Guiding Question:Collaborative: Students will learn about the Texas War for Independence by reading a source collaboratively in their groups and participating in a snowball discussion with a score of at least 3/4 according to the rubric.
Independent: Students will watch a video about the Texas War for Independence and answer guiding questions with at least 80% accuracy.
8.8.6 - Describe the Texas War for Independence and the Mexican-American War including territorial settlements, the aftermath of the wars, and the effects the wars had on the lives of Americans, including Mexican Americans today.
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) 5 minutes:
Texas Revolution Intro
Independent (Voice Level 0) 25 minutes:
Task 2: Watch this video to gain a better understanding of the Texas Revolution & the Western landscape before the Mexican-American war.
Period 1, 3, & 5: Please complete the Oregon Trail Webquest in Google Classroom! This is the assignment you missed since I was sick on Thursday. It is due for you by Thursday.
Early Finishers: Play Free Rice, read an article on NewsELA, complete any missing assignments, contemplate the meaning of life.
Collaborative (Voice Level .5 - 1) 25 minutes:
Step 1: Read the source on the Texas Revolution collaboratively as a group.
Step 2: Write what you think the most important effect of the Texas Revolution was on your 1/4 sheet of paper.
Step 3: Follow the "snowball discussion" protocol at your table groups first with your elbow partner. I will signal when it's time to move to whole table and then again when it's time to combine table groups.
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.
Period 1, 3, & 5: Since I wasn't here on Thursday, you need to complete the Oregon Trail Webquest that is currently in Google Classroom. I am giving you until this Thursday/Friday to complete this assignment. It should not take you more than 30 minutes and if you need me to stay after school, let me know.