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LESSON PLANS

Mr. Berger
Week of 9.22.2014-9.26.2014
Week 4 Continue Unit 1 How Did We Get Here?
Day Mon. 9-22 Tues. 9-23/Wed. 9-24
I can analyze primary and secondary sources to explain
what life was like in:
- Africa
before European exploration
I can learn how to create evidence in Mr. Bergers
class (Powerpoint/Poster).

NOTE: Performance Series Testing for 4
th
Hour
(10:30-12:30 PM Wed. 9-24)

1. Do Now Detroit history tour review/African
History/discussion re: Detroit history tour
2. Cornell notes re: Ed Helper reading re: African
history or pages 50-54 of American Nation textbook
3. African history documentary and Cornell notes
4. Teach how to create evidence Powerpoint/poster
5. Students work on evidence/group discussion on
Learning Target 1
Thurs. 9-25/Fri. 9-26
I can analyze primary and secondary sources to explain WHY
Europeans began colonizing the Americas (God, Gold, Glory).

NOTE: Performance Series testing for 5
th
hour (12:30-2:30 Fri.)

1. Do Now What do you know about Christopher Columbus?
2. Columbus Brainpop and questions
3. Columbus primary source analysis small groups
(Homeroom: To Be Like Columbus Ed Helper reading)
4. Columbus Day video and class discussion -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcxynCMN4Yk - protests;
Reconsider Columbus Day -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=il5hwpdJMcg
Discussion should we celebrate Columbus Day as a society?
Should we view Columbus as a hero? As a villain? Is it more
complicated than that?
5. God/Gold/Glory reading (time permitting)
6. Students work on evidence







Learning
Target (s)
I can analyze
primary and
secondary
sources to
explain what life
was like in:
- Africa
before European
exploration

NOTE: Due to the
field trip, only
some students
will have Social
Studies class on
Mon. 9.22
Learning
Activities
1. Do Now List
everything you
know about
Africa
2. Students work
in groups on
Primary Source
analysis of early
African history
(in African
American
History: A
Journey of
Liberation
textbook pp. A1-
A8)
3. African History
Cornell notes
start (pp. 50-54
of American
Nation textbook)
4.
Whole group
discussion re:
Detroit history
tour

Instructional
Materials
Needed

Use of EAA
technology
N/A

Homework: complete Evidence (Powerpoint or
Poster) for LT 1 by Friday 9.26.2014
HW Homework: 1
page reflection
on what you
learned from the
Detroit history
tour


State Standards covered this week (Unit 1 is a review of United States history taught in 5
th
grade, but taught at a higher level of analysis and
difficulty; in Unit 2 we will begin fully exploring the eighth grade curriculum):
Review:
5-U1.1 American Indian Life in the Americas
5-U1.2 European Exploration
5- U1.3 African Life Before the 16
th
Century
Common Core Standards for Literacy in History standards covered this week:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.1
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.2
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.