Q1 W8 October 2017

TeacherKristen Smith
Subject AreaAdvanced U.S. History/Career Planning
Grade Level8th
Week #October 2-6 2017
Unit of InstructionEnglish Colonies
Standard(s) Taught

SS.8.A.2.2- Compare the characteristics of the New England, Middle, and Southern colonies.

SS.8.A.2.3- Differentiate economic systems of New England, Middle and Southern colonies including indentured servants and slaves as labor sources.

SS.8.A.2.4- Identify the impact of key colonial figures on the economic, political, and social development of the colonies.

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


Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Student Goals: 

Students will compare and contrast the colonial settlement motivations among the New England, Middle, and Southern colonies. Examples: colonial governments, geographic influences, occupations, religion, education, settlement patterns, and social patterns.

Compare and contrast economies of subsistence farming, cash crop farming, and maritime industries.

Differentiate among free labor, indentured servitude, and slave labor and explain the extent to which each existed in all three colonial regions.

Native American Life before and after colonies settled. 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.

Classroom Activities

Students will take a summative on Exploring the America’s Unit. We will review and assess on Tuesday (possibly Wed).

We will discuss the New, Middle and Southern Colonies this week. Students will label and color code a map showing the different locations of each colonial settlement. They will also complete a graphic organizer to assist with comparing and contrasting the colonies so that students are aware of some of the major differences within each colony. 

Assignments Due

Map and Graphic Organizer

Summative Assessment 

Additional Resources

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.