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8TH AMER HIST Lesson Plans

August 21, 2017

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Course Overview

Welcome to the 8th grade section of American HIstory. During our class periods we will be covering not only American history as a whole, but also the state of Nebraska's history. We will cover Nebraska history during the first few months of school. There are six chapters that will be studied from in the textbook Journey Through Nebraska. Topics included will be location, geography, famous individuals, and government officials along with historical events. When Nebraska history is completed, we will spend the rest of the year in the textbook, History of the United States, Beginnings to 1877. A chronological approach will be used in this book starting with studying the earliest people in America. We will continue on learning about early Native Americans, Christopher Columbus, the early colonies, and the American Revolution. We will conclude the school year with lessons on the Civil War.

Teacher:   Mr. Kliment

Subject:   8th Grade Neb. Hist.

Date:   8/21 – 8/25

Monday

Lesson:      CH. 1 – The Flatwater State  pg. 17-18

 

Objectives:    Students will learn about Nebraska’s location and general information about the state.

 

Standards:    8.1.2

 

Overview:  Students will begin class with a 5 minute writing prompt. They will then read the assigned pages in class. Lecture notes will be given over the content. Students will have time to work on their study guides at the end of class.

 

Assignment:   Study Guide pg. 17-18

Tuesday

Lesson:     CH. 1 – The Flatwater State  pg. 18-20

 

Objectives:    Students will learn about how Nebraska changed throughout the different eras.

 

Standards:    8.1.2

 

Overview:    Students will read the assigned pages in class. Lecture notes will then be given. At the end of class, time will be given to work on their study guides.

 

Assignment: Study Guide pg. 18-20, Maps

Wednesday

Lesson: CH. 1 – The Flatwater State  pg. 20-26

 

Objectives:  Students will learn about the Nebraskan landscape and the different regions.

 

Standards:   8.1.2

 

Overview: Students will read the assigned pages in class. Lecture notes will then be given. Maps will be handed out so that students may begin working on their rivers. At the end of class, time will be given to work on their study guides.

 

Assignment:  Study Guide pg. 20-26, Map

Thursday

Lesson: CH. 1 – The Flatwater State  pg. 26-28

 

Objectives:  Students will learn about the bodies of water that exist throughout Nebraska.

 

Standards:    8.1.2

 

Overview: Students will begin class by finishing their maps. Students will read the assigned pages in class. Lecture notes will then be given. At the end of class, time will be given to work on their study guides.

 

Assignment:  Study Guide pg. 26-28, Map

Friday

Lesson:   Current News

 

Objectives:  Students will learn about what is going on in the world and how these events may directly affect them.

 

Standards:   8.1.9

 

Overview: Students will watch an episode of CNN 10 and take notes on what they believe to be important. A discussion of events will follow.

 

Assignment:  N/A