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Week 23/ January 29 to February 2

January 29 2018

Essential Question:

How were the Mayans, Aztecs, and Incas alike and different?

Standard:

SSWH8 Describe the diverse characteristics of societies in Central and South America.

a. Explain the rise and fall of the Mayan, Aztec, and Inca Empires. Activator:

Activator:

Questions from Study Guide or questions from the quiz.

Teaching Strategies:

Classnotes-

Politics- Aztecs and Incans ruled a unified empire, whereas the Mayans were divided in many different political entities each based on a single city-state. Mayan, Aztec, and Incan all had hereditary rulers who served important roles in their religious beliefs.

 

Technology- Mayan, Aztec, and Incan all made major advancements in agriculture and in the use of stone work in large building.  All three had forms of record keeping, but only the Aztecs and Mayans used writing, whereas the Incans used knotted strings to keep records.

After notes students will take a post test and submit their project if they have not.

Summarizer:

Socrative posttest for a grade

Differentiation:

Students will take a posttest

 

Januray 30 2018

Essential Question:

What role did the Portuguese and Spanish play in exploring the “New World”?

Standard:

SSWH10 Analyze the causes and effects of exploration and expansion into the Americas,

Africa, and Asia.

  1. Explain the roles of explorers and conquistadors. 
  2. Activator:

We will look at relevant geography that covers the material we will discuss over the next few days.

We will also discuss shaking hands as a life skill.

Teaching Strategies:

Classnotes-

The Portuguese and Spanish were the first to make voyages into unknown territory.  Prince Henry “The Navigator” was responsible for Portuguese exploration.  His expeditions explored the Atlantic Ocean and the coast of Africa.  The discovery of a route to the Indian Ocean encouraged other explorers.  Bartolomeu Dias sailed around the southern coast of Africa and Vasco da Gama used this knowledge to sail across the Indian Ocean and land in India in 1498.  The voyages of da Gama established an overseas trade route from Europe to India and the East Indies.  Travel by sea was much quicker and more efficient than traveling by land. 

 

Students will begin working on an activity that asks them create ads covering the content from the notes.  Please see the attached notes for instructions and details.  Today is an individual work day.

Ad creation activity CLICK HERE

Sample Project CLICK HERE

These instructions will cover all three days

Summarizer:

Questions of ad creation activity?

 

Differentiation:

Student ad creation, individual work day

 

 

Januray 31 2018

Essential Question:

Why was Christopher Columbus important for the New World?  What change did he bring?

Standard:

SSWH10 Analyze the causes and effects of exploration and expansion into the Americas,

Africa, and Asia.

a. Explain the roles of explorers and conquistadors. Activator:

Activator: 

We will discuss Columbus and why he may be controversial to some today.

We will also conduct a good things activity.  This will serve as an example day.

Teaching Strategies:

Classnotes-

Spain also became interested in exploration due to their desire for new trade routes.  Christopher Columbus believed that a shorter route to Asia could be found by sailing west instead of sailing around Africa.  Columbus’ voyage were financed by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain.  In August of 1492, Columbus set sail.  In October of 1492, he landed on a small island that he named San Salvador.  Columbus thought that the island was off the coast of India, but he had actually discovered the Americas.  Further Spanish conquers, known as conquistadors, helped spread Spanish influence over most of Central and South America.

 

Students will continue working on an activity that asks them create ads covering the content from the notes.  Please see the attached notes for instructions and details.  Today is an individual work day. 

Ad creation activity CLICK HERE

These instructions will cover all three days

Summarizer:

Questions on ad creation.  Students will share ads each day as needed.

Differentiation:

Student writing, guided or free writing

 

February 1 2018

Essential Question:

How was the conflict between the Portuguese and Spanish in the New World resolved?

Standard:

SSWH10 Analyze the causes and effects of exploration and expansion into the Americas,

Africa, and Asia.

a. Explain the roles of explorers and conquistadors. Activator:

Activator:

We will look at some multiple choice questions that may be on the test for this unit.

Teaching Strategies:

Classnotes-

The Spanish and Portuguese often claimed they had discovered the same lands.  This led to conflict between the two groups.  The Pope oversaw the Treaty of Tordesillas that  drew an imaginary line through the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.  Spain gets all lands on the western side of the line.  Portugal got all lands on the eastern side of the line.  

 

Students will continue working on an activity that asks them create ads covering the content from the notes.  Please see the attached notes for instructions and details.  Today is a paired work day.

Ad creation activity CLICK HERE

These instructions will cover all three days

Summarizer:

Questions on ad creation.  Pairs with share with other pairs.

Differentiation:

Student paired ad creation activity

 

February 2 2018

Essential Question:

 

Standard:

SSWH10 Analyze the causes and effects of exploration and expansion into the Americas,

Africa, and Asia.

a. Explain the roles of explorers and conquistadors. Activator:

Activator:

We will address this question of whether the Chinese actually made it America.

We will conduct a good things activity.

Teaching Strategies:

Classnotes-

Ferdinand Magellan found and named the Pacific Ocean and made the first voyage around the world.  The English, French, and Dutch began to look for a northerly route to the Pacific,  or a Northwest Passage through North America.  Samuel de Champlain sailed to North America for the French and founded the city of Quebec.  James Cook  sailed the Pacific Ocean and explored Australia, the Hawaiian islands, and Newfoundland.  Zheng He was a Chinese explorer who explored 30 nations including Africa, parts of Asia, and the Middle East.  He was a Muslim and made the pilgrimage to Mecca.  He was the last Chinese explorer – after his voyages the Ming emperor ended exploration because it was too expensive. 

 

Students will finish working on an activity that asks them create ads covering the content from the notes.  Please see the attached notes for instructions and details.  Today is a group work day and students will actually create the ad today..

Ad creation activity CLICK HERE

These instructions will cover all three days

Summarizer:

Students will submit their completed ad that finished in groups

Differentiation:

Student ad creation in groups

 

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