October 7

posted Oct 7, 2011, 6:01 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Oct 7, 2011, 9:40 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 # 26Date:  October 7, 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 taking a QUIZ on the assignment from last night ago. You MAY use your assignment or notes during the quiz, but may not use the textbook, each other, or other resources. Do your best.

After taking the quiz, we'll be turning our attention to the next section of the textbook: Chapter 4 Federalism. 

Go to Google Docs and create a new document from a template called Federalism Worksheet. Work alone or with a partner and your textbook to complete the worksheet. 


Complete for HOMEWORK if you don't finish in class. 

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: Chapter 4 worksheet (73-91). Answer questions aboveHOW 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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