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TAH Lesson Plan Mike Gozzo Derby Middle School 8th GradeMay 30, 2010Title: SlaverySubject Areas(s): Social StudiesOverview:Students have been reading, taking notes and discussing the American Civil War. They will now further explore and research this area to determine how the Cultural, Economic, and Constitutional differences caused the war. Students will implement reading, and writing skills, research and cooperative group work.Essential Understanding:Cultural, economic, and constitutional differences separated the Northern from the Southern United States and resulted in the American Civil War.Essential Questions:How did the Cultural, economic and constitutional differences between the northern and southern sections of the United States lead to the American Civil War?CT Standards: Content Standard 2: (Grades 5 - 8) Local, United States, and World History.Objectives:--The Students will examine the American Civil War and its results. They will create a primary source document and explain how it relates to slavery. Upon viewing the movie "Glory" students will choose one of three Glory Exhibitions for their project. 1) "Create a diary of 10 entries pretending you are an escaped slave who joined the first all black regiment in Massachusetts. Begin with your escape and end with your feelings just before the Battle of Fort Wagner." 2) "Write a newspaper article of at least 500 words describing the difficulties and bravery of the 54 Massachusetts Regiment." or 3) "Write five letters home to your parents in Boston explaining the hardships you have encountered by being the leader of the first all black regiment." Materials Needed:The American Nation: Beginnings through 1877.The Movie "Glory"Computer with on-line capacity.Suggested Activities/ProcedureDay 1Bell Ringer. (Copy the questions)Who were the 54 Massachusetts Regiment and why are they important to the Civil War? (pg 499 of the text)Details of ActivityStudents will begin viewing the movie "Glory." They will be encouraged to take notes to prepare for their projects. HomeworkStudents will use www.54thmass.org and outline a brief essay on Colonel Robert Shaw and Frederick Douglass and explain how these two men were instrumental in the creationof the 54th Massachusetts Regiment.The paper will be 12 pitch type, double spaced without a title page.This is due on day 3.Day 2Bell Ringers – (Copy the question) Matching (notes)Colonel Robert Shaw Former slave and authorAbraham Lincoln Leader of the 54th Massachusetts RegimentFrederick Douglas President of the United StatesDetails of ActivityStudents will view the second installment of "Glory." They will be encouraged to take notes to prepare for their projects.HomeworkUsing web site www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/ushistory/54thmassachusetts.htmstudents will research the 54th Massachusetts Regiment. They will prepare a brief paper discussing Acts of Bravery of the members from the unit. This may be typed or written as long as it is legible.Day 3Bell Ringer (Copy the question) Put the following letters on the time line. (pg 499)a)Creation of the 54th MassReg b) Emancipation Proclamation c) Assault of Ft. Wagner____________________________________________________________________________1862 Jan 1, 1863 July 18, 1863Details of ActivityStudents will complete the viewing of "Glory."They will divide into their cooperative groups and share ideas on the projects.HomeworkStudents will work on their Glory Exhibitions. These are due the following Monday.Suggested Assessment/Evaluation.Glory Exhibitions are worth a project grade 10%, and a homework grade 15% for a total of two grades. The following rubric will be used for scoring the exhibitions.Score of 90 - 100. (A)Exhibitions are organized and neat.Historical accuracy is evident.Events are presented in chronological order.Insightful connections to the movie are made.Examples and Opinions are provided.Outside resources are used in addition to the movie and textbook.Score of 80 - 89. (B)Exhibitions are fairly well organized and neat.Historical accuracy is somewhat president.Most events are presented in chronological order.Many connections to the movie are made.Examples and Opinions may be provided.Score of 70 - 79. (C)Organization is present and an attempt at neatness is made.Some events are presented in chronological order.One or two connections are made to the movie.Score of 60 - 69. (D)Some organization is present.Chronological order is attempted.Score of 59 or below. (F)Project is submitted with clear lack of


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