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SIOP LESSON PLAN

Date: 03/04/08 (Duration 2-3 Days)

Grade/Class/Subject: 11&12/ELA Social Studies

Unit/Theme: Causes of the Civil War


What would lead a country into war against itself?

Standard: 1.3, 2.2, 4.2

Content Objective (ACSD 14):


Compare and contrast economic activities of the North and of the South. Describe how cultural and
economic attributes characterize the North and South as distinct regions.

Recognize the compromises, laws, and judicial opinions made asan attempt to hold the Union of States
together including, (TheCompromise of 1850, The Fugitive Slave Law, The Kansas-Nebraska Act, The
Dred Scott Decision.)

Language Objective:
Reading : students will review notes

Writing: students will develop and answer questions

Student Outcomes (what should students know and be able to do?):


Students will understand and discuss the 3 areas that lead to the Civil War:
Economic, geographic differences, and legislation/events
Students will use liveblogging to ask and answer student led conversations

Key Vocabulary Supplementary Materials

Vocabulary review from past two weeks: Notes and text from the past two weeks

Population, economic, geography, tariff,


abolition
SIOP Features

Preparation Scaffolding Grouping Options


_Adaptation of _Modeling _Whole Class
Content _Guided Practice _Small Groups
_Links to _Independent _Partners
Background Practice _Independent
_Links to Past _Comprehensible
Learning Input

Integration of Application Assessment


Process _Hands-on _Individual
_Reading _Meaningful _Group
_Writing _Linked to _Written
_Speaking Objectives _Oral
_Listening _Promotes
Engagement

Lesson 1. Review vocabulary using notecards. (simple definition,


Sequence: example, non-example, sentence in context, pronunciation)

2. As a class, we will create question on the topic of Slavery and


its role in the Civil war. We will go through the entire process
of the activity using this topic as a class. We will practice live
blogging with the topic of slavery.

3. Students will be assigned/chose one of the three areas of


exploration.

4. Students will create a chart with their understanding of the


topic and questions that will lead to further understanding

5. Students will lead their classmates through a liveblog on their


own blog. They will use their questions to create further
questions and prepare themselves to write a paper.

6. Students will reflect on their understanding of the Causes of


the Civil war on their Blog. They will know what more they
need to understand to write their paper.

Technology Laptop, projector, liveblog, blogs


Integration
(equipment
and
strategies):

21st Century II. PLANNING AND DESIGNING LEARNING ENVIRON-


Skills/NETS-T MENTS AND EXPERIENCES
Standards: III. TEACHING, LEARNING, AND THE CURRICULUM