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6th Grade Historical Literacy Units
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5th Grade Historical Literacy Curriculum outlines the content of social-studies integrated units taught within the readers' and writers' workshop framework and taught daily for 90 minutes. Each six week unit contains standards, teaching points, vocabulary, and assessments. Readers' and writers' workshop naturally differentiates for all learners. By June of 2020, each unit will have a slide deck associated with it that contains the teaching points, integrated grammar work, vocabulary, and strategies for partner practice. Our district places careful emphasis on vocabulary, as we have a high percentage of English Language Learners.

Subject:
Elementary Education
English Language Arts
Social Studies
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Activity/Lab
Assessment
Curriculum Map
Formative Assessment
Author:
Jennifer Mortensen
Date Added:
09/26/2019
7th Grade Historical Literacy Units
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Overview: 7th Grade Historical Literacy consists of two 43 minute class periods. Writing is one 43 minute block and reading is another. The teacher has picked themes based on social studies standards, and a read-aloud novel based on social studies serves as the mentor text for writing and reading skills. More social studies content is addressed in reading through teaching nonfiction reading skills and discussion.

Standards reflect CCSS ELA, Reading, and Social Studies Standards.

Subject:
Education
English Language Arts
Social Studies
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Activity/Lab
Assessment
Curriculum Map
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Author:
Jennifer Mortensen
Date Added:
08/02/2019
8th Grade Historical Literacy Units
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8th Grade Historical Literacy consists of two 43 minute class periods. Writing is one 43 minute block and reading is another. The teacher has picked themes based on social studies standards, and a read-aloud novel based on social studies serves as the mentor text for writing and reading skills. More social studies content is addressed in reading through teaching nonfiction reading skills and discussion. Standards reflect CCSS ELA, Reading, and Social Studies Standards for History.

Subject:
Education
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Activity/Lab
Assessment
Curriculum Map
Formative Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Learning Task
Author:
Jennifer Mortensen
Date Added:
08/02/2019
AAJFG - 1.03 - Wisconsin Black History:  Guest Speaker Roster
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Children benefit from seeing and talking to individuals from different ethnic and racial backgrounds.  This list of volunteer guest speakers supports an individual teacher or school in their efforts to showcase  African-Americans, young and old,  in WI . The guest speakers list have a variety of different backgrounds and represent a multitude of professions.  School personnel should contact the Education Committee guest speaker liaison, Gerald Sternberg, to obtain information on how best to contact the volunteer guest speaker and topics of interest.< geraldsternberg2@gmail.com> 

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Reference Material
Author:
Joanna Schimizzi
Merle Sternberg
Jamie Murray-Branch
Gerald Sternberg
Gloria Hawkins
Date Added:
03/31/2022
A Close Reading of the First Four Presidents:  Washington through Madison
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Students will read an article online about the first four presidents. The online article provides scaffolds for vocabulary and reading. Students can use the online quiz to check for understanding. Students will then perform a close reading of the article following six text dependent questions. The lesson describes the activities along with the language to use for each of the questions.

Subject:
Education
Language Education (ESL)
English Language Arts
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Informational Text
Information and Technology Literacy
U.S. History
Material Type:
Formative Assessment
Interactive
Learning Task
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Rachel Quill
Date Added:
08/02/2019
Curriculum for Empowerment  (Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park)
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The National Park Service has created a K-12 curriculum that focuses on scaffolded lessons that focus on Martin Luther King’s advocacy, the March on Washington and other leaders of the Civil Rights movement.

Subject:
Character Education
Elementary Education
Reading Informational Text
Social Studies
Civics and Government
U.S. History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
The National Park Service
Date Added:
07/31/2022
A Day for the Constitution
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Website with different lessons focusing on:
1.Analyze primary and secondary sources representing conflicting points of view to determine the proper role of government regarding the rights of individuals.
2.Analyze primary and secondary sources representing conflicting points of view to determine the Constitutionality of an issue.
3.Assess the short and long-term consequences of decisions made during the writing of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
4.Compare the components of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights with the Constitutions of other nations.
5.Evaluate contemporary and personal connections to the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
6.Compose a reflection and assessment of the significance of Constitution Day and the U.S. Constitution.

Subject:
Education
Reading Informational Text
Social Studies
Civics and Government
U.S. History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
NeH Edsitement
Date Added:
07/06/2022
Eric the Red and Leif Ericson Settlers Lesson Plan
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In this lesson, students will explore the travels and discoveries of the Vikings. After viewing a short video about the Eric the Red and Leif Ericson, students will analyze a painting that depicts a Viking ship at sea and then read an Icelandic saga written about the early Norse people. The lesson will conclude with students researching the impact the Vikings had on the region of their choice and completing a report or presentation.

