Period 3 – U.S. History Honors Lesson Plans (2-20-2015)

U.S. History Header 2Unit:

Unit #1 – A Nation is Born

Chapter #2 – Growth & Conflict (1789-1877)

Section #4 – The Civil War

Unit S.M.A.R.T. Goal:

Students will understand the United States’s growth rate during this period with 90% accuracy in 3 of 4 trials.

Today’s Objective:

Students will be able to discuss the military and political conditions that led to the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation and General Order 143. Today will be building on yesterday and in honor of Black History Month we will be paying particular attention to the 54th Massachusetts. This objective was begun on Wednesday (2-18-2015). We will be finishing this objective today.

Behavioral Norms (Student Developed):

1.  “Only one person talks at a time” – Noah  (23 votes – approved)

2. “Respect others opinions/ideas” – Rob (31 votes – approved)

3. “Stay on task” – Andrea ( 27 votes – approved)


Civil (war), habeas corpus, dysentery, measles, amputation, musket, soldier, Confederacy, states rights, emancipation (proclamation), commander, battle, freed men, rations, army, casualty, nullification, Union, copperhead, national supremacy, conscription, ironclad


Task #1 – Quick review of the material on the Emancipation Proclamation and General Order 143 from Tuesday and Wednesday.

Task #2 – Review the material on the 54th Massachusetts voluntary regiment.

Task #3 –  Lets look over some of your responses to yesterday’s online Socrative activity. (Downloadable File -> Period 2 – 54th Massachusetts Regiment (Student Developed Questions)

Task #4 – Students will continue practicing questioning materail using Costas Levels of Thinking and Questioning. Over the course of today’s class student’s will be expected to develop 10 higher level thinking questions.


Make sure you are working on your questions. You are gaining more evidence to work with each day. To download a copy of the questions use the link below.

Downloadable File -> Civil War Unit – Main Question & Focus Questions

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