Project Calendar Power of the Federal Branches

Week 1
1. Project overview and expectations discussion 1. Mini lesson about reasoning behind having 3 branches 2. Research presentation by librarian 1. Watch “Evaluating Websites Tutorial” (on Youtube) as a class 1. Class discussion regarding 1st day of research

1. Entry Event

2. Presentation of driving question

2. Student planning time

2. Research begins

2. Research continues

3. Form groups of 3

3. Vocabulary building activity w/ESL resource END OF PHASE 1

3. Introduce research information log

3. Group debrief at end of the session

3. Group debrief at end of the session

Week 2
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1. 1 research progress meeting with teacher 1. Lesson about checks and balances 2. Research continues 2. Research continues 3. Group debrief at the end of the session. 3. Group debrief at the end of the session 2. Research continues

1. Final research progress meeting with teacher 2. Group debrief at the end of the session 3. Submission of research information logs for teacher review (formative assessment #1)

1. Study session for formative assessment “Group Quiz”

Week 3
1. Creating video tutorial led by teacher and assistant 1. Contacting your representatives tutorial led by teacher

1. Formative Assessment #3 (Group Quiz) given

1. Project overview led by teacher

1. PowerPoint tutorial with school technician

2. Final group research meeting

2. Student samples shown (if available)

2. Project creation time 2. PowerPoint planning and creation time 3. Debrief at the end of the session

2. Project creation time

END OF PHASE 2

3. Group planning time

3. Debrief at the end of the session

Week 4
1. 1st progress meeting with teacher 1. Project creation time 1. Project creation time 2. Final progress meeting with teacher 3. Student-led discussion about contact with representatives during progress meetings END OF PHASE 3 1. Presentation introduction discussion led by teacher 1. Presentation planning and creation time

2. Representative presentation (if possible)

2. Debrief at the end of the session

3. Project creation time

3. Proof of representative contact due (formative assessment #2)

2. Presentation rubric handed out and discussed

2. Debrief at the end of session

Week 5
1. Presentation creation time 1. Presentation creation time 2. 1st presentation progress meeting with teacher 1. Presentation creation time 1. Presentation creation time 1. Group discussion from first practice presentations

2. Mini presentation by individuals for practice of public speaking

2. Debrief at the end of session

2. Final presentation progress meeting with teacher

2. Practice presentations continue 3. Practice presentations begin

Week 6
1. Debrief presentation and provide feedback 1. Final day of practice presentations

Presentation Day
(Summative Assessment #1)

END OF PHASE 4

1. Writing assessment overview led by teacher

2. Final review of presentation rubrics

1. Study session for individual assessment essay

2. Study session for individual assessment essay

2. Writing presentation led by English teacher

Week 7

1. Individual Assessment Essay (Summative Assessment #2)

1. Debrief results from individual assessment

1. Final project debrief and closure

2. Final project debrief and closure

EXTRA DAY FOR SCHEDULING OR OTHER CONFLICTS

EXTRA DAY FOR SCHEDULING OR OTHER CONFLICTS

END OF PHASE 5

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