1/18 Wednesday

Guiding Question: 
What was the XYZ Affair? 

Independent: Students will learn about political divisions during Adams' presidency and the X, Y, Z Affair by watching videos and answering questions with at least 80% accuracy. 


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 

ELD B.6 - Reading closely literary and informational texts and viewing multimedia to determine how meaning is conveyed.

Do Now (Voice Level 1) 5 Minutes: 
Take out any assignments that you need to turn in and rewrite today's objective on your January Objective Tracker packet. 

Whole Group (Voice Level 1) 3 Minutes: 
XYZ Affair Introduction

Independent (Voice Level 0) 37 Minutes: 
Task 1: Use this google form to answer questions about the three videos linked below. 

Video 1 - John Adams Brainpop  (Username is 123dog, password is 123cat) 

Task 2: Use this reading to complete your close reading assignment. 

Early Finishers: Use this opportunity to complete any late work! If you have none, please watch CNN, play Free Rice, or read an article on NewsELA.  

Exit Ticket (Voice Level .5 - 1) 2 minutes: 
Make sure you've completed your objective tracker, including adding + or - sign on your calendar. 

XYZ Affair Close Reading Assignment. Make sure you grabbed the paper from Ms. Cobb and that you are using this reading to complete it. 

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