The State We're In: Washington - Teacher Guide Chapter 7 - Governing Washington Today is Complicated!

Task 2: Focused Notes

Activating student thinking about the content of the entire chapter.

Distribute the Student handout: Focused Notes to students. Note: The Focused Notes are divided into three sections so that discussions can focus on each branch of state government.

  • As students read, they will record their understanding, thinking, and questions about the content using the handout. This can be done individually or collaboratively in pairs or small groups.