December 16

posted Dec 16, 2011, 5:38 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 # 77Date:  December 16, 2011Social Studies Standards 
Vocabulary Terms 
Target Question
How does the office of the President support basic ideals of the US Government?
WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN TODAY
Content ObjectiveStudents will connect requirements of the presidency with basic ideals of our government.WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN ABOUT THE SUBJECT
Language Objective   Students will share ideas about how presidential requirements, selection, and powers relate to democratic ideals.HOW YOU WILL COMMUNICATE WHAT YOU LEARN

Activity
Instruction
Class Activity:
Same as yesterday: keep writing your next assessment, answering the essential question above. Use the information and ideas we've talked about during this assessment cycle to find and explain connections between the office of the president and the fundamental beliefs of our democratic government. Use your chart from yesterday to plan your response and find connections between the two parts.
NOTE: I've updated the GoogleDoc called Presidential Connections (which you should be able to see below) with information from yesterday's class. Feel free to use it to help you with your written response. If it doesn't show up below, you should be able to get a copy in the Templates section of Google Docs.

Presidential Connections



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: Continue working on your response. It's due today.
HOW YOU WILL DEMONSTRATE WHAT YOU'VE LEARNED TODAY
Summative Assessment

Due Friday Dec 16
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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