Lesson Plans

May 20-24, 2013
Mon.
Field Trip
Tues.
Review for final exams
Wed.
Final Exams Periods 1 & 2
Thurs.
Final Exams Periods 3 & 4
Fri.
1/2 Day, cleaning lockers, room maintence



assignment: CW: Create a timeline starting with Viking settlements through Portugal exploration
Wednesday
Read and review pages 40-42
assignment: CW: Create a chart of Portuguese explorers with 3 columns labeled Explorer, Discovery, and Outcome
Thursday
Section 2 Europeans Reach the Americas
Read & discuss pages 42-43 as whole group
assignment: CW: in groups of 3 create a flow chart of the impact of Columbus's voyage
Friday
Read pages 44-45 as whole group
assignment: CW & HW: Create a mapping voyage of discoveries from the Columbian Exchange

 














May 7-11 2012
Mon.
Section 5 Chapter 16
Information Form paper of information-assessment questions page 543
Review for test
Tues.
Test over Chapter 16
Wed.
Chapter 17 Reconstruction
Section 1-Examine Main Ideas of Section 1-make up question/answers
Thurs.
Work in Almanacs
Fri.
Freedom for African Americans-Create a Plan for Freed African Americans














April30-May 4, 2012
Mon.
TCAP testing
Tues.
The Tide of War Changes
Read pages 536-538 as whole class
Make a diagram
Wed.
Picketts Charge
Create a time line & graphic organizer
Thurs.
Final Campaigns
Read pages 539-541
assessment questions
Review for Monday test
Fri.
work in almanacs












April 23-27 2012
Mon.
TITLE: Life During The War
GOALS: TLW understand the Emancipation Proclamation freed the slaves in the Confederate states.
STEP by STEP: 1. read pages 528-529 as whole group.  2. Summarize the Emancipation Proclamation
Tues.
TITLE: TCAP REVIEW
Wed.
TCAP Testing and Review
Thurs.
TCAP Testing and Review
Fri.
TCAP Testing and Review














April 16-20 2012
Mon.
TITLE: The War Begins
STANDARDS: 8.5.10, 8.3.18
GOALS: TLW understand The Union & Confederacy prepared for war
STEP BY STEP: 1. Read pages 513-515 as whole group.  2. Create a 2 column chart of What We Know & What We Infer  3. Assessment questions page 515
Tues.
TITLE War in the East
STANDARDS: 8.3.4, 8.5.10
GOALS: TLW understand Union & Confederate forces fought for control of Virginia
STEP BY STEP: 1. Read pages 516-518 as whole group  2. Make a Graphic Organizer of the First Battle of Bull Run 1861
Wed.
TITLE : War in the East
STANDARDS: 8.3.4, 8.3.18
GOALS: TLW understand the Confederacy attempted to break the Union blockade
STEP BY STEP: 1. Read pages 519-521 with a partner  2. Identify the key battles of the section  3. Fold paper into 6 folds & write information from each sub-heading
Thurs.
TITLE: War in the West
STANDARDS: 8.3.4, 8.5.10
GOALS: TLW understand Union strategy in the West was to control the Mississippi River
STEP BY STEP: 1. Read pages 522-524 as whole group  2. Compose letter from Vicksburg  3. Thought questions
Fri.
TITLE: Review TCAP
STEP BY STEP: Students will take TCAP practice in TCAP Workbooks












AprilApril10-13 2012
Tues
TITLE: The Nation Divides
STANDARDS: 8.5.11, 8.5.12
GOALS. TLW understand the dispute over slavery led the South to secede.
STEP BY STEP: 1. Read pages 495-497 as whole group.  2. Write a letter to Lincoln explaining why South Carolina seceded from the union.  3.Review for test.
Wed.
TITLE: Chapter 15 Test
Thurs.
TITLE TCAP test Booklet Test
Fri,
TITLE: The Southern Colonies
STANDARDS: 8.1.2, 8.1.5, 8.1.7
GOALS: TLW understand the settlement in Jamestown was the first English settlement
STEP BY STEP: 1. Read and review pages 72-75  2. Draw a Venn Diagram of the lesson of indentured servants and slave labor.








March 26-30, 201
Mon
TITLE: Trouble In Kansas
STANDARDS: 8.3.4, 8.5.10
GOALS: TLW understand the Kansas-Nebraska Act allowed voters to allow or prohibit slavery
STEP BY STEP: 1. Read pages 483-484 as whole group. 2. Make a graphic-organizer of the Kansas-Nebraska Act
Tues.
TITLE: Kansas-Nebraska Act
STANDARDS: 8.5.5
GOALS: TLW understand Pro-Slavery and Anti-Slavery groups clashed violently over Kansas
STEP BY STEP: 1. Read pages 485-487 as whole group 2. Assessment questions page 487
Wed.
TITLE:Attack on Lawrence
STANDARDS: 8.5.4
GOALS: TLW understand violent acts led to the name of Bleeding Kansas
STEP BY STEP: 1.Read pages 488-489 as whole group.  2. Students will write letters for abolitionists
Thurs.
TITLE: Uncle Tom's Cabin-watch video of Uncle Tom's Cabin
Fri.
TITLE: Uncle Tom's Cabin-watch video of Uncle Tom's cabin













March 19-23, 2012
Mon.
Assessment questions pages 469-470
Tues.
TCAP practice Test Booklets
Wed.
Go Over TCAP answers in Book # 2 Testing
Thurs.
TITLE: The Debate Over Slavery
STANDARDS: 8.5.3, 8.5.4, 8.5.5,
GOALS: TLW understand the addition of new lands caused disputes over slavery
STEP by STEP: 1. introduce chapter on pages 473-476  2. Make a two column chart of Cause & Effect
Fri.
TITLE: The Debate Over Slavery
STANDARDS: 8.5.9, 8.5.10, 8.5.11, 8.5.12
GOALS: TLW understand The Compromise of 1850 tried to settle disputes over slavery









Mar. 12-16
Mon.
TITLE: African American Communities
STANDARDS: 8.6.2
GOALS: TLW understand Northern African Americans became involved in reform efforts
STEP by STEP:  1. Read pages 452-453 as whole class  2. Do graphic Organizer of the reformers 3. View powerpoint over lesson
Tues.
TITLE: Movement To End Slavery
STANDARDS: 8.3.4, 8.4.4
GOALS: TLW understand Americans from a variety of backgrounds opposed slavery
STEP by STEP: 1. Read pages 454-456 as whole group  2. Make a graphic Organizer of the Abolitionist Movement.  3. Choose an individual and write a summary of their accomplishments
Wed.
TITLE: Movement To End Slavery
STANDARDS: 8.3.4, 8.4.4
GOALS: TLW understand the Underground railroad was established
STEP by STEP:  1. read pages 456-459 with a partner  2. assessment questions page 459  3. Write a short summary of the powerpoint lesson
Thurs.
TITLE:  TCAP Practice books
GOALS:  Go over TCAP practice book for questions students are have difficulty with
Fri.
TITLE: Women's Rights
STANDARDS: 8.4.4, 8.5.2, 8.5.10, 8.6.5
GOALS: TLW understand many women struggled to gain equal rights
STEP by STEP:  1. Read pages 461-463 as whole group   2. Make a time line of Women's Voting Rights














