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April 9

posted Apr 9, 2013, 5:51 AM by Peter Knowles
Day 44--
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 understand key ideas in the early stages of the Scientific Revolution. I will review information from last night's homework from the textbook. I will take a quiz, then discuss questions from the reading. 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)

Last night's homework was to complete a chart about the people discussed in the book and their accomplishments. 
Begin class today by using your chart while you take this quiz

Once you complete the quiz and check your score, you can begin work on today's in-class assignment, which builds on the information from last night's homework. 

Here's what you need to do:

  1. Open your chart from last night's homework and scroll down to the end. 
  2. Below the last question, copy/paste the following questions
1) Map: What barriers might the scientists on the map on page 303 encounter as they attempted to work with each other in advancing their work and ideas? (303)
2) Opposing Viewpoints: Where did Cardinal Bellarmine say people could find “truth”, and how did Galileo disagree with him? (305)
3) Turning Point: Why might the Scientific Revolution be considered a “turning point” in history? (306)
4) Science, Technology & Society: How does the Scientific Method reflect ideas of rationalism? (308, 309)
Use the textbook and the pages shown to answer your assigned question, first on your own, then, by comparing your answer with someone else who answered the same question. When everyone has had a chance to discuss their answers, we'll go over them all as a class. 


As we wrap things up for the day, you may want to get a head start on tonight's homework, where you go back to last night's reading and focus on the work of Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, and Newton as they challenged the old ideas about the universe. Open a read-only document called Universal Changes, make a copy you can type in, then go back to pages 304 and 305 for a close reading and review. Complete the chart before class tomorrow.