9/1-2 Thursday-Friday

Guiding Question: 
What was the character of the Middle and Southern English colonies? 

Students will analyze the character of a middle and a southern colony by reading and answering guiding questions with at least 80% accuracy. 

Students will compare and contrast the middle and southern colonies by completing a jigsaw reading in their groups, answering guiding questions, and completing a venn diagram with at least 80% accuracy. 

Students will engage in collaborative discussions about the similarities and differences between the middle and southern colonies by offering and justifying their opinions. 

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.

RH.6-8.22 - Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source

SL.8.1 - Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

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

ELD A.3 - Offering and justifying opinions, negotiating with and persuading others in communicative exchanges. 

Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes: 

Objective form. Write down today's objectives in your own words. What are the activities you will be completing? How do you know whether or not you were successful?

Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 10 minutes: 
Mini lecture on the Middle and Southern colonies.  

Independent (Voice Level 0) 40 minutes: 
You will be completing guiding questions based on your TCI text BUT you have some student choice here, so please read these directions carefully (in case you didn't hear Ms. Cobb say half a million times that you get to CHOOSE and that you DON'T have to do ALL of it!) 

Task 1: Open up Google Classroom and your TCI text. Your assignment is to answer the guiding questions for one section on a middle colony and one section on a southern colony. This means that at the end, two sections are going to be completed and three are going to be empty. You get to choose which middle colony and which southern colony you would like to learn more about. 

Early Finishers: Watch this video, work on an Achieve article of your choice, or research a current event. 

Collaborative (Voice Level .5 - 1) 40 minutes: 
Task 1: We will be completing a jigsawed reading on the middle and southern colonies. As you read, answer the guiding questions on your paper. 

After 25 minutes you will have time to exchange answers before we move on to the Venn diagram activity. 

Here is the reading for the Middle Colonies. 

Here is the reading for the Southern Colonies. 

Task 2: In your table groups, create a venn diagram comparing and contrasting the Middle and Southern colonies of the United States. Make sure that you are discussing with your group why you think certain things should go in certain areas on your diagram. I will go over specific rules with you regarding the Venn Diagram. 

Whole Group (Voice Level .5-1) 10 minutes: 
We will be working on a compare/contrast Venn Diagram for the New England, Middle, and Southern colonies, connecting what we learned today with what we learned on Monday/Tuesday. 

Exit Ticket (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes: 

Objective self-reflection form. Did you meet all of the objectives for today? What are you going to do to make sure you meet them before the next class?

Watch the news with your family for at least five minutes and ENJOY your three day weekend! This would be a great opportunity to catch up on work you haven't completed for any of your classes. 

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