January 26

posted Jan 26, 2012, 5:49 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Jan 27, 2012, 5:54 AM ]

Day #89Date:  January 26Social Studies Standards 
Vocabulary Terms 
Target Question
How do local and state governments play a role in your life?
WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN TODAY
Content ObjectiveStudents will understand the purpose and organization of state and local governments.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: 
Choose one of the stories or articles that you identified in yesterday's activity with the Enterprise newspaper. Take a few minutes to read and understand what it's all about, with a special focus on the state or local government's role, including:
  1. What state or local government organization or agency is involved?
  2. What did they actually do?
  3. Why did they do it?
  4. How does it have an impact on people outside the government?
  5. How does it have an impact on YOU?
Be ready to share your findings in discussion after 10 minutes.

Your final for this class is one last summative assessment; an essay/blog post that answers the question:
How do local and state governments play a role in your life?

Here's a suggested format for your writing. 
  1. Introduction -- with thesis statement
  2. Local government impacts -- with specific examples that affect YOU*
  3. State government impacts -- with specific examples that affect YOU*
  4. Conclusion
*Note: you can talk about state and local government in either order, but be sure to treat them separately.

Be sure to include specific examples to support your ideas throughout your writing. Use standard paragraph and sentence structure to lead your reader through your ideas. If you refer to research that you've done outside of class, use standard reference and citation formats to show the source of your ideas. 

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





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. 
Due Monday, January 30
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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