Objectives: The students will
I. outline the key events of American history during the first half of the 19th century.
II. identify key historical figures who were active in American politics from 1800 until 1860.
III. Describe the westward expansion of American Territory during
the period of 1800 until the Civil War.
Warm Up Activity (Anticipatory Set): Setting Direction for the Project
A) Distribute a calendar of events that informs students what element
of the project is to be completed on any given day.
B) Discuss procedures for the library.
C) Identify the goals for Day One: Identify sources and have note cards for topic summary complete. Student should also identify one or more maps to be copies and drawn.
Main Activity (Instructional Input): Research In library
A) Students begin group research in library.
B) students must develop a note card for each resource used.
C) Students should divide up tasks so that each student is learning
during the whole class period.
Homework (Independent Practice): Continuing Research
A) Begin developing biographies of historical figures. Each student
should contribute one part of a biography. Hand drawing images of the subject
matter is encouraged as long as the source is identified.
Wrap-Up Activity (Closure): Review project Goals with students.
Evaluation: The lesson will be evaluated by:
I. the accuracy of student's written responses;
II. student's scores on future tests and quizzes.
III. Quality of student presentations based on group research.
Visit our sponsor
for Social Studies Materials
Click here for US History