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									                                                                    MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
                                                                      District Pacing Guide- Social Studies
GRADE LEVEL OR COURSE TITLE: Eighth Grade- U.S. History                                                                                                       Course Code: 2100010

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The eighth grade social studies curriculum consists of the following content area strands: American History, Geography, Economics and Civics. Primary content emphasis for this
course pertains to the study of American history from the Exploration and Colonization period to the Reconstruction Period following the Civil War. Students will be exposed to the
historical, geographic, political, economic, and sociological events which influenced the development of the United States and the resulting impact on world history. So that students
can clearly see the relationship between cause and effect in historical events, students should have the opportunity to explore those fundamental ideas and events which occurred
after Reconstruction.

Honors/Advanced courses offer scaffolded learning opportunities for students to develop the critical skills of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation in a more rigorous and reflective
academic setting. Students are empowered to perform at higher levels as they engage in the following: analyzing historical documents and supplementary readings, working in the
context of thematically categorized information, becoming proficient in note-taking, participating in Socratic seminars/discussions, emphasizing free-response and document-based
writing, contrasting opposing viewpoints, solving problems, etc. Students will develop and demonstrate their skills through participation in a capstone and/or extended research-
based paper/project (e.g., history fair, participatory citizenship project, mock congressional hearing, projects for competitive evaluation, investment portfolio contests, or other
teacher-directed projects).


The following pacing guide replaces the Competency-Based Curriculum for Social Studies as the required curriculum for grades K-12 in Miami-Dade County Public
Schools.

Please note the following important general information regarding the Pacing Guides:

   The Pacing Guides outline the required curriculum for social studies, grades K-12, in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
   Social Studies Pacing Guides have been developed for all elementary grade levels (K-5) and for each of the required social studies courses at the middle and senior high school
    levels.
   The Social Studies Pacing Guides are to be utilized by all teachers, grades K-12, when planning for social studies instruction.
   The Pacing Guides outline the required sequence in which the grade level or course objectives are to be taught.
   The Pacing Guides outline the pacing in which instruction should occur. Specifically, the Pacing Guides are divided into 9 week segments and provide an estimate of the
    number of traditional or block days needed to complete instruction on a given topic. Teachers should make every effort to stay on pace and to complete the topics in a given
    nine weeks. Slight variations in pacing may occur due to professional decisions made by the teacher or because of changes in school schedules.

Each Social Studies Pacing Guide is divided into the following headings/categories to assist teachers in developing lesson plans:

   Grade Level or Course Title - The grade level and course title are listed in the heading of each page.
   Course Code - The Florida Department of Education Course Code is listed for the course.
   Topic - The general topic for instruction is listed; e.g., Westward Expansion.
   Pacing - An estimated number of traditional or block instructional days needed to complete instruction on the topic is provided.
   Strands and Standards – Strands and Standards from the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (NGSSS) are provided for each topic.
   Nine Week Grading Period - Grading periods (1-4) are identified.
   Essential Content – This critically important column provides a detailed list of content/topics and sub topics to be addressed during instruction.
   NGSSS-SS Benchmarks – This critically important column lists the required instructional Benchmarks that are related to the particular topic. The Benchmarks are divided into
    Content Benchmarks and Skill Benchmarks. These benchmarks should be identified in the teacher’s lesson plans.
   Instructional Tools - This column provides suggested resources and activities to assist the teacher in developing engaging lessons and pedagogically sound instructional
    practices. The Instructional Tools column is divided into the following subparts: Core Text Book, Key Vocabulary, Technology (Internet resources related to a particular topic),
    Suggested Activities, Assessment, English Language Learner (ELL) Instructional Strategies, Related Programs (National, State, and/or District programs as they relate to a
    particular topic), and SPED (A link to the NGSSS-SS Access Points for Students with Cognitive Disabilities).

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                                                                      MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
                                                                        District Pacing Guide- Social Studies
GRADE LEVEL OR COURSE TITLE: Eighth Grade- U.S. History                                                                                                          Course Code: 2100010

Language Arts/Reading, Mathematics, and Science Related Benchmarks Supported through this Social Studies Course:

LA.8.1.6.1 The student will use new vocabulary that is introduced and taught directly.
LA.8.1.6.2 The student will listen to, read, and discuss familiar and conceptually challenging text.
LA.8.1.6.3 The student will use context clues to determine meanings of unfamiliar words.
LA.8.6.2.2 The student will assess, organize, synthesize, and evaluate the validity and reliability of information in text, using a variety of techniques by examining several sources of
information, including both primary and secondary sources.
MA.8.A.1.3 Use tables, graphs, and models to represent, analyze, and solve real-world problems related to systems of linear equations.
MA.8.A.1.6 Compare the graphs of linear and non-linear functions for real-world situations.




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                                                                    MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
                                                                      District Pacing Guide- Social Studies
GRADE LEVEL OR COURSE TITLE: Eighth Grade- U.S. History                                                                                                     Course Code: 2100010
Topic 5: THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION                                                                 Pacing: Traditional: 15 Days Block: 7.5 Days October 29-November 20, 2012

                                                                                 Second Nine Weeks

STRAND(S) and STANDARD(S):
AMERICAN HISTORY:
         (Standard 1: Use research and inquiry skills to analyze American History using primary and secondary sources.)
         (Standard 3: Demonstrate an understanding of the causes, course, and consequences of the American Revolution and the founding principles of our nation.)
GEOGRAPHY:
         (Standard 1: Understand how to use maps and other geographic representations, tool, and technology to report information.)
         (Standard 2: Understand physical and cultural characteristics of places.)
         (Standard 3: Understand the relationships between the Earth's ecosystems and the populations that dwell within it.)
         (Standard 4: Understand the characteristics, distributions, and migration of human populations.)
         (Standard 5: Understand how human actions can impact the environment.)
         (Standard 6: Understand how to apply geography to interpret the past and present, and plan for the future.)
ECONOMICS:
         (Standard 1: Understand the fundamental concepts relevant to the development of the market economy.)
         (Standard 2: Understand the fundamental concepts relevant to the institutions, structure, and functions of a national economy.)
         (Standard 3: Understand the fundamental concepts and interrelationships of the United States' economy in the international market.)
CIVICS AND GOVERNMENT:
         (Standard 1: The student will evaluate the roles, rights, and responsibilities of United States citizens and determine methods of active participation in society,
                      government, and the political system.)
         (Standard 2: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the principles, functions, and organization of government.)




