2/17-2/21 - Week 5.1 (Report Cards Go Home)

Posted by Colin Dabbs on 3/2/2020 3:00:00 PM

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?


Jefferson, the LA Purchase, Madison, and the Empire Strikes Back: What caused the War of 1812?


The Effects of the War and the Monroe Doctrine: Was this really an “Era of Good Feelings?”


Washington’s Farewell Address vs. the Monroe Doctrine:  How did Early US Foreign Policies Compare?


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. Identify areas that were acquired to form the US including the LA Purchase.
  7. Explain the causes, important events, and effects of the War of 1812.
  8. Analyze the War of 1812 as a cause of economic changes in the nation.
  9. Continue to practice applying the Social Studies Skills found in TEK 8.29B
  10. 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 Mon/Tue - Unit 6 Key Terms Quiz
  • Due Mon/Tue - Check Points 6C and 6D (Daily Grades)
  • Due Mon/Tues - Five Alives (HW)
  • Due Wed/Thurs - Unit 6 Test Review and Study for Test
  • Due Friday - Study for Unit 6 Test

How do I study for the Test?

  • Five Alives – these are textbook review questions to help you study
  • Bring CB home – Unit Test Review
  • Practice with Quick STAAR Review in your CB
  • Reread your Lessons, Notes, and Check Points and fix your mistakes