Tech. Infused U.S. History Lesson

8th Grade: Berg & Massey

TEK 8.1A

Identify the major eras and events in U.S. history through 1877 and describe their causes and effects.

Identify- to recognize or establish as being a particular person or thing; verify the identity of. (Analyzing- Level 4)
Describe- to give an account of in words; to tell in words what something or someone is like. (Remembering- Level 1)


YouTube includes several tutorial videos covering the Trading Card Apps. The following video is the tutorial we would show to the students before modeling how to create one.

Era Trading Card Activity

- Show students tutorial video over Trading Cards.
- Model to students how to create cards by working as a class to create a George Washington trading card.
- Break students into groups and assign each group a person and event over the American Revolution.
Allow the students two days to complete their trading cards and turn in the assignment on Edmodo.
- After the students turn in the assignment they will blog using Kid Blog. They will blog about their experiences working with their group and anything new or interesting they learned.