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                                                                  MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
                                                                    District Pacing Guide- Social Studies
GRADE LEVEL OR COURSE TITLE: Eighth Grade- U.S. History                                                                                                     Course Code: 2100010

                                                                                 Second Nine Weeks
       Essential Content                                NGSSS-SS Benchmarks                                                         Instructional Tools
   THE AMERICAN                      Content Benchmarks:                                           Core Text Book: TBA
    REVOLUTION                        SS.8.A.3.1 Explain the consequences of the French and
                                                                                                    Vocabulary/ Identification: neutral, mercenary, recruit, desert, inflation,
    o Contribution of the             Indian War in British policies for the American colonies from
                                      1763 - 1774.                                                  blockade, privateer, guerrilla warfare, ratify, ambush
       Founding Fathers (e.g.,
       Thomas Jefferson,
                                                                                                      Technology:
       Benjamin Franklin, George      SS.8.A.3.2 Explain American colonial reaction to British
                                      policy from 1763 - 1774.                                        Animated Atlas: “Growth of a Nation” http://www.animatedatlas.com/movie2.html
       Washington, John
                                                                                                      George Washington Website – Primary Sources, Timeline, Multimedia, etc:
       Hancock)
                                                                                                      http://www.pbs.org/georgewashington/index.html
    o Patriots and Loyalists          SS.8.A.3.3 Recognize the contributions of the Founding
                                                                                                      Library of Congress Primary Sources on the Revolutionary War:
    o American and British            Fathers (John Adams, Sam Adams, Benjamin Franklin,
                                      John Hancock, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson,             http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/prese
       Strengths and Weaknesses
                                                                                                      ntations/timeline/amrev/south/south.html
    o Events of the Revolution        James Madison, George Mason, George Washington)
                                      during American Revolutionary efforts.                          Virtual tour of Paul Revere’s Ride:
       (e.g., Lexington and
                                                                                                      http://www.paulreverehouse.org/ride/virtual.shtml
       Concord, Bunker Hill, Battle
                                      SS.8.A.3.4 Examine the contributions of influential groups to   Timeline of the Revolution:
       of Saratoga, Battle of
                                      both the American and British war efforts during the            http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/chronicle_timeline.html
       Trenton, Valley Forge,
                                      American Revolutionary War and their effects on the             PBS Website – Benjamin Franklin:
       Yorktown)
                                                                                                      http://www.pbs.org/benfranklin/index.html
    o Key Individuals: King           outcome of the war.
       George III, Ethan Allen,
                                                                                                      Suggested Activities:
       Benedict Arnold, William       SS.8.A.3.5 Describe the influence of individuals on social
                                      and political developments during the Revolutionary             Have students analyze primary sources by accessing the worksheets developed
       Prescott, John Paul Jones,
                                      era.                                                            by the Education Staff of the National Archives and Records Administration:
       Nathan Hale, Charles
                                                                                                      http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/worksheets/
       Cornwallis, John Burgoyne
    o African Americans (e.g.,        SS.8.A.3.6 Examine the causes, course, and consequences
                                      of the American Revolution.                                     Have students create a Revolutionary War timeline to include major milestones.
       Peter Salem, Crispus
                                                                                                      Draw pictures to illustrate events.
       Attucks, Peter Williams,
       Agrippa Hull)                  SS.8.A.3.7 Examine the structure, content, and                  Have students divide the class in to two groups of “Loyalist” and “Patriots.” Have
    o Women (e.g., Mary Ludwig        consequences of the Declaration of Independence.                students then debate the different points of view, giving at least 3 reasons
       Hays, Molly Pitcher,                                                                           supporting their pro-independence or anti-independence perspective. Students
       Deborah Sampson)               SS.8.A.3.8 Examine individuals and groups that affected         can then write a 5-paragraph persuasive essay convincing the reader of their
    o Foreign Volunteers:             political and social motivations during the American            point of view.
       Marquis de Lafayette,          Revolution.
       Thaddeus Kosciusko,                                                                            Have students work in cooperative groups, students can create a board game of
       Casimir Pulaski, Bernardo      SS.8.A.3.15 Examine this time period (1763-1815) from the       Revolutionary War battles. Groups will create a game board, write rules for the
       De Galvez, Friedrich Von       perspective of historically under-represented groups            game, create playing pieces, and design playing cards.
       Steuben                        (children, indentured servants, Native Americans, slaves,       Have students work in cooperative groups and research an event from the
    o Treaty of Paris of 1783/        women, working class).                                          American Revolution and create a news broadcast based on that event. One
       Consequences                                                                                   student should role-play the anchor and another, the on-the-scene reporter.
                                      SS.8.A.3.16 Examine key events in Florida history as each
                                      impacts this era of American history.                           Have students design a plaque or statue to commemorate an important person
                                                                                                      from the Revolutionary War period.
                                      SS.8.E.1.1 Examine motivating economic factors that             Have students research and write an encyclopedia article for one of the
                                      influenced the development of the United States economy         Founding Fathers.

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                                                                MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
                                                                  District Pacing Guide- Social Studies
GRADE LEVEL OR COURSE TITLE: Eighth Grade- U.S. History                                                                                                    Course Code: 2100010

                                                                              Second Nine Weeks
        Essential Content                            NGSSS-SS Benchmarks                                                     Instructional Tools
                                   over time including scarcity, supply and demand, opportunity
                                   costs, incentives, profits, and entrepreneurial              Have students simulate a press-conference to review the conclusion of the
                                   aspects.                                                     American Revolution. Volunteer students can take on the various roles (Jean
                                                                                                Baptiste de Rochambeau, Anthony Wayne, Charles Cornwallis, George
                                   SS.8.E.2.1 Analyze contributions of entrepreneurs,           Washington, and General Clinton). Remaining students can play the roles of the
                                   inventors, and other key individuals from various gender,    reporters and ask questions about the end of the war.
                                   social, and ethnic backgrounds in the development of the        Assessment:
                                   United States economy.                                          Develop rubrics and share with students for each of the above mentioned
                                                                                                   projects in order to increase opportunities for mastery of content and historical
                                   SS.8.E.2.2 Explain the economic impact of government            thinking skills. Each project or assignment should be assessed for content
                                   policies.                                                       accuracy and skill development in terms of writing and reading comprehension.

                                   SS.8.E.2.3 Assess the role of Africans and other minority       ELL:
                                   groups in the economic development of the United                Use visual depictions of historical events in order to increase ELL students’
                                   States.                                                         mastery of related content.
                                                                                                   Related Programs:
                                   SS.8.E.3.1 Evaluate domestic and international                  Celebrate Freedom Week – September
                                   interdependence.
                                                                                                   Native American History Month- November
                                   SS.8.C.1.2 Compare views of self-government and the
                                                                                                   Hispanic Contributions
                                   rights and responsibilities of citizens held by Patriots,
                                   Loyalists, and other colonists.                                 Character Education

                                   SS.8.C.1.3 Recognize the role of civic virtue in the lives of
                                   citizens and leaders from the colonial period through           State and District Instructional Requirements: Teachers should be aware
                                   Reconstruction.                                                 that State and District policy requires that all teachers K-12 provide instruction to
                                                                                                   students in the following content areas: African-American History, Character
                                   SS.8.C.1.4 Identify the evolving forms of civic and political   Education, Hispanic Contributions to the United States, Holocaust Education,
                                   participation from the colonial period through                  and Women’s Contributions to the U.S. Detailed lesson plans can be
                                   Reconstruction.                                                 downloaded from the Division of Social Sciences and Life Skills website,
                                                                                                   http://socialsciences.dadeschools.net/, under the headings “Character
                                   SS.8.C.2.1 Evaluate and compare the essential ideals and        Education” and “Multicultural Support Documents.” Please note that instruction
                                   principles of American constitutional government expressed      regarding the aforementioned requirements should take place throughout the
                                   in primary sources from the colonial period to                  entire scope of a given social studies course, not only during the particular
                                   Reconstruction.                                                 month or day when a particular cultural group is celebrated or recognized.
                                                                                                   SPED:
                                   SS.8.A.1.6 Compare interpretations of key events and            Go the Division of Social Sciences’ website,
                                   issues throughout American History.                             http://socialsciences.dadeschools.net/, and look under “Curricular Documents,”
                                                                                                   Next Generation Sunshine State Standards” in order to download the PDF of
                                   SS.8.A.1.7 View historic events through the eyes of those       Access Points for Students with Cognitive Disabilities related to this particular
                                   who were there as shown in their art, writings, music, and      grade level.
                                   artifacts.



