January 27-31

Monday

 

Focus of Lesson

 (Student-Friendly Objective)

      Gilded Age Test

Eagle Challenge

(3-5 minutes)

      Study for test

Learning Tasks/Activities

     

Mini Lesson #1: Students will take their test.

Mini Lesson #2: Students will begin working on their Progressive Portfolio following their Gilded Age test.  Terms will be due on Friday.

 

 

Text/Materials

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

Closure 

Teacher will remind the students of their Progressive Era essay is due on Wednesday, their timeline is due on Thursday, and their test and portfolio are on Friday.

Remediation/Intervention 

All students are expected to write an essay on the Progressive 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 Progressive 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.)  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 the Progressive 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 Progressive 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.)

Group Composition (If used)

n/a

Assessment (pre and/or post)

Gilded Age Test

Tuesday

 

Focus of Lesson

 (Student-Friendly Objective)

Students will continue to explore the Progressive Era and discover the solutions that activists and politicians will make to the major issues that plagued the country during the Gilded Age.

Eagle Challenge

(3-5 minutes)

Students will work on their essay while the teacher checks for the completion of their Progressive Terms.

Learning Tasks/Activities

  • Intro into the Progressive Era
  • Teddy Roosevelt

Mini Lesson #1: The teacher will introduce the following topics: Teddy Roosevelt,  trustbusting, conservation vs. expansion, isolationists vs, imperialists, etc.

Mini Lesson #2: The students will watch a video clip from William Howard Taft, and they will analyze the presidential decisions that the men made and decide if they would have taken the country into a different direction.

Mini Lesson #4: While the teacher is checking for completion of their important terms, people, and events of the Progressive Era, the students will be working in partners to discuss President Roosevelt's accomplishments.  They will also be able to collectively work on their Progessive Portfolios.

Mini Lesson #5: Student will have 15 minutes at the end of class to research and write their essays

 

Text Materials

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

Closure

Teacher will remind the students of their Progressive Era essay is due on Wednesday, their timeline is due on Thursday, and their test and portfolio are on Friday.

Remediation/Intervention 

All students are expected to write an essay on the Progressive 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 Progressive 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.)  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 the Progressive 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 Progressive 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.)

Group Composition (If used)

Peer tutoring (Teddy Roosevelt video)- students may work together to see if they would have accomplished the same as the president or if they would have taken the country into a different direction.

Assessment (pre and/or post)

Informal questioning from the teacher to see if the students are retaining the information.

Wednesday

 

Focus of Lesson

 (Student-Friendly Objective)

Students will continue to explore the Progressive Era and discover the solutions that activists and politicians will make to the major issues that plagued the country during the Gilded Age.

Eagle Challenge

(3-5 minutes)

The students will work on their timeline while the teacher checks the Progressive essay for competition.    

Learning Tasks/Activities

  • Teacher  will be out with sub

Mini Lesson #1: Students will work on their Progressive terms & timeline (due on Friday)

 

Text/Materials

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

Closure

Teacher will remind the students of their Progressive Era terms and timeline are due on Friday.

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 Progressive 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 Progressive 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 Progressive Era.

Group Composition (If used)

Peer tutoring (Woodrow Wilson video)- students may work together to see if they would have accomplished the same as the president or if they would have taken the country into a different direction.

Assessment (pre and/or post

Informal questioning from the teacher to see if the students are retaining the information.  Formal Assessment of Friday.

Thursday

 

Focus of Lesson

 (Student-Friendly Objective)

Students will continue to explore the Progressive Era and discover the solutions that activists and politicians will make to the major issues that plagued the country during the Gilded Age.

Eagle Challenge

(3-5 minutes)

Students will work on their political cartoons & practice questions in the Progressive portfolio.  The teacher will check their timelines while this is happening.

Learning Tasks/Activities

  • Teacher will be out with a sub

Mini Lesson #1:  Students will work on their Progressive terms & timeline (due on Friday)

Text/Materials

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

Closure

Teacher will remind the students of their Progressive terms and timeline.

 

Remediation/Intervention 

Breaking into groups according to abilities.  The teacher will be able to mediate throughout the classroom to see how students are doing on their group and individual assignments.  The teacher will make sure that all directions are clear before the assignment begins.

Enrichment/Challenge for upper 25%

Students are encouraged to relate as many topics as possible, and possible extra credit could be awarded to the group/ individual who makes the most connections.

Group Composition (If Used)

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 that each president faced. Roosevelt, Taft, Wilson

Assessment (pre and/or post

Progressive Test on Friday

Friday

 

Focus of Lesson

 (Student-Friendly Objective)

Progressive Test & Students will be introduced the Imperialism Era

Eagle Challenge

(3-5 minutes)

Students will have 5 minutes to review their notes and turn in their Progressive review words for extra credit and their Progressive Portfolio.

Learning Tasks/Activities

Mini Lesson #1: The students will watch a video clip from William Howard Taft & Woodrow Wilson, and they will analyze the presidential decisions that the men made and decide if they would have taken the country into a different direction.

Mini Lesson #2: While the teacher is checking for completion of their important terms, people, and events of the Progressive Era, the students will be working in partners to discuss President Taft & Wilson's accomplishments.  They will also be able to collectively work on their Progessive Portfolios.

Mini Lesson #3: Student will have 15 minutes at the end of class to research and write their essays

Mini Lesson #4: The teacher will lead a discussion on the how the issues of the Progressive Erawere addressed/fixed during the Progressive Era.  The following topics will be explored: Woodrow Wilson, Federal Reserve Act, 16th, 17th, & 18th Amendment, and Clayton Anti-trust Act.

Mini Lesson #5: The students will watch a video clip from Woodrow Wilson's presidency, and they will analyze the presidential decisions that he made and decide if they would have taken the country into a different direction.

 

Text/Materials

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

Closure

Students will be reminded that their Imperialism terms will be due on Tuesday.

Remediation/Intervention 

Students who need extra time on their test given extra time during break

Enrichment/Challenge for upper 25%

Students who choose to answer all essay questions will be considered for extra points on their test.

Group Composition (If Used)

 

Assessment (pre and/or post)

Progressive Test on Wednesday