10/3-4 Monday - Tuesday

Guiding Question:
What was the character of Revolutionary War battles?

Objectives:
Students will investigate battles of the American Revolution by completing a scavenger hunt of their textbooks with at least 80% accuracy.

Students will investigate the American Revolution by watching a BrainPop video, taking notes, and writing a 5 sentence summary and score at least a 3/4 according to the rubric.

Students will analyze Valley Forge by reading and annotating primary and secondary sources and answering guiding questions with at least 80% accuracy.


Standards:


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


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

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: 
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 American Revolution Battles

Independent (Voice Level 0) 40 minutes: 


Task 1: TCI Scavenger Hunt in Google Classroom. 

Task 2: BrainPop on the American Revolution. As you watch the video, please take at least 5 bullet point notes on a separate piece of paper and then write a 5-sentence summary of the video.  Username is 123dog and password is 123cat.  Here is a rubric for this assignment.  


Early Finishers: Complete any missing work you may have, read silently, work on Achieve, 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 working on the background essay and Doc A/B of the Valley Forge DBQ. We will work to answer the question of whether or not you would have quit the Continental Army if you were a soldier at this infamous battle. 

After we annotate and go over the documents together, you need to work with your table groups to answer the questions. 



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: 
On your Do Now paper, list two reasons why battles like Valley Forge were difficult. How are battles different today than during the Revolution?  

Homework: 
Complete any work you were not able to finish in class today, because I know there was a lot to accomplish. Your homework over the long weekend is going to be to write a CEREAL paragraph based on our Valley Forge DBQ. You will be getting an outline Wednesday, but if you would like to start tonight that might be a smart idea. 

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