September 30

posted Sep 30, 2011, 5:53 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Oct 4, 2011, 5:41 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 # 21Date:  September 30, 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.

If you haven't read yesterday's news article, please do so now.

A key term in that article, and in other areas of American Government, is
PARTISAN

Use the Vocabulary Template (in Google Docs) to develop your understanding of this term. 

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: READ The Six Basic Principles (55-59) and answer questions 2, 3 & 4 on page 59.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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