October 10

posted Oct 10, 2011, 6:01 AM by Peter Knowles
Civics Standard
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 # 27Date:  October 10, 2011Standards:  Social Studies  
Target Question
How does the Constitution allow changes to keep up with needs as the nations grows and moves forward?WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN TODAY
Content ObjectiveUnderstand how the Constitution can be changed  through both formal and informal amendments.
WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN ABOUT THE SUBJECT
Language Objective   Students will discuss an unsuccessful amendment with a partner; students will read and write about the informal amendment process. HOW YOU WILL COMMUNICATE WHAT YOU LEARN

Activity
InstructionsBegin by checking your homework assignment on Federalism from Friday. 

Then, open your Google Documents and CREATE A NEW DOCUMENT FROM TEMPLATE: Choose the template titled "By the Numbers Review". 
Use your memory and your textbook to review key concepts from this unit as you prepare for your assessment. We'll be working on this today and tomorrow in class. Do part of it as homework if you think you'll need to in order to be done in class tomorrow. 

We're nearing the end of this assessment cycle, so as you start your final assignments, you'll want to keep an eye open for information you can use to answer the upcoming blog posting that is your graded assessment:

How important is the concept of compromise in the history, present, and future of our nation? 

Think about all the compromises involved in the historical and philosophical information we've been discussing and learning about. You'll be able to use that information in your assessment. 

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:  
How important is the concept of compromise in the history, present, and future of our nation? 
Start thinking about examples you learned about today. They will come in handy when you need to write about them later.
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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