Understanding by Design
Designer Name(s): Samantha Meade & Brandon Purvis Date: February 3, 2017
Subject Area: English 11 and US History Grade Level(s): 11th
Unit Title/Focus: The Vietnam War: History & Literature
Estimated Amount of Instructional Time: 5 Weeks
Stage 1 – Desired Results
State Content and Common Core Skill Standards:
California Content Standards for HSS 11.9.3 - Trace the origins and geopolitical consequences (foreign and domestic) of the Cold War and containment policy, including the following: the Korean War and the Vietnam War.
California Content Standards for HSS 11.9.4 - List the effects of foreign policy on domestic policies and vise versa (e.g., protests during the war in Vietnam).
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.12.2 - Determine two or more themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; provide an objective summary of the text.
ELD Standards for Grades 11-12 - I.B.6.b - Explain inferences and conclusion drawn from close reading of grade-level texts and viewing of multimedia using a variety of verbs and adverbials.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.12.1.B - Develop claim(s) and counterclaims fairly and thoroughly, supplying the most relevant evidence for each while pointing out the strengths and limitations of both in a manner that anticipates the audience's knowledge level, concerns, values, and possible biases.
ELD Standards for Grades 11-12 - I.C.11.a - Justify opinions or persuade others by making connections and distinctions between ideas and texts and articulating sufficient, detailed, and relevant textual evidence or background knowledge by using appropriate register.
Students will understand that…
The Cost of War (Foreign and Domestic)
Morality of War
What students will know:
What students will be able to do:
Stage 2 - Assessment Evidence
Service Learning (Domestic)
Cooperative Learning Project (Foreign)
Stage 3 - Learning Plan
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