2/11-12 Monday-Tuesday

Guiding Question: 
Was the United States justified in going to war with Mexico? 


Objectives:
Collaborative:  Students will begin work on the Mexican-American War DBQ by reading secondary sources and responding to questions with at least 80% accuracy.

Independent: Students will understand the Mexican-American War by completing a webquest with at least 80% accuracy.
 
Standards:
8.8.6 - Describe the Texas War for Independence and the Mexican-American War, including territorial settlements, the aftermath of the wars, and the effects the wars had on the lives of Americans, including Mexican Americans today.
W.8.2 - Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes: 
Based on what we have learned about Texas and Manifest Destiny, do you think the United States respects the country of Mexico in the 1800s? Why or why not? Feel free to look at your notes on the Texas Revolution & Manifest Destiny from the last two classes.
Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes: 
Mexican-American War Notes
Independent (Voice Level 0) 45 minutes: 

Early Finisher?: 
- Have you finished all the history work in Google Classroom?  
- 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: Thornton Affair Questions
Task 2: RAFTS Annotations for Background Essay 
Task 3: Respond to Background Essay questions 

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


Homework: 
None

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