Big Ideas: To study the history of the Earth
Essential Questions: What is uniformitariansim? What's the difference between relative and absolute dating?, What types of fossils can be found? How is time measured geologically? 
Vocabulary: uniformiatariansim, relative dating, fossils, absoulte dating, time scales (ie eon, eras, periods, and epochs)
Month Content Skills Asessment Standards Instructional Activities,
Strategies, and Differentiation
November Historical Geology  Formative:  HS-ESS2-2; HS-ESS2-6; HS-ESS2-7 Provide Topic Reading Assignments and Vocabulary List   
  Deliver Information via Lecture, Discussion and Handouts
Uniformiatariansim  Create and determine the difference between mold and cast fossil types. Student Partipiation and Dialog  Use Technology (ie Simulations/Illustrations/Videos), Various Manipulatives and Word Play
Realtive Dating Find and identify marine life about 280-600 million years ago (Paleozoic Era) and to inspire students to understand the geology and evolution of animals found in Indiana millions of years ago. Study Guide Assignments  Offer Review Opportunities (Study Guides and Study Sessions)
Fossil Types Use data that shows the changing percentage composition of atmosphere since the formation of the Earth to create a graph of each gas and determine the significance of the data. Lab Practicles and/or Projects Supplement Topic Discussion with Labs/Projects/Demonstrations
Absolute Dating Create a geological timeline of evolutionary events and mass extinctions which can be represented visually.    Chapter Quizzes
Time Scale / History  Understand half-life and how it is used to determine the age of fossils by modeling radiometric dating.   Reading / Vocabulary Exam  
Simulate the radioactive decay of an isotope using Twizzlers and graphing the results.
Chapter Exam
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