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11/28-29 Wednesday-Thursday

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Guiding Question: What advice did President Washington give in his Farewell Address? 

Objectives: Collaborative: Students will understand Washington’s Farewell Address by reading and completing a summary activity with a score of at least 3/4 according to the rubric.

Independent:Students will understand the creation of America’s first political parties by completing an Achieve article, including notes, activity, and thought question with at least 80% accuracy.

Standards: 8.4.2 - Explain the policy significance of famous speeches (e.g., Washington’s Farewell Address, Jefferson’s 1801 Inaugural Address, John Q. Adams’s Fourth of July 1821 Address). 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: 
Why do you think Presidents give speeches or write letters to the public? Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  Washington's Farewell Address Notes
Independent (Voice Level 0…

11/26-27 Monday-Tuesday

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Guiding Question: What was the significance of the Whiskey Rebellion? 

Objectives: Collaborative: Students will understand the significance of the Whiskey Rebellion by reading and participating in a writing activity with a score of at least 3/4 according to the rubric.

Independent: Students will understand George Washington's presidency by completing a webquest with at least 80% accuracy.
Standards:
8.4 - Students understand the aspirations and ideals of the people of the new nation RH.6-8.2 - Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source

Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  What are two things you remember about George Washington as President?
Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 10 minutes:  Whiskey Rebellion Notes
Independent (Voice Level 0) 45 minutes: Task 1:George Washington Webquest in Google Classroom
Early Finisher?:  - Have you finished all your history work in Google Classroom?  - Play an iCivics game  - Work on homework for another class - Read a NewsELA, CNN,…

11/15-16 Thursday-Friday

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Guiding Question: What conflict existed within Washington's cabinet? 

Objectives: Collaborative: Students will understand the debate between Hamilton & Jefferson by reading and responding to questions with at least 80% accuracy.

Independent: Students will learn about why Thanksgiving is a national holiday by watching a video, reading, and responding to questions with at least 80% accuracy.
Standards:
8.4 - Students understand the aspirations and ideals of the people of the new nation RH.6-8.2 - Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source

Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  Make a prediction: How do you think Presidents make decisions? How do they know what to do when problems come up?
Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 10 minutes:  Washington's Cabinet Notes
Independent (Voice Level 0) 45 minutes: Task 1:Thanksgiving a National Holiday in Google Classroom
Early Finisher?:  - Have you finished all your history work in Google Classroom?  - Play an iCivics game…

11/13-14 Tuesday-Thursday

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Guiding Question: What was the significance of Washington's Presidency? 

Objectives: Collaborative: Students will identify the five most significant events of Washington's Presidency by reading, creating a timeline, and responding to questions with at least 80% accuracy.

Independent: Students will learn about Washington's election & inauguration by reading and answering text-dependent questions with at least 80% accuracy.


Standards:
8.4 - Students understand the aspirations and ideals of the people of the new nation RH.6-8.2 - Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source

Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes: 
What do you already know about George Washington? Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 10 minutes:  Washington's Presidency Notes Independent (Voice Level 0) 45 minutes: Task 1:George Washington Close Read in Google Classroom
Early Finisher?:  - Grades are due this week, please use this time to finish any missing/incomplete work.  - Have you finished all…

11/8-9 Thursday-Friday

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Guiding Question: What did we do to help address an issue in our community? 

Objectives: Collaborative: Students will showcase their projects by presenting to the class with a score of at least 3/4.

Independent: Students will review their peer's rough draft letters and provide feedback with at least 80% accuracy.


Standards:
8.3 - Students understand the foundation of the American political system and the ways in which citizens participate in it. RH.6-8.2 - Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source

Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  How do you feel about the project you and your group completed? Are you confident you will get at least a 3 out of 4? Why or why not? Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  Brief Overview of Schedule Whole Class Collaborative (Voice Level 1) 60 minutes: Task 1: You have 20 minutes of work time to get those presentations ready! Share your presentation with ecobb@laalliance.org  Task 2: Present & peer grade 

Whole Class Ind…

11/6-7 Tuesday-Wednesday

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Guiding Question: How can we improve our communities? 

Objectives: Collaborative: Students will be able to address an issue in their community by working on two action steps and completing a slides presentation with a score of at least 3 out of 4.

Independent: Students will outline and write a rough draft of a letter to their representative with a score of at least 3/4.


Standards:
8.3 - Students understand the foundation of the American political system and the ways in which citizens participate in it. RH.6-8.2 - Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source

Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  How much have you & your group accomplished for the project? If you were not here last class, did your group tell you what you are doing for the project?  Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  Brief Overview of Deadlines Independent (Voice Level 0) 50 minutes: Task 1:Outline & Rough Draft of Letter to Your Representatives Task 2: Work INDEPENDENTLY to complete any …

11/2-5 Friday-Monday

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Guiding Question: How can we improve our communities? 

Objectives: Collaborative: Students will brainstorm issues in their community and draft a complete action plan in their groups.

Independent: Students will research their representatives at the state and federal level and answer questions with at least 80% accuracy.


Standards:
8.3 - Students understand the foundation of the American political system and the ways in which citizens participate in it. RH.6-8.2 - Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source

Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  What are some issues in our community?  Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 10 minutes:  Civic Participation & Representation Notes Independent (Voice Level 0) 45 minutes: Task 1:Who Represents Me? in Google Classroom Task 2: Play one of these iCivics games: NewsFeed Defenders, or LawCraft
Early Finisher?:  - Have you finished all your history work in Google Classroom?  - Work on homework for another class - Read a NewsELA, CNN, or …