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February 27

posted Feb 26, 2013, 7:57 PM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Feb 27, 2013, 4:17 AM ]
Day 22--

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 3-7 of the US Constitution.
  I need to understand how the Constitution is organized and how it sets up the judicial branch of the United States as well as the amendment process and the relationship between the state and federal governments.
I will develop an outline of Article 3-7 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 the final 1/3 of you will have a chance to recite the Preamble to the Constitution.. 
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 hereInstructions 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've almost outlining Article I & II. Now we'll zip through Articles III-VII 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. 

HOMEWORK: Add a few more comments to the online discussion form. If you haven't added any yet, you're behind schedule. If you've added a couple, it's time for more. If you've met the minimum requirements, keep it going. Read each other's comments, think about what they are saying, and respond with your thoughts. And see what happens next. 

Yesterday we talked about the impending sequester, slated to take place on Friday if nothing is passed in Congress. Here's a link that does a pretty good job of explaining what the sequester is about, where it came from, and more