LESSON PLANS & CURRICULUM
Professor Jerry Perry sits down with Professor John P. Kaminski of the University of Wisconsin-Madison to discuss selected 8th and 12th grade Social Studies Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Each video contains the wording of the objective at the bottom of the screen.
8th Grade Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)
Social Studies Grade 8
Social Studies Grade Grade 11 Question:
Social Studies Grade 12 Questions:
- 2B. Compare political, economic, religious, and social reasons for the establishment of the 13 English colonies.
- 3A. and 3B. Explain the reasons for the growth of representative government and institutions during the colonial period. Analyze the importance of the Mayflower Compact, the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut, and the Virginia House of Burgesses to growth of representative government.
- 3C. Describe how religion and virtue contributed to the growth of representative government in the American colonies.
- 4B. Explain the roles played by significant individuals during the American Revolution including Wentworth Cheswell, James Armistead, Bernardo de Galvez, Crispus Attucks, Haym Salomon.
- 4D. Analyze the issues of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, including the Great Compromise and the Three Fifths Compromise.
- 20A. Explain the role of significant individuals such as Thomas Hooker, William Blackstone, and William Penn in the development of self government in colonial America.
- 20B. Evaluate the contributions of the Founding Fathers as models of civic virtue.
- 22A. Analyze the leadership qualities of elected and appointed leaders of the United States such as George Washington, John Marshall, and Abraham Lincoln.