Q3, Wk6

TeacherAndrew Wilson
Subject AreaUS History
Grade Level8
Week #24
Unit of InstructionJackson Era
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.4.4 Discuss the impact of westward expansion on cultural practices and
migration patterns of Native American and African slave populations.

SS.8.A.4.8 Describe the influence of individuals on social and political developments
of this era in American History.

SS.8.A.4.16 Identify key ideas and influences of Jacksonian democracy

SS.8.A.4.17 Examine key events and peoples in Florida history as each impact this era
of American History.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Day 1: Students will be able to evaluate Andrew Jackson and judge whether Jackson was a tyrant or a champion of the people. 

Day 2: Students will be able to explain how Florida became part of the United States. 

Day 3: Students will be able to explain the effects of white settlement on native tribes. 

Students will be able to give advice to those tribes on what to do. 

Classroom Activities

Day 1: 



Guided Notes using Nearpod on Andrew Jackson

Classroom Discussion

Paragraph on Andrew Jackson: Tyrant or Champion of the People

  • thesis and conclusion
  • 3 reasons why he is a tyrant or champion. 

Day 2:

Reader’s theatre: Andrew Jackson and Florida

Day 3:


BrainPop: Seminole Wars

Notes on the Seminole Wars and the Trail of Tears

Source Stations: Trail of Tears

Paragraph on the Trail of Tears

  • 3 effects of white settlement on natives
  • advice for tribes with 2 reasons
Assignments Due

Paragraph on Jackson

Paragraph on Trail of Tears

Additional Resources