December 6

posted Dec 6, 2011, 4:49 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Dec 7, 2011, 4:48 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 # 66Date:  December 6, 2011Social Studies Standards 
Vocabulary Terms 
Target Question
How is the President of the United States elected?
WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN TODAY
Content ObjectiveStudents will learn about the reasons for the electoral college.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 focusing on the ELECTORAL COLLEGE.
Key questions--
  1. What is it?
  2. How does it work?
  3. Why do we have it?
  4. Does it support or undermine our democratic ideals?



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.

To begin this work, open a new Google Document from a Template called Presidential Candidates. Follow the instructions there. 



Be ready with your homework tomorrow. 


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

3. Nominating Pres. Candidates (13.4)

330-335

1,2,3,5,8

Wednesday, 12/7


HOW 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 
Extension

Useful Links


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