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Standard I.2

I.2 Transact with texts to formulate questions, propose explanations, and consider alternative views and multiple perspectives.

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...

Commemorating the "War to End All Wars"
Commemorating the "War to End All Wars"

Lesson

In this unit students will review the events leading up to the United States’ involvement in World War I, analyze President Wilson’s speech to Congress asking them to vote favorably for war, explore...

Restoring the Union
Restoring the Union

Lesson

The students will be able to create either a free verse poem or journal entry as if they were a freed man during the Civil War Reconstruction Period in order to explain life in SC based on political...