September 28

posted Sep 28, 2011, 6:02 AM by Peter Knowles
Civics Standard
1.2 Understand the purposes, organization, and function of governments, laws, and political systems.

Day # 20Date:  September 28, 2011Standards:  Social Studies  
Target Question
How do the decisions of leaders affect those who follow them? WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN TODAY
Content ObjectiveReview the accomplishments of the leaders from Ancient History that we've been learning about.
WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN ABOUT THE SUBJECT
Language Objective   Students will form opinions of various leaders based on the information they have gathered and add them to their notes.HOW YOU WILL COMMUNICATE WHAT YOU LEARN

Activity
InstructionsBy now you should have lots of information collected and organized on the following leaders:
(If you don't have enough information on any of them, use the links above to take you back to the lesson where you worked on them and do some more work.)

As you get ready to write your graded assessment,

How do the decisions of leaders affect those who follow them?

 NOW DUE THURSDAY, review the contributions of the leaders we've studied by:
  1. Watching this timeline presentation and considering the questions at the end
  2. Reviewing your Google Docs notes for all leaders and forming your own opinions about leaders. Add your opinions, based on what you've learned, to your notes. Make sure you change the color of the text to show which opinions are your own, and which text is from the sources you've used. You may add your own opinions in the "Opinion" column on the notes if you're commenting on a particular piece of information, or at the end of your notes if it's an opinion formed from the material as a whole.
  3. Finding OTHER leaders in history who you'll be able to talk about in your assessment. You'll need to talk about leaders who we haven't talked about in class. Use the links below if you like, or think about other leaders you know or know about to help you. Don't forget to keep track of sources as you collect information. You'll need to show where each piece of information comes from if you use it in your graded assessment.
    1. TIME Magazine's list of History's 100 Greatest Leaders
    2. Top Female Leaders, from Biography.com
    3. Top Political Leaders, both modern and ancient, from Famous People.com
  4. Get your mind map organized and complete. You'll be adding an image of it to your blog, so it needs to be done very soon.


If you're ready to begin writing your assessment, visit the detailed description to see what you need to do. Begin working on your blog post whenever you're ready. Remember to save as a draft until you're ready to have it graded.

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 AssessmentHave all notes complete by tomorrow.HOW YOU WILL DEMONSTRATE WHAT YOU'VE LEARNED TODAY
Summative AssessmentOur next summative (graded) assessment will be a blog post in answer to the following question:  
How do the decisions of leaders affect those who follow them? 
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 
ExtensionWhen you write your graded assessment, you will want to talk about leaders we have talked about in class AND about other leaders that we haven't. To get some ideas about other leaders, you might want to look at the following web sites:
Don't forget to keep track of sources as you collect information. You'll need to show where each piece of information comes from if you use it in your graded assessment.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU'VE FINISHED THIS WEEK'S SUMMATIVE 
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