Ideas for 7th and 8th Grade Constitution and Liberty TestSubmitted by stickhillfarm on Sun, 10/20/2013 - 13:10
H i all, I have an idea and am looking for input.
My daughter goes to a charter school, and this year the 7th and 8th combined class (20 kids) are going to take a trip to D.C. in March. In an effort to reduce costs to each family, the students and class are constantly fundraising to pay for the trip.
My idea, funded by myself, would be to offer each student to take a test, that when completed and graded at a 88% or higher, would earn that student $100. Here are the requirements I have come up with so far-
I will present the practice test to the class and let them all look at it for a week. I will then give each student who is interested in taking it 5 days to complete it. Only one student at a time cane take the test during the same five day period.
All answers must be written in cursive, using a blue ink pen, with a maximum of 10 corrections with correction tape or white out.
There will be a series of bulky boring q's, i.e., list all current representatives and what state, justices, executive, etc. I will personalize it by asking each student to list their reps for state and local. Kids come from many different towns to this school.
The signors of the Declaration of Independence, what the Constitution was based on, and when it was ratified.
What is the definition of Democratic Republic?
A series of quotes, and a multiple choice of who said them. These I could use some help on. Then after, a brief description of the individual who said it, i.e. wiki style. Sam Adams, Jefferson, RON PAUL!
List in exact wording, three articles that mean the most to that student, with a brief description why after.
Now its your guys turn. I will post the complete test for review before I submit it to the class.
Thanks for the help. There are a lot of other ideas I've been batting around, but this is what I am sure about so far!