9/25-26 Monday-Tuesday

Guiding Question:
What themes in the Declaration of Independence are still important today? 

Collaborative: Students will investigate the Declaration of Independence by working in partners to match the original text to a modern translation of the Declaration and answer guiding questions with at least 80% accuracy.

Independent: Students will work to increase their lexiles by reading an article about the Declaration of Independence, completing all summaries and the activity with a score of at least 75%


CA HSS.8.1.2 - Analyze the philosophy of government expressed in the Declaration of Independence
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: 
Re-write today's objectives in your own words. What are the activities you will be completing and how will you know whether or not you met today's objectives? 

Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 10 minutes: 
Introduction to the Declaration of Independence - America's breakup letter to England. 

Independent (Voice Level 0) 40 minutes: 

Task 1: Achieve3000, "Even Jefferson Made Mistakes."  You need to complete all 5 tabs for this article. 

Make up article option:  "Age of Revolution: Where Heroes Walked"

- You only need to summarize paragraphs that are more than three sentences! You may write your summaries as bullet points for my class. If you don't do your summaries, you get an NP. 

Task 2: Watch this. 
Early Finishers: Complete another Achieve article, read silently, work on other homework, or watch this video

Collaborative (Voice Level .5 - 1) 40 minutes: 

Task 1: Work with your partner to match the original text of the Declaration of Independence with a "translated" version. 
Task 2: Have Ms. Cobb check your matches. After she has approved your matches, write them in the blank spaces on your paper. 
Task 3: Answer the questions at the bottom of the paper. 

Here are the criteria for success for this assignment and sentence starters. 

Exit Ticket (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes: 
Objective Tracker


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