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                                                                MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
                                                                  District Pacing Guide- Social Studies
GRADE LEVEL OR COURSE TITLE: Eighth Grade- U.S. History                                                                         Course Code: 2100010

                                                                                 Second Nine Weeks
        Essential Content                             NGSSS-SS Benchmarks                                 Instructional Tools
                                   Skill Benchmarks:
                                   SS.8.A.1.1 Provide supporting details for an answer from
                                   text, interview for oral history, check validity of information
                                   from research/text, and identify strong vs. weak
                                   arguments.

                                   SS.8.A.1.2 Analyze charts, graphs, maps, photographs and
                                   timelines; analyze political cartoons; determine cause and
                                   effect.

                                   SS.8.A.1.3 Analyze current events relevant to American
                                   History topics through a variety of electronic and print media
                                   resources.

                                   SS.8.A.1.4 Differentiate fact from opinion, utilize appropriate
                                   historical research and fiction/nonfiction support materials.

                                   SS.8.A.1.5 Identify, within both primary and secondary
                                   sources, the author, audience, format, and purpose of
                                   significant historical documents.

                                   SS.8.G.1.1 Use maps to explain physical and cultural
                                   attributes of major regions throughout American history.

                                   SS.8.G.1.2 Use appropriate geographic tools and terms to
                                   identify and describe significant places and regions in
                                   American history.

                                   SS.8.G.2.1 Identify the physical elements and the human
                                   elements that define and differentiate regions as relevant to
                                   American history.

                                   SS.8.G.2.2 Use geographic terms and tools to analyze case
                                   studies of regional issues in different parts of the United
                                   States that have had critical economic, physical, or political
                                   ramifications.

                                   SS.8.G.2.3 Use geographic terms and tools to analyze case
                                   studies of how selected regions of the United States have
                                   changed over time.

                                   SS.8.G.3.1 Locate and describe in geographic terms the
                                   major ecosystems of the United States.

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                                                                MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
                                                                  District Pacing Guide- Social Studies
GRADE LEVEL OR COURSE TITLE: Eighth Grade- U.S. History                                                                         Course Code: 2100010

                                                                             Second Nine Weeks
        Essential Content                            NGSSS-SS Benchmarks                                  Instructional Tools
                                   SS.8.G.3.2 Use geographic terms and tools to explain
                                   differing perspectives on the use of renewable and non-
                                   renewable resources in the United States and Florida over
                                   time.

                                   SS.8.G.4.1 Interpret population growth and other
                                   demographic data for any given place in the United States
                                   throughout its history.

                                   SS.8.G.4.2 Use geographic terms and tools to analyze the
                                   effects throughout American history of migration to and
                                   within the United States, both on the place of origin and
                                   destination.

                                   SS.8.G.4.3 Use geographic terms and tools to explain
                                   cultural diffusion throughout the United States as it
                                   expanded its territory

                                   SS.8.G.4.4 Interpret databases, case studies, and maps to
                                   describe the role that regions play in influencing trade,
                                   migration patterns, and cultural/political interaction in the
                                   United States throughout time

                                   SS.8.G.4.5 Use geographic terms and tools to analyze case
                                   studies of the development, growth, and changing nature of
                                   cities and urban centers in the United States over time.

                                   SS.8.G.4.6 Use political maps to describe changes in
                                   boundaries and governance throughout American history.

                                   SS.8.G.5.1 Describe human dependence on the physical
                                   environment and natural resources to satisfy basic needs
                                   in local environments in the United States.

                                   SS.8.G.5.2 Describe the impact of human modifications on
                                   the physical environment and ecosystems of the United
                                   States throughout history.

                                   SS.8.G.6.1 Use appropriate maps and other graphic
                                   representations to analyze geographic problems and
                                   changes over time throughout American history.

                                   SS.8.G.6.2 Illustrate places and events in U.S. history
                                   through the use of narratives and graphic representations.
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                                                                    MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
                                                                      District Pacing Guide- Social Studies
GRADE LEVEL OR COURSE TITLE: Eighth Grade- U.S. History                                                                                                     Course Code: 2100010


Topic 6: CREATING A REPUBLIC                                                                     Pacing: Traditional: 10 Days Block: 5 Days November 21-December 6, 2012


STRAND(S) and STANDARD(S):
AMERICAN HISTORY:
         (Standard 1: Use research and inquiry skills to analyze American History using primary and secondary sources.)
         (Standard 3: Demonstrate an understanding of the causes, course, and consequences of the American Revolution and the founding principles of our nation.)
GEOGRAPHY:
         (Standard 1: Understand how to use maps and other geographic representations, tool, and technology to report information.)
         (Standard 2: Understand physical and cultural characteristics of places.)
         (Standard 3: Understand the relationships between the Earth's ecosystems and the populations that dwell within it.)
         (Standard 4: Understand the characteristics, distributions, and migration of human populations.)
         (Standard 5: Understand how human actions can impact the environment.)
         (Standard 6: Understand how to apply geography to interpret the past and present, and plan for the future.)
ECONOMICS:
         (Standard 1: Understand the fundamental concepts relevant to the development of the market economy.)
         (Standard 2: Understand the fundamental concepts relevant to the institutions, structure, and functions of a national economy.)
         (Standard 3: Understand the fundamental concepts and interrelationships of the United States' economy in the international market.)
CIVICS AND GOVERNMENT:
         (Standard 1: The student will evaluate the roles, rights, and responsibilities of United States citizens and determine methods of active participation in society,
                      government, and the political system.)
         (Standard 2: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the principles, functions, and organization of government.)

                                                                                   Second Nine Weeks
       Essential Content                                   NGSSS-SS Benchmarks                                                      Instructional Tools
   CREATING A REPUBLIC                Content Benchmarks:
                                                                                                     Core Text Book: TBA
    o Articles of Confederation        SS.8.A.3.9 Evaluate the structure, strengths, and
       1777 (strengths and             weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation and its aspects   Vocabulary/ Identification: constitution, bicameral, republic, petition,
       weakness)                       that led to the Constitutional Convention.                    ordinance, depreciate, depression, manumission, proportional, compromise,
    o Settlement of the Northwest                                                                    Enlightenment, federalism, article, legislative branch, executive branch, Electoral
       Territory: Land Ordinance       SS.8.A.3.10 Examine the course and consequences of the        College, judicial branch, checks and balances, ratify, Federalist, Antifederalist,
       of 1785, Northwest              Constitutional Convention (New Jersey Plan, Virginia Plan,    amendment
       Ordinance of 1787               Great Compromise, Three-Fifths Compromise,
    o Shays Rebellion 1786             compromises regarding taxation and slave trade, Electoral     Technology:
    o Constitutional Convention        College, state vs. federal power, empowering a                Animated Atlas: “Growth of a Nation” http://www.animatedatlas.com/movie2.html
       of 1787 (Virginia Plan, New     president).                                                   Comparing the Constitution and Articles of Confederation:
       Jersey Plan, Great                                                                            http://www.usconstitution.net/constconart.html
       Compromise, Three-fifths        SS.8.A.3.11 Analyze support and opposition (Federalists,      Articles of Confederation Primary Source:
       Compromise, Electoral           Federalist Papers, Anti-Federalists, Bill of Rights) to       http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/artconf.asp
       College)                        ratification of the U.S. Constitution.                        Teaching the Constitutional Convention:
    o Key Delegates (e.g., James                                                                     http://teachingamericanhistory.org/convention/
       Madison, Benjamin               SS.8.A.3.15 Examine this time period (1763-1815) from the     Virginia Plan Primary Source:
       Franklin, George                perspective of historically under-represented groups          http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=true&doc=7
       Washington, Alexander           (children, indentured servants, Native Americans, slaves,

