December 12

posted Dec 12, 2011, 6:54 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 # 69Date:  December 12, 2011Social Studies Standards  
Vocabulary Terms
Target QuestionHow do people deal with obstacles placed in their way?WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN TODAY
Content ObjectiveStudents will prepare for tomorrow's assessment.WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN ABOUT THE SUBJECT
Language Objective   Students will use organize information by discussing accomplishments of different leaders; students will develop definitions and understanding of various content terms.HOW YOU WILL COMMUNICATE WHAT YOU LEARN

Activity
Instructions

Here's an opening survey to get you thinking about your next assessment response -- due tomorrow. 


As you finish, and are waiting for others to finish, you might want to start working on your blog, with any of these things. 

Question: How did European leaders during the Age of Absolutism pursue their own interests while dealing with competition from others?
Label: Civics
Thesis statement: You'll need a single sentence that creates a focus on what you'll be talking about in your blog. It should be a statement of opinion that your whole answer is intended to support.
References: You may want to start putting together your reference list, including our textbook (Spielvogel) and any of the websites that you may end up using to help prove your thesis. (See the section at the end of this page called "Extension" to see the complete list of websites.) If you choose to use information from the video we watched about Louis XIV and Versailles, here's the reference information you need for that:
"Louis XIV Builds Versailles". Janson. 2004.  Learn360. 12 December 2011.

Open your leaders chart to see how complete it is. Begin thinking about which of the leaders you'll talk about in your blog (you'll want to talk about 3 or 4, probably)



HOMEWORK -- Spend 20 minutes tonight preparing for the assessment tomorrow. Activities include --

  • Finishing your leaders chart
  • Finishing your personal dictionary
  • Creating a plan or outline for your response
  • Writing/fine tuning your thesis statement
  • Completing your reference list
  • Writing your blog post


You can find the entire homework schedule for this assessment cycle by opening the attached PDF file (below)

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 13
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:
Learn more about the Thirty Years War at these sites:
Learn more about the Palace of Versailles here:


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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