5/3-4 Thursday-Friday

Guiding Question: 
Why did many soldiers enlist to fight in the Civil War?

Collaborative: Students will understand the lives of soldiers in the American Civil War by reading, creating a Soldier I.D. and writing a short narrative  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 the first shots of war, complete all summaries, and score at least 75% on the activity. 


8.10.5. Study the views and lives of leaders (e.g., Ulysses S. Grant, Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee) and soldiers on both sides of the war, including those of black soldiers and regiments.
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.

Do Now (Voice Level 0) 2 Minutes: 
Write today's objective on your tracker. 

Whole Class (Voice Level 0) 5 Minutes: 
View Civil War soldier photographs 

Independent (Voice Level 0) 45 minutes:

Task 1: Achieve3000,"April 1861: The First Shots are Fired" 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 CNN10 and complete the assignment in Google Classroom

Early Finishers: Watch this video, Play Free Rice, play an iCivics game, 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 0) 45 Minutes: 

Step 1: Read the source about preparing for war here 
Step 2: Based on the soldier you have been assigned, use text evidence to create an ID card and write a short (5-7 sentence) narrative of your soldier. 

Here is a rubric for this assignment. 

Early Finishers: Watch this,  play Free Rice, read an article on NewsELA 

Exit Ticket (Voice Level  0) 2 minutes: 
Reflect on your objective. 

Finish your Civil War ID & narratives.  

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