December 13

posted Dec 13, 2011, 6:08 AM by Peter Knowles
Civics 1.2 Understand the purposes, organization, and function of governments, laws, and political systems.
Essential Question: How does the office of the President support basic ideals of the US Government?  

Day # 74Date:  December 13, 2011Social Studies Standards 
Vocabulary Terms 
Target Question
How does the US Constitution define the office of the President?
WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN TODAY
Content ObjectiveStudents will learn about Article II of the Constitution and the Amendments that impact the office of the presidency.WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN ABOUT THE SUBJECT
Language Objective   Students will read segments of the Constitution and explain in their own words how the various sections say about the presidency.HOW YOU WILL COMMUNICATE WHAT YOU LEARN

Activity
Instruction
Class Activity:
Today we'll be looking at the actual language of the US Constitution as it defines the selection, roles, and limits of the US President. Use your work from yesterday in class to check your answers.

Next, begin organizing ideas for your next assessment. Use a chart like the "Presidential Connections" template to begin organizing your answer to our current assessment.




STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS ABOUT WHAT TO DO


REMEMBER: To do your best on summative assessments, you'll need to use not only the information that we've discussed in class, but also include information from outside of classroom activities, either from information you already know, or from additional research you complete. Conduct your own research if necessary, or visit the Extension link below for ideas.
Formative Assessment

Homework: Organize your ideas for the next assessment. Write a draft thesis statement.
HOW YOU WILL DEMONSTRATE WHAT YOU'VE LEARNED TODAY
Summative Assessment

Due Thursday Dec 15
Our next summative (graded) assessment will be a blog post in answer to the following question:  
How does the office of the President support basic ideals of the US Government?
WHAT TO DO WHEN FINISHED WITH TODAY'S ACTIVITIES 
Extension

Useful Links


WHAT TO DO IF YOU'VE FINISHED THIS WEEK'S SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
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