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February 4

posted Feb 4, 2013, 5:15 AM by Peter Knowles
Day 6--

Today we'll finish our discussion of the 5 Basic Concepts of Democracy that we started on Friday

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 specific examples from today that help me understand the 5 Basic Concepts.
I need to think about the many ways that these 5 Concepts hav an impact on people's daily lives.  
I will browse current events with a small group and find the best example of my assigned concept, then prepare a short report to the others about it.    This is a formative assessment. I need to participate in my group's work to help explain it to others. 

As you take a few minutes to revisit your work from Friday with your group, keep in mind the following question: 
Use 1 or 2 of the news articles you discussed on Friday to help explain your chosen concept to the rest of the class by answering 2 main questions:
1) What does your concept really mean?
2) How does your chosen/article event help explain how it exists today.
After 5-10 minutes in your groups, we'll hear from each group to see what each has come up with.

HOMEWORK: We're a day behind on the assignment handout, so you may have already done this one. If not, get it done tonight.
READ Chapter  2, Chapter in Brief Sections 1-3 (51), then 2.4: Creating the Constitution (40-45)

Virginia Plan (42)

New Jersey Plan (42)

Connecticut Compromise   (42-43)


a.        Who were the Framers of the Constitution? (Not their names, but what kinds of people were they?) (40-41)

b.        What were some key differences between the Virginia and New Jersey Plans? (42)

c.        How did the Framers deal with the issue of slavery in the Constitution? (43-44)