10/27-28 Thursday-Friday

Guiding Question:
What can and does our government do? 
How can every day citizens participate in their government?


Objectives:
Students will identify the powers of government set forth in the Constitution by reading their textbook and answering guiding questions with at least 80% accuracy.

Students will investigate and determine the central idea of the stories of nine teenagers who helped to fix problems in their own communities by watching a video and answering questions with at least 80% accuracy.

Standards:

HSS.8.2.6 - Enumerate the powers of government set forth in the Constitution.
R1.8.2 - Determine the central idea of a text.
ELD.B.6 - Read closely to determine how meaning is made.

Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes: 
Write today's objectives in your own words. What are the activities you will be completing and how do you know whether or not you completed them? 

Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 10 minutes: 
What is the purpose of our government brainstorm. 

Independent (Voice Level 0) 40 minutes: 
If you did not complete your CEREAL Paragraph that was due today, you need to work on that assignment first!! 
Task 1: Watch these videos about teenagers across America giving back to their communities and answer the questions in google classroom. 

Task 2: Students, Engage! Complete the handout (it's on the laptop cart!) on what we can do to fix problems in the community to get us thinking about our PBL. 

Early Finishers: Watch this, complete any missing assignments, help feed people by going to Free Rice.  

At the end of this station, reflect on the objectives you just worked to complete. On your paper you need to write whether or not you met the objective AND how you know this. For example, "Yes I met this objective because I completed all five tabs for the article, summarized everything including the dig deeper, and I scored 88% on the activity!" 

Collaborative (Voice Level .5 - 1) 40 minutes: 
We will be working on completing guiding questions on the Constitution in our small groups. You and your group need to identify what exactly our government does and can do in all three branches, as well as the requirements for serving in each branch. 


At the end of this station, reflect on the objective you just worked to complete. On your paper you need to write whether or not you met the objective AND how you know this. For example, "Yes, I met the objective because I was able to annotate and I am confident I answered at least 8 of the 9 questions correctly." 

Exit Ticket (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes: 
How can working with the legislative branch help us solve issues in our community?

Homework: 
Complete the "Students, Engage!" worksheet. 

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