As the culminating task for the end of the unit, these Learning Targets are the perfect way to get your students to demonstrate mastery of the content standards (CA HSS) as they integrate the Common Core writing standards and higher order thinking.
The content standard for the Byzantine Empire has been leveled to create three Learning Targets: Basic, Proficient, and Advanced. In my class, students have the choice in the level they want to attain and the grade they want to receive. If they only want to receive a Basic grade, they only have to complete the Basic Learning Target. If they want to receive a Proficient grade, they need to complete the Basic and Proficient Learning Targets. If they want to receive an Advanced grade, they need to complete all three Learning Targets.
This is the version that students are given the first day of the Unit and it is what they use as their cover page when they turn in their Learning Targets on the last day of the Unit.