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August 2007

Curriculum Guide: 8
th
Grade Advanced American History: Colonialism to Civil War (2100020)
Flagler County School District
The American Nation-Prentice Hall
1
st
and 2
nd
Nine Weeks:


Essential Question


SSS and Descriptors
Reading, Writing,
Organizing, and Thinking
Strategies/Activities
(must address all four skills)

Resources (text and
supplemental)


Assessment

Suggested
Time
Allotment

Additional Teaching ideas / strategies
What were the European
contributions to and rivalries
for North Am. Settlement?

What was life in Jamestown
like and how did its settlement
effect the course of settlement
in America?

How did religion affect the
settlement of Am. Colonies?
SA 4.3.3 Impact on US
traditions prior to 1880;
1.3.1 patterns, chronology,
cause/effect

SSC 2.3.1 History of US
Citizenship; 2.3.4 Rights
and documentary sources;
1.3.2- ideas/purposes of
government; 1.3.1
Constitutional ideas
influence on society
VennDiagram compare/ contrast
New France & New Netherlands
Outline organized notes on
section
Flow Chart - events of settlement
Cause & Effect Chart

Guided Reading and Review for
Chapter 3, sections 3,4,&5,
vocabulary practice, section
assessments, geography skills
Text pgs 81-97
PHSchool.com online review
and practice test

Read an excerpt from Of Plymouth
Plantation, students will then
paraphrase the excerpt and present
to class

Corresponding quizzes
and tests from
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test generator:
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multiple choice and
short answer
7 days Smart board, overhead projector

United Streaming


Color transparencies

Voices of Freedom text readings



History Alive! Colonial Fair


Change and Challenge readings:
The Young Witch Hunters
What were the differences
between the New England
Colonies and what impact did
they have on American
culture?


What was the impact of the
Middle Colonies on American
culture?


What was unique about the
development of life and labor
in the southern colonies?
SSA 4.3.3 - Impact on US
values/traditions prior to
1880; 4.3.2 Geographys
role in US events;

SSA 4.3.1 Development of
cities and industries

Sequence Chart
Concept Web
Cause & Effect Chart
Section Outline

Cooperative Learning in the
Middle Grades, Guided
Reading and Review for
Chapter 4, sections 1-5
vocabulary builder, section
assessments, geography skills,
map mystery; Presentation pro
power point.

Text pages 102-133
PHSchool.com online review and
practice test

Mini Research Project: Choose one
colonial government and compare
and contrast it to Floridas present
government system.

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and tests from
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test generator:
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multiple choice, short
answer, and essay

20 days
Florida History
How did Florida develop in
politics, economy, and lifestyle?
SSA 6.3.2 Geographic &
demographic quality of FL

Jigsaw read and outline in
groups

Text pages: FL1-1 to FL1 - 11
Small group
presentations
2 days

Research Project: Students
will research an historical
event or person. Write a
paper outlining the
important facets and
outcomes of the event.

























1 project per
semester
















August 2007
Create a visual diagram and
presentation

2
nd
Nine weeks

How did the French and
Indian War affect the English
Colonies?

How did British actions lead
to Colonial protest?

How did Colonial protest lead
to revolution?





SSA 4.3.3 - Impact on US
values/traditions prior to
1880; 4.3.2 Geographys
role in US events



Outline
Flow Chart
Timeline
Video

Cooperative Learning in the
Middle Grades, Guided
Reading and Review for
Chapter 5, sections 1-3
vocabulary builder, section
assessments, geography skills,
map mystery; Presentation pro
power point.



Text pages: 140-160
PHSchool.com online review and
practice test

Video: Causes of the American
Revolution






Corresponding quizzes
and tests from
American Nation
test generator:
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multiple choice and
short answer





18 days


Smart board, overhead projector

United Streaming


Color transparencies

Voices of Freedom text readings



History Alive! Colonial Town Meeting
Why did some Americans
support the British?

What was the British plan to
win the war?

How did the Battle of
Saratoga mark a turning
point in the war?

What role did other
countries play in the war?

What challenges did
Americans face at home as
a result of the war?

Why did the Americans win
the Revolutionary War
despite many
disadvantages?

SSA 4.3.3 - Impact on US
values/traditions prior to
1880; 4.3.2 Geographys
role in US events

SSC 1.3.1 Constitutional
ideas influence on society;
1.3.2 Ideas/purposes of
government



Comparison & Contrast
Chart
Concept Web
Flowchart
Cause & Effect Chart
Outline
Geography Skills

Cooperative Learning in the
Middle Grades, Guided
Reading and Review for
Chapter 6, sections 1-5
vocabulary builder, section
assessments, geography skills,
map mystery; Presentation pro
power point.


