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 Unit Details

Unit Title
Revolutionary War Unit
Unit Number
8USH2
Course
Eighth Grade United States History
Content Area
Social Studies
Description
This unit focuses on the causes, course of events, and effects of the interaction between the colonies and England which led to the Declaration of Independence and the American Revolution.
Timeline
5 Week(s)
Enduring Understandings
Understand that historical knowledge of significant groups, individuals, documents, ideas, events and developments led to the formation of America.
Understand that accessing and evaluating a wide range of primary and secondary sources leads to a better understanding of history.
Understand that the use of evidence from the disciplinary lens of a historian, economist and citizen helps develop varied perspectives about our nation’s founding.

Essential Questions
What were the causes and consequences of America’s movement for independence?
Were the colonists justified in declaring and fighting for their independence?
How does the Declaration of Independence reflect the colonists’ ideas about government?
What factors contributed to the colonists winning the Revolutionary War?
In what ways did the American Revolution reshape America?



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Standard
Standard Component
ECO
  
Determine the kinds of sources that will be helpful in answering compelling and supporting questions, taking into consideration multiple points of views represented in the sources.
  
Explain how economic decisions affect the well-being of individuals, businesses, and society.
  
Explain the benefits and the costs of trade policies to individuals, businesses, and society.
  
Describe the role of competition in the determination of prices and wages in a market economy.
  
 Explain how changes in supply and demand cause changes in prices and quantities of goods and services, labor, credit, and foreign currencies.
  
Use maps, satellite images, photographs, and other representations to explain relationships between the locations of places and regions, and changes in their environmental characteristics.
  
Analyze the combinations of cultural and environmental characteristics that make places both similar to and different from other places.
  
Analyze multiple factors that influenced the perspectives of people during different historical eras.
ECO
  
Identify evidence that draws information from multiple sources to support claims, noting evidentiary limitations.
ECO
  
Develop claims and counterclaims while pointing out the strengths and limitations of both.
  
  
Standard
Standard Component
ECO
  
Assess specific rules and laws (both actual and proposed) as means of addressing public problems.
  
Explain specific roles played by citizens (such as voters, jurors, taxpayers, members of the armed forces, petitioners, protesters, and office-holders).
ECO
  
Analyze ideas and principles contained in the founding documents of the United States, and explain how they influence the social and political system.
  
Analyze connections among events and developments in broader historical contexts
ECO
  
Explain multiple causes and effects of events and developments in the past.
ECO
  
Classify series of historical events and developments as examples of change and/or continuity.
ECO
  
Use questions generated about individuals and groups to analyze why they, and the developments they shaped, are seen as historically significant.
  
Explain how and why perspectives of people have changed over time.
ECO
  
Construct arguments using claims and evidence from multiple sources, while acknowledging the strengths and limitations of the arguments.
ECO
  
Construct explanations using reasoning, correct sequence, examples, and details with relevant information and data, while acknowledging the strengths and weaknesses of the explanations.