Lesson Plans

For the Week of August 22 through 26th

Week of August 22-26, 2016          8th Grade U.S. History

 

Monday, 8-22

Objective (we will…)

1. understand how the first people arrived in the Americas.

2. cite the discovery that changed the lives of the early Native Americans.

Student Activities

1. copy daily Objectives/Assignment from whiteboard

2. discuss Question of the Day

3. read 1.1- Early Peoples, p. 16-19

4. copy PPT notes

5. complete graphic organizers on pages 16 and 19

6. answer Exit Question

Key terms

archaeology, artifact, Ice Age, nomad, migration, maize, carbon dating, culture

Homework

Complete key terms/graphs

 

Tuesday, 8-23

Objective (we will…)

1. determine why powerful empires arose in the Americas.

2. investigate how the people of each empire adapted to their environment.

Student Activities

1. copy daily Objectives/Assignment from whiteboard.

2. discuss essential Question

3. read 1.2- Cities and Empires, p. 22-26

4. complete graphic organizers on pages 22 and 26

5. answer Exit Question

Key terms

civilization, theocracy, hieroglyphic, terrace

Homework

Complete classroom work

 

Wednesday, 8-24

Objective
(I will…)

1. explore what early people lived in in North America.

2. examine how different Native Americans groups adapted to their environments

Student Activities

1.copy daily Objectives/Assignment from whiteboard

2. discuss essential question

3. read 1.3- North American peoples. P. 28-33

4. complete graphic organizers

5. answer essential question

Key terms

pueblo, drought, adobe, federation

Homework

Complete class work

 

Thursday, 8-25

Objective (We will  …)

Use the information learned on the first Americans and the cultures they influenced to prepare for quiz

Student Activities

1.copy daily Objectives/Assignment

2. discuss week’s essential questions

3. complete Ch. 1 Quiz review

5. answer Why is History Important?

Homework

Quiz review

 

Friday, 8-26

Objective
(We will be able to …)

Use the information learned on the first Americans and the cultures they influenced to complete quiz

Student Activities

1. copy Objectives/Assignments

2. partner up and review prior to quiz

3. complete quiz

4. exchange and grade quiz

5. if time permits, move on the Ch. 2 key terms


For the Week of September 6 through 9th

Week of September 5-9, 2016

 

Monday, 9-5

 

 

LABOR DAY

Social Studies
Grade 8

Tuesday, 9-6

 

Objective
(We will…)

1. evaluate the decline of the Aztec and Inca Empire in the Americas.

2. explore how Spain governed its empire in the Americas.

3. discuss Ch. 2 key terms

Student Activities

1. read 2.3- Spain in America, p. 51-55

2. answer 2.3 reading questions

3. key terms quiz activity

HOMEWORK

Review Ch. 2 key terms

Assess. /Evaluations

participation

 

Academic key terms

Section 1-classical, Renaissance, technology, astrolabe, caravel, pilgrimage, mosque

clasico, Renacimiento, tecnologia, astrolaio, carabela, peregrinacion, mezquita

Resource(s)

Student notes, Textbook: Glencoe American Republic to 1877;

 

Wednesday, 9-7

Early Dismissal

Objective
(We will…)

1. explain how the Protestant Reformation affected North America

2. evaluate why the activities of early traders encouraged exploration

3. discuss Ch. 2 key terms

Student Activities

1. read 2.4-Exploring North America, p. 58-62

2. answer 2.4 reading questions

3. key terms quiz activity

HOMEWORK

Section 2- line of demarcation, strait, circumnavigate

Linea de demarcacion, estrecho, circunnavegar

Section 3- conquistador, tribute, pueblo, mission,

conquistador, tribute, pueblo, mision

Assess. /Evaluations

Class participation

Resource(s)

Student notes, Textbook: Glencoe American Republic to 1877; Internet articles; laptop computer

Homework

none

 

Thursday, 9-8

Objective
(We will…)

1. gather information on European exploration

2. use key terms correctly in sentence-writing exercise

Student’s Activities

 

1.write key term sentences

2. copy PPT notes (if time permits)

Assess. /Evaluation

Student participation; section question grade

Academic key terms

 

Section 3- presidio, encomienda, plantation

Presidio, encomienda, plantacion

Section 4- mercantilism, Colombian Exchange, Northwest Passage, coureur de bois

mercantilismo, Intercambio Colombia, Paso del Noroeste, coureur de bois

Resources

Student notes, Textbook: Glencoe American Republic to 1877; Internet articles; laptop computer

Homework

Review key terms

 

Friday, 9-9

Objective
(We will…)

Use knowledge of key terms and their definitions that pertain to the era of European exploration to successfully complete quiz

Student Activities

1.copy daily objectives written on the board when they enter the classroom

2. review key terms for quiz

3. complete Ch. 2 Key Terms Quiz

4. exchange & grade quiz

Assess./Evaluations

Key Term Quiz grade

Academic Key terms

n/a

Resource(s)

Student notes, Textbook: Glencoe American Republic to 1877; Internet articles; laptop computer

Homework

N/A



FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-16

Grade 8 Social Studies
Week of September 12-16, 2016

 

Monday, 9-12

Objectives (we will..)