Mar. 5-9, 2012
Mon.
TITLE: Immigrant & Urban Challenges
STANDARDS: 8.4.4, 8.5.10
GOALS: TLW understand millions of immigrants came to the U.S.
STEP by STEP: 1.Introduce Chapter 14 reading pages 438-440 as whole group  2. Powerpoint on immigrants for understanding  3. Graphic Organizer of u.s. city growth
Tues.
TITLE: Immigrants & Urban Challenges
STANDARDS: 8.4.4
GOALS: TLW understand industralization led to growth in cities
STEP by STEP: 1. Read pages 441-443 as whole group  2. Students will create an outline of American Arts
Wed.
TITLE: American Arts
STANDARDS: 1.01
GOALS: TLW understand American writers and painters contributed to art & literature
STEP by STEP: 1. Read pages 444-446 as whole group  2. Students will create a graphic organizer of the American Romantic Movement of Ideas and Artists
Thurs.
TITLE: Reforming Society
STANDARDS: 8.4.4, 8.6.2
GOALS: TLW understand the Second Great Awakening sparked interest in religion
STEP by STEP: 1. Read pages 448-450 with partner  2. Create a 4 column chart of Reforming Society using information from the reading
Fri.
TITLE: Reforming Society
STANDARDS: 8.6.2
GOALS: TLW understand improvements in education reform affected city population
STEP by STEP:  1. Read pages 451-453 as whole group  2. assessment questions page 453







          
Feb. 27-Mar. 2, 2012
Mon.
TITLE The Slave System
STANDARDS: 8.2.4, 8.2.9
GOALS: TLW understand slaves worked a variety of jobs on plantations
STEP by STEP: 1. Read pages 4227-429 as whole group 2. Draw Graphic Organizer 3. Questions over reading
Tues.
TITLE The North/Slave System
STANDARDS: 8.5.13
GOALS: TLW master skills of Chapter 13
STEP by STEP 1. TCAP Test practice 2. review for test
Wed.
Test over Chapter 13
Thurs.
Go Over material from Chapter 13
Fri.
Work in almanacs













Feb. 21-24 2012
Tues.
TITLE: The South-Growth of the Cotton Industry
STANDARDS: 8.4.2, 8.2.6, 8.2.8
GOALS: TLW understand the Cotton Gin revived the economy of the South
STEP by STEP: 1. Read & introduce pages 411-416   2. Draw a chart of positive & negative effects of the Cotton Boom
Wed.
TITLE: Growth of the Cotton Industry
STANDARDS: 8.4.2, 8.2.8
GOALS: TLW understand the Cotton Gin created a cotton boom in the South
STEP by STEP: 1. Read pages 417-418 orally  2. Each student will create a cost-benefit chart that planters would have made  3. Each student will write an editoral of reasons why/why not rely solely on cotton production
Thurs.
TITLE: The South's Cotton economy
STANDARDS: 8.2.17
GOALS: TLW understand some people encouraged South to plant other crops
STEP by STEP: 1. Read pages 418- 419 with a partner  2. assessment questions page 419
Fri.
TITLE: Southern Society
STANDARDS: 8.2.4, 8.2.8, 8.4.5
GOALS: TLW understand Society consisted of 4 main groups
STEP by STEP:  1. Read pages 420-422 as whole group  2. Working in groups students will create a newspaper article on one of the main groups









Feb. 13-17 2012
Mon.
TITLE: Transportation Revolution
STANDARDS: 8.2.b, 8.4.04
GOALS: TLW understand the Transportation affected trade & daily life
STEP by STEP: 1. Read pages 396-398 as whole group 2. Create a drawing illustrating innovations of the Revolution 3. Review TCAP questions
Tues.
TITLE: Transportation Revolution
STANDARDS: 8.2b, 8.4.04
GOALS: TLW understand the Revolution brought changes in daily lives
STEP by STEP: 1. Read pages 400-401 2. Powerpoint notes  3. assessment questions page 401
Wed.
TITLE: More Technological Advances
STANDARDS: 8.2.4, 8.5.2
GOALS: TLW understand the telegraph made swift communication possible
STEP by STEP: 1. Read pages 402-405 with partner   2. Write information from topics from the reading 3. Each pair will write a jingle promoting the sale of an item, such as the telegraph
Thurs.
TITLE: Review for Test on Friday of Chapter 12
STEP by STEP:  1. Review major points of the chapter 2. TCAP practice questions
Fri.
TITLE Chapter 12 Test
GOALS: TLW show mastery of skills from Chapter 12













Feb. 6-10 2012
Mon.
TITLE: Chapter 11 Test
Tues.
TITLE: The North
STANDARDS: 8.2.4, 8.2.8
GOALS: THW understand inventions in Britain led to the Industrial Revolution
STEP by STEP: 1. Introduce pages 381-381 2. Create a flow chart of the Section 1 Main Ideas
Wed.
TITLE: Industrial Revolution in America
STANDARDS: 8.5.13, 8.5. 6
GOALS: TLW understand new machines brought Industrial Revolution to America
STEP by STEP: 1. read pages 384-387 as whole group 2. Create a graphic organizer of innovations of Whitney & Slater 3. Thought questions from the reading
Thurs.
TITLE: New Machines & Processes
STANDARDS: 8.5.13
GOALS: TLW understand the U.S. made rapid improvements during the War of 1812
STEP by STEP: 1. read pages 387-389 in partners 2. Make an information sheet from the topics read 3. assessment questions page 389
Fri.
TITLE: Changes in Working Life
STANDARDS: 8.5.13, 8.2.9
GOALS: TLW understand the spread of mills in the North changed peoples lives
STEP by STEP: 1. Read pages 390-392  in groups 2. Each student will imagine they are a factory worker and write a magazine article about factory life. 3. Read articles for the class


 

 

 

 

 

 

January 30-Febuary 3 2012
Mon.
Title: American Settlement in the Mexican Cessian
Standards: 8.2.4, 8.2.8
Goals: Tlw understand that America added land from the war with Mexico
Step by Step: 1. Read pages 361-363 as whole group 2. Make a graphic Organizer of events of the war 3. assessment questions page 363
Tues.
Title: The California Gold Rush
Standards: 8.5.10, 8.5.13, 8.3.15
Goals: TLW understand the discovery of gold brought settlers to California
Step by Step: 1. Read pages 364- 367 as whole group 2. Students will create a graphic organizer/poster urging people to come to California 3. Working in groups students will prepare a newspaper for a gold rush mining town
Wed.
Title: Immigrants to California
Standards: 8.3.15
Goals: Tlw understand how immigrants made a lasting impact on California
Step by Step: 1. Read pages 368- 370 with a partner 2. Students will choose which country they are from and write a letter explaining how they felt about California 3. assessment questions page 369
Thurs.
Title: Working in the Almanac
Step by Step: 1. Passout almanacs & worksheets 2. Put answers on notebook paper
Fri.
Title: Working in the Almanac
Step by Step: 1. Pass out almanacs & worksheets 2. Put answers on notebook paper













Jan. 23-27 2012
Mon.
TITLE: Expanding West -Trails to the West
STANDARDS: 8.2.04, 8.3.04.b
GOALS: TLW understand that during the early 1800's Americans moved west of the Rockies to settle & trade
STEP by STEP: 1. read pages 346-349 as whole group 2. Each student will create a 4 column chart, WHY, HOW, WHERE, WHEN, and title the chart Americans Move West  3. Use information from the reading to complete the chart
Tues.
TITLE: Texas Revolution
STANDARDS: 8.3.04.a, 8.03.b
GOALS: TLW understand many American settlers moved to texas after Mexico achieved independence from Spain
STEP by STEP: 1. Read pages 350-353 as whole group 2. Students will design a time line covering events related to Mexico receiving independence with captions and explaining each entry
Wed.
TITLE: Battle of the Alamo
STANDARDS: 8.3.05.b
GOALS: TLW understand that Texans revolted against Mexico and established an independent nation
STEP by STEP: 1. Read and discuss pages 352-353 2. Working in pairs make a chart titled Rebellions and label facts 3. Each chart will display Mexico and Texas for comparing and contrasting
Thurs.
TITLE: The Mexican-American War
STANDARDS: 8.3.04.a, 8.4.01.c,
GOALS: TLW understand that many Americans believed the U.S. had a Manifest Destiny to claim new lands in the West
STEPby STEP: 1. Read pages 354-357 silently with a partner 2. Each pair will write 10 questions from the sub-headings and headings from the information read 3. Share each pairs questions
Fri.
TITLE: Mexican-American War
STANDARDS: 8.3.04.b, 8.4.02.b
GOALS: TLW understand the U.S. added more territory in the Southwest as a result of the war with Mexico
STEP by STEP 1. Read pages 358-361 as whole group 2. Students will design a Mexican-American War time line to help understand the sequence of events of the war
















