October 13

posted Oct 13, 2011, 10:19 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Oct 14, 2011, 5:02 AM ]
History Standard
4.2 Understand and analyzes causal factors that have shaped major events in history.

Day # 29Date:  October 13, 2011Social Studies Standards  
Vocabulary Terms
Target Question
What makes something an important "turning point" in history?WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN TODAY
Content ObjectiveStudents will understand how events can change have an impact on events that follow them.WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN ABOUT THE SUBJECT
Language Objective   Students will become familiar with the historical terms causal and turning point through discussion and through an assignment where students learn about important events in history.HOW YOU WILL COMMUNICATE WHAT YOU LEARN

Activity
InstructionsContinue working on the assignment you started yesterday.

To begin, Go to your Google Docs and OPEN A TEMPLATE called "Turning Point Notes". You'll find a table that lists a number of turning points in history that your textbook describes in short passages. Some of the events are ones we've already talked about in class, while some are likely brand new. Page numbers where the information appears are shown, though if the short descriptions aren't enough for you to understand, you may want to look at a few pages around them, or you may use outside research sources as well. 

For each event, you'll be trying to identify:
  1. What caused the event (what were its causal factors?)
  2. What were its short-term effects?
  3. What was its long-term impact on history?
  4. What questions do you have about it?
Try to complete each empty section of the table, though keep in mind some may remain blank for now. 

When finished with the listed events, you will eventually need to come up with two events of your own in the last two rows. As you work on the listed items, keep your mind open to what you might put there. Add them anytime (you don't have to wait til the end).
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 AssessmentThe Turning Point Notes sheet should be shared with Mr. Knowles when you complete it, by Friday, 10/14 at the latest.HOW YOU WILL DEMONSTRATE WHAT YOU'VE LEARNED TODAY
Summative Assessment

DUE 10/21
Our next summative (graded) assessment will be a blog post in answer to the following question:  
Where do turning points in history come from, and how do they lead to changes in events that follow?
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
If you complete the assessment early, with time remaining in class, you may want to help other students, or get a head start on next week by downloading an app from the Chrome Web Store.
 
Go to the Web Store and find an app called Prezi. Add it to Chrome, then sign up for an educational account using your school email address. You should receive an email from them with details to complete the process. Once you've done so, use some of their tutorials to learn how to use it. We'll be using it in our next assessment cycle. 
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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