Mr.  TERRY  WOODWARD
8th Grade Social Studies (Silver)
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syllabus/pacing guide

syllabus  

·         In general, students read & highlight summaries, complete work sheets

connected to the summaries, and are given other reading assignments, etc.

that are connected to the topics below. After grading assignments (including

study guides), students are provided with keys to correct their answers.

The  classes are led through reviews and small group work. Graphic organizers

are provided.

 

 

                                1ST QUARTER

 

FACTORS LEADING TO COLONIZATION (mercantilism, religion, etc.)

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Joint Stock Company, proprietary colonies, royal colonies

Roanoke

Jamestown

Cash crops

Slavery & Indentured Servants

Women in early Virginia

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PILGRIMS AND PURITANS

Mayflower Compact

Puritan beliefs/witch trials

Plymouth Colony

“Massachusetts Bay, the city upon a hill”; John Winthrop, “a model of Christian charity”

Dissent in Massachusetts Bay; Anne Hutcheson; Roger Williams

New England Colonies

Fundamental Orders of Connecticut

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House of Burgesses

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Middle Colonies

Pennsylvania (William Penn and Quakers) and Delaware

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Maryland Act of Toleration

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Democratic Ideals

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Regional differences

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Navigation Acts

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FRENCH & INDIAN WAR

Factors that led to the war

Alliances, warfare, battles, & scalping

Results/legacies of the War (Treaty of Paris of 1763, Proclamation of 1763, etc.)

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BRITISH ACTS & COLONIAL REACTIONS  

Stamp, Stamp Act Congress, Townshend, Coercive/Intolerable, Sugar, Declaratory, Tea

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Daughters of Liberty; Sons of Liberty, 1st Continental Congress, etc.

Boston Massacre and its Trial

Propaganda (Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, & Thomas Paine (“Common Sense”))

Geography

Lexington & Concord

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                                  2ND QUARTER

 

REVOLUTONARY WAR

2nd Continental Congress

Strengths & weaknesses of British & Patriot forces

Declaration of Independence & its grievances

George Washington’s role

Samuel Adams, Benedict Arnold, Lafayette, Benjamin Franklin, & other famous figures

Britain’s initial strategy

Significant battles (i.e. Saratoga, etc.) & Valley Forge

Britain’s southern strategy & Yorktown

Treaty of Paris of 1783

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ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION/ratification/issues with the Articles of Confederation

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Northwest Ordinance

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Federalist Papers #’s 10 & 51

Anti-Federalist Papers

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THE CONSTITUTION

Preamble

Virginia Plan, The Great Compromise, 3/5 Compromise, Bill of Rights, & ratification

Bill of Rights (focus on 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, & 8th Amendments)

Roles of the Branches of Government

How Bills Become Laws/Mock Congress?

Judicial Review Cases (Marbury vs. Madison, Dred Scott, Plessey vs. Ferguson, & Brown)

Jim Crow Laws & the Civil Rights Act

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                                 3RD QUARTER

 

WASHINGTON’S ADMINISTRATION

A new country’s issues; precedents; Whiskey Rebellion; N.W. Territory; neutrality; pol. parties

Jay’s Treaty and Pinkney’s Treaty

National Bank, finances, & tariffs (Alexander Hamilton, Secretary of Treasury)

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JOHN ADAMS

Adams & Federalists vs. Thomas Jefferson & Anti-Federalists (Democratic-Republicans)

           – individual rights, National Bank, French Revolution, Alien & Sedition Acts 

John Adams – XYZ Affair, Alien & Sedition Acts (conflict w/ Bill of Rights; judicial review);

Judiciary Act of 1801

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Constitutional issue with the Election of 1800/12th Amendment

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THOMAS JEFFERSON

Virginia & Kentucky Resolutions

Trade on the Mississippi; issues with Spain & France

Louisiana Purchase & its constitutionality

Lewis & Clark expedition’s goals/accomplishments

Foreign policy: Embargo Act of 1807

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THE WAR OF 1812 (Reasons for the War; the War & its legacies; Treaty of Ghent)

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FEDERALIST PARTY – secession attempt; Burr’s duel w/ Hamilton; the end of the party

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MONROE DOCTRINE

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ANDREW JACKSON

Influences on Jackson’s life

Jackson’s Role in Florida

Battle of New Orleans

Election of 1824 (decided by the House of Representatives)

Election of 1828 (decided by average white men & state’s rights)

Democratic Party

South Carolina (tariff & secession issue); John C. Calhoun

Henry Clay

Rachel Jackson & Peggy Eaton’s influence on politics

The National Bank

Jackson's legacy

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CHEROKEES

Enculturation

Georgia, the Supreme Court, & Jackson

John Ross

Sequoyah

Indian Removal Act

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TRAIL OF TEARS

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MANIFEST DESTINY & WESTWARD EXPANSION

Texas’ fight for Independence (Alamo, etc.)

Mormon migration

James K. Polk

California Gold Rush, Bear Flag Revolt, etc.

Negotiation for the Oregon Territory

Land speculators

Gadsden Purchase (transcontinental railroad)

Mountain Men, Oregon Trail, Santa Fe Trail; travel hardships; the Donner Party

Effect on Native Americans

Westward expansion mapping

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INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION’S INFLUENCE ON AMERICA

Cotton gins affect on slavery

Farm machinery

Steam powered ships & locomotives, Erie Canal, & new roads effect on trade/transportation/expansion

Supreme Court cases concerning taxes & trade and national vs. state laws

Free Enterprise, Capitalism, & the factory system

Immigration from Europe (Irish & German)

Movement from farming communities to the cities in the North/Northeast    

Slave conditions/slave codes vs. conditions of cities & factory work

Women in the workplace; Lowell Mills

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                                 4TH QUARTER

 

FACTORS LEADING TO THE CIVIL WAR (sectionalism, Kansas-                      

  Nebraska Act, Fugitive Slave Act, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, etc., etc.)

Lincoln-Douglas debates

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THE CIVIL WAR

Lincoln - Man of War or Man of Peace

Anaconda Plan

Early battles

Issues soldiers dealt with, technology, statistics

Emancipation Proclamation

Grant, Vicksburg, Gettysburg

Battles of Chickamauga & Chattanooga

Christmas1863, Chattanooga

Appomattox Court House

Aftermath of Lincoln’s death

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Homestead Act & Pacific Railroad Act

Native Americans, Cattle Industry, & Oklahoma

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RECONSTRUCTION

Reconstruction, Black Codes & Sharecroppers

Reconstruction Attacks

The Fall of Reconstruction

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“Massacre at Wounded Knee”

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SOCIAL REFORM

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TCAP PREPARATION