November 2

posted Nov 2, 2011, 5:47 AM by Peter Knowles
Geography Standard 2.1 -- Understand the physical characteristics, cultural characteristics, and location of places, regions, and spatial patterns on the Earth's surface.
Key Question (for your next graded assessment)

How did geographic location and cultural features have an impact on the Renaissance?

Day # 43Date:  November 2, 2011Social Studies Standards  
Vocabulary Terms
Target Question How did geographic location and cultural features have an impact on the Renaissance?WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN TODAY
Content ObjectiveStudents will understand thesis statements and organizational options for their answers to essay questions. WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN ABOUT THE SUBJECT
Language Objective   Students will use notes they've collected to organize a written response to the current key questionHOW YOU WILL COMMUNICATE WHAT YOU LEARN

Activity
Instructions
Before you start working on your answer to the question:
How did geographic location and cultural features have an impact on the Renaissance? 
Open your current blog, then take a few moments to fill out a STATUS CHECK SURVEY to see how you're doing. 

Don't take too long with it, but spend a few minutes to check and see how you're doing before moving forward.

After you finish the survey, get back to work on your response
If you need help organizing your response, take a look at yesterday's assignment page. 

If you need help with your references (or finding information from them) see the list below. (You may copy and paste the correctly formatted references that you use into your blog if you like. If you do, leave off the (Link) or (page information) in parentheses; they don't belong in a correctly formatted list.)

References

Annenberg Foundation. Rennaissance: What Inspired This Age of Balance and Order? 2011. Web. October 28, 2011. (Link)

“Comparison Between the Northern and Italian Renaissance, A.” Smarthistory.com.  Web. 1 Nov. 2011. (Link)

Esaak, Shelley. “The Renaissance in Northern Europe -- Art History 101 Basics.” 2011. About.com.  Web. 1 Nov. 2011. (Link)

Hankins, James. "Renaissance." World Book Advanced. World Book, 2011. Web.  1 Nov. 2011. (Link)

Menamos, Jessa. “Differences Between Northern and Italian Renaissance.” eHow.com. 21 May 2011. Web. 1 Nov. 2011. (Link)

Plague, The. A&E Television Networks. 2005.  Learn360. 1 Nov. 2011.

Spielvogel, Jackson J. World History: Modern Times. Columbus, Ohio: Glencoe, 2009. (pages 162-175)


Remember: 
Double check your citations to make sure they match your references.  
You need to cite EVERY piece of outside information. 
Citations should be a single word inside parentheses, perhaps followed by a page number
They need to clearly match with a single reference on your list of sources.


Scoring rubrics for your assessment appear below



Scoring rubric for summative assessments in Civics, Econ, Geog & History

My answer shows/contains

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In-depth understanding of assessed standard, including:
Multiple examples from class materials/activities,
Multiple, appropriate content-based vocabulary / terms,
And an abundance of details to support claims

Totals   /16 ( )


Scoring rubric for Social Studies Skill 5.2: Uses inquiry based research

My answer shows/contains

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Clear focus on underlying question
Information from independent, beyond-the-classroom research
Unique perspectives or original conclusions
Accurate information from reputable sources
Clear reference to sources of information (citations AND reference list)

Totals   /20 ( )


Scoring rubric for Writing Skill 2: Conventions

My answer consistently follows rules of Standard English for

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logical paragraph structure and organization
spelling & capitalization
sentences & punctuation (except where fragments are used for effect)
                                                Totals   /12 ( )

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 AssessmentFine tune your thesis statement; be ready to share it at the end of class.HOW YOU WILL DEMONSTRATE WHAT YOU'VE LEARNED TODAY
Summative Assessment

DUE 11/2
Our next summative (graded) assessment will be a blog post in answer to the following question:  
How did geographic location and cultural features have an impact on the Renaissance?
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 
ExtensionHow well do you know the Renaissance? 
Test your knowledge with these flash cards
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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