Stage 1- Desired Results
Transfer:
Students will be able to independently use their learning to…
  • Understand how recurring patterns in history can inform judgments about current events and other issues.
  • Analyze and resolve conflicts in order to work and live cooperatively with others.
Standards:

1.7 After reading or listening to folktales, legends, and stories from America (e.g., Johnny Appleseed, Paul Bunyan, Davy Crockett, John Henry, and Annie Oakley) and from around the world, (e.g., Anansi, Issun Boshi, the Knee-High Man, Lon Po Po,) describe the main characters and their qualities.

1.8 - After reading or listening to stories about famous Americans of different ethnic groups, faiths, and historical periods.
(e.g., Neil Armstrong, Cesar Chavez, Roberto Clemente, Thomas Edison, Bill Gates, Daniel Inouye, Thurgood Marshall, Rosa Parks, Colin Powell, Sacagawea, Jonas Salk, Harriett Beecher Stowe, Clarence Thomas, Booker T. Washington, and the Wright Brothers) describe their qualities or distinctive traits. (H, C)

8 - Give examples that show the meaning of the following words: politeness, achievement, courage, honesty, and reliability.

1.9 Explain that Americans have a variety of different religious, community, and family celebrations and customs, and describe celebrations or customs held by members of the class and their families
Essential Questions

Overarching:
What can we learn from famous people of the past?


Topical:
What can famous Americans from the past teach us about being good citizens?
Big Ideas

Citizenship

Enduring Understandings

Overarching:

Famous Americans helped define our history.


Topical:

Describe distinctive traits and qualities of famous Americans of the past.
Students will know…

  • Definition of a famous American.
  • Definition of a citizen.
  • A minimum of 4 famous Americans across different ethnic groups, such as Jackie Robinson, Helen Keller, Thomas Edison, Roberto Clemente, and Rosa Parks. (See Social Studies Standard 1.8 for more examples.)
  • Sequence of their place in history (timeline).

Academic Vocabulary:
Citizen, famous American, politeness, achievement, courage, honesty, reliability, hero, fame
Students will be skilled at …

  • Researching famous Americans using books, media, etc.
  • Listing and describing the traits of famous Americans.
  • Identifying famous Americans roles in history with factual information.
  • Identifying the traits and qualities of a citizen
  • Comparing and contrasting chosen historical figures.
  • Giving examples that show the meaning of the following words: politeness, achievement, courage, honesty, and reliability.
Stage 2- Assessment Evidence
Performance Tasks:

Students can present or perform from the characters point of view why they are important to American History.

Formative:


Summative:

You are going to nominate a Famous American for a "Good Citizenship" award. Determine who your Famous American is and using two or more character traits (politeness, courage, honesty, and reliability) we have learned tell why your Famous American should receive this award. You could write a letter or an article to express and support your opinion.

Student Self-Assessment:
Stage 3- Learning Plan

  • After reading the story aloud, students will describe the characteristics and qualities of the main character by making a character web.

* After reading a story aloud, students will describe the characteristics and qualities of the main character by making a character web.

* Students can present or perform from the characters point of view why they are important to American History.


Examples of other famous Americans and where thry fall within the school year:Johnny Appleseed – Fall
Betsy Ross – June 14th – Flag Day
George Washington – February
Helen Keller – March (famous women)
Abe Lincoln - February
Harriet Tubman – February or March
Alexander Graham Bell
Susan B. Anthony – March
Amelia Earhart - March
Martin Luther King Jr. - January
Rosa Parks – January/February (black history month)
Current President – February
Theodore Roosevelt – February
Sacagawea – November


  • Throughout the year, discuss different family celebrations and customs. Compare and contrast the different celebrations among family’s customs.

Resources
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