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                                                                    MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
                                                                      District Pacing Guide- Social Studies
GRADE LEVEL OR COURSE TITLE: Eighth Grade- U.S. History                                                                                                         Course Code: 2100010

                                                                               Second Nine Weeks
        Essential Content                                NGSSS-SS Benchmarks                                                    Instructional Tools
        Hamilton)                      women, working class).                                    Suggested Activities:
    o   British/European Influence:                                                              Have students analyze primary sources by accessing the worksheets developed
        Magna Carta, English Bill of   SS.8.A.3.16 Examine key events in Florida history as each by the Education Staff of the National Archives and Records
        Rights, Baron of               impacts this era of American history.                     Administration:http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/worksheets/
        Montesquieu, John Lock,
    o   Fundamental Principles:        SS.8.E.1.1 Examine motivating economic factors that             Have students conduct a mock Constitutional Convention, assigning students
        Popular Sovereignty, Rule      influenced the development of the United States economy         the role of a delegate to the convention. Students should research their role and
        of Law, Separation of          over time including scarcity, supply and demand, opportunity    prepare a biographical sketch of their person. Additionally, students will simulate
        Powers, Checks and             costs, incentives, profits, and entrepreneurial aspects.        the debates during the Constitutional Convention.
        Balances, Federalism                                                                           Have students prepare for and participate in a debate on the ratification of the
    o   The Constitution               SS.8.E.2.1 Analyze contributions of entrepreneurs,              United States Constitution.
        (Preamble, Articles, Bill of   inventors, and other key individuals from various gender,
        Rights)                        social, and ethnic backgrounds in the development of the        Have students read an article from the Federalist Papers and analyze using the
    o   Federalist v. Antifederalist   United States economy.                                          document analysis worksheets found at the above link.
    o   Ratification of U.S.                                                                           Have students create a political cartoon reflecting Washington’s viewpoint of
        Constitution - 1789            SS.8.E.2.2 Explain the economic impact of government            Shays’s Rebellion (Washington is quoted as wondering whether “mankind, when
                                       policies.                                                       left to themselves, are unfit for their own government.”). Alternatively, students
                                                                                                       could create a political cartoon reflecting Jefferson’s viewpoint (“A little rebellion,
                                       SS.8.E.2.3 Assess the role of Africans and other minority       now and then, is a good thing.”)
                                       groups in the economic development of the United
                                       States.                                                         Have students create collages depicting Americans exercising the rights, duties,
                                                                                                       or responsibilities of US citizens.
                                       SS.8.E.3.1 Evaluate domestic and international
                                                                                                       Assessment:
                                       interdependence.
                                                                                                       Develop rubrics and share with students for each of the above mentioned
                                                                                                       projects in order to increase opportunities for mastery of content and historical
                                       SS.8.C.1.1 Identify the constitutional provisions for
                                                                                                       thinking skills. Each project or assignment should be assessed for content
                                       establishing citizenship.
                                                                                                       accuracy and skill development in terms of writing and reading comprehension.
                                       SS.8.C.1.3 Recognize the role of civic virtue in the lives of   ELL:
                                       citizens and leaders from the colonial period through           Use visual depictions of historical events in order to increase ELL students’
                                       Reconstruction.                                                 mastery of related content.

                                       SS.8.C.1.4 Identify the evolving forms of civic and political   Related Programs:
                                       participation from the colonial period through                  “We the People” Program – Ongoing for further information visit www.civiced.org
                                       Reconstruction.
                                                                                                       Close-Up Program – January-May (for further information visit www.closeup.org)
                                       SS.8.C.1.5 Apply the rights and principles contained in the     Justice Teach-in Program – Ongoing
                                       Constitution and Bill of Rights to the lives of citizens
                                       today.                                                          State and District Instructional Requirements: Teachers should be aware
                                                                                                       that State and District policy requires that all teachers K-12 provide instruction to
                                       SS.8.C.1.6 Evaluate how amendments to the Constitution          students in the following content areas: African-American History, Character
                                       have expanded voting rights from our nation's early history     Education, Hispanic Contributions to the United States, Holocaust Education,
                                       to present day.                                                 and Women’s Contributions to the U.S. Detailed lesson plans can be

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                                                                MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
                                                                  District Pacing Guide- Social Studies
GRADE LEVEL OR COURSE TITLE: Eighth Grade- U.S. History                                                                                                Course Code: 2100010

                                                                              Second Nine Weeks
        Essential Content                           NGSSS-SS Benchmarks                                                         Instructional Tools
                                   SS.8.C.2.1 Evaluate and compare the essential ideals and     downloaded from the Division of Social Sciences and Life Skills website,
                                   principles of American constitutional government expressed   http://socialsciences.dadeschools.net/, under the headings “Character
                                   in primary sources from the colonial period to               Education” and “Multicultural Support Documents.” Please note that instruction
                                   Reconstruction.                                              regarding the aforementioned requirements should take place throughout the
                                                                                                entire scope of a given social studies course, not only during the particular
                                   SS.8.A.1.6 Compare interpretations of key events and         month or day when a particular cultural group is celebrated or recognized.
                                   issues throughout American History.
                                                                                                SPED:
                                   SS.8.A.1.7 View historic events through the eyes of those    Go the Division of Social Sciences’ website,
                                   who were there as shown in their art, writings, music, and   http://socialsciences.dadeschools.net/, and look under “Curricular Documents,”
                                   artifacts.                                                   Next Generation Sunshine State Standards” in order to download the PDF of
                                                                                                Access Points for Students with Cognitive Disabilities related to this particular
                                   Skill Benchmarks:                                            grade level.
                                   SS.8.A.1.1 Provide supporting details for an answer from
                                   text, interview for oral history, check validity of information
                                   from research/text, and identify strong vs. weak arguments.

                                   SS.8.A.1.2 Analyze charts, graphs, maps, photographs and
                                   timelines; analyze political cartoons; determine cause and
                                   effect.

                                   SS.8.A.1.3 Analyze current events relevant to American
                                   History topics through a variety of electronic and print media
                                   resources.

                                   SS.8.A.1.4 Differentiate fact from opinion; utilize appropriate
                                   historical research and fiction/nonfiction support
                                   materials.

