1/30-31 Monday-Tuesday

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

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. 


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
CCRA.R.1 – Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
ELD A.1 - Exchanging information and ideas with others.

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) 10 minutes: 
Reading Quiz 
James Madison's Election

Independent (Voice Level 0) 40 minutes:

Task 1: Achieve3000, "Early Republic: The First Ladies" 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 James Madison and answer these questions. 

Early Finishers: 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 2: Snowball discussion technique in your table groups. 
Step 3: What is propaganda? 
Step 4: Create propaganda posters. 

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. 

Make sure that you have completed the Brainpop video & questions and your propaganda poster from collaborative station. 

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