Week of: 11/27/17


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TeacherKristen Smith
Subject AreaAdvanced U.S. History/Career Planning
Grade Level8th
Week #11/27/17-12/01/17
Unit of InstructionBritish Controls and Colonial Reactions
Standard(s) Taught

SS.8.A.3.2- Explain American colonial reaction to British policy from 1763-1774.

SS.8.A.3.3- Recognize the contributions of the Founding Fathers (John Adams, Sam Adams, Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, George Mason, and George Washington) during American Revolutionary efforts.

SS.8.A.3.8- Examine individuals and groups that affected political and social motivations during the American Revolution. 

SS.8.A.3.6- Examine the causes, course, and consequences of the American Revolution.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students Goals:

Recognize the varied roles and influence of the Founding Fathers.

Recognize the influence of the Enlightenment on the Founding Fathers.

Students will identify the key events and turning points of the Revolutionary War.

Students will be able to discuss the Battles of Lexington and Concord & Bunker Hill

Classroom Activities

Students will discuss the continental congress and its significance in seeking independence. 

Students will work on interactive notebook pages, write important vocabulary words in their notebooks and watch videos that help support the understanding of the standards being taught this week. 

We will also discuss the battles of Lexington and Concord and Bunker Hill. 

Assignments Due

Interactive Notebook Pages

Founding Fathers Poster 


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.