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12/13-14 Thursday-Friday

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Guiding Question: What did we learn about American history during first semester? 

Objectives: Independent: Students will exhibit their knowledge of first semester history standards by completing a final exam with at least 80% accuracy.

Standards:
8.1 Students understand the major events preceding the founding of the nation and relate their significance to the development of American constitutional democracy.
8.1.1 Describe the relationship between the moral and political ideas of the Great Awakening and the development of revolutionary fervor.
8.1.2 Analyze the philosophy of government expressed in the Declaration of Independence, with an emphasis on government as a means of securing individual rights (e.g., key phrases such as “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights”)
8.1.3 Analyze how the American Revolution affected other nations, especially France.
8.2.2 Analyze the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution and the succes…

12/10-11 Monday-Tuesday

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Guiding Question: What did we learn about American history during first semester? 

Objectives: Collaborative: Students will review key information learned by completing a study guide for their final exam with at least 80% accuracy.

Standards:
8.4 - Students understand the aspirations and ideals of the people of the new nation RH.6-8.2 - Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source

Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  What are some things you can do to study for the final exam? Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  Study Guide & Exam Expectations
Collaborative (Voice Level .5) 70 minutes:
Final Exam Study Guide! 

Resources: 
- What Motivated the Settlement of Jamestown? 
- European Colonization
- Middle Colonies
- Northern (New England) Colonies 
- Great Awakening 
Great Britain Raises Taxes
Tea Act and Boston Tea Party
Boston Massacre
Lexington & Concord 
Strengths & Weaknesses 
Valley Forge
Yorktown 
- Articles of Confederation Reading 1
- Arti…

12/6-7 Thursday-Friday

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Guiding Question: What were the implications of the Alien & Sedition Acts? 

Objectives: Collaborative: Students will understand the Alien & Sedition Acts by reading, responding to discussion questions, and writing a news article with at least 80% accuracy.
Independent: Students will understand the XYZ Affair by reading and responding to questions with at least 80% accuracy.

Standards:
8.4 - Students understand the aspirations and ideals of the people of the new nation RH.6-8.2 - Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source

Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes: 
What does the term “Alien” mean? What do you think when you hear the word “alien”? Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 10 minutes:  Alien & Sedition Acts Notes
Independent (Voice Level 0) 45 minutes: Task 1:XYZ Affair Close Read in Google Classroom
Early Finisher?:  - Have you finished all your history work in Google Classroom?  - Play an iCivics game  - Work on homework for another class - Read a NewsELA, CNN…

12/4-5 Tuesday-Wednesday

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Guiding Question: Under what conditions did John Adams become President? 

Objectives: Collaborative: Students will understand the difference in America's two political parties during the election of 1796 by reading, responding to a writing prompt, and participating in the peer grading process with a score of at least 3/4 according to the rubric.
Independent: Students will understand John Adams's presidency by completing a webquest with at least 80% accuracy.
Standards:
8.4 - Students understand the aspirations and ideals of the people of the new nation RH.6-8.2 - Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source

Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  What challenges do you think John Adams will face as the second President?
Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 10 minutes:  Election of 1796 Notes
Independent (Voice Level 0) 45 minutes: Task 1:John Adams Webquest in Google Classroom
Early Finisher?:  - Have you finished all your history work in Google Classroom?  - Play an…

11/28-29 Wednesday-Thursday

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Guiding Question: What advice did President Washington give in his Farewell Address? 

Objectives: Collaborative: Students will understand Washington’s Farewell Address by reading and completing a summary activity with a score of at least 3/4 according to the rubric.

Independent:Students will understand the creation of America’s first political parties by completing an Achieve article, including notes, activity, and thought question with at least 80% accuracy.

Standards: 8.4.2 - Explain the policy significance of famous speeches (e.g., Washington’s Farewell Address, Jefferson’s 1801 Inaugural Address, John Q. Adams’s Fourth of July 1821 Address). RH.6-8.2 - Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source RI.8.2 - Provide an objective summary of the text.
Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes: 
Why do you think Presidents give speeches or write letters to the public? Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  Washington's Farewell Address Notes
Independent (Voice Level 0…

11/26-27 Monday-Tuesday

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Guiding Question: What was the significance of the Whiskey Rebellion? 

Objectives: Collaborative: Students will understand the significance of the Whiskey Rebellion by reading and participating in a writing activity with a score of at least 3/4 according to the rubric.

Independent: Students will understand George Washington's presidency by completing a webquest with at least 80% accuracy.
Standards:
8.4 - Students understand the aspirations and ideals of the people of the new nation RH.6-8.2 - Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source

Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  What are two things you remember about George Washington as President?
Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 10 minutes:  Whiskey Rebellion Notes
Independent (Voice Level 0) 45 minutes: Task 1:George Washington Webquest in Google Classroom
Early Finisher?:  - Have you finished all your history work in Google Classroom?  - Play an iCivics game  - Work on homework for another class - Read a NewsELA, CNN,…

11/15-16 Thursday-Friday

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Guiding Question: What conflict existed within Washington's cabinet? 

Objectives: Collaborative: Students will understand the debate between Hamilton & Jefferson by reading and responding to questions with at least 80% accuracy.

Independent: Students will learn about why Thanksgiving is a national holiday by watching a video, reading, and responding to questions with at least 80% accuracy.
Standards:
8.4 - Students understand the aspirations and ideals of the people of the new nation RH.6-8.2 - Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source

Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  Make a prediction: How do you think Presidents make decisions? How do they know what to do when problems come up?
Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 10 minutes:  Washington's Cabinet Notes
Independent (Voice Level 0) 45 minutes: Task 1:Thanksgiving a National Holiday in Google Classroom
Early Finisher?:  - Have you finished all your history work in Google Classroom?  - Play an iCivics game…

11/13-14 Tuesday-Thursday

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Guiding Question: What was the significance of Washington's Presidency? 

Objectives: Collaborative: Students will identify the five most significant events of Washington's Presidency by reading, creating a timeline, and responding to questions with at least 80% accuracy.

Independent: Students will learn about Washington's election & inauguration by reading and answering text-dependent questions with at least 80% accuracy.


Standards:
8.4 - Students understand the aspirations and ideals of the people of the new nation RH.6-8.2 - Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source

Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes: 
What do you already know about George Washington? Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 10 minutes:  Washington's Presidency Notes Independent (Voice Level 0) 45 minutes: Task 1:George Washington Close Read in Google Classroom
Early Finisher?:  - Grades are due this week, please use this time to finish any missing/incomplete work.  - Have you finished all…

11/8-9 Thursday-Friday

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Guiding Question: What did we do to help address an issue in our community? 

Objectives: Collaborative: Students will showcase their projects by presenting to the class with a score of at least 3/4.

Independent: Students will review their peer's rough draft letters and provide feedback with at least 80% accuracy.


Standards:
8.3 - Students understand the foundation of the American political system and the ways in which citizens participate in it. RH.6-8.2 - Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source

Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  How do you feel about the project you and your group completed? Are you confident you will get at least a 3 out of 4? Why or why not? Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  Brief Overview of Schedule Whole Class Collaborative (Voice Level 1) 60 minutes: Task 1: You have 20 minutes of work time to get those presentations ready! Share your presentation with ecobb@laalliance.org  Task 2: Present & peer grade 

Whole Class Ind…