Mr. Verria
Social Studies Teacher
North Kingstown High School
(lawrence_verria@nksd.net)
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DEMOCRACY and CURRENT ISSUES PAGE
* UPDATES ARE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE. BE SURE TO CHECK! *


The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.
John F. Kennedy
As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy. Abraham Lincoln
The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river.Ross Perot
Democracy not only requires equality but also an unshakable conviction in the value of each person, who is then equal.Jeanne Kirkpatrick

This page is devised to allow students and their parents:

  • Constant access to most classroom materials

  • On going teacher communications to parents and students

  • Opportunities for further understandings




Current Issues Learning Materials






Current Issues Articles





Democracy Learning Materials




THE CONSTITUTION AND GOVERNMENT STRUCTURES





DEMOCRACY PROJECT








CANDIDATES DAY





Recommended Links
Government Structures

News Sources

Government Resources

Other Sites


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SCHEDULE

Please check website EVERY DAY for updates.


11/06/16 Day 2 Period 1
Assignment: Courts Dissenting Case Exercise


11/07/15 Day 1 Period/ 1 AND 3 DEMOCRACY
Assignment: Courts Dissenting Case Exercise
11/08/16 PD
11/09/16 Day 2 Period 3 DEMOCRACY
Assignment: Finish Courts Exercise
Assignment: Citizen Type Reading
Assignment: CNN News
11/10/16 Day 1 Period 1 AND 3 DEMOCRACY
Assignment: Finish Courts Exercise
Assignment: Citizen Type Reading
Assignment; CNN News
11/11/16 VETERANS DAY

11/14/16 Day 2 Period 3 DEMOCRACY
Assignment: LIONS FOR LAMBS
11/15/16 Day 1 Period 1 AND 3 DEMOCRACY
Assignment: LIONS FOR LAMBS
11/16/16 Day 2 Period 3 CURRENT ISSUES
Assignment: Type of Citizen Exercise
Assignment: CNN News
11/17/16 Day 1 Period 1 AND 3 DEMOCRACY
Assignment:Type of Citize Exercise
Assignment: CNN News
11/18/16 Day 2 Period 3 CURRENT ISSUES
Assignment: Introduce Project
Assignment: Brainstorm Exercise
Assignment: Explain Research Day Exercise

11/21/16 Day 1 Period 1 AND 3 DEMOCRACY
Assignment: Introduce Project
Assignment: Brainstorm Exercise
Assignment: Explain Research Day Exercise
11/22/16 Day 2 Period 3 DEMOCRACY
Assignment: RESEARCH DAY
11/23/16 Day 1 Period 1 AND 3 DEMOCRACY (Period 3 cancelled for NECAP)
Assignment: RESEARCH DAY
11/ 24/ 16 THANKSGIVING BREAK
11/ 25/ 16 THANKSGIVING BREAK

11/28/16 Day 2 Period 3 DEMOCRACY
Due: Research Exercise Sheet
Assignment: Introduce Economy Unit
Assignment: Final Proposal Due Next Class
11/29/16 Day 1 Period 1 AND 3 DEMOCRACY
Due: Research Exercise Sheet
Assignment: Introduce Economy Unit
Assignment: Final Proposal Due Next Class
11/30/16 Day 2 Period 3 DEMOCRACY
Due: Final Proposal Due
Assignment: Economy Unit
Assignment: Newscast
12/1/16 Day 1 Period 1 AND 3 DEMOCRACY
Due: Final Proposal
Assignment: Economy Unit
Assignment: Newscast
12/2/16 Day 2 Period 3 DEMOCRACY
Assignment: Logo
Assignment: Newscast


12/5/16 Day 1 Period 1 AND 3 DEMOCRACY
A: Assignment: Logo
Assignment: Letter of Inquiry
12/6/16 Day 2 Period 3 DEMOCRACY
Due: Logo assignment
Assignment: Letter of Inquiry
Assignment: Newscast
12/7/16 Day 1 Period 1 AND 3 DEMOCRACY
Due: Logo
Assignment: Reading
Assignment:
Assignment: Newcast

12/8/16 Day 2 Period 3 DEMOCRACY
Due: Logo
Assignment:
Assignment: Newscast
12/9/16 Day 1 Period 1 AND 3 DEMOCRACY
Due:
Assignment:
Assignment: Newscast