January17-20, 2012
Tues.
TITLE: Jackson Against the Bank
STANDARDS: 8.2.5, 8.6.1
GOALS: TLW understand Jackson's attack on the bank caused controversy.
STEP by STEP: 1. Read pages 330-331 as whole group 2. Working in pairs they will create a campaign flyer or poster of William H, Harrison. 3. Assess. ques. page 331
Wed.
TITLE: INDIAN REMOVAL
STANDARDS: 8.1.1, 8.3.4
GOALS: TLW understand the Indian Removal Act relocated Indians to the west
STEP by STEP: 1. Read pages 332-335 as whole group 2. write important information from sub topics in these pages. 3. Review for Chapter Test on Thursday
Thurs.
TITLE: Chapter 10 test
GOALS: TLW show mastery of skills and concepts from Chapter 10
Fri.
Review and go over test. Draw a map and date of all treaties in this chapter.  List all names, dates, results, and outcomes of these treaties.
  

















Jan. 9-Jan. 13
Mon.
TITLE: Chapter 9 test
GOALS: TLW show mastery of skills from Chapter 9
STEP BY STEP: 1. Chapter 9 test
Tues.
TITLE: The Age of Jackson
STANDARDS:8.202.B, 8.2.04, 8.5.15
GOALS; TLW UNDERSTAND DEMOCRACY EXPANDED IN THE 1820'S.
STEP BY STEP; 1. iNTRODUCTION PAGES 320-321.  2. READ PAGES 322-324 AS WHOLE GROUP.  3. WORKING IN PAIRS CREATE AN ACROSTIC FROM JACKSON DEMOCRACY
WED.
TITLE; JACKSON'S ADMINISTRATION
STANDARDS; 8.4.07, 8.5.15
GOALS; TLW UNDERSTAND REGIONAL DIFFERENCES GREW DURING JACKSON'S PRESIDENCY
STEP BY STEP; 1. READ PAGE 327, JACKSON BIOGRAPHY.  2. READ PAGES 326-329 AS WHOLE GROUP. STUDENTS WILL WRITE A SENTENCE FOR EACH KEY TERM AND PEOPLE IN THE READING, EXPLAINING HOW IT RELATES TO SECTIONAL/POLITICAL DIFFERENCES.
THURS.
TITLE; JACKSON'S ADMINISTRATION
STANDARDS; 8.2.01, 8.5.15
GOALS; TLW UNDERSTAND JACKSON'S POLICIES LED TO PANIC OF 1837
STEP BY STEP; 1. READ PAGES 330-332 SILENTLY WITH PARTNER 2. EACH PAIR WILL CREATE A CAMPAIGN FLYER SUPPORTING HARRISON IN THE ELECTION OF 1840. 3. EACH FLYER SHOULD ADDRESS PANIC OF 1837, PUBLIC VIEWS, AND HARRISON'S BACKGROUND
FRI,
TITLE; INDIAN REMOVAL
STANDARDS; 8.3.01, 8.3.04, 8.5.15
GOALS; TLW UNDERSTAND THE INDIAN REMOVAL ACT AUTHORIZED THE RELOCATION OF INDIANS TO THE WEST
STEP BY STEP; 1. READ PAGES 332-335 AS WHOLE GROUP 2. DIVIDE INTO SMALL GROUPS AND EACH GROUP WILL CREATE A STORYBOARD OF GROUPS OF INDIANS MADE TO MOVE WEST BY THE ACT.  3. REVIEW FOR TEST ON MONDAY.













Jan. 4-6
Wed.
TITLE: American Foreign Policy
STANDARDS: 8.3.04.a, 8.5.02
GOALS: TLW understand the U.S. and Britain settled their disputes over boundaries and control of waterways
STEP by STEP: 1. Read pages 298-301 as whole group  2. Each student will create a chart of international problems using information from the reading  3. assessment questions page 301
Thurs.
TITLE: Nationalism and Sectionalism
STANDARDS: 8.2.03, 8.2.04.c
GOALS: TLW understand that growing nationalism led to improvements in
transportation
Step by Step: 1. Read pages 302-305 silently  2. Working with a partner create a 10 question quiz from the reading with answer key.  Each question should be in complete sentences  3. The class will exchange quizzes and turn in for grading
Fri.
TITLE: American Culture
STANDARDS: 8.5.02, 8.5.15
GOALS: TLW understand American writers created a new style of literature
STEP by STEP:  1. read pages 308-311 as whole group  2. Each student will make a graphic organizer of writers, subjects, and describe what each writer wrote 






Dec. 12-16
Mon.
All classes will be working on study guides for Semester Test
Tues.
All classes will be going over & reviewing study guides
Wed.
Semester test
Thurs.
Semester test
Fri.
Half day for students















Dec. 5-9
Mon.
TITLE: Present oral reports from library
Tues.
TITLE: Call For War
STANDARDS: 8.2.04, 8.04.a
GOALS: TLW understand the War Hawks led a growing call for war
STEP BY STEP: 1. Read pages 282-285 orally  2. Working in pairs, each pair will design 10 questions from their reading
Wed.
TITLE: The War of 1812
STANDARDS: 8.2, 8.3.4
GOALS: TLW understand U.S. forces held their own against England in the early battles of the war
STEP BY STEP: 1. Read pages 284-287 orally   2. Each student will divide sheet of paper into 6 folds and label the folds with the headings from the reading  3. Use words, phrases, headlines, drawings to record key events
Thurs.
TITLE:  STUDY GUIDE
STEP BY STEP:  1. Pass out study guide for Semester Test.  2. Working in groups complete the Study Guide.
Fri.
TITLE:  STUDY GUIDE
STEP BY STEP:  1. Students will go over the study guide in class for correct answers

































November 28-Dec. 2
Mon.
TITLE: The New Republic
STANDARDS:  8.2.8, 8.3.4 , 8.4.7
GOALS: TLW understand expansion & conflict marked the early years of Jefferson.
STEP BY STEP:  1. Read pages of introduction p 260-265  2. Answer questions about Public Documents & Postage rates.
Tues.
TITLE:  Jefferson Becomes President
STANDARDS: 8.4.7
GOALS:  TLW understand the election of 1800 marked transition of power from one party to the other
STEP BY STEP: 1. Read pages 266-268 as whole class  2. Students will list the sections key people, events, & issues.  3. Each student will select one main topic and write a paragraph using complete sentences & grammar
Wed.
TITLE:  Jefferson Becomes President
STANDARDS: 8.4.7
GOALS: TLW understand the importance of Marbury vs. Madison
STEP BY STEP:  Read pages 269-271 silently  2. Students will make a graphic organizer of Marbury vs. madison using the judicial, legislative, and executive branch
Thurs.
TITLE: Thomas Jefferson Biography 
STANDARDS: 8.4.7
GOALS: TLW understand the importance of Jefferson to our country
STEP BY STEP:  1. Read the biography of Jefferson on page 271  2. Students will write their own epitaphs for Jefferson, listing his major accomplishments and his most important contributions
Fri.
TITLE:  Library Research
STEP BY STEP: 1.  Classes will go to the library to research Thomas Jefferson & the Louisiana Purchase   2.  They will present their findings to the class  

