Q3W5: February 22-26

TeacherAndrew Wilson
Subject AreaUS History
Grade Level8
Week #25
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

Students will be able to explain the impacts of the Jackson Era. 

Studente will evaluate primary and secondary sources and judge Jackson in a trial format. 

Students will take on the role or witness, lawyer or jury in a trial. 

Classroom Activities

Day 1: 



Notes on the Impact/End of the Jackson Era (Slides 26/27) – Discussion Jackson Era Notes

Begin Trial – Assign roles, research 

Documents: Document Packet


Write an essay on the prompt: Was Andrew Jackson hero or villain? 

Use these documents: Document Packet

Rubric for assignment: Essay Rubric

Due Date: Tuesday 3/2

Day 2:

Continue Trial Prep –

Lawyers – Opening/Closing Statements, write questions for opposing witnesses

Paralegals- research and assist lawyers

Witnesses – 3 questions/answers for lawyers during the trial

ONLINE: Continue working on essay.

Day 3: 

Trial – Andrew Jackson v The People 

Exit Ticket/Discussion

ONLINE: Continue working on essay – due next class

Assignments Due

Students performance during trial 

Additional Resources