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.
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 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:
The Issue of Slavery Intro
Independent (Voice Level 0) 40 minutes:
Task 1: Checks & Balances Assignment in Google Classroom
Collaborative (Voice Level .5 - 1) 40 minutes:
Task 1: Read through primary and secondary sources together
Task 2: Complete comprehension chart in table groups
Task 3: Write a CEREAL paragraph to answer the guiding question, "Why did the Constitution allow slavery to continue?"
Early Finishers: Play this.
Exit Ticket (Voice Level 0) 2 minutes:
Finish your CEREAL paragraphs & grade yourself against the rubric.