November 21 & 22
Monday
Atlas workbooks pages 18-20
Constitution & how it effects Americans
Tuesday
Atlas Workbooks pages 21-24
Age of Washington & Adams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov. 14-18
Mon.
TITLE: John Adams Presidency
STANDARDS: 8.5.9,8.5.10,8.6.1
GOALS: TLW understand Adams had problems as President
STEP BY STEP: 1. Read pages 250-253 as whole group 2. Students will make a graphic organizer of the Alien & Sedition Act  3. Assessment questions page 253 
Tues.
TITLE:  Jefferson Opposes Hamilton
STANDARDS: 8.6.1
GOALS: TLW understand Jefferson and Hamilton had different views on government
STEP BY STEP: 1. Read pages 240-242 in groups of 3  2. Each group will discuss letters from hamilton & Jefferson.  3. Determine who you think was right.   4. Exit slip on lesson & review for test on Wed.
Wed.
TITLE Chapter 7 test
GOALS: TLW show mastery of skills/concepts of Chapter 7
Thurs.
TITLE: Review of Chapter 7 test
Fri.
TITLE: TCAP Test practice of skills

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov. 7-Nov. 11 2011
Mon.
TITLE: Citizenship and the Constitution
STANDARDS:
GOALS: TLW show mastery of skills/concepts from Chapter 6
STEP BY STEP PROCEDURE:  Test over Chapter 6
Tues.
TITLE: Launching the Nation
STANDARDS: 8.2, 8.3.7, 8.5, 8.6.1
GOALS: TLW understand that George Washington beacme the first President of
the United States
STEP BY STEP PROCEDURE:   1. Read pages 234 -237 as whole group  2. Divide class in half, one half assign role of American farmer, other half merchants & manufacturers in NYC.  3. Each group will write a letter to Washington expressing their views for the country.
Wed.
TITLE: Hamilton and National Finances
STANDARDS: 8.2.4, 8.2.6, 8.6.1
GOALS: TLW understand Hamilton tackled the problem of national & state debt.
STEP BY STEP PROCEDURE:  1. Read pages 238-240 as whole group  2. Each student will complete a graphic organizer of Hamilton & Jefferson's economic plan for the country
Thurs.
TITLE: Hamilton & National Finances
STANDARDS: 8.2.4, 8.2.6, 8.6.1
GOALS. TLW understand Hamilton created a National Bank to strengthen the U.S. economy
STEP BY STEP PROCEDURE: 1. Read pages 241-242 in pairs in class.  2. Assessment questions page 242  3. Make a chart of Hamilton/Jefferson economy chart for the country
Fri.
TITLE: Challenges for the New Nation
STANDARDS: 8.3.4, 8.5.2, 8.5.10, 8.6.1
GOALS: TLW  understand the U.S. tried to remain neutral in foreign affairs
STEP BY STEP PROCEDURE:  1. Read pages 243-245 silently  2. Create a time line of events in the United States Struggle for Neutrality.  3. Create a press release of events on the Neutrality Proclamation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 31-Nov. 4
Mon.  
TITLE: Understanding the Constitution
STANDARDS: 8.4.01, 8.4.07.d, 8.5.10
GOALS: TLW understand how the framers of the Constitution devised the federal system
STEP BY STEP PROCEDURE: 1. Begin Chapter 6 by looking at pages 182-184 and examine how the Separation of Powers worked.  2. Each student will draw a flow chart of the 3 branches of government showing waht powers each one has and how they operate our government
Tues.
Parent Teacher Conferences
Wed.
TITLE: Understanding the Constitutio
STANDARDS: 8.4.01, 8.5.05, 8.6.01
GOALS: TLW understand how the framers of the Constitution devised the federal system
STEP BY STEP PROCEDURE: 1. Read pages 180-1811 as whole group, examining 2 articles of the constitution.  2. write important statement & facts from these articles
Thurs.
TITLE: Understanding the Constitution
STANDARDS: 8.4.01, 8.5.05, 8.6.01
GOALS: TLW understand how the Legislative Branch makes the nation's laws
STEP BY STEP PROCEDURE: 1. Read pages 184-185 as whole group 2. Each student will fold large piece of paper into 3 equal folds  3. Label the sections Legislative, Executive, Judicial Branch.  4. Using the chart from yesterday identify the powers and duties of each branch
Fri.
TITLE: Understanding the Constitution
STANDARDS: 8.4.01, 8.6.01
GOALS: TLW understand the Executive Branch enforces the law and the Judicial Branch makes sure the laws are carried out fairly
STEP BY STEP PROCEDURE: 1. Read pages 185-186 in pairs.  2. Write down key words from each of the 2 branches.  3. Each pair will make up 10 assessment questions over the material from this section  4. Each pair will present their questions to the class

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 24-28 2011
Mon.
TITLE: Creating the Constitution
STANDARDS: 8.4.01, 8.5.03
GOALS: TLW understand the Constitutional Convention met to improve the government of the United States
STEP BY STEP PROCEDURE: 1. Read pages 163-165 as whole group 2. Write down important people from the reading 3. Each student will create a glossary handbook to the convention. Each glossary should include description of key individuals, major proposals, and plans
Tues.
TITLE: Creating the Constitution
STANDARDS: 8.4.01, 8.5.11a
GOALS: TLW understand how regional debates over slavery led to the 3/5 compromise
STEP BY STEP PROCEDURE: 1. Read about the Great Compromise and the 3/5 Compromise   2. Each student will make and design a flow chart of the Great Compromise, the Virginia Compromise, and the 3/5 Compromise, showing key plans, debates, and issues
Wed.
TITLE: Ratifying the Constitution
STANDARDS: 8.4.01.a, 8.4.03.c
GOALS: TLW be able to explain how Federalists and Antifederalists engaged in debate over the new constition
STEP BY STEP PROCEDURE: 1. Read pages 170-173 as whole group, examining key terms such as Federalist Papers, amendments, and Bill of Rights  2. Organize the students into 2 groups, one representing the Federalists, the other Antifederalists. 3. Each group will make a list of points that support  their position  4. Each student will write a short essay explaining his/her position
Thurs.
TITLE: FORMING A GOVERNMENT
STANDARDS:8.4.01.a, 8.5.10
GOALS: TLW show mastery of skills from Chapter 5
STEP BY STEP PROCEDURE: 1. Review the Chapter assessment test  2. Assessment questions on page 175-176
Fri.
TITLE: Chapter 5 test
GOALS: Chapter 5 Test
STEP BY STEP PROCEDURE: Test to show mastery of skills from Chapter 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 10-13 2011
Mon.
TITLE: Chapter 4 test
STANDARDS:
GOALS: TLW show mastery of skills learned in Chapter 4
STEP BY STEP PROCEDURES: 1. Test over Chapter 4
Tues.
TITLE: The Articles of Confederation
STANDARDS: 8.1.03a, 8.2.01, 8.3.05
GOALS: TLW understand the American people examined many ideas about government
STEP BY STEP PROCEDURE: 1. Examine pages 152-154 as whole group 2. Working in small groups each group will look at 3 topics; IDEAS ABOUT GOVERNMENT, ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION, and NORTHWEST TERRITORY.  3. Each group will create a flyer about the assigned topics
Wed.
TITLE: Origins of the Constitution
STANDARDS: 8.1.02.b, 8.3.03.b
GOALS: TLW understand that the Land Ordinance of 1785 organized the territories and sold sections
STEP BY STEP PROCEDURE: 1.  Read the 6 Origins of the Constitution silently.
2.  Students will make a time line of the origins and list all important facts, dates, terms, etc. of the Origins.  3. Analyzing Information questions, page 157
Thurs.
TITLE: The New Nations Faces Challenges
STANDARDS: 8.2.02, 8.3.02.b, 8.5.01.b
GOALS: TLW understand the United States had difficulties with other nations
STEP BY STEP PROCEDURE: 1. Read pages 158-161 as a whole group   2. After reading each student will be assigned one of the roles; Western merchant who sends items back east; Eastern Farmer who exports goods to British markets; North Carolina tobacco farmer; Massachusetts farmer  3. Each student will write a journal entry about economic problems he faces

