3/1 Thursday

Guiding Question:
Was the United States justified in going to war with Mexico?


Objectives:
Collaborative: Students will learn about the road to the Mexican-American War by reading, responding to questions, and creating storyboards with a score of at least 3/4 according to the rubric. 

Independent: Students will work to increase their Lexile levels by determining the central ideas of an Achieve article about a Navajo womancompleting summaries, and scoring at least 75% on the activity. 


Standards:
8.8.6 - Describe the Texas War for Independence and the Mexican-American War including territorial settlements, the aftermath of the wars, and the effects the wars had on the lives of Americans, including Mexican Americans today.
CCRA.R.1 – Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
ELD A.1 - Exchanging information and ideas with others.

Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes: 
Objective Tracker 

Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes: 
Mexican-American War Intro

Independent (Voice Level 0) 45 minutes:


Task 1: Achieve3000, "Going Back Home" You need to complete the first 4 tabs for this article. 

- You only need to summarize paragraphs that are more than two sentences! You may write your summaries as bullet points for my class. 

- Achieve articles are summative grades. You cannot get higher than an NP if you did not summarize.  In order to complete a "makeup Achieve" you need to also complete the first 4 tabs and the summaries on your makeup article as well. 

Task 2: Watch the Brainpop video on the Mexican American War and complete this google form. 

Early Finishers: Watch CNN Student News, play Free Rice, read an article on NewsELA, complete any missing assignments, contemplate the meaning of life. 

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. 

Collaborative (Voice Level .5 - 1) 45 minutes: 
Step 1: Complete Hook Exercise 
Step 2: Read through Background Essay & Complete Background-Essay Questions 
Step 3: Road to the Mexican-American War Storyboards


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. 

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: 
Mexican-American War Storyboards 

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