Q3, Wk5

TeacherAndrew Wilson
Subject AreaUS History
Grade Level8
Week #23
Unit of InstructionEarly Republic
Standard(s) Taught

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).

SS.8.A.4.5 Explain the causes, course, and consequences of the 19th century transportation
revolution on the growth of the nation’s economy.

SS.8.A.4.6 Identify technological improvements (inventions/inventors) that contributed to industrial growth. 

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Essential Question: How does technology effect our lives?


  • Identify how the Industrial Revolution changed people’s lives
  • Evaluate the negative and positive effects of the Industrial Revolution
Classroom Activities

Day 1: Students will take notes on and discuss the early Industrial Revolution and its effects. They will discover the effects through looking at primary sources and then evaluate whether the Industrial Revolution was overall good or bad. 

Day 2: Students will write a quiz and quiz each other for test prep. 

Day 3: Students will review for and take a test on the Jefferson Era. 

Assignments Due

Industrial Revolution: Good or Bad Paragraph

Jefferson Era Test

Additional Resources