History- Holly Anthony

WELCOME TO 8TH GRADE
AMERICAN HISTORY
Holly Anthony, M.Ed.


 
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Curriculum Map: 1st Quarter:

8th Grade 2016-2017 

Standards (Focus on testing verbs: identify, describe, analyze, etc…):

Benchmark 1-B: United States History: analyze and interpret major eras, events and individuals from the periods of exploration and colonization through the civil war and reconstruction in United States History.

1. describe, evaluate and interpret the economic and political reasons for the American revolution, to include:

a. attempts to regulate colonial trade through passage of Tea Act, Stamp Act and Intolerable Acts; colonists’ reaction to British policy (e.g., boycotts, the sons of liberty, petitions, appeals to parliament);

b. the ideas expressed in the declaration of independence, including the preamble 

2.   describe the aspirations, ideals and events that served as the foundation for the creation of a new national government

Benchmark 3-A: Civics & Govt. Demonstrate understanding of the structure, functions and powers of government (local, state, tribal and national):

  1. explain the structure and functions of the national government as expressed in the United States constitution, and explain the powers granted to the three branches of government and those reserved to the people, states and tribes

Benchmark 3-C: Civics & Govt. Compare political philosophies and concepts of government that became the foundation for the American revolution and the United States government

1.     describe political philosophies and concepts of government that became the foundation for the American revolution and the United States government

a.   ideas of the nature of government and rights of the individuals expressed in the declaration of independence with its roots in English philosophers (e.g., John Locke);

b.   concept of limited government and the rule of law established in the Magna Carta and the English bill of rights;

c.   social covenant established in the Mayflower compact;

d.   characteristics of representative governments;

e.   anti-federalist and federalist arguments towards the new constitution, including those expressed in the federalist papers;

f.    concepts of federalism, democracy, bicameralism, separation of powers, and checks and balances

Benchmark 4-A: Economics Explain and describe how individuals, households, businesses, governments and societies make decisions, are influenced by incentives (economic as well as intrinsic) and the availability and use of scarce resources, and that their choices involve costs and varying ways of allocating 

  1. explain that tension between individuals, groups and countries is often based upon differential access to resource

Essential Question(s): What were the economic, political, and social motivations for European exploration and English colonization?

What experiences led the American colonists toward fighting for their independence from Great Britain?

Key Concepts and Time Guideline (Key Vocabulary and People in bullets)

Review European Exploration (3 days)

1.   What were the main reasons (religion, economic, and political power) for European exploration?

2.   How did the defeat of the Spanish Armada lead to more exploration by other countries?

3.   What was the importance of the Line of Demarcation?

English Colonization (2 weeks)

  1. Identify and explain the 3 reasons for American colonization. Discuss examples of each: economic, political, and religious reasons.

• Indentured servants, cash crop (tobacco), subsistence farming, mercantilism, triangular trade

2.   Describe the conditions slaves faced coming to and living in the Americas and how slavery developed in each region.

3.   How did European powers use their colonies to gain wealth and power?

Pre-Revolution (5-6 weeks) and Declaration of Independence

  1. How did the French and Indian War lead to dissatisfaction among the American colonists?

    • Proclamation of 1763

    • King George III, Parliament, Patriot, Loyalists

  2. Why did Britain pass the laws they did and how did these influence colonial decisions?

    • Sugar, Stamp, Townshend, Quartering, Intolerable Acts

    • Tyrant, tariffs, embargo, boycott, taxation without representation, assembly, revenue

    • Benjamin Franklin, Sons of Liberty, John and Samuel Adams

  3. What were the causes and effects of major events such as the Boston Massacre and Boston Tea Party?

    • propaganda

  4. What was the importance of Lexington and Concord?
  5. What ideals of American government were set forth in the Declaration of Independence and Common Sense?

 Constitutional Conventions

Skills: Cornell Notes (teach, will not be tested), Primary and Secondary Sources, Cause and Effect, Compare/Contrast, Reading Comprehension (Main idea, summarization, sequencing), Maps/Charts/Graphs/Timelines

Important Note: Quarter 2 may be started in Quarter 1 if time allows; reference Q2 curriculum map.

List of Possible Supporting Materials: Holt McDougal Text and supporting materials, History Alive

 

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