February 10-14

Focus of Lesson

 (Student-Friendly Objective)

  • Introduction of Imperialism
  • Definition and Causes of
  • Purchase of Alaska
  • Annexation of Hawaii
  • Causes & Effects of the Spanish-American War
  • Introduce the causes of imperialsim
  • Go over the US’s reasons and opposition to imperialsim
  • Causes & Effects of the Spanish-American War

 

Eagle Challenge

(3-5 minutes)

     Students will work on their Imperialism Terms (due Tuesday)

Learning Tasks/Activities

      Mini Lesson #1: Teacher will introduce the following topics: What is imperialism?  Why was the US behind the rest of the world with imperialism?  Why would some Americans be against imperialism?  What were the causes & effect behind the Spanish-American War?

Mini Lesson #2: Video: TR: American Lion summary of “Rough Riders in Spanish-American War”

Mini Lesson #3: Students will work on their Imperialism terms due Tuesday

Text/Materials

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

Closure 

Teacher will remind the students of their Imperialism terms are due Tuesday.  Spanish-American War essay due Wednesday, Timeline & WWI essay due Thursday, Portfolio due Friday.

Remediation/Intervention 

Students will be asked to not only define the important terms, people, and events of the Imperialism Era, but they will also be asked explain why the terms, people, and events were important and how it impacted history and the Imperialism Era.  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 Imperialism Era, but they will also be asked explain why the terms, people, and events were important and how it impacted history and the Imperialsim Era.  (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 and working together will be encouraged as their define and find the importance of their terms, people, and events during the Imperialism Era. Students are encouraged to work together on their Imperialism Portfolio.  Students may analyze and debate each Imperial presidents impact.  Discussion is always encouraged.

Assessment (pre and/or post)

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

Tuesday

 

Focus of Lesson

 (Student-Friendly Objective)

  • Review causes and effects of Spanish-American War
  • McKinley’s Imperialism & TR’s Imperialism
  • Taft’s Dollar Diplomacy
  • Intro into WWI
  • Review causes and effects of Spanish-American War
  • McKinley’s Imperialism & TR’s Imperialism
  • Taft’s Dollar Diplomacy
  • Intro into WWI

Eagle Challenge

(3-5 minutes)

Teacher will check their Imperialism terms while the students continue to work on their Imperialism Portfolio

Learning Tasks/Activities

Mini Lesson #1: Teacher will introduce the following topics:   Compare President Roosevelt’s with President Taft’s views on imperialism, Great White Fleet, Roosevelt Corollary, Dollar Diplomacy, Big Stick Diplomacy, etc

Mini Lesson #2: President Video: McKinley & TR. Students will analyze these imperialist presidents and decide whether or not they would have accomplished the same things or if they would have taken the country in a different direction.

Mini Lesson #3: Students will work on their Spanish-American War essay

Text Materials

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

Closure

Teacher will remind the students of their Imperialism terms are due Tuesday.  Spanish-American War essay due Wednesday, Timeline & WWI essay due Thursday, Portfolio due Friday.

Remediation/Intervention 

All students are expected to write an essay on the Imperialism 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 Imperialism 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 Imperialism 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 Imperialism 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)

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 Imperialism Era

Assessment (pre and/or post)

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

Wednesday

 

Focus of Lesson

 (Student-Friendly Objective)

  • Woodrow Wilson’s isolationism to intervention policy
  • Introduction into WWI
  • WWI Causes
  • WWI American causes for entering
  •  Woodrow Wilson’s isolationism to intervention policy
  • Introduction into WWI
  • WWI Causes
  • WWI American causes for entering & WWI Technology

Eagle Challenge

(3-5 minutes)

Student will work on their Imperialism timeline while the teacher checks their Spanish-American War essay.

Learning Tasks/Activities

Mini Lesson #1: Teacher will introduce the following topics:   WWI causes, WWI American causes for entering the war, trench warfare, & WWI technology (tanks, airplanes, submarines, & mustard gas)

Mini Lesson #2: President Video: Taft & Wilson. Students will analyze these imperialist presidents and decide whether or not they would have accomplished the same things or if they would have taken the country in a different direction.

Mini Lesson #3: Students will work on their Imperialism timeline & WWI essay

Text/Materials

United States History 1877-Present, The Presidents (video), Imperialism Era Portfolio& 1920S Portfolio

Closure

Teacher will remind the students of their Imperialism terms are due Tuesday.  Spanish-American War essay due Wednesday, Timeline & WWI essay due Thursday, Portfolio due 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 Imperialism 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 Imperialism 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 Imperialism 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 Imperialism Era

Assessment (pre and/or post

 

Thursday

 

Focus of Lesson

 (Student-Friendly Objective)

  • Bolshevik Revolution & The Red Scare
  • WWI ends- 11-11-1918
  • Spanish Influenza & the impact
  • 14 Points and The League of Nations
  • Great Migration
  • Review
  • Bolshevik Revolution & The Red Scare
  • WWI ends- 11-11-1918
  • Spanish Influenza & the impact
  • 14 Points and The League of Nations
  • Great Migration
  • Review

Eagle Challenge

(3-5 minutes)

Students will work on their WWI essay (due at the end of class)

Learning Tasks/Activities

Mini Lesson #1: The teacher will introduce the following topics: What effect did the Bolshevik Revolution have on the United States?  What was the Great Migration, and what was the result?  What economic effects will the US and the rest of the world face after WWI? What impact did the Spanish-Influenza have on the US and the world?

Mini Lesson #2: 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 Imperialism Era.

Mini Lesson #3: 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 Imperialism  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 #4: The teacher will go over any remaining test items needed.

 

Text/Materials

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

Closure

Teacher will remind the students of their Imperialism terms are due Tuesday.  Spanish-American War essay due Wednesday, Timeline & WWI essay due Thursday, Portfolio due 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 Imperialism 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 Imperialism 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 Imperialism Era.

Group Composition (If Used)

Review game and group activity-Students will compete against other groups to see who can make the most connections to the Spanish-American War, WWI, Imperialism, Gilded Age, and Progressive Era.

Assessment (pre and/or post

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

Friday

 

Focus of Lesson

 (Student-Friendly Objective)

  • Imperialism Test
  • Imperialism Portfolio due
  • 1920s Portfolio
  • Imperialism Test
  • Imperialism Portfolio due
  • 1920s & Great Depression Portfolio

Eagle Challenge

(3-5 minutes)

Students will study for their Imperialism Test

Learning Tasks/Activities

Mini Lesson #1: Students will take their Imperialism Test

Mini Lesson #2: Students will turn in their Imperialism Portfolio.

Mini Lesson #2: Students will work on their 1920s terms after the test

 

Text/Materials

United States History 1877-Present, The Presidents (video), Imperialism Portfolio, 1920s & Great Depression Portfolio

Closure

Teacher will remind the students that their 1920s terms will be 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 1920s 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 1920 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 1920s 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)

Imperialism Test

IEP Accommodation (if applicable)

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Resources/Materials

United States History 1877-Present, The Presidents (video), Imperialism Portfolio,  1920s & Great Depression Era Portfolio