4/12-13 Thursday-Friday

Guiding Question:
What was the character of American slavery?


Objectives:
Collaborative: Students will understand the effects of slavery on black Americans by reading about the experience of Solomon Northup and answering guiding questions and citing text evidence with at least 80% accuracy. 

Independent: Students will compare the experience of Free blacks in the North with slaves in the South by creating a "Choose Your Own Adventure" story from the perspective of an abolitionist determined to help African Americans with a score of at least 3/4 according to a rubric. 



Standards:

8.7.2 - Trace the origins and development of slavery; its effects on black Americans and on the region’s political, social, religious, economic, and cultural development; and identify the strategies that were tried to both overturn and preserve it (e.g., through the writings and historical documents on Nat Turner, Denmark Vesey).
8.7.4 - Compare the lives of and opportunities for free blacks in the North with those of free blacks in the South.
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.
W.8.3 - Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.
ELD B.6 - Read closely 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: 
Watch trailer for 12 Years a Slave
Go over "Choose Your Own Adventure" assignment 

Independent (Voice Level 0) 45 minutes:
Task 2: In Google Classroom, I have created a "Choose Your Own Adventure" template with detailed instructions. Only start this assignment after you have looked over the sources. 

Here is a rubric for the assignment. 

Early Finisher? Watch this, and/or this video, play Free Rice, read an Achieve article, complete missing or late work, research slavery in the antebellum South.

Collaborative (Voice Level .5 - 1) 45 minutes: 
Task 1: Read an excerpt from Solomon Northup's book 12 Years a Slave
Task 2: Discuss the text collaboratively. 
Task 3: Respond to the multiple choice/justification questions in your group
Task 4: Answer the guiding questions. As you answer, highlight the text evidence that corresponds with your answer. 

Exit Ticket (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes: 
Complete Objective Tracker Packet

Homework: 
Finish your "Choose Your Own Adventure" story! This is due Sunday night at 11:59 p.m. 

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