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oct.3-Oct. 7 2011
Mon.
TITLE: Struggle for Liberty
STANDARDS: 8.3,04, 8.5.02
GOALS: TLW understand that the Patroits won & lost battles during the years 1775-1777
STEP BY STEP PROCEDURE: 1.Read pages 128-130 as whole group.  2. Working in pairs the students will look at the Battles of Trenton, Princeton, & Saratoga.  3. Each pair will write a paragraph explaining: significance of the battle, strategies of the battle, & outcome of the battle
Tues.
TITLE: Struggle for Liberty
STANDARDS: 8.3.04, 8.5.02
GOALS: TLW understand that Spain & France helped out the war effort for the colonists
STEP by STEP PROCEDURE: 1.Read pages 130-132 as whole group  2. The students will draw a time line pertaining to dates Dec. 1776-Mar. 1780, listing all important events that show the Patriots gaining ground
Wed.
TITLE: Struggle for Liberty
STANDARDS: 8.3.04, 8.4.02.a
GOALS: TLW understand how the war continued at sea & in the west
STEP by STEP PROCEDURE: 1. Read pages 132-134  2. Draw a map of the west labeling British forces & Patroit victories. 3. Assessment questions page 134
Thurs.
TITLE: Independence
STANDARDS: 8.3.04, 8.5.04a, 8.5.10a
GOALS: TLW understand that Patroit forces faced many problems in the war in the South.  Review for test
STEP BY STEP PROCEDURE: 1. Identify the main events of this section
2. In pairs write a newspaper headline for each event.  Review for test
Fri.
TITLE: Chapter 4 test
GOALS: TLW show mastery of key concepts from Chapter 4
STEP by STEP PROCEDURE: Chapter 4 test

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 26-30  2011
Mon.
TITLE: Chapter 3 test
GOALS: TLW show mastery of key concepts & skills from Chapter 3
STEP BY STEP PROCEDURE: Chapter 3 test
Tues.
TITLE: The Revolution Begins
STANDARDS: 8.3.01, 8.5.05
GOALS: TLW understand that the First Continental Congress demanded certain rights from England
STEP BY STEP PROCEDURE: 1. read pages 112-114 orally 2. Write down all improtant key terms, words, people, etc. 3. Divide into pairs creating a 2 column chart labeled BRITISH ACTIONS & AMERICAN REACTION  4. List the actions of Britain,  then American reaction 5. Share each groups answers
Wed.
TITLE: The Revolution Begins
STANDARDS: 8.3.04, 8.5.04
GOALS: TLW understand how armed conflicts between British soldiers & colonists broke out with the "shot heard around the world".
STEP BY STEP PROCEDURE: 1. As a whole group read & review Patrick Henry's quote of Give Me Liberty  2. Students will work in pairs & imagine they are tv reporters & are interviewing Patrick Henry  3. Each pair will write 5 questions to ask Henry & answer the questions the way they think he would have answered
Thurs.
TITLE: The Revolution Begins
STANDARDS: 8.4.05, 8.5.05
GOALS: TLW understand how the Second Continental Congress created the Continental Army
STEP BY STEP PROCEDURE: 1. Make a graphic organizer from pages 114-116 on connections of Lexington & Concord.  3. Do assessment questions page 116
Fri.
TITLE: George Washington
STANDARDS: 8.5.03, b
GOALS: TLW understand the importance of Washington's contributions & be able to list several of these contributions
STEP BY STEP PROCEDURE: 1. Read the biography of Washington on page 117 as a group  2. Tell the students that a time capsule was discovered at Mt. Vernon & inside were 10 items & a letter from Washington.  In the letter he explains the items that symbolize his major achievements & events in his life.  3. Divide the students in small groups & have them list  the items, the major achievements  in his life.  4. Each group should write Washington's letter explaining why each was included

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 19-23 2011
Mon.
TITLE: Life in the English Colonies
STANDARDS: 8.1.01, 8.2.01, 8.3.01, 8.5.01
GOALS: TLW understand & explain how colonisl governments were influenced by political changes in England
STEP BY STEP PROCEDURE: 1. Read pages 90-93 as whole group. 2. Draw a map of Triangular Trade & explain how it worked & how goods were traded.  3. Answer Interpreting Maps questions on page 92
Tues.
TITLE: Life In The English Colonies
STANDARDS: 8.1.01, 8.2.01, 8.3.01, 8.5.01
GOALS: TLW understand how The Great Awakening led to ideas of political equality among many colonists
STEP BY STEP PROCEDURE: 1. Read pages 94-97 orally as whole group, writing down main ideas, key terms, & especially, key people of the Great Awakening.  2. In groups of 2 create a time line of key dates & events related to King Philips War, French & Indian War, & Great Awakening
Wed.
TITLE: Conflict in the Colonies
STANDARDS:8.2.01, 8.5.01
GOALS: TLW understand that British efforts to raise taxes on colonists sparked protests
STEP BY STEP PROCEDURE: 1. Read pages 98-101 orally   2. Organize into groups and pick a topic of SUGAR ACT, STAMP ACT or TOWNSHEND ACTS.  3. Each group will write 5 questions & answers related to their topic.
Thurs.
TITLE: The Boston Tea Party
STANDARDS: 8.2.01, 8.5.01
GOALS: TLW explain how colonists protested the British tax on tea with the Boston Tea Party
STEP BY STEP PROCEDURE:  1. Read pages 101-102 silently, writing down key terms, events.   2. In groups of 2, students are to imagine they are planning  a political rally to protest each assigned act.  3.Create a banner, slogan, or sign for the rally. 
Fri.
TITLE: Chapter 3 Test
GOALS: TLW show mastery of skills & key concepts from Chapter 3
STEP BY STEP PROCEDURE: Chapter 3 Test

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sep. 12-16
Mon.
TITLE: The English Colonies
STANDARDS: 8.1.02, 8.2.01, 8.3.01, 8.5.01
GOALS: TLW understand that the settlement of Jamestown was the first permanent settlement by English in America
STEP BY STEP PROCEDURE: 1. Read pages 72-74 as a group. 2. Write important terms as found in reading. 3. Write a sentence using each term
Tues.
TITLE: The English Colonies
STANDARDS: 8.1.01, 8.2.01, 8.3.01,8.4.01, 8.5.01
GOALS: TLW be able to explain how and why life in Virginia was challenging to
the colonists
STEP BY STEP PROCEDURE: 1. Read pages 75-77 in groups listing all important terms and facts. 2. Draw a Venn Diagram listing words & phrases that
describe each type of labor.  3. Review as a class.
Wed.
TITLE; The New England Colonies
STANDARDS: 8.1.01, 8.2.01, 8.3.01
GOALS: TLW understand how the Pilgrims & Puritans came to America to avoid
religious persecution
STEP BY STEP PROCEDURE: 1. Read pages 78-80 as a whole group.  2. Organize into small groups & imagine they are planning their own colony, listing
rules & regulations in governing the colony.  3. Let each group define their rules
and regulations.
Thurs.
TITLE: The New England Colonies
STANDARDS: 8.2.01, 8.4.04
GOALS: TLW understand how religion & government were closely linked in the
New England Colonies
STEP BY STEP PROCEDURE: 1. Read pages 80-82 in small groups, writing down important terms, events, key words, & key people. 2. Make a graphic organizer listing important facts of each important person from the reading.
Fri.
TITLE: The Middle Colonies
STANDARDS: 8.1.01, 8.2.01, 8.3.01, 8.5.01
GOALS: TLW understand that the English created New York & New Jersey from
former Dutch territory
STEP BY STEP PROCEDURE: 1. Read pages 85-87 as a whole group, writing down important terms, key words, & definitions. 2. Read & explain in formation on America Growth Chart on pages 88/89. 3. Fill in the colonies on a blank chart. 4. Draw the growth chart on page 88 labeling ethnic groups & religions.

