Q1W2 August 2017

This is a great video to watch showing the differences between primary and secondary sources. Check it out 🙂 

TeacherKristen Smith
Subject AreaAdvanced U.S. History/Career Planning
Grade Level8th
Week #August 21-25 2017
Unit of InstructionExploring Social Studies
Standard(s) Taught

SS.8.A.1.1 Provide supporting details for an answer from text.

SS.8.A.1.2 Analyze charts, graphs, maps etc. 

SS.8.A.1.3 Analyze current events relevant to American history.

SS.8.A.1.4 Differentiate fact from opinion.

SS.8.A.1.5 Identify both primary and secondary sources

SS.8.A.1.7 View historic events through the eyes of those who were there as shown in art, writing, music and artifacts. 

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Student Goals:

1)To identify strong vs. weak arguments

2)Determine cause and effect

3)Analyze political cartoons

4)Differentiate between fact from opinion

5)Identify Primary and Secondary sources

6) View historic events through the eyes of those who were there as shown in art, writing, music and artifacts. 

Classroom Activities

Blended Learning rotation stations. Students will work in groups to complete each station and the assignment for that specific station. There are a total of 9 stations and they cover a variety of topics including historic art work, current events- political cartoons, music from a specific era, and small group with Mrs. Smith. We will discuss topics like cause and effect, how/why historians infer, and what primary and secondary sources are.  

Assignments Due

Blended Learning station work. 

Each station will cover items including writing, art, current events, small group etc. students will have a specific task to accomplish in each station. Each student is responsible for their work and must turn it in all together to receive full credit (stapled like a packet of information). 

Additional Resources

ALL IEP and ESOL accommodations will be provided daily.

When a student is absent, it is their responsibility to check the absent files in class and copy notes from a peer.  Students will have the number of days absent to complete missing work.  If you need any assignments emailed, please contact me at smithk@ivyhawnschool.org. 

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