2019-2020 Scope & Sequence

Scope & Sequence

8th Grade & US History

UNIT 1

TITLE: Our Colonial Heritage, Beginnings-1783

NUMBER OF DAYS: 25

POWER STANDARDS

6-8.AH.2.CC.B - Compare motivating factors leading European nations to settle in the New World to explain colonial diversity and regional differences in North and South America


SUPPORTING STANDARDS

6-8.AH.2.GS.B Explain how the founding of European powers influenced their governments and expectations for self-rule


6-8.GEO.2.CC.C. Evaluate the impact of human settlement activities on the environmental and cultural characteristic of specific places and regions.


UNIT 2

TITLE: A New Nation, 1777-1800

NUMBER OF DAYS: 30

POWER STANDARDS

6-8.AH.3.CC. A. Trace the events leading to escalating conflict between Great Britain and the colonies, from multiple viewpoints


6-8.AH.3.CC B. Analyze the Declaration of Independence to determine the historical forces and political philosophies that influenced its creation


SUPPORTING STANDARDS

6-8.AH.2.CC.D. Describe the causes and consequences of the Seven Years War as a turning point in American history.


6-8.AH.3.GS.A. Evaluate the impact of the French and Indian Wars on Great Britain’s approach to colonial rule.


6-8.AH.3.GS.A Evaluate the impact of the French and Indian Wars on Great Britain’s approach to colonial rule. 


6-8.AH.3.EC.A Describe the function and purpose of taxes imposed by Great Britain following the Seven Years War, evaluating colonial responses to them. 


6-8.AH.3.GS.B. Apply the concept of representation to the conflict between the colonies and England


6-8.AH.3CC.B. Analyze the Declaration of Independence to determine the historical forces and political philosophies that influenced its creation.


6-8.AH.3.CC.C. Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the American colonies and England to explain the American victory in the Revolution. 


6-8.AH.1.CC.C. With assistance, develop a research plan, identify appropriate resources for investigating social studies' topics and create a research project which applies an aspect of American history prior to c. 1870 to a contemporary issue



UNIT 3

TITLE: Creating a Government

NUMBER OF DAYS: 25

POWER STANDARDS

6-8.AH.3.GS. F. Describe the origins and purposes of the Bill of Rights and evaluate the enduring significance of these concepts to the preservation of individual rights and liberties.


SUPPORTING STANDARDS


6-8.AH.1.GS.A Analyze laws, policies, and processes to determine how governmental systems affect individuals and groups in society prior to c. 1870.


6-8.AH.3.GS.F. Describe the origins and purposes of the Bill of Rights and evaluate the enduring significance of these concepts to the preservation of individual rights and liberties. 


6-8.AH.3.GS.E. Apply the principles of rule of law, representation, separation of powers, checks and balances, and federalism to explain the purposes and functions of the Constitution


6-8.AH.3.GS.G. Examine elections, issues, laws, and events to explain how the concepts of judicial review, elastic clause, and an amendment process were established or used to meet challenges.


6-8.AH.3.CC.D Explain the major debates that occurred during the adoption of the Constitution and their ultimate resolution. 




UNIT 4

TITLE: The New Republic, 1800-1855

NUMBER OF DAYS: 30

POWER STANDARDS

6-8.AH.4.CC.A. Analyze the expansion of the United States in the early 19th century to trace U.S. growth and form hypotheses about future conflicts.



SUPPORTING STANDARDS

6-8.AH.3.CC.E. Evaluate the responses of early American leaders to the social, political, economic and religious challenges facing the new nation. 


6-8.AH.3.CC.F. Infer how events of this period led to the development of philosophies, interest groups and political parties. 


6-8.AH.4.CC.B. Evaluate the responses of North and South American leaders to the social, political, economic and religious challenges of the period. 


6-8.AH.4.CC.C. Analyze the forced removal and resettlements of Native Americans to determine its impact on their cultures and civilization.


6-8.AH.3.EC.C Trace the development of the American economic system ot explain how taxes, tariffs, and monetary policies were used to establish sustainability and growth. 


6-8.AH.4.GS.C Explain how the principles of rule of law, separation of powers, checks and balance, and federalism were impacted by Jacksonian democracy. 


6-8.AH.5.GS.B Analyze federalism and popular sovereignty to explain peoples’ expectations of the role of government and their place in governance. 


6-8.AH.4.GS.D Compare and contrast the governmental systems of the North and South to determine the strengths and weaknesses of federal and confederal systems. 



UNIT 5

TITLE: The Nation Expands, 1790-1860

NUMBER OF DAYS: 35

POWER STANDARDS

6-8.AH.5.GS.A. Compare responses of government systems in the North and South to major legislation, executive orders, and court decisions before, during and after the Civil War.

SUPPORTING STANDARDS

6-8.AH.5.GS.A. Compare responses of government systems in the North and South to major legislation, executive orders, and court decisions before, during and after the Civil War. 


6-8.AH.5.GS.B. Analyze federalism and popular sovereignty to explain peoples’ expectations of the role of government and their place in governance.


6-8.AH.5.GS.D. Compare and contrast the governmental systems of the North and South to determine the strengths and weaknesses of federal and confederal systems.


6-8.AH.5.EC.B. Compare the economic strengths and weaknesses of the North and South before, during and immediately after the Civil War.


6-8.AH.4.G.A. Trace the changing boundaries of the United States and describe how it represents the changing relationships with its neighbors and Native Americans.