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Lesson plans, Historias Americanas, Christopher Columbus, European Colonization, Indigenous peoples, Mapping, Oral history, Family heritage, Sal Del Rey, TEKS, 5th grade, Social Studies


TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills): 1.A, 6.A, 17.D, 22A, 23.C, 24.B, 24.C

Lesson objective(s): 1.To understand the causes and effects of European colonization in the United States A. European cause and effect B. Indigenous People cause and effect. 2.How to read a timeline 3.Mapping Coordinates (Math)

Differentiation strategies to meet diverse learner needs: Engagement: Family Interview: Have students interview the oldest family members possible. Use class discussion to form the list of questions for the interview. (Ensure that location is one of the interview questions) Have a map where students can place a marker to display where their family heritage possibly began. Students can compare locations.


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