THEME: American Voices
“America is not something if it consists of each of us. It is something only if it consists of all of us .” Woodrow Wilson President of the USA
Quote: “The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary” Vince Lombardi
RIF: Reference and research / Point of view
Word of the Week: laconic- The use of few words in speech
Essential question: How does the assassination of Lincoln affect the development of American history?
Objectives:Students will be able to:
1.Work collaboratively.
2. Understand and appreciate non-fiction
3.Understand an author’s use of biography
4. Prepare visuals to use in a presentation
5. Use biography as a springboard for creative writing.
6. Practice speaking and listening skills.
Monday _ Memorial Day – No school
Warm up: Middle School Memories
Class work: Creation of map for Route map presentation ( Harriet Tubman …. Underground Railroad). Oral Presentation

Warm up: Middle School Memories
Classwork: Speaking and listening route map activity. Oral presentation continues.
Home work : none
Warm up: Middle School Memories.
Classwork: Lincoln A photobiography… MDL page 769—Pre reading to include KWL and VIS.
Home work: Write five facts about Lincoln and Fredrick Douglass
Friday :
Warm Up: Middle School Memories
Classwork: Audience reading and summarization…. Lincoln A photography MDL page 770-775.

History teaches everything, even the future.” Alphonse de Lamartine.