Q2W7: December 6-10

TeacherAndrew Wilson
Subject AreaUS History
Grade Level8
Week #15
Unit of InstructionRevolutionary War
Standard(s) Taught

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

SS.8.A.3.4 Examine the contributions of influential groups to both the American and British war efforts during the American Revolutionary War and their effects on the outcome of the war.

SS.8.A.3.6 Examine the causes, course, and consequences of the American Revolution.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
Classroom Activities


Textbook Questions – with sub


02-Compromises of the Const.

Federalist Anti Federalist Notes

The Articles of Confederation


DBQ USConstitution


Test on Wednesday

Assignments Due
Additional Resources

Rev War and Gov Study Guide


(Q1W9) French and Indian War Paragraph

Write a paragraph in which you discuss the primary reasons why the French and Indian war changed the relationship between the British and the colonists. Make sure to use the graphic organizer we completed during class.
(4pts) Identify the primary reasons that changed the relationship between Britain and the Colonies
(4pts) Explains HOW those reasons change their relationship
(2pts) Includes at least 1 vocabulary word


(Q2W5) 30 Second News Report

  • Make a 30 second News Broadcast about one of the events discussed today.


  • What happened?
  • Why is it important?/What are some possible effects?
  • How would each side (Patriots and British/Loyalists) feel about it?

(Q2W6) Articles of Confederation Paragraph

  • How did the Articles of Confederation lead to a stronger Constitution?


  • At least 3 weaknesses of the Articles (30%)
  • What problems occurred due to those weaknesses (30%)
  • HOW those problems were caused by the Articles (30%)
  • At least 1 vocab word (10%)

(Q2W6) Ratify the Constitution?

Write a skit in which Federalists and Anti-Federalists debate whether or not the Constitution should be ratified.
At least 5 reasons why a given side is right
2 per skit (A federalist and anti-federalist)
Write an essay or write a political cartoon in which you support or attack the ratification of the new constitution.
Include at least 4 arguments about why your side is right.
Include at least 1 argument from the other side (like a counter claim, or if a cartoon maybe by making fun of it?)