Research Part V: Creating Paragraphs; Adding Interesting Elements to Project; Improving Thesis; First Presentations

Day 84 (Thursday, January 3)

  1. Activities
    1. Review Semester Tests
    2. Part II of Research Project Designs
      1. Find your notes on the interesting designs you want to do
      2. Need to show me progress into next week
    3. Yearlong Project Primary Source Analysis
  2. Additional Resources

Day 85 (Friday, January 4)

  1. Activities
    1. Yearlong Project calendar (9 weeks)
    2. Yearlong Project Primary Source Analysis (4 more)
    3. Build project binders
    4. Continue project designs
  2. Additional Resources

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Day 86 (Monday, January 7)

  1. Activities
    1. Review project calendar (10 minutes)
    2. Social Studies Skills Video (20-25 minutes)
    3. Introduce Migration and Immigration Topic
  2. Additional Resources

Day 87 (Tuesday, January 8)

  1. Activities
    1. Historical question (10 minutes)
    2. Context reading (10 minutes)
    3. Practice the social studies skill (25-30 minutes)
  2. Additional Resources

Day 87 (Wednesday, January 9)

  1. Activities
    1. Finish social studies skill practice (10-15 minutes)
    2. Video Lecture 14: Louisiana Purchase (20 minutes)
    3. Primary Source Analysis work time (15 minutes)
  2. Additional Resources

Day 88 (Thursday, January 10)

  1. Activities
    1. Primary Source Analysis work time (25 minutes)
    2. Project Designs (15 minutes)
  2. Additional Resources

Day 89 (Friday, January 11)

  1. Activities
    1. Develop thesis and organize main ideas video (10-15 minutes)
    2. Primary Source Analysis work time (25 minutes)
    3. Project Designs (25 minutes)
    4. Four primary source analysis sheets are due
  2. Additional Resources

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Day 90 (Monday, January 14)

  1. Activities
    1. Review project calendar (10 minutes)
    2. Video Lecture 15: Lewis and Clark (15-20 minutes)
    3. Thesis Compression (10-15 minutes)
      1. Students write their thesis into two to three sentences
    4. Primary Source Analysis work time (Any students that need to finish)
  2. Additional Resources

Day 91 (Tuesday, January 15)

  1. Activities
    1. Reflect over primary sources: video (10-15 minutes)
    2. Context Reading (5 minutes)
      1. Read a Trail of Tears passage from classroom book
    3. Primary Source Analysis for Migration and Immigration (15-20 minutes)
      1. Skill (5.4) Inferred something about a person, place, or thing based on how the author described it.
    4. Write thesis and create main ideas (20-25 minutes)
      1. Take time to explain the process of creating main ideas
  2. Additional Resources

Day 92 (Wednesday, January 16)

  1. Activities
    1. Primary Source Analysis (5.4) Inferring Texas Independence (20-25 minutes)
      1. Have students compare these notes to their answer they created yesterday
    2. Design and writing work time (25-30 minutes)
  2. Additional Resources

Day 93 (Thursday, January 17)

  1. Activities
    1. Design and writing time (50 minutes)
  2. Additional Resources

Day 94 (Friday, January 18)

  1. Activities
    1. Project Designs due
    2. Thesis Development
      1. Answer research question in 3 sentences before moving on
      2. Connection of thesis to theme: how does your thesis fit into the keywords of the theme (5-7 minutes) Triumph and Tragedy
      3. Value of thesis: What was the impact (changed, cause/effect) or historical significance (lessons we can learn from it, why should it matter for modern day people) of your thesis? (5-10 minutes) Why does your thesis matter? Who should care?
        1. Reason 1
        2. Reason 2
      4. How can you prove your thesis is true (defend)? Explain. (7-10 minutes)
      5. Compare thesis statements
  2. Additional Resources

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Day 95 (Tuesday, January 22)

  1. Activities
    1. Thesis Development
    2. Introduction to immigration reflection and writing assignment
      1. Prompt about immigration is on Google Classroom
      2. Students need to select articles
  2. Additional Resources

Day 96 (Wednesday, January 23)

