January 30

posted Jan 30, 2012, 4:49 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Jan 31, 2012, 4:48 AM ]

Day # 90Date:  January 30Social Studies Standards  
Vocabulary Terms
Target QuestionHow will you finish your project?WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN TODAY
Content ObjectiveStudents will complete their final papers.WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN ABOUT THE SUBJECT
Language Objective   Students will read and take notes on material about their chosen topic and begin explaining it to others.HOW YOU WILL COMMUNICATE WHAT YOU LEARN

Activity
Instructions

CLASS ACTIVITY:

Today is a finals schedule: Class from 10:45-12:15

Today we continue work on the final semester project, due TODAY. 

You should have already... 

  1. Chosen a topic (due 1/4)
  2. Started taking notes from a variety of sources, including:
    1. Your textbook
    2. World Book Online (http://www.worldbookonline.com/advanced/home  username: esd112, password: worldbook112)
    3. A library book (CHS Library Search Station)
    4. A website or two that you've found on your own
  3. Turned in a list of references, including at least 3 references that you've started taking notes from. (due 1/6)
  4. Shared your background paragraph, including basic information about your topic. (due 1/9)
  5. Chosen the 2 Social Studies Standards you'll focus on. (due 1/11)
  6. Written your introduction and thesis statement. (due 1/12)
  7. Written your first focus paragraph (due 1/23)
  8. Written your second focus paragraph (due 1/25)
  9. Written your concluding paragraph (due 1/26)

REMEMBER: Whenever you take notes, make sure that you:
  • Keep track of where the information comes from (you'll need full bibliographic info -- author, title, etc. -- later, so you might as well write it down now) including page numbers if from a printed source.
  • Keep track of what kind of information it is. Is the information in your own words (a paraphrase or summary), or in the words of the original author (a quote)? 
  • Throughout your research, taking careful and accurate notes, along with where you got them and whether they are your words or the author's, will be the easiest way to keep the process moving forward

THE DUE DATE IS HERE.
  1. Your semester project is due today. Before handing it in, you might want to review the entire assignment to make sure you haven't forgotten anything, including looking at the grading rubrics (at the end of the instructions). 
  2. When you're ready to turn it in, change the name of your Google Doc where you've been working -- Call it "FINISHED Semester Project" (If you've already been sharing this document, you don't need to re-share it. Just rename it so I know you're done and ready to be graded). *
  3. Then, copy and paste the whole project (including your list of references) into your Blog. *
  4. Title it to reflect your topic, and don't forget to name the Social Studies standards (Civics, Economics, Geography, History) that you focused on in the category/label area of your blog post.
  5. Be sure to publish your post by midnight...then pat yourself on the back; you're done!
*Note: you're being asked to turn this in twice -- as a GoogleDoc and as a Blog post. Please make sure you do BOTH.

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
 
HOW YOU WILL DEMONSTRATE WHAT YOU'VE LEARNED TODAY
Summative Assessment
Our summative (graded) assessment is the final one for this semester, due January 30.
WHAT TO DO WHEN FINISHED WITH TODAY'S ACTIVITIES 
Extension



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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