2/22 Wednesday

Guiding Questions: 
Was the United States justified in going to war with Mexico? 

Objective: 
Collaborative: Students will be introduced to the Mexican-American War by examining a map, reading a background essay, and answering guiding questions with at least 80% accuracy. 

Standards: 


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 1) 5 Minutes: 
Rewrite today's objective on your tracker. 

Whole Group (Voice Level 1) 5 Minutes: 
Mexican-American War Intro

Collaborative (Voice Level 0) 37 Minutes: 
Task 1: Read the Mexican-American War Background Essay collaboratively as a class. 
Task 2: Answer the questions in your groups.

Here are sentence starters for this assignment. 

Early Finishers: Watch CNN, Play Free Rice. 

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

Homework: 
Drink more water, eat more vegetables, tell your parents that you love them. 

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