2/27-28 Monday-Tuesday

Guiding Question:
How were America and Mexico changed by the Mexican-American War?

Collaborative: Students will describe the Mexican-American war by collaboratively reading a secondary source and participating in a "Save the Last Word for Me" 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 California Gold Rush, completing the first four tabs, and scoring at least 75% on the activity. 

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. 

- Take out your Mexican-American War DBQ if you are ready to turn it in. 

Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes: 
Mexican American War Recap
Recap Video

Independent (Voice Level 0) 45 minutes:

Task 1: Achieve3000, "The Rush for Riches". 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 CNN Student News and complete the assignment in Google Classroom. 

Task 3: Watch this BrainPop video on the California Gold Rush. 

Early Finishers: Complete any missing or makeup work, play Free Rice, read an article on NewsELA, read a book, contemplate the meaning of life, or watch this documentary about the Mexican-American War. 

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) 45 minutes: 
Step 2: Find text evidence that answers your guiding question
Step 3: Follow the Save the Last Word for Me protocol 

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. 

Did you complete your Mexican-American War DBQ packet? It was due today, if you didn't you need to get that done tonight. 

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