January 23

posted Jan 23, 2012, 6:23 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Jan 24, 2012, 5:17 AM ]

Day #86Date:  January 23Social Studies Standards 
Vocabulary Terms 
Target Question
How do states' courts work?
WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN TODAY
Content ObjectiveStudents will understand the purpose and organization of state court systems.WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN ABOUT THE SUBJECT
Language Objective   Students will read for information, complete portions of an outline, and share their findings with the class.HOW YOU WILL COMMUNICATE WHAT YOU LEARN

Activity
Instruction
Class Activity:


Take a QUIZ on your last homework assignment. (In the Courtroom, 25.3, Questions 1,3,4 & 5, p. 674) It's been awhile, but you should have your assignment to help you. 

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After you complete the quiz, turn your attention to the next assignment for this unit:
The Courts and Their Judges (25.4) pages 676-681.


As you read the assigned pages, create an outline that identifies 
WHERE each of the following types of courts exists, 
WHO typically appears in them, and 
WHAT their main purpose is. 
Your outline might look like this:
Justices of the Peace (676)
Where:
Who:
What:
Magistrates Courts (676)
Where:
Who:
What:
Municipal Courts (676)
Where:
Who:
What:
Juvenile Courts (676)
Where:
Who:
What:
General Trial Courts (676-678)
Where:
Who:
What:
Intermediate Appellate Courts (678-679)
Where:
Who:
What:
State Supreme Court (679)
Where:
Who:
What:



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

Complete the outline above for homework tonight.



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:  
Explain how local and state governments play a role in your life. 
WHAT TO DO WHEN FINISHED WITH TODAY'S ACTIVITIES 
Extension


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