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Weekly Agenda Jan. 14-18

This week we will be finishing examining the Jackson Presidency with a look at the Indian Removal Act and its impact. We will have our Vocab. quiz Tuesday #'s1-10 and Test over Jackson's Presidency Friday.

 

Week 2 Objectives:

1. I can define and explain how the Nullification Crisis promoted sectionalism in our nation.

2. I can define and explain the impact of the Indian Removal Act.

3. I can explain why Native Americans were forced off their land (Trail of Tears) (Causes & Effects).

4. I can explain the contributions of Sequoyah to the Cherokee to establish them as an equal people.

5. I can describe the experience of the Trail of Tears and how it affected the relationship between the Indians and the government.

6. I can review information for the Test on Friday.

Weekly Agenda Jan. 7-11

This week is a short week 2 day week, therefore, I combined our plans for this week and next. We are beginning 3rd Quarter and will introduce the Era of Good Feelings and discuss the Monroe Doctrine.

Week 1 Objectives:

1. I can explain how the United States acquired (gained) Florida from Spain and how this impacted/changed America.

2. I can read a timeline for understanding and order events of the past.

3. I can explain the importance of the Erie Canal and how the canal system impacted Americans.

4. I can explain what the Era of Good Feelings was and how it was reflected in the actions of the U.S.

5. I can analyze the key geography features of America after the Missouri Compromise

6. I can explain how the Missouri Compromise settled the conflict over Missouri statehood and exposed a problem with our national unity.

7. I can explain the purpose of the Monroe Doctrine.

8. I can demonstrate how the Monroe Doctrine impacted America and how it connects to our lives today.

10. I can create a newspaper story detailing the: Who, What, When, Where, & Why for either the Missouri Compromise, Monroe Doctrine, or Erie Canal.

11. I can explain how new forms of transportation and new roads impacted the American way of life and economy.  

Weekly Agenda Nov. 5-9

This week we testing over the Constitution Unit on Wednesday and then we will introduce George Washington and John Adams Presidencies.

 

Week 4 Objectives:

1. I can review and prepare for our U.S. Constitution/Government TEST.

2. Chapters 5 & 6 (U.S. Constitution/Government TEST

3. I can identify and explain major precedents established by Washington as the nation’s first president. 

4. I can explain how these precedents apply to our society and government today.

5. I can create a definition for the term precedent using examples from the lesson.

Weekly Agenda Oct. 15-20

This week we will finish discussing the Revolutionary War and take our Revolutionary War Vocab Quiz 1-15 on Wednesday and Test on Thursday. 

Week 9 Objectives:

1. I can explain the importance of the strategy of the Americans in the South that helped them disrupt the British.

2. I can explain how the Americans defeated the British at Yorktown & the significance of this battle.  

3. I can analyze a painting for key facts of the surrender at Yorktown. 

4. I can define the Treaty of Paris of 1783 and explain its significance for the creation of the U.S. 

5. I can use a map to identify the boundary lines of the newly created United States.

6. Revolutionary War Test – Thursday

Weekly Agenda Oct. 1-5

This week we will be examining the Revolutionary War by looking at some of the key battles and critical moments. Including discussion of the Declaration of Independence.

Week 8 Objectives:

1. I can explain the key decisions made by the 2nd Continental Congress.

2. I can explain “Common Sense.” (Its author & its impact on the Declaration of Independence).

3. I can define the Declaration of Independence and identify its main author.

4. I can describe the Declaration’s 3 main points and explain its ultimate purpose.

5. I can explain the hardships the Continental Army faced at Valley Forge, PA. and why this was significant for the cause of Independence.

6. I can explain the importance of the Battle of Trenton and its impact on the Americans.

7. I can explain how and why the Battle of Saratoga became the turning point of the war.

8. I can understand how the Americans were supported by foreign allies and key individuals

9. I can explain the importance of the strategy of the Americans in the South that helped them disrupt the British. 

Weekly Agenda Sept. 24-28

This week we will be reviewing the study guide for the Test on Wednesday. Then introducing the start of the American Revolution

Week 7 Objectives:

1. I can predict how these actions will impact the relationship between the King & Colonists.

2. I can study and be ready for the Causes of the American Revolution on Tuesday

3. I can explain the causes & effects of the American Revolution.

4. I can identify & explain where & how the American Revolution Started.

5. I can explain “Common Sense.” (Its author & its impact on the Declaration of Independence).

Weekly Agenda Sept. 17-21

This week we will be examining how the events happening in Boston motivated and pushed the colonists toward revolution. We will be having a Vocab QUIZ on Friday over #'s 1-15 from Revolution Terms

Week 6 Objectives:

1. I can define & explain the impact of the Stamp Act on the American Colonists.

2. I can define & explain the impact of the Townshend Act on the American Colonists.

3. I can compare & contrast the Stamp Act & the Townshend Act via Venn Diagram.

4. I can explain the main reason why the Colonists opposed these taxes.

5. I can define & explain the causes of the Boston Massacre.

6. I can explain how the Boston Massacre impacted the relationship between the American Colonists and the King of England.

7. I can explain the main reason why the Colonists objected to the taxes and the troops in Boston.

8. I can explain the cause of the Boston Tea Party and who was responsible for it.

9. I can explain how the King and Parliament will react to the news of the Boston Tea Party.

10. I can explain how the Colonists will react to the “Coercive Acts.”

11. I can predict how these actions will impact the relationship between the King & Colonists.

Weekly Agenda Sept 10-14

This week we will examine the causes and events that led to the American Revolution. We will look at the impact of the French and Indian and problems it caused England who passed those onto the Colonists. 

- Quiz Friday over Chapter 3 section 4 (First Great Awakening and French and Indian War)

Weekly Objectives:

1. Define, explain, and create a definition for the “First Great Awakening.”

2. Describe and explain everyday life in the colonies and compare by regions.

3. I can identify the sides of the French & Indian War.

4. I can explain the main cause and effects of the French & Indian War.

5. I can make a prediction about the long-term effects of the French & Indian War.

6. I can what Franklin was trying to accomplish with the Albany Plan of Union.

7. I can define & explain the impact of the Stamp Act on the American Colonists.

Weekly Agenda Aug. 20-24

We will be examining the settlements of Jamestown and Massachusetts Bay by and comparing how each settlement began and developed.

Learning Objectives:

1. I can explain the reasons England’s citizens colonized the New World.

2. I can explain and follow the events that led to the founding of Jamestown.

3. I can identify England’s first three attempts at establishing a settlement in North America.

4. I can identify the location of Jamestown & Plymouth on a map.

5. I can describe and explain the main ways John Smith, John Rolfe, & Pocahontas saved Jamestown.

6. I can explain the “starving time” at Jamestown.

7. I can explain why Roanoke failed and Jamestown succeeded.

8. I can identify the location of the Plymouth colony.

9. I can identify and explain the differences between the Pilgrims and the Puritans.

10. I can discuss the importance of the Mayflower Compact on American History.

Weekly Agenda Aug. 13-17

Welcome to 8th grade U.S. History! Throughout the first week, we will get to know each other, explore the various procedures to help the students feel comfortable with the new school, and introduce topics covering during the year.
 
Week 1 Objectives:
1. Enjoy the first week back at school
2. Understand the new procedures and rules
3. Understand what topics we will cover throughout the year