December 2

posted Dec 2, 2011, 6:10 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Dec 5, 2011, 4:40 AM ]
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 # 62Date:  December 2, 2011Social Studies Standards 
Vocabulary Terms 
Target Question

WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN TODAY
Content ObjectiveStudents will learn about the basic requirements and responsibilities of the President.WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN ABOUT THE SUBJECT
Language Objective   Students will discuss HOW YOU WILL COMMUNICATE WHAT YOU LEARN

Activity
Instruction
Class Activity:
Today we begin a new assessment cycle in class, centered on
The US Presidency
What do you already know about the President of the United States? Take a quiz to see what you know and don't know. (Don't worry; it doesn't count against your grade)


In class, we'll be using the quiz items to focus our note-taking and review of the material. At the same time, you will be learning about the office on your own with a reading from the textbook:

Tonight's Assignment

Pages

?’s

Due

1. President’s Job Description (13.1)

315-321

2-5

Monday 12/5


Be ready with your homework on Monday. 

Also, as part of this unit you will be doing some research on one of the candidates for the presidency on the Republican Party.  Find out more about them at the New York Times 




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 AssessmentHomework: See aboveHOW YOU WILL DEMONSTRATE WHAT YOU'VE LEARNED TODAY
Summative AssessmentOur 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 
ExtensionVisit the NY Times Candidate profiles to learn a bit about the current group of Republican candidates for President in next year's election.

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


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