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Flori Huitt, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction | Heidi Aranda, Senior Director of Curriculum Development

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Grade 8 Social Studies - Week Six

Printable Version of this lesson board in PDF format

8th grade Social Studies

Week 6 May 11 - May 15

Weekly Packet

Theme: Arizona History & Contributions of Famous Arizonians
Social Studies Objectives: Students will be able to:

  • investigate a significant historical topic (Arizona Statehood) from United States History that has significance to an issue or topic today.

Lessons
Lesson 1 Understand the history of Arizona statehood
Lesson 2 Understanding the achievements and contributions of Arizonians
Lesson 3 Understanding Native American cultures in Arizona

Reading Comprehension
Arizona’s Official Anthem + questions
History.com - Arizona
Pima Sports Hall of Fame – Rodney Peete

Tucson.com – Sean Elliott

Practice Sheets
AZ Geographic Alliance – Gadsden Purchase Activity Packet
Using the article on Father Kino and video select 10 events from Father Kino’s life and create your own timeline.
Arizona Activity Book Worksheets

Independent Civic Action Project
Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez both born in Arizona, fought for farmworkers’ rights. Research a local workers’ union and a current issue they face.
Pima County: Select 1 resource and share it by creating a brochure with pictures & information.

Videos
Using a Venn diagram, compare and contrast the music of Chicano Lalo Guerrero and the Waila tradition of the Tohono O’odham.
Watch the Smithsonian video – Grand Canyon and create a travel advertisement for visitors.
Listen to Tucson native Linda Rondstadt

Assessments
Take the Arizona Trivia Quiz
View videos from Tucson mayor Regina Romero and former Pima County Supervisor Richard Elias and write a speech pretending that you are running for Student Council President at your school next year.
Complete the Arizona: A Date to Remember Matching Worksheet using Internet research.

Vