11/7-8 Monday-Tuesday

Guiding Question:
What responsibilities do we have as citizens? 
Who represents us in government? 


Objectives:

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

Students will explore opportunities to participate in the political process and influence their government by reading about the responsibilities of citizenship and researching their own representatives with their groups and completing a Say-Mean-Matter chart with at least 80% accuracy. 



Standards:
HSS.8.3.6 - Describe how the Constitution provides numerous opportunities for citizens to participate in the political process and monitor and influence government.
RH.6-8.2 - Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source
ELD B.6 - Read closely to determine how meaning is made.


Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes: 
On a half sheet of paper, 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: 
Short introduction to civic participation. 

Independent (Voice Level 0) 40 minutes: 

Task 1: Achieve3000, "The 'Other' Elections" 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: Watch CNN Student News and complete the assignment in Google Classroom. 

Early Finishers: Go to CNN, NewsELA, Free Rice, work on your PBL Action Plan, or complete any makeup work. 

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: 

If you don't know your home address, please alert Ms. Cobb at the beginning of the station so she can look it up & write it down for you while you do task 1. 
Task 1: What responsibilities do we have as citizens? Read, annotate, and complete the Say/Mean/Matter chart in your table groups. You should work together as a table to do this--this means annotating and popcorn reading! 

Task 2: Who are my representatives? Using the instructions on the back side of your paper, look up your State and Federal representatives and their e-mail addresses.  

State Representatives (State Senate and State Assembly) - you will need to click on their names after you search to find their contact information. 
Your Congressman or Congresswoman - After you put in your zip code, you will need to put in your address to figure out whose district you are in. Just like with the state representative, you will need to click on their name after you search to find their contact information. 

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 think the issue you and your group chose for the PBL is an issue that should be solved by our Federal government or the State of California? In other words, do you think this is a problem that is unique to South LA and/or California, or do you think this is a problem that faces communities all over our country? 

Homework: 
Election assignment! This Tuesday, November 8th is the Presidential election!! That means, if everything goes well, we will know who are next president is by Tuesday night. Watch the news with your family, go online, read an article, and write a 5 sentence summary of election night. You can do this assignment in google classroom OR on paper. 

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