  1. Activities
    1. Half Day
    2. Read immigration articles and begin to build argument
  2. Additional Resources

Day 97 (Thursday, January 24)

  1. Activities
    1. Thesis Development: Good, Bad, and The Ugly
    2. Read immigration articles and prepare for discussion
      1. Read history articles
  2. Additional Resources

Day 98 (Friday, January 25)

  1. Activities
    1. Thesis Development Reflection due
    2. Read history articles over Migration
    3. Migration and Immigration Discussion (20-25 minutes)
  2. Additional Resources

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Day 99 (Monday, January 28)

  1. Activities
    1. History Projects
    2. Project Designs
    3. Students review thesis development and section writing (15 minutes)
    4. Read second immigration article (20 minutes)
    5. Video Lecture 16: Gold Rush (remainder of class)
  2. Additional Resources

Day 100 (Tuesday, January 29)

  1. Activities
    1. Video Description of skill
    2. Form an opinion about immigration
    3. History articles about immigration
  2. Additional Resources

Day 101 (Wednesday, January 30)

  1. Activities
    1. Form an opinion about immigration
    2. Finish history articles about immigration
  2. Additional Resources

Day 102 (Thursday, January 31)

  1. Activities
    1. Design and writing work day (45 minutes)
  2. Additional Resources

Day 103 (Friday, February 1)

  1. Activities
    1. Migration and Immigration Discussion
    2. Second Designs and Writing Due
  2. Additional Resources

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Day 104 (Monday, February 4)

  1. Activities

History Projects

Project Designs

  1. Project writing explanation
    1. Website Writing
    2. Exhibit Writing
    3. Performance Writing
    4. Documentary Writing
  2. Video lecture 17: Immigration
  3. Additional Resources

Day 105 (Tuesday, February 5)

  1. Activities
    1. Review social studies skills writing
    2. Immigration Discussion
  2. Additional Resources

Day 106 (Wednesday, February 6)

  1. Activities
    1. Finish immigration discussion
    2. Vocabulary practice (20 minutes)
    3. Work on year long projects
  2. Additional Resources

Day 107 (Thursday, February 7)

  1. Activities
    1. Writing and project work day
  2. Additional Resources

Day 108 (Friday, February 8)

  1. Activities
    1. Primary Source Analysis (2.3) Corroborating Racism of Immigrants
    2. All project must be set-up and ready for review
  2. Additional Resources

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Day 109 (Monday, February 11)

  1. Activities
    1. Write a work outline on the board for all projects

Introduce annotated bibliography

Essays are excluded from process paper

Essays: footnotes and endnotes

Introduce process paper

Process Paper Basics and Outline

Process Paper Evaluation

Title Page

  1. SLC night-parents can review projects
    1. Projects need to be ready for review
  2. Additional Resources

Day 110 (Tuesday, February 12)

  1. Activities
    1. Peer review of big project writing
      1. Submit one thing you learned from someone else’s project
      2. What is one thing you can borrow from that project?
    2. Project writing
    3. High School Students Review projects
  2. Additional Resources

Day 111 (Wednesday, February 13)

  1. Activities
    1. Peer review of big project writing
      1. Submit one thing you learned from someone else’s project
      2. What is one thing you can borrow from that project?
    2. SLC night-parents can review projects
      1. Projects need to be ready for review
    3. Project writing
    4. Video Lecture: War of 1812
  2. Additional Resources

Day 112 (Thursday, February 14)

  1. Activities
    1. Show a 2-3 week plan to Mr. Hamblin on how projects will be improved based on critical feedback.
    2. Annotated bibliography and process paper check
    3. SLC night-parents can review projects
  2. Additional Resources

Teacher Resources

  1. Rules of Argument
  2. The Development Process of a Thesis Statement
  3. Tips for Developing A Strong Thesis Statement
  4. Youtube Video: What’s Your Point?
  5. Thesis Development Worksheet
  6. Thesis Development Worksheet (2)
  7. Thesis Comparison Worksheet
    1. More Thesis Comparison: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
  8. Thesis Peer Review Sheet
  9. Thesis Infographic

Additional Ideas

  1. Before Presentation Review

Standards