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February 25

posted Feb 25, 2013, 5:30 AM by Peter Knowles
Day 20--

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 explain the basic structure of Article 1 of the US Constitution.
  I need to understand how the Constitution is organized and how it sets up the legislative branch of the United States.
I will develop an outline of Article 1 of the Constitution. This is a formative assessment. It should accurately show the basic organization of the Constitution so I can understand its details later on. 

Today about 1/3 of you will recite the Preamble to the Constitution. (If you don't do it today, you'll have the chance tomorrow or Wednesday). 
Have you used the discussion board yet? One requirement of this mini-unit is to participate in an online discussion dealing with different aspects of the Constitution. You can find the topics for that discussion online here and instructions for using the forum and the scoring for your participation can be found here
You should plan on posting your first 2 comments by the end of the day today, so feel free to get the ball rolling if you haven't already done so. 
Now, it's time to roll up our sleeves, and get back to that Constitution. 
Friday we started adding to the short outline of the Constitution you had started the day before. Open that document, so we can continue adding to it.
You should have the 6 reasons for the Preamble already included. You should also have information about what is included in the first few sections of Article I. 
Today we'll continue, and try to finish, this section.

Keep working on that Preamble! Translate it, memorize it, practice it. You might be one of those chosen to recite it tomorrow. And if you have already recited, you still need to write it in words that make sense to you. And you might want to re-do it, if your score doesn't live up to your standards).