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 Unit Details

Unit Title
New Nation
Unit Number
8USH4
Course
Eighth Grade United States History
Content Area
Social Studies
Description
This unit focuses on the challenges facing our new nation from 1789 - 1837. Students will examine the development of political parties, Jacksonian Democracy, and the growth of the new nation as they contribute to an emerging American identity.
Timeline
4 Week(s)
Enduring Understandings
Understand that significant groups, individuals, documents, ideas, events and developments led to the growth of the new nation.
Understand that the use of evidence from the disciplinary lens of a historian, economist and citizen helps develop varied perspectives about the development of our nation.
Essential Questions
How did the nation’s early problems reveal different philosophies about government?
What effect did the events between 1789 to 1837 have on shaping the emerging identity of the United States?
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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.
ECO
  
Assess specific rules and laws (both actual and proposed) as means of addressing public problems.
  
Describe the roles of political, civil, and economic organizations in shaping people’s lives.
  
Explain how economic decisions affect the well-being of individuals, businesses, and society.
  
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
  
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.
  
  
Standard
Standard Component
  
Analyze how relationships between humans and environments extend or contract spatial patterns of settlement and movement.
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.