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2/1 Wednesday

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Guiding Question:  What was the War of 1812?
Objectives:  Independent: Students will understand the political and economic causes of the War of 1812 by watching a video and taking notes with at least 80% accuracy.
Standards: 
8.5.1 - Understand the political and economic causes and consequences of the War of 1812 and know the major battles, leaders, and events that led to a final peace
Do Now (Voice Level 0) 10 Minutes:  Complete the reflection paper for your January Objective Packet, how many objectives did you successfully meet for the month, how many did you not? After you have reflected on your January performance, set goals for February. 
Finally, write today's objective in the first row of your February Objective Tracker. 
Whole Class (Voice Level 0) 25 Minutes:  War of 1812 Video w/ guiding questions. As we watch the video, you need to be answering the questions. For homework, you will be taking a quizizz based on this information. 
Whole Group (Voice Level  0) 2 minutes: Reflect on yo…

1/30-31 Monday-Tuesday

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Guiding Question: What political divisions surrounded James Madison's presidency?


Objectives: Collaborative: Students will understand the causes of the War of 1812 by reading collaboratively in their groups and completing a War Hawk or War Dove propaganda poster with a score of at least 3/4 according to the rubric. 

Independent: Students will work to increase their Lexile levels by determining the central ideas of an Achieve article about Dolly Madison, completing the first four tabs, and scoring at least 75% on the activity. 


Standards:

1/26-27 Thursday-Friday

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Guiding Question: How did the Louisiana Purchase change the United States? 


Objectives: Collaborative: Students will describe the challenges and purpose of the Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark expedition by reading collaboratively and participating in a "save the last word for me" discussion with a score of at least 3/4 according to the rubric. 

Independent: Students will work to increase their Lexile levels by determining the central ideas of an Achieve article about the Lewis and Clark expedition, completing the first four tabs, and scoring at least 75% on the activity. 


Standards:
8.4.1 - Describe the country’s physical landscapes, political divisions, and territorial expansion during the terms of the first four presidents.

1/25 Wednesday

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Guiding Question:  How can we spot "fake news"?

Objectives:  Independent: Students will investigate a current event by reading an article about "fake news" closely, filling out a graphic organizer, and writing a clear and coherent summary with a score of 3/4 or better according to the rubric. 

Standards:  CCRA.R.1 – Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it
WHST.6-8.4 - Produce clear and coherent writing 
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:  Complete your objective tracker for today. 

Whole Class (Voice Level 1) 5 Minutes:  Current Event Quizizz. Go to www.join.quizizz.com and enter in the code that is on the projector. The class with the highest total questions correct wins a class point. 

Independent (Voice Level 0) 25 Minutes:  You have 25 minutes to investigate a current event of your choice from NewsELA. 

1/23-24 Monday-Tuesday

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Guiding Question: What political divisions surrounded Thomas Jefferson's presidency?


Objectives: Collaborative: Students will describe the political divisions surrounding Thomas Jefferson's presidency by reading about Marbury vs. Madison, annotating, and completing a Say-Mean-Matter chart with at least 80% accuracy. 

Independent: Students will understand the beginning of Jefferson's presidency by completing a scavenger hunt of a text with at least 80% accuracy. 


Standards:
8.4.1 - Describe the country’s physical landscapes, political divisions, and territorial expansion during the terms of the first four presidents. RH.6-8.2 - Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source RI.8.1- Cite textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.  ELD B.6 - Reading closely literary and informational texts and viewing multimedia to determine how meaning is conveyed.
Do Now (Voice Lev…