Civics day 3 notebook set up-lpPresentation Transcript
Notebook Set up September 14, 2009
February 2, 2010
Objective: Students will be able to get organized for Civics class by setting up their interactive notebooks.
Do Now: What do you think of when you hear the word “history”? What do you think when you hear the word “civics”?(5 minutes)
Formal definition: a written record of past events
Ms. Avashia’s definition: stories about events that happened before the moment we’re living in now.
Time when history happened: 1 minute ago-5000 years ago when writing was invented.
Official Definition: the study of civic affairs and the duties and rights of citizenship
Ms. Avashia’s Definition: the study of how our government works, how it both protects and punishes us, and what we have to do to make our country a good place for us to live.
Time When Civics Happened: RIGHT NOW!
So What’s the Connection?
To understand Civics, you have to know a little history. You’ll learn how our government was formed, and how different groups of people in this country fought to get rights that were denied to them. So think about this class as a combination of then and now.
What words stand out to you on the Word Cloud?
What kinds of advice do you think students gave you, based on the words in the word cloud?
Based on the word cloud, what do you think are the most important things you should do in order to successfully survive Civics?
The Interactive Notebook Is…
A place for you to keep all of the information you learn during Civics class
A place for you to write down your thoughts and questions about what we’re learning
A study tool
A reference you can use in high school, when you see some of these topics again.
Observing Interactive Notebooks
With your partner, carefully examine the interactive notebook you have been given.
Answer the questions on the notebook scavenger hunt.
Think about what you need to do with your notebook to make it BETTER than the one you’re holding.
(10 minutes)—Share Out for 5
First page, first section- Your intro page, write CIVICS big in the middle, your name, the class, date and section
A-F Table of Contents
G Notebook Guidelines
I Notebook Did I Sheet
J Grading Policy
K Classroom Procedures
P. 1 Unit 1: We The People
Table of Contents
Letter the pages in the top corner from A-F. Write the word “Table of Contents” on the top line. On each page, using the full length and width of the page, create a table that looks like this:
Table of Contents
Date Title Page
Write the title “Notebook Guidelines” on page G.
Tape the Notebook Guidelines handout on that page.
Write the title “Syllabus” at the top of page H.
Tape the syllabus handout on the page.
Notebook Did I Sheet
Write the title “Notebook “Did I” Sheet” at the top of page I.
Tape in the “Did I” Sheet
p. J Grading Policy
Label the top of p. J “Grading Policy
Tape in the Grading Policy
P. K Classroom Procedures
Label the top of p. K: Classroom Procedures
Tape in Classroom Procedures
Make sure p. 1 is a RIGHT HAND page.
Number the page in the top corner.
Write the title “Unit 1: We the People” BIG in the middle of the page—design it up!
Number subsequent pages 2-100
Remember: left-hand pages are even (2, 4, 6, 8), right-hand pages are odd (3, 5, 7, 9)
Turn to the 5 th section in your notebook
Label the first page with the title “Reference”
On the back of the first page, make a table of contents page.
Number the pages from 1-20
Decorate your notebook!
Use color and drawings to decorate the cover of the notebook, the unit 1 page, and the titles and page numbers.
Show What You Know
What are three tips you would give to a new student about how to keep their notebook organized?