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Subject: History

#4588. Early Republic

History, level: Middle
Posted Sun Apr 1 21:04:23 PDT 2012 by Gerald Moore (Gerald Moore).
Natrona County High School, Casper
Materials Required: textbook
Concepts Taught: Early Rpublic, westward expansion

Day 1- Intro to Early Republic Unit

Objectives:
1. The students will demonstrate knowledge that they already have by completing a pre-test.
2. Students then will gain some general information of the unit through lecture, note taking, and vocabulary assignment.

Materials needed:
1. Textbook
2. Early Republic pre-test
3. MAC
4. Journal/ binder/ notes

Activities:
1. Early Republic Pre-Test- 10 minutes
2. Students will swap papers and grade, then turn in
3. Intro to unit lecture- 20 minutes
a. Students will take notes and keep them in journal
4. Early Republic vocabulary assignment- Rest of period- students can work alone or with partners

Enrichment:
1. If students have time, they will be asked to begin reading about Washington D.C. in their texts

Assessments:
1. Students will be given a completion grade for test and note taking
2. Students will also receive a grade for daily participation


Day 2- The Creation of the Capital

Objectives:
1. Students will gain knowledge of Washington, D.C.
2. Students will be able to present knowledge to class.

Materials needed:
1. Textbook
2. D.C. PowerPoint
3. MAC- optional
4. D.C. Research Assignment
5. Journal/ binder/ notes

Activities:
1. Turn in corrections of pre-test
2. View D.C. PowerPoint and take notes- place notes in journal
3. Receive D.C. Research assignment- students can work in groups and decide how they would like to present their findings
4. Present findings to class

Assessments:
1. Students will be graded on D.C. assignment after presentation is given
2. Students will also receive a grade for daily participation

Day 3- Federalist v Anti-federalist

Objectives:
1. Students will demonstrate knowledge of previously learned material with a quiz.
2. Students will acquire knowledge of the early republic timeline
3. Student's will then look at the two main political parties during this time
4. They will then compare the Federalists and Anti- Federalists

Materials Needed:
1. Text
2. Timeline handout
3. Political Party Chart
4. "Which Side are You On?" Essay
5. Journal/ binder/ notes

Activates:
1. D.C. Quiz- pass and grade, then turn in
2. Early Republic timeline- Use book- grade and keep in journal- group or individual work
3. Federalist V. Anti-Federalist Chart- Use book- grade and keep in journal- students can decide how they want to do this assignment
4. Students will independently complete a short essay on what side they think they would belong- turn in

Enrichment:
1. If students finish early, they may begin reading text about Louisiana Purchase

Assessments:
1. Students will be assessed on knowledge of D.C.
2. The essay will be graded on content, creativity, and writing mechanics emphasized in language arts class
3. Students will also receive a grade for daily participation


Day 4- The Louisiana Purchase

Objectives:
1. Students will demonstrate knowledge of previously learned material
2. Students will gain knowledge of the Louisiana Purchase

Materials:
1. Text
2. Bell LA reading assignment and worksheet
3. MAC- optional
4. Journal/ binder/ notes

Activities:
1. Bell assignment over previous material
2. Louisiana Purchase PowerPoint and notes- keep in journal
3. Louisiana Purchase Reading and answer sheet- complete, swap and grade, keep in journal
4. Vocab quiz 1- students will take a quick quiz over some of the vocab words acquired earlier in the unit- swap, grade, turn in

Assessments:
1. A short quiz on previous material
2. Vocab quiz
3. Students will also receive a grade for daily participation


Day 5 and 6- Westward expansion
Objectives:
1. Students will get an overview of westward expansion
2. Students will understand the reason for westward expansion
3. Students will demonstrate knowledge by completing assignment on material
4. Students will create a picture map depicting what they think is important about this topic
5. Students will demonstrate knowledge by presenting their picture map to the class

Materials
1. Text
2. Packet and assignment
3. Poster board, markers, pencils
4. MAC- optional
5. Journal/ binder/ notes

Activities:
1. Students will begin by completing a short quiz on the LA Purchase
2. Students will swap papers, grade, and turn in
3. They will the view the PowerPoint on Westward Expansion and complete the notes
4. They will be given a packet of information and a worksheet to complete individually or in small groups- swap, grade, put in journal
5. They will then be given the picture map assignment, told to read the directions and then begin. The class will be separated into groups of 3 for this project
6. As soon as groups have finished, they will present their picture maps to the class.

Assessments:
1. Grade on quiz will be taken
2. Grade on presentation and project
3. Students will also receive a grade for daily participation

Enrichment:
1. With time left, students will be able to study vocabulary words in preparation for the test. Students will be able to decide how they want to study.

Day 7- War of 1812

Objectives:
1. Students will gain basic knowledge of the War of 1812
2. Students will be able to demonstrate acquisition of vocabulary words

Materials:
1. Text book
2. War of 1812 PowerPoint
3. War of 1812 Video
4. Vocab test
5. MAC (optional)
6. Journal/ binder/ notes

Activities:
1. Westward Expansion Quiz- swap, grade, turn in
2. War of 1812 PowerPoint- take notes and place in journal
3. War of 1812 Video- Students will have to fill out the worksheet as the movie is going
4. Early Republic vocabulary test- students will be able to decide if they want to take the test on paper or if they want play a game that asks questions about the vocabulary as their assessment
5. Students will decide how to study for the unit test- either individually, in small groups, or as a class.

Assessment:
1. Students will have a grade on the quiz
2. Students will be given a grade on the vocab quiz, either on paper or orally through the game
3. Students will also receive a grade for daily participation


Day 8- Unit Review and test

Objectives:
1. Students will demonstrate knowledge of writing an essay using key terms.
2. Students will demonstrate accumulative knowledge of the unit

Materials:
1. Text book
2. Test
3. Review questions
4. Journal/ binder/ notes
5. MAC (optional)

Activities:
1. Magnet write- Students will use the magnet write worksheet to write a 2 or 3 paragraph essay about things they have learned during this unit. They will be allowed to share with the class if they want. Turn in when done
2. The students will be able to use notes, their journal, their text, or anything else they want to study for the test. The first 20 minutes will be for them to study alone or in a group. The next 20 minutes will be used for the whole class to study together, with their choice of review game.
3. Students will then be given the unit test to be taken alone. They will be given the rest of the period for the test.

Enrichment:
1. Students who finish early will be asked to work independently on the next unit's vocabulary from the text.

Assessments:
1. Students will be given a participation grade
2. Students will be graded on the magnet write
3. Students will also be graded on the final exam