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12/15 Friday

Guiding Question:
What was the character of John Adams' Presidency? 

Objective: Collaborative: Students will understand the election of John Adams by completing a close read with at least 80% accuracy. 


Standards: 8.4 Students analyze the aspirations and ideals of the people of the new nation. Do Now (Voice Level 0) 2 minutes:  Please complete this survey for Semester 1 
Whole Group  (Voice Level 1-2) 30 minutes:  Task 1: Please complete this survey for Semester 1  Task 2: Work in your groups to complete page one of the winter packet! 

Exit Ticket (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  Did you complete this survey for Semester 1?


Homework:  Winter Packets are due the day we get back! If you lose your packet, you can find a digital copy here. You may make a copy & share it with me at ecobb@laalliance.org or print out a copy yourself.

12/14 Thursday

Guiding Question:
What did we learn about United States history during Semester 1? 

Objective: Collaborative: Students will demonstrate their understanding of U.S. history from Revolution to the Presidency of George Washington by completing part two of their test with at least 80% accuracy. 


Standards: HSS 8.1 Students understand the major events preceding the founding of the nation and relate their significance to the development of American constitutional democracy.
HSS 8.2 Students analyze the political principles underlying the U.S. Constitution and compare the enumerated and implied powers of the federal government.
HSS 8.3 Students understand the foundation of the American political system and the ways in which citizens participate in it.
HSS 8.4 Students analyze the aspirations and ideals of the people of the new nation. 


Do Now (Voice Level 0) 2 minutes: 
Take out page 2 of your study guide and your cheat sheet! 
Whole Group  (Voice Level 1-2) 40 minutes:  Task 1: Take Semester 1 Fi…

12/13 Wednesday

Guiding Question:
What did we learn about United States history during Semester 1? 

Objective: Collaborative: Students will demonstrate their understanding of U.S. history from colonization to Revolution by completing part one of their test with at least 80% accuracy. 


Standards: HSS 8.1 Students understand the major events preceding the founding of the nation and relate their significance to the development of American constitutional democracy.
HSS 8.2 Students analyze the political principles underlying the U.S. Constitution and compare the enumerated and implied powers of the federal government.
HSS 8.3 Students understand the foundation of the American political system and the ways in which citizens participate in it.
HSS 8.4 Students analyze the aspirations and ideals of the people of the new nation. 
Do Now (Voice Level 0) 2 minutes:  Take out Page 1 of your study guide & your cheat sheet
Whole Group  (Voice Level 1-2) 40 minutes:  Task 1: Take Semester 1 Final: Part 1 Here  Task…

12/11-12 Monday-Tuesday

Guiding Question:
What did we learn about United States history during Semester 1? 

Objective: Collaborative: Students will understand U.S. history from colonization to George Washington by completing a study guide with at least 80% accuracy. 


Standards: HSS 8.1 Students understand the major events preceding the founding of the nation and relate their significance to the development of American constitutional democracy.
HSS 8.2 Students analyze the political principles underlying the U.S. Constitution and compare the enumerated and implied powers of the federal government.
HSS 8.3 Students understand the foundation of the American political system and the ways in which citizens participate in it.
HSS 8.4 Students analyze the aspirations and ideals of the people of the new nation. 
Do Now (Voice Level 0) 2 minutes:  Write today's objective in your own words. What is the activity you will be completing? 
Whole Group  (Voice Level 1-2) 90 minutes:  Task 1: In your groups, work to compl…

12/6 Wednesday

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Guiding Question:
What did Washington warn Americans in his Farewell Address? 

Objective: Collaborative: Students will understand Washington's Farewell Address by completing a close read with at least 80% accuracy. 


Standards: 8.4.2. Explain the policy significance of famous speeches (e.g., Washington’s Farewell Address, Jefferson’s 1801 Inaugural Address, John Q. Adams’s Fourth of July 1821 Address).
ELD B.6 - Read informational texts closely to determine how meaning is made
Do Now (Voice Level 0) 2 minutes:  Write today's objective in your own words. What is the activity you will be completing? 
Whole Group  (Voice Level 1-2) 40 minutes:  Task 1: Mini-Recap on Washington's Presidency  Task 2: Washington's Farewell Address Close Read 
Exit Ticket (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  Reflect on your objective. Were you able to meet the objective for today, yes or no and why?

Homework:  None.

12/4-5 Monday-Tuesday

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Guiding Questions: Why was the Whiskey Rebellion historically significant?  Objectives: Collaborative: Students will understand the significance of the Whiskey Rebellion by reading and writing a CER with a score of at least 3/4 according to the rubric. 

