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February 11

posted Feb 11, 2013, 5:25 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Feb 11, 2013, 6:23 AM ]
Day 11--

We begin with a QUIZ over last night's homework. It's open note, so use whatever you've brought with you to answer the questions as best you can. 

Once you're finished, you can check your quiz score by checking your email. If you'd like to retake the quiz at a later time (beginning tomorrow) you may do so. Be sure to do a little more studying and preparation before retaking it. 

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?
 I will be able to identify how different powers of government are divided between the national and state governments. 
  I need to think about how the concept of FEDERALISM is expressed in the actual division of powers between the national and state governments. 
I need to work with a partner to find examples of each type of government power and list them in a chart.This is a formative assessment. I need to participate in my group's activity and be prepared to use it later. 

After the quiz, we'll be taking a bit more time looking at the kinds of powers that the government has, and doesn't have, under the Constitution. 

Open a document called "Federalism", then use the File > Make a Copy... to create a copy you can modify. 
Find a partner to work with, then use your textbook and the links provided to collect information to complete the chart. 
Ask questions as you have them, so you can complete the chart before the end of class. 

Tomorrow, we'll be reviewing key ideas from the unit. If you're taking the ASVAB you'll miss class, so be sure to check in to see what you missed. 
Wednesday, no class (conference schedule)
Thursday, Unit Test. Open note, so have all your assignments complete, correct, and with you in class.
Friday, no class (conference schedule)
Monday, Feb 18: Your first essay is due. Here's a link to get started today if you like. 

HOMEWORK: Nothing new, but you'll need all assignments for the unit FINISHED and WITH YOU IN CLASS when you take the Unit Test on Thursday, Feb 14. If you are missing any assignments, get them done tonight.