December 13

posted Dec 13, 2011, 4:58 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 # 71Date:  December 13, 2011Social Studies Standards  
Vocabulary Terms
Target QuestionHow did European leaders during the Age of Absolutism pursue their own interests while dealing with competition from others?WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN TODAY
Content ObjectiveStudents will complete today's assessment.WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN ABOUT THE SUBJECT
Language Objective   Students will use blogs to write response to this cycle's essential question.HOW YOU WILL COMMUNICATE WHAT YOU LEARN

Activity
Instructions



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. See "How to ..." for more details.
  • Citations: Be sure to clearly show where all your evidence comes from. Use standard citation formats (author page number) if from a book, or (author) from a website with an author, or ("title's first word") if from a website without an author. See "How to..." for more details. 
  • 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.


Use your leaders chart to help organize your blog post. Begin thinking about which of the leaders you'll talk about in your blog (you'll want to talk about 3 or 4, probably)

Here's the scoring rubric for this assessment. Use it as a checklist to earn your highest score.

Assessment 8 Grading for

Civics Standard 1.3 -- 1.3 Understand the purposes and organization of international relationships and U.S. foreign policy.

Essential Question: How did European leaders during the Age of Absolutism pursue their own interests while dealing with competition from others?


Scoring rubric for summative assessments in Civics, Econ, Geog & History

My answer shows/contains

4

3

2

1

0

In-depth understanding of assessed standard, including:
Multiple examples from class materials/activities,
Multiple, appropriate content-based vocabulary / terms,
And an abundance of details to support claims

Totals   /16


Scoring rubric for Social Studies Skill 5.2: Uses inquiry based research

My answer shows/contains

4

3

2

1

0

Clear focus on underlying question
Information from independent, beyond-the-classroom research
Unique perspectives or original conclusions
Accurate information from reputable sources
Clear reference to sources of information (citations AND reference list)

Totals   /20


Scoring rubric for Writing Skill 2: Conventions

My answer consistently follows rules of Standard English for

4

3

2

1

0

logical paragraph structure and organization
spelling & capitalization
sentences & punctuation  (except where fragments are used for effect)
                                                                   Totals   /12



HOMEWORK -- Your Assessment is due at Midnight. Complete it and make sure to "Publish Post" when you're done. 

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
None
HOW YOU WILL DEMONSTRATE WHAT YOU'VE LEARNED TODAY
Summative Assessment

Due December 13
Our NEXT summative (graded) assessment is due Tuesday, December 13. 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 the absolute rulers we've been discussing with these web resources. Be sure to include them on your resource listing if you use them:
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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