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10/31 - 11/1 Wednesday-Thursday

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Guiding Question: What rights and responsibilities do we have as citizens? 

Objectives: Collaborative: Students will understand the rights & responsibilities of citizenship by reading and participating in a discussion activity with at least 80% accuracy.

Independent: Students will understand the significance of the First Amendment by reading, watching a video, and responding to questions with at least 80% accuracy.

Standards:
8.3.7 Describe the principles of federalism, dual sovereignty, separation of powers, checks and balances, the nature and purpose of majority rule, and the ways in which the American idea of constitutionalism preserves individual rights.
RH.6-8.2 - Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary sourceW.8.1 - Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence
Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  What are some things that "good citizens" do?  Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 10 minutes:  Citizenship Notes
Independent (Voi…

10/29-30 Monday-Tuesday

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Guiding Question: What liberties are protected under the Bill of Rights? 

Objectives: Collaborative: Students will understand the fundamental rights given to them in the Bill of Rights by reading and writing summaries with at least 80% accuracy.

Independent: Students will work to increase their Lexile levels by completing an Achieve article about the Bill of Rights, including notes, activity, and a thought question with at least 80% accuracy.

Standards:
8.3.6 Enumerate the powers of government set forth in the Constitution and the fundamental liberties ensured by the Bill of Rights. RH.6-8.2 - Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source RI.8.2 - Provide an objective summary of the text.
Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  What rights do you think every person should have? Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  Bill of Rights Notes
Independent (Voice Level 0) 45 minutes:
Task 1: Achieve3000, "Bill of Rights".You need to complete your note catcher before…

10/26 Friday

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Guiding Question: What debate existed over adopting the Constitution? 

Objectives: Collaborative:  Students will understand the debates between Federalists and anti-Federalists by reading, answering questions, and writing a constructed response with at least 80% accuracy.

Independent: Students will understand federalism by reading and answering questions with at least 80% accuracy.


Standards:
8.3.7 Describe the principles of federalism, dual sovereignty, separation of powers, checks and balances, the nature and purpose of majority rule, and the ways in which the American idea of constitutionalism preserves individual rights.
RH.6-8.2 - Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary sourceW.8.1 - Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence
Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  How do we know if a government has become too powerful?  Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 10 minutes:  Federalist vs. Anti-Federalist Notes Independent (Voice Level 0) 45 min…

10/23-24 Tuesday-Wednesday

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Guiding Question: How does the Constitution try to protect its citizens? 

Objectives: Collaborative:  Students will understand how the constitution tries to protect its citizens by reading primary sources, annotating, and answering questions with at least 80% accuracy.

Independent: Students will understand the system of checks and balances by reading and answering questions with at least 80% accuracy.

Standards:
8.3.7 Describe the principles of federalism, dual sovereignty, separation of powers, checks and balances, the nature and purpose of majority rule, and the ways in which the American idea of constitutionalism preserves individual rights.
RH.6-8.2 - Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary sourceW.8.1 - Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence
Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes: 

What are three things you know about the Constitution so far? Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 10 minutes:  The Constitution and Tyranny notes
Independent…

10/19-22 Friday-Monday

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Guiding Question: Why did the Constitution allow slavery to continue? 

Objectives: Collaborative: Students will understand why the founding fathers protected the right to own slaves by reading, annotating, and responding to a writing prompt with at least 80% accuracy.

Independent: Students will understand the Constitution by completing a scavenger hunt with at least 80% accuracy.

Standards:
8.2.3 Evaluate the major debates that occurred during the development of the Constitution and their ultimate resolutions in such areas as shared power among institutions, divided state-federal power, slavery, the rights of individuals and states (later addressed by the addition of the Bill of Rights), and the status of American Indian nations under the commerce clause. RH.6-8.2 - Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary sourceW.8.1 - Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence
Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  Make a prediction: Why do you thin…

10/17-18 Wednesday-Thursday

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Guiding Question: What debates existed during the creation of the Constitution? 

Objectives: Collaborative: Students will evaluate the major debates that occurred during the Constitutional Convention by reading and responding to questions with at least 80% accuracy.

Independent: Students will work to increase their Lexile levels by completing an Achieve article about creating the Constitution, including notes, activity, and a thought question with at least 80% accuracy.

Standards: 8.2.3 Evaluate the major debates that occurred during the development of the Constitution and their ultimate resolutions in such areas as shared power among institutions, divided state-federal power, slavery, the rights of individuals and states (later addressed by the addition of the Bill of Rights), and the status of American Indian nations under the commerce clause. RH.6-8.2 - Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source RI.8.2 - Provide an objective summary of the text.
Do Now (…

10/15-16 Monday-Tuesday

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Guiding Question: What were the strengths & weaknesses of the United States first form of government? 

Objectives: Collaborative: Students will understand the Articles of Confederation by reading, answering questions, and writing a HiCCEAS with at least 80% accuracy.

Independent: Students will understand Shays Rebellion by reading and answering questions with at least 80% accuracy.


Standards: 8.2.2 Analyze the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution and the success of each in implementing the ideals of the Declaration of Independence. RH.6-8.2 - Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary sourceW.8.1 - Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence
Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  What do you think governments should be able to do? What do you think governments should NOT be able to do? Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 10 minutes:  Unit 3 Intro Independent (Voice Level 0) 45 minutes: Task 1:Shays Rebellion Assignment in Google Class…

10/9-10 Tuesday-Wednesday

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Guiding Question: What key information about the American Revolution have we learned in Unit 2? 

Objectives: Independent: Students will show their mastery of Unit 2 by scoring at least 80% on their exam.

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Students will be introduced to Unit 3 by completing a packet with at least 80% accuracy.


Standards: CA HSS.8.1 - Understand the major events preceding the founding of a nation
CA HSS.8.1.2 - Understand the philosophy of government expressed in the Declaration of Independence, with an emphasis on government as a means of securing individual rights (e.g., key phrases such as “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights”). 8.1.3 Analyze how the American Revolution affected other nations, especially France.
Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  What score do you think you are going to get on your Unit 2 exam? Why do you think this is the score you will get? Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  5 Minutes of Study Time
Independent (Voice Leve…

10/5-8 Friday-Monday

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Guiding Question: What key information about the American Revolution have we learned in Unit 2? 

Objectives: Collaborative: Students will review information learned during Unit 2 by completing a study guide with at least 80% accuracy.

Independent: Students will work to increase their Lexile levels by completing an Achieve article about the Haitian Revolution, including notes, activity, and a thought question with at least 80% accuracy.


Standards: CA HSS.8.1 - Understand the major events preceding the founding of a nation
8.1.3 Analyze how the American Revolution affected other nations, especially France. RH.6-8.2 - Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source RI.8.2 - Provide an objective summary of the text.
Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  What are some things you can do to study for a test? What is the minimum score you should get on a test? Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  Recap Unit 2 Independent (Voice Level 0) 45 minutes:
Task 1: Achieve3000, &quo…