February 24-28,2020


2019/2020 Rowan County Middle School Lesson Plan

Week of: February 24-28,2020

Teacher: Rowland

Subject: Social Studies

PLAN:  (a)Goal Objective/(b)Learning Target –   (What do students need to learn)                                                                     

Standard being taught/assessed:

am Learning Targets 

 The student understands the growth of imperial states in 

7.C.CP.1 Compare political institutions and their impacts on people in empires between 600- 1600.

7.H.CE.2 Evaluate the political, geographic, economic and social impact of the expansion of empires between 600-1600.

7.C.CP.1 Compare political institutions and their impacts on people in empires between 600- 1600.


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.


Pre-Planned Questions: (2-3)

Compelling Question: 

How democratic was the Roman Republic?


Supporting Questions:

How was Roman Society Structured?

How was the Republican government organized?

What made up the three branches of Roman Republic?

How did Rome expand?

What was the result of Roman expansion?



DO: Instructional activities each day (How will they learn it)






Bell Ringer: 

What led to conflict in Rome?



I can discuss the significance of JUlius Caesar  and Caesar Augustus in Roman History.




Nearpod- Julius Caesar

Flocabulary Song- Roman Republic


Brainpop- Pax Romana

Lesson 3- 442


Formative Assessment – 

Exit Tickets


Bell Ringer: 

How were family and society organized in Rome?




I can analyze roles in Roman family life and society and how they were organized.



The Daily Life of Romans


Summarizing Reading Skill Chart 452

Roman Beliefs

Life in a Roman City 


Formative Assessment-

Exit Ticket

Graphic Organizer in notes


Bell Ringer:

 How did Roman government try to solve some of the cities  problems?





I can explain life in Roman cities and interesting innovations and entertainment.




The Colosseum 458

Virtual Tour - Nearpod


Formative Assessment: 

Kahoot / Socrative Formative

Bell Ringer:

How did life differ for the rich and por in Roman society?




I can discuss advancements in engineering and architecture made by the ancient Romans






Formative Assessment: 

Exit Ticket

Notebook checks

Bell Ringer:

What structures in Roman cities have influenced modern cities?




I can discuss the similaritiesbetween life in Ancient Rome and the modern world.







Article of the Week, Current Events, Close Reading Activity/Socratic Seminar

Quiz- Geography, Mythology, Government


Formative Assessment: Close Reading Assignment, Quiz


Assessment:  (How Can We Measure That They’ve Learned It)

Cornell Notes Check 

Exit Slip

Teacher Survey

Go Formative


Mastery Connect Assessments

NewsEla Reading

Interventions:  (What steps are in place if they haven’t learned it)

Based on assessment data - student specific. 

Providing extra time for a student to complete the same test/assignments as his/her peers 

• Reading a test to a student 

• Providing preferential seating

• Providing an evidence-based one-on-one intervention to improve a student’s reading comprehension for 30 minutes twice per week. 

5th Period Reading INterventions with RTI

Specific Skills (non-negotiables) standard and student need specific

Close Reading

Cornell Notes 

Thinking Like a Historian 


Vocabulary Focus/Word Wall

(Critical Vocabulary)

Primary Source

Secondary Source




Close Reading 












Differentiated Instruction:  (How do we go deeper if they’ve already learned it)   Be specific.  How are we pushing for growth? Extensions and variations

  • Design lessons based on students’ learning styles.

  • Group students by shared interest, topic, or ability for assignments.

  • Assess students’ learning using formative assessment.

  • Manage the classroom to create a safe and supportive environment.

  • Continually assess and adjust lesson content to meet students’ needs.


Study: (Data driven decisions) What does the data tell you?  What do you need to reteach? ) Share bi-weekly in PLC and do it


1st- 81%

3rd- 88%

6th- 78%


Act: (Continuous improvement/How will we do it differently next week?)  This should be included in your next PDSA/Lesson Plan. What do the students say worked?  What Didn’t work? Share bi-weekly in PLC


RTI reading

Reading strategies to address struggling readers

Lexile Scores in Newsela