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The following lesson(s) reflect content for a 5th grade advanced reading section PACK (leveled but non-graded) reading instruction time that we have for 30 minutes daily on Mondays through Thursdays.

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In this unit students explore the extension of democracy and Native American removal during the Age of Jackson. They also explore how Jackson used the power of the presidency to attack the Bank of the United States and its favoritism toward the wealthy elite. Students then focus on westward expansion, examining art and other primary sources to assess the treatment of Native Americans.

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In this unit students will become familiar with some important abolitionists that were inherent in the fight to end slavery in the mid 1800s. They will know what abolition was as well as be able to discuss its impact on the issues leading to the Civil War.

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Through a process of experiential learning, directed teaching, models (contemporary news), and discussion, students understand what implicit bias is, how it forms, what it impacts, and what can be done to mitigate the impact of it.

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Students in Introduction to Psychology design and implement their own research initiative to culminate the course so as to demonstrate mastery of the research methods available within the social sciences as well as the stylistic conventions of field specific research writing for psychology.

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This lesson is part of a larger unit on colonization of the English Colonies in the New World. The goal of this lesson is to address key ideas and themes from one of the first established colonies - Massachusetts Bay. In particular, the motivation for founding and the general layout and routine of the colonists.

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This unit focuses on the four tribal regions of native Americans in the United States. These regions are: Pacific Northwest, Desert Southwest, Plains, and Eastern Woodlands. The goal of this unit is to emphasize geographic, religious, legislative and economic differences and similarities between each region, and discuss the cultural traditions of each region.

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