September 23

posted Sep 22, 2011, 5:23 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Sep 27, 2011, 4:54 AM ]
Civics Standard
1.2 Understand the purposes, organization, and function of governments, laws, and political systems.

Day # 17Date:  September 23, 2011Standards:  Social Studies  
Target Question
How was ancient Rome influenced by the decisions of its leaders?WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN TODAY
Content ObjectiveUnderstand how Roman leaders changed the lives of those who lived under their rule, and how some of those actions had impacts on cultures that followed.
WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN ABOUT THE SUBJECT
Language Objective   Students will discuss research material about Roman leaders as they determine whether it is fact or opinion, and as they create a mind map with a partner.HOW YOU WILL COMMUNICATE WHAT YOU LEARN

Activity
InstructionsBegin class by taking an open note quiz over last night's assignment. Answer the questions with the help of your own notes, but nothing else. Do not talk to other students or use your books or other sources, except your own notes.

After completing the quiz and checking your results, get back to work on your note-taking and organizing of information. You may work with one partner if you like.  If you haven't downloaded the template we'll be using in class, you may download it now from the Google Docs > Templates. Look for a template called Roman Leader Notes.

You may also want to make use of the two sections on Roman Law on pages 54 and 55 of your text.

Once you have collected enough notes on Roman leaders, you may want to add them to your mind map, starting another branch for Roman leaders. (see below)





Homework: Complete all note-taking (textbook and online) for Roman leaders, Pericles, and Hammurabi so when you get to class on Monday you are ready to move on.
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 AssessmentHave all notes complete on Monday; we're looking quickly at our last leader then, so you want to be up to speed.HOW YOU WILL DEMONSTRATE WHAT YOU'VE LEARNED TODAY
Summative Assessment
Our next summative (graded) assessment will be a blog post in answer to the following question:  
How do the decisions of leaders 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 
Extension
When you write your graded assessment, you will want to talk about leaders we have talked about in class AND about other leaders that we haven't. To get some ideas about other leaders, you might want to look at the following web sites:
Don't forget to keep track of sources as you collect information. You'll need to show where each piece of information comes from if you use it in your graded assessment.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU'VE FINISHED THIS WEEK'S SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
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