2/15-16 Thursday-Friday

Guiding Question:
What was the American experience on the Oregon Trail? 


Objectives:
Collaborative: Students will understand the experience of many Americans during westward expansion by watching a video and completing a viewing guide with at least 80% accuracy. 

Independent: Students will understand American movement westward by completing a Webquest about the Oregon Trail and answering guiding questions with at least 80% accuracy. 



Standards:
8.8.2. Describe the purpose, challenges, and economic incentives associated with westward expansion, including the concept of Manifest Destiny (e.g., the Lewis and Clark expedition, accounts of the removal of Indians, the Cherokees’ “Trail of Tears,” settlement of the Great Plains) and the territorial acquisitions that spanned numerous decades.
ELD B.6 - Read closely and view multimedia to determine how meaning is made 

Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes: 
On your objective tracker, dissect the objectives you will be working to complete for today. Be prepared to explain the objectives in your own words if I call on you. 

Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 10 minutes: 
Oregon Trail introduction

Whole Class Independent (Voice Level 0) 40 minutes: 
Task 1: Complete the Oregon Trail Webquest 


Early Finishers: Watch CNN Student News, read an article on NewsELA, play Free Rice. 

At the end of this station, complete the "next steps" portion for that station's objective. If you met the objective, write "none" in that box. 

Whole Class Collaborative (Voice Level .5) 40 minutes:
Task 1: Watch America The Story of Us: Westward and complete the viewing guide
Exit Ticket (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes: 
Flip to the calendar section of your Objective Tracker. Add a + for each objective you completed for today and a - for objectives you were not able to complete. 

Homework: 
Complete your Oregon Trail story 

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