October 11

posted Oct 11, 2011, 6:01 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Oct 17, 2011, 5:40 AM ]
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 # 28Date:  October 11, 2011Standards:  Social Studies  
Target Question
How has compromise played a role in the government of the United States since its founding?WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN TODAY
Content ObjectiveUnderstand how the Constitution creates opportunities for compromise.
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 from yesterday called By the Numbers Review. Share it with Mr. Knowles when you're done.  

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. If you wish, you can use a template called Compromise Planning Table (go to Google Documents and choose "Create New...from template") to help organize your ideas. Also, don't forget to use other documents you've created during this unit to help you get your ideas in order.



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 AssessmentIdentify how many of the early decisions of our government were the result of compromiseHOW 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 
ExtensionLearn more about other important compromises in our country's history, by following these links:
WHAT TO DO IF YOU'VE FINISHED THIS WEEK'S SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT

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