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TIME REQUIRED: For the basic unit, which includes research and developing a Power Point presentation, allow for at least 3-4 weeks. If using the alternate plans, allow for at least 2 additional weeks for each component.
     If teaching this over an extended time frame, it may take 4-6 months.


Major Goal(s) and Associated Standards.

·    Students will better appreciate the issues of liberty or loyalty facing people of the British colonies in America.
·    Students will work collaboratively with fellow members of their groups and with students in other classes and with experts they communicate with.
·    Students will synthesize the information they find doing research and will create presentations and other products that communicate their learning.
·    Students will summarize their learning in written compositions.
·    Students will be encouraged to express their feelings using music, poetry and art.

HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES OBJECTIVES: The students will understand the political, religious, social, and economic institutions that evolved in  the colonial era.

1. The students will  Understand how the British colonial period created the basis for the development of political
                        self-government and a free-market economic system (California Social Studies
                        Standards 5.4.5)

2.The students will understand the influence of location and physical setting on the founding of the
                    original 13 colonies (California Social Studies Standards 5.4.1)
3. The students will describe the introduction of slavery into America, the responses of slave families to
              their condition, the ongoing struggle between proponents and opponents of slavery,
                    and the gradual institutionalization of slavery in the South.(California Social Studies Standards 5.4.6)
4. The students will explain the early democratic ideas and practices that emerged during the colonial
              period, including the significance of representative assemblies and town meetings. (California Social
                        Studies Standards 5.4.7)
 
 
LANGUAGE ARTS OBJECTIVES:
      1. The students will Create multiple-paragraph expository compositions:
                 a. Establish a topic, important ideas, or events in sequence or chronological order.
                  b. Provide details and transitional expressions that link one paragraph to another in a  clear line of thought.
                  c. Offer a concluding paragraph that summarizes important ideas and details.
                        (California Language Arts-Writing Standards 1.1.2)
 
Language Arts>Writing California Content Standards:
2.0 Using the writing strategies of grade five outlined in Writing Standard 1.0, students:
2.1 Write narratives:
         a. Establish a plot, point of view, setting, and conflict.
         b. Show, rather than tell, the events of the story

RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY OBJECTIVES:
      1.3 The students will use organizational features of printed text (e.g., citations, end notes,  bibliographic references) to locate relevant information.
        1.4 The students will create simple documents by using electronic media and employing organizational  features (e.g., passwords, entry and pull-down menus, word searches, the thesaurus, and  spell check

Technology

ISTE National Technology Standards

 1. Basic operations and concepts
        Students demonstrate a sound understanding of the nature and  operation of technology systems.
  2. Students are proficient in the use of  technology.
   3. Technology productivity tools
           Students use technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity, and promote creativity.
           Students use productivity tools to collaborate in constructing technology-enhanced models, prepare publications, and    produce other creative works

ADDITIONAL RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY OBJECTIVES
(In addition to those included in the current California State Framework)
                    1.The students will use Power Point to create a presentation
                    2.The students will create a simple publication using Microsoft Publisher.
                    3.The students  will  create a simple web page using web editors such as  MS Word and/or Netscape Composer.
                    4.The students will create a summative essay on what they learned doing this activity using Microsoft Word.

ADDITIONAL  OBJECTIVES
(In addition to those included in the current California State Framework)
              1.The students will use artistic discrimination in designing and creating a panel of a patchwork quilt
representative of the person whose identity they assune and their social or occupational status
          2.The students will create a life size tableau related to the occupation of their assumed character based
on visual representations of such settings for a school colonial fair.
          3.The students will create a costume representative of the historical occupation of their assumed character based
on visual representations of such clothing for a school colonial fair.
 
 
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