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.
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.
Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:
Write today's objectives in your own words. What are the activities you will be completing and how do you know whether or not you completed them?
Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 10 minutes:
Introduction to the Constitutional Convention
Independent (Voice Level 0) 40 minutes:
Task 1: Achieve3000, "Freedom: How We Got It"
- You only need to summarize paragraphs that are more than three sentences! You may write your summaries as bullet points for my class.
Early Finishers: Watch this, read silently, complete another Achieve article, or watch CNN10.
Collaborative (Voice Level .5 - 1) 40 minutes:
Task 2: Pick a state out of the box in the middle of your table, complete the Jigsaw protocol on your paper independently based on your state.
Task 3: Discussion. Wait for Ms. Cobb to model and put the discussion stems on the board before you begin.
Task 4: Synthesize what you learned on your paper
Exit Ticket (Voice Level 0) 10 minutes:
Your dream government assignment. In 7-8 sentences, write a summary of what your Constitution would include if you could create your own country today. What are some rules that you would want people to follow? What would the requirements be for becoming leader?