August 10-14 2015

 

 

 

 

 

Monday

 

Focus of Lesson

 (Student-Friendly Objective)

Determine the meaning of the following terms: colony, revolution

(CC – Craft and Structure – 4)

Suggest the causes and effects of the American Revolution.

(U.S. History – 1D, 7B)

Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source.

(CC – Key Ideas and Details – 2)

Eagle Challenge

(3-5 minutes)

In your opinion, what are two basic rights that every human should have?

 

Why do you feel that these rights are so important?

Learning Tasks/Activities

 

 

 

Mini-Lesson 1 (Vocabulary)

 

TTW display a term on the SMART Board.  TSW view a sentence using the term as well as a visual representation of the term.  TSW attempt to guess a term meaning.  TTW display the correct term meaning on the SMART Board.

 

Mini-Lesson 2 (Video)

 

TSW watch part of a video (America: The Story of Us – Revolution).  TSW complete a viewing guide.

 

Mini-Lesson 3 (Lecture)

 

TSW view a short presentation (Causes of the American Revolution).  TSW complete notes and answer questions.

 

 

 

 

Assessment

Exit Slip (formative)

Resources

SMART Board, computer, projector, DVD (America: The Story of Us), notes handout, exit slip

Closure

TSW complete an exit slip.

-TSW complete a scale of understanding (1 – no understanding; 2 – some understanding; 3 – complete understanding)

-TSW explain level of understanding

 

 

Tuesday

 

Focus of Lesson

 (Student-Friendly Objective)

Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source.

(CC – Key Ideas and Details – 2)

Determine the meaning of ratification.

(CC – Craft and Structure – 4)

Suggest key concepts in the Declaration of Independence.

(U.S. History - 1B, 7D)

Eagle Challenge

(3-5 minutes)

What were the causes of the American Revolution?

What were the effects of the American Revolution?

Learning task/Activities

 

 

Mini-Lesson 1 (Video)

 

TSW finish viewing America: The Story of Us – Revolution.  TSW complete viewing guide.

 

Mini-Lesson 2 (Primary Source Activity)

 

TSW complete a pre-reading activity.  TSW answer questions to prep for analysis of “Declaration of Independence.”  TSW analyze the “Declaration of Independence.”  TSW suggest the key concepts behind the Declaration of Independence.

 

Mini-Lesson 3 (Vocabulary)

 

TTW display a term on the SMART Board.  TSW view a sentence using the term as well as a visual representation of the term.  TSW attempt to guess a term meaning.  TTW display the correct term meaning on the SMART Board.

 

 

 

      Assessment

Exit Slip (formative)

     Resources

SMART Board, computer, projector, DVD (America: The Story of Us), vocabulary handout, exit slip

 

 

Closure

TSW complete an exit slip.

-TSW complete a scale of understanding (1 – no understanding; 2 – some understanding; 3 – complete understanding)

-TSW explain level of understanding

Wednesday

 

Focus of Lesson

 (Student-Friendly Objective)

Determine the meaning of the following terms: “interstate commerce,” “federal,” and “state.”

(CC – Craft and Structure – 4)

Find out the characteristics of the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution of the United States.

(U.S. History - 1A, 4A, 4D).

Suggest the role compromise played in the creation of the Constitution and the struggle for its ratification.

(U.S. History - 1A, 4A, 4D)

Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source.

(CC – Key Ideas and Details – 2)

Eagle Challenge

(3-5 minutes)

Describe a perfect country.

Learning Tasks/Activities

 

 

Mini-Lesson 1 (Vocabulary)

 

TTW display a term on the SMART Board.  TSW view a sentence using the term as well as a visual representation of the term.  TSW attempt to guess a term meaning.  TTW display the correct term meaning on the SMART Board.

 

Mini-Lesson 2 (Lecture)

 

TSW view a short lecture (Articles of Confederation and the Constitution).  TSW complete notes and answer questions.

 

Mini-Lesson 3 (Henry vs. Hamilton)

 

TSW analyze two primary sources (Decision Point – pg. 18).  Patrick Henry Opposes/Alexander Hamilton Supports).  TSW answer questions about the central idea of the primary sources. 

 

 

Assessment

Exit Slip

 

 

Resources

SMART Board, computer, projector, vocabulary/notes handout, exit slip

 

 

Closure

TSW answer the following questions:

-What were the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation?

-Why was compromise needed?

Thursday

 

Focus of Lesson

 (Student-Friendly Objective)

 

 

Determine the central ideas of Articles 1, II and III of the Constitution.

(CC – Key Ideas and Details – 2)

Define the principles expressed in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

(U.S. History - 1A, 4A, 4D)

(Government – 2A, 2B, 2C, 5C)

Eagle Challenge

(3-5 minutes)

KWL Chart

(Constitution)

*TTW circulate around the room during KWL activity.  TTW monitor student responses and use as a pre-test.

Learning Tasks/Activities

Mini-Lesson 1 (Primary Source)

 

TSW analyze Articles I, II, and III of the Constitution.  TSW suggest the central ideas of each article.  TSW participate in a discussion while analyzing each article.

 

Mini-Lesson 2 (Lecture)

 

TSW view a short lecture (Constitutional Principles).  TSW complete notes and answer questions.

 

 

Assessment

KWL (pre-test), closing (formative)

Resources

SMART Board, computer, projector, vocabulary/notes handout, exit slip

 

 

Closure

TSW complete an exit slip.

-TSW complete a scale of understanding (1 – no understanding; 2 – some understanding; 3 – complete understanding)

-TSW explain level of understanding

Friday

 

Focus of Lesson

 (Student-Friendly Objective)

Examine the three branches of government.

(U.S. History - 1A, 4A, 4D).

Suggest out how the United States changed in the late 1700s and early 1800s.

(U.S. History - 1A)

(Economics – 1A, 3C)

(Government – 1A, 1B)

 

Eagle Challenge

(3-5 minutes)

TSW analyze a statement about the Constitution.

TSW determine if the statement is true or false. 

TSW justify answer.

Learning Tasks/Activities

Mini-Lesson 1 (Branches of Government)

 

TSW view a short presentation.  TSW complete notes and answer questions.

 

Mini-Lesson 2 (Secondary Source Activity)

 

TSW read short passages about “The War of 1812,” “Growing Differences Between North and South,” and “The Monroe Doctrine.”  TSW make suggestions about changes in the United States during the late 1700s.  TTW clarify any misconceptions about the reading passages.