September 23, 2011

posted Sep 23, 2011, 5:11 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Sep 26, 2011, 5:19 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 # 17Date:  September 23, 2011Standards:  Social Studies  
Target Question
How did framers of the Constitution deal with conflict and problems with their existing government?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 share Venn Diagrams with the class to identify compromises reached on major issues of the day.HOW YOU WILL COMMUNICATE WHAT YOU LEARN

Activity
InstructionsTake a Quiz on last night's homework assignment. You may use your notes, but not your textbook or other students. Do your best with what you have. 

Review your notes from yesterday about differences between the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution, including the Venn Diagram created yesterday.

Use the Constitutional Compromises template (go to Google Docs, New from Template, select "Compromises" from the list) to take notes from other groups.


Homework: Find examples of compromise in today's world. Where do people have to find compromise and common ground to make things work today. Look for a news item, search the internet, or think of an example you know about where public figures found a way to reach an agreement in the middle of their dispute. 
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 AssessmentBe ready for a quiz over tonight's homework at the start of class tomorrow.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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