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Mrs. Depoyster's students researched a major event during the American Revolution and then wrote an informative article about the event. Students used their both text books and non fiction text as well as the American Revolution Pathfinder to conduct research. Students migrated their findings into an informative article, written in a Google Doc. Students then selected highlights from their informative article and created a back-in-time Fodey news story reporting on the details of the event.

DATELINE 1776.....

| 2014 | 2013 | Standards





1. Understand the chronological organization of history and know how to organize events and people into major eras to identify and explain historical relationships.(Colorado Model Content Standards for History, Standard 1)

2. Develop an awareness of the process and resources of historical inquiry.(Colorado Model Content Standards for History, Standard 2)

Writing Standard

Organize material in paragraphs and understand how to use a topic sentence and how to develop a paragraph with examples and details.

Research Standards

1. Create questions for investigations, assigned topic or personal area of interest.

2. Utilize appropriate searching techniques to gather information from a variety of sources.

3. Acquire information, with teacher assistance, from multiple sources including books, ebooks, Safe Searching Resources, and Internet-based resources), and collect data about the topic.

4. Identify important information and write brief notes about the information.

5. Sort relevant information about the topic into categories with teacher assistance.

6. Report important findings to others.

AASL 21st Learner Skills

1. Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge.

2. Draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge.

3. Share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of our democratic society.


1. Creativity and Innovation.

2. Communication and Collaboration.

3. Research and Information Fluency.

4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making.

5. Digital Citizenship.

6. Technology Operations and Concepts.

Google Applications for Education Grade Level Skills

1) Login intofsastudents.org acct (using Chrome)

2) Locate My Drive

3) Create, name, and share(with teacher) and edit new Google Doc

4) Copy and past from Google Doc into Fodey (multiple tabs open)