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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

9/17-18 Tuesday-Wednesday

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Guiding Question: What was the Boston Tea Party? 

Objectives: Collaborative: Students will understand the Tea Act and the Boston Tea Party by reading, annotating, and answering guiding questions with at least 80% accuracy.

Independent: Students will understand colonial protest by completing a webquest 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:  On board Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 10 minutes:  Tea Act/Tea Party intro
Independent (Voice Level 0) 45 minutes: Task 1:Colonial Protest Webquest in Google Classroom 
Early Finisher?: Watch these videos (they'll autoplay) to get a head start on some topics covered in Unit 2 - Work on homework for another class - Read a NewsELA, CNN, or Achieve article  - Practice your typing  - R…

9/16 Monday

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Guiding Question: To what extent was the Boston Massacre a massacre? 

Objectives: Independent: Students will determine if the Boston Massacre was a massacre by reading and answering questions with at least 80% accuracy.

Standards: 8.1 - Understand the major events preceding the founding of the nation.
RI.8.1 - Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  On board Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 10 minutes:  Townshend Acts & Boston Massacre Intro
Independent (Voice Level 0) 45 minutes: Task 1: Boston Massacre TDQs in Google Classroom
Early Finisher?: Watch these videos (they'll autoplay) to get a head start on some topics covered in Unit 2 - Work on homework for another class - Read a NewsELA, CNN, or Achieve article  - Practice your typing  - Read a book
Exit Ticket (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  On board Homework:  None

9/12-13 Thursday-Friday

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Guiding Question: Why were the colonists upset about taxation? 

Objectives: Collaborative: Students will understand the colonists’ reactions to the Stamp & Quartering Acts by reading, annotating, and answering guiding questions with at least 80% accuracy.

Independent: Students will understand the Townshend Acts & Boston Massacre by completing an evidence scavenger hunt with at least 80% accuracy.

Standards: 8.1 - Understand the major events preceding the founding of the nation.
RI.8.1 - Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  On board Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 10 minutes:  Unit 2 Introduction
Independent (Voice Level 0) 45 minutes: Task 1: Townshend Acts Assignment in Google Classroom Task 2: Look at Google Classroom, have you completed all the assignments? A lot of you have not turned everything in. 
Early Finisher?:  - Work on homework for another c…

9/10-11 Tuesday-Wednesday

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Guiding Question: What was the most important factor in the success of England's 13 Colonies? 

Objectives: Independent: Students will determine the most important factor in the success of England's 13 Colonies by completing a DBQ with a score of at least 3/4.

Standards: RI.8.1 - Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  On Board
Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  DBQ Expectations
Independent (Voice Level 0) 90 minutes: Task 1: 13 Colonies DBQ Task 2: Look at Google Classroom, have you completed all the assignments? A lot of you have not turned everything in. 
Early Finisher?: Play an iCivics game - Work on homework for another class - Read a NewsELA, CNN, or Achieve article  - Practice your typing  - Read a book

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

9/9 Monday

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Guiding Question: What were the causes and consequences of the French and Indian War? 

Objectives: Independent: Students will learn about the French & Indian War by completing a Webquest with at least 80% accuracy.

Standards: 8.1.1 Describe the relationship between the moral and political ideas of the Great Awakening and the development of revolutionary fervor.
RI.8.1 - Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  Review
Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  French & Indian War Notes
Independent (Voice Level 0) 45 minutes: Task 1: French & Indian War Assignment in Google Classroom Task 2: Look at Google Classroom, have you completed all the assignments? A lot of you have not turned everything in. 
Early Finisher?: Play an iCivics game - Work on homework for another class - Read a NewsELA, CNN, or Achieve article  - Practice your typing  - Read a book

Exit…

9/6 Friday

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 "Life in the Colonies" assignment in Google Classroom
Task 3: Go back to the Slides, use the questions to annotate the readings in the "Great Awakening" assignment in Google Classroom. Answer the questions under each document.
Task 4: Complete the Exit Ticket
Early Finisher?  - 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