September 12

posted Sep 12, 2011, 5:38 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Sep 12, 2011, 6:10 AM ]
Civics Standard: 
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 # 8 Date:  September 12, 2011 Standards:  Social Studies  
Target Question
How does a democracy balance each person's individual interests with what might be best for everyone? WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN TODAY
Content Objective Students will explore and understand important concepts that make democracies work.
WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN ABOUT THE SUBJECT
Language Objective    Students will explain orally the meanings of key vocabulary and main concepts within the key concepts. HOW YOU WILL COMMUNICATE WHAT YOU LEARN

Activity
Instructions
  1. Take this quiz to see how well you remember last week's key ideas.
  2. After finishing the quiz, review your work from last week dealing with one of the key concepts of democracy:  

A recognition of the fundamental worth of every person (15)

A respect for the equality of all persons (16)

A faith in majority rule accompanied by respect for minority rights (17)

An acceptance of the necessity of compromise (17)

An insistence upon the widest possible degree of individual freedom (17)

The main activity today will be a review of last these key concepts as a class. You will be responsible for explaining 1 or 2 of the following questions about your assigned concept, so get ready!

 What does the concept mean to you (your words)

Why is this such an important idea in a democracy?

What limits the concept?  or When is it limited by the other concepts in the list?



STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS ABOUT WHAT TO DO
Formative Assessment
HOW YOU WILL DEMONSTRATE WHAT YOU'VE LEARNED TODAY
Summative Assessment Your first summative assessment is coming up. Create a blog for this class; you'll use it soon to start turning in assessments.  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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