US History 1/22-1/26

TeacherAndrew Wilson
Subject AreaUS History
Grade Level8
Week #
Unit of InstructionOrganizing Principle 6: The first three Presidents faced both domestic and foreign policy challenges. Their decisions established traditions and policies which still affect our country.
Standard(s) Taught

SS.8.A.3.12 Examine the influences of George Washington’s presidency in the formation of the new nation.

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

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Wednesday- Students can identify at least 4 precedents set by the Washington presidency. 

Thursday/Friday – Students can identify the policy positions of the Federalists and Democraitc-Republicans. Students can write a paragraph supporting either of the early political parties. 

Classroom Activities

Monday/Tuesday- Students will review and then take a test on the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution. 

Wednesday- Students will chart the precedents and problems faced by the Washington presidency. 

Thursday/Friday- Students will use Nearpod to learn about the early political parties of the US and finally write a paragraph supporting one of the sides. They will then begin work on the Chapter 8 Workbook packet. 

Assignments Due

AoC and Constitution Test (in class)

Nearpod paragraph (in class)

Chapter 8 Packet pg 151-162 (due Feb 5/6)

Additional Resources

Self-paced Nearpod code (for students who were absent that day, or for those wanting to study the Powerpoint): NBDPL

Vocabulary :

  • Precedent- tradition
  • Tariff- a tax on imported goods
  • Cabinet – A group of advisors to the president
  • Bonds – a certificate promising to repay borrowed money
  • Partisan – clearly favoring one faction
  • Nullify- to legally overturn