PLAN: (a)Goal Objective/(b)Learning Target – (What do students need to learn)
Standard being taught/assessed:
am Learning Targets
I can examine why we study history.
I can analyze compelling questions.
I can analyze the job of a historian.
Inquiry Standards: Communicating Conclusions
7.I.CC.1 Construct explanations, using reasoning, correct sequence, examples and details with relevant information and data, while acknowledging the strengths and weaknesses of the explanations concerning the growth and expansion of civilizations.
7.I.CC.2 Construct arguments by drawing on multiple disciplinary lenses to analyze how a specific problem can manifest itself at local, regional and global levels over time, identifying its characteristics and causes and the challenges and opportunities faced by those trying to address the problem.
7.I.CC.3 Evaluate how individuals and groups addressed local, regional and global problems throughout the growth and expansion of civilizations.
7.I.CC.4 Use a range of deliberative and democratic procedures to discuss current local, regional and global issues.
7.I.CC.5 Analyze a specific problem from the growth and expansion of civilizations using each of the social studies disciplines.
7.I.Q.1 Develop compelling questions, focusing on the growth and expansion of civilizations from 600-1600.
7.I.Q.2 Generate supporting questions, using the disciplines of social studies, to help answer compelling questions related to the growth and expansion of civilizations between 600-1600.
7.I.Q.3 Compare the types of supporting questions each of the social studies disciplines uses to answer compelling and supporting questions.
Pre-Planned Questions: (2-3)
Compelling Question: What makes something historically significant?
How do historians think and work in order to produce narratives about the past?
Close Reading - What claims does the author make? • What evidence does the author use? • What language (words, phrases, images, symbols) does the author use to persuade the document’s audience? • How does the document’s language indicate the author’s perspective?