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10/30-31 Monday-Tuesday

Guiding Questions: Why were Federalists and Anti-Federalists in conflict with one another? 

Objectives: Collaborative: Students will understand the debate between Federalists and Anti-Federalists during the creation of the constitution by reading 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 understand the three branches of government by playing an icivics game with at least 80% accuracy. 


Standards: HSS.8.2.3 -Evaluate the major debates that occurred during the development of the Constitution and their ultimate resolutions in such areas as shared power among institutions, divided state-federal power, slavery, the rights of individuals and states (later addressed by the addition of the Bill of Rights), and the status of American Indian nations under the commerce clause. 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 …

10/26-27 Thursday-Friday

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Guiding Question: Why did the Constitution allow slavery to continue?

Objectives: Collaborative: Students will understand the Constitutional issue of slavery by reading, annotating, and writing a CEREAL paragraph with a score of at least 3/4.
Independent: Students will investigate the three branches of government by investigating sources and answering guiding questions with at least 80% accuracy.
Standards: CA HSS.8.2.3 - 3. Evaluate the major debates that occurred during the development of the Constitution and their ultimate resolutions in such areas as...slavery... 8.2.7. Describe the principles of federalism, dual sovereignty, separation of powers, checks and balances, the nature and purpose of majority rule, and the ways in which the American idea of constitutionalism preserves individual rights. RH.6-8.2 - Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source W.8.1 - Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence ELD B.6 - Reading clo…

10/25 Wednesday

Guiding Question:
What is in the Constitution of the United States? Objective: Collaborative: Students will understand the composition of the Constitution by completing questions in their groups with at least 80% accuracy. 


Standards: 8.2.6 - 6. Enumerate the powers of government set forth in the Constitution and the fundamental liberties ensured by the Bill of Rights Do Now (Voice Level 0) 2 minutes:  Objective tracker 
Whole Group  (Voice Level 1-2) 40 minutes:  Task 1: Go over scavenger hunt expectations  Task 2: Work with your table members to complete a scavenger hunt of the US Constitution. Starts on page 166 of the text book! 

Criteria for success & sentence starters. 
Exit Ticket (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  Objective Tracker 
Homework:  Did you do your homework from Monday/Tuesday? You'll need it to complete a homework assignment tomorrow/Friday! Make sure you have it done!

10/23-24 Monday-Tuesday

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Guiding Questions: What were some of the major debates that occurred during the Constitutional Convention? 

Objectives: Collaborative: Students will be introduced to major debates during the Constitutional Convention by reading, discussing, and completing a jigsaw with a score of at least 3/4. 
Independent: Students will work to increase their lexile levels by reading an Achieve article about the constitution,complete all summaries, and score at least 75% on the activity. 
Standards: HSS.8.2.3 - Evaluate the major debates that occurred during the development of the Constitution and their ultimate resolutions in such areas as shared power among institutions, divided state-federal power, slavery... 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.
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10/18 Wednesday

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Guiding Question:
What was Shay's Rebellion? 

Objective: Collaborative: Students will understand Shays' Rebellion by reading, annotating, and answering questions with at least 80% accuracy.


Standards: HSS.8.3.5 - Know the significance of domestic resistance movements and ways in which the central government responded to such movements (e.g., Shays’ Rebellion, the Whiskey Rebellion).
Do Now (Voice Level 0) 2 minutes:  Objective tracker 
Whole Group  (Voice Level 1-2) 40 minutes:  Task 1: Read about Shays' Rebellion together Task 2: Annotate using the annotation guide, answer the guiding questions & define the key terms Task 3: Answer the analysis questions at the bottom of the page. 

Sentence Starters 
Criteria for Success  Exit Ticket (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  Objective Tracker 

Homework:  Complete Shays Rebellion close read 

10/16-17 Monday-Tuesday

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Guiding Questions: Why was the government established in the Articles of Confederation ineffective?

Objectives: Collaborative: Students will be introduced to and analyze the Articles of Confederation, our first Constitution, by reading, answering guiding questions, and writing a CEREAL paragraphwith a score of 3/4 according to the rubric. 

Independent: Students will work to increase their lexile levels by reading an Achieve article about Benjamin Franklin,complete all summaries, and score at least 75% on the activity. 


Standards: HSS 8.2.2 - Analyze the Articles of Confederation
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:  W…

10/12-13 Thursday-Friday

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Guiding Question:
What did we learn in Unit 2? 


Objective: Independent: Students will exhibit their understanding of Unit 2: American Revolution by completing an exam with a score of at least 3 out of 4. 

Standards: CA HSS.8.1 - Students will understand the major events preceding the founding of the nation.
CA HSS.8.1.2 - Analyze the philosophy of government expressed in the Declaration of Independence
CA HSS 8.1.3 - Analyze how the American Revolution impacted other nations
Do Now (Voice Level 0) 4 minutes:  Take out your Unit 2 Study Guide and re-write today's objective in your own words. What is the activity you will be completing and how will you know whether or not you met today's objective? 

Whole Group Independent (Voice Level 0) 40-60 minutes: Task 1: Unit 2 Exam - You will receive a paper copy of the questions and you will need to record your answers on this google form. After you submit, there will be a link on the confirmation page where you can view your score for the mult…

10/11 Wednesday

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Guiding Question: What did we learn in Unit 2?
Objectives: Collaborative: Students will review information learned in Unit 2 by completing a study guide with at least 80% accuracy. Standards: CA HSS.8.1 - Students will understand the major events preceding the founding of the nation. 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 ELD B.6 - Reading closely literary and informational texts and viewing multimedia to determine how meaning is conveyed.
Do Now (Voice Level 0) 2 minutes: Re-write today's objective in your own words. What is the activity you will be completing and how will you know whether or not you met today's objective?
Collaborative (Voice Level 0) 40 minutes:
Task 1: Unit 2 Study Guide. You will be turning in your study guide on Thursday/Friday before we take the exam. 
Use the digital agendas listed below to help you answer the questions. All answers …

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