Use knowledge of information gathered on the era of European exploration to prepare for test.

 

Teacher Activities

1. review information learned from previous week

2. remind students of upcoming chapter test tomorrow

3. lead whole -class in reviewing test materials/ questions

4. have the students answer questions in Q & A session

5.walk around classroom, monitoring students to stay on task

Student Activities

1. review briefly prior to review activity gamed

2. participate in review game

Homework

Review Ch. 2 questions

Key Terms

n/a

Assess./ Evaluations

Participate grade

Resources

Students’ Ch. 2 notes & review

 

Tuesday, 9-13

Objective (We will…)

Use knowledge of information gathered on the era of European exploration to prepare for test

Teacher Activities

1. allow students time to review information learned to complete test.

2. hand out test to students, reminding them of test-taking etiquette

3. walk around classroom, monitoring students to stay on task

4. collect & exchange papers for grading

5. inform students that a survey will be taken for the most common missed questions for re-test Friday

6. have the students raise their hands as a survey of missed questions is scored

Student Activities

1. review briefly prior to review activity gamed

2. complete Ch. 2 Test

3. grade test papers

4. participate in test questions survey; re-test Friday

HOMEWORK

n/a

Assess. /Evaluations

Test grade, survey participation

Academic key terms

n/a

 

Wednesday, 9-7

Early Dismissal

Objective
(We will…)

1. identify the crop that saved the people of Jamestown.

2. explain how the colonists received political rights

3. examine a new strategy for vocabulary

 

Teacher’s Activities

1. review information learned from previous week

2. remind students of upcoming Ch. 2 Re-Test

3. lead whole -class reading

4. have the students answer questions from the section reading

5.walk around classroom, monitoring students to stay on task

6. model and review key terms with students

Student Activities

1. read 3.1- Early English Settlements, p. 70-73

2. copy & answer 3.1 reading questions

3. create 4-corner key term chart

HOMEWORK

Complete 3.1 Section questions

Key terms

charter, joint-stock company, burgesses

Assess. /Evaluations

Class participation

Resource(s)

Student notes, Textbook: Glencoe American Republic to 1877; Internet articles; laptop computer

Homework

none

 

Thursday, 9-8

Objective
(We will…)

1explain why the Pilgrims and Puritans came to America.

2. describe how Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New Hampshire colonies began.

Teacher’s Activities

 

1. review information learned from previous day

2. remind students of upcoming Ch. 2 Re-Test

3. lead whole -class reading

4. have the students answer questions from the section reading

5.walk around classroom, monitoring students to stay on task

6. model and explain the ESP chart to students (economics, social, & political)

Student’s Activities

 

1.read New England Colonies, p. 76-80

2. copy & answer 3.2 reading questions

3. ESP chart

Assess. /Evaluation

Student participation; section question grade

Academic key terms

n/a

Resources

Student notes, Textbook: Glencoe American Republic to 1877; laptop computer

Homework

Review key terms

Modifications/
Accommodations

Students with IEP's or struggling students will sit close to teacher, will be given repeated differentiated instructions, and will have extended time to complete assignments.

Inclusion teacher will help all students who need assistance.

General & inclusion teachers will collaborate to modify SPED students' assignment

ELL students will be given directions/notes in Spanish and will work with inclusion teacher/ peer for understanding of daily work.

 

Friday, 9-9

Objective  (We will…)

1.Use knowledge of information gathered on the era of European exploration to prepare for test.

2. model strategy for vocabulary

 

Teacher’s Activities

1. have students do short review of Ch. 2 re-test

2. hand out Ch. 2 RE-Test

3. walk around room, checking that students stay on task

4. collect & grade quiz upon student completion

5. model and review key terms 4-corner chart

Assess./Evaluations

Ch.2 Re-Test grade

Academic Key terms

Dissent, persecute, Puritan, Separatist, Pilgrim, Mayflower Compact, toleration

Resource(s)

Student notes, Textbook: Glencoe American Republic to 1877;

Homework

N/A


FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 19 THRU 23

Week of September 19-23, 2016

Social Studies
Grade 8

Monday, 9-19

 

Objective
(We will…)

Learn to use time wisely by starting and finishing our assignments

Learn how to use notes to ask good questions by using the 5 point guideline from the “Asking Good Questions” article

Teacher Activities

1. Give students Reading Question 3.3 assignment. (15 min)

2. Read Good Question article for students to follow along (class set) (10 min)

3. Instruct students to take last week’s notes out and using the method on page 4 in article to ask at least 5 questions regarding notes.

