Q3, Wk2

TeacherAndrew Wilson
Subject AreaUS History
Grade Level8
Week #20
Unit of InstructionEarly Republic
Standard(s) Taught

SS.8.A.3.13 Explain major domestic and international economic, military, political,
and socio-cultural events of John Adam’s presidency. 

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

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  • I can identify and explain the concepts behind the major events of John Adams’ presidency.
  • I can evaluate the actions of Thomas Jefferson in relation to his beliefs. 
Classroom Activities

Day 1:

  • Students analyze and make a presentation about one of the events during John Adams’ presidency. 
  • Notes on John Adams

Day 2:

  • Test on the Federalist Era

Day 3: 

  • Thomas Jefferson DBQ/Seminar- Students read and analyze documents about Thomas Jefferson and write/discuss whether or not he lived up to his beliefs. 
Assignments Due

John Adams Events WS/presentation

Federalist Era Test

Jefferson DBQ paragraph

Additional Resources