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posted Sep 25, 2012, 6:59 AM by Peter Knowles
If you haven't yet turned in your first assessment (due last Friday) be sure to bring your lunch to the classroom today to work on it. 

Yesterday in class you had a chance to collect information about some of the leaders in early history that had an impact on later events. This question, the importance of leaders in history, will become the focus of our next segment of the class. 

Civics Standard
1.2 Understand the purposes, organization, and function of governments, laws, and political systems.

Day # 18Date:  September 25, 2012Standards:  Social Studies  
Target Question
How did Pericles lead Ancient Greece in times of peace and war?WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN TODAY
Content ObjectiveUnderstand that the actions of Pericles changed the lives of those who lived under his leadership, and that those actions had impacts on many cultures that followed.
WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN ABOUT THE SUBJECT
Language Objective   Students will identify and discuss differences between facts and opinions; Students will write a summary of what they have learned about Pericles.HOW YOU WILL COMMUNICATE WHAT YOU LEARN

Activity
InstructionsAs we get started today, you need to download an app from the Chrome Store. Click on the + sign next to an open tab, and then select the Chrome Store icon. In the search bar, type in "Ancient History Encyclopedia". You'll use this app in today's assignment. 

In this activity, you'll be using multiple different sources to learn about a leader named Pericles and what he did to change the history of law, leadership, and government.
  1. Choose a partner to work with. 
  2. Begin by having ONE PARTNER opening a new Google Document, from Template from the White Salmon Templates called "Pericles Notes"
  3. Share the template with the other partner and then, working together, start collecting notes about Pericles from the links in your Google Document. Try to distinguish what you write down as either a fact or an opinion, and write them in the appropriate column. Keep in mind that, depending on the source, you may have mostly one or the other.  
  4. When finished with one source, move on to the next. Save the textbook and primary source for later. Record information that you think might help you later. Again, try to distinguish between facts and opinions.
STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS ABOUT WHAT TO DO


REMEMBER: To do your best on summative assessments, you'll need to use not only the information that we've discussed in class, but also include information from outside of classroom activities, either from information you already know, or from additional research you complete. Conduct your own research if necessary, or visit the Extension link below for ideas.
Formative AssessmentIn the last minutes of class, you'll need to complete a summary note exit slip to show what you have learned, as well as what opinions you have formed about this person.HOW YOU WILL DEMONSTRATE WHAT YOU'VE LEARNED TODAY
Summative AssessmentOur next summative (graded) assessment will be in answer to the question that focuses on the actions of leaders. How do their decisions affect those who follow them? Start thinking about examples you learned about today. They will come in handy when you need to write about them later.WHAT TO DO WHEN FINISHED WITH TODAY'S ACTIVITIES 
ExtensionMore links about Pericles are available online. Try a Google Search for "Pericles biography" and follow any of the links for more information. Add any notes you take to your Google Doc you started today, but make sure you note that they are from EXTRA sources. WHAT TO DO IF YOU'VE FINISHED THIS WEEK'S SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
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