November 29

posted Nov 29, 2011, 4:51 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Nov 30, 2011, 6:10 AM ]

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 # 59Date:  November 29, 2011Social Studies Standards 
Vocabulary Terms 
Target Question
What are the most important ways that the Constitution has created a government where the rights of all Americans can be protected?
WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN TODAY
Content ObjectiveStudents will continue organizing and writing their answers to the target question above.WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN ABOUT THE SUBJECT
Language Objective   Students will share a paragraph of their response to an upcoming assessment.  HOW YOU WILL COMMUNICATE WHAT YOU LEARN

Activity
Instruction
Opening Activities:
Open a new Google Document, copy/paste your thesis statement and the first paragraph of your answer (last night's homework) into it, name it "Yourname's paragraph", and share it with Mr. Knowles.

Once you've shared your thesis statement and paragraph, continue working on your response. Move on to the next topic for your response and work on that. Continue to use the sandwich method for constructing paragraphs (the claim, support, explain model) as you continue.

Your goal today is to finish the three (or four) paragraphs of the body of your response. 

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 AssessmentHomework: Complete all  body paragraphs of your response. Be ready to submit them at the start of class tomorrow. (You can write them in your blog, and save as a draft)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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