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About the Teacher

Hello, my name is Derrick Stewart. I am a graduate of Tennessee Tech University with a degreee in Elementary Education as well as a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction. I am entering my 7th year of teaching. I will be teaching 5th grade Science and Social Studies this year at Midtown Elementary. I look forward to the 2017-2018 school year.

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Lesson plans 8/22-825

 Tuesday: Chapter 3 Lesson 4 The Civil War Begins
Read and discuss Lincoln's purpose for the Civil War
Complete lesson review
Wednesday:  Underground Railroad Activity
Students will work in groups in an activity that requires the students to navigate through the hall to the back playground as if they were slaves escaping through the Underground Railroad.
Thursday:  Ch. 3 Test Review
Friday: Ch. 3 Test

Lesson plans 8/14-8/18

Monday:  Social Studies
Ch. 3 L. 1 Civil War: North and South
Read and discuss how slavery contributed to the Civil War
Define Vocabulary
Tuesday: Continue Monday's lesson
Wednesday: Ch.3 L.1 Review p. 81 1-6 in pairs
Create a graphic organizer that shows differences between North and South
Thursday: Ch. 3 L. 2 The Fight for Freedom
Break students up in 3 groups and assign each group a specific abolitionist.
1. William Lloyd Garrison
2. Fredrick Douglas
3. Sojourner Truth
Have each group prepare a presentation on how each person influenced the fight against slavery.
Friday:Chapter 3 Lesson 3 A Nation Divided
Read and discuss the 3 compromises
Define vocabulary