November 10

posted Nov 10, 2011, 6:15 AM by Peter Knowles
Civics 1.1 Understand key ideals and principles of the United States, including those in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and other fundamental documents.

Day # 49Date:  November 10, 2011Social Studies Standards 
Vocabulary Terms 
Target Question
How has the ethnic background of the United States created questions regarding equal rights for all?WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN TODAY
Content ObjectiveStudents will investigate how the population of the United States has changed over timeWHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN ABOUT THE SUBJECT
Language Objective   Students will share their information about a particular time period in the history of the United States and explain how things have changed since then.HOW YOU WILL COMMUNICATE WHAT YOU LEARN

Activity
Instruction

You had homework last night but if you didn't do it, or didn't know about it, you have a little bit of a cushion before it's collected. Tonight's assignment is the same one. If you did it last night, you have no homework over the weekend. If you didn't, complete it before Monday. It's posted below.


In Class Assignment
How is the United States' population likely to change in the future? Based on current census reports and past trends, it is possible to predict where the population is headed. For today's assignment in class...
  1. READ the page called Population Profile of the United States
  2. CREATE an outline of the information there. Use the bold headings (starting with The U.S. population is growing larger) to create your outline's key ideas (there should be 6 key sections when you're done)
  3. ADD DETAILS: Under each of the 6 key sections include details that help explain the key details. Include main points or remarkable details.
It should look something like this when you're done:
 Population Profile of the United States
    1. The US population is growing larger
      1. Key point or detail
      2. Key point or detail
      3. etc. (Include as many as you think you need to capture the ideas)
    2. The US population growth rate is slowing
      1. Key point or detail
      2. etc. .... 
And so on, until you're done.

 Turn in or share your assignment with Mr. Knowles when done.

If you didn't do last night's assignment, complete it over the weekend. 


Homework Assignment:
Read Chapter 21, Section 1 (545-549) and answer questions 2-5 on pg 549.

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 AssessmentOur next summative (graded) assessment will be a blog post in answer to the following question:  
Which of the rights guaranteed in the Constitution is most important in our lives today?
WHAT TO DO WHEN FINISHED WITH TODAY'S ACTIVITIES 
ExtensionFind out about recent court cases that deal with the question of Freedom of Religion at the Oyez Project 

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

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