Jackson in Florida: Lesson Plan

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Jackson in Florida: Lesson Plan

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This lesson plan engages with the 8th Grade Sunshine State and Florida Standards and doubles as a Document Based Question (DBQ) for AP U.S. History courses in high school. The resources provided allow for the instructor to pair their textbooks and knowledge about early 19th century politics with secondary (podcast) and primary sources. This allows students to develop the necessary analysis skills that will be required of them in a college/university setting. This can also be used by university instructors as an assignment for the same purposes.

Standards

SS.8.A.1: Use research and inquiry skills to analyze American History using primary and secondary sources.

SS.8.A.4.1: Examine the causes, course, and consequences of United States westward expansion and its growing diplomatic assertiveness (War of 1812, Convention of 1818, Adams-Onis Treaty, Missouri Compromise, Monroe Doctrine, Trail of Tears, Texas annexation, Manifest Destiny, Oregon Territory, Mexican American War/Mexican Cession, California Gold Rush, Compromise of 1850, Kansas Nebraska Act, Gadsden Purchase).

  • SS.8.A.4.Su.a: Recognize major events and consequences of America’s westward expansion, such as the acquisition of Florida, the Trail of Tears, and the California Gold Rush.

SS.8.A.4.3: Examine the experiences and perspectives of significant individuals and groups during this era of American History.

SS.8.A.4.17: Examine key events and peoples in Florida history as each impacts this era of American history.

  • SS.8.A.4.Su.q: Recognize an impact that Florida had on the era of the westward expansion, such as relations with Seminoles and runaway slaves, or the establishment of Florida as a territory and admittance as a state.

SS.8.A.4.18: Examine the experiences and perspectives of different ethnic, national, and religious groups in Florida, explaining their contributions to Florida's and America's society and culture during the Territorial Period.

Lesson Goals

What do these documents illuminate regarding the invasion of Florida and the First Seminole War (1816-1819)?

How do these documents represent the different viewpoints as used by politicians to justify or vilify the First Seminole War?

How is U.S. diplomacy with Spain and Spanish Florida demonstrated in these documents?

Keywords

Lesson Plan, Andrew Jackson, First Seminole War, Spanish Florida, Diplomacy, Document Based Question, Primary Source, Secondary Source

Contributor

Archive.org, Library of Congress, University of Tennessee

Date Created

10-5-2016

Abstract

This lesson plan engages with the 8th Grade Sunshine State and Florida Standards and doubles as a Document Based Question (DBQ) for AP U.S. History courses in high school. The resources provided allow for the instructor to pair their textbooks and knowledge about early 19th century politics with secondary (podcast) and primary sources. This allows students to develop the necessary analysis skills that will be required of them in a college/university setting. This can also be used by university instructors as an assignment for the same purposes.

Language

English

Department

Public History

Unit

Public History

Jackson in Florida: Lesson Plan

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