4. walk around class, monitoring that student stay on task and have good understanding

5. Collect student’s work and staple at the bottom for each class. Keep Assignments separate.

Student Activities

1. copy Objectives/Assignments

2. Start and complete Reading Question Assignment for 3.3

3. Follow Teacher along in reading “Asking Questions” article

4. Take last week’s notes out and begin on separate sheet of paper to start asking questions using method from the article. (page 4)

5. Students will turn in all assigned work at the end of class.

HOMEWORK

Review Notes online for 3.2

Assess. /Evaluations

Participation

Resource(s)

Student notes, Textbook: Glencoe American Republic to 1877;

 

Tuesday, 9-20

Objective
(We will…)

Use information learned from “Asking Question” article in order to create at least 5 essay questions

Using notes from online, explain why the Pilgrims and the Puritans came to America as well as

Describing how the Connecticut, Rhode Island, and the New Hampshire colonies began

 

Teacher’s Activities

1. Give Students Reading Questions 3.4 (15 min)

2. Lead students into continuing Monday’s assignment today in order to create 5 good essay questions—Questions focused on Intent and Framing.

3. walk around class, monitoring that student stay on task and understand

4. Collect student’s work at the end of class and staple at the bottom for each class.

Student Activities

1. Complete Reading Question 3.4

2. Frame and use intent to create 5 good essay questions—You must also provide your own rubric for answering your essay questions. How would another student get a good grade on your assignment?

3. Turn in your work at the end of class.

HOMEWORK

Review Notes online for 3.4

Assess. /Evaluations

Class participation

Resource(s)

Student notes, Textbook: Glencoe American Republic to 1877; Internet articles; laptop computer

Homework

none

 

Wednesday, 9-21

Objective
(We will…)

1. Define all Ch.3 Key Terms and,

2. use key terms correctly in sentence-writing exercise

3. If time permits, we will read 3.3

Teacher’s Activities

 

1. have students work in defining all Ch.3 Key Terms

2. have students write sentences in their own words for all key terms

3. have students turn in work assignment

4. begin whole-group reading

6. walk around classroom, monitoring students to stay on task

Student’s Activities

 

1.write key term definitions for Ch.3

2. Wright key term sentences

3. read 3.2 if time permits

Assess. /Evaluation

Student participation; section question grade

Academic key terms

 

Ch. 3: Colonial America Key Terms: Charter; joint-stock company; burgess; dissent; persecute; puritan; separatist; pilgrim; Mayflower Compact; toleration; patroon; proprietary colony; pacifist; indentured servant; constitution; debtor; tenant farmer; mission

Resources

Student notes, Textbook: Glencoe American Republic to 1877; Internet articles; laptop computer

Homework

Review key terms

 

Thursday, 9-22

Objective
(We will…)

Use what we have learned from the “Asking Questions” article to identify the different questions we have created on Monday and Tuesday

Using information we have gathered from reading our notes to Identify the crop that saved the people of Jamestown as well as…

Using information to explain how the colonists received political rights.

 

Teacher’s Activities

1. Pass out class assignments from Monday in order to lead the discussion on the different questions that were created. Focus on Well Framed Questions vs. Not Well Framed. What can we learn from the different questions we ask?

2. AP 3.4 Reading Quiz at the beginning of class (10 min)

3. walk around room, checking that students stay on task

4. Identify the type of information we are giving with our objectives, what are we learning from answering our objectives?

Student Activities

1.copy daily objectives written on the board when they enter the classroom

2. AP 3.4 Reading Quiz (no longer than 10 min)

3. Using Monday and Tuesday’s assignments look over different questions created and identify weaknesses in framing and organizing.

Resource(s)

Student notes, Textbook: Glencoe American Republic to 1877; Internet articles; laptop computer

Homework

Reading 3.3 and 3.4 Notes online

 

Friday 9-23

Objective
(We will be able to …)

Use the information gathered from Chapter 3 Sections 1-4 to Review for Chapter test

Teacher Activities

Lead Students in Game format of Chapter Review—Jeopardy

Form assigned groups for optimized class participation

Student Activities

Students are responsible for reviewing all notes online or from readings in order to participate in review.

