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9/29-30 Thursday-Friday

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Guiding Question: What were the strengths and weaknesses of each side in the American Revolutionary War? 

Objectives: Students will investigate the beginning of the Revolutionary War by completing a scavenger hunt of their text book with at least 80% accuracy. 

Students will watch a BrainPop video on the Declaration of Independence and score at least an 8/10 on the quiz. 

Students will analyze the strengths and weaknesses of each side of the war by investigating sources and completing a graphic organizer with at least 80% accuracy.  
Standards:

CA HSS.8.1 - Understand the major events preceding the founding of the nation.

RH.6-8.2 - Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source

RH.6-8.4 - Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text

WHST.6-8.9 - Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research
ELD B.6 - Reading closely literary and informational texts and viewing multimedia to determine how meaning is…

9/28 Wednesday

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Guiding Question:  What is going on in the world around us?

Objectives:  Students will investigate a current event by reading an article, filling out a graphic organizer, and writing a summary with a score of 3/4 or better according to the rubric. 

Standards:  CCRA.R.1 – Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it
WHST.6-8.4 - Produce clear and coherent writing 
ELD B.6 - Reading closely literary and informational texts and viewing multimedia to determine how meaning is conveyed.

Do Now (Voice Level 1) 10 Minutes:  Current Event Quizizz. Go to www.join.quizizz.com and enter in the code that is on the projector. The class with the highest total questions correct wins a class point. 

Independent (Voice Level 0) 20 Minutes:  You have 20 minutes to investigate a current event of your choice from NewsELA. Username is ComaCobb and the password is history. 
For NewsELA, remember to log in with username "ComaCobb" and password "history&quo…

9/26-27 Monday-Tuesday

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Guiding Question:
What themes in the Declaration of Independence are still important today? 


Objectives: Students will work to increase their lexiles by reading an article about the Declaration of Independence, completing all five tabs including summarizing the Dig Deeper section, and score at least a 75% on the activity.

Students will investigate the Declaration of Independence by working in partners to match the original text to a modern translation of the Declaration and answer guiding questions with at least 80% accuracy.


Standards:
CA HSS.8.1.2 - Analyze the philosophy of government expressed in the Declaration of Independence

RH.6-8.2 - Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source

RH.6-8.4 - Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text

WHST.6-8.9 - Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research

ELD B.6 - Reading closely literary and informational texts and viewing multimedia to determine how m…

9/22-23 Thursday-Friday

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Guiding Questions: Who shot first at the battle of Lexington and Concord? 

Objectives: Students will understand the beginning of the Revolutionary War by reading about the first battles and contact between Patriot and British soldiers and answering guiding questions with at least 80% accuracy. 

Students will investigate and determine who shot first at the battle of Lexington by reading eyewitness testimonies, answering questions, and writing an argumentative paragraph. Students will know they are successful if they score at least a 3/4 according to the rubric. 


Standards: CA HSS.8.1 - Understand the major events preceding the founding of the nation.
RH.6-8.2 - Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source
RH.6-8.4 - Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text W.8.1 - Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence WHST.6-8.9 - Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and resear…

9/21 Wednesday

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Guiding Questions:  How did England react to rebellion in the colonies? 
How did England and the Colonies view each other? 


Objectives:  Students will analyze the Intolerable Acts and early revolutionary political cartoons by working in groups to answer questions with at least 80% accuracy. 
Standards:  CA HSS.8.1 - Understand the major events preceding the founding of the nation 

RH.6-8.2 - Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source
WHST.6-8.9 - Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis and reflection
ELD A.1 - Exchanging information and ideas with others

Do Now (Voice Level 0) 3 Minutes:  On a half sheet of paper please write the objective for today in your own words. What are the activities you will be completing? How will you know that you are successful? 


Whole Group (Voice Level 0)  10 Minutes:  Introduction to The Intolerable Acts 
Collaborative (Voice Level 1-2) 30 Minutes:  As a group, you will be working to analyze these early Revolution po…

9/19-20 Monday-Tuesday

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Guiding Question: How did colonists react to the Tea Act? 



Objectives: Students will work to increase their lexiles by reading an article about the American Revolution, completing all five tabs including the summaries, and score at least 75% on the activity. 

Students will understand one of the major events of the American Revolution, the Tea Act and Boston Tea Party by reading, annotating, and answering guiding questions with at least 7.5 out of 9 questions correct. 
Standards:

CA HSS.8.1 - Understand the major events preceding the founding of the nation.

RH.6-8.2 - Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source

RH.6-8.4 - Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text

WHST.6-8.9 - Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research ELD B.6 - Reading closely literary and informational texts and viewing multimedia to determine how meaning is conveyed.

Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  Re-write today's o…

9/15-16 Thursday-Friday

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Guiding Questions: Was the "Boston Massacre" actually a massacre? 

Objectives: Students will investigate the Boston Massacre by reading a secondary source and eyewitness accounts and answering guiding questions with at least 80% accuracy. 

Students will collect evidence regarding the Townshend Acts and the Boston Massacre by completing a scavenger hunt in their TCI text with at least 80% accuracy. 

Students will analyze the causes of the Revolution by watching a BrainPop video and scoring at least an 8/10 on the quiz. 
Standards:

CA HSS.8.1 - Understand the major events preceding the founding of the nation.
RH.6-8.2 - Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source
WHST.6-8.9 - Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research
ELD B.6 - Reading closely literary and informational texts and viewing multimedia to determine how meaning is conveyed.


Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  Re-write today's objectives in your o…