September 30

posted Sep 30, 2011, 6:53 AM by Peter Knowles
Civics Standard
1.2 Understand the purposes, organization, and function of governments, laws, and political systems.

Day # 21Date:  September 29, 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, and add a few of your own.
WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN ABOUT THE SUBJECT
Language Objective   Students will explain impact of leaders' decisions in written response in their blogs. HOW YOU WILL COMMUNICATE WHAT YOU LEARN

Activity
InstructionsIf 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. DUE TODAY

REMEMBER: Your blog should include---

At least 4 of the leaders from class:

And at least 2 other leaders that you know about from outside of class. Think about leaders you know personally, or have learned about in the past, or use one of these links to research one of your own. 
    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
And references to show where all your information came from, 

And a link to or copy of your mind map. 
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 completeHOW 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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