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February 12

posted Feb 12, 2013, 5:14 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Feb 12, 2013, 5:21 AM ]
Day 12 -- 

NOTICE: Tonight at 6 pm is the President's State-of-the-Union Address, on tv, radio, and the internet. Tune in if you can.

Today we'll continue for a bit on yesterday's in-class assignment. If you've finished, jump down to the activities that follow while others wrap up yesterday's work. 

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. 

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

Wednesday, no class (conference schedule)
Thursday, Unit Test. Open note, so have all your assignments complete, correct, and with you in class. If you've fallen behind or need to organize them, work on that now 
(HINT: If you haven't created a folder for all your Unit 1 assignments and documents, you might want to do that now. Use the screen shots below to help)
 1) Choose Create in Google Drive     2) Choose "Folder" from the drop-down list 3) Name your new folder 4) Change the color (if you like) to stand out in your list

Friday, no class (conference schedule)
Monday, Feb 18: Your first essay is due. Here's a link to get started today if you like and here's a planning guide to help even more. Ask for help if you need it.