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May 2

posted May 2, 2013, 5:47 AM by Peter Knowles
Day 61--

Learning Target ImageWhat will I be able to do when I've finished this lesson?How will I  accomplish this task?  How will I show that I have done this?How well will I have to do this?
 I will be able to understand the sequence of important events during the French Revolution.I will create a timeline based on the 5 most important events from the Revolution.  I will turn in my timeline on Monday, to be displayed for others in class. This is a formative assessment and will help me with my summative assessments in this assessment cycle.

Homework check: Before you begin today's in-class assignment, complete this quick Check of your Homework from last night. It shouldn't take long; copy and paste the requested items from your assignment, then answer a few questions about the assignment at the end. If you don't have a requested item, you can skip it, so try to complete this quickly. If you did the assignment on paper, you can turn that in instead.

After completing the homework check, it's time to move into today's assignment.

We're almost done with this assessment cycle, and understanding the chronology of events is going to help you with your summative assessments next week
So today, you'll get a chance to work with the order and importance of events by making a French Revolution Timeline. Here's how:
1) Get a copy of the handout, with directions, a list of events, and, on the reverse side, a blank timeline that you will need to complete following the directions. 
2) Spend some time thinking about and reviewing the list of events before you make your choices (you're only allowed 5 events).
3) When it comes time to decorate your timeline feel free to use colored pencils, crayons, markers, clip art, etc. Be creative as you show in images or symbols the key events of the revolution. 
4) The last step requires you to explain WHY you chose each item. Open a new Google Doc and write a brief explanation about why you chose each of the items that you chose. Write each description as a separate, short paragraph. Focus on showing that you know WHAT the event was, and that you also have a good reason for choosing it. 
Here's an example (from a different time period in history). 
 My second choice was the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. On this date, Japanese airplanes bombed the US Navy in Hawaii's harbor and led the United States to enter World War II. This was important because the United States played such a large role in the war, and if the attack hadn't happened, the United States might not have entered the war until much later, and maybe not until it was too late (Spielvogel 631). <---Explain the event

<----Then explain why you think it's important.

<---Cite your source of information when done

Your finished timeline is due at the start of class on Monday, and will be displayed on the classroom bulletin board. If you like, you can put your name on the timeline side (visible to others) or put your name on the back (so others won't see it) ;)

HOMEWORK: Complete your timeline; any other late assignments for the unit should also be completed. 

Coming up: Open note, multiple choice test will be Wednesday, May 8. Your written assessment will be due the next day, on May 9.