1. Topic-
The Age of Jackson
2. Content-
Sectionalism, Missouri Compromise, spoils system, Indian Removal Act, Trail of Tears, Andrew Jackson,Sequoia, John Quincy Adams.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.Students can understand how Andrew Jackson became president of the United States and the successes and failures of his first two campaigns for president.
2.Students can identify why Andrew Jackson was looked at as an America hero during his first term as president.
3. Students will understand how Jackson's Native American policies were polarizing and separate American's feeling even today.
4. Objectives-
1.Students will come to class prepared with textbooks, notebooks, and a writing utensil.
2.During group work students will move quickly to their assigned groups and start working on their tasks right away.
3. At the end of the hour, students will return to their assigned seats to recap the day's lesson.
5. Materials and Aids-
Textbooks, projector, Chromebooks.
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Begin class by discussing how Andrew Jackson's presidency is one of the most polarizing in the history of our country.
2. Many people to this day hate Andrew Jackson for his policies on Native American's.
3. Others cannot deny his effectiveness and policies as a successful president.

B. Development-

1.1. Students will take today's vocabulary words and in groups define them in their notebooks.
2. After all definitions are finished, students will be required to separate the vocab into two groups: those representing Jackson in a positive light and those showing his negative traits.

C. Practice-

1. Students will take part in an introductory web quest about Andrew Jackson.
2. Using the Google Chromebooks, students will work together to discover more about Andrew Jackson and the type of person he was.

D. Independent Practice-

1. Reading check quiz.
2. Web quest.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. Group work
2. varying instruction
3. Direct one on one help for those who need it

F. Checking for understanding-

1. reading check
2. discussions in group work
3. reflection

G. Closure-

1. Lesson recap
2. Homework assignment
7. Evaluation-
1. Reading check
2. homework assignment
8. Teacher Reflection-
Was the group work successful?
Did students understand that Andrew Jackson is a polarizing figure in American history?

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