Subject:
Education
Elementary Education
Reading Informational Text
Social Studies
Archaeology
World History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
PBS. Learning Media
Date Added:
07/31/2022
George Washington Mini-lesson
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This mini-lesson looks at the variety of roles that George Washington played in America's early years. From commanding the Continental Army, to presiding over the Constitutional Convention, to setting the standard for the American presidency, Washington led the way.

Subject:
Social Studies
Civics and Government
U.S. History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Icivics
Date Added:
08/04/2022
History Snapshots Discover the people, places, and legends that made Wisconsin history!
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This collection of essays includes the biographies of many different people from different backgrounds who made major contributions to Wisconsin History. Each grade-level essay below is designed for a single class period. When reading, students should consider the following questions:

Who (or what) are the main subjects and where did they live (or originate)?
How did they respond to the challenges they faced?
What role do each play in our shared story?
How have their actions or stories affected present-day Wisconsin? How have they affected your life?

Subject:
Reading Informational Text
Social Studies
U.S. History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Wisconsin Historical Society
Date Added:
07/18/2022
Ireland’s Great Hunger Activity Guide
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This packet provides an explanation of Ireland’s Great Hunger and provides ideas for primary source materials to use to describe the event A variety of discussion questions, writing activities, and other activities are provided that allow students to explore the facts and how different Irish artists used art and other media forms to depict the effects of the famine.

Subject:
Reading Informational Text
Social Studies
U.S. History
World History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
The Great Hunger Mueseum
Date Added:
08/04/2022
Lesson: Dr. King's Legacy and Choosing to Participate
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This lesson from Facing History and Ourselves asks students to analyze and storyboard Dr. King's "Mountaintop Speech" and discuss how humans can respond to injustice. It also challenges students to reflect on the world in which they would like to live.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Author:
Facing History and Ourselves
Date Added:
08/16/2022
Martin Luther King Jr Day
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Enhance your classroom experience on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day with these teacher-tested lessons from the nationally recognized We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution curriculum. These materials will help inform your students about the national struggle for civil rights and equal protection under the law.

Subject:
Reading Informational Text
Social Studies
Civics and Government
U.S. History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Center for Civics Education
Date Added:
07/31/2022
PBS News Hour Martin Luther King Jr. Day Classroom Resources
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Use the following NewsHour Classroom resources to examine King’s impact on civil rights and his ongoing legacy. Lessons include a deep dive anayisis of the “I have a dream” speech and the impact of Dr, King’s work on current evens

Subject:
Reading Informational Text
Social Studies
Civics and Government
U.S. History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
PBS NewsHour
Victoria Pasquantonio
Date Added:
07/31/2022
SURVIVING IMPRISONMENT IN THE PACIFIC; THE STORY OF AMERICAN POWS
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By reading primary sources outlining the rights of prisoners of war, along with the primary accounts of American prisoners of war held by the Japanese, students should critically assess the nature of violations committed by the Japanese forces during World War II. Through this assessment, the students should be able to determine the specific ways Japanese forces violated the rights of American POWs. Students should also consider how the Geneva Conventions, and Japan’s lack of ratification, apply to the debates that surrounded Japanese war crimes at the postwar Tokyo Trials.

Subject:
Reading Informational Text
Social Studies
U.S. History
World History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
World War II Mueseum
Date Added:
08/04/2022
Why Do We (Still) Celebrate Columbus Day?
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In this lesson, students will address misconceptions they likely have about Christopher Columbus and the colonization of what is now the United States. Students will watch a video to dispel some of the myths associated with Columbus and gain a better understanding of how Columbus Day became a national holiday. Students will then read interviews with Indigenous youth and identify the reasons that celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day instead of Columbus Day matters to them. This lesson can be taught on Columbus Day or leading up to it.

Subject:
Reading Informational Text
Social Studies
American Indian Studies
Civics and Government
U.S. History
World History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Learning for Justice
Date Added:
07/31/2022
Women’s Suffrage in the United States – Teach a Girl to Lead
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The goal of this module is to provide resources and information about the history of women’s vote in the U.S. Looking at the women’s suffrage movement provides a framework for exploring the changing role of women in politics and society in the 19th and 20th centuries. The history of suffrage offers an opportunity to examine women’s roles at critical points in the nation’s history, and to think about the impact of women’s voting behavior on politics in our time.
Activities and discussion questions are designed to explore the changing role of women in society and in politics. The module includes ideas for developing lessons on women’s suffrage and integrating the issue of suffrage into lessons on US history and politics, and to consider the impact of full suffrage on politics and society today.

Subject:
Elementary Education
Social Studies
Civics and Government
Gender Studies
U.S. History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Rutgers Eagleton Instutue of Poltics Teach a Girl to Lead
Date Added:
08/02/2022