This course is designed for small group instruction of struggling readers that require explicit instruction and specialized learning strategies. Students are encouraged to develop a ‘growth mindset’ and take ever-increasing responsibility for their own learning. Classes will address state objectives in U.S. History (1800-1900) taken from the Essential Elements (modified Common Core Objectives) monthly. We will cover units including The Revolution, the New Nation and the Constitution, the Civil War and Reconstruction, Reform Movements and Immigration, Economics, and Westward Expansion. Additional units include Our Community and Survival Words for students taking the Supported Independence or Participation level MI Access tests. A Study Guide and Quizlet wil be sent home on the firsty day of each unit with a tentative unit test date. Interactve notebooks and formative assessments will also be sent home for study prior to the final test.
We will begin Q-1 with a study of Geography including a world map (comtinents and oceans) and U.S.A. map (states, land features, regional characteristics). In Oct, we will begin lessons on COre Democratic Values and the 3 branches of government.
Sept. 11 will include lessons designed to celebrate Patriots Day.
Geography Study Guide Tentative Date for Unit Test: early Nov.
Map- shows the earth in 2 -dimensional illustration (flat); not accurate in size, shape or distance but more portable
Globe- shows the Earth as a 3-dimentional sphere, is accurate and shows global perspective; shows tilt of Earth on its axis
Hemisphere- any circle drawn around the earth dividing it in half- The Earth has a north, south, eastern and western hemisphere
Equator- line drawn around the Earth that divides it into the northern and southern hemispheres
Prime Meridian- line drawn around the Earth that divides it into eastern and western hemispheres
North/South Poles- the points farthest north and south on the Earth on its axis
Axis- invisible line that runs through the earth from top to bottom and tilts the planet- causes seasons
Directions- Cardinal: north, south, east, west; Intermediate: northeast, south east, south west, northwest
Compass rose- a tool that shows cardinal and intermediate directions on a map
Longitude- lines dividing the Earth east and west from Prime Meridian, measured in degrees
Latitude- lines dividing the Earth north and south from equator, measured in degrees
Continent- largest land mass
Ocean- largest bodies of water
Country- a nation or area of land that is politically controlled by one government
State- An area organized into a political unit and ruled by an established government with control over its internal and foreign affairs. The United States has 50 states.
State Capital- the city where the government for that state is located. The capital city of Michigan is Lansing. The Largest city in Michigan is Detroit.
-Be able to identify/label the following on a world map.
7 continents, 5 oceans
Also: Great Britain, France, Spain, Germany and Russia, Mexico, Canada
-Be able to label 8 directions on a compass rose.
-Be able to record on a map of the United States:
The 5 Great Lakes
Northeast region- contains the Appalachian Mts.
Southeast region- contains Florida and is very hot
Midwest region- contains Michigan and the Great Lakes
Southwest region- contains Texas and has deserts
Northwest region- contains the state of Washington and volcanoes
Rocky Mts., Appalachian Mts.
Michigan, New York, Florida, Texas, California, Washington
Detroit, Lansing, Washington D.C.