 

 

 

 

 

September 2011
Sep. 6-9
Mon.
Labor Day Holiday
Tues.
Titles:  The Race For Empires
Standards: 8.1.03, 8.4.04, 8.5.02
Goals: TLW explain how events in Europe affected settlement in North America
Step by Step Procedure:  1.read pages 54-57, as whole group, writing down
                                                 ideas and events
                                              2. Assessment questions page 57, 1-3
Wed.
Titles: Beginnings of Slavery in the Americas
Standards: 8.1.03, 8.4.04, 8.5.02, 8.5.03
Goals: TLW explain how European diseases wiped out much of Native
              American Slave Labor
Step by Step Procedure: 1. Read pages 58-61 as whole group, writing down
                                                 important information
                                             2. Design a word web (Native Americans, Slave Trade,
                                                 Middle Passage, Slave Culture) & present it to the
                                                class
Thurs.
Titles: Chapter 2 Test Review
Standards: 8.1.03, 8.4.04, 8.5.02, 8.5.03
Goals: TLW review key concepts for Chapter 2
Step by Step Procedure: 1. Review pages 62-64 as a class.
                                             2. In pairs complate pages 65 & 66, numbers 1-13
                                             3. Go over questions at end of class & review
Fri.
Titles; Chapter 2 Test
Goals: TLW show mastery of concepts from Chapter 2
Step by Step Procedure: Chapter 2 Test

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 29-Sep. 2
Mon. Europeans Set Sail-Standards 8.1.03, 8.5.02
Goals-TLW explain how Portugal looked for a route to Asia
Read as a group pages 38-41-Create a time line & chart of European explorers

Tues.Europeans Reach America-Standards 8.1.03, 8.3.04, 8.5.02
Goals-TLW explain the importance of Columbus's voyages to America
Read as whole group pages 42-45-working in color groups students will write a
summary of dates, people, important information, etc.  The group will present the poster to the class.

Wed. 
Spain Builds an Empire-Standards 8.1.03, 8.3.04, 8.5.02, 8.5.03
Goals-TLW explain how conquistadors conquered the Aztecs and Incas
Read as a class pages 46-49-Discuss causes and effects-students will create
a map of North and South America adding Spanish routes

Thurs.The Race For Empires-Standards 8.1.03, 8.4.04, 8.5.03
Goals TLW explain how events in Europe affected settlement in North America
Read pages 52-55 in pairs-create a time line of major events-write the main
ideas of the reading pages in their own words

Fri.-The Race For Empires-Standards 8.1.03, 8.3.04, 8.5.02
Goals TLW explain how events in Europe affected settlement in North America
Read pages 55-57 in pairs-make a 6 corner paper and create information from
the reading-page 57 assessment questions 1-3, writing all questions in complete sentences

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 22-26
Mon.
Read pages 16-20
Make a Heading, Sub Heading Chart of information
Tues.
Read pages orally 22-24
Create a Venn Diagram
Wed.
Read pages 25-27
Make a graphic organizer
Thurs.
Create a Time Line of the Chapter Information
Review for Chapter Test
Fri.
Chapter Test

 

 

 

 

 

 

                 

August 15-19
Mon.
Introduction to United States Almanac
Tues.
Looking at & introducing the textbook
Wed,
Pages 1-4 Reviewing Basic Map Skills/Getting to Know Your Atlas
Thurs.
Focusing on History/Time & Change
Fri.
Introduction of Chapter 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

        May 23-27
Mon.
Sec. 2 Chapter 17
Read the section as whole group & review for Semester Test
Tues.
Sec. 3 Chapter 17
Read the section as whole group/review for Semester Test
Wed,
Semester Test
Thurs.
Semester Test
Fri.
Semester Test

 

 

 

 

May 16-20
Mon.
Sec. 5 Chapter 16
Read pages 536-539 as whole class
main idea questions
Tues.
pages 540-543 read as whole class
review for test
Wed.
Test over Chapter 16
Thurs.
Intro Chapter 17 Reconstruction
Analyzing Historical Information
Think questions
Fri.
Rebuilding The South
read pages 552-55 orally
do graphic organizer















May 9-13
Mon.
Intro. to the Civil War
Read pages 510-513 as whole class
Main Idea Questions
Tues.
read pages 514-516 orally
Create a chart of resources in the North & South
assessment questions page 515
Wed.
Sec. 2
read pages 516-519
create a graphic organizer of the first battles
Thurs.
Draw a map of the Batlles in the East-list major sites
Fri.
read pages 519-521
assessment questions page 521

 

 

 

 

 

 

      May 2- May 6
Mon.
Test over Chapter 15
Tues.
Watch Video of Uncle Tom's Cabin
Wed.
Continue video of Uncle Tom's Cabin
Thurs.
Assessment questions pages 499-500
Fri.
Begin Chapter 16 The Civil War
read pages 510-513
Design a chart of Resources of the North and South

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 25-29
Mon.
Chapter 15  Debate Over Slavery
read pages 476-479
Assess. ques. 481
Tues.
Read summary of Uncle Tom's Cabin
Create a advertisement of the novel
Wed.
pages 483-485
create a graphic organizer
Thurs.
assessment ques. 487
Fri.
Dred Scott Decision
read summary & create a graphic organizer of Kansas-Nebraska Act

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 18-21
Mon.
TCAP TESTING
Tues.
Sec. 2 page 443
Assess. ques. page 445
review for Chapter 14 Test
Wed.
Chapter 14 Test
Thurs.
Chapter review Questions page 469/470
Fri.
Holiday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 11-15
Mon.
TCAP TEST REVIEW
Tues.
TCAP TEST REVIEW
Wed.
TCAP TESTING
TCAP REVIEW
Thurs.
TCAP TESTING
TCAP REVIEW
Fri.
TCAP TESTING
TCAP REVIEW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 April 4-8
Mon.
Test over Chapter 13
Tues.
TCAP practice test
Wed.
Chapter 14
Read pages 438-442
assessment questions page 442
Thurs.
Reforming Society
read pages 448-451
Make a graphic Organizer of the Education Improvements
Fri.
Abolitionist Movement
read pages 454-457
Create an antislavery Flyer

ar. 28-April 1
Mon.
Test over Chapter 12
Tues.
TCAP practice test # 2
Wed.
Chapter 13 The South
Read pages 414-418
Draw a chart of the POSITIVE/NEGATIVE EFFECTS of the COTTON BOOM
Thurs.
Read pages 419-422 Southern Society
Graphic Organizer of life in the Urban South
assessment questions page 423 1-2 a, b, c
Fri.
The Slave System
pages 424-426
Create a 3 column chart  of the 3 classes of the slaves

 

 

 

 

 

 

               

Mar. 21-25
Mon.
Modern Manufactoring
Assessment Questions page 389
Tues.
Sec. 2 The Lowell System
write an article on factory life
Wed.
Transportation Revolution
Read pages 396-401
Create a drawing illustrating the Transportation Revolution
Thurs.
Sec. 4
Samuel Morse telegraph
read pages 402-405
draw the time line page 404-405-label the dates and events
Fri.
Work in almanac workbooks

 

 

Mar. 7-11
Mon.
Assessment questions page 373/Review for Chapter Test
Tues.
Chapter 11 Test
Wed.
Chapter 12 The North
Read pages 384-387 as whole group
Create a Flow Chart writing sections main ideas
Thurs.
Read pages 388-390
Each student will write an article on Factory Life in the Northeast
Fri.
Read pages 391-395 silently
Create an advertisement for Slater's Mills

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb. 28-Mar. 4
Mon.
Section 3 Chapter 11
Read pages 354-357 as whole group
Evaulation questions from reading
Tues.
Read pages 358-360 as whole group
Make and complete a chart of Texas independence
Wed.
Read pages 361-363
Complete graphic organizer/assessment questions page 363
Thurs.
California Gold Rush
read pages 364-367 silently
make a flyer advertising Gold Rush
Fri.
Assesment questions page 369

 

 

 

 

 

Feb. 21-25
Mon.
Black History Month Report/Classes go to Library
Tues.
Test over Chapter 10
Wed.
Chapter 11 Expanding West
read pages 346-349 as whole group
Create a 4 column chart of WHY< HOW< WHERE>WHEN
Use information from reading to complete chart
Thurs.
read pages 350-353 as whole group
Design a time line of events
Fri.
Read and discuss pages 352-353 again
make a chart of Mexico & Texas called REBELLION
label facts & compare & contrast

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb. 14-18 
Mon.
Read pages 326-329
Make a campaign flyer
Tues.
Work in Atlas Workbooks page 27-30
Wed.
Pages 330-331
Assessment questions 1-4 page 331
Thurs.
Indian removal read pages 332-335
List important facts, people, dates, etc.
review for test
Fri.
Test over Chapter 10

 

 

 

 

 

Feb. 7-11
Mon.
Test over Chapter 9
Tues.
The Age of Jackson
Introduce chapter & read pages 322-324
design a graphic organizer of information
Wed.
Read pages 325-biography of jackson
list strong points & weak points of jackson
Assessment questions page 324
Thurs.
Jackson's Administration
read pages 326-329
create a campaign flyer supporting Harrison/Van Buren
list public views,  and Harrison's background
Fri.
Jackson Against the Bank
read pages 330-331
assessment questions page 331

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan. 31-Feb. 4
Mon.
Assessment/Tcap Questions page 291-293
Tues.
American Foreign Policy-read pages 298-301 as whole group
Create a chart of international problems using information
from the reading
Wed.
pages 302-305
create a 10 question quiz from the reading with answer key
Each question will be written in complete sentences
Thurs.
pages 308-311
create a graphic organizer of writers, subjects, and
description of what writers wrote
Fri.
review for test
answer Tcap questions page 317

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan. 24-28
Mon.
The Coming of the War
read pages 278-281 as whole  group
each student will write a petition on Embargo
Tues.
assessment questions page 283
Design a time linefrom 1807-1812
Wed.
The War of 1812
read pages 284-287 as whole group
TCAP Test practice questions
review for test
Thurs.
Test over Jefferson Chapter
Fri.
Go over test

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan. 18-21
Tues.
Jefferson Becomes President
read pages 266-268, listing key people, dates, etc.
Choose main topic and write paragraph
Wed.
Read pages 269-271
Make graphic organizer
Thurs.
As a group read pages 272-275 as whole group
make a timeline  identify key people, places, and events
Fri.
Draw a mural of Lewis & Clark expedittion

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan. 4-7
Tues.
3rd & 4th Period semester exams
Atlas workbook assignment all other periods
Wed.
6th period semester exam
Atlas workbook assignment all other periods
Thurs.
7th period semester exam
Introduction of Chapter 8-Jefferson Becomes President
Fri.
read pages 266-268 as whole group
students will list key people, events, etc., from the reading
write a paragraph on one main topic using complete sentences and
correct grammar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec. 13-16
Mon.
 Semester Exams, Periods 1 & 2
Review for exams, periods 4, 6, 7
Tues.
Semester exams Periods 3 & 4
Review for exams periods 6 & 7
Wed.
Semester exams Periods 6 & 7
Atlas work packets other periods
Thurs.
1/2 day for students

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec. 6-10
Mon.
Jefferson Address the people (writing a speech)
Tues.
Mr. Owens discusses the Explorer Test in all classess
Wed.
Sec. 1 Jefferson Becomes President
Read pages 266-269 as whole class
Design Graphic Organizer of Marbury vs. Madison
Thurs.
Read jefferson's Biography page 271
Each student will write Jefferson's epitaph
Fri.
Begin looking at The Louisiana Purchase
pages 272-274
draw the map of the United Staes in 1802 mapping the route of the Louisiana Purchase

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov. 29-Dec. 3
Mon.
Northwest Territory Chapter 7
Write Farewell Address
Tues.
John Adams Presidency/Review for Chapter test
Wed.
Chapter Test -7
Thurs.
Go over test for TCAP skills
Fri.
United States History workbook

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 22-23

Monday
Section 3 Chapter 7
Read pages 243-245 as whole group
draw time line

Tuesday
Washington Farewell Address
Each student will write his/her own farewell address

 

 

 

 

 

Nov. 15-19
Mon.
Test Chapter 6
Tues.
Review Test for TCAP skills
Wed.
Introduction Chapter 7 Launching the Nation
Read as whole group pages 234-237
Create a resume of George Washington
Thurs.
Nations Finances
Create a graphic organizer of Hamilton/Jefferson
Fri,
Interpreting the constituion
each student will create a discription of a loose/strict interpretation
of the constitution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov. 8-12 
Mon.
Test over Chapter 5
Tues.
Begin Chapter 6
Understanding the Constitution Sec. 1
Read pages 182-186 as whole group
Make a Trifold of the 3 branches of government
Wed.
Pages 186-187
Write a short speech on the accomplishments of James Madison
assessment questions page 186
Thurs.
Introduce the Bill of Rights looking and explaining each one
Make a chart of the most important amendments in Bill to you
and explain why
Fri.
Sec. 2 Chapter 6
Read pages 216-219 as whole group
Critical Thinking skill-summarize and make a list of rights guaranteed
to citizens

Nov. 1 -Nov. 5
Mon.
Sec. 3 Creating the Constitution
Create a Chart of the Accomplishments of Ben Franklin
Tues.
In Service-No Students
Wed.
Ratifying the Constitution
Create a Flow Chart of Constiit. ratification
Assessment questions page 173
Thurs.
Review for Chapter 5 Test
TCAP practice questions
Fri,
Test over Chapter 5













Oct. 25-29
Mon. 
Introduction to Chapter 5 
Understanding Chronological Order
Make a chart of 3 topics and create a flyer from each topic
Tues.
Read pages 152-155 as whole group
Draw Land Ordinance map and assessment questions
Wed. 
Origins of the Constitution
Have groups design a parchment of the origins
Thurs.
Challenges for the Nation 
Students will write a dialogue about problems between
England, Spain, and United States
Fri.
Shay's Rebellion
Read pages 159-162 as whole group
List the 6 sub topics of the reading and write down
important information from the reading; people, dates,
problems, etc.













 

 Oct. 11-14

Mon.
Sec. 4 Independence
Read pages 135-139 as whole group
Assessment questions page 139-Review for Test
Tues.
Test over Chapter 4
Wed.
Go over test for mastery of skills & TCAP prep
Thurs.
Chapter Review page 141
Fri.
In Service-no school for students











Oct. 4-Oct.8
Mon.
Atlas Workbook
Tues.
Sec. 3 Chapter 4
Read pages 126-129 as whole group
Make a 2 column chart of Major Battles & Challenges
Wed.
Pages 129-130
Write a paragraph explaining the significance of each battle,
strategies of the battle, and outcome of each battle
Thurs.
Pages 130-132
Draw a time line of events from Dec. 1776-Mar. 1780
Fri.
Pages 132-134
Draw a map of war in the west labeling British forces,
Patroit forces, & Patroit victories
Assessment questions page 134













Sep. 27-)Oct. 1






Mon.
Finish and review Chapter 3 test
Tues.
The Revolution Begins-Chapter 4
Read as whole group pages 112-114
Create 2 column chart of BRITISH ACTIONS/AMERICAN REACTION
list the actions
Wed.
Read Patrick Henry's Quote of Give Me Liberty
write 5 questions you would ask Henry today
Thurs.
Create a Graphic Organizer from pages 114-116
Connections of Lexington/Concord-assessment questions page 116
Fri.
Read biography of Washington on page 117 as a group
make a time capsule in small groups