Text pages: 168-197
PHSchool.com online review and
practice test

Video: The American Revolution

Novel: My Brother Sam is Dead (or
other era novel)


Corresponding quizzes
and tests from
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test generator:
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multiple choice, short
answer, and essay



23 days

Smart board, overhead projector

United Streaming


Change and Challenge readings:
The Women of the American Revolution
Your Rights and Mine

History Alive! Revolutionary War Game

History Alive! Revolutionary War Battle Project
News Broadcast
What were the weaknesses of the
Articles of Confederation?

What was the process for
admitting new states?

What were the results of the
Constitutional Convention?
SSA 4.3.3 - Impact on US
values/traditions prior to 1880;
4.3.2 Geographys role in US
events

SSC 1.3.1 Constitutional ideas
influence on society; 1.3.2
Ideas/purposes of government


Outline
Comparison & Contrast Table
Main Idea Concept Web
Sequence Flowchart
Cooperative Learning in the Middle
Grades, Guided Reading and Review
for Chapter 7, sections 1-4 vocabulary
builder, section assessments

Text pages: 200-221
PHSchool.com online review and
practice test



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and tests from American
Nation
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multiple choice and short
answer



8 days

Smart board, overhead projector




August 2007


Curriculum Guide: 8
th
Grade Advanced American History: Colonialism to Civil War (2100020)
Flagler County School District
The American Nation-Prentice Hall
3
rd
Nine Weeks


Essential Question


SSS and Descriptors
Reading, Writing, Organizing,
and Thinking
Strategies/Activities
(must address all four skills)

Resources
(text and supplemental)


Assessment

Suggested
Time
Allotment

What are the goals & principles
of the Constitution?

How does the Federal
Government Work?

How is the Constitution
changed?

What are the powers of state
and local governments?

What are the rights and
responsibilities of citizenship?
SSC 1.3.1 Influence of
constitutional ideas on society, 1.3.2
ideas/purposes of government, 1.3.3
Legislative, executive, & judicial,
responsibilities, 1.3.6 Importance of
the rule of law, 2.3.1 History of US
citizenship, 2.3.3 Determination of
limits on rights, 1.3.4 Major parts of
federal system, 1.3.5 organization of
state and local government, 2.3.5
Contacting government
representatives, 2.3.6 Community,
civic, political involvement
Constitution Concept Web
3 Branches Main Idea Table
Graphic Organizer Federal
Court System
Sequence Chart
Compare & Contrast Venn
Diagram
Video
Interpreting Bar and Line Graphs
Guided Reading and Review for Chapter
8, sections 1-5 vocabulary builder,
section assessments

Text pages 246-271

United States Constitution

A Living Document reading

Constitution Pageant p. 249

Civic Comic Strip p. 257

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tests from American
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Pro
multiple choice, short
answer, essay


20 days


Smart board, overhead projector

United Streaming

History Alive! Constitutional Card Sort
Florida History
What was the role of Florida in
the American Revolution

SSA 6.3.4 Interactions influencing
Floridas history

Jigsaw, outline, presentation

Text pages: FL2-2 FL2-7

Group cooperation and
presentation

3 days

What was the protocol for
Washington when he took
office?
What kind of foreign policy did
Washington create?
What precedents did
Washington make as first
president?
How did political parties form?
SSA 4.3.3 Impact on US
values/traditions before 1880

SSC 1.3.2 Ideas/purposes of
government, 1.3.4 Major parts
of federal system
Main Idea Outline
Foreign Policy Concept Web

Guided Reading and Review for Chapter
9, sections 1-3 vocabulary builder,
section assessments

Text pages: 278-290
PHSchool.com online
review and practice test

Compare/Contrast political
parties p. 287

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tests from American
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multiple choice, short
answer, and essay

3 days

Smart board, overhead projector

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What changes occurred after
Jefferson was elected?

What was the impact of the
Louisiana Purchase?

What were the causes of the
War of 1812?

