8/18-19 Thursday-Friday

Guiding Question: 
Why did European countries want to settle North America?

How were the settlements of each European country different? 



Objectives: 
Students will investigate European exploration of the Americas by reading and answering guiding questions with at least 80% accuracy. 

Students will learn about New France, England, and Spain by completing a jigsaw reading in their groups, completing a chart, and constructing a travel poster with at least 80% accuracy. 

Students will read informational texts about European exploration closely to determine how meaning is conveyed. 

Standards: 
CA HSS 8.1 – Students understand the major events preceding the founding of the nation and relate their significant to the development of American constitutional democracy.

CCRA.R.1 – Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it


 RH.6-8.7 – Integrate visual information with other information in print and digital texts. 

ELD B.6 - Reading closely literary and informational texts and viewing multimedia to determine how meaning is conveyed.


Do Now (Voice Level 0): 

Take a look at the pictures on the board and make a prediction. Why do you think that Europeans wanted to settle the Americas? If you were a European settler, what would make you want to make the dangerous journey to the new world? 

Whole Group (Voice Level 0): 

- Select class greeters
- Short intro to European Exploration. 

Independent (Voice Level 0): 
Task #1: Go into Google Classroom and work on the guiding questions for TCI. If you were not here and need to join the Google Classroom and/or subscribe to the TCI text, please take a look at the digital agenda from Monday/Tuesday (Independent Station) because there are detailed instructions there! 

Here are sentence starters for the TCI guiding questions. 

Task #2: Watch this video which talks about what might have happened if Europe never colonized North America. 

Early Finishers: You may begin the homework, which is to write a one paragraph summary on European Exploration. Take a look at your answers to the TCI questions to help you write your summary. You can also answer the questions, "Why did Europeans want to settle the Americas? Which European countries did so? How were they different? How did they interact with Native Americans?" 

Collaborative (Voice Level .5 - 1): 

We will be completing a European Exploration jigsaw assignment. Each person in your group will pick one of the European countries to read about and fill in their chart as they go along. After about ten minutes, you should exchange information with everyone in their group. 

On the back of the chart paper you will draw a poster advertising either "New England", "New Spain", or "New France" using the information from the front of your chart. 

Here are the readings if you needed to complete the assignment for homework. 

Exit Ticket (Voice Level 0): 
On your half sheet of paper, how were the settlements of New France, New England, and New Spain different from one another? 

Homework: 
Write a one paragraph summary on European Exploration. Take a look at your answers to the TCI questions to help you write your summary. You can also answer the questions, "Why did Europeans want to settle the Americas? Which European countries did so? How were they different? How did they interact with Native Americans?" The assignment is in Google Classroom. 

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