Research Part IV: Developing A Research Question: Searching for Primary Sources; Making Observations of Primary Sources; Developing a Thesis Statement

Day 61 (Monday, November 19)

  1. Activities
    1. Secondary Source Challenge: Completely analyze a source and turn it in on Tuesday (Mandatory for all students)
    2. Resource to prepare for mastery on social studies skills
  2. Additional Resources

Day 62 (Tuesday, November 20)

  1. Activities
    1. Fourth Secondary Source Due
    2. American Revolution: Primary Source
    3. Vocabulary Test Retake, must get a 65% or higher
  2. Additional Resources

Day 63 (Wednesday, November 21)

  1. Activities
    1. 8:00-10:30 Movie at the high school
  2. Additional Resources

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Day 64 (Monday, November 26)

  1. Activities
    1. Semester Test Discussion
    2. Finish Sourcing Skill Analysis
    3. Choose a book
  2. Additional Resources

Day 65 (Tuesday, November 27)

  1. Activities
    1. Practice Test: Common Assessment (All period)
      1. The Essay question will be graded for real
    2. Choose a book
  2. Additional Resources

Day 66 (Wednesday, November 28)

  1. Activities
    1. Introduce the outlining material for the projects (20-25 minutes)
      1. Something students something intriguing that can be applied to research
    2. Missing, Incomplete, and Not Passing assignments
      1. Common Assessment Essay
      2. 4th Secondary Source Analysis
      3. Skills Analysis: Primary Sources
      4. Vocabulary
    3. Review questions generated from secondary source analysis (10-15 minutes)
  2. Additional Resources

Day 67 (Thursday, November 29)

  1. Activities
    1. Social Studies Skills Discussion (10-15 minutes)
      1. Review the assessed analysis
    2. Developing Research Questions (15-20 minutes)
      1. Creating a Good Research Question (Start at 3:25)
      2. Developing a Research Question (Start at 3:05)
    3. Social Studies skills: Intervention videos
      1. RACE Strategy-Explain (Concord and Lexington)
      2. RACE Strategy-Cite Evidence (American Rebellion)
      3. RACE Strategy-Restate and Answer (Boston Massacre)
  2. Additional Resources

Day 68 (Friday, November 30)

  1. Activities
    1. Vocabulary Test Retake, must get a 65% or higher
    2. Review NHD categories and reflect on which one is best for the group.
    3. History Video Quiz
    4. Choose a book
  2. Additional Resources

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Day 69 (Monday, December 3)

  1. Activities
    1. Study Tips with Mr. Boender and Mr. Hamblin (8-10 minutes)
    2. Go over skills and data collection results (10-35 minutes)
    3. Creating a Research Question (10-35 minutes)
    4. Choose and read history book (Remainder of class time)
  2. Additional Resources

Day 70 (Tuesday, December 4)

  1. Activities
    1. Primary Source Analysis video explanation
    2. Primary Source Analysis: Loyalists During the Revolution
    3. Read history book
  2. Additional Resources

Day 71 (Wednesday, December 5)

  1. Activities
    1. Creating a Research Question Video (15 minutes)
    2. Creating a Research Question (10-20 minutes)
    3. Extra Assignment for Social Studies Skills
  2. Additional Resources

Day 72 (Thursday, December 6)

  1. Activities
    1. Learning More About Your Category (20-30 minutes)
    2. Primary/Secondary Source quiz and discussion (10-15 minutes)
    3. Develop Research question
    4. Book Reading
  2. Additional Resources

Day 73 (Friday, December 7)

  1. Activities
    1. Vocabulary Test Retake, must get a 65% or higher
      1. Last Day for Lincoln to retake Chapter 5
    2. Video Lecture 12: How did Britain lose the American Revolution
    3. Social Studies Skills Study Guide
    4. Book Reading
  2. Additional Resources

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Day 74 (Monday, December 10)

  1. Activities
    1. Geography Bee Quiz (5-10 minutes)
    2. Social Studies Skills Discussion (5-10 minutes)
    3. Read Primary vs Secondary Source Article (10 minutes)
    4. Finish Part I of Yearlong Project Due
    5. Book Reading
  2. Additional Resources

Day 75 (Tuesday, December 11)

  1. Activities
    1. Review research questions (5-10 minutes)
    2. Searching for primary sources
    3. Analysis of yearlong project primary sources
    4. Part I of Yearlong Project Due
    5. Book Reading
  2. Additional Resources

Day 76 (Wednesday, December 12)

  1. Activities
    1. Social Studies Skills: Multiple Choice
      1. Supplemental videos
    2. Searching for primary sources in books
    3. Begin Part II of Yearlong Project Design
    4. Book reading
  2. Additional Resources

Day 77 (Thursday, December 13)

  1. Activities
    1. Vocabulary Test Retake, must get a 65% or higher
    2. Work on Part II Design (15-20 minutes)
    3. Project Primary Source Analysis Time
    4. Book Reading
  2. Additional Resources

Day 78 (Friday, December 14)

  1. Activities
    1. Substitute Teacher
    2. Video Lecture 13: A Birth of a Nation
    3. Project Primary Source Analysis Due
    4. Extra assignment due
    5. Book Reading
  2. Additional Resources

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Day 79 (Monday, December 17)

  1. Activities
    1. Semester Test
    2. Social Studies Skills Study Guide
    3. Race Videos
  2. Additional Resources

Day 80 (Tuesday, December 18)

  1. Activities
    1. Work on Step II of Yearlong Project Design
    2. Yearlong Project Primary Source Analysis
    3. Vocabulary Test Retake, must get a 65% or higher
      1. Last Day for Lincoln to retake Chapter 6
  2. Additional Resources

Day 81 (Wednesday, December 19)

  1. Activities
    1. Semester Test
  2. Additional Resources

Day 82 (Thursday, December 20)

  1. Activities
    1. Work on Step II of Yearlong Project Design
    2. Yearlong Project Primary Source Analysis
    3. Vocabulary Test Retake, must get a 65% or higher
      1. Last Day for Lincoln to retake Chapter 6
  2. Additional Resources

Day 83 (Friday, December 21)

  1. Activities
    1. Half Day Intervention
  2. Additional Resources

Teacher Resources

  1. Before and After Activity
    1. What Came Before
    2. What Happened During
    3. What Happened After

Additional Ideas

  1. Primary Source online tests throughout this unit
  2. Books being used throughout the weeks
  3. Student mentors
  4. Challenges for extrinsic student motivation
  5. Introduce the shark tank idea (5-10 minutes)
    1. How will parents be interactive with their students
  6. Teach students that when they find primary source names that do not work on the website, to take them into google and paste the source’s name.
  7. Create a video lesson to show how to use a primary source notes. The example below would be fine or use one of the primary source sheets
    1. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HzH3A3P0RvF1SfcQ-CuwJpeEGdSpcxerQOzqgiwUxfE/edit?ts=5a7dc1a4 
  8. Primary Source Sets: Toolkit
    1. This has strategies for K-12

Standards