November 11-15

Monday

 

Focus of Lesson

 (Student-Friendly Objective)

 

  • Nixon & Vietnam
  • 1960’s culture

 

  • Recap: Johnson & The start of the Vietnam War
  • Nixon and the War
  • 1960’s culture

 

 

 

Eagle Challenge

(3-5 minutes)

      Students will work on their Cold War Portfolio

Learning Tasks/Activities

 

 

     

Mini Lesson #1: Students will work on their Cold War Portfolio while teachers checks their terms (Cold War Timeline & Vietnam War Timeline due Tuesday)

Mini Lesson #2: Notes: Nixon & Vietnam War; 1960s culture

Mini Lesson #3: Video: Johnson’s Presidency; Students will analyze LBJ’s presidency and decide whether or not they would have taken the country in a different direction

 

Text/Materials

United States History 1877-Present, The Presidents (video), Cold War Portfolio

Closure 

Cold War Timeline & Vietnam War Timeline due Tuesday

Remediation/Intervention 

Students will be asked to not only define the important terms, people, and events of the Cold War, but they will also be asked explain why the terms, people, and events were important and how it impacted history and the Cold War.  Students who are on a lower level will be ask to complete all there terms and to make what connections to the impacts that they can.  (All students are encouraged to do this, but the teacher expects for the more advanced students to take this assignment to the next level.  Extra effort will equal extra points on their portfolio.)

Enrichment/Challenge for upper 25%

Students will be asked to not only define the important terms, people, and events of the Cold War, but they will also be asked explain why the terms, people, and events were important and how it impacted history and the Cold War.  (All students are encouraged to do this, but the teacher expects for the more advanced students to take this assignment to the next level.  Extra effort will equal extra points on their portfolio.)

Group Composition (If used)

Students are working in their groups on their human rights comparison activity.  Each student will be given a specific role in their group according to their ability level.

Assessment (pre and/or post)

Formal post-test on the Cold War on Thursday Re-test Civil Rights

Tuesday

 

Focus of Lesson

 (Student-Friendly Objective)

  • End the Vietnam War
  • Nixon’s Resignation/Watergate Scandal
  • Economic issues of the 1970s

Eagle Challenge

(3-5 minutes)

Students will work on their Cold War portfolio

Learning Tasks/Activities

 

  • Cold War Post Vietnam
  • Nixon’s Resignation/Watergate Scandal
  • 1970’s economic issues

Mini Lesson #1: Students will work on their Cold War Portfolio; Teacher will check their timelines

Mini Lesson #2: Students will learn about the Watergate Scandal & the economic issues of the 1970s

Mini Lesson #3: Students will watch President Nixon’s presidency and say whether or not they would have accomplished the same thing

 

Text Materials

United States History 1877-Present, The Presidents (video), Cold War Portfolio

Closure

Teacher will remind the students that their test and portfolio are due on Thursday

Remediation/Intervention 

All students are expected to write an essay on Cold War including the important events and their outcomes, but they will also be asked explain in detail why the terms, people, and events were important and how it impacted history and Cold War in their essay.  (All students are encouraged to do this, but the teacher expects for the more advanced students to take this assignment to the next level.  Extra effort will equal extra points on their portfolio.)  The teacher will work one on one with the lower level students making sure they have an outline in which to write their essay.

Enrichment/Challenge for upper 25%

All students are expected to write an essay on Cold War including the important events and their outcomes, but they will also be asked explain in detail why the terms, people, and events were important and how it impacted history and Cold War in their essay.  (All students are encouraged to do this, but the teacher expects for the more advanced students to take this assignment to the next level.  Extra effort will equal extra points on their portfolio.)

Group Composition (If used)

: The teacher will break the students into groups depending on their abilities (mixture of all abilities) and the students will spend 10 minutes each discussing the major issues of the Cold War

Assessment (pre and/or post)

Informal questioning from the teacher to see if the students are retaining the information.  Formal assessment on Thursday.

Wednesday

 

Focus of Lesson

 (Student-Friendly Objective)

  • Cold War Review
  • Cold War Review
  • Civil Rights Re-teach

 

Eagle Challenge

(3-5 minutes)

Students will work in their Cold War portfolio (due on Thursday)

Learning Tasks/Activities

Mini Lesson #1: Teacher will go over any items that have not been thoroughly gone over

Mini Lesson #1: The teacher will break the students into groups depending on their abilities (mixture of all abilities) and the students will spend 10 minutes each discussing the major issues of the Cold War Era.

Mini Lesson #2: The teacher have the students return to their normal seats then they will play a word connection game.  The teacher will have a list of terms, people, and events that affected the Cold War Era.  The students will then connect as many things to that term, person, or event.   Extra credit will be assigned for students who make 25 word connections to each topic.

Mini Lesson #3: The teacher will go over any remaining test items needed.

