December 5

posted Dec 5, 2011, 4:55 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Dec 6, 2011, 4:05 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 # 63 Date:  December 5, 2011 Social Studies Standards 
Vocabulary Terms 
Target Question
What does it take to be President of the United States?
WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN TODAY
Content Objective Students will learn about the basic requirements and responsibilities of the President. WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN ABOUT THE SUBJECT
Language Objective    Students will discuss requirements of the job of President and how the job was created. HOW YOU WILL COMMUNICATE WHAT YOU LEARN

Activity
Instruction
Class Activity:
Today we continue our look at
The US Presidency
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

2. Presidential Selection (13.3)


327-329

2-5

Tuesday 12/6


Be ready with your homework on tomorrow. 


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. You will be doing research on one of the current candidates for President, beginning tomorrow in class. Take a look at your options ahead of time (below)





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

Tonight's Assignment

Pages

?’s

Due

2. Presidential Selection (13.3)


327-329

2-5

Tuesday 12/6


HOW YOU WILL DEMONSTRATE WHAT YOU'VE LEARNED TODAY
Summative Assessment 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 Visit 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
Comments