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September 26

posted Sep 26, 2012, 6:02 AM by Peter Knowles
Yesterday in class you had a chance to begin collecting information about Pericles. Today, we'll continue looking at this leader, and use him as a way to consider: What makes someone an effective leader? 

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

Day # 19Date:  September 26, 2012Standards:  Social Studies  
Target Question
What makes someone an effective leader?WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN TODAY
Content ObjectiveUnderstand the different areas that Pericles changed the lives of those who lived under his leadership, and that those actions had impacts on many cultures that followed.
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

InstructionsYou probably didn't complete yesterday's chart of information about Pericles, so today you'll have some time to continue collecting information. However, we'll be adding a few video sources to it, so you'll need to take notes in a slightly different way. 

  1. To begin, open your Pericles Notes file from yesterday. It should still be shared with your partner from yesterday, but you don't need to be sitting side-by-side for what we'll be doing today.
  2. Add a row to your table of notes by clicking in the last cell of the last row, then pressing "Tab".
  3. In the new row, in the first cell, label the source: Video: Democracy, then at the very end of the document, copy/paste the full reference for the video:  
  4. As we watch the first video, try to collect information about Pericles, either in the Fact or Opinion column. This can be tricky, trying to watch and take notes, but do your best. We'll discuss what you came up with after the video is over.
  5. We'll repeat this process with at least one more video, maybe two. One is called Video: Senate, and the other Video: Attack. (*The entire, complete reference information for these three short videos is shown below in case you want to use them later in your assessment.)
  6. When finished, think about the following questions: 
    1. Was Pericles an effective leader? 
    2. What were his areas of strength?
    3. How could he have done a better job as a leader?

Full references for today's videos, along with URLs in case you want to see them again (Remember your username is Columbia Student and password is Bruins)

Pericles Builds Democracy. A&E Television Networks. 2006
  Learn360. 26 September 2012.

First Senate House. A&E Television Networks. 2006
  Learn360. 26 September 2012.

Pericles Prepares for Attack. A&E Television Networks. 2006
  Learn360. 26 September 2012.


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 AssessmentTonight's homework introduces you to another famous leader from history, as well as a few you probably haven't heard of before.
Assignment: Read pages 49 (from "Roman Republic") to 52. Answer the questions below before class tomorrow:
1) What is a "republic"?
2) What were the two main groups in Roman society, and how were they different?
3) How did Julius Caesar become powerful in Rome?
4) What was the Pax Romana?
5) What were some of the positive actions of the "Good Emperors"?
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