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8/29-30 Thursday-Friday

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Guiding Question: What was the character of the Middle & Southern colonies? 

Objectives: Collaborative: Students will understand the Middle and Southern colonies by reading and annotating in groups and completing a Venn diagram with at least 80% accuracy. 

Independent: Students will understand the 13 colonies by completing a webquest with at least 80% accuracy. 

Standards: HSS.8.1 - Understand the major events preceding the founding of the nation 
CC.RH.6-8.2 - Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  Make a prediction: Do you think the 13 colonies are going to be more similar or more different? Why? Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  Introduction to Middle & Southern Colonies.
Independent (Voice Level 0) 45 minutes: Task 1: 13 Colonies Webquest in Google Classroom 
Did you finish all of these things? Read silently, make sure you&…

8/27-28 Tuesday-Wednesday

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Guiding Question: What was the character of the New England colonies? 

Objectives: Collaborative: Students will understand the New England Colonies by reading collaboratively, identifying the main ideas, and writing a narrative with a score of at least 3/4. 

Independent: Students will understand the colonies of Roanoke and Jamestown by completing a webquest with at least 80% accuracy. 

Standards: HSS.8.1 - Understand the major events preceding the founding of the nation 
CCRA.RH.6-8.1 - Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources. Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  On board
Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  Introduction to New England Colonies
Independent (Voice Level 0) 45 minutes: Task 1:Roanoke & Jamestown Webquest in Google Classroom
Still not logged into Google Classroom?  PERIOD 3 - Leon's "Harvard": jq64cu PERIOD 5 - Paredes' CSUN: j5bm1ai PERIOD 4 - Cobb's Yale: 0duep3d (That is the number ZERO not the letter "o&quo…

8/26 Monday

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Guiding Question: Why did so many early settlers of Jamestown die? 

Objectives: Independent: Students will argue why many early settlers of Jamestown died by completing a CEAS paragraph with a score of at least 3/4. 

Standards: HSS.8.1 - Understand the major events preceding the founding of the nation 
CCRA.RH.6-8.1 - Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources. Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  On Board  Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  Introduction to CEAS paragraphs
Independent (Voice Level 0) 45 minutes: Task 1: Draft your CEAS paragraph in the graphic organizer Task 2: Check against the CFS  Task 3: Complete your final draft on the lines
Exit Ticket (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  Paragraph 
Homework: 

8/22-23 Thursday-Friday

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Guiding Question: What killed the settlers of Jamestown? 

Objectives: Collaborative: Students will understand why so many early Jamestown settlers died by analyzing sources and answering text-dependent questions with at least 80% accuracy. 


Standards: HSS.8.1 - Understand the major events preceding the founding of the nation 
CCRA.R.1 – Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  On board Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  Jamestown 

Collaborative (Voice Level .5) 90 minutes:
What Killed the settlers of Jamestown? 
Doc A, B, C Analysis


Exit Ticket (Voice Level 0) 10 minutes:  In at least two complete sentences, why do you think so many early settlers died? 

Homework:  None, as long as you finished the guiding questions and claim-evidence-explanation for Doc A-C today.  We will be writing our CEAS paragraphs on Monday. 

8/20-21 Tuesday-Wednesday

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Guiding Question: What motivated European nations to settle in North America? 

Objectives: Collaborative: Students will understand European Colonization by reading, completing a jigsaw chart and a travel poster with a score of at least 3/4 according to the rubric. 

Independent: Students will gain a better understanding of European Exploration by completing a webquest with at least 80% accuracy. 


Standards: HSS.8.1 - Understand the major events preceding the founding of the nation 
CCRA.R.1 – Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  How would you react if one day someone who spoke a language you had never heard before & looked like no one you had ever met showed up to your house? 
Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 10 minutes:  - Introduction to European Colonization
Independent (Voice Level 0) 40 minutes: - Go to Google Classroom and complete the European Exploration Webquest 
If you did not join Google Classroo…

8/19 Monday

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Guiding Question: How has the depiction of Native Americans changed over time? 

Objectives: Collaborative: Students will understand how the depiction of Native Americans has changed over time by reading, discussing, and answering questions with at least 80% accuracy.


Standards: HSS.8.1 - Understand the major events preceding the founding of the nation 
RH.6-8.1 - Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.

Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  Do you think everything written in a history book is 100% true? Why or why not? 
Collaborative (Voice Level .5) 40 minutes:
- The depiction of Native Americans over time assignment. 


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

Homework:  Did you complete your homework from last week? The Earliest Americans in google classroom is due by 11:59 tonight. 

8/15-16 Thursday-Friday

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Guiding Question: In what ways did Native American culture differ by region? 
Objectives: Collaborative: Students will create and analyze a map of the United States and various Native American tribes by identifying the location of tribes, key landmarks, and answering guiding questions with at least 80% accuracy. 

Independent: Students will investigate the earliest Americans by reading and answering questions with at least 80% accuracy. 


Standards: CA HSS 8.1 – Students understand the major events preceding the founding of the nation and relate their significant to the development of American constitutional democracy.

CCRA.R.1 – Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  In your notebook, answer the following question: What do you already know about Native Americans? What is one thing you want to know about Native Americans? 
Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 10 minutes:  Intro Lecture for Unit 1: Settlement and …

8/13-14 Tuesday- Wednesday

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Guiding Question: What are historical thinking skills and why are they important? 

Objectives: Collaborative: By the end of the period, SWBAT understand the historical thinking skills of continuity & change and corroboration by working in groups to complete an assignment with at least 80% accuracy. 

Independent: By the end of the period, SWBAT demonstrate their prior knowledge of key historical skills by completing a diagnostic test to the best of their ability. 


Standards: CCRA.R.1 - Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and make logical inferences from it. Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  In your notebook, respond to the following prompt: What do you think you need to know in order to be successful in a history class? What do you need to be able to do
Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 10 minutes:  Historical Thinking Skills introduction

Independent (Voice Level 0) 45 minutes: History diagnostic  - Please take this diagnostic assessment so that I can see where we are all st…

8/12 Monday

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Guiding Question:  Who is Ms. Cobb and what are her expectations for this class? 
Objectives:  Collaborative: By the end of the period, SWBAT understand Ms. Cobb's rules and procedures by completing a scavenger hunt of the syllabus with at least 80% accuracy. 
Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 Minutes:  Complete your name tent following the directions on the board Whole Group (Voice Level 0): 15 min  Intro to Ms. Cobb & this class  Practicing Procedures Collaborative (Voice Level 1) 35 Minutes:  Syllabus Scavenger Hunt All About Me
Homework:  Have your parent or guardian sign your syllabus