How was the war fought?
SSA 4.3.3 Impact on US
values/traditions before 1880; 4.3.2
Geographys role in US events; 4.3.4
Government influences on Native
American tribes
SSC 1.3.3 Legislative, executive,
judicial responsibilities, 1.3.4 Major
parts of federal system
Compare & Contrast Venn Diagram
Jeffersons Goals Graphic Organizer
Sequence Flowchart
Outline
Cause & Effect Chart

Guided Reading and Review for Chapter
10, sections 1-5 vocabulary builder,
section assessments

Text pages: 302 327
PHSchool.com online
review and practice test



Corresponding quizzes and
tests from American
Nation
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Pro
multiple choice, short
answer, and essay

7 days

Smart board, overhead projector, United Streaming

Change and Challenge Into the Unknown: The Incredible
Adventures of Lewis and Clark



August 2007

How did the Industrial
Revolution and Westward
expansion affect the
development of the US?
SSA 4.3.3 Impact on US traditions
before 1880; 4.3.2 Geographys role
in US events; 4.3.1 Development of
cities and industries, SSB 2.3.4
Changes regarding concentrated settle
form, 1.3.4 Factors influencing place
Sequence Chart
Development Chart
Section Outline
Sectionalism Graphic Organizer
Guided Reading and Review for Chapter
11, sections 1-3 vocabulary builder,


Text pages: 330-346
PHSchool.com online
review and practice test
Corresponding quizzes and
tests from American Nation
test generator: Examview Pro 5 days Smart board, overhead projector, United Streaming
multiple choice, short answer
Curriculum Guide: 8
th
Grade Advanced American History: Colonialism to Civil War (2100020)
Flagler County School District
The American Nation-Prentice Hall
4
th
Nine Weeks


Essential Question


SSS and Descriptors
Reading, Writing, Organizing,
and Thinking
Strategies/Activities
(must address all four skills)

Resources
(text and supplemental)


Assessment

Suggested
Time
Allotment

Florida History
How did Spain rule Florida and
why did Jackson invade?
SSA 6.3.4 Interactions influencing
Floridas History
Jigsaw, outline, presentation Text pages: FL3 3 FL3-7 Group cooperation and
presentation

2 days

Smart board, overhead projector, United Streaming
How did the Jacksonian
presidency influence the
nation?

SSA 4..3.3; SSC 2.3.1, 1.3.2
Notes, class discussion for Chapter 12,
Sections 1-3
Text pages: 360-374
Change and Challenge The Trail
of Tears
Change and Challenge
Reading Test

2 days

Smart board, overhead projector, United Streaming

How did Westward expansion
affect the policies of the
country?

How did the north and south
differ in economy and lifestyle?

How did reform movements
bring about a new American
culture?




SSA 4.3.2, 4.3.3, 4.3.1,
SSB 1.3.4, 2.3.3,
SSD 2.3.2 Relative prices/market
system
SSC 1.3.3 Changing regarding
dispersed/concentrated settlement
form, 2.3.1 History of US
citizenship, 2.3.4 Rights and their
documentary sources
Concept Web
Main Idea Table
Graphic Organizer
Sequence Chart
Compare & Contrast Venn
Diagram
Video

Guided Reading and Review for
Chapters 13, 14, 15, vocabulary builder,
section assessments


Textbook pages: 378-453

Preparing a Pioneer Guidebook
Writing a Trail Tune p. 383

Settlement Brochures p. 389

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multiple choice, short
answer, and essay

25 days

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Change and Challenge The Oregon Trail, The Birthplace of
Womens Rights, Gold Mountain

What were the events that led
to the American Civil War?





SSA 4.3.3 Impact on traditions
before 1880, 4.3.2 Geographys role
in US events
Slavery Concept Web
Compromise 1850 Graphic Organizer
Nation Divided Cause/Effect Chart
Geography Skills
Lincoln/Douglas Compare/Contrast
Chart
Main Idea Outline
Geography Skills
Videos
Guided Reading and Review for Chapter
16, sections 1-5 vocabulary builder,
section assessments

Text pages: 460-483

PHSchool.com online
review and practice test

Civil War News Program p.
463

Corresponding quizzes and
tests from American
Nation
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Pro
multiple choice, short
answer, and essay

20 days

Smart board, overhead projector, United Streaming

Change and Challenge Freedom Rider Sojourner Truth and
the Struggle for Freedom

Novel Uncle Toms Cabin (or other era novel)
What were the issues that
divided the nation?
What were the strengths &
weaknesses of each side?

SSA 4.3.3 , 4.3.2
SSB 1.3.1 Apply geographic
resources
North/South Compare/Contrast Chart
Reading pie charts
Main Idea Outline
Map Reading Skills

Text pages: 486-513

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tests from American
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20 days

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August 2007
Who were the leaders?
What were the hardships?
How did the war end?

SSC 1.3.1 Cause & Effect Chart
Compare/Contrast Venn Diagram
Battle Sequence Flowchart
Video
Guided Reading and Review for Chapter
17, sections 1-5 vocabulary builder
PHSchool.com online
review and practice test
Pro
multiple choice, short
answer
Change and Challenge Supplying the Armies, What a
Foolish Boy