10/17-18 Monday-Tuesday

Guiding Question:
What were the major debates that occurred when the Founding Fathers were creating the Constitution? 


Objectives:
Students will work to increase their Lexile levels by determining the central ideas of an Achieve article about the Constitution, completing all five tabs including summarizing the Dig Deeper section, and score at least 75% on the activity.

Students will draw evidence from a BrainPop video on the Constitutional Convention to do research by answering guiding questions with at least 80% accuracy. 

Students will investigate the major debates that occurred during the drafting of the Constitution by doing research to prepare for their simulation on Wednesday and answering guiding questions with at least 80% accuracy. 


Standards:

HSS.8.2.3 - Evaluate the major debates that occurred during the development of the Constitution and their ultimate resolutions in such areas as shared power among institutions, divided state-federal power, slavery, the rights of individuals and states
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: 
Take out any assignments that you need to turn in including your Bio Report, Unit 3 Word Wall, and the Articles of Confederation Jigsaw and write today's objectives in your own words. What are the activities you will be completing and how do you know whether or not you completed them? 

Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 10 minutes: 
Introduction to the Constitutional Convention & review the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation. 

Independent (Voice Level 0) 40 minutes: 

Task 1: Achieve3000, "Freedom, How We Got It"  You need to complete all 5 tabs for this article. 

- You only need to summarize paragraphs that are more than two sentences! You may write your summaries as bullet points for my class. 

- Your thought question answer only needs to be 3-4 sentences. 

- Achieve articles are summative grades. You cannot get higher than an NP if you did not summarize. Yes you need to summarize the Dig Deeper section! In order to complete a "makeup Achieve" you need to also complete all 5 tabs and the summaries on your makeup article as well. 


Task 2: Brainpop video on the Constitutional Convention. As you watch this video, please answer the questions in Google ClassroomUsername is 123dog and password is 123cat. 

At the end of this station, reflect on the objectives 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: 

Each table will be assigned a different state to represent at the Constitutional Convention. We will be reading and annotating a background narrative of the Constitutional Convention as a small group so that you have the information you need to answer your guiding questions. Once you have received your state and we have finished the annotations, use the worksheet I passed out to you to do some research on your state's opinions for the following major debates: 

1. Slavery
2. Representation/The Legislative Branch

Information about delegates from each state are available here. If your group has been assigned Virginia, no one can represent George Washington. Since he is the President of the Convention, I will be representing him. 


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 the objective because I was able to annotate and I am confident I answered at least 8 of the 9 questions correctly." 

Exit Ticket (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes: 
Do you agree or disagree with your state's views on the two major issues we researched in collaborative? Why or why not?

Homework: 
Finish your simulation prep and/or your Brainpop questions! We will be simulating the Constitutional Convention on Wednesday in class and you all need to be prepared. 


The final Presidential Debate is Wednesday 10/19!

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