In Lesson 5 (pages 88-91 of the pdf) from the unit Argumentative Writing and Research, students will focus on how writers evaluate and rank their claims in order to structure and create strong argumentative paragraphs.
In this unit, students learn that effective citizens are committed to protecting rights for themselves, other citizens, and future generations, by upholding their civic responsibilities and are aware of the potential consequences of inaction. Students also learn distinctions between a citizen's rights, responsibilities, and priviledges help to define the requirements and limits of personal freedom.
Students learn that voluntary exchange is based on the fact that both sides expect to gain from trade and that exchange is made easier by the creation and use of money. Individuals and societies organize themselves to answer basic questions such as, How will goods and services be produced?
Students will examine specific events, leaders, and government structures that would impact the ultimate choice of government Germany settled on in their Constitution. Students will complete research questions about the sources and write an explanatory essay laying out why the German government ultimately established the structure of government they have today.
Students will analyze the functions of federal, state, and local government. Students will examine the reasons for the different organizational structures of each government.
This unit is based on the classic story, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, by Washington Irving. students will read aloud the text independently and with a partner. They will also make predictions, compare characters, discuss plot an setting, and rewrite the ending to the story.
In this unit, students will know why respect for others is a foundation of civil society. They will be able to demonstrate respect in the classroom and playground, and taking turns sharing ideas quietly. Respect for property might be demonstrated by not taking or damaging someone else's school supplies. Students will be able to analyze a situation where the respect for others, their ideas, and property is essential to live peacefully in our society.
To introduce economics, students study why scarcity necessitates choice. They analyze the benefits and costs of using resources in order to make sound decisions. Students continue to learn more about the world around them by examining how the exchange of goods and services by individuals from different countries creates interdependence. Students will understand that documents and artifacts give us information about the past. They practice the skills of gathering historical data, and examining, analyzing, and interpreting these data.
In Lesson 5: Writing an Argument (pages 58-68 of the pdf) from To Drone or Not to Drone, students will apply their prior learning and write arguments that utilize credible claims and craft effective counterclaims in order to fully develop and understand an argument.
With this unit, students learn how specialization creates interdependence and that exchanging goods and services creates interdependence. Students describe examples of specialists in a community and the interdependence which exists between them. They also analyze a situation where interdependence exists between countries and explain what might happen if one of those countries chooses to become independent of the others.
In this unit, students learn that mapped patterns are analyzed and used to help solve societal problems. Students also lean that maps can be used to distort or introduce bias into the information they portray.
Unit consisting of four lessons which provide opportunities for students to problem solve, role play and work cooperatively while examining how nations with different economic systems specialize and become interdependent through trade and how government policies allow either free or restricted trade.