...but today is Rosh Hashanah (sp?), so my kids and I have no school. And we're not Jewish, so it's a semi-random day at home. If you have read my previous post from Saturday, you know that I have a basement situation this weekend so I might have needed to stay home anyway. Lucky me!
You might also know from an earlier post that this year I'm piloting new Social Studies curriculum: more civics/government, less US history. That will let me recycle only a few video lessons this year, including the first one that I'll assign again tomorrow: How to Watch Videos.
But I need to make the first academically-focused video lesson today. That will be about the Enlightenment philosophers Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. The summative assessment will be in a couple weeks, for students to determine for themselves which man's idea of human nature is most accurate. Are people naturally good, or naturally evil? The formative assessment will require students to answer 3 pretty basic questions about the content. They can fill in this chart for their notes.