MAY 9-21, 2018

Louisiana Poster Map Project  - directions attached below
Our final 2 class grades will come from this project



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WEEK OF APRIL 16-20. 2018
LEAP IS APRIL 25-27 ELA AND MATH
APRIL 30-MAY 1ST LEAP LA HISTORY
APRIL 4 LEAP SCIENCE
A LEAP REVIEW FOR LA HISTORY HAS BEEN PROVIDED TO STUDENTS.   I'VE ATTACHED IT BELOW


MONDAY, APRIL 16

1. “Rights and Responsibilities” T and S will analyze scenarios and determine whether or not it is a right or responsibility of being a citizen of LA.  Each scenario will be explained

2. “Citizenship and How we Influence government” students will complete a graphic organizer to describe ways in which citizens can participate in and influence the government.  Then, S will analyze 4 sources to describe how citizens influenced or participated in government

TUESDAY, APRIL 17

1. We will read “Being Informed” and describe the main reason why someone should be and stay informed

2. “Louisiana’s Issues”  Students will analyze the sources and determine why it is important for the people of LA to know about the issues described in the sources

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18 - TUESDAY, APRIL 24
 We will review for LEAP each day using QUIZLET
APRIL 25-MAY 1 LEAP TESTING 8TH GRADE
MAY 2

LESSON PRESENTATION

Ask students: Did you know the average teen is exposed to over 3000 advertisements per day?

 Explain that without the skills to look critically at all these messages, it’s easy to be persuaded by them without even realizing it

GUIDED PRACTICE

“Propaganda”  we will read to identify and describe 7 types of propaganda

INDEPENDENT PRACTICE        

Students will analyze sources to determine and describe the type of propaganda technique  used in the source
MAY 3

LESSON PRESENTATION

Explain to students:  the ability to vote allows citizens to voice their opinions on a variety of issues.  In the American political system, voting allows registered citizens to cast their ballot for the political leader that they believe can accurately make the choices that will better the country

GUIDED PRACTICE

“Voting Issues in LA” we will read the sources to identify 3 issues facing elections and voting in LA

INDEPENDENT PRACTICE

“Voting Issues in LA” constructed response:  Explain why it is essential for the voters of LA to know about any issues on which they will vote with regards to electing officials or enacting laws
MAY 4 LEAP SCIENCE

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WEEK OF APRIL 9-13, 2018

MONDAY, APRIL 9

LESSON PRESENTATION

Explain to S that in the US we have laws, rules, and regulations to oversee just about everything.  We don’t always like these rules, since they often mean that someone is telling us what to do, or keeping us from doing what we want.  Yet, to live in a civil society, we must have some rules to follow

GUIDED PRACTICE

“Why Change Laws?”  The purpose of this activity is to analyze why laws change.  Teacher and students will read the sources to complete a graphic organizer-Why Change Laws

NDEPENDENT PRACTICE

Students will use the graphic organizer to complete a chart that lists the law changed and a description of the law and its impact

TUESDAY, APRIL 10

LESSON PRESENTATION   Explain to students that laws are enacted and voted on by our representatives. Reps are voted into the legislature In order to represent our views and beliefs. Reps vote on lwas as if they were voting as their constituents.  They vote on and implement laws for the benefit of their district and there state of LA.  In order to have a law passed, it must go thru several steps.  We will examine those steps today

GUIDED PRACTICE

“Changing or Creating Laws” teacher and students will brainstorm a local issue that needs to be resolved.  We will write a proposed bill for the issue

INDEPENDENT PRACTICE

Students will answer questions about the steps in the bill becoming a law.  S will then explain why or why not they think their bill will pass

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11

LESSON PRESENTATION

Using the graphic organizer, we will name the law described and analyze the impact the law would have on LA.  While analyzing the sources think: How do LA laws impact its citizens?

GUIDED PRACTICE

“Laws and Their Impact”  teacher and s will read the sources complete the graphic organizer

INDEPENDENT PRACTICE

S will complete assessment task:  Explain the impact of LA laws on its citizens.

THURSDAY, APRIL 12

LESSON PRESENTATION  Explain why the people of LA have had both political and societal conflicts

GUIDED PRACTICE

“Conflict” DBQ   read the sources and answer the questions.  T and S will complete source 1-2 together

INDEPENDENT PRACTICE

S will complete sources 3-4 and the questions that follow.  S will use answers to questions to complete Assessment Task:  Explain why the people of LA have had both political and societal conflicts and describe how they go about resolving these conflicTS

FRIDAY, APRIL 13

LESSON PRESENTATION tell students:  people may participate in politics in many ways.  They can write rep or senator, work campaigning for political party, make a presentation to local school board, call police to complain about a neighbor’s noisy dog, etc.  People have many opp to participate in our democracy on federal, state, and local levels.  Some forms of participation are more common than others and some citizens participate more than others, but almost everyone has a voice in government

GUIDED PRACTICE

“Rights and Responsibilities” T and S will analyze scenarios and determine whether or not it is a right or responsibility of being a citizen of LA.  Each scenario will be explained

INDEPENDENT PRACTICE

“Citizenship and How we Influence government” students will complete a graphic organizer to describe ways in which citizens can participate in and influence the government.  Then, S will analyze 4 sources to describe how citizens influenced or participated in government
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WEEK OF MARCH 26-30, 2018

MONDAY, MARCH 26
OBJECTIVE:  Compare the foundation, function, and powers of the LA and US constitutions

LESSON PRESENTATION

Have students make a list of all the things they do in a 24-hr period.  How many of those activities or actions are controlled by the government?  Have students classify government control as federal or state.  Tell students that LA government reflects its cultural heritage.

