• Grade 8 MC3 Unit 1 GLCE Breakdown and “I can” statements

    Strand Political and intellectual transformations

    Standard

    Grade Level

    Code F1.1

    GLCE/HSCE

    Describe the ideas, experiences, and interactions that influenced the colonists" decisions to declare independence by analyzing

    • colonial ideas about government (e.g., limited government, republicanism, protecting individual rights and promoting the common good, representative government, natural rights) (C2)

    • experiences with self-government (e.g., House of Burgesses and town meetings) (C2)

    • changing interactions with the royal government of Great Britain after the French and Indian War (C2)

    Key concepts

    Essential understandings

    (Procedural or Conceptual)

    Vocabulary

    limited government

    republicanism

    individual rights

    natural rights

    common good

    representative government

    self-government

    the Royal Government of Great Britain

    Content Vocabulary

    House of Burgesses

    town meetings

    French and Indian War

    Aligned Assessments

    Students will know

    • why the colonists selected to declare independence from Great Britain

    Student-Friendly language

    1. I can explain why the colonists declared independence from Great Britain

    Selected Response, Essay, Personal Communication

    Students will be able to

    • establish reasoning for the separation from Great Britain based upon democratic principles (limited government, natural rights, individual rights, republicanism, common good, representative government)
    • establish reasoning for the separation from Great Britain based upon experiences with self-government (House of Burgesses, town meetings)
    • demonstrate how issues raised during the French and Indian War impacted the decision to declare independence

    2. I can describe how democratic principles gave colonists reason to separate from Great Britain.

    3. I can describe how experiences with self-government gave colonists reason to separate from Great Britain.

    4. I can explain how issues raised during the French and Indian War impacted the decision to declare independence.

    Selected Response, Essay, Personal Communication

    Last Modified on 9/23/2008 1:49:24 PM

    Strand Political and intellectual transformations

    Standard

    Grade Level

    Code F1.2

    GLCE/HSCE

    Using the Declaration of Independence, including the grievances at the end of the document, describe the role this document played in expressing:

    • colonists" views of government

    • their reasons for separating from Great Britain. (C2)

    Key concepts

    Essential understandings

    (Procedural or Conceptual)

    Vocabulary

    Grievances

    colonists

    Great Britain

    Content Vocabulary

    Declaration of Independence

    Aligned Assessments

    Students will know

    • how the Declaration of Independence provided a rationale for the colonists" break from Great Britain

    1. I can explain why the Declaration of Independence helped people to understand why the colonists wanted to break from Great Britain.

    Students will be able to

    • utilize the Declaration of Independence to defend the colonial views regarding Britain's policies
    • utilize the Declaration of Independence to defend the decision to declare independence

    2. I can show supporting details in the Declaration of Independence to explain why the colonists were not happy with Great Britain's policies.

    3. I can show supporting details in the Declaration of Independence to explain why the colonists declared independence from Great Britain.

    Last Modified on 9/23/2008 1:57:13 PM

    Strand Political and Intellectual Transformations

    Standard

    Grade Level 8

    Code F1.3

    GLCE/HSCE

    Describe the consequences of the American Revolution by analyzing the

    • birth of an independent republican government (C2)

    • creation of Articles of Confederation (C2)

    • changing views on freedom and equality (C2)

    • and concerns over distribution of power within governments, between government and the governed, and among people (C2)

    Key concepts

    Essential understandings

    (Procedural or Conceptual)

    Vocabulary

    equality

    freedom

    distribution of power

    the governed

    independent republican government

    Content Vocabulary

    Articles of Confederation

    American Revoluation

    Aligned Assessments

    Students will know:

    • the outcomes of the American Revolution

    1. I can tell you what happened because of the American Revolution

    Essay, Selected Response

    Students will be able to:

    • describe the progression of forming an independent republican government
    • identify reasons for the development of the Articles of Confederation
    • discuss how the American Revolution changed the colonial views regarding freedom and equality
    • analyze how the American Revolution resulted in apprehension of a head of state not chosen by the people

    2. I can list the movements that led to an independent republican government.

    3. I can recall the reasons the colonists had for writing the Articles of Confederation.

    4. I can organize a list of the colonists' views about freedom and equality.

    5. I can recall why the colonists were concerned about having a head of state not chosen by the people.

    Personal Communication, Selected Response, Performance Assessment, Essay

    Last Modified on 9/23/2008 2:14:57 PM

    Strand Revolution and the New Nation

    Standard Creating New Government(s) and a New Constitution

    Grade Level 8

    Code U3.3

    GLCE/HSCE

    8 – U3.3.1 Explain the reasons for the adoption and subsequent failure of the Articles of Confederation (e.g., why its drafters created a weak central government, challenges the nation faced under the Articles, Shays" Rebellion, disputes over western lands). (C2)

    8 – U3.3.2 Identify economic and political questions facing the nation during the period of the Articles of Confederation and the opening of the Constitutional Convention. (E1.4)

    8 – U3.3.3 Describe the major issues debated at the Constitutional Convention including the distribution of political power, conduct of foreign affairs, rights of individuals, rights of states, election of the executive, and slavery as a regional and federal issue.

    8 – U3.3.4 Explain how the new Constitution resolved (or compromised) the major issues including sharing, separating, and checking of power among federal government institutions, dual sovereignty (state-federal power), rights of individuals, the Electoral College, the Three-Fifths Compromise, and the Great Compromise.

