Unit 4, Ancient Israel; Lesson 4: The Israelites

Note:  TTW= The Teacher Will; TSW= The Students Will; GCR= Google Classroom 

I.  Standard(s):  6.21: Describe the development of the Ancient Israelites, and explain the reasons for their movements from Mesopotamia to Canaan (later called Israel), from Canaan to Egypt, and from Egypt back to Canaan.

6.22:  Describe the origins and central features of Judaism: Key person(s) (Abraham, Moses); sacred texts (Tanakh, Torah); basic beliefs; monotheism; Ten Commandments and emphasis on individual worth and personal responsibility.

     A.  Clear Target:  I can explain the origins of Judaism, the key historical figures, and the key beliefs of the Israelites.

     B.  Bell Ringer:

          1.  Previous Day’s Clear Target: I can identify and locate the major geographical features of ancient Israel and explain their significance to ancient Israel.

          2.  Question: What was so important about the location of Israel?

               a.  Review:  After the class has answered the question to the best of their ability, TTW assess if there needs to be a review of the previous day’s lesson.  If a review is needed, TTW have the students get out their notes and will review the material with them.

               b.  If no review is needed TTW have the students get ready for today’s lesson.

     C.  Set: TTW lead a discussion on the clear target and or bell ringer to ensure that the students understand it/them and the previous day’s lesson.

     D.  Presentation of New Material:  TTW pass out a copy of “The Israelites” document from the Rolling Cart to each student.  This copy of the reading has blank spaces on it. TSW read the Israelites document (using the Google extension Snap and Read if needed…directions for installation and use are on the helpful links section of the class website) from the following link:  Here is the link for the writing: Israelites Reading  TSW use the copy of the reading that the teacher passed out and fill in the blanks from the digital link that they are reading. TSW work on missing work from any class when they are done with the fill in the blanks.  If they do not have any missing work, they can write, read, or draw.

          1.  Checks For Understanding (CFU):  Closure Question(s); Independent Practice

          2.  Video in Video N/A

          3.  Simulation:  N/A

     E.  Guided Practice: TTW show the students how to get to the day’s presentation of new material and independent practice; and explain what they are doing to complete the day’s lesson.  TTW then choose a student at random to perform the same tasks.

    F.  Independent Practice (The assignments are due the next school day unless otherwise stated):  TSW complete the fill in the blanks notes page on the reading assignment in Presentation of New Material.

     G.  Closure:  TSW be able to participate in a discussion over this lesson on the next day’s class.

     H.  Assessment:  Question and answer/Discussions/The guided practice

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