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8/31-9/1 Thursday-Friday

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Guiding Question:  What were colonial governments like?  

Objectives:  Collaborative: Students will be able to describe colonial governments by reading, discussing, and writing summarieswith at least a 3/4 according to the rubric. 
Independent: Students will understand England's 13 colonies by watching videos, and answering questions with at least 80% accuracy.
Standards:  CA HSS 8.1 – Students understand the major events preceding the founding of the nation and relate their significant to the development of American constitutional democracy.


CA HSS 8.1.4 – Describe the nation’s blend of civic republicanism, classical liberal principles, and English parliamentary traditions

CCRA.RI.8.2- Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text. ELD B.6 - Reading closely literary and informational texts and viewing multimedia to determine how meaning is conveyed.

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8/30 Wednesday

Guiding Question:  What are the similarities and differences between the Middle and Southern Colonies? 
Objectives:  Collaborative: Students will understand the character of the middle and southern colonies by reading, annotating, and creating a double-bubble map with at least 80% accuracy. 
Standards:  CA HSS 8.1 – Students understand the major events preceding the founding of the nation and relate their significance to the development of American constitutional democracy.

CCRA.R.1 – Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it

CCRA.R.2 – Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
ELD B.6 - Reading closely literary and informational texts and viewing multimedia to determine how meaning is conveyed.

Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  Objective form. Write down today's objectives in your own words. What are the activities you will be completing? How do you know wh…

8/28-29 Monday-Tuesday

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Guiding Question:  Why did so many families travel to New England? 



Objectives:  Collaborative: Students will synthesize the reasons why colonists traveled to New England by reading and writing a narrative story with a score of at least 3/4 according to the rubric. 
Independent: Students will increase their lexiles by reading an Achieve article about the  lost colony of Roanoke or the early history of New York, summarizing, and completing the activity with a score of at least 75%. 
Standards:  CA HSS 8.1 – Students understand the major events preceding the founding of the nation and relate their significant to the development of American constitutional democracy.

CCRA.R.1 – Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it
CCRA.w.8.3 - Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.

ELD B.6 - Reading closely literary and informational tex…

8/24-25 Thursday-Friday

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Guiding Question:  Why did so many early settlers of Jamestown die? 


Objectives:  Collaborative: Students will be able to analyze the causes of the deaths of many early settlers in Jamestown by reading, annotating, and completing a Say-Mean-Matter chart with at least 80% accuracy. 
Independent: Students will investigate the colonies of Roanoke and Jamestown by completing a webquest with at least 80% accuracy. 

Standards:  CA HSS 8.1 – Students understand the major events preceding the founding of the nation and relate their significant to the development of American constitutional democracy.

RH.6-8.22 - Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source
WHST.6-8.9 - Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research 
ELD B.6 - Reading closely literary and informational texts and viewing multimedia to determine how meaning is conveyed.

Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  Objective Tracker
Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  Review inform…

8/23 Wednesday

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Guiding Question:  What killed the settlers of Jamestown? 

Objectives:  Collaborative: Students will be able to analyze the causes of the deaths of many early settlers in Jamestown by reading, annotating, and completing a Say-Mean-Matter chart with at least 80% accuracy.
Standards:  CA HSS 8.1 – Students understand the major events preceding the founding of the nation and relate their significant to the development of American constitutional democracy.

RH.6-8.2 - Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source
RH.6-8.4 - Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text
WHST.6-8.9 - Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research 
ELD B.6 - Reading closely literary and informational texts and viewing multimedia to determine how meaning is conveyed.

Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  Take out your background essay for our pop quiz 
Collaborative (Voice Level .5 - 1) 30 minutes: Task 1:  Guided annotations of Doc A …

8/21-22 Monday-Tuesday

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Guiding Question:  What was the experience of the settlers of Jamestown? 


Objectives:  Collaborative: Students will be able to analyze the causes of the deaths of many early settlers in Jamestown by reading, discussing, and annotating with at least 80% accuracy. 

Independent: Students will investigate the colony of Jamestown by reading and extracting evidence with at least 80% accuracy. 
Standards:  CA HSS 8.1 – Students understand the major events preceding the founding of the nation and relate their significant to the development of American constitutional democracy.
RH.6-8.2 - Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source
RH.6-8.4 - Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text
WHST.6-8.9 - Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research 
ELD B.6 - Reading closely literary and informational texts and viewing multimedia to determine how meaning is conveyed.

Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  Objective tra…

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8/17-18 Thursday-Friday

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Guiding Question:  Why did European countries want to settle North America?





Objectives:  Collaborative: Students will understand European colonization of North America by completing a jigsaw chart and creating a travel poster with at least 80% accuracy. 

Independent: Students will watch videos on exploration closely in order to answer questions with at least 80% accuracy. 
Standards:  CA HSS 8.1 – Students understand the major events preceding the founding of the nation and relate their significant to the development of American constitutional democracy.
CCRA.R.1 – Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it

ELD B.6 - Reading closely literary and informational texts and viewing multimedia to determine how meaning is conveyed.


Do Now (Voice Level 0):  Complete the objective tracker for today. 
Whole Group (Voice Level 0):  - European Exploration intro
Independent (Voice Level 0): 
Task 1: Go into Google Classroom and complete the Webquest on Europea…

8/16 Wednesday

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Guiding Question:  How did European explorers come to North and South America? 

Objectives:  Collaborative: Students will review 7th grade history concepts by reading about the Age of Exploration, annotating in their groups, and answering questions with at least 80% accuracy.
Standards:  CCRA.R.1 – Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it
ELD B.6 - Reading closely literary and informational texts and viewing multimedia to determine how meaning is conveyed.

Do Now (Voice Level 0):  Complete your objective tracker for today. 

Whole Group (Voice Level 0):  Annotating Informational texts intro, go over annotation guide 
Collaborative (Voice Level 0): 
- Age of Exploration Close Read. Work with your groups to annotate and answer the guiding questions. 

Here are sentence starters for the guiding questions. 

Early Finishers: Play some history trivia! 
Homework:  None

8/14-15 Monday-Tuesday

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Guiding Question:  In what ways did Native American cultures differ by region?
Objectives: Collaborative: Students will create and analyze a map of the United States and various Native American tribes by identifying the location of various tribes, key landmarks, and answering guiding questions with at least 80% accuracy.

Independent: Students will investigate migration to the Americas by reading and answering questions with at least 80% accuracy. 
Standards:  CA HSS 8.1 – Students understand the major events preceding the founding of the nation and relate their significant to the development of American constitutional democracy.
CCRA.R.1 – Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it
 RH.6-8.7 – Integrate visual information with other information in print and digital texts. 
ELD B.6 - Reading closely literary and informational texts and viewing multimedia to determine how meaning is conveyed.


Do Now (Voice Level 0):  Objective Tracker - Follow th…