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DEMOCRACY BLUE BOOK WRITTEN IN CLASS:  50 MINUTES / 50 POINTS

 

Wednesday, May 10, 2006, 9:35 a.m. and 11:10 a.m. classes

Thursday, May 11, 2006, 11:10 a.m., 12:45 and 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. classes

 

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QUESTIONS:  What did U.S. democracy mean to you when you began this class, and what does it mean to you today? What does U.S. democracy mean to others today, and what did it mean to others in the past?  Answer BOTH questions from as many diverse sources as possible including references to Gitelson, Carney and events on and off campus—especially the June 6, 2006 California Primary Election.

 

 

DIRECTIONS:  write one continuous essay in paragraph form without headings or subheadings that answers BOTH questions above in a small blue book.  Use blue or black ink on one side of as many pages as possible.

 

Your first paragraph previews the topics and sources you will use.  Your last paragraph reviews the topics and sources you used. Write as many paragraphs as possible without leaving the room in the 50 minutes you are given.

 

You will write without materials in front of you except the yellow card listing sources.

 

 

SCORING, 50 points, total

 

10  points for your own understanding of democracy when you began this class and

       today, including the June 6, 2006, California Primary Election.

10  points for others’ understanding of democracy, today and in the past.

  5  points for identifying people by title, position, party, interest group, demographic

      group.

  5  points for identifying key dates and describing the period in which events that you

      mention occurred.

  5  points for identifying the levels of government involved with events you mention.

  5  points for identifying the branches of government involved with events you mention.

  5  points for discussing the topics/concepts/key vocabulary of the course.

  5  points for answering both questions and following all the directions above.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOURCES:

 

http://www.publicagenda.com/issues/frontdoor.cfm?issue_type=immigration

http://www.publicagenda.com/issues/factfiles_detail.cfm?issue_type=immigration&list=5

http://www.publicagenda.com/issues/factfiles_detail.cfm?issue_type=immigration&list=2

http://www.publicagenda.com/issues/major_proposals_detail.cfm?issue_type=immigration&list=5

http://www.publicagenda.com/issues/debate.cfm?issue_type=immigration

http://www.publicagenda.com/issues/debate_detail2.cfm?issue_type=immigration

http://www.publicagenda.com/issues/red_flags.cfm?issue_type=immigration

http://www.publicagenda.com/issues/majprop.cfm?issue_type=immigration

 

http://www.ipsos-na.com/news/pressrelease.cfm?id=3035

http://pewhispanic.org/factsheets/factsheet.php?FactsheetID=16

http://pewhispanic.org/reports/report.php?ReportID=61

http://pewresearch.org/reports/index.php?ReportID=17

http://www.publicagenda.com/issues/polling.cfm?issue_type=immigration

 

http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/chinese-boycott/

http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/civil-rights-act/

http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/89manzanar/89manzanar.htm

http://americanhistory.si.edu/perfectunion/experience/index.html

http://www.pbs.org/itvs/fightfields/cesarchavez.html

http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/woman-suffrage/

 

 

http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/worksheets/index.html

http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/cfapps/free/displaysubject.cfm?sid=9

 

http://africanamericans.com/CivilRightsHistoryIndex.htm

 

http://www.historicaldocuments.com/HistoricSpeeches.htm

 

http://usconstitution.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a.  http://www.igs.berkeley.edu/library/htBallotRec2005NOV.html

b.  http://www.igs.berkeley.edu/library/htSpecialElection2005.html

c.  http://www.igs.berkeley.edu/library/htParentalNotification.html#Topic10

d.  http://www.usc-cpi.org/

e.  http://www.lao.ca.gov/ballot_source/Propositions.aspx

f.  http://www.voterguide.ss.ca.gov/

g. http://www.voterguide.ss.ca.gov/ballot_measure_summary.shtml

h. http://cal-access.ss.ca.gov/Campaign/Measures/

i.  http://healthvote.org/73/moneywatch.php?pid=73&sid=3

j.  http://www.lahc.edu/library/databases.htm