Unit #15 - Issues in America Today
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Semester Exam
Review 2nd Semester Material & Prepare for Semester Exam
Monday, May 8
Tuesday, May 9
Wednesday, May 10
Thursday, May 11
Friday, May 12
Monday, May 15
Tuesday, May 16
Wednesday, May 17
Thursday, May 18
Friday, May 19
These two days will be used
to review the information
and skills presented this
semester and measure the
objectives learned.
**Note: Any assignments NOT completed in class will be considered HOMEWORK**
Daily Activities
Day/Date
Assignments
Monday, May 22
Tuesday, May 23
Wednesday, May 24
Thursday, May 25
Friday, May 26
Unit #15 Daily Lessons (Subject to change)
**Note: Any assignments NOT completed in class will be considered HOMEWORK**
Monday, May 29
Tuesday, May 30
Wednesday, May 31
Thursday, June 1
Friday, June 2
Unit Objectives
Unit Objectives
Unit #15 - Issues in America Today
Introduction of: Final Project: Current Issues
Present Project
Present Project
Present Project
Present Project
Research and Assemble Project
Research and Assemble Project
Research and Assemble Project
Research and Assemble Project
Research and Assemble Project
Research and Assemble Project
Review and Prepare for Semester Exam
Planning for Final Project: Current Issues
Topic Selection for Final Project: Current Issues
Review and Prepare for Semester Exam
Study Guide
Study Guide
Topic Web
Research Questions & Vocabulary
Research Notes and Sources
Presentation Plan
Storyboard & Outline
Project Packet
Students will examine, research and present one of the issues facing the United
States today.  They will create their presentations using audio, video, and still
graphics to inform their classmates about their topic.  Students will choose to work
individually or with a partner.
Work Day - No Classes
Work Day - No Classes
Graduation
Graduation
Last Day of School - Early Release
Last Day of School - Early Release
US.29 Social studies skills. The student applies critical-thinking skills to organize and use information acquired from a variety of valid sources,
    including electronic technology. The student is expected to:
    US.29A  use a variety of both primary and secondary valid sources to acquire information and to analyze and answer historical questions;
    US.29B   analyze information by sequencing, categorizing, identifying cause-and-effect relationships, comparing and contrasting, finding the main idea,
                   summarizing, making generalizations, making predictions, drawing inferences, and drawing conclusions;
    US.29C  understand how historians interpret the past (historiography) and how their interpretations of history may change over time;
    US.29D  use the process of historical inquiry to research, interpret, and use multiple types of sources of evidence;
    US.29E  evaluate the validity of a source based on language, corroboration with other sources, and information about the author, including points of
                  view, frames of reference, and historical context;
    US.29F   identify bias in written, oral, and visual material;
    US.29G  identify and support with historical evidence a point of view on a social studies issue or event;
    US.29H  use appropriate skills to analyze and interpret social studies information such as maps, graphs, presentations, speeches, lectures,
                  and political cartoons.
US.30 Social studies skills. The student communicates in written, oral, and visual forms. The student is expected to:
    US.30A  create written, oral, and visual presentations of social studies information;
    US.30B  use correct social studies terminology to explain historical concepts;
    US.30C  use different forms of media to convey information, including written to visual and statistical to written or visual, using available computer
                  software as appropriate.
Project Details & Potential Topic List
PowerPoint
Mapskills
Writing
Video
Visually Based
Question
Test
Class/Group
Activity
Graphic
Organizer
Reading
Primary
Sources
Research
Notes
Review
Quiz
Document Based
Question
TRS