Q3, Wk 3

TeacherAndrew Wilson
Subject AreaUS History
Grade Level8
Week #21
Unit of InstructionEarly Republic
Standard(s) Taught

SS.8.A.4.3 Examine the experiences and perspectives of significant individuals and
groups during this era of American History.

SS.8.A.3.14 Explain major domestic and international economic, military, political,
and socio-cultural events of Thomas Jefferson’s presidency.

SS.8.A.4.12 Examine the effects of the 1804 Haitian Revolution on the United States
acquisition of the Louisiana Territory.

SS.8.A.4.1 Examine the causes, course, and consequences of United States westward
expansion and its growing diplomatic assertiveness (War of 1812, Convention of
1818, Adams-Onis Treaty, Missouri Compromise, Monroe Doctrine).

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Essential Questions: How does government change? How does conflict develop?


Day 1: 

  • I can describe at least 3 changes that occurred during Jefferson’s presidency.
  • I can explain why they happened.
  • I can contribute to a class discussion on the Jefferson’s presidency. 

Day 2:

  • I can map the borders of the Louisiana Purchase.

Day 3:

  • I can identify the reasons for the War of 1812.
Classroom Activities

Day 1:

Students will take notes on and discuss the changes and events of Thomas Jefferson’s presidency. They will then write an exit ticket detailing the changes and why they happened. 

Day 2: Students will map the borders of the Louisiana Territory and changes made to it. 

Day 3: Students will watch a series of videos depicting the debate on whether or not to declare war on Britain in 1812. They will then work in groups to discuss and debate as a class what to do. 

Assignments Due

Day 1: Exit ticket and class discussion on Jefferson. 

Day 3: Paragraph on why the US declared war. 

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