Q1 W7 September 2017

Here is the link for the video we watch in class. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dn8oC1HX0eQ&list=PLx78u0GH2Mr-wc4uCtnc9k7S-iyGbf_2k&t=5s&index=1

TeacherKristen Smith
Subject AreaAdvanced U.S. History/Career Planning
Grade Level8th
Week #Week 7 September 25-29 2017
Unit of InstructionExploring the Americas
Standard(s) Taught

SS.8.A.2.4- Identify the impact of key colonial figures on the economic, political, and social development of the colonies. Ex: John Smith & John White

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

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

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Student Goals:

  • Compare and contrast life for the Native Americans before and after European colonial settlement.
  • Areas of focus: war, disease, loss of land, westward displacement of tribes causing increased conflict between tribes, and dependence on trade for European goods, including guns.
  • Examine the competition between the colonial powers to expand and control their claims in North America through economic, diplomatic, and military means.
Classroom Activities

Students will discuss the first two colonies in America. 1st we will learn about the lost colony of Roanoke and students will examine primary sources and determine what pieces of evidence were valid and which were not. Students will work in groups to determine a common theory as to what actually happened to the people of Roanoke. 

Later in the week students will discuss the successful colony of James Town and we will watch a brief video explaining it’s cause for success and then students will need to complete a venn-diagram comparing both Roanoke and James Town. 

Assignments Due

Venn Diagram: Roanoke vs. James Town 

Group Presentation on Roanoke Theories (If you were absent you will be excused from this particular assignment) 

Additional Resources

VOCABULARY Words This week:

  • Charter
  • Indentured Servant 

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.