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Cheryl Dominguez helped to crystallize the Essential Question #2 Graphic Organizer idea.
Main Curriculum Tie:
Background For Teachers:
Teachers can change out any texts listed in the Bibliography Section for texts containing similar information that are already in the class or school library.
Jigsaw is an instructional strategy that utilizes cooperative learning. This website explains the strategy: www.jigsaw.org/overview.htm
Intended Learning Outcomes:
Social Studies Objectives: By the end of the unit:
1. Start reading Number the Stars by Lois Lowry as a class read-aloud
Building Justification Criteria:
Before War-Common Causes:
During War-Building Knowledge:
(Could use Jigsaw as an instructional strategy during this section especially in the Biography and Historical Fiction Sections to save time and to differentiate instruction-see Background Knowledge Section and Strategies for Diverse Learners Section for an explanation of this strategy)
Point of View:
After War-Building Knowledge:
Writing the Body Paragraphs
Writing the Introduction Paragraph
Writing the Conclusion Paragraph
Revising and Editing Essay
Creating a Works Cited Page
Strategies For Diverse Learners:
Longer/more complex texts and shorter/less complex texts are labeled in the Historical Fiction and Biography sections of Days Eight-Fifteen. Teachers could utilize the Jigsaw instructional strategy explained in the Background for Teachers Section to help differentiate for diverse classroom learners.
Books #1-#4 are used for their pictures of WWI and WWII. Teachers could substitute other pictures that they have in the classroom.
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