Cassel's Constitutional Issues CBA Page

with thanks to Mr. Fultz for much of the legwork!

Getting Started

What is a C.B.A.?

“The Social Studies CBAs are multi-stepped tasks or projects aligned to specific state standards (Social Studies EALRs), which target skills and knowledge necessary for engaged, informed citizenship” (Guidelines).

Why do we have to do one?

Washington State law, RCW 28A.230.095, states that students must complete “one CBA per grade level or per social studies course from 3rd through 12th grade (a Civics CBA will need to be included at the following grade levels: 4th or 5th, 7th or 8th, and 11th or 12th)” (Guidelines).

Do we have to work alone or can it be done as a group?

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction states, “Final CBA responses should represent the individual’s own work and should be scored using the OSPI-developed rubric” (Guidelines). That means that you’ll have to work alone, and all the work must be done “in class” to ensure that the work is yours and yours alone (Guidelines).

What will we have to do?

"Citizens in a democracy have the right and responsibility to make informed decisions. You will make an informed decision on a public issue after researching and discussing different perspectives on this issue" (Middle School).

OK. So, when do how do we get started?

Read the prompt, directions, and steps using the links at the bottom of the page.



Getting Started         Prompt/Directions/Steps     Resources        Rubric         Graphic Organizer    Am I really done?  Works Cited