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Brad Jacobson
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Giving them the Keys
I may be crazy, but I'm turning over control to the kids. For the next week or two students will be preparing a lesson to teach to the class.  That's right, they are the teachers.  More information to come, but for now, here's a link to the rubric I am usin...

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Skills-Based Assessment- The Journey so Far
I have to admit, I was a bit skeptical of skills-based assessment when I first was told that my new school was making a shift to it... And as I made the jump to join colleagues who were reading up on this new system the year before, I did find myself a bit ...

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The Ending of the Civil War
The last couple of days we have talked about the ending of the Civil War.  You can see what we discussed below: Tomorrow we are going to look at the Lincoln assassination and then begin to review next week in anticipation for a Civil War Quiz on  Friday.  S...

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Today in class we are looking at real Civil War photographs.  We filled out a form in class to help us come up with how to describe the Civil War in 1 Word .  The pictures go in the same order below as they do on the sheet provided in class.

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The Emancipation Proclamation
Yesterday and today we have been taking a look at the Emancipation Proclamation.  We took a look at the document itself and answered a few questions .  Today, we are working on a map assignment dealing with how the Proclamation actually affected slavery.

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The Fighting Starts
After discussing the lead-up to the Civil War, including a discussion on slavery, we are beginning to take a look at the fighting today.  Students were asked to read and take notes on either this reading assignment or this reading assignment .  We will disc...

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The Bill of Rights
Today in class we discussed the Bill of Rights and how it impacts us as Americans.  You can see what we discussed below: 7 days until the Constitution Test!

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Articles 4-7
Today in class we discussed articles 4-7.  You can see what we discussed below: Additionally, here are the notes we took in class today.  We are trying them a bit different, so stay tuned for how we are going to do that in the future! Constitution Test Coun...

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The Judicial Branch
Today in class we discussed Article 3, which is the Judicial Branch.  You can see what we discussed below: Students have a reading assignment to complete as well as a written assignment that goes with it.  For those materials, check out the links below: Art...
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