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January 8

posted Jan 8, 2013, 6:35 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Jan 8, 2013, 6:43 AM ]
Learning Target ImageWhat will I be able to do when I've finished this lesson?   What idea, topic, or subject is important for me to learn and understand so that I can do this?   What will I do to show that I can do this? How well will I have to do this?
 Create a list of my current representatives in government at the state, county, and local level.
How is my area of the State of Washington organized in terms of elected representation?
Collect information about the different elected officials in my area using a variety of Internet sites.This is a formative assessment; I need to collect the information so I can work with it later to show how well I understand even bigger concepts.

Today you'll be completing a table of state and local officials so you can become more familiar with the names of the elected officials who represent you.

Open the Google Document called State & Local Officials and work with a partner (if you like) to complete the chart. 
Follow the directions and the links to find the information you need. 

BE SURE you collect information about the NEWLY ELECTED officials and our NEW LEGISLATIVE districts for your information.

NOTE: The last column on many of the charts asks when the official's current term expires. This is sometimes difficult to locate or figure out, but do your best. Don't spend too much time trying to figure it out, but do your best. And here's a hint: Elections are always in November of even-numbered years, but terms begin and end in odd-numbered years. (So a governor elected in 2012 starts his term in 2013 and that term expires in ......?)

Finished? Great. Turn your assignment in using the Daily Work DropBox, then move on to tonight's homework assignment. 

Tonight's homework takes us into the next levels of government at the state level: The counties and towns.

3. Counties, Towns, etc. (24.3)

pages 643-648

questions 1, 2,3,5