Subject: New Mexico History
1. Topic-
The topic for this lesson is the Lincoln County War which took place in the late 19th century in southern New Mexico.
2. Content-
The main subject is why the war broke out and who were the key figures in this war.
Key Terms: Lawrence Murphy & James Dolan. Alexander McSween & John Tunstall.John Chisum. "Billy the Kid". The Regulators.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.want students to understand what a monopoly is and how this was the root cause of this war.
2.want students to understand the significance of this war and how New Mexico Changed after it was over.
3.Want students to learn to read maps and understand geographical locations.
4. Objectives-
Want students to be interested and excited to learn this important time in our state's history.
5. Materials and Aids-
Textbook, Internet research, film/documentary.
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1.First part of the lesson I will explain what events led up to the Lincoln County war and who were the key people in this confrontation.
2.I will provide overhead slides of certain individuals that way students will be put a face with the names that are being discussed.
3.Show a brief documentary on the war.

B. Development-

In class I will give important details of events that took place but I will highlight certain terms or events that I will want students to research on their own.

C. Practice-

1.I will have a a list of certain terms I will want students to define and understand for an examination that will cover this lesson as well as others in the unit.
2.In class I would like for the students to create a map of New Mexico during the time of the war. I want them to identify and mark on their map key areas that pertain to this subject. This will help them with map skills.

D. Independent Practice-

1.In groups of 3-4 I will have each group pick a key individual and do some brief research on them. Then as a group I would like for them to come up with an alternative solution to what they actually did that the certain individual they chose.
2.Each group will give a brief classroom presentation.
3.If students do well I will reward them for their hard work with a possible field trip to Lincoln. This is a great opportunity for them to experience the actual atmosphere of the area of where this war took place.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

One on One instruction

F. Checking for understanding-

There will be a lesson quiz of subject but this topic will also be included in unit test.

G. Closure-

Give an overall explanation of events, how it changed New Mexico and the culture of the people living in this territory.
7. Evaluation-
I will evaluate if students comprehended the information from there assessments and group reports.

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