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10/15-16 Tuesday- Wednesday

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Guiding Question: Did the Articles of Confederation establish an effective government?  

Objectives: Collaborative: Students will understand the Articles of Confederation by reading, annotating, and constructing a CEEEEL response with a score of at least 3/4.

Independent: Students will understand the Articles of Confederation & Shays Rebellion by reading and answering questions with at least 80% accuracy.


Standards: CA HSS.8.2.2 - Analyze the Articles of Confederation RH.6-8.2 - Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source W.8.1 - Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  On board Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 10 minutes:  Articles of Confederation Notes Independent (Voice Level 0) 45 minutes: Task 1: Articles of Confederation in Google Classroom 
Early Finisher?  - Work on missing classwork in Google Classroom - all missing assignments are due by 10/16 at 11:59 p.m.  - Complete your reading log for …

10/14 Monday

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Guiding Question: What skills and information did we learn during Unit 2?  

Objectives: Independent: Students will demonstrate their mastery of Unit 2 by completing a DBQ with at least 80% accuracy.

Standards: CA HSS.8.1.1 - Understand the major events preceding the founding of the nation. RH.6-8.2 - Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source W.8.1 - Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  On board Independent (Voice Level 0) 45 minutes: Task 1: Unit 2 DBQ in Google Classroom 
Early Finisher?  - Work on missing classwork in Google Classroom - all missing assignments are due by 10/16!  - Complete your reading log for English  - Practice your typing - Play an iCivics game 

10/10 Thursday

Instructions for Work with Substitute: 
Step 1: Open these slides for complete instructions & notes You need to complete the Do Now and Notes before moving on to Step 2.
Step 2: Complete the assignment in Google Classroom
Step 3: Complete the Exit Ticket
Early Finisher?  - All missing assignments are due NEXT WEEK -- make sure you're getting the assignments done! - Play a typing game  - Complete Achieve articles  - Watch CNN10  - Work on homework for another class - Study for the makeup 13 Colonies test
- Complete any missing work on Google Classroom

10/8-9 Tuesday-Wednesday

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Guiding Question: How did the American Revolution end?  

Objectives: Collaborative: Students will understand the Battle of Yorktown by reading, annotating, and writing a news article with a score of at least 3/4. 

Independent: Students will understand the role of Native & African Americans during the Revolution by completing a webquest with at least 80% accuracy. 

Standards: CA HSS.8.1.1 - Understand the major events preceding the founding of the nation. RH.6-8.2 - Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source W.8.1 - Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence
Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  On board Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 10 minutes:  Yorktown Notes
Independent (Voice Level 0) 45 minutes: Task 1: Marginalized Groups in the Revolution Webquest in Google Classroom 
Early Finisher?  - Work on missing classwork in Google Classroom - all missing assignments are due by 10/16!  - Complete your reading log for English  - Practice you…

10/7 Monday

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Guiding Question: If you were a soldier at Valley Forge, would you have quit? 


Objectives: Collaborative: Students will answer whether or not they would have quit at Valley Forge by constructing a CEEEEL response with a score of at least 3/4.

Standards: CA HSS.8.1.1 - Understand the major events preceding the founding of the nation. RH.6-8.2 - Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source W.8.1 - Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence
Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  On board Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 10 minutes:  Notes
Independent (Voice Level 0) 45 minutes: CEEEEL Response Work Time 
Early Finisher?  - Work on missing classwork in Google Classroom - Complete your reading log for English  - Practice your typing - Play an iCivics game 

Exit Ticket (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  On board
Homework:  None

10/1-4 Tuesday-Friday

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Guiding Question: If you were a soldier at Valley Forge, would you have quit? 

Objectives: Collaborative: Students will investigate the conditions of camp life at Valley Forge by reading primary and secondary sources, annotating, and responding to guiding questions with at least 80% accuracy.


