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Jamie Pietrzak EDS 6420 Unit Plan Class: Social Studies Unit: American Revolution Semester 2 Quarter 3 Date(s)

2/17/14 3/28/14

Theme, Goals, Standards, Essential Questions and Concepts Targeted for the Quarter
Theme/Topic The American Revolution is a very important event in history as it led to the creation of the United States as an independent country. It also started the foundation of a democratic society that promoted election of leaders. Goals/Objectives Students will acquire a basic understanding and appreciation of American traditions and values based on knowledge of historical events. Students will recognize that equal rights are a source for conflict and that there are 2 options for conflict resolution: peace or war. Students will recognize how a democratic form of society came to existence and how this affects rights they have today. Students will acquire a basic understanding of how the United States of America was formed. Big Idea A democratic society requires the active participation of its citizens. The rights that we have today as citizens are a direct result of historical events like the American Revolution. Standards Social Studies History (A New Nation): The outcome of the American Revolution was national independence and new political, social and economic relationships for the American people. Geography (Human Systems): The movement of people, products and ideas resulted in new patterns of settlement and land use that influenced the political and economic development of the United States. Government (Civic Participation and Skills): Participation in social and civic groups can lead to the attainment of individual and public goals. Government (Roles and Systems of Government): The U.S. Constitution established a federal system of government, a representative democracy and a framework with separation of powers and checks and balances. Concepts/Vocabulary Colonization American Revolution Democracy War George Washington Paul Revere

Essential Questions Was the United States always a country? Why do we want freedom? What events led up to the freedoms we have today? What is a democracy? What are the 13 colonies?

Demonstration of Understanding
Formative Assessments Short Cycle Assessment (chapter questions) Teacher observation Cross-Curricular Assignments (Graphing, Life Applications, Writing) Summative Assessments Portfolios Unit Test Quiz Review

Strategies & Skills used to Explicitly Teach the Skills and Concepts
Strategies/Methods Modeling Read aloud, discussions, visual prompts and movement Narrative Texts Figurative Language pics Comprehension Qs Task/Activities Group work Unique Chapter Reading and Discussion Independent WorkUnique Chapter Comprehension Qs Timeline Art Review & Drawings Teacher-led Literature Readings & Graphic Organizers Review Game Schedule Breakdown (Patriots Football) Constructs Attention Processing/Production Language-Receptive sentence and discourse level Expressive-Q/A Ordering systems: using visual prompts

Resources for the Unit


Literature o Who Was Paul Revere? By Robert Edwards o What Was the Boston Tea Party? By Kathleen Krull Media/Techonology SmartBoard Computers Big Mac Videos & slideshows from Internet Brain Pop Drama/Art/Music o Midnight Riders songs by Michael Dahl o The Battle of Bunker Hill painting by John Trumbull Websites Art: http://www.nohum.k12.c a.us/tah/TAH5Topics/Art %20of%20the%20Ameri can%20Revolution.pdf Videos: http://mrnussbaum.com/ amrevolution/videos/ Life/Social Skills Hidden Curriculum
Mixed Ability Grouping Theme Cooking as part of Speech services Corrective peer feedback

Manipulatives o Graphic Organizers o Chapter Worksheets o Narrative Texts o Timeline Materials o Chart for Patriots Schedule OAA Test Taking Strategies Multiple Choice Questions Read Aloud Modified Tests with Fewer Questions Leveled assessments (4)

Quotes: Dont fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here. John Parker

Evaluation/Reflection: Student progress is assessed at the end of every chapter as students complete both formal and informal assessments related to learned information. At the end of the unit, students use those completed chapter worksheets to complete a quiz review, are given corrective feedback, and study this accurate information for the end of the unit test.

Timeline
DATE February 17 - 21 Tasks/Assignments What is democracy? 13 Original Colonies Great Britain Paul Revere George Washingtons Army Boston Massacre Boston tea Party The Stamp Act Declaration of Independence American Flag United States

February 24 - 28 March 3-7 March 10 - 14 March 24 - 28