September 8

posted Sep 8, 2011, 5:17 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Sep 12, 2011, 5:38 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 # 6Date:  September 8, 2011Standards:  Social Studies  
Target Question
How does a democracy balance each people's individual interests with what might be best for everyone?WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN TODAY
Content ObjectiveStudents will explore and understand important concepts that make democracies work.
WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN ABOUT THE SUBJECT
Language Objective   Students will learn meanings of individual words related to main concepts; Students will explain in writing and in small discussions the meanings of main concepts on multiple levels.HOW YOU WILL COMMUNICATE WHAT YOU LEARN
Activity
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Instructions
  1. Begin with a quick review of yesterday's class topics -- take this quiz to see how well you remember the key ideas.
  2. If you finish while others are still working on it, review and/or finish last night's homework (pp 15-18, notes on the key concepts).
  3. The main activity today will be a review of last night's key concepts in small groups. You and 1 or 2 others will be responsible for reviewing ONE of the 5 key concepts, and answering three questions about them:

 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?

After working together in your group, be prepared to explain your discussion and answers to others. (Each student needs to be able to explain each answer from their group; you'll be chosen at random to do so)

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS ABOUT WHAT TO DO
Formative Assessment
HOW YOU WILL DEMONSTRATE WHAT YOU'VE LEARNED TODAY
Summative Assessment
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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Peter Knowles,
Sep 8, 2011, 7:02 AM
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Peter Knowles,
Sep 8, 2011, 5:33 AM
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