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sep. 20-24

Mon.
Great Awakening Chapter 3
Read sections page 94-97 as whole group
Create a time line of events from the reading
Tues.
Conflict in the Colonies
List main ideas, people, dates, events, etc., from reading
write 5 questions from the information
Wed.
Stamp Act-Townshend Acts
pages 100-103
Create a chart of laws passed by English government to Colonies
Thurs.
The Boston Tea Party
Create a Poster-Banner for the colonists
Review for test
Fri.
Test over Chapter 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sep. 13-17

Mon.
The Southern Colonies Chapter 3
Read introduction as a class and look at Context Clues
Draw A Venn Diagram from Section 1
Tues.
Continue Reading the last Half of Section 1
Fill in the map of the Southern Colonies
Assess. questions
Wed.
The New England Colonies
Read as whole group 1st half of Section 2
Students will draw a web graphic organizer
Thurs.
Studying Historical Documents
As a whole group read The Mayflower Compact
List important parts/phrases of the laws
assessment questions
Fri.
Religion and Government in New England
Students will identify key people, events, and issues related to Rhode Island
and Connecticut in a graphic Organizer

Mon

Labor Day Holiday

Tues.

Section 5 Chapter 2

Create a flow chart of Indian Civilizations/Diseases

Wed.

Atlantic Slave trade-map & Time Line

Thurs.

Assessment and Review for Test

Fri.

Test over Chapter 2

 

 

August 23-27
Mon.
Native Americans Cultures Chapter 1
pages 10-14 Create Chart of Cultures
Tues.
Trading Kingdoms of Wesy Africa
Outline the map of African Empires
Wed.
Section 4
Create a time line of events from the section
Thurs.
Renaissance and Economic Changes
Assessment questions page 27
Review for Test
Fri.
Test over Chapter 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 16-20
Mon.
Introduction of Map Study Skills/Getting to Know The Atlas
Tues.
Map Skills assignment from Atlas Workbook
Wed.
Review Map Skill Workbook answers/Distribute Textbooks
Thurs.
Introduction of Textbook
Reading Like A Historian/Mapping the Earth
written assignment for class over reading
Fri.
Map Essentials
working in small groups label and draw a map

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 10-15

8th grade

Mon. Atlas worksheets p 61-64

Tues. Sec. 4 p 528-531-make chart of African Americans in Civil War

Wed. Writing a letter from a soldier to home and family

Thurs. assess. ques. page 534

Fri. draw a time line of key evenys involving Lincoln during war

7th grade

Mon. Atlas worksheets p 62-66

Tues. Sec. 2 C-18 create a scrapbook of Arabian Peninsula

Wed. Sec 3 draw a bar graph of oil production in Saudia Arabia

Thurs. Assess. page 449 Iran

Fri. make a comparision chart of daily life comparing U.S. and Iran

Fri.

 

 

 

 

 

April 26-30
8th grade
Mon. The Civil War introduction
Tues. assess. ques./newspaper article p515
Wed. Resources of the North/South- draw graph of resources
Thurs. War in the east -Draw map of Battles of the East -interpreting maps ques.
Fri. Field trip
7th grade
Mon. Chapter 18 assess. ques. p439
Tues. Arabian Peninsula -create a scrapbook of the peninsula
Wed. Make a graph/map of Oil Reserves in Saudia Arabia
Thurs. Iraq-assessment ques. 449
Fri. Field trip

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 19-23
8th grade/7th grade
Mon. TCAP TEST-TCAP REVIEW
Tues, TCAP TEST-TCAP REVIEW
WED. TCAP TEST-TCAP REVIEW
THURS. TCAP TEST-TCAP REVIEW
8TH GRADE
FRIDAY- THE CIVIL WAR SECTION 1-ASSESS/GRAPH
7TH GRADE
FRIDAY-CHAPTER 18 SECTION 1-GRAPHIC ORGANIZER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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7th Grade

  Monday 4/12/2010 Tuesday 4/13/2010 Wednesday 4/14/2010 Thursday 4/15/2010 Friday 4/16/2010
Geography 5th period Title:
Introduction To Southwest and Central Asia

Standards:

Goals:
TLW understand the importance of the Caspian Sea to Central Asia

Step by Step Procedures:
1. Read and discuss Unit 4 pages 401-409 as whole group 
2. Map Zone questions 402, 404, 405, 406, 407

 
Title:
The Eastern Mediterranean

Standards:
7.3.09.d - Analyze contemporary population issues.

Goals:
TLW understand the region's climate is mostly dry with little vegetation

Step by Step Procedures:
1. Read pages 412-415 as whole group 
2. Work in pairs and create a map of the region showing climates of each country

 
Title:
Turkey

Standards:
7.2.02.a - Recognize that resources, goods, and services are exchanged worldwide.
7.4.02.b - Describe the current struggles over energy resources and how different governments resolve these problems.

Goals:
TLW understand Turkey's people are mostly ethnic turks

Step by Step Procedures:
1. Read pages 416-419 silently 
2. Assessment questions page 419

 
Title:
TCAP review

Standards:

Goals:
TLW show mastery of TCAP skills/concepts

Step by Step Procedures:
1. Review the questions from TCAP booklet

 
Title:
TCAP Practice Test

Standards:

Goals:
TLW show mastery of TCAP skills/concepts

Step by Step Procedures:
1. Students will take the TCAP practice test for major grade


8th Grade

  Monday 4/12/2010 Tuesday 4/13/2010 Wednesday 4/14/2010 Thursday 4/15/2010 Friday 4/16/2010
History 1st Period Title:
Trouble In Kansas

Standards:
8.3.04.a - Explain how processes of migration affected development of settlements in the United States.
8.5.17 - Identify Tennessee's role within expansion of the nation.

Goals:
TLW understand the debate over slavery influenced the election of 1852

Step by Step Procedures:
1. Read pages 483-486 as whole group2. Draw a graphic organizer of the Kansas/Nebraska Act

 
Title:
Political Divisions

Standards:
8.2.01 - Understand fundamental economic concepts and their application to a variety of economic systems.
8.6.02.b - Describe the role of institutions in furthering both continuity and change.

Goals:
TLW understand the Dred Scott Decision created further division over slavery

Step by Step Procedures:
1. Read pages 487-490 as whole group2. Working in pairs wite an interview with at least 10 questions for Dred Scott, as if to be a reporter for a newspaper

 
Title:
Lincoln-Douglas Debates

Standards:
8.4.06 - Understand the role the Constitution of the United States plays in the lives of Americans.
8.5.03.b - Identify and use key concepts such as chronology, causality, change, conflict, and complexity to explain, analyze, and show connections among patterns of historical change and continuity.

Goals:
TLW understand the Lincoln-Douglas debates brought much attention to the conflict of slavery

Step by Step Procedures:
1. Read pages 491-493 as whole group 
2. Each student will write 2 paragraphs, one on Douglas, one on Lincoln. Each summary will examine how each man contributed to the political debate over slavery.

 
Title:
The Nation Divides

Standards:
8.5.08.a - Recognize that the economic systems employed in the northern colonies differed from those of the southern colonies.
8.6.01.a - Examine persistent issues involving the rights, roles, and status of the individual in relation to the general welfare.

Goals:
TLW understand John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry intensified the problem between North and South

Step by Step Procedures:
1. Read pages 493-495 as whole group 
2. In pairs students will create a poster recruiting supporters for John Brown's army

 
Title:
TCAP Review

Standards:

Goals:
TLW review TCAP on practice test

Step by Step Procedures:
1. Students will review TCAP questions on practice test