8/10-13 Friday-Monday

Guiding Question: 
What are historical thinking skills and why are they important? 


Objectives:
Collaborative: By the end of the period, SWBAT understand the historical thinking skills of continuity & change and corroboration by working in groups to complete an assignment with at least 80% accuracy. 

Independent: By the end of the period, SWBAT demonstrate their prior knowledge of key historical skills by completing a diagnostic test to the best of their ability. 



Standards:
CCRA.R.1 - Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and make logical inferences from it.
Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes: 
In your notebook, respond to the following prompt: What do you think you need to know in order to be successful in a history class? What do you need to be able to do

Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 10 minutes: 
Historical Thinking Skills introduction


Independent (Voice Level 0) 45 minutes: 
History diagnostic  - Please take this diagnostic assessment so that I can see where we are all starting from! 

Early Finisher?: You can play some US History trivia, or if you brought your own headphones you can watch this video (and this video only!) to get a jump start on what we are learning about Tuesday-Wednesday. 

Collaborative (Voice Level .5) 45 minutes:
Exit Ticket (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes: 
In your notebook, respond to the following exit ticket question: Why is it important to use historical thinking skills when learning about history? How do these skills help us understand what we are reading about? 


Homework: 
I am doing a materials check on Tuesday/Wednesday. If you do not have at least a notebook (any kind) and a pen/pencil I will be issuing demerits for not being ready. If you are unable to get either of these supplies before Tuesday/Wednesday, please e-mail me (ecobb@laalliance.org) or come see me in person and we can work something out. 

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