority, without the consent of the representatives of the people, is injurious to their rights and shall not be exercised.
Sec. 8. Representation and taxation.
The people of this State shall not be taxed or made subject to the payment of any impost or duty without the consent of themselves or their representatives in the General Assembly, freely given.
Sec. 9. Frequent elections.
For redress of grievances and for amending and strengthening the laws, elections shall be often held.
Sec. 10. Free elections.
All elections shall be free.
A good way to review what we learned in class today would be to re-watch the following youtube video. It'd also be helpful to look over today's graphic organizer.
Mrs. Ana Rhyne
I teach 4th grade math and science at Weatherstone Elementary School. I graduated from Meredith College with a BA in Spanish and K-6 licensure.