                                   SS.8.A.1.5 Identify, within both primary and secondary
                                   sources, the author, audience, format, and purpose of
                                   significant historical documents.

                                   SS.8.G.1.1 Use maps to explain physical and cultural
                                   attributes of major regions throughout American
                                   history.

                                   SS.8.G.1.2 Use appropriate geographic tools and terms to
                                   identify and describe significant places and regions in
                                   American history.

                                   SS.8.G.2.1 Identify the physical elements and the human
                                   elements that define and differentiate regions as relevant to
                                   American history.
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                                                                       Second Nine Weeks
        Essential Content                            NGSSS-SS Benchmarks                                  Instructional Tools

                                   SS.8.G.2.2 Use geographic terms and tools to analyze case
                                   studies of regional issues in different parts of the United
                                   States that have had critical economic, physical, or political
                                   ramifications.

                                   SS.8.G.2.3 Use geographic terms and tools to analyze case
                                   studies of how selected regions of the United States have
                                   changed over time.

                                   SS.8.G.3.1 Locate and describe in geographic terms the
                                   major ecosystems of the United States.

                                   SS.8.G.3.2 Use geographic terms and tools to explain
                                   differing perspectives on the use of renewable and non-
                                   renewable resources in the United States and Florida over
                                   time.

                                   SS.8.G.4.1 Interpret population growth and other
                                   demographic data for any given place in the United States
                                   throughout its history.

                                   SS.8.G.4.2 Use geographic terms and tools to analyze the
                                   effects throughout American history of migration to and
                                   within the United States, both on the place of origin and
                                   destination.

                                   SS.8.G.4.3 Use geographic terms and tools to explain
                                   cultural diffusion throughout the United States as it
                                   expanded its territory.

                                   SS.8.G.4.4 Interpret databases, case studies, and maps to
                                   describe the role that regions play in influencing trade,
                                   migration patterns, and cultural/political interaction in the
                                   United States throughout time.

                                   SS.8.G.4.5 Use geographic terms and tools to analyze case
                                   studies of the development, growth, and changing nature of
                                   cities and urban centers in the United States over time.

                                   SS.8.G.4.6 Use political maps to describe changes in
                                   boundaries and governance throughout American history.

                                   SS.8.G.5.1 Describe human dependence on the physical
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GRADE LEVEL OR COURSE TITLE: Eighth Grade- U.S. History                                                                        Course Code: 2100010

                                                                            Second Nine Weeks
        Essential Content                           NGSSS-SS Benchmarks                                  Instructional Tools
                                   environment and natural resources to satisfy basic needs
                                   in local environments in the United
                                   States.

                                   SS.8.G.5.2 Describe the impact of human modifications on
                                   the physical environment and ecosystems of the United
                                   States throughout history.

                                   SS.8.G.6.1 Use appropriate maps and other graphic
                                   representations to analyze geographic problems and
                                   changes over time throughout American history.

                                   SS.8.G.6. Illustrate places and events in U.S. history
                                   through the use of narratives and graphic representations.




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Topic 7: THE NEW NATION                                                                                      Pacing: Traditional: 10 Days Block: 5 Days December 7-20, 2012


STRAND(S) and STANDARD(S):
AMERICAN HISTORY:
         (Standard 1: Use research and inquiry skills to analyze American History using primary and secondary sources.)
         (Standard 3: Demonstrate an understanding of the causes, course, and consequences of the American Revolution and the founding principles of our nation.)
GEOGRAPHY:
         (Standard 1: Understand how to use maps and other geographic representations, tool, and technology to report information.)
         (Standard 2: Understand physical and cultural characteristics of places.)
         (Standard 3: Understand the relationships between the Earth's ecosystems and the populations that dwell within it.)
         (Standard 4: Understand the characteristics, distributions, and migration of human populations.)
         (Standard 5: Understand how human actions can impact the environment.)
         (Standard 6: Understand how to apply geography to interpret the past and present, and plan for the future.)
ECONOMICES:
         (Standard 1: Understand the fundamental concepts relevant to the development of the market economy.)
         (Standard 2: Understand the fundamental concepts relevant to the institutions, structure, and functions of a national economy.)
         (Standard 3: Understand the fundamental concepts and interrelationships of the United States' economy in the international market.)
CIVICS AND GOVERNMENT:
         (Standard 1: The student will evaluate the roles, rights, and responsibilities of United States citizens and determine methods of active participation in society,
                      government, and the political system.)
         (Standard 2: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the principles, functions, and organization of government.)

                                                                                   Second Nine Weeks
       Essential Content                                   NGSSS-SS Benchmarks                                                       Instructional Tools
   THE NEW NATION                     Content Benchmarks:                                           Core Text Book: TBA
    o Bill of Rights - 1791            SS.8.A.3.11 Analyze support and opposition (Federalists,
                                                                                                     Vocabulary/ Identification: precedent, cabinet, national debt, bond,
    o First President – George         Federalist Papers, Anti-Federalists, Bill of Rights) to
                                       ratification of the U.S. Constitution.                        speculator, unconstitutional, tariff, neutrality, impressments, partisan, implied
       Washington                                                                                    powers, caucus, alien, sedition, nullify, states' rights
    o Organizing the
       Government: Five                SS.8.A.3.12 Examine the influences of George
                                                                                                       Technology:
       Executive Departments,          Washington's presidency in the formation of the new
                                       nation.                                                         Animated Atlas: “Growth of a Nation” http://www.animatedatlas.com/movie2.html
       Federal Court System                                                                            Bill of Rights Primary Sources:
       (Judiciary Act of 1789)                                                                         http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/bill_of_rights.html
    o Hamilton’s Plan to               SS.8.A.3.13 Explain major domestic and international
                                       economic, military, political, and socio-cultural events of     Bill of Rights Interactive Game:
       Strengthen the Economy                                                                          http://constitutioncenter.org/BillofRightsGame/
                                       John Adams's presidency.
    o Traditions established by                                                                        George Washington Website – Primary Sources, Timeline, Multimedia, etc:
       first president                                                                                 http://www.pbs.org/georgewashington/index.html
                                       SS.8.A.3.15 Examine this time period (1763-1815) from the
    o Washington’s Belief in           perspective of historically under-represented groups            John Adams Biography:
       Isolationism (Jay’s Treaty)     (children, indentured servants, Native Americans, slaves,       http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/johnadams
    o Washington’s Farewell            women, working class).
       address                                                                                         Suggested Activities:
    o Emergence of Political           SS.8.A.3.16 Examine key events in Florida history as each       Have students analyze primary sources by accessing the worksheets developed
       Parties: Hamiltonians and                                                                       by the Education Staff of the National Archives and Records Administration:

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GRADE LEVEL OR COURSE TITLE: Eighth Grade- U.S. History                                                                                                    Course Code: 2100010

