9/22-23 Thursday-Friday

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 research
ELD C.10 - Writing informational texts to present ideas and information.

Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes: 
Re-write today's objectives in your own words. What are the activities you will be completing and how will you know whether or not you met today's objectives? 

Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 10 minutes: 
Introduction to Lexington and Concord. 

Independent (Voice Level 0) 40 minutes: 

Task 1: TCI guiding questions (In Google Classroom) about Paul Revere's ride and the Battle of Lexington and Concord. 

Task 2: Since so many of you ask me why Benjamin Franklin is on the $100 if he wasn't a President, this is the perfect opportunity to learn more about him. Watch this BrainPop video on Benjamin Franklin.  After you watch the video, you need to take the quiz and e-mail the results to ecobb@blastla.org Make sure to include your first and last name when you send the quiz!  Username is 123dog and password is 123cat.

Early Finishers: Complete any missing work, another Word Wall for Unit 2, or watch this video. 

At the end of this station, reflect on the objective you just worked to complete. On your paper you need to write whether or not you met the objective AND how you know this. For example, "Yes I met this objective because I completed all five tabs for the article, summarized everything including the dig deeper, and I scored 88% on the activity!" 

Collaborative (Voice Level .5 - 1) 40 minutes: 


We will be reading eyewitness accounts of the Battle of Lexington and Concord and creating an evidence matrix to try to determine who shot first. You will need to work with your table groups and act like detectives to extract all available evidence and make a judgement on who your table thinks shot first and why. 

After you have completed your evidence matrix, you will be writing a CEREAL paragraph to be published in either a British or an American newspaper, arguing who shot first at the battle and who is to blame! Everyone in your group needs to write their own CEREAL paragraph, but since you all worked together on the evidence matrix it is totally fine if all 3-4 of you are using the exact same evidence (in fact, I would be surprised if you guys weren't). 


Here is a rubric for your CEREAL paragraph.  

At the end of this station, reflect on the objective you just worked to complete. On your paper you need to write whether or not you met the objective AND how you know this. For example, "Yes I met this objective because I completed all five tabs for the article, summarized everything including the dig deeper, and I scored 88% on the activity!" 

Exit Ticket (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes: 
Do you think historians will ever be able to determine who shot first at the Battle of Lexington and Concord? Why or why not? 

Homework: 
Complete your CEREAL paragraph. 

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