Lesson Plan : California

Teacher Name:
 Ms. Bradley
 Grade 7-8
 Social Studies

 When did California become a state?
 California from the pre-Columbian societies to the Spanish mission and Mexican rancho periods. Idenify: Define: Juan Cabrillo mission system Gaspar de Portola rancho Junipero Serra pueblos John Bidwell statehood Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo Bear Flag Republic Pio Pico Mexican-American War
 1. Students will describes the social, political, cultural and interactions among people of California from the per-Columbian societies to the Spanish and Mexican periods. 2. Students will explain the social and political life in California from the establishment of the Bear Flag Republic through the Mexican-American War, and the granting of statehood.
 1. students will be able to explain how California became a state. 2. Students will be able to describe the spanish exploration and colonization of California.
 History textbooks, encyclopedias, US map, paper, pen/pencils,malers, highlighters, notebooks, student workbooks,computers
 California from the Per-Columbian societies to the Mexican rancho periods.
 I will show the students (using the class room map of the U.S) some of the routes the early explores used to get to Next I will point out why people came to California and the routes they travel. Next I will have the student tell me what they already know about California during this time era. I will be writing down their respondes on the whiteboard using a KWL chart.
 I will next have the students open up their books to the chapter reading. Then I would lead them through a guided reading on the chapter they are studying. During the guided reading I would stop and point the key vocabulary words.
 classroom computers and alfa smart are made available to student who have IEP and need to use technology assistant to complete their assignments.
Checking For Understanding:
 I will next have the class tell me what they learned about California and list their comments on the KWL chart on the white board. Next i will ask them is there anything that they want to know about that was not covered in today's class reading. I will list their comments on the KWL chart.
 I will have the students verbally summarize what they learned again and sharing their answers to the unknown terms. I would now assign their homework study books.
 I will have a check list with the students names and I would check off and write a short statement on what I seen during their classwork time.
Teacher Reflections:
 I will write how I felt the class did today. I would list what I should have none to make the lesson better. I will also list what I need to do to follow up on this chapter reading

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