                                                                         Second Nine Weeks
       Essential Content                             NGSSS-SS Benchmarks                                                Instructional Tools
       Jeffersonians; Federalist   impacts this era of American history.                   http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/worksheets/
       and Republicans
    o The Election of 1796         SS.8.E.1.1Examine motivating economic factors that              Have students compare and contrast the presidencies of Washington and
    o Adam's Presidency            influenced the development of the United States economy         Adams using a Venn Diagram.
      XYZ Affair                  over time including scarcity, supply and demand, opportunity    Have students create an illustration of one of the basic rights found in the Bill of
      Federalist Party Splits     costs, incentives, profits, and entrepreneurial                 Rights and then explain the symbolism in writing.
      Alien and Sedition Acts     aspects.
                                                                                                   Have students collect current event news articles relating to one of the rights
                                   SS.8.E.2.1 Analyze contributions of entrepreneurs,              found in the Bill of Rights.
                                   inventors, and other key individuals from various gender,       Have students write and perform a skit showing examples of how amendments
                                   social, and ethnic backgrounds in the development of the        in the Bill of Rights are applied in modern times.
                                   United States economy.
                                                                                                   Have students write a 5-paragraph expository essay explaining why the Bill of
                                   SS.8.E.2.2 Explain the economic impact of government            Rights was added to the Constitution.
                                   policies.
                                                                                                   Have students write a 5-paragraph expository essay explaining how George
                                                                                                   Washington shaped the American presidency.
                                   SS.8.E.2.3 Assess the role of Africans and other minority
                                   groups in the economic development of the United                Have students divide into two groups representing the Federalists and
                                   States.                                                         Democratic-Republicans. Students in each group should think of reasons why
                                                                                                   people should join their party, and then create a recruitment advertisement.
                                   SS.8.E.3.1 Evaluate domestic and international
                                   interdependence.                                                Assessment:
                                                                                                   Develop rubrics and share with students for each of the above mentioned
                                   SS.8.C.1.3 Recognize the role of civic virtue in the lives of   projects in order to increase opportunities for mastery of content and historical
                                   citizens and leaders from the colonial period through           thinking skills. Each project or assignment should be assessed for content
                                   Reconstruction.                                                 accuracy and skill development in terms of writing and reading comprehension.
                                                                                                   ELL:
                                   SS.8.C.1.4 Identify the evolving forms of civic and political   Use visual depictions of historical events in order to increase ELL students’
                                   participation from the colonial period through                  mastery of related content.
                                   Reconstruction.
                                                                                                   Related Programs:
                                   SS.8.C.1.5 Apply the rights and principles contained in the     “We the People” Program – Ongoing (for further information visit
                                   Constitution and Bill of Rights to the lives of citizens        www.civiced.org)
                                   today.                                                          Close-Up Program – January-May (for further information visit www.closeup.org)
                                   SS.8.C.1.6 Evaluate how amendments to the Constitution          Justice Teach-in Program – Ongoing
                                   have expanded voting rights from our nation's early history
                                   to present day.                                                 State and District Instructional Requirements: Teachers should be aware
                                                                                                   that State and District policy requires that all teachers K-12 provide instruction to
                                   SS.8.C.2.1 Evaluate and compare the essential ideals and        students in the following content areas: African-American History, Character
                                   principles of American constitutional government expressed      Education, Hispanic Contributions to the United States, Holocaust Education,
                                   in primary sources from the colonial period to                  and Women’s Contributions to the U.S. Detailed lesson plans can be
                                   Reconstruction.                                                 downloaded from the Division of Social Sciences and Life Skills website,
                                                                                                   http://socialsciences.dadeschools.net/, under the headings “Character
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GRADE LEVEL OR COURSE TITLE: Eighth Grade- U.S. History                                                                                                  Course Code: 2100010

                                                                                 Second Nine Weeks
        Essential Content                             NGSSS-SS Benchmarks                                                          Instructional Tools
                                   SS.8.A.1.6 Compare interpretations of key events and            Education” and “Multicultural Support Documents.” Please note that instruction
                                   issues throughout American History.                             regarding the aforementioned requirements should take place throughout the
                                                                                                   entire scope of a given social studies course, not only during the particular
                                   SS.8.A.1.7 View historic events through the eyes of those       month or day when a particular cultural group is celebrated or recognized.
                                   who were there as shown in their art, writings, music, and
                                                                                                   SPED:
                                   artifacts.
                                                                                                   Go the Division of Social Sciences’ website,
                                   Skill Benchmarks:                                               http://socialsciences.dadeschools.net/, and look under “Curricular Documents,”
                                   SS.8.A.1.1 Provide supporting details for an answer from        Next Generation Sunshine State Standards” in order to download the PDF of
                                   text, interview for oral history, check validity of information Access Points for Students with Cognitive Disabilities related to this particular
                                   from research/text, and identify strong vs. weak                grade level.
                                   arguments.

                                   SS.8.A.1.2 Analyze charts, graphs, maps, photographs and
                                   timelines; analyze political cartoons; determine cause and
                                   effect.

                                   SS.8.A.1.3 Analyze current events relevant to American
                                   History topics through a variety of electronic and print media
                                   resources.

                                   SS.8.A.1.4 Differentiate fact from opinion, utilize appropriate
                                   historical research and fiction/nonfiction support
                                   materials.

                                   SS.8.A.1.5 Identify, within both primary and secondary
                                   sources, the author, audience, format, and purpose of
                                   significant historical documents.

                                   SS.8.G.1.1 Use maps to explain physical and cultural
                                   attributes of major regions throughout American
                                   history.

                                   SS.8.G.1.2 Use appropriate geographic tools and terms to
                                   identify and describe significant places and regions in
                                   American history.

                                   SS.8.G.2.1 Identify the physical elements and the human
                                   elements that define and differentiate regions as relevant to
                                   American history.

                                   SS.8.G.2.2 Use geographic terms and tools to analyze case
                                   studies of regional issues in different parts of the United
                                   States that have had critical economic, physical, or political
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                                                                  District Pacing Guide- Social Studies
GRADE LEVEL OR COURSE TITLE: Eighth Grade- U.S. History                                                                         Course Code: 2100010

                                                                       Second Nine Weeks
        Essential Content                            NGSSS-SS Benchmarks                                  Instructional Tools
                                   ramifications.

                                   SS.8.G.2.3 Use geographic terms and tools to analyze case
                                   studies of how selected regions of the United States have
                                   changed over time.

                                   SS.8.G.3.1 Locate and describe in geographic terms the
                                   major ecosystems of the United States.

                                   SS.8.G.3.2 Use geographic terms and tools to explain
                                   differing perspectives on the use of renewable and non-
                                   renewable resources in the United States and Florida over
                                   time.

                                   SS.8.G.4.1 Interpret population growth and other
                                   demographic data for any given place in the United States
                                   throughout its history.

                                   SS.8.G.4.2 Use geographic terms and tools to analyze the
                                   effects throughout American history of migration to and
                                   within the United States, both on the place of origin and
                                   destination.

                                   SS.8.G.4.3 Use geographic terms and tools to explain
                                   cultural diffusion throughout the United States as it
                                   expanded its territory.

                                   SS.8.G.4.4 Interpret databases, case studies, and maps to
                                   describe the role that regions play in influencing trade,
                                   migration patterns, and cultural/political interaction in the
                                   United States throughout time.

                                   SS.8.G.4.5 Use geographic terms and tools to analyze case
                                   studies of the development, growth, and changing nature of
                                   cities and urban centers in the United States over time.

                                   SS.8.G.4.6 Use political maps to describe changes in
                                   boundaries and governance throughout American history.