12/12/16 Day 2 Period 3 DEMOCRACY
Due: Baseline Letter of Inquiry / Petition
Assignment:
Assignment:
12/13/16 Day 1 Period 1 AND 3 DEMOCRACY
Due: Baseline Letter of Inquiry / Petition
Assignment: Letter of Inquiry
Assignment: Newscast
12/14/16 Day 2 Period 3 DEMOCRACY
Assignment: Letter of Inquiry / Petition
Assignment: Newscast
12/15/16 Day 1 Period 1 AND 3 DEMOCRACY
Due: Letter of Inquiry
Assignment: Petition
Assignment: CNN News
1216/16 Day 2 Period 3 DEMOCRACY
Due: Letter of Inquiry
Assignment: Court Case Assignment
Assignment: CNN News


12/19/16 Day 1 Period 1 AND 3 DEMOCRACY
Due:Petition
Assignment: Pamphlet
12/20/16 Day 2 Period 3 DEMOCRACY
Due: Petition
Assignment: Pamphlet
12/21/16 Day 1 Period 1 AND 3 DEMOCRACY
Due: Pamphlet
Assignment: Letter to the Editor / Survey
12/22/16 Day 2 Period 3 DEMOCRACY
Due: Pamphlet
Assignment: Letter to the Editor / Survey

12/23/16 Begins Christmas Break



1/2/16 NO SCHOOL
1/3/16 Day 1 Period 1 AND 3 DEMOCRACY
Due: Letter to the Editor / Survey (PRINTED OUT)
Assignment:Work on Portfolio
Homework: Portfolio due next class
1/4/16 Day 2 Period 3 CURRENT ISSUES
Due: Letter to the Editor / Survey (PRINTED OUT)
Assignment:Work on Portfolio
Homework: Portfolio due next class
1/5/16 Day 1 Period 1 AND 3 DEMOCRACY
Due: Portfolio Due
Assignment:Work on Exhibit Board
1/6/16 Day 2 Period 3 CURRENT ISSUES
Due: Portfolio Due
Assignment: Work on Exhibit Board

1/9/16 Day 1 Period 1 AND 3 DEMOCRACY
Due: Work on Exhibit Board
Assignment
1/10/16 Day 2 Period 3 DEMOCRACY
Due:Work on Exhibit Board
Assignment:
1/11/16 Day 1 Period 1 AND 3 DEMOCRACY
Due: Work on Exhibit Board
Assignment:
1/12/16 Day 2 Period 3 DEMOCRACY
Due: Work on Exhibit Board
Assignment: Prepare 30 second presentation of board
1/13/16 Day 1 Period 1 AND 3 DEMOCRACY
Assignment: Work on Exhibit Board
Assignment: Prepare 30 second presentation of board

1/16/16 MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY
1/17/16 Day 2 Period 3 DEMOCRACY
Due: Presentation of Board

Wednesday JANUARY 18, 2016 - DIALOGUES IN DEMOCRACY NIGHT

















DIALOGUES IN DEMOCRACY NIGHT







IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS / UPDATES

DIALOGUES IN DEMOCRACY NIGHT
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Democracy students share and debate the merits of their ideas at last June's Dialogues in Democracy Night.
CANDIDATES DAY 2014

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Photos taken by Mr. Robert Silviera, Photography teacher at North Kingstown High School
Governor hopefuls Gina Ramondo (RI General Treasurer), Allan Fung (Cranston Mayor), Robert Healey (Moderate Party candidate) speak to North Kingstown High School students at Candidates Day (10/22/14).
OPPORTUNITY
We the Students Essay Contest

To register and win prizes, ENTER HERE.

Deadline: February 7, 2016
Winners Announced: April 12, 2016
In 500-800 words, answer the following question:
The Founders believed in the sanctity/vital importance of the individual liberties guaranteed in the Bill of Rights. To what extent (or in what ways) has our government compromised on these liberties in the name of security or the general welfare?
Student Prizes
Grand Prize: $5,000 cash (plus a scholarship to Constitutional Academy)
Runners Up: 6 cash prizes of $1,250 each
Honorable Mention: 8 cash prizes of $500 each
Scout Prizes
Girl Scout Winner: $2,500
Girl Scout Winner’s Troop: $500
Boy Scout Winner: $2,500
Boy Scout Winner’s Troop: $500
Additional Student Incentives
Refer a Friend – 10 random drawings of $50 each
Step Two Submission Drawings – 10 random drawings of $500 each
ENTER HERE






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