4/24-25 Monday-Tuesday

Guiding Question:
What were the first shots of the Civil War?


Objectives:
Collaborative: Students will describe the first battle of the Civil War by reading, annotating, and answering guiding questions with at least 80% accuracy. 

Independent: Students will work to increase their Lexile levels by determining the central ideas of an Achieve article about the first shots of war, complete the first four tabs, and score at least 75% on the activity. 



Standards:
8.10.6 - Describe critical developments and events in the war, including the major battles, geographical advantages and obstacles, technological advances, and General Lee’s surrender at Appomattox.
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: 
Recap the South's Secession 
North & South: Advantages and Disadvantages Activity 
Here are the charts & Here is the Google form 

Independent (Voice Level 0) 45 minutes:


Task 1: Achieve3000,"April 1861: The First Shots are Fired" 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 CNN10 and complete the assignment in Google Classroom


Early Finishers: Watch this video, Play Free Rice, 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) 45 minutes: 
Task 1: The First Shots of War
Step 1: Read "The First Shots of War" together as a station. 
Step 2: Answer the guiding questions with your group, highlight the text evidence. 

Task 2: Unit 8 Word Wall Here are the terms

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: 
Unit 8 Word Wall 

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