October 18

posted Oct 18, 2011, 6:24 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Oct 18, 2011, 11:00 AM ]
History Standard
4.2 Understand and analyzes causal factors that have shaped major events in history.
Key Question (for your assessment, due Friday)

Where do turning points in history come from, and how do they lead to changes in events that follow?

Day # 32Date:  October 18, 2011Social Studies Standards  
Vocabulary Terms
Target Question
How do you represent historical events in relation to each other?WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN TODAY
Content ObjectiveStudents will analyze past events and choose those that are more important than others.WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN ABOUT THE SUBJECT
Language Objective   Students will represent historical events graphically, using a prepared timeline. HOW YOU WILL COMMUNICATE WHAT YOU LEARN

  1. Take a QUIZ on your reading and notes from yesterday about the ways people record and discuss chronology.
  2. Return to your  "Turning Point Notes" assignment. You should have already shared your assignment with Mr. Knowles; if you haven't shared it yet, you should do so now. 
  3. Begin thinking about the turning points that you'll be talking about in your next assessment, due this Friday.  You'll also be using those events to begin creating a PREZI timeline that will accompany your blog post. Follow the instructions below to create your timeline.  

PREZI instructions

Follow these instructions for creating an educational Prezi account (find those instructions at the class website in the “How to...” section)

STEP 1) After creating your account, open a Template called: Timeline Template (10) which you can find by using Prezi’s search window.

When you find that Prezi, OPEN it, then MAKE A COPY of your own; include your name in the title, such as JOE’S TIMELINE

STEP 2) AFTER you’ve saved a copy of your own, create an event to put on your timeline. Here's how:
For each event, you’ll need to include 5 different items:
name/title of the event
The cause of the event
The result(s) of the event
The years of the event
A picture, image or video that relates to the event
Each event should be created as a separate element so you can easily rearrange them. You don’t need to include them all at the same time while you’re building your Prezi, but you do eventually need to include them.

STEP 3) Once you have all 5 items for an event, use the Framing Tool within Prezi to create a framed element which will help you keep them together as you keep working on the timeline.

-------------------------REPEAT STEPS 2 and 3 at least 4 more times----------------------

STEP 4) After you have all your events on the timeline (which should include a MINIMUM of 5 events), you should move the framed events to their approximate locations on the timeline. Drag the framed event that happened first to the left end of your timeline, drag the framed event that happened last to the right end, and space the others in between. Feel free to place them above and below the line, or to the right and left.

STEP 5) Use the LINE TOOL to connect each event’s frame to the timeline at the approximate location where it would appear (based on its year)

STEP 6) Once you have all your events placed and connected to the timeline, create a timeline path by using the PATH TOOL, starting with your Title (1) then to the earliest event on your timeline (2) t the next (3) and so on.

Be sure to preview your timeline once you create your path to make sure it works the way you want it to.

STEP 7) When you’re all done, you’ll be embedding a copy of your Prezi into your blog post for this assessment cycle. Here’s how:
Embedding a prezi is done with a small piece of HTML code. You can have this code generated for you:
  1. Click on your prezi on prezi.com/your
  2. Scroll below your prezi and click on the word "Share"
  3. In the pop up box, click on Embed
  4. Copy the code, and insert it in your website, blog, etc.


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 AssessmentKeep working on your Prezi Timeline, your Turning Points Notes, and your Blog Post, due Friday.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.
ExtensionIf you haven't found historical turning points of your own that you can add to your assessment this Friday, try visiting this site for ideas:
10 Most Important Events in World History
It's only one person's ideas, but you may find some of them useful.