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U.S History I Review for History Il

Life Skills:

  • Thinking & Reasoning
  • Communication
  • Social & Civic Responsibility

Time Frame:
3 class periods that run 90 minutes each.

Group Size:
Small Groups


 

Summary:

    Enduring Understanding:
  • The student will be able to recall and relate information relative to pre-Reconstruction America.
    Essential Question:
  • Who were the most important contributors in early American history?
  • What contributions were made during this time period?
  • How has early American history affected present day America?

Materials:

  • Textbook
  • internet
  • encyclopedia
  • paper and pencil

    Background For Teachers:

  • General information on pre-Reconstruction America
  • How to write a newspaper article

    Student Prior Knowledge:
    U.S. History I

    Intended Learning Outcomes:

  • The student will be able to recall and relate information relative to pre-Reconstruction America.
  • The student will show who were the most important contributors in early American history.
  • The students will explain what contributions were made during this time period.
  • The students will relate how early American history has affected present day America.

    Instructional Procedures:
    Students should be given the grading criteria ahead of time.(See Assessment)

  • Teacher will give a brief review of pre-Reconstruction history.
  • Students will be put into groups of 2-5.
  • Teacher will demonstrate how to write a newspaper article.
  • Teacher will have each group pick a time period or event from pre-Reconstruction America,
  • Students will use whatever research tools are available to search for information on the people, the events, the culture, the economy, and the government of that time period.
  • The students will work together to put together a newspaper that reflects the above aspects of that time period. They may have editorials, fashion, music, food, sports, news, biographies or any other sections they wish to show.
  • Each group will present their newspaper to the class and then each group will read the other groups papers.

    Extensions:

    Web Sites

    Assessment Plan:
    The students will present their newspaper to the class

  • The newspapers will then be placed around the room for all class members to read.
  • Class members will take notes on each of the papers and then turn in their notes: preparation points only.
  • Assessment will be done by rubric.

    Web Sites

    Author:
    JILL BARRACLOUGH
    JENNIFER KING
    Carolee Cluny

    Created Date :
    Aug 06 2002 16:11 PM

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