Lesson Plans
Social Studies 8 3rd Q 04.05 Lesson Plans
Week: 03/07/2005 Instructor: Mary Jo Hendrickson Academics
activity to be completed in class: Survive the Oregon Trail Indterdisciplinary Challenge
Students will be divided into groups to complete this activity. Time frame: one class period. pages 398-99
Students will travel the trail and make a jrl entry each day this week. Roll of the dice will be on Tuesday and Thursday
studetns are to read the Texas Revolution
Main idea; American and Tejano citizens led Texas to Independence from Mexico
Why did americans want to move to Texas
How did the Mexican government respond to the Texas rebellion
Why did Congress refuse to annex Texas
Students are to read apges 406-411
How did the acquisitons of Oregon and the Mexican Cession relate to the ideas of manifest destiny
Why were some popel against the War with Mexico
What does the phrase 'sea to shining sea' mean
The California Gold Rush
Students are to read apges 412-414
How did the California gold rush get started (think back to the film)
Why didn't many forty niners become rich
How did women and people of different racial, ethnic or national groups contribute to the California gold rush
In class activity ( pop concert rehearsal)