Independent:Students will work to increase their lexile levelsby reading an Achieve articleaboutfirst ladies,complete all summaries, and score at least 75% on the activity. 


Standards: HSS.8.3.5 - . Know the significance of domestic resistance movements and ways in which the central government responded to such movements (e.g., Shays’ Rebellion, the Whiskey Rebellion).
W.8.1 - Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence
ELD.A.1 - Exchanging information and ideas with others through oral collaborative discussions. 
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 (Voic…

11/29 - 12/1 Thursday-Friday

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Guiding Questions: How did Hamilton & Jefferson feel about the creation of a National Bank? 


Objectives: Collaborative: Students will understand the conflict between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson in regards to the creation of a National Bank by participating in a Save the Last Word for Me with a score of at least 3/4 according to the rubric. 

Independent:Students will work to increase their lexile levelsby reading an Achieve articleaboutGeorge Washington,complete all summaries, and score at least 75% on the activity. 


Standards: HSS.8.3.4- Understand how the conflicts between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton resulted in the emergence of two political parties (e.g., view of foreign policy, Alien and Sedition Acts, economic policy, National Bank, funding and assumption of the revolutionary debt).
SL.8.1 - Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building…

11/29 Wednesday

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Guiding Question:
Who were the members of President Washington's Cabinet? 

Objective: Collaborative: Students will understand Washington's Cabinet by completing a close read with at least 80% accuracy. 


Standards: 8.3.4 - Understand how the conflicts between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton resulted in the emergence of two political parties (e.g., view of foreign policy, Alien and Sedition Acts, economic policy, National Bank, funding and assumption of the revolutionary debt).
ELD B.6 - Read informational texts closely to determine how meaning is made
Do Now (Voice Level 0) 2 minutes:  Write today's objective in your own words. What is the activity you will be completing? 
Whole Group  (Voice Level 1-2) 40 minutes:  Task 1: Mini-Lecture on Hamilton & Jefferson  Task 2: Presidential Cabinet Close Read 
Exit Ticket (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  Reflect on your objective. Were you able to meet the objective for today, yes or no and why?

Homework:  None.

11/27-28 Monday-Tuesday

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Guiding Questions: What were some significant events of Washington's Presidency? 


Objectives: Collaborative: Students will understand George Washington's presidencyby reading and completing a timeline activity with a score of at least 3/4 according to the rubric. 

Independent:Students will understand George Washington's presidency by completing a webquest with at least 80% accuracy. 
Standards: 8.4 Students analyze the aspirations and ideals of the people of the new nation. 
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) 5 minutes: 
Thanksgiving Break (not-so-pop) Quiz 
Independent (Voice Level 0) 40 minutes: Task 1: Complete the Webquest on Washington's Presidency in Google Classroom  Task 2: Play this icivics game. 
Early Finishers: Complete an Achieve article of your choice, watch CNN10. 
Collaborative (Voice Lev…

11/17 Friday

Guiding Question:
How did George Washington set precedents?
Objective: Collaborative: Students will understand the election of George Washington by completing a close read with at least 80% accuracy. 


Standards: 8.4 Students analyze the aspirations and ideals of the people of the new nation.
Do Now (Voice Level 0) 2 minutes:  Objective tracker 
Whole Group  (Voice Level 1-2) 30 minutes:  Task 1: Read the source together
Task 2: Using the annotation guide, highlight the answers to guiding questions and underline the definitions to key terms 
Task 3: Answer questions in your groups. 

Thanksgiving Packet Page 1  ;   En Español 
Thanksgiving Packet Page 2  ;   En Español 
Exit Ticket (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  Objective Tracker 
Homework:  Thanksgiving Break Packet! Read about Washington's cabinet & answer text-dependent questions. 

If you weren't on campus today to receive the two papers, here are the links to digital copies: 
Thanksgiving Packet Page 1  ;   En Español  Thanksgiving Packet P…

11/15 Wednesday

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Guiding Question:
What did we learn about the Constitution?

Objective: Independent: Students will demonstrate their knowledge of the Constitution by completing a test with a score of at least 3/4. 


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 (later addressed by the addition of the Bill of Rights), and the status of American Indian nations under the commerce clause. HSS.8.2.6 - Enumerate the powers of government set forth in the Constitution and the fundamental liberties ensured by the Bill of Rights HSS.8.3.6. Describe...how the Constitution provides numerous opportunities for citizens to participate in the political process and to monitor and influence government. 
Do Now (Voice Level 0) 2 minutes:  Take out your study guides! 
Whole Group  (Voice Level 1-2) 40 minutes:  Task…