October 26

posted Oct 26, 2011, 10:22 AM by Peter Knowles
Geography Standard 2.1 -- Understand the physical characteristics, cultural characteristics, and location of places, regions, and spatial patterns on the Earth's surface.
Key Question (for your next graded assessment)

How did geographic location and cultural features have an impact on the Renaissance?

Day # 38Date:  October 26, 2011Social Studies Standards  
Vocabulary Terms
Target Question
How did changes in attitudes as a result of the plague change the way people looked at life, death, and culture?WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN TODAY
Content ObjectiveStudents will understand the relationship between the plague and the development of what becomes known as the Renaissance.WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN ABOUT THE SUBJECT
Language Objective   Students will create definitions of key vocabulary terms using a personal dictionaryHOW YOU WILL COMMUNICATE WHAT YOU LEARN

Activity
InstructionsWatch a video about how the plague's effects led to the climate that allowed the Italian Renaissance to begin.
To log in on your own, click on the link above and use Columbia Student as your username, then  bruins as your password.

Then, open a template from Google Docs called Personal Dictionary. Use the textbook to get started collecting definitions of key vocabulary from last night's reading, and the next reading, too.

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

DUE 10/31
Our next summative (graded) assessment will be a blog post in answer to the following question:  
How did geographic location and cultural features have an impact on the Renaissance?
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 
ExtensionMore information about the Renaissance can be found at the following websites:
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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