8th Grade Social Studies

 

Teacher:   Mrs. Catherine Kollars, ckollars@stclarepdx.org

Curriculum:   American History from  Colonial times through the U.S. Civil War;; U.S.  Constitution; Current Events

    A special focus on the U.S. Constitution and ongoing reading and discussions of current events are also part of our curriculum

 

 

Mrs. Kollars’s

8th Grade Social Studies  Plan

2016-2017

This plan is subject to change based on teacher discretion.

Textbook: Disovering Our Past: A History of the United States; McGraw_Hill, 2014

Curriculum:   Colonial America-Reconstruction; U.S. Constitution/Government; 

                       Current Events; Geography                                                                    

 

1st Trimester    42 days                                              

                             Topics                                          Test/Project/Other                          Essential                      

                                                                                                                                              Questions

 

       Introduction                                               

 

       CHAPTER 3 “Colonial America                           Quiz, Test                                        *How does geography influence                                      

                                                                                                                                    the way people live?

          MOCK ELECTION HANDS ON PROJECT ACTIVITY

 

       CHAPTER 4 “ Life in the American Colonies”       Quiz, Map,         * How do new ideas change the                  

                                                                                                                                     way people live?

 

       CHAPTER 5 “The Spirit of Independence”           Quiz, Test                                     * Why does conflict develop?                              

 

 

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2nd Trimester 44 days

       Geo Bee Preliminary                                                                 

 

            CHAPTER 6 The American Revolution”                Quiz, Test                                     * What motivates people to act?                                              

      CHAPTER 7 “A More Perfect Union”                      Quiz; Project              * Why do people form governments?

                                                                                                              * How do governments change?                      

             Preamble to U.S. Constitution Recited                 

      CHAPTER 9 “The Federalist Era” &                                                        * What are the characteristics of a leader?

       CHAPTER 10 “The Jefferson Era”                     Quizzes; Test                 * How does geography influence the way             

                                                                                                                     people live?

     CHAPTER 11 “ Growth and Expansion”            

     CHAPTER 12 “The Jackson Era”                       Quizzes; Political              * What are the characteristics of a leader?

                                                                          Cartoon Project              * What are the consequences when cultures

                                                                                                                 interact?                

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3rd Trimester   40 days

            Current Events                                 Mini Projects               (Varies)

           CHAPTER 13 “ Manifest Destiny”                                                              * How do new ideas change the way people live?

           CHAPTER 14 “North and South”                    Quiz                                     * How do people adapt to their environment?

                                                                                                                       * Why do people make economic choices?

           CHAPTER 15 “13 “Spirit of Reform”                Quiz                                    * Why do societies change?

           CHAPTER 16  “Toward Civil War”                  Quiz;                              * Why does conflict develop?

           CHAPTER 17 “The Civil War”                         Quiz; Test; Essay Project

            Analyze and Recite “The Gettysburg Address”