Students will monitor their own behavior in order to get the best from the game—Healthy competition

Resource(s)

Student notes, Textbook: Glencoe American Republic to 1877; Internet articles; laptop computer

Assess. /Evaluations

Class Participation

Homework

Students will review notes over the weekend for Chapter test on Monday, September 26



WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 26TH THROUGH 30TH

Week of September 26-30, 2016

Social Studies
Grade 8

Monday, 9-26

 

Objective
(We will…)

Use information gathered in order to complete review and study for Chapter 3 Exam

Learn how to use information given in worksheet and use information given from textbook in order to complete the Map handout

Teacher Activities

1. Go through review questions with students; help students correct mistakes on review

2. Hand out Colonial Map worksheet to students and explain instructions for them to take home to complete.

3. Walk around class, monitoring that student stay on task and have good understanding

 

Student Activities

1. copy Objectives/Assignments

2. Go through review questions and correct information

3. Start on Colonial Map Worksheet—take home for homework

HOMEWORK

Complete Colonial Map worksheet

Assess. /Evaluations

Participation

Resource(s)

Student notes, Textbook: Glencoe American Republic to 1877;

Modifications/
Accommodations

Students with IEP's or struggling students will sit close to teacher, will be given repeated differentiated instructions, and will have extended time to complete assignments. Inclusion teacher will help all students who need assistance. Gen. & inclusion teachers will collaborate to modify SPED students' assignment

ELL students will be given directions/notes in Spanish and will work with inclusion teacher/ peer for understanding of daily work.

 

 

Tuesday, 9-27

NO SCHOOL

 

Wednesday, 9-28

Objective
(We will…)

Use information I already know in order to answer short answer questions

Use information that we have reviewed in class in order to complete the Chapter 3 exam

 

Teacher’s Activities

1. Handout Chapter 3 exam

2. Have students exchange papers and grade exam

3. Handout DBQ Test to students and walk students through each question

4. Allow students to make their own conclusion regarding the answer

4. Walk around class, monitoring that student stay on task and understand

5. Collect student’s work at the end of class and staple at the bottom for each class.

Student Activities

1. Complete Chapter 3 exam

2. Grade papers

3. Participate in Short Answer worksheet answers—cooperate with classmates on assignment—Participation Grade

3. Turn in your work at the end of class.

HOMEWORK

N/A

Assess. /Evaluations

Class participation

Resource(s)

Student notes, Textbook: Glencoe American Republic to 1877; Internet articles; laptop computer

Homework

none

Modifications/
Accommodations

Students with IEP's or struggling students will sit close to teacher, will be given repeated differentiated instructions, and will have extended time to complete assignments. Inclusion teacher will help all students who need assistance. Gen. & inclusion teachers will collaborate to modify SPED students' assignment

ELL students will be given directions/notes in Spanish and will work with inclusion teacher/ peer for understanding of daily work.

 

Thursday, 9-29

Objective
(We will…)

1. Use the information I have learned in order to complete worksheet.

2. Define the triangular trade and explain how it affected American society.

Teacher’s Activities

 

1. Handout DBQ test

2. Have students try to answer the questions on their own while monitoring their understanding.

3. Students will read 4.1

4. Monitor students to stay on task

Student’s Activities

 

1. Copy objectives on the board

2. Complete short answer worksheet

3. Read 4.1 if time permits

Assess. /Evaluation

Student participation; section question grade

Resources

Student notes, Textbook: Glencoe American Republic to 1877; Internet articles; laptop computer

Homework

N/A

Modifications/
Accommodations

Students with IEP's or struggling students will sit close to teacher, will be given repeated differentiated instructions, and will have extended time to complete assignments. Inclusion teacher will help all students who need assistance. Gen. & inclusion teachers will collaborate to modify SPED students' assignment

ELL students will be given directions/notes in Spanish and will work with inclusion teacher/ peer for understanding of daily work.

 

Friday, 9-30

Objective
(We will…)

1. Understand how the regions in the colonies differed from one another.

2. Understand how the use of enslaved workers increased in the colonies

 

Teacher’s Activities

1. Have students begin definition Key Terms

2. Walk around room, checking that students stay on task

Student Activities

1. Copy daily objectives written on the board when they enter the classroom

2. Define Key Terms

Resource(s)

Student notes, Textbook: Glencoe American Republic to 1877; Internet articles; laptop computer

Homework

AP Reading 4.2 and 4.3

Modifications/
Accommodations

Students with IEP's or struggling students will sit close to teacher, will be given repeated differentiated instructions, and will have extended time to complete assignments. Inclusion teacher will help all students who need assistance. Gen. & inclusion teachers will collaborate to modify SPED students' assignment

ELL students will be given directions/notes in Spanish and will work with inclusion teacher/ peer for understanding of daily work

 


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