October 21

posted Oct 21, 2011, 5:32 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Oct 21, 2011, 11:19 AM ]

History Standard
4.2 Understand and analyzes causal factors that have shaped major events in history.
Key Question (for your assessment, due TODAY)

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

Day # 35Date:  October 21, 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

Activity
InstructionsYou have two options for today's class:
Continue working on your Prezi timeline (started Tuesday)
Begin/continue working on your next blog post, due today, in answer to the question:
  Where do turning points in history come from, and how do they lead to changes in events that follow? 
Both are due TODAY Here's how to insert your Prezi into your Blog:
  1. Go to your Prezi
  2. Under the Prezi formatting screen, on the bottom right, you'll find a button called "Share". Click it.
  3. You'll see a pop-up window with a link in it. Below the link, find a button/link that says "Embed". Click it.
  4. Click the button that says "Constrain to simple back and forward steps".
  5. Copy ALL the funny-looking code that appears in the box below the button you just clicked.
  6. Go to your Blog, and click on the Edit HTML link at the top of your blog post. 
  7. Scroll down to the bottom of the funny-looking code there, and then PASTE the Prezi code you copied earlier. 
  8. Click on the Compose tab at the top of your Blog post. You should then see a screen that shows an arrow/triangle to play your Prezi. 
  9. Click on the Preview button to see it at work. 
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 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.
WHAT TO DO WHEN FINISHED WITH TODAY'S ACTIVITIES 
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.

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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