November 28

posted Nov 28, 2011, 5:06 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Nov 28, 2011, 5:58 AM ]
Economics Standard 2.3 -- Understand the government's role in the economy.
Essential Question: What costs and benefits faced European nations as they attempted to create new trade routes?
Day # 58Date:  November 28, 2011Social Studies Standards  
Vocabulary Terms
Target QuestionWhat costs and benefits faced European nations as they attempted to create new trade routes?WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN TODAY
Content ObjectiveStudents will understand what motivated explorers and their sponsors to risk so much in discovering new routes.WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN ABOUT THE SUBJECT
Language Objective   Students will discuss the costs and benefits that Europeans dealt with in their exploration of new trade routes. HOW YOU WILL COMMUNICATE WHAT YOU LEARN

Activity
Instructions
Opening Activities:
READ the essential question above, then think about the question below:
What are the most important words in the essential question?
Be prepared to share your answer.

Today we review what is required for a strong response to this assessment cycle's question. You can find all the materials, scoring guides, instructions, etc. at the Assessment 7 page

You can also find pages telling you How to...

Now it's your turn to decide...
What costs and benefits faced European nations as they attempted to create new trade routes?

If you're having trouble getting started, try creating a chart like this to list costs and benefits that you might talk about in your response. Include source citations to help later.
 Costs    Benefits 
 



 


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
HOMEWORK:
Tonight's assignment

Start your blog post. Don't publish it yet, but do save a draft of it that has a completed thesis statement and at least an outline/idea list for your blog post by the time class starts tomorrow. Also type (or copy/paste) a list of references for the sources you will likely cite in your writing. And don't forget to label it "Economics".

HOW YOU WILL DEMONSTRATE WHAT YOU'VE LEARNED TODAY
Summative Assessment

DUE 11/29
Our next summative (graded) assessment will be a blog post in answer to the following question:  
What costs and benefits faced European nations as they attempted to create new trade routes?
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 
Extension

Learn more about explorers from all around the world at the Mariners Museum
Learn more about Marco Polo and the Silk Road with these web resources
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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