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February 26

posted Feb 26, 2013, 4:33 AM by Peter Knowles
Day 21--

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 important features of Articles 1 and 2 of the US Constitution.
  I need to understand how the Constitution is organized and how it sets up the legislative and executive branches of the United States.
I will develop an outline of Article 1 and 2 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 another 1/3 of you will have a chance to recite the Preamble to the Constitution. (If you don't do it today, you'll have the chance tomorrow ). 
Keep using that discussion board. Yesterday brought a number of comments, but many of you haven't offered ANY comments so far, and time is running out to get on board (no pun intended.)  

You can find the topics for the online discussion here. Instructions for using the forum and the scoring for your participation are also available.
If you haven't posted your first 2 comments by the end of the day today, you're behind.  And if you've posted your own comments already, feel free to read the comments of others, and offer your responsess to their ideas. That's part of the assignment, too.
Now, it's time to get back to that Constitution. We're almost done outlining Article I, the longest section of the Constitution. From there we'll zip into (and through) Article II dealing with the presidency, and (hopefully) well into Article III that outlines the judiciary.
Open your notes, so we can continue adding to your outline, as we use this copy of the Constitution to continue. 

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, 

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.