Objectives

(Day 8 & Day 9 for writing exercise)

Writing Workshop & Pre write DBQ

SWBAT use primary and secondary source document from the previous day's lesson to pre-write a 1-page word response to the essential quesions:

  1. How did the conflict over building the Capitol and the conflict over slavery interact?
  2. How did major historical events leading up to Civil War and the conflict influence the building/construction of the Capitol?

Standards

Link to Common Core Standards for History/Social Studies (Grades 6-8)

  • RH.6-8.1.
  • RH.6-8.2.
  • RH.6-8.4.
  • RH.6-8.5.
  • RH.6-8.6.
  • RH.6-8.7.
  • RH.6-8.8.
  • RH.6-8.9.

Link to Common Core Standards for Writing (Grades 6-8)

  • WHST.6-8.1.
  • WHST.6-8.2.
  • WHST.6-8.4.
  • WHST.6-8.5.
  • WHST.6-8.7.
  • WHST.6-8.8.
  • WHST.6-8.9.

Resources

Resources for Writing Workshop and Warm Up Activity are provided below:

Five Paragraph Essay graphic organizer



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Key to Documents



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Warm Up

Part I: Give each group 6 mini poster sized sheets of paper.  Label two with each of teh following headings: "Slavery, Territorial Expansion, US Capitol".  Taks students to arrange the sheets in chronological order and to place the document titles on the appropriate poster.

Part II: Working in their mixed ability cooperative learning groups, students will cooperatively write a thesis to the essential question using the RACE* model.  This exercise is designed to get students to think about their writing task. 

*R=restate the question; A=answer the question; C=cite evidence; E=give examples

Sorting Activity



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New Material

No new material is introduced in this lesson.  Students may spend additional time analyzing or grouping documents.  Given student responses to the Warm Up Activity, teacher may spend some time working on the chronology of events and helping students draw connections between the big ideas. 

Practice

Students will practice

  • primary and secondary source document analysis
  • chronology
  • historical writing (5 paragraph essay)

Assessment

Using the primary and secondary source document analysis techniques practiced throughout the unit, students will publish a 1-page word processed response to the essential quesions:
  1. How did the conflict over building the Capitol and the conflict over slavery interact?
  2. How did major historical events leading up to Civil War and the conflict influence the building/construction of the Capitol?

Closure and Reflection

[The closure of a lesson should directly tie the new material, student practice, instructional objectives, and assessment together. It should also connect this lesson to the previous lesson and link to the next lesson(s). In this is space you can also include your notes about how the lesson went. You should indicate what worked well, what was problematic, ideas for modifying the lesson for future use, and how this particular lesson ties in with others in the same curricular unit.]