Q1W1: August 15-19

TeacherAndrew Wilson
Subject AreaUS History
Grade Level8
Week #1
Unit of InstructionHistory
Standard(s) Taught

Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  • Students will know and be able to explain the classroom rules
  • Students will be able to explain why we learn history
  • Students will be to identify and differentiate primary and secondary sources
  • Students will use sources to solve a mystery
Classroom Activities


Getting to know Mr. Wilson

2 Truths and a Lie

Syllabus/Classroom Rules

This or That



Student Survey

Why do we study history? Quote Analysis/Create an objective



8th Grade Exploration Learning Targets

Unit 1 Vocab

Vocab Words:

´Primary Source – a source from someone who was at the event being studied

´Secondary Source- a source created after the event by someone who was not there

´Social – dealing with how people live together

´Political – dealing with the government/laws of a country

´Economic – having to do with money/wealth



Vocab/Vocab Review

Primary and Secondary Source Notes – PPT

Primary v Secondary – Paper

Lunchroom Fight

Sources Lunch Room Fight Sources

WS Lunch Room Fight WS

Assignments Due

Lunch Room Fight WS

Additional Resources