December 1

posted Dec 1, 2011, 7:40 AM by Peter Knowles
Essential Question: 
How did European leaders during the Age of Absolutism pursue their own interests while dealing with competition from others?
Standard: Civics 1.3 Understand the purposes and organization of international relationships and U.S. foreign policy.
Day # 61Date:  December 1, 2011Social Studies Standards  
Vocabulary Terms
Target QuestionHow can actions based on strong beliefs lead to unintended consequences?WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN TODAY
Content ObjectiveStudents will understand how Spain's king was led by his religious beliefs to expand Spain's power. WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN ABOUT THE SUBJECT
Language Objective   Students will use vocabulary terms militant, reign, and consolidate; HOW YOU WILL COMMUNICATE WHAT YOU LEARN

Activity
Instructions

Opening Activities-

Use a piece of scratch paper to briefly describe an answer to this scenario.

Have you ever decided to act a certain way or make a certain decision because you really believed in something?

Think about some instance in your life where you really thought you were doing the right thing. You were sure, because of what you believed to be true, that you were making the right choice.

Were your actions seen that way by others? Did someone else think you had done exactly the wrong thing, because they believed in something else?

What happened, and what was the final result of your original decision? 

NOTE: You will be invited to share this with others, but you won't have to. It can be for you alone to read.



As you wait for others to finish, you may want to Open a Google Document Template called Ch7.1-A. It's the in-class assignment we'll be working on after wrapping up our discussion on yesterday's activities about Spain's difficulties maintaining its power.

Students will be presenting their findings from yesterday's group discussions. 


Then it's on to Ch7.1-A. You'll need a textbook.


TONIGHT'S HOMEWORK

We start a new assessment cycle today. You can find the entire homework schedule for the next week by opening the attached PDF file (below)

 Level 1: Define these terms        Level 2: Answer these questions in YOWP *
  1. King Philip II (218)
  2. Elizabeth Tudor (219)
  3. Armada (220)*
  4. Huguenots (221)
  5. Henry of Navarre (221)
*Vocabulary term for your personal dictionary
  1. How did Elizabeth Tudor’s policy toward Spain and France help England? (219)
  2. How did the Edict of Nantes finally solve the religious struggles in France? (221)
*YOWP = Your Own Words, Please!


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 Assessment
Tomorrow be prepared for a quiz over tonight's homework. You know the quizzes are open note, so make sure you have good notes by carefully completing tonight's homework.
HOW YOU WILL DEMONSTRATE WHAT YOU'VE LEARNED TODAY
Summative Assessment

Due December 12
Our NEXT summative (graded) assessment is due Monday, December 12. It is a new blog post in answer to the following question:  
How did European leaders during the Age of Absolutism pursue their own interests while dealing with competition from others?
You can start working on your answer to this questions at any time by starting your blog post, though you probably shouldn't publish your post until we've finished all class assignments and activities. To help keep track of the various assignments and materials to help you, check out the Assessment 8 page. 
WHAT TO DO WHEN FINISHED WITH TODAY'S ACTIVITIES 
Extension

Learn more about kings and queens in tonight's reading assignment with these web resources:
WHAT TO DO IF YOU'VE FINISHED THIS WEEK'S SUMMATIVE  ASSESSMENT, OR WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT TODAY'S TOPICS
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