January 5

posted Jan 5, 2012, 6:00 AM by Peter Knowles
Civics 1.2 Understand the purposes, organization, and function of governments, laws, and political systems.
Essential Question: How does government affect you in your daily lives?

Day #80Date:  January 5, 2012Social Studies Standards 
Vocabulary Terms 
Target Question
What does a state's governor do?
WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN TODAY
Content ObjectiveStudents will understand how state governors do their jobsWHAT 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:
1) Last night's homework was:

1. The State Legislatures (24.1)

631-637

2-6

1/5

Do you have any questions? Answers you couldn't find, or answers you didn't understand? Let's talk about them first.

2) Today we begin looking at the chief executive of a state's government: the governor.
Open a Google Doc from a Template called CH 24.2: The Governor and use the textbook (pgs 637-642) to complete one section of the outline. After everyone has completed their sections, you'll be sharing what you got with everybody, so be prepared to explain your answers.

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 Homework:

3. Counties, Towns, etc. (24.3)

643-648

1, 2,3,5

1/6

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:  
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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