                                   SS.8.G.5.1 Describe human dependence on the physical
                                   environment and natural resources to satisfy basic needs
                                   in local environments in the United States.

                                   SS.8.G.5.2 Describe the impact of human modifications on
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                                                                 District Pacing Guide- Social Studies
GRADE LEVEL OR COURSE TITLE: Eighth Grade- U.S. History                                                                        Course Code: 2100010

                                                                          Second Nine Weeks
        Essential Content                            NGSSS-SS Benchmarks                                 Instructional Tools
                                   the physical environment and ecosystems of the United
                                   States throughout history.

                                   SS.8.G.6.1 Use appropriate maps and other graphic
                                   representations to analyze geographic problems and
                                   changes over time throughout American history.

                                   SS.8.G.6.2 Illustrate places and events in U.S. history
                                   through the use of narratives and graphic representations.




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GRADE LEVEL OR COURSE TITLE: Eighth Grade- U.S. History                                                                                                      Course Code: 2100010


Topic 8: THE JEFFERSON ERA                                                                  Pacing: Traditional: 10 Days Block: 5 Days December 21, 2012-January 17, 2013


STRAND(S) and STANDARD(S):
AMERICAN HISTORY:
         (Standard 1: Use research and inquiry skills to analyze American History using primary and secondary sources.)
         (Standard 3: Demonstrate an understanding of the causes, course, and consequences of the American Revolution and the founding principles of our nation.)
GEOGRAPHY:
         (Standard 1: Understand how to use maps and other geographic representations, tool, and technology to report information.)
         (Standard 2: Understand physical and cultural characteristics of places.)
         (Standard 3: Understand the relationships between the Earth's ecosystems and the populations that dwell within it.)
         (Standard 4: Understand the characteristics, distributions, and migration of human populations.)
         (Standard 5: Understand how human actions can impact the environment.)
         (Standard 6: Understand how to apply geography to interpret the past and present, and plan for the future.)
ECONOMICS:
         (Standard 1: Understand the fundamental concepts relevant to the development of the market economy.)
         (Standard 2: Understand the fundamental concepts relevant to the institutions, structure, and functions of a national economy.)
         (Standard 3: Understand the fundamental concepts and interrelationships of the United States' economy in the international market.)
CIVICS AND GOVERNMENT:
         (Standard 1: The student will evaluate the roles, rights, and responsibilities of United States citizens and determine methods of active participation in society,
                      government, and the political system.)
         (Standard 2: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the principles, functions, and organization of government.)




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GRADE LEVEL OR COURSE TITLE: Eighth Grade- U.S. History                                                                                                     Course Code: 2100010

                                                                                  Second Nine Weeks
       Essential Content                               NGSSS-SS Benchmarks                                                         Instructional Tools
 THE JEFFERSON ERA                   Content Benchmarks:                                           Core Text Book: TBA
   o Election of 1800: Election of    SS.8.A.3.14 Explain major domestic and international
                                                                                                    Vocabulary/ Identification: laissez-faire, customs duties, judicial review,
       Thomas Jefferson               economic, military, political, and socio-cultural events of
                                                                                                    Conestoga wagon, secede, tribute, neutral rights, impressment, embargo, War
   o Louisiana Purchase               Thomas Jefferson's presidency.
                                                                                                    Hawks, nationalism, frigate, privateer, Dolley Madison, Andrew Jackson,
   o Lewis and Clark Expedition
                                                                                                    Techumseh, Henry Clay, Battle of New Orleans
   o Judicial Review of 1789          SS.8.A.3.15 Examine this time period (1763-1815) from the
       (Marbury v. Madison)           perspective of historically under-represented groups
                                                                                                     Technology:
   o American Neutrality: War         (children, indentured servants, Native Americans, slaves,
                                      women, working class).                                         Animated Atlas: “Growth of a Nation” http://www.animatedatlas.com/movie2.html
       with Tripoli, British
                                                                                                     Monticello Website with Jefferson Biography, Timeline, Multimedia, etc:
       impressments, Embargo
                                      SS.8.A.3.16 Examine key events in Florida history as each      http://www.monticello.org/jefferson/index.html
       Act, Nonintercourse Act
                                                                                                     Lewis and Clark Exhibit:
   o Election of 1808: Election of    impacts this era of American history.
                                                                                                     http://www.lewisandclarkexhibit.org/cd_index_flash.html
       James Madison
                                                                                                     Discovering Lewis and Clark Interactive Website:
   o Nationalism and the War          SS.8.A.4.1 Examine the causes, course, and consequences
                                      of United States westward expansion and its growing            http://www.lewis-clark.org/
       Hawks
                                                                                                     War of 1812 Website:
   o Western Conflicts: Battle of     diplomatic assertiveness (War of 1812, Convention of 1818,
                                      Adams-Onis Treaty, Missouri Compromise, Monroe                 http://www.galafilm.com/1812/e/intro/index.html
       Tippecanoe
                                                                                                     Landmark Supreme Court Cases – Marbury v. Madison:
   o War of 1812                      Doctrine, Trail of Tears, Texas annexation, Manifest
                                                                                                     http://www.streetlaw.org/en/Case.1.aspx
   o Treaty of Ghent - 1814           Destiny, Oregon Territory, Mexican American War/Mexican
                                      Cession, California Gold Rush, Compromise of 1850,
Mandate(s):                                                                                          Suggested Activities:
                                      Kansas Nebraska Act, Gadsden Purchase).
                                                                                                     Have students analyze primary sources by accessing the worksheets developed
Character Education: Kindness ,                                                                      by the Education Staff of the National Archives and Records Administration:
Honesty, Integrity                    SS.8.A.4.2 Describe the debate surrounding the spread of
                                      slavery into western territories and Florida.                  http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/worksheets/
African-American Contributions                                                                       Have students draw a two-part timeline that identifies important people and
Hispanic Contributions                SS.8.A.4.3 Examine the experiences and perspectives of         events from the Jefferson Era.
                                      significant individuals and groups during this era of
Women’s Contributions                 American History.                                              Have students role-play or dramatize about the events and people related to the
                                                                                                     Louisiana Purchase and/or Lewis and Clark expedition.
Native American Month (Nov.)
                                      SS.8.A.4.4 Discuss the impact of westward expansion on         Have students map the route of Lewis and Clark on a U.S. physical map,
Florida Jewish History Month (Jan.)   cultural practices and migration patterns of Native American   labeling physical features.
                                      and African slave populations.
                                                                                                     Have students write a journal entry from the perspective of Lewis or Clark
                                      SS.8.A.4.12 Examine the effects of the 1804 Haitian            describing their experiences on the expedition.
                                      Revolution on the United States acquisition of the Louisiana
                                                                                                     Have students write a five paragraph essay comparing and contrasting the
                                      Territory.
                                                                                                     economic benefits of the Louisiana Territory from the American, French, and
                                                                                                     Spanish perspectives.
                                      SS.8.E.1.1 Examine motivating economic factors that
                                      influenced the development of the United States economy        Have students research the value of US imports and exports from 1800 to 1820,
                                      over time including scarcity, supply and demand, opportunity   and then make a line graph depicting this information.
                                      costs, incentives, profits, and entrepreneurial
                                      aspects.                                                       Have students work in small groups to organize a campaign to convince
                                                                                                     President Jefferson that paying tributes to Barbary pirates is a bad idea. Have
                                      SS.8.E.2.1 Analyze contributions of entrepreneurs,             each student choose a specific role in the project: writing letters, preparing and

