January 7-10

Tuesday

 

Focus of Lesson

 (Student-Friendly Objective)

  • 3 Branches of Government
  • American Revolution Causes

 

Eagle Challenge

(3-5 minutes)

Students will find where their seat is and get situated. 

Learning Tasks/Activities

 

  • Causes of American Revolution
  • 3 Branches of Government

 

Mini Lesson #1: Teacher will go over rules and consequences

Mini Lesson #2: Teacher will go over expectations for the class

Mini Lesson #3: Students will learn about the 3 branches of government and the causes of the American Revolution.

Mini Lesson #4: Students will watch America Story of Us: Revolution while they are working on their Pre-1877 terms

 

Text Materials

United States History 1877-Present, American Story of Us: Revolution, Pre-1877 Portfolio

Closure

Teacher will remind the students that their terms are due Friday, War-Causes and Effects due Monday, Amendments due on Tuesday, & Portfolio due on Wednesday.

Remediation/Intervention 

All students are expected to define the important people, events, and terms from the foundation of our country, and explain why they/it is significant.

Enrichment/Challenge for upper 25%

All students are expected to write an essay on Pre-1877 Portfolio 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 Pre-1877 Portfolio 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)

Students will be able to work together in defining the important people, events, and terms

Assessment (pre and/or post)

Informative: survey

Wednesday

 

Focus of Lesson

 (Student-Friendly Objective)

  • Effects of the American Revolution
  • George Washington’s Presidency
  • 27 Amendments to the Constitution

 

  • Effects of the American Revolution
  • George Washington’s Presidency
  • 27 Amendments to the Constitution

Eagle Challenge

(3-5 minutes)

Students will work on their Pre-1877 important people, events, & terms.

Learning Tasks/Activities

Mini Lesson #1: Students will work on their Pre-1877 important people, events, & terms. (due Friday)

Mini Lesson #2: Video: Students will complete America: Story of Us- Revolution (while they are working on their terms)

Mini Lesson #3: Teacher will go over the 27 Amendments to the Constituiton & review the 3 branches of government

Mini Lesson #4: Students will anaylze George Washington’s presidency and explain if they agree with what he accomplished or if he would have taken the country in a different direction.

 

Text/Materials

United States History 1877-Present, The Presidents (video),  America: Story of Us & Pre-1877 Portfolio

Closure

Teacher will remind the students that their terms are due Friday, War-Causes and Effects due Monday, Amendments due on Tuesday, & Portfolio due on Wednesday.

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 Pre-1877 Portfolio 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 Pre-1877 Portfolio 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 Pre-1877 Portfolio.

Group Composition (If used)

Students will be able to work together in defining the important people, events, and terms.  Students will also be able to work in groups while they discuss George Washington’s presidency.

Assessment (pre and/or post

n/a

Thursday

 

Focus of Lesson

 (Student-Friendly Objective)

 

  • Causes and effects of the War of 1812
  • Causes and Effects of the Mexican War
  • Review 3 Branches of Government
  • Review Amendments
  • Causes and effects of the War of 1812
  • Causes and Effects of the Mexican War
  • Review 3 Branches of Government
  • Review Amendments

Eagle Challenge

(3-5 minutes)

Students will work on defining their important people, events, and terms.

Learning Tasks/Activities

Mini Lesson #1: Students will work on their Pre-1877 important people, events, & terms. (due Friday)

Mini Lesson #2: Teacher will go over the Causes and Effects of the War of 1812 & the Mexican War.

Mini Lesson #3: Students will anaylze Adams’, Jefferson’s, Madison’s, & Jackson’s presidencies and explain if they agree with what each man accomplished or if he would have taken the country in a different direction.

 

Text/Materials

 United States History 1877-Present, Pre-1877 Portfolio, Presidents Video

Closure

Teacher will remind the students that their terms are due Friday, War-Causes and Effects due Monday, Amendments due on Tuesday, & Portfolio due on Wednesday.

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 Pre-1877 portfolio 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  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 Pre-1877.

Group Composition (If Used)

Students will be able to work together in defining the important people, events, and terms.  Students will also be able to work in groups while they discuss Adams’, Jefferson’s, Madison’s, & Jackson’s presidency.

Assessment (pre and/or post

Informative assessment: review questions

Friday

 

Focus of Lesson

 (Student-Friendly Objective)

 

  • Lincoln’s Video
  • Causes and Effects of the Civil War
  • Lincoln’s Video
  • Causes and Effects of the Civil War

 

Eagle Challenge

(3-5 minutes)

Students will work on their Pre-1877 Portfolio while the teacher checks their terms.

Learning Tasks/Activities

Mini Lesson #1: Students will analyze Lincoln’s presidency and decide whether or not the Civil War was inevitable.

Mini Lesson #2: Video: America: Story of Us- Civil War.  Students will watch the video while they continue working on their portfolio.

Mini Lesson #3: Students will work on their portfolio: War Causes and Effects due Monday; Amendments due Tuesday.

 

 

Text/Materials

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

Closure

Teacher will remind the students that their terms are due Friday, War-Causes and Effects due Monday, Amendments due on Tuesday, & Portfolio due on Wednesday.

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)

Students will be able to work together on their Pre-1877 Portfolio.

Assessment (pre and/or post)

Formative Assessment 1/15

IEP Accommodation (if applicable)

Please read additional notes

Resources/Materials

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