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Social Studies

Activity Worksheet



GRADE LEVEL:

Eighth

Course Title:

U.S. History to Reconstruction

Strand:

I. History

Topic:

Time and Chronology

Grade Level Standard:

8-1 Evaluate time and chronology of United States history

to Reconstruction.

Grade Level Benchmark:

1. Construct and interpret timelines of people and events

from the history of the United States through the era of Reconstruction and

from the history of other regions of the world. (I.1.MS.1)



Learning Activity(s)/Facts/Information

1. Read horizontal or vertical linear charts.


2. Interpret horizontal or vertical charts.
3. Create timelines of significant people and events and interpret what those timelines mean.
4. Given a list of historical events from the study of American History, students will construct both a vertical and horizontal timeline to represent the information.

Resources

Text
Library


Computer
Internet

New Vocabulary: Vertical chart, linear chart, timeline, era


Social Studies

Activity Worksheet



GRADE LEVEL:

Eighth

Course Title:

U.S. History to Reconstruction

Strand:

I. History

Topic:

Time and Chronology

Grade Level Standard:

8-1 Evaluate time and chronology of United States history

to Reconstruction.

Grade Level Benchmark:

2. Describe major factors that characterize the following

eras in United States history: The Meeting of Three Worlds (beginnings to 1620),

Colonization and Settlement (1585-1763), Revolution and the New Nation (1754-

1815), Expansion and Reform (1801-1861) and Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-

1877). (I.1.MS.2)



Learning Activity(s)/Facts/Information

1. Define an era as a fixed point in time.


2. Write/explain major events that took place in each era.
3. Research events in each area and know cause and effect.
4. Describe the significant people or locations events took place.
5. Given one historical era, create a poster depicting the significant events of an era.

Resources

Text
Internet


Library



New Vocabulary: Significant, era, chronology

Social Studies

Activity Worksheet



GRADE LEVEL:

Eighth

Course Title:

U.S. History to Reconstruction

Strand:

I. History

Topic:

Comprehending the Past

Grade Level Standard:

8-2 Develop a comprehension of United States history to

Reconstruction.

Grade Level Benchmark:

1. Use narratives and graphic data to describe the settings

of significant events that shaped the development of the United States as a

nation during the eras prior to Reconstruction. (I.2.MS.1)









Learning Activity(s)/Facts/Information

1 Read narratives (books, speeches, news articles), i.e., Intolerable Acts, Declaration of Independence, US Constitution, Monroe Doctrine, Compromise of 1850, Emancipation Proclamation.


2. Read/interpret graphic data, i.e., taxation records, population data, migration records.
3. Construct graphic data after reading a narrative.
4. Summarize graphic data orally.
5. After reading a narrative, students will do a poster to construct graphic data as a representation of their reading.

Resources

Charts
Graphs


Computer
Text
Narratives


New Vocabulary: Significant events, graphic data, narrative


Social Studies

Activity Worksheet



GRADE LEVEL:

Eighth

Course Title:

U.S. History to Reconstruction

Strand:

I. History

Topic:

Comprehending the Past

Grade Level Standard:

8-2 Develop a comprehension of United States history to

Reconstruction.

Grade Level Benchmark:

2. Identify and explain how individuals in history

demonstrated good character and personal virtue. (I.2.MS.2)

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