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Standard I.1

I.1 Formulate relevant, self-generated questions based on interests and/or needs that can be investigated.

Grade(s): 8

Subject(s): English Language Arts

Year: 2015

Type
Loyalists and Patriots
Loyalists and Patriots

Lesson

In these lessons, students will investigate the points of view of colonists who supported remaining loyal to Britain and those of colonists who supported breaking ties with Britain.

A New Nation and State
A New Nation and State

Lesson

The Constitutional Convention was a gathering of state delegates to rewrite the Articles of Confederation and create the Constitution. Nine of the Thirteen colonies were needed to ratify the...

Cotton Becomes King - Cotton Gin
Cotton Becomes King - Cotton Gin

Lesson

Eli Whitney invented the Cotton Gin and in turn changed the path of America and its fortune. Read this excerpt from his obituary: Judge Johnson, of South Carolina, speaking of this invention, in 1807...

Crisis of 1850 (Secession)
Crisis of 1850 (Secession)

Lesson

As sectionalism arose from racial/societal tension many events occurred that led to South Carolina’s secession from the Union. Students will create an interactive timeline of the Road to Civil War.

Six Degrees of the Gilded Age in South Carolina
Six Degrees of the Gilded Age in South Carolina

Lesson

This activity is based loosely on the game Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. The teacher can choose to place students into five different groups, giving each group a challenge question, or can make this an...

Colonists Wanted!
Colonists Wanted!

Lesson

As a result of the explorations of the Spanish, French, and English, there was much competition to settle permanent colonies in the New World. There were many hardships (such as disease, climate...