Today, you will spend 30 minutes continuing from last class on your Compare/Contrast of early empires. Continue taking notes on your Early Empires Compare/Contrast table (in your WH Drop folder)
Afterwards, you will participate in a fish-bowl style Shared Inquiry.
Helpful resources for today:
Helpful Links for Today's Class:Read the following resources before you begin comparing civilizations:
Today we will read an article on "Good Governance" and you will participate in a Socratic discussion on "Good" and "Bad" governance.
At the end of class, you will take a formative quiz on Types of Governments and Governance.
Helpful Links for Today's Class:
This week's Homework Prep:
HW Prep Instructions: Your task is to try to answer the questions:
Resources to help you answer these questions:
“Power” -- Definition and Reading Excerpts
“How Power Shapes Our World”
“Uses and Abuses of Power”
“Society and Social Power”
Use the above resources to help you answer these questions and take Cornell Notes (you can use the Cornell Notes template provided to you in your WH Drop folder if you find it useful)--it is organized by the Unit 2 guiding questions (contains the questions above). You are also welcome to use any resources you find in your own search for answers to these questions.
These articles and readings will help you prepare for your first formative Socratic Discussion to be held in class on Oct. 28 (A Blocks) and Nov. 2 (B Blocks).
Be sure you are prepared and have taken notes. You should attempt to reference text resources during your participation in the Socratic Discussion. Your notes will be checked.
This theme explores the foundations of political thought, and the historical development of various structures of power, authority, and governance. Students will study the evolving functions of these structures in various parts of the world. By examining the purposes and characteristics of various governance systems, learners develop an understanding of how different groups and nations attempt to resolve conflicts and seek to establish order and security. These inquiries should lead to the development of civic competence.
HW: Read "Governance" chapter; take cornell notes;
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Read the “Governance” chapter (PDF) and take Cornell Notes (Cornell Notes can be digital or paper).
Beginning of class... partner review of your draft essay: "look for..."
upload your final essay to schoology - due today!
exit ticket: self-assessment of learning behaviors
If there is a great difference in your self-assessment and observed behaviors by Mrs. Stewart, you will be asked to briefly meet with Mrs. Stewart in the upcoming weeks to discuss the area of your learning behaviors that may need to be addressed to help you become a more successful learner in the World History course.
Outline of essay (Due at start of class)
In the first part of today's class, students will partner with another classmate and will exchange outlines (you can simply trade laptops).
- You will fill out an evaluation form for your partner's essay; they will likewise do the same for your essay.
- Use this feedback as an opportunity to improve your thesis statement and/or outline prior to writing your essay.
writing your first summative essay
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You should begin writing your essay in class today.
Mrs. Stewart will begin meeting one-on-one with students to discuss their essay and to look at their pre-assessment essay for strengths/weaknesses in their writing. The goal is for students to not make careless mistakes in writing their first summative essay and to improve their essay writing skills.
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HW/Prep: continue writing essays; essays due @ end of next class meeting
Students are expected to continue writing their essay outside of class. Essays are due at the end of next class meeting (Thurs. Oct 6 for A Blocks; Fri. Oct. 7 for B Blocks).
Completed essays will be uploaded to Schoology by the end of the next class.
Mrs. Stewart's Course
You'll find a daily agenda posted here for each day that class meets