October 3

posted Oct 4, 2011, 5:40 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 # 22Date:  October 3, 2011Standards:  Social Studies  
Target Question
How did the framers of the Constitution reach the compromises they needed to move forward with the new nation?WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN TODAY
Content ObjectiveUnderstand that many elements of the Constitution were created to correct problems in the Articles of Confederation.
WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN ABOUT THE SUBJECT
Language Objective   Students will write a brief blog post in answer to the question "what does compromise really mean?"HOW YOU WILL COMMUNICATE WHAT YOU LEARN

Activity
InstructionsREVIEW last night's homework: The Six Basic Principles (55-59) and answer questions 2, 3 & 4 on page 59.
  1. Popular sovereignty
  2. Limited government
  3. Separation of powers
  4. Checks and balances
  5. Judicial review
  6. Federalism
Focus on checks & balances and division of powers: How this approach helped guarantee that the new federal government would not get too powerful.

Paired activity: Choose an analogy for one of the 6 Basic Principles to explain to the class tomorrow. 
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 last night's homework if not done yetHOW 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 
ExtensionIf you can get to YouTube, take a look at this video, too.WHAT TO DO IF YOU'VE FINISHED THIS WEEK'S SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
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