Q3W6: February 6-10

TeacherAndrew Wilson
Subject AreaUS History
Grade Level8
Week #23
Unit of InstructionEarly Republic
Standard(s) Taught

SS.8.A.4.1 Examine the causes, course, and consequences of United States westward
expansion and its growing diplomatic assertiveness (War of 1812, Convention of
1818, Adams-Onis Treaty, Missouri Compromise, Monroe Doctrine).

SS.8.A.4.5 Explain the causes, course, and consequences of the 19th century transportation
revolution on the growth of the nation’s economy.

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

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Essential Questions: How does conflict develop? 

Objectives: Evaluate the impacts of the War of 1812.

Classroom Activities

Day 1: 

Causes of the War of 1812 Simulation

https://www.nps.gov/fomc/castyourvote/explore.cfm –

Use these sources to complete this sheet – 1812 Perspectives

  • Write the reasoning for each person for going to/avoiding war
  • Categorize each person/reason by
    • I = Ideological (about rights/freedoms/ideas)
    • N = Nationalistic (Honor/Reputation)
    • E = Economic (Money/Wealth)

In Class Discussion

Exit Ticket- Graded

  • 1. What is the factor that best decided how Americans would feel on the war?
  • 2a. What arguments did the pro-war side make?
  • 2b. What arguments did the anti-war side make?
  • 3. What is the biggest factor that made America declare war in 1812?
Assignments Due
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