11/17-18 Thursday-Friday

Guiding Question:
How do we improve our communities? 

Students will show their participation in the political process by creating a Google Slides presentation of their PBL issue, Action Plan, and communication with their representatives with a score of at least 3/4 according to the rubric.

Students will actively listen to determine the central ideas of a podcast on the 2016 Presidential election and answer questions with at least 80% accuracy.

HSS.8.3.6 - Describe how the Constitution provides numerous opportunities for citizens to participate in the political process and monitor and influence government.
RH.6-8.2 - Determine the central ideas of a primary or secondary source
ELD.B.5 - Listen actively to to spoken English in a range of contexts

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: 
Review of PBL, debrief how each group made a difference in the community, next steps.

Independent (Voice Level 0) 40 minutes: 
If you did not finish your letter to your representative, that is your first priority! 

Task 1: Go here and listen to the podcast in order to answer the guiding questions on the handout Ms. Cobb provided for you. 

Task 2: Watch the BrainPop video on Presidential Elections and write at least 7 bullet point notes and write a 5-7 sentence summary. You can work on this on the bottom of the podcast questions if you'd like to save paper. 

Early Finishers: Any makeup work, listen to a history podcast here, Free Rice, start your Thanksgiving Break homework. 

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: 
You will be creating a Google Slides presentation, integrating all components of your PBL and answering some reflective questions as a group. 

Here is a template and the instructions for this assignment! This is due at the end of the station. 

Your slides should include the following: 
1. A title slide with all group members names 
2. An introduction to your issue and why you chose it. 
3. Your two action steps that you and your group completed and how they went (include pictures of your action steps on the slide(s) as well!) 
4. Who each of your group members wrote to for the independent portion & why. 
5. Answers to your reflection questions. 

Your reflection questions are: 
1. What are you and your group going to do to continue trying to solve this particular issue in the future? 
2. Why do you think our Founding Fathers wanted us to be politically active? 

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: 
What are two things you learned from Unit 3?


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