Q1 W4 September 2017


TeacherKristen Smith
Subject AreaAdvanced U.S. History/Career Planning
Grade Level8th
Week #September 5-8 2017
Unit of InstructionExploring Social Studies
Standard(s) Taught

SS.8.A.2.1- Compare the relationships among the British, French, Spanish, and Dutch in their struggle for colonization of North America.

SS.8.A.2.5- Discuss the impact of colonial settlement on Native American populations.

SS.8.E.3.1- Evaluate domestic and international interdependence. 

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Student Goals: 

  1. Discuss the impact of the British, French, Spanish, and Dutch on economic, political, cultural, and religious principles in colonial America.
  2. Examples: studying ways that economic, political, cultural, and religious competition between these Atlantic powers shaped early colonial America
  3. Examine the competition between the colonial powers to expand and control their claims in North America through economic, diplomatic, and military means.
  4. Compare and contrast life for the Native Americans before and after European colonial settlement. Examples: war, disease, loss of land, westward displacement of tribes causing increased conflict between tribes, and dependence on trade for European goods, including guns
Classroom Activities

Students will discuss the exploration of the Americas. Tuesday 9/5 we will discuss the Three G’s- Gold, Glory and God (Religion) students will learn about Christopher Columbus and his journey to America in 1492. Students will also discuss the Columbian Exchange and its effect on the world’s culture. 

Thursday 9/7: Students will discuss the impact of Native American populations before and after Europeans settled in America. We will also compare the relationships between European countries and their struggle for colonization in America. 

Assignments Due

Rotations from last week are due. 

Graphic Organizer on the three G’s is also due from Tuesday 9/5



Additional Resources

Vocabulary Words this week:

  1. Circumnavigate
  2. Columbian Exchange
  3. Conquistador
  4. misson
  5. pueblo
  6. presidio
  7. plantation

ALL IEP and ESOL accommodations will be provided daily.

When a student is absent, it is their responsibility to check the absent files in class and copy notes from a peer.  Students will have the number of days absent to complete missing work.  If you need any assignments emailed, please contact me at smithk@ivyhawnschool.org or on remind use the class code: IH8US to get updates.