September 29

posted Sep 29, 2011, 4:51 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Sep 30, 2011, 5:52 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 # 19Date:  September 27, 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
InstructionsIf you haven't finished yesterday's assignment (a blog post on what compromise really means) you need to do that as you begin watching today's movie.

The movie you'll be watching is a dramatization of the Constitutional Convention in 1787, when delegates from most of the states came together in Philadelphia to discuss changes to the Articles of Confederation. As you'll see, some delegates were convinced that the Articles were beyond repair, and they had other plans for how to fix the government. 

As you watch, keep track of the compromises that occur among the members of the Convention. Make notes in a Google Document (open one now so you're ready when they start happening) about what the compromises were, what the different sides wanted, and how they came to agreement.

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: If you haven't read yesterday's news article, please do so before coming to 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 
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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