Q1, Wk3

TeacherAndrew Wilson
Subject AreaUS History
Grade Level8
Week #3
Unit of InstructionAge of Discovery
Standard(s) Taught

SS.8.A.2.5 Discuss the impact of colonial settlement on Native American populations.
SS.8.A.2.1 Compare the relationships among the British, French, Spanish, and Dutch in their struggle for colonization of North America.

SS.8.E.3.1 Evaluate domestic and international interdependence.

SS.8.A.1.5 Identify, within both primary and secondary sources, the author, audience, format, and purpose of significant historical documents.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will write a skit that portrays the reasons for exploration. 

Students will be able to explain some of the effects of exploration. 

Classroom Activities

Monday-Wednesday: Students will first examine primary sources that relate to the reasons why Europeans explored the New World and then discuss and chart their findings. They will then work in groups to create a skit portraying one of these reasons. 

Thursday/Friday- Students will present their skits and answer questions from the textbook about the Spanish colonies. 

Assignments Due

Exploration Skit

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Additional Resources

Conquistador – Spanish Explorer

Columbian Exchange –the exchange of people, plants, animals, ideas and diseases between the old and new world

Immunity – resistance to disease