November 29

posted Nov 29, 2011, 5:07 AM by Peter Knowles
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 # 59Date:  November 29, 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:
Before starting work on the activities below, complete this short survey to give an update on how you're doing on this assessment.

Continue using the materials, scoring guides, instructions, etc. at the Assessment 7 page to help you complete this assessment on time. 

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

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What costs and benefits faced European nations as they attempted to create new trade routes?


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

Finish your blog post. Due by midnight. Be sure to publish it when you're finished so Mr Knowles can read it. 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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