Dear global studies students! Great seeing you again after our second winter break! We are quickly barreling toward the end of the semester - in fact we only have three class periods left before finals week (barring any change). Be sure to use this time to complete and turn-in any outstanding work. I believe you all have the skills to succeed. Make sure your effort rises to the occasion!
- I can explain how and why societies organize themselves and how power is organized and maintained.
- I can communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
- I can create and record notes for 11 presentations about the different forms of governments and economies.
- RAP: Students spent the first part of class finishing the presentations they began to create last week. Using these sources, students were tasked with identifying the main idea, key vocabulary, and the benefits and drawbacks for each form of government or economy. The objective is to capture the main ideas, since many of these concepts will be covered with greater depth in future class work.
- Main Stage: Using Cornell Notes, students recorded what they heard and saw from six different presenting groups. This took the bulk of the class period. I applaud the groups that presented thus far for your thorough presentations. I've compiled the presentations from each groups in the following links: Period 2 Presentations, Period 4 Presentations. Over the weekend you should review these presentations along with your notes. I also provided a handy and easy study guide to help reinforce some of the thinking about the different forms of government. Please be sure to review this before our next class period!
- Closing: Students ended class by completing a quick exit ticket and finalizing their presentations (if they did not fully complete at the beginning of class).