1/26-27 Thursday-Friday

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.

8.8.2 - Describe the purpose, challenges, and economic incentives associated with westward expansion (e.g., the Lewis and Clark expedition)
RH.6-8.2 - Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source
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: 
On your objective tracker, dissect the objectives you will be working to complete for today. Be prepared to explain the objectives in your own words if I call on you. 

Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 20 minutes: 
Jefferson's Hypocrisy: The Louisiana Purchase

Independent (Voice Level 0) 40 minutes: 

Task 1: Achieve3000, "Discovering Our World" You need to complete the first 4 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. 

- Achieve articles are summative grades. You cannot get higher than an NP if you did not summarize.  In order to complete a "makeup Achieve" you need to also complete the first 4 tabs and the summaries on your makeup article as well. 

Task 2: Watch the Brainpop video about the Lewis and Clark expedition and answer these questions. 

Early Finishers: Get started on your homework, watch CNN10, read an article on NewsELA, complete any missing assignments, contemplate the meaning of life. 

At the end of this station, complete the "next steps" portion for that station's objective. If you met the objective, write "none" in that box. 

Collaborative (Voice Level .5 - 1) 40 minutes: 
Step 1: Read the source as a collaborative station 
Step 2: Independently annotate the text, highlighting at least three things that you think are important. 
Step 3: "Save the Last Word for Me", select one line from the journals that you believe is most significant or important. Follow the protocol for this activity found at your tables. 
At the end of this station, complete the "next steps" portion for that station's objective. If you met the objective, write "none" in that box. 

Exit Ticket (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes: 
Flip to the calendar section of your Objective Tracker. Add a + for each objective you completed for today and a - for objectives you were not able to complete. 

Homework: 
Complete the close read activity in Google Classroom. 

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