Q3W6: March 1-5

TeacherAndrew Wilson
Subject AreaUS History
Grade Level8
Week #26
Unit of InstructionManifest Destiny
Standard(s) Taught

SS.8.A.4.1 Examine the causes, course, and consequences of United States westward
expansion and its growing diplomatic assertiveness (Texas Annexation,
Manifest Destiny, Oregon Territory, Mexican American War/Mexican
Cession, California Gold Rush, Gadsden Purchase).

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

Students will experience life on the Oregon Trail. 

Students can explain what Manifest Destiny means.

Students will judge whether Manifest Destiny was positive or negative. 

Classroom Activities

Day 1: 

ONLINE:

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

Use these documents: Document Packet

Rubric for assignment: Essay Rubric

Due at end of class. 

Bellringer/Vocabulary Review

Andrew Jackson: Hero or Villain? – Summative

Document Packet – Evidence Cards from Trial

REGULAR:

  • Was Jackson a hero or villain?
  • What are the arguments for Jackson being a hero?
  • What are the arguments for Jackson being a villain?
  • What do you think?
  •  
  • Your response should include:
  • 2 vocabulary words (20%)
  • At least 5 events in which Jackson was involved as evidence. (50%)
  • Reasoning/arguments in response to each sub-question (30%)
  • You may respond through writing or through a presentation

HONORS:

  • Was Jackson a hero or villain?
  • What are the arguments for Jackson being a hero?
  • What are the arguments for Jackson being a villain?
  • What do you think?
  •  
  • Your response should include:
  • 1 vocabulary word (10%)
  • At least 7 events in which Jackson was involved as evidence. (70%)
  • Reasoning/arguments of both sides presented(20%)
  • You may respond through writing or through a presentation

Day 2:

Bellringer

Vocabulary:

  • Manifest Destiny – the belief that the United States was destined to extend to the Pacific Ocean
  • Emigrant- person who leaves their country
  • Annex- take control of territory

Oregon Notes – Manifest Destiny Notes

Exit Ticket

Day 3:

Bellringer/Vocabulary Review

Oregon Trail:

Assignments Due

Jackson Hero or Villain?

Additional Resources