September 2-5

Focus of Lesson

 (Student-Friendly Objective)

Find out how the Western region of the United States was settled.

Examine Western settlement and suggest the impact of the Transcontinental Railroad.

Eagle Challenge

(3-5 minutes)

What methods did the U.S. government use to control Native Americans?

Learning task/Activities

 

 

Mini-Lesson 1

 

TSW view a short presentation (West Transformed).  TSW complete notes and answer questions. 

 

Mini-Lesson 2

 

TSW view “America: The Story of Us – Heartland.”  TSW answer questions about the impact of Westward expansion. 

Remediation

Graphic organizer (bubble map)

-TSW review a bubble map and answer questions

      Assessment

Formative (informal – questions)

Enrichment

TSW select an activity from a choice board

Cross Curricular

 

Closure

Exit Slip

-Economic Concepts

Wednesday

 

Focus of Lesson

 (Student-Friendly Objective)

TSW examine business practices of entrepreneurs (5B, 6A, 6B)

 

Eagle Challenge

(3-5 minutes)

What is an entrepreneur?

Learning Tasks/Activities

 

 

Mini-Lesson 1 (Research)

 

TSW spend time researching an entrepreneur/billionaire from an approved list.  TSW select various business practices employed by the entrepreneur/billionaire.

 

Mini-Lesson 2 (Project Completion)

 

TSW suggest business practices taken by entrepreneurs/billionaires.   

Remediation

TTW monitor student work and provide assistance.

Assessment

Project

Enrichment

Higher-Level Questions

Resources

Computer Lab

Cross Curricular

 

Closure

What are the characteristics of an entrepreneur?

Thursday

 

Focus of Lesson

 (Student-Friendly Objective)

 

 

Evaluate statements about the Post-Reconstruction South and the transformation of the West.

Find out how the Great Plains were impacted during the Gilded Age.

Determine the central idea of a secondary source.

Eagle Challenge

(3-5 minutes)

Think about the themes mentioned during lecture.  Give an example of each theme.

Learning Tasks/Activities

Mini-Lesson 1 (Evaluating Statements)

 

TSW evaluate various statements about the Post-Reconstruction South and the transformation of the West.  TSW decide if the statements are true or false.  TSW support their evaluation of each statement with facts.

 

Mini-Lesson 2

 

TSW view “The Presidents: Hayes, Garfield.”  TSW complete portfolio assignment (Hayes, Garfield)

 

Mini-Lesson 3 (Lecture)

 

TSW view a short presentation (Great Plains).  TSW complete notes and answer questions.

 

Mini-Lesson 4 (vocabulary)

 

TTW display terms (agricultural, surplus, subsidy, inflation, deflation, grange) on the SMART Board.  TSW take time to guess a word meaning (view sentences, pics).  TSW write word meaning on mini-whiteboard.  TTW display the correct term on the SMART Board.  TSW copy definition.

 

Mini-Lesson 5 (Crash Course)

 

TSW view a short video clip (8:40 – Crash Course: Gilded Age) – Move to Friday if needed.

 

 

 

Remediation

*Mini-Lesson 1 – Only true/false

Assessment

Formative (evaluating statements, questions – lecture)

Enrichment

Choice Board* - higher-level answers expected – Mini-Lesson 1

Cross Curricular

 

Closure

Exit Slip

-Short Summary – Great Plains

Friday

 

Focus of Lesson

 (Student-Friendly Objective)

Understand the gold standard and the value of money (1C)

Examine the Populist party

Suggest the views of the Populist party

Eagle Challenge

(3-5 minutes)

 Have you ever heard the term economics?  What do you think that word means?

Learning Tasks/Activities – might show Crash Course video

Mini-Lesson 1 (Discussion)

 

TTW lead a discussion, introducing today’s value of money regarding FIAT currency.  TTW then compare FIAT currency to the Gold Standard of 1870.  TSW answer questions and participate in the discussion.

 

Mini-Lesson 2

 

TSW read a passage about the Populist party (pg. 200-203).  TSW record observations about the Populist party.

 

Mini-Lesson 3

 

TSW view a short presentation (Populist Party).  TSW complete notes and answer questions.

 

Mini-Lesson 4

 

TSW review observations from lesson 1 and notes from lesson 2.  TSW suggest the views of the Populist party

Remediation

Graphic Organizer – bubble map *mini-lesson 1,4

Assessment

Formative Assessment (Quiz)

Enrichment

Create a Poster (Omaha Platform) *mini-lesson 1,4