Q4W1 Online Learning: March 31-3

TeacherAndrew Wilson
Subject AreaUS History
Grade Level8
Week #29
Unit of InstructionAntebellum North and South
Standard(s) Taught

SS.8.A.4.6 Identify technological improvements (inventions/inventors) that contributed to industrial growth. 

SS.8.A.4.7 Explain the causes, course, and consequences (industrial growth, subsequent effect on children and women) of New England’s textile industry.

SS.8.A.4.10 Analyze the impact of technological advancements on the agricultural economy and slave labor.

SS.8.A.5.2 Analyze the role of slavery in the development of sectional conflict.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Essential Question: How does geography impact how we live?

  • I can describe the characteristics of the pre-Civil War North and South.
  • I can compare and contrast the North and South.
  • I can evaluate the impacts of the differences between the two regions.
  • I can articulate the differences in social, economic, and legal status of slaves in the antebellum South
  • I can speculate why the institution of slavery existed
  • I can identify some of the arguments offered by 19th century abolitionist and pro-slavery groups
Classroom Activities

Online Lesson Plans

Welcome video/intro to this weeks lessons: https://youtu.be/SmWW0EGOnwA

Note: All assignments and discussions are posted on Canvas. Login through vportal. 

Note 2: Try to post at least 1 time per day on the Canvas class discussions.

Day 1:

Complete the Nearpod and then discuss your thoughts with the class on Canvas. 

Nearpod link: https://share.nearpod.com/vsph/EAh61xj6Lu (Links to an external site.)

Day 2:

Complete the Nearpod: https://share.nearpod.com/vsph/ylwcV2XYMu (Links to an external site.)

Do the Vocabulary Activity: Make a picture, poem, song or skit (enlist your family if you wish) to show the meaning of one of the vocabulary words of your choice. Post your response on the assignment page of Canvas or on the Nearpod. You can also post it optionally on the Canvas discussion thread.

Day 3: 

Read the Newela article, highlight the text and finish the quiz and paragraph at the end of it.

Newsela class link: https://newsela.com/quickjoin/#/SQNNFV (Links to an external site.)

If you need help on how to access: Newsela: https://newsela.com/people/classrooms/2000932766/quickstart/ (Links to an external site.) Once you are done, go to the class discussion for any questions or things you would like to share!

Day 4: 

Read through the 3 document sets in the discussion section. After each set, write at least 1 discussion post per section in response to what you read in those documents. The posts can be your response to the guiding questions, your response to other’s posts or even any questions you have yourself. 

After you have gone through the 3 sets of documents, write your response to the question “What social, legal and economic status did slaves have in the antebellum South” in the last discussion. 

Day 5:

Analyze the documents and discuss what you found with the class on Canvas. 

Use the documents and your knowledge of the subject to answer:

How different was life in the North and South in the mid-1800’s?

  • Include how similar/different they were:
    • Thesis (answer to the question) (2 pts)
    • Economically (money/wealth/trade/industry) (4 pts)
    • Socially (how people lived) (4 pts

You may submit your response on Canvas or through uploading your response on Gradebook. 

Paper Based Lesson Plans

Monday: Technology and Industry

Workbook pages 433-437

Extension: Draw a before and after picture that includes the effects of at least one of the inventions in this lesson. Ex. Travel before the railroad and after it. 

Tuesday: Northern Life

Workbook Pages 438-442 

Extension:

Make a poster, cartoon or poem portraying one of the vocabulary words. 

  • Vocabulary 
    • Trade Union – a group of workers with the same skill
    • Strike – stopping work as a form of protest
    • Prejudice- an unfair opinion of a group
    • Famine – an extreme shortage of food
    • Nativist – a person opposed to immigration

Wednesday: The South

Workbook pages 443-452

Thursday: Slavery in the South

Use the documents to answer the guiding questions for each set of documents.

Answer the essential question: What social, legal, and economic status did slaves have in the antebellum (pre-Civil War) South?

Take a piece of paper, fold it into 4 equal parts. In each box, write a short response (1-2 sentences) to one of the writing prompts about the documents.

I feel that… I know that… Abolitionists believed…
I have learned… If I were a slave owner… Pro-slavery groups believed…
I wonder if… If I were a slave… Compared to today…

Friday: North and South

Use the documents and your knowledge of the subject to answer:

How different was life in the North and South in the 1800’s?

  • Include how similar/different they were:
    • Thesis (answer to the question) (2 pts)
    • Economically (money/wealth/trade/industry) (4 pts)
    • Socially (how people lived) (4 pts)
Assignments Due

Nearpods on the North

Newsela Article Response

North and South Paragraph

(Online) Discussion

 

Additional Resources

Vocabulary 

  • Trade Union – a group of workers with the same skill
  • Strike – stopping work as a form of protest
  • Prejudice- an unfair opinion of a group
  • Famine – an extreme shortage of food
  • Nativist – a person opposed to immigration