Q1W2: September 7-11

TeacherAndrew Wilson
Subject AreaUS History
Grade Level8
Week #2
Unit of InstructionAge of Discovery
Standard(s) Taught

SS.8.A.1.5
Identify, within both primary and secondary sources, the author, audience, format, and purpose of significant historical documents.

SS.8.A.1.4
Differentiate fact from opinion, utilize appropriate historical research and fiction/nonfiction support materials.

SS.8.A.1.1
Provide supporting details for an answer from text, interview for oral history, check validity of information from research/text, and identify strong vs. weak arguments.

SS.8.A.2.5 Discuss the impact of colonial settlement on Native American populations.
 
SS.8.A.2.1 Compare the relationships among the British, French, Spanish, and Dutch in their struggle for colonization of North America.

SS.8.E.3.1 Evaluate domestic and international interdependence.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  • Students can be able to differentiate primary and secondary sources
  • Students can use documents to solve a mystery
  • Students can identify the three reasons for exploration
  • Students can create a skit that shows the three reasons for exploration
Classroom Activities

Monday/Tuesday: 

Bellringer

Primary and Secondary Sources – Chart and discuss what they are, how to use them and the advantages/disadvantages of both. Whole brain teaching for vocab included. 

Lunchroom Fight – Students work as a group to evaluate and categorize different documents. They then use those documents to analyze what they think happened. 

INNOVATIVE INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Make flash cards of each of the Vocabulary Words including the word, the definition, a sentence and a picture.
  •  Vocab:
    • Primary Source – a source from someone who was at the event being studied
    • Secondary Source- a source created after the event by someone who was not there
       
  • Take notes on Primary v Secondary Sources – either use the attached format or your own – Primary v Secondary
  • Read the different documents in the Lunch Room Fight. Sort them into Primary and Secondary sources and then figure out what happened. You may also further sort them into reliable and unreliable was well. 
  • Resources for Lunch Room Fight: Lunch Room Fight Worksheet Lunch Room Fight Sources
  • Please upload your completed Worksheet (or a document with the questions answered) to Focus

Wednesday: 

Bellringer

KWL Chart for the Age of Discovery

Atlantic Map

Vocabulary Cards and WBT for Age of Discovery 

INNOVATIVE: 

Make vocab cards that include the word, definition, a sentence and picture. 

    • Conquistador – Spanish Explorer

    • Columbian Exchange –the exchange of people, plants, animals, ideas and diseases between the old and new world

    • Immunity – resistance to disease

Print and complete the Atlantic Map, label and color with a key. Keep in your binder. Atlantic Ocean Map

Thursday/Friday: 

Bellringer

Review Vocabulary

Reasons for Exploration Documents – Students work together to observe, infer from and make questions about sources on exploration. They then identify the theme of their sources. 

Notes on the Reasons for Exploration

Reasons for Exploration Skit – 

Exploration Skit

Skit will be continued on Monday/Tuesday. 

INNOVATIVE:

Pick one of the following sets of documents: Glory God Gold

Use this worksheet to analyze the documents: GGGWS

Notes in class – Relevant slides for the day 16-19

Exploration Commercial

You have been hired as a team by a major TV network to promote their mini-series “Explorers!” about those who first explored the Americas in the 1500’s. As part of the promotion, you are to make a commercial covering the reasons for exploration. The specifications they have given you are:

  • Should cover all of the reasons why Europeans explored the Americas in as much detail as possible(6 points total)
  • Should be exciting/creative/interesting (no points, but try)
  • Should promote the new show, “Explorers!” (4 points)

You may either write the script (or even perform via recording) a skit OR a poster that includes the needed information and promotes the new show.

DUE NEXT TUESDAY

 

 

 

Assignments Due

Lunchroom Fight WS

 

Additional Resources

Vocabulary for the week

´Primary Source – a source from someone who was at the event being studied

´Secondary Source- a source created after the event by someone who was not there

5 Ws- Who created it? Why was it created? When was it created? Where was it created? What is it about?

´Conquistador – Spanish Explorer

´Columbian Exchange –the exchange of people, plants, animals, ideas and diseases between the old and new world

´Immunity – resistance to disease