March 8

posted Mar 8, 2012, 6:04 AM by Peter Knowles
Continue working with group members to review the people of the enlightenment and to create connections between them. Use a Google Doc Template called Enlightenment People to identify the people whose ideas, contributions, and actions played a role in different areas of the Enlightenment. 

Here's ONE WAY that you and your group can do it.

Have one person open the Enlightenment People Template
Share it with your group members
Use the Text Color ( A ) or Background Color ( A ) tool to change the colors of different people who fit in the same category. (Enlightened rulers in Green, for example; Musicians in Brown, etc.) Whatever you choose, be sure to include a key at the bottom. 
For people who fit in more than one category, use a combination of Text Color ( A ) or Background Color ( A ), or use underlining, italics, or bold.
Then, when you're done categorizing them, NUMBER THEM based on whose work and efforts came FIRST in a certain category, whose came SECOND, etc. (If there's a tie, you can re-use numbers)

When you're done, you should have a color coded chart that shows the sequence that these people acted in history. This is an important step toward understanding both CHRONOLOGY (in what order things happen) and CAUSALITY (what makes something happen next). Both of these are key toward your ability to complete your next assessment. 

Also important to prepare for the assessment is a familiarity with key vocabulary terms. Do you know what all these terms mean? You should, to be ready to use in your assessment. 
geocentric (304)
heliocentric (304)
conception (304)
scientific method (309)
philosopher (302)
philosophe (312)
laissez-faire (314)
social contract (315)
salon (316)
enlightened (318)
rococo (326)

If you know all those words, and are ready to use them in meaningful ways in your assessment, you might want to return to your slideshow to keep improving it and adding to it, or you might want to begin writing your assessment response. See below for details:

Due March 12, 2012 

Standard: History 4.2

 Understand and analyzes causal factors that have shaped major events in history.

Key Question to Answer

How do people challenge, change, and build on the ideas of those who have come before them?

Content Focus

Ch 10: Revolution and Enlightenment, 1500-1800 (300-329)

Big picture: Write a response to the question above to show how well you understand History Standard 4.2. Use a clear and inviting introduction as well as strong organization to lead your reader through your response. Include multiple examples from class and from your own investigations and experiences to support your thesis. Provide citations to show where all your information came from along with a complete and accurate reference list. Use standard academic English writing to present your ideas. Also, include your slideshow as part of your blog post. 

Compose your answer in Google Docs. Copy & publish to your Blog by Midnight on due date (March 12th)

Students who miss deadline will be assigned working lunch until assessment is completed. L

Use the information from homework and classroom assignments to help form your opinions and your response. Additional web resources to help you go beyond the textbook are available below. 
You'll find all the details about how your response will be graded on the attached PDF document, but here is a checklist to help you complete your task well:

Have you...
  • Written a clear & inviting introductory paragraph?
  • Included a clear thesis statement in response to key question above?
  • Used effective transitions to move your reader easily between paragraphs and sentences?
  • Finished with clear and authoritative conclusion?
  • Provided a clear, accurate explanation of the movement from a geocentric to a heliocentric view of the universe?
  • Provided ample, accurate examples from additional classroom material to your support thesis?
  • Provided ample, accurate from your own research or personal experience to support your thesis?
  • Clearly focused on causal connections between your chosen examples?
  • Clearly connected examples to your thesis statement? 
    • Answer the "So What?" question ("This shows that....") as you close each section.
  • Included relevant content-related vocabulary? 
    • Highlight vocabulary words you've used to help them stand out to your reader (and yourself)
  • Used 2 or more references in addition to class text? 
  • Cited all evidence correctly (format, location, punctuation)?
  • Listed all references used & use all references listed?
  • Formatted all references and complete list correctly?
  • Followed standard spelling & capitalization rules?
    • Need help with capitalization? Check out this guide.
  • Used complete sentences (except where fragments are used for effect)?
  • Labeled your blog as History?
  • Titled your blog: Assessment 11, or something even more appropriate?