1/15-16 Tuesday-Wednesday

Guiding Question: 
How did the Louisiana Purchase benefit America? 

Collaborative:  Students will understand the significance of the Louisiana Purchase by reading, annotating in groups, and participating in a discussion activity with at least 80% accuracy.

Independent: Students will understand the Lewis & Clark expedition by completing a webquest with at least 80% accuracy.  
8.4 - Students understand the aspirations and ideals of the people of the new nation
W.8.2 - Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes: 
Why might a country want to expand?
Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 10 minutes: 
Louisiana Purchase Notes

Independent (Voice Level 0) 45 minutes: 

Early Finisher?: 
- Have you finished your homework from last class? 
- Play an iCivics game 
- Work on homework for another class
- Read a NewsELA, CNN, or Achieve article 
- Practice your typing 
- Read a book

Collaborative (Voice Level .5) 45 minutes:

Task 1: Read & complete guided annotations in groups
Task 2: Complete 'Claim-Prove-Justify' chart based on assigned question. 
Task 3: Save the Last Word for Me. 

Exit Ticket (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes: 
On board


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