Benchmark Activity 

 

 

 


Basic Education Goals

(1) Read with comprehension, write with skill, and communicate effectively and responsibly in a variety of ways and settings;
(2) Know and apply the core concepts and principles of mathematics; social, physical, and life sciences; civics and history; geography; arts; and health and fitness;
(3) Think analytically, logically, and creatively, and to integrate experience and knowledge to form reasoned judgments and solve problems; and
(4) Understand the importance of work and how performance, effort, and decisions directly affect future career and educational opportunities.

Refer to the EALRS as a reference.

 

Date

Target Benchmarks

Subject Area

Activity

Essential Question

2001

History 

1. The student examines and understands major ideas, eras, themes, developments, turning points, chronology, and cause-and-effect relationships in U.S., world, and Washington State history

To meet this standard, the student will:

1.1 understand historical time, chronology, and causation
how events occur in time and place, are sequenced chronologically, and impact future events

1.2 analyze the historical development of events, people, places, and patterns of life in U.S., world, and Washington State history

1.3 examine the influence of culture on U.S., world, and Washington State history

2. The student applies the methods of social science investigation to investigate, compare and contrast interpretations of historical events.

To meet this standard, the student will:

2.1 investigate and research
use sources of information such as historical documents, eyewitness accounts, photos, works of art, letters, and artifacts to investigate and understand historic occurrences

2.2 analyze historical information
evaluate different interpretations of major events in U.S., world, and Washington State history

2.3 synthesize information and reflect on findings

 

Social Studies

Native American Unit

 

Native American Unit

Overarching Question

Does power belong to everyone?

 

Topical Questions

 

How could a whole culture lose power?

How does oppression affect future generations?

 

What causes people to move?

 Force economic natural disasters

What gives one race the right to dominate another?  Class systems

Power in American History

Guns, horses, technology,

 

 

Writing

1. The student writes clearly and effectively.

To meet this standard, the student will:

1.1 develop concept and design
develop a topic or theme; organize written thoughts with a clear beginning, middle, and end; use transitional sentences and phrases to connect related ideas; write coherently and effectively

1.2 use style appropriate to the audience and purpose
use voice, word choice, and sentence fluency for intended style and audience

1.3 apply writing conventions
know and apply correct spelling, grammar, sentence structure, punctuation, and capitalization

 

 

 

Student will demonstrate understanding of the elements found in Native American Legends. Working in groups of two they will create their own legend and share it with the class.  Storytelling will be the form of presentation.

 

Communication

1. The student uses listening and observation skills to gain understanding.

To meet this standard, the student will:

1.1 focus attention

1.2 listen and observe to gain and interpret information

1.check for understanding by asking questions and paraphrasing

 

 

 

While listening to an assortment of legends told by the teacher, the students will gain an understanding of Native American Legends.

 

What are the elements of a Native American Legend?  What similarities and/or differences do you notice among the tribes from different regions in the United States?

 

1. The student uses listening and observation skills to gain understanding.

To meet this standard, the student will:

1.1 focus attention

1.2 listen and observe to gain and interpret information

1.check for understanding by asking questions and paraphrasing

 

 

 

 

 

3. The student uses communication strategies and skills to work effectively with others.

To meet this standard, the student will:

3.1 use language to interact effectively and responsibly with others

3.2 work cooperatively as a member of a group

3.3 seek agreement and solutions through discussion