    8 – U3.3.5 Analyze the debates over the ratification of the Constitution from the perspectives of Federalists and Anti-Federalists and describe how the states ratified the Constitution. (C2)

    (National Geography Standard 3, p. 148)

    8 – U3.3.6 Explain how the Bill of Rights reflected the concept of limited government, protections of basic freedoms, and the fear of many Americans of a strong central government. (C3)

    8 – U3.3.7 Using important documents (e.g., Mayflower Compact, Iroquois Confederacy, Common Sense, Declaration of Independence, Northwest Ordinance, Federalist Papers), describe the historical and philosophical origins of constitutional government in the United States using the ideas of social compact, limited government, natural rights, right of revolution, separation of powers, bicameralism, republicanism, and popular participation in government. (C2)

    Key concepts

    Essential understandings

    (Procedural or Conceptual)

    Vocabulary

    adoption

    disputes

    economic

    political

    conduct

    foreign affairs

    resolved

    compromised

    philosophical

    tariff

    ordinance

    debts

    townships

    draft (writing in document)

    fortification

    treaties

    liberty

    Content Vocabulary

    Articles of Confederation

    Constitutional Convention

    political power

    rights of individuals

    rights of states

    dual sovereignty

    Electoral College

    3/5 Compromise

    The Great Compromise

    ratification

    Federalists

    Anti-Federalists

    Bill of Rights

    limited government

    MayflowerCompact

    Iroquois Confederacy

    Common Sense

    Declaration of Independence

    Northwest Ordinance

    Federalist Papers

    right of revolution

    separation of powers

    bicameralism

    popular participation

    Shays" Rebellion

    republicanism

    Aligned Assessments

    Students will know

    • why the Articles of Confederation was written
    • why the Articles of Confederation failed
    • the economic problems that led to the creation of the Constitution
    • the political problems that led tothe creation of the Constitution
    • what a major issue is and how such issues were addressed at the Constitutional Convention
    • the main compromises that were reached when writing the Constitution
    • the main reasoning used by the Federalists and Anti-Federalists when lobbying the states to vote on ratification of the Constitution
    • why many Americans felt they needed the Bill of Rights
    • the process for examining primary source documents
    • the process used to connect information from historical documents to the creation of the Constitution
    • the main principles of republicanism

    1. I can make a list of reasons why the Articles of Confederation werewritten (including economic [money], political [government/type of rule].

    2. I can identify reasons why the Articles of Confederation failed.

    3. I can tell you what a major issue is and how such issues were addressed at the Constitutional Convention.

    4. I can explain the main compromises that were reached when writing the Constitution.

    5. I can tell you what a Federalist and Anti-Federalist would stand for in regards to the new government.

    6. I can recall the reasons why many Americans felt the need for the Bill of Rights.

    7. I can examine primary source documents.

    8. I can understand the process used to connect information from historical documents to the creation of the Constitution.

    9. I can identify the main ideas and principles of republicanism.

    Students will be able to

    • explain why the federal government was so limited in the Articles of Confederation
    • list the failures of the Articles of Confederation
    • outline the reasons for Shays" Rebellion - specific concerns of farmers such as property rights, taxes, and government intervention
    • explain how situations such as Shays" Rebellion and the disputes over western landsreflected the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation
    • describe political issues,including the establishment of treaties,the Land Ordinance of 1785, Northwest Ordinance (1787), and the establishment of territories/new states
    • explain the use and division of land
    • identify how tariffs resulted in boycotting specific products from adversarial countires
    • describe economic issues, including international trade, interstate trade, inflation, the use of slave labor, unstable currency, heavy debts (particularly for farmers)
    • identify the varying viewpoints regarding rights of individuals versus the rights of states (property, slavery)
    • identify the varying viewpoints regarding rights of the federal government versus the rights of the states (foreign affairs, currency, tariffs, judicial powers, trade)
    • compare and contrast the Virginia Plan and the New Jersey Plan - specifically, beliefs regarding representation
    • outline the main points of the Great Compromise
    • outline the main points of the Three-Fifths Compromise
    • demonstrate how power is distributed among the three branches, including how the system of checks and balances keeps any branch of government from becomming too powerful
    • identify how the distribution of electors is determined
    • explain the role of the Electoral College in determining presidential selection
    • debate the pros and cons of the Electoral College as the tool for electing presidents
    • compare and contrast the views of the Federalists and Anti-Federalists
    • examine the pros and cons of ratification based upon state demographics and economic status
    • investigate the reasons why many Americans felt strongly that a separate guarantee of individual rights was necessary before ratification of the Constitution
    • scrutinize major historical documents (such as the Mayflower Compact, Iroquois Confederacy, Common Sense, Declaration of Independence, Magna Carta, English Bill of Rights, Northwest Ordinance, Federalist Papers) to garner an understanding of how the Founding Fathers came to write the Constitution
    • value republicanism as an ideology that has been a major part of American civil thought since the American Revolution - including an emphasis on liberty, rule of law, popular sovereignty, and common good

    1. I can tell you why the Articles of Confederation limited the power of the Federal Government.

    2. I can list the failures of the Articles of Confederation.

    Last Modified on 9/23/2008 2:36:59 PM



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