2/3-2/7 - Week 4.5

Posted by Colin Dabbs on 2/7/2020 6:00:00 PM

This week, we begin a new Unit...

Unit 6 - “Don’t Give Up the Ship,” or Challenges of the New Republic (1787-c. 1830)


Presidents Setting Precedents: What were the Foreign & Domestic Policies of Washington & Adams?


Fight For The Right to Party: What Were the Origins of Political Parties in the United States?


This week in class, students will:

  1. Describe major domestic problems faced by the leaders of the new republic such as maintaining national security, building a military, creating a stable economic system, setting up the court system, and defining the authority of the central government.
  2. Identify the foreign policies of presidents Washington through Monroe and explain the impact of Washington's Farewell Address and the Monroe Doctrine.
  3. Explain the origin and development of American political parties.
  4. Analyze the leadership qualities of elected leaders of the United States such as George Washington.
  5. Identify different points of view of political parties and interest groups on important historical issues.
  6. Continue to practice applying the Social Studies Skills found in TEK 8.29B
  7. Practice Unit Key Terms on Quizlet.

For additional context, I recommend the following review videos.

"Crash Course in US History" on YouTube

  • Episodes 9-12
  • Be advised: the narrator speaks very quickly, and the content and humor is geared toward high school students.

Big Due Dates:

  • Due Friday - Lesson 6A and George Washington DBQ
  • Due Next Mon/Tuesday GW DBQ Prompt
  • Due Next Wed/Thurs - Study for Unit 6 Key Terms Quiz on Quizlet
  • Due next Friday - any late or make-up work, including Unit 5 Test Corrections

Test Correction Tutorials:

Wednesday After school 2/12

Thursday Before school 2/13