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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 ...

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.

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Elementary Education
English Language Arts
Social Studies
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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. ...

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.

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Education
English Language Arts
Social Studies
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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 ...

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.

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Education
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Author:
Jennifer Mortensen
Date Added:
08/02/2019
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 ...

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
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Formative Assessment
Interactive
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Primary Source
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Rachel Quill
Date Added:
08/02/2019
Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Door County
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Each Wisconsin Hometown Stories program is a celebration of the evolution of ...

Each Wisconsin Hometown Stories program is a celebration of the evolution of a town/city in Wisconsin, its residents and the stories they have to tell that paint the picture of specific communities across the state.

In this episode, historians, local citizens, and experts tell stories of tourism, cherries, art, and geology that capture the history of Door County. Viewers will also explore ethnic heritages that still thrive across the land, its art history, and efforts to preserve both the land and the natural beauty that define one of Wisconsin’s most charming places.

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Social Studies
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Author:
PBS Wisconsin
PBS Wisconsin Education
Date Added:
09/04/2019
Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Eau Claire
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Each Wisconsin Hometown Stories program is a celebration of the evolution of ...

Each Wisconsin Hometown Stories program is a celebration of the evolution of a town/city in Wisconsin, its residents and the stories they have to tell that paint the picture of specific communities across the state.

In this episode, discover Eau Claire, a community that was both shaped and empowered by the convergence of two rivers. Follow the origins of the Native people who lived on the land and the growth of timber milling, tire manufacturing, and cookware industries that provided employment for Eau Claire residents. Also learn about a feathered mascot named Old Abe who led area troops into Civil War battles, as well as the influential role the city played in the fight for civil rights in baseball.

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Social Studies
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Author:
PBS Wisconsin
PBS Wisconsin Education
Date Added:
09/04/2019
Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Green Bay
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Each Wisconsin Hometown Stories program is a celebration of the evolution of ...

Each Wisconsin Hometown Stories program is a celebration of the evolution of a town/city in Wisconsin, its residents and the stories they have to tell that paint the picture of specific communities across the state.

In this episode, learn about the Native American tribes who lived off the bounty of the land, woods and lake; the arrival of the Oneida from New York State; the fight for Wisconsin's territorial status and later statehood; the arrival of the Europeans in the 1830s and 1840s; the transition from crop farming to dairy farming and the processing storage, shipping and distribution of cheese; the rise of the paper industry; and founding of the Green Bay Packers in 1919.

Subject:
Social Studies
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Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
PBS Wisconsin Education
Author:
PBS Wisconsin
PBS Wisconsin Education
Date Added:
09/14/2016
Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Janesville
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Each Wisconsin Hometown Stories program is a celebration of the evolution of a town/city in Wisconsin, its residents and the stories they have to tell that paint the picture of specific communities across the state.

In this episode, learn about Janesville's history, the philosophical idealism of its first settlers, abolitionist activism, post-Civil War growth, Francis Willard and the women's movement of the late 1880's, General Motors, composer Carrie Jacobs Bond, the Parker Pen Company, and a retrospective of the innovative thought that has and will continue to shape Janesville.

Subject:
Social Studies
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Diagram/Illustration
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PBS Wisconsin Education
Author:
PBS Wisconsin
PBS Wisconsin Education
Date Added:
09/14/2016
Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Juneau County
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Each Wisconsin Hometown Stories program is a celebration of the evolution of a town/city in Wisconsin, its residents and the stories they have to tell that paint the picture of specific communities across the state.

Shaped by its glacial geography, its earliest native residents and immigrant settlers, this story of Juneau County is filled with perseverance, innovation, leadership and heroism. Film, archival images and interviews with historians, local citizens and experts tell the unique stories of Juneau County's distinct places, and the role its people have played in the development of Wisconsin

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
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Provider:
PBS Wisconsin Education
Author:
PBS Wisconsin
PBS Wisconsin Education
Date Added:
09/14/2016
Wisconsin Hometown Stories: La Crosse
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Each Wisconsin Hometown Stories program is a celebration of the evolution of ...

Each Wisconsin Hometown Stories program is a celebration of the evolution of a town/city in Wisconsin, its residents and the stories they have to tell that paint the picture of specific communities across the state.

In this episode, take a look at the un-glaciated topography of the area; the discovery of a culture called Oneota; how steam engines and steam-powered sawmills drove the economy; the arrival of Adolf Gunderson and the rise of medical care facilities; the decline of the lumber industry; and the growth of higher education institutions.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
PBS Wisconsin Education
Author:
PBS Wisconsin
PBS Wisconsin Education
Date Added:
09/14/2016
Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Manitowoc-Two Rivers
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Each Wisconsin Hometown Stories program is a celebration of the evolution of ...

Each Wisconsin Hometown Stories program is a celebration of the evolution of a town/city in Wisconsin, its residents and the stories they have to tell that paint the picture of specific communities across the state.

In this episode, learn how the geography and resources of Manitowoc and Two Rivers contributed to its early settlement; how early schooner building created new opportunities; the establishment of one of the first U.S. Life Saving Stations on the Great Lakes; the expansion of the Holly Wood Type Company; the founding of the Manitowoc Aluminum Novelty Company; the roles of Manitowoc and Two Rivers in manufacturing products for the WWII war effort, especially submarines; and how these towns are adapting to new needs and new industries today.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
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Provider:
PBS Wisconsin Education
Author:
PBS Wisconsin
PBS Wisconsin Education
Date Added:
09/14/2016
Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Neenah-Menasha
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Each Wisconsin Hometown Stories program is a celebration of the evolution of a town/city in Wisconsin, its residents and the stories they have to tell that paint the picture of specific communities across the state.

In this episode, explore the story of two Wisconsin cities with a contentious beginning that grew to be collaborative communities of innovation and service. Film, archival images, and interviews with historians, local citizens and experts illustrate the two cities' rich stories and their role in shaping international manufacturing and retailing.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Author:
PBS Wisconsin
PBS Wisconsin Education
Date Added:
09/04/2019
Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Oshkosh
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Each Wisconsin Hometown Stories program is a celebration of the evolution of ...

Each Wisconsin Hometown Stories program is a celebration of the evolution of a town/city in Wisconsin, its residents and the stories they have to tell that paint the picture of specific communities across the state.

In this episode, learn about the innovation and civic pride in Oshkosh, a city on the Fox River and Lake Winnebago. Named for the Menominee Chief who worked to keep his people on their native lands, Oshkosh's history has been shaped by its industrial spirit, fierce battles for social justice and its citizens' creativity. Film, archival images, aerial footage and interviews tell the unique stories of Oshkosh and its people

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
PBS Wisconsin Education
Author:
PBS Wisconsin
PBS Wisconsin Education
Date Added:
09/14/2016
Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Wausau
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Each Wisconsin Hometown Stories program is a celebration of the evolution of ...

Each Wisconsin Hometown Stories program is a celebration of the evolution of a town/city in Wisconsin, its residents and the stories they have to tell that paint the picture of specific communities across the state.

In this episode, follow the history of Wausau from its lumber milling origins to today's vibrant Central Wisconsin community, which was built on the ambitions and civic pride of its residents. Film, archival images and interviews with historians and local citizens tell the stories of Wausau's early settlements, the transforming impact of a group of investors called "The Wausau Group," the recent immigration experience of Wausau's Hmong community and the city's tradition of building local cultural institutions.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
PBS Wisconsin Education
Author:
PBS Wisconsin
PBS Wisconsin Education
Date Added:
09/14/2016