8th Grade History Lessons

Week of 9-21

Week of 9-21

Week of



Warm up-What was William Penn’s main purpose in founding the colony of Pennsylvania?

New England Colonies wrap up

Introduction to Middle Colonies



Warm up-What was so special about New Amsterdam/New York?

The Dutch

New York & New Jersey


Cornell Notes


Study Island



Warm up- Why did Southern landowners use enslaved people and indentured servants?

Transatlantic slave trade

Middle Passage



Warm up-list the colonial regions and the purpose they were founded

Colony wrap up

Characteristics of colonies

Students with needs may attend tutoring and Leopard Academy

Tag/Pre AP may tutor peers in need of help, and/or go into more depth on the concept



Identify the major eras and events in U.S. history through 1877, including colonization, revolution, drafting of the Declaration of Independence, creation and ratification of the Constitution, religious revivals such as the Second Great Awakening, early republic, the Age of Jackson, westward expansion, reform movements, sectionalism, Civil War, and Reconstruction; and describe their causes and effects.

8.1B Apply absolute and relative chronology through the sequencing of significant individuals, events, and time periods.

8.1C Explain the significance of the following dates: 1607, founding of Jamestown; 1620, arrival of the Pilgrims and signing of the Mayflower Compact

8.2A Identify reasons for European exploration and colonization of North America.

8.2B Compare political, economic, religious, and social reasons for the establishment of the 13 English colonies.

8.3A Explain the reasons for the growth of representative government and institutions during the colonial period.

8.3B Analyze the importance of the Mayflower Compact, the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut, and the Virginia House of Burgesses to the growth of representative government.

8.3C Describe how religion and virtue contributed to the growth of representative government in the American colonies.

8.7B Compare the effects of political, economic, and social factors on slaves and free blacks.

8.7C Analyze the impact of slavery on different sections of the United States.

8.10A Locate places and regions of importance in the United States during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries.

8.10B Compare places and regions of the United States in terms of physical and human characteristics.

8.10C Analyze the effects of physical and human geographic factors on major historical and contemporary events in the United States.

8.11A Analyze how physical characteristics of the environment influenced population distribution, settlement patterns, and economic activities in the United States during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries.

8.11C Describe how different immigrant groups interacted with the environment in the United States during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries

8.12A Identify economic differences among different regions of the United States.

8.12B Explain reasons for the development of the plantation system, the transatlantic slave trade, and the spread of slavery.

8.12D Analyze the causes and effects of economic differences among different regions of the United States at selected times in U.S. history.

8.20A Explain the role of significant individuals such as Thomas Hooker, Charles de Montesquieu, John Locke, William Blackstone, and William Penn in the development of self-government in colonial America.

8.23A Identify selected racial, ethnic, and religious groups that settled in the United States and explain their reasons for immigration

8.23E Identify the political, social, and economic contributions of women to American society.

8.25A Trace the development of religious freedom in the United States.

8.25B Describe religious motivation for immigration and influence on social movements, including the impact of the first Great Awakening.