The focus of this week’s instruction is to deepen students’ understanding of:
- The relationship and attitudes toward men and women between John and Abigail Adams by reading their letters to each other
- The attitudes toward gender through the eyes of John and Abigail Adams in 1776
- The Women’s Rights Movement and how things have changed since the writing of the Declaration of Independence.
- The impact of geographical features on the development of the early civilizations and how their lives have changed once they began to settle in one area
- The geographical features and impact of Spanish conquests on the development of the Maya, Aztec, and Inca civilizations.
7.RL.KID.1-Analyze what a text says explicitly and draw logical inferences; cite several pieces of textual evidence to support conclusions.
7.RI.KID.2-Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary.
7.RI.KID.3-Analyze the relationships and interactions among individuals, events, and/or ideas in a text.
7.RL.CS.4-Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including allusions to other texts and repetition of words and phrases.
7.RL.CS.5-Analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text, including how the major sections contribute to the whole and to the development of the ideas.
7.RL.CS.6-Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how an author distinguishes his or her position from that of others.
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