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                                                                  District Pacing Guide- Social Studies
GRADE LEVEL OR COURSE TITLE: Eighth Grade- U.S. History                                                                                                    Course Code: 2100010

                                                                             Second Nine Weeks
        Essential Content                            NGSSS-SS Benchmarks                                                      Instructional Tools
                                   inventors, and other key individuals from various gender,   designing posters, and writing and delivering speeches.
                                   social, and ethnic backgrounds in the development of
                                   the United States economy.                                  Have students write and act out a skit showing the challenges people travelling
                                                                                               west via Conestoga wagon would face.
                                   SS.8.E.2.2 Explain the economic impact of government            Have students create a class mural showing various events from the War of
                                   policies.                                                       1812. Possibilities include the Battle of Lake Erie, the shelling of the Guerriere
                                                                                                   and the defeat of the Creek at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend.
                                   SS.8.E.2.3 Assess the role of Africans and other minority
                                   groups in the economic development of the United                Assessment:
                                   States.                                                         Develop rubrics and share with students for each of the above mentioned
                                                                                                   projects in order to increase opportunities for mastery of content and historical
                                   SS.8.E.3.1 Evaluate domestic and international                  thinking skills. Each project or assignment should be assessed for content
                                   interdependence.                                                accuracy and skill development in terms of writing and reading comprehension.
                                                                                                   ELL:
                                   SS.8.C.1.3 Recognize the role of civic virtue in the lives of   Use visual depictions of historical events in order to increase ELL students’
                                   citizens and leaders from the colonial period through           mastery of related content.
                                   Reconstruction.
                                                                                                   State and District Instructional Requirements: Teachers should be aware
                                   SS.8.C.1.4 Identify the evolving forms of civic and political   that State and District policy requires that all teachers K-12 provide instruction to
                                   participation from the colonial period through                  students in the following content areas: African-American History, Character
                                   Reconstruction.                                                 Education, Hispanic Contributions to the United States, Holocaust Education,
                                                                                                   and Women’s Contributions to the U.S. Detailed lesson plans can be
                                   SS.8.C.1.5 Apply the rights and principles contained in the     downloaded from the Division of Social Sciences and Life Skills website,
                                   Constitution and Bill of Rights to the lives of citizens        http://socialsciences.dadeschools.net/, under the headings “Character
                                   today.                                                          Education” and “Multicultural Support Documents.” Please note that instruction
                                                                                                   regarding the aforementioned requirements should take place throughout the
                                   SS.8.C.1.6 Evaluate how amendments to the Constitution          entire scope of a given social studies course, not only during the particular
                                   have expanded voting rights from our nation's early history     month or day when a particular cultural group is celebrated or recognized.
                                   to present day.
                                                                                                   SPED:
                                   SS.8.C.2.1 Evaluate and compare the essential ideals and        Go the Division of Social Sciences’ website,
                                   principles of American constitutional government expressed      http://socialsciences.dadeschools.net/, and look under “Curricular Documents,”
                                   in primary sources from the colonial period to                  Next Generation Sunshine State Standards” in order to download the PDF of
                                   Reconstruction.                                                 Access Points for Students with Cognitive Disabilities related to this particular
                                                                                                   grade level.
                                   SS.8.A.1.6 Compare interpretations of key events and
                                   issues throughout American History.

                                   SS.8.A.1.7 View historic events through the eyes of those
                                   who were there as shown in their art, writings, music, and
                                   artifacts.

                                   Skill Benchmarks:
                                   SS.8.A.1.1 Provide supporting details for an answer from
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                                   text, interview for oral history, check validity of information
                                   from research/text, and identify strong vs. weak
                                   arguments.

                                   SS.8.A.1.2 Analyze charts, graphs, maps, photographs and
                                   timelines; analyze political cartoons; determine cause and
                                   effect.

                                   SS.8.A.1.3 Analyze current events relevant to American
                                   History topics through a variety of electronic and print media
                                   resources.

                                   SS.8.A.1.4 Differentiate fact from opinion, utilize appropriate
                                   historical research and fiction/nonfiction support
                                   materials.

                                   SS.8.A.1.5 Identify, within both primary and secondary
                                   sources, the author, audience, format, and purpose of
                                   significant historical documents.

                                   SS.8.G.1.1 Use maps to explain physical and cultural
                                   attributes of major regions throughout American
                                   history.

                                   SS.8.G.1.2 Use appropriate geographic tools and terms to
                                   identify and describe significant places and regions in
                                   American history.

                                   SS.8.G.2.1 Identify the physical elements and the human
                                   elements that define and differentiate regions as relevant to
                                   American history.

                                   SS.8.G.2.2 Use geographic terms and tools to analyze case
                                   studies of regional issues in different parts of the United
                                   States that have had critical economic, physical, or political
                                   ramifications.

                                   SS.8.G.2.3 Use geographic terms and tools to analyze case
                                   studies of how selected regions of the United States have
                                   changed over time.

                                   SS.8.G.3.1 Locate and describe in geographic terms the
                                   major ecosystems of the United States.
                                   SS.8.G.3.2 Use geographic terms and tools to explain
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                                                                  District Pacing Guide- Social Studies
GRADE LEVEL OR COURSE TITLE: Eighth Grade- U.S. History                                                                         Course Code: 2100010

                                                                             Second Nine Weeks
        Essential Content                            NGSSS-SS Benchmarks                                  Instructional Tools
                                   differing perspectives on the use of renewable and non-
                                   renewable resources in the United States and Florida over
                                   time.

                                   SS.8.G.4.1 Interpret population growth and other
                                   demographic data for any given place in the United States
                                   throughout its history.

                                   SS.8.G.4.2 Use geographic terms and tools to analyze the
                                   effects throughout American history of migration to and
                                   within the United States, both on the place of origin and
                                   destination.

                                   SS.8.G.4.3 Use geographic terms and tools to explain
                                   cultural diffusion throughout the United States as it
                                   expanded its territory.

                                   SS.8.G.4.4 Interpret databases, case studies, and maps to
                                   describe the role that regions play in influencing trade,
                                   migration patterns, and cultural/political interaction in the
                                   United States throughout time.

                                   SS.8.G.4.5 Use geographic terms and tools to analyze case
                                   studies of the development, growth, and changing nature of
                                   cities and urban centers in the United States over time.

                                   SS.8.G.4.6 Use political maps to describe changes in
                                   boundaries and governance throughout American history.

                                   SS.8.G.5.1 Describe human dependence on the physical
                                   environment and natural resources to satisfy basic needs
                                   in local environments in the United States.

                                   SS.8.G.5.2 Describe the impact of human modifications on
                                   the physical environment and ecosystems of the United
                                   States throughout history.
                                   SS.8.G.6.1 Use appropriate maps and other graphic
                                   representations to analyze geographic problems and
                                   changes over time throughout American
                                   history.
                                   SS.8.G.6.2 Illustrate places and events in U.S. history
                                   through the use of narratives and graphic representations.

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