Teacher-Facing Resources

Type:Application Exercise

Estimated Time:135 minutes

Grades:6-8

Score Type:Mixed Graded

Work completed by a student will be graded through a variety of scoring options including participation, student self-assessment and teacher assessment via rubric to provide flexibility with the type of grade sent to the Learning Management System (LMS) gradebook. Student work may include opened-ended questions, correct/incorrect responses, a final product and/or a self-assessment

Available Language: English


Vocabulary: Algorithm, Research, abstraction, bill, decomposition, government, hierarchy, informational text, input, law, legislative, order, output, parallel, process, sequential, variables


Objectives:

  • Students will apply abstraction in order to identify important variables in creating an algorithm.
  • Students will identify inputs and outputs of lawmaking.
  • Students will create an algorithm using the inputs and outputs of lawmaking.
  • Students will research how a bill becomes a law and will identify algorithms applied to the process.
  • Students will research specific bills to learn about how a bill becomes a law.

Subjects:

Adjusts Accordingly / Identify

Language Arts > Communication > Speaking Strategies / Presentations > Audience > Adjusts Accordingly / Identify

Algorithm Development 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Algorithm Development 

Answer Qs Nonfiction

Language Arts > Reading / Literature > Comprehension / Analysis > Answer Qs Nonfiction

Bibliography

Language Arts > Research > Citing Sources > Bibliography

Communication

Mathematics > Process Standards > Models/Representations > Communication

Democratic Process - How a Bill Becomes a Law

Social Studies > U.S. Civics > Federal Government > Legislative Branch > Democratic Process - How a Bill Becomes a Law

Engineering

Science > Concepts and Processes > Problem Solving > Engineering

From Nonfiction Material

Language Arts > Research > Collect Data / Note Taking > Gather Facts Information Highlighting > From Nonfiction Material

General / Varied Use

Language Arts > Communication > Multimedia Usage / Production > General / Varied Use

Graphic Applications (includes pictures, labels, diagrams, charts) 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Software Applications > Graphic Applications (includes pictures, labels, diagrams, charts) 

Group Presentations

Language Arts > Communication > Group Work > Group Presentations

Group Work

Social Studies > Process and Literacy Skills > Social Science - History > Group Work

How Where to Locate Information

Language Arts > Research > Search Strategies > How Where to Locate Information

How-to Process-Oriented Information

Language Arts > Communication > Listening Strategies / Context > Technical Information > How-to Process-Oriented Information

Internet Search Engines

Language Arts > Computer Literacy Skills > Research > Internet Search Engines

Law

Social Studies > U.S. Civics > Law > Law

Nonfiction

Language Arts > Reading / Literature > Comprehension / Analysis > Sequence > Nonfiction

Nonfiction

Language Arts > Writing > Topic Development > Elaborate / Develop Ideas / Content > Nonfiction

Programming

Science > History / Technology / Social Perspectives > Computer Science > Programming

Projects - Presentations

Social Studies > Process and Literacy Skills > Social Science - History > Projects - Presentations

Purpose

Language Arts > Communication > Speaking Strategies / Presentations > Purpose

Research - Using Internet / Technology

Social Studies > Process and Literacy Skills > Social Science - History > Research - Using Internet / Technology

Respond

Language Arts > Communication > Listening Strategies / Context > Respond

Search Engines 

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Reference and Research > Search Engines 

Student Collaboration

Library Media > Information Literacy > Student Use - Digital Media > Student Collaboration

Student Collaboration 

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Student Use > Student Collaboration 

Technical / Specialized

Language Arts > Communication > Speaking Strategies / Presentations > Content Specific > Technical / Specialized

Timelines / Diagrams / Maps

Language Arts > Writing > Visual Aids > Graphs / Charts > Timelines / Diagrams / Maps

Use Technology when Writing

Language Arts > Computer Literacy Skills > Writing > Use Technology when Writing

Uses a Variety of Resources

Language Arts > Research > Reference Materials > Uses a Variety of Resources
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EXCEEDS (4)MEETS (3)APPROACHES (2)DOES NOT MEET (1)
Directions and ParticipationThe student followed all directions and went above and beyond in answering all questions in the assignment.The student followed all directions and answered all questions in the assignment.The student followed most directions and answered most questions in the assignment.The student did not follow directions or answer the questions in the assignment.
Required Final Product ComponentsThe final product includes additional elements to enhance the assignment beyond the required components.The final product includes all components required by the assignment.The final product includes most of the components required by the assignment.The final product does not demonstrate the components required by the assignment.
Organization and OriginalityThe final product is exceptionally well designed, includes additional elements, contains no spelling, grammar or punctuation mistakes and reveals student’s creative insights into the assignment.The final product is neat, includes all components required by the assignment, contains minimal spelling, grammar or punctuation mistakes and includes some creative elements.The final product is adequate but lacks neatness and creativity, contains some spelling, grammar and punctuation mistakes and is missing required components.The final product is not neat or creative, is missing required components and contains many spelling, grammar or punctuation mistakes.
Digital Literacy Skills ApplicationThe final product clearly demonstrates an accurate and deep level of understanding of the concept.The final product demonstrates an accurate and appropriate level of understanding of the concept.The final product demonstrates some understanding of the concept.The final product demonstrates little to no understanding of the concept.

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