Common Core and/or Content Area Standard(s):
Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies:
Key Ideas and Details:
(1) Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, connecting insights gained from specific details to an understanding of the text as a whole.
(2) Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary that makes clear the relationships among the key details and ideas. •
Craft and Structure:
(4) Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including analyzing how an author uses and refines the meaning of a key term over the course of a text (e.g., how Madison defines faction in Federalist No. 10).
(6) Evaluate authors’ differing points of view on the same historical event or issue by assessing the authors’ claims, reasoning, and evidence.
English Language Development Standard(s) (ELD): Expanding and Bridging
- Exchanging information and ideas with others through oral collaborative discussions on a range of social and academic topics
- Interacting with others in written English in various communicative forms (print, communicative technology and multimedia)
- Offering and justifying opinions, negotiating with and persuading others in communicative exchanges
- Adapting language choices to various contexts (based on task, purpose, audience, and text type)
Student Learning Objectives:
Upon the completion of this lesson students will be able to:
- Look up facts, dates, events, various perspectives, etc. that support your Donner Party news article, illustration, and public news briefing.
- Write a fact-filled news article on the Civil War.
- Depict using illustration important aspects of the Civil War.
- Present with your news team a short four to five minute news briefing highlighting the key findings of your research that were described in your news article and illustration.
Content Objectives: Based on Common Core State Standards
- Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, connecting insights gained from specific details to an understanding of the text as a whole.
- Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary that makes clear the relationships among the key details and ideas.
- Evaluate various explanations for actions or events and determine which explanation best accords with textual evidence, acknowledging where the text leaves matters uncertain.
Language Objectives: Based on California ELD Standards
- Comprehend and evaluate complex texts across a range of types and disciplines
- Construct effective arguments and convey intricate or multifaceted information
- Discern a speaker’s key points
- Request clarification and ask relevant questions
- Build on others’ ideas
- Articulate their own ideas, and confirm they have been understood
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