September 20

posted Sep 20, 2011, 5:38 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Sep 27, 2011, 4:55 AM ]
Civics Standard
1.2 Understand the purposes, organization, and function of governments, laws, and political systems.

Day # 14Date:  September 20, 2011Standards:  Social Studies  
Target Question
How did Hammurabi make important changes to the history of law?WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN TODAY
Content ObjectiveUnderstand that the actions of Hammurabi changed the lives of those who lived under his rule, and that those actions had impacts on many cultures that followed.
WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN ABOUT THE SUBJECT
Language Objective   Students will organize information about Hammurabi into a mind map with a partner.HOW YOU WILL COMMUNICATE WHAT YOU LEARN

Activity
Instructions

In today's class, we'll be returning to one of the sources you used on Friday to learn about a leader named Hammurabi and what he did to change the history of law, leadership, and government.
  1. Begin by opening your Google Document of "Hammurabi Notes" from Friday and review the material there. Refresh your memory about what you read about and took notes on. 
  2. Open a new document from Google Docs; Go to Create New...From Template, and choose the template called Hammurabi Primary Source.
  3. Work with a partner, your notes, and the copy of the Code (there's a link inside the template you just opened). Answer the questions in the document using the Code to get a better sense of what it says and why it says it.
  4. When you finish, share your document with Mr. Knowles 
  5. If you finish with time left over, add information from the Code to your Mind 42 web that you created yesterday.
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 AssessmentShare your answers with Mr. Knowles at the end of classHOW 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 
ExtensionIf you have used all the links supplied about Hammurabi, try to find more on your own.  Try a Google Search for "hammurabi biography" and follow any of the links for more information. Add any notes you take to your Google Doc you started Friday, or to your mind map started today,  but make sure you note that they are from EXTRA sources. WHAT TO DO IF YOU'VE FINISHED THIS WEEK'S SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
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