September 26

posted Sep 26, 2011, 5:16 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Sep 27, 2011, 4:53 AM ]
Civics Standard
1.2 Understand the purposes, organization, and function of governments, laws, and political systems.

Day # 18Date:  September 26, 2011Standards:  Social Studies  
Target Question
How was the Byzantine Empire influenced by the decisions of Justinian?WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN TODAY
Content ObjectiveUnderstand how a Byzantine Emperor made a mark on those who lived under his rule, and how his actions had impacts long after he had died.
WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN ABOUT THE SUBJECT
Language Objective   Students will discuss research material about Justinian 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 learning about the Byzantine Empire with an article at the Ancient History Encyclopedia. Learn about the background of the Empire by using the text, map, and timeline there. Pay special attention to information about one of their most important leaders, Justinian. Take notes as you go on a Google Docs template called Justinian Notes.

After learning about him and his empire using the online source, use the short passage on pages 123-124 to find out a little more about him and his law code. Take notes from that source as well. 

Then, use at least one other source on the template to learn even more. 

When you've completed your research, start adding your notes to your mind map.



If you're ready to begin writing your assessment, visit the detailed description to see what you need to do. Begin working on your blog post whenever you're ready. Remember to save as a draft until you're ready to have it graded.


Homework: Complete all note-taking above (textbook and online) so when you get to class on Tuesday 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 tomorrow; 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 AssessmentOur 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 
ExtensionWhen 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 

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