What was the character of Revolutionary War battles?
Collaborative: Students will analyze Valley Forge by reading and annotating primary and secondary sources and answering guiding questions with at least 80% accuracy.
Independent: Students will work to increase their Lexile levels by reading an achieve article about the American Revolution, completing all summaries, and scoring at least 75% on the activity.
CA HSS.8.1 - Understand the major events preceding the founding of the nation.
RH.6-8.4 - Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text
RH.6-8.2 - 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:
Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:
Introduction to American Revolution Battles
Independent (Voice Level 0) 40 minutes:
Task 1: Achieve3000, "American Revolution: A Puzzle From the Past."
- You only need to summarize paragraphs that are more than three sentences! You may write your summaries as bullet points for my class.
Task 2: Watch this video
Early Finishers: Read silently, complete another Achieve article, or watch CNN10.
Collaborative (Voice Level .5 - 1) 40 minutes:
Task 1: Read Background Essay Together
Task 2: Work in your table groups to annotate Background Essay & answer guiding questions.
Task 3: Document A
Exit Ticket (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes: