Presentation on theme: "The U.S. Constitution Integrating the Past with the Future Dave Ohrtman Kadoka High School."— Presentation transcript:
The U.S. Constitution Integrating the Past with the Future Dave Ohrtman Kadoka High School
Main Concepts of Unit Reasons the Articles of Confederation failed Lessons learned from the failures that contributed to creation of Constitution Discussion of creation of three branches of government Analysis of the Bill of Rights and remaining amendments
ACTIVITIES FAILURE ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION oOpening discussion and presentation: types of government (communist, monarchy oKey point: all successful governments have a set process for governing their people
ACTIVITIES(contd.) oDiscuss and present Articles of Confederation oWhat was it? oWhat were its main points? oHow did it govern the people? oWhy did it fail?
THE U.S. CONSTITUTION Group analysis of types of governments, schools of thought that contributed to the three branches of governments Three group activity: the three government branches (legislative, executive, judicial) Describe duties of each, culminating with individual group presentations
The bill of rights Establish need for further clarification, declaration of rights in the Constitution Group analysis of Bill of Rights and amendments 11-27 of Constitution Let students realize importance of the amendments in their everyday life
How will you get the content into your Tablet so you can use the power of digital ink and other Tablet tools? Students will use OneNote and Journal to take notes on each of the lessons concepts Students will utilize copies of the Constitution to write their own notes on each section of the document (OneNote and Journal)
How will the students receive their portion of the assignment? WebCT postings of assignments Teachers website postings Electronic assignment board on WebCT by each class
What will the students be doing during the lesson presentation? (Student Engagement) Taking notes using program of their choice (Journal or OneNote) Following each of the different documents (Articles of Confederation, Constitution, Bill of Rights) with copies of their own on the computer
How will the student portion be submitted to you for evaluation? Posting to WebCT
How will the student portion be submitted to you for evaluation? Teacher will correct assignments submitted on WebCT
What will be the strategy to return completed assignment to your student? Personal notes, marks made on student papers with stylus and returned to students via WebCT
Will there time when the lids will be down on the student computers? Quite a bit at first As teacher and students become more familiar with WebCT, there will be less paper used and Tablet will become the central tool used for instruction
Describe what challenges you see you may have in managing your classroom and what your thoughts would be for handling those. Keeping students on task during class (solution: Synchroneyes program, close teacher monitoring, lids down time, etc.)
How repeatable is this lesson strategy for lessons you will be teaching? As in all new forms of instruction, lesson strategy will become better with repetition Repetition and familiarity will be the key
Other considerations? Patience by everyone involved Open mindedness Time to allow the new instruction tools to become familiar to all Patience by everyone involved Did I mention patience by everyone involved?
THANK YOU!!! Dave Ohrtman HS Sociology and Economics, 7-8 Social Studies and English E-mail: email@example.com
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