My unit will be taught in a class called United States History I at Wilbur Cross High School. The Unit is designed to match our current class schedule. Class periods are fifty minutes in duration, and meet four times per week. The course is designed for tenth grade honors level students who are above, or at grade, level in their academic skills, both in reading and writing. The class utilizes their textbooks as a guide or framework for their curriculum. However, students in this class level also depend upon primary and secondary sources to analyze and evaluate historical information.
This unit will utilize a number of primary and secondary sources of the era in order for the students to meet the objectives of the lessons and the unit goals. These resources will encourage students to draw a connection to New Haven during, and after the colonial, era. The unit will also emphasize student based learning as a method to meet set educational objectives. Which include: primary sources, literature, cooperative learning exercises, debate, class discussion, geography, and CAPT based writing will be a part of this unit. The diversity of the lessons will also be effective for the block scheduling that is proposed for the next academic school year.