Reflection: High Expectations Social Studies Connection: A Manifest Destiny Debate Circa 1840 Day 1 - Section 2: Close Read


The kids really worked hard today. There were some spots where we had to really discuss vocabulary, but since this was a first read, I expected that and was excited to see the question marks in the text. Some of the vocabulary I reviewed, but some of it, I told them we would revisit because it wasn't essential to their understanding right now. The kids commented that each paragraph was organized in the key points. That was awesome! I guess I did something right in my nonfiction unit! I'm glad I used this resource and I can't wait to see how they do tomorrow for their first "debate." 

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Social Studies Connection: A Manifest Destiny Debate Circa 1840 Day 1

Unit 7: Accounts and Viewpoints and Bias, Oh My!
Lesson 19 of 32

Objective: SWBAT read opposing viewpoints on a topic and defend a side.

Big Idea: So was it God's plan to push the settlers west to take control of land and the people?

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