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posted Apr 15, 2013, 4:59 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Apr 16, 2013, 5:40 AM ]
Day 48--

Learning Target ImageWhat will I be able to do when I've finished this lesson?How will I  accomplish this task?  How will I show that I have done this?How well will I have to do this?
 I will be able to identify important ideas and work from a member of the Scientific Revolution or the Enlightenment.I will summarize important details about my assigned person, and be prepared to explain what I've found to others. I will present my slideshow to others in class before leaving class today. This is a formative assessment. My work will directly help me later as I complete my summative assessment for this assessment cycle.

Standard: History 4.2 -- Understand and analyzes causal factors that have shaped major events in history.

Key Question to Answer: How do people challenge, change, and build on the ideas of those who have come before them?

Content Focus--Ch 10: Revolution and Enlightenment, 1500-1800 (300-329)

Friday you had a chance to create a one or two slide slideshow about one of the people you've encountered in this unit. 
Today, you'll have 5-10 minutes to finish your work, then be able to share your slides with a few other students. Then it's time to get started on the next group of people who built on the ideas of the scientists and enlightened thinkers we've already met. 

Take some time to finish or review your slideshow from Friday. Work quickly to finish in the next few minutes. Ask for help if you need it. Then turn it in to the dropbox (if you didn't on Friday) then be ready to share it with others. 

When everyone's done, you'll be getting into groups of 3 or 4 to share your slides.  

While you're waiting, you may want to get started on the next assignment, due tomorrow. As you read, think about the way that people and their ideas have progressed through this chapter.

Ch 10.1: The Scientific Revolution

 Ch 10.2: The Enlightenment
Ch 10.3: The Impact of the Enlightenment
The work of scientists such as Copernicus, Harvey, Napier, and Newton, 
led to
the work of Enlightened philosophers such as Locke, Rousseau, Voltaire and Diderot, which led tochanges in the way traditional rulers -- kings, queens, emperors, etc. -- thought about their use of power and how they could improve the lives of those around them

HOMEWORK: Complete the reading Chapter 10, Section 3: The Impact of the Enlightenment (318-327) and collect information for the charts at the beginning and the end of the assignment. You may skip the 2nd chart (the one about wars in different locations) as we'll work on that together tomorrow. But be sure to read the section that deals with the wars so you're not completely unfamiliar with them when we talk about them tomorrow. 

And you might want to mark your calendars. We'll be finishing this assessment cycle this week, with an open-note, multiple choice test on Friday (4/19), and your written assessment is due on Monday (4/22). More details and links that can help you are available here.