Unit 4, Ancient Israel; Lesson 7: Abraham

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 and the historical significance of Abraham and his sons.

     B.  Bell Ringer:

          1.  Previous Day’s Clear Target:  I can explain the significance of the three kings of Israel and their accomplishments.

          2.  Question(s): Who were the three kings and what did they do?

               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 game of “Riddle Me This” IOT get the students’ into their

     D.  Presentation of New Material:  TSW complete the EdPuzzle on Abraham by going to EdPuzzle.com, logging in if necessary, selecting their social studies class, and then selecting the Abraham of Canaan EdPuzzle.

          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 EdPuzzle on Abraham of Canaan.

     G.  Closure:  TSW be able to answer the following question(s) in the next day’s class discussion: Who was Abraham?  Who was Abraham’s Son?  Who was Abraham’s Grandson?  What significant accomplishment is attributed to each?

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

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