Thursday, September 22

posted Sep 22, 2011, 5:34 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Sep 22, 2011, 7:02 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 # 16Date:  September 22, 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 create Venn Diagrams in small groups to identify compromises reached on major issues of the day.HOW YOU WILL COMMUNICATE WHAT YOU LEARN

Activity
InstructionsFinish notes from yesterday about differences between the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution.

Review major compromises of the Constitution.
  1. What questions provided stumbling blocks to writing the Constitution?
  2. What were the major compromises created along the way?
  3. What promises were made to help get the Constitution ratified?
Use Constitutional Convention web page and the textbook (pages 42-44, 47, and 327) to help you answer these questions. Then, create a Venn Diagram showing the differing opinions (on the outside) and the elements of the eventual compromise (on the inside). 

Prepare to present your Venn Diagram to the class. 


Homework: Answer questions 11 & 12 on page 53. 
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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