Q4W1: March 20-24

TeacherAndrew Wilson
Subject AreaUS History
Grade Level8
Week #27
Unit of InstructionManifest Destiny
Standard(s) Taught

SS.8.A.4.1 Examine the causes, course, and consequences of United States westward
expansion and its growing diplomatic assertiveness (Texas Annexation,
Manifest Destiny, Oregon Territory, Mexican American War/Mexican
Cession, California Gold Rush, Gadsden Purchase).

SS.8.A.4.3 Examine the experiences and perspectives of significant individuals and
groups during this era of American History.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria


  • Explain the economic and social aspects of Antebellum southern society
Classroom Activities



Vocab – Unit 7 Vocab

  • Trade Union – a group of workers with the same skill
  • Strike – stopping work as a form of protest
  • Famine – an extreme shortage of food
  • Nativist – a person opposed to immigration
  • Literacy – the ability to read and write
  • Yeoman- a farmer with a small farm
  • Emancipation – Freeing slaves
  • Abolitionist – someone who wants to end slavery
  • Civil Disobedience – refusing to obey unjust laws
  • Suffrage – the right to vote
  • Reform – to make changes in something to make it better


Southern Notes – Notes taken on Cornell Notes

South Lesson 1 Read Through


South Lesson 2 Read Through

Gradventure Info – Gradventure Letter

Thursday/Friday – 

Southern Society Quiz


Assignments Due
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