Standards: CA HSS.8.1.1 - Understand the major events preceding the founding of the nation. RH.6-8.2 - Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source W.8.1 - Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  On board Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 10 minutes:  Notes Independent (Voice Level 0) 45 minutes: Friday:  Task 1: Valley Forge Webquest in Google Classroom 
Early Finisher?  - Work on missing classwork in Google Classroom - Complete your reading log for English  - Practice your typing - Play an iCivics game 

Collaborative (Voice Level .5) 45 minutes:
1. Valley Forge Document Analysis

Exit Ticket (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  O…

English Test Instructions

A.) https://laalliance.illuminatehc.com/login B.) Click the "Sign in with google" button C.) In the navigation bar on the left there is a place for assessments. D.) Students click on assessments, and then select the English test.


Question #21: Use the question on the handout to answer on the test.

Science Interim Instructions

A.) https://laalliance.illuminatehc.com/login B.) Click the "Sign in with google" button C.) In the navigation bar on the left there is a place for assessments. D.) Students click on assessments, and then select the Science test.


Question 10: Watch this video from 3:00 minutes to 3:15 seconds. 

9/26-27 Thursday-Friday

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Guiding Question: What were the contributions of women during the American Revolution? 

Objectives: Collaborative: Students will determine the most important contribution of women during the American Revolution by reading, annotating, and writing a CEEEEL response with a score of at least 3/4

Independent: Students will investigate the role of female spies during the Revolution by completing a guiding questions and a narrative with at least 80% accuracy 


Standards: CA HSS.8.1.1 - Understand the major events preceding the founding of the nation. RH.6-8.2 - Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source W.8.1 - Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence
Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  On board Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 10 minutes:  Women in the Revolution intro
Independent (Voice Level 0) 45 minutes: Task 1:Women as Spies in Google Classroom
Early Finisher?: Watch these videos (they'll autoplay) to get a head start on some topic…

9/24-25 Tuesday-Wednesday

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Guiding Question: What were the strengths & weaknesses of each army in the American Revolution? 

Objectives: Collaborative: Students will determine which army had an advantage in the American Revolution by reading, annotating, and completing a CEEEEL response with a score of at least 3/4 according to the rubric.

Independent: Students will understand key battles of the American Revolution by completing a webquest with at least 80% accuracy.

Standards: CA HSS.8.1.1 - Understand the major events preceding the founding of the nation. RH.6-8.2 - Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source W.8.1 - Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence
Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  On board Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 10 minutes:  Strengths & Weaknesses intro
Independent (Voice Level 0) 45 minutes: Task 1:Battles of the American Revolution assignment in Google Classroom 
Early Finisher?: Watch these videos (they'll autoplay) to get…

9/23 Monday

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Guiding Question: What was the purpose of the Declaration of Independence? 

Objectives: Collaborative: Students will understand the philosophy of government expressed in the Declaration of Independence by reading, "translating", and providing an objective summary of the text with at least 80% accuracy.

Standards: 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”). 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:  On board Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 10 minutes:  Declaration of Independence intro

Collaborative (Voice Level .5) 45 minutes:
1. Read and "translate" the Declaration with your table group 
2. Write a…

9/20 Friday

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Guiding Question: Who shot first at the Battle of Lexington? 

Objectives: Collaborative: Students will determine who shot first at the Battle of Lexington by reading eyewitness accounts, answering questions, and writing a CEAS paragraph with a score of at least 3/4.

Independent: Students will understand the Battles of Lexington & Concord by reading, watching a video, and answering guiding questions with at least 80% accuracy.


Standards: CA HSS.8.1 - Understand the major events preceding the founding of the nation. RH.6-8.2 - Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source RH.6-8.4 - Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text

Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  How do we know if a source is trustworthy? How do you know whether or not you can believe what you're reading? Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 10 minutes:  Lexington & Concord intro Independent (Voice Level 0) 45 minutes: Task 1:Lexington & Concord assignment in Google Cl…

9/19 Thursday

Instructions for Work with Substitute: 
Task 1: Open these slides for complete instructions & notes You need to complete the Do Now and Notes before moving on to Task 2.
Task 2: Complete "Lexington & Concord Webquest" assignment in Google Classroom
Task 3: Complete "Who Shot First? Historical Investigation assignment in Google Classroom
Task 4: Complete the Exit Ticket
Early Finisher?  - Play a typing game  - Complete Achieve articles  - Watch CNN10  - Work on homework for another class - Complete any missing work on Google Classroom