January 3

posted Jan 3, 2012, 5:40 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Jan 3, 2012, 11:04 AM ]
Welcome back!
Day # 75Date:  January 3Social Studies Standards  
Vocabulary Terms
Target QuestionWhat would you like to learn more about?WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN TODAY
Content ObjectiveStudents will review past topics and concepts from class materials. WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN ABOUT THE SUBJECT
Language Objective   Students will discuss important events, people, and ideas from class so far in small groups. Students will share their findings HOW YOU WILL COMMUNICATE WHAT YOU LEARN

Activity
Instructions

REMINDER: Have you turned in all 8 Assessments due so far?

The last day for late assignments or re-grades is Friday, Jan 13. After that date, all grades for the first 8 assessments (including any zeroes) will be permanent.


CLASS ACTIVITY:


Today we'll take some time to look at the final semester project that we begin today. It's not due until January 23. 

That might sound like a long time from now, but there's a lot to do, and the time will fly by. Take some time to take a look at the Assessment Requirements, then think about topics you might want to consider as you make your choice.


To help you choose your topic, we'll be breaking into 7 groups to review what we've learned in class so far, looking for important events, people, and ideas that might work for your upcoming project. 

  • Chapter 1: The First Civilizations and Empires (1-35)
  • Chapter 2: Ancient Greece and Rome (36-67)
  • Chapter 3: Regional Civilizations (88-129)
  • Chapter 4: Toward a New World (130-157)
  • Chapter 5: Renaissance and Reformation (160-191)
  • Chapter 6: The Age of Exploration (192-215)
  • Chapter 7: Crisis and Absolutism in Europe (216-245)
Use a textbook with your group to create a list of possible topics from your assigned chapter. Create one Google Doc per group that you can share with Mr. Knowles. In it, make a list of topics that look interesting and important from your chapter. Be sure to include page numbers where the book talks about the topics. 

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
Choose your topic (Due tomorrow)
Due January 4: Choose your topic, then turn in your chosen topic as a shared Google Doc called Semester Project
HOW YOU WILL DEMONSTRATE WHAT YOU'VE LEARNED TODAY
Summative Assessment
Our NEXT summative (graded) assessment is the final one for this semester, due January 23.
WHAT TO DO WHEN FINISHED WITH TODAY'S ACTIVITIES 
Extension


Go to the Google Chrome Store and download an app called "A Google A Day"
Then, try out today's game. 
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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Peter Knowles,
Jan 3, 2012, 6:08 AM
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