GUIDED PRACTICE

“Functions of Government” teacher and students will use a Venn diagram to identify the responsibilities of each level of government.  Also, identify the responsibilities they share

INDEPENDENT PRACTICE          

“Structure of Government” students will examine handout on the structure of government and create a graphic organize that represents the structure of US and LA governments.  S. will also note how the structures of these two governments are similar and different

TUESDAY, MARCH 27
OBJECTIVE:  Compare the foundation, function, and powers of the LA and US constitutions

GUIDED PRACTICE

“Federal v.  State”  Venn Diagram - using information provided, teacher and students will compare and contrast the functions and structure of the federal and state governments

INDEPENDENT PRACTICE              

“Why do they Function Differently?” – Students will analyze the source to determine why state and federal governments function differently
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28
OBJECTIVE:  Describe the role of various forms of local government in LA

GUIDED PRACTICE

“Types of Local Governments”   we will read the descriptions of local government and Source 1 to complete guided notes on police jury and home rule charter

INDEPENDENT PRACTICE

“What do Local Governments do?”  Students will read “Local Government Services” to determine the services that a local government provides to its people and complete a graphic organizer 
THURSDAY, MARCH 29
OBJECTIVE:  Describe the role of various forms of local government in LA

“Impact of Local Government”  S will analyze sources to determine the impacts that local governments have on the citizens of LA

FRIDAY, MARCH 30
GOOD FRIDAY/NO SCHOOL

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UNIT 4 TEST:  EARLY 20TH CENTURY - CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 20th

WEEK OF MARCH 19-23, 2018

MONDAY, MARCH 19
Review for Unit 4 test

TUESDAY, MARCH 20
Unit 4 Assessment

Wednesday-Friday
Begin Unit 5 - Louisiana's Government
purpose, structure, foundations of government

WEEK OF MARCH 12-16, 2018

MONDAY, MARCH 12
OBJECTIVE
Investigate and describe the impact of WWII on LA’s social, political, and economic 
FOCUS QUESTION
What were LA’s major contributions to WWII and what changes occurred in LA as a result?
How did WWII transform America and LA’s economies
AGENDA
“Post war changes”  T and S will analyze sources to determine/chart the changes that occurred in post war LA

TUESDAY, MARCH 13
OBJECTIVE
I will learn to describe the Civil Rights Movement in LA and analyze how it changed the course of LA history
FOCUS QUESTION:
What was the social and political impact of the Civil Rights Movement on the citizens and government of LA?
AGENDA
Supreme Court case-Brown v. the Board of Education
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14
OBJECTIVE
I will learn to describe the Civil Rights Movement in LA and analyze how it changed the course of LA history
FOCUS QUESTION:
Explain how the Baton Rouge Bus Boycott affected the Civil Rights movement nationally
 AGENDA
Baton Rouge Bus Boycott  video
Students will analyze sources to learn how the boycott affected citizens of LA

THURSDAY, MARCH 15
Ruby Bridges
Begin Unit 4 Review
FRIDAY, MARCH 16
Review Unit 4 Part 2:  World War II and Civil Rights Movement


WEEK OF MARCH 5-9, 2018

MONDAY, MARCH 5
OBJECTIVE:  
Explain major social, political, and economic changes that affected LA during the Progressive, Great Depression, and Huey Long Eras
Focus Question:
How did the Great Depression affect citizens of LA?
How did the Great Depression shape Huey Long’s Share Our Wealth Plan and Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal?

1.      Students will read “The Great Depression” pages 444-445 and answer the questions that follow

2.      “The Works Progress Administration”  S will read an excerpt describing an activity of the WPA and answer the questions that follow

3.      “The New Deal Alphabet Soup”  Students will match the program or legislation to the outcomes listed


TUESDAY, MARCH 6
OBJECTIVE:I will learn to: 
Investigate and describe the impact of World War II on LA’s social, political, and economic systems
FOCUS QUESTION:
What were LA’s major contributions to World War II and what changes occurred in LA as a result
1.  Chapter 14-1 “  Louisiana in World War II”  notes/pot/class discussion
2,   “Fort Polk”  Students will read about Fort Polk and answer the questions that follow
3.  “New Orleans: Home of the Higgins Boats”  Students will read about the Higgins boats and answer the questions that follow

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7
OBJECTIVE:  
Investigate and describe the impact of World War II on LA’s social, political, and economic
FOCUS QUESTION:
What were LA’s major contributions to World War II and what changes occurred in LA as a result?
How did WWII transform America and Louisiana’s economies?

Students will track postwar changes in education and food prices using the following 2 sources:

1.    “Education”  S will examine a table of average yearly expenditures per pupil and answer the questions that follow

2.  “Food Prices”  S will examine a table of food items and the average prices paid for those items between 1913 and 1948

THURSDAY, MARCH 8
OBJECTIVE:I will learn to:
Describe the Civil Rights Movement in LA and analyze how it changed the course of LA history
FOCUS QUESTION:
What was the social and political impact of the Civil Rights movement on the citizens and government in LA?
1.  15-1 notes/ppt/class discussion
2.  “The Brown Decision”  S will read page 488 about Brown vs Board of Education and answer the questions that follow

FRIDAY, MARCH 9
OBJECTIVE:
Describe the Civil Rights Movement in LA and analyze how it changed the course of LA history
FOCUS QUESTION:
Explain how the baton Rouge Bus Boycott affected the Civil Rights Movement nationally?
Students will analyze sources about the boycott, then answer the questions that follow and write a constructed response t

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