Mini Lesson #4: Students will participate in Cold War review: quiz, quiz, trade.  They will work in pairs on Cold War questions.

 

Text/Materials

United States History 1877-Present, The Presidents (video),  Cold War Portfolio

Closure

Cold War test & portfolio due on Thursday

Remediation/Intervention 

The teacher will walk around the classroom and check to make sure that all students are on topic and do not need further remediation.  The teacher will ask students to reiterate the important accomplishments of the presidents in case any student did not catch the information the first time given.  The teacher will also ask open ended questions to allow the students to use their peers knowledge to help them understand the topics covered.

Enrichment/Challenge for upper 25%

All students are expected to select the most important events from the Cold War Era including the important events and their outcomes, but they will also be asked explain in detail why the terms, people, and events were important and how it impacted history and the Cold War Era in their essay.  (All students are encouraged to do this, but the teacher expects for the more advanced students to take this assignment to the next level.  Extra effort will equal extra points on their portfolio.)  Students are allowed to work in the library for further research, create posters, or create a slideshow using their events they selected from the Cold War Era.

Group Composition (If used)

The teacher will break the students into groups depending on their abilities (mixture of all abilities) and the students will spend 10 minutes each discussing the major issues of the Cold War

Assessment (pre and/or post

Cold War Test & Civil Rights Test on Thursday

Thursday

 

Focus of Lesson

 (Student-Friendly Objective)

 

  • Cold War Test
  • Modern Era (1974-2013)
  • Cold War Test
  • Civil Rights Re-test

Eagle Challenge

(3-5 minutes)

Students will study for their Cold War Test

Learning Tasks/Activities

Mini Lesson #1: Students will take their Cold War Test

Mini Lesson #2: Students will turn in their Cold War Portfolio

Mini Lesson #3: Student will work on their Modern Portfolio

Text/Materials

Civil Rights Test, Cold War Portfolio, United States History 1877-Present, Modern Era Portfolio

Closure

Modern terms due on Tuesday

Remediation/Intervention 

The teacher will walk around the classroom and check to make sure that all students are on topic and do not need further remediation.  The teacher will ask students to reiterate the important accomplishments of the presidents in case any student did not catch the information the first time given.  The teacher will also ask open ended questions to allow the students to use their peers knowledge to help them understand the topics covered.

Enrichment/Challenge for upper 25%

All students are expected to select the most important events from the Modern  Era including the important events and their outcomes, but they will also be asked explain in detail why the terms, people, and events were important and how it impacted history and the Modern Era in their essay.  (All students are encouraged to do this, but the teacher expects for the more advanced students to take this assignment to the next level.  Extra effort will equal extra points on their portfolio.)  Students are allowed to work in the library for further research, create posters, or create a slideshow using their events they selected from the Modern Era.

Group Composition (If Used)

n/a

Assessment (pre and/or post

Cold War Test

Friday

 

Focus of Lesson

 (Student-Friendly Objective)

 

  • Major 1970s

 

  • Introduce Modern Era
  • Cover major issues of the 1970s

Eagle Challenge

(3-5 minutes)

Students will work on their Modern Terms due Terms

Learning Tasks/Activities

Mini Lesson #1: The teacher will continue such topics as: Why did President Ford pardon Nixon?  What were the economic issues of the 1970s?  What were the major cultural, political, & economic issues of the 1970s?

Mini Lesson #2: Students will watch a video on Ford’s presidency. 

Mini Lesson #3: The students will be working in partners to discuss President Ford’s accomplishments.  They will also be able to collectively work on their Modern Era Portfolios.

Mini Lesson #4: Students will work on their Modern Era terms due Tuesday

 

 

Text/Materials

United States History 1877-Present, The Presidents (video), Modern Portfolio

Closure

Teacher will remind the students that their terms are due on Tuesday.

Remediation/Intervention 

The teacher will walk around the classroom and check to make sure that all students are on topic and do not need further remediation.  The teacher will ask students to reiterate the important accomplishments of the presidents in case any student did not catch the information the first time given.  The teacher will also ask open ended questions to allow the students to use their peers knowledge to help them understand the topics covered.

Enrichment/Challenge for upper 25%

All students are expected to select the most important events from the Modern Era including the important events and their outcomes, but they will also be asked explain in detail why the terms, people, and events were important and how it impacted history and the Cold War in their essay.  (All students are encouraged to do this, but the teacher expects for the more advanced students to take this assignment to the next level.  Extra effort will equal extra points on their portfolio.)  Students are allowed to work in the library for further research, create posters, or create a slideshow using their events they selected from the Modern Era.

Group Composition (If Used)

Students will be able to work in pairs with their portfolio.  Students may choose their partners they think they work the best, but the teacher may rearrange if it deems necessary. 

Assessment (pre and/or post)

Pre-Modern Test

IEP Accommodation (if applicable)

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Resources/Materials

United States History 1877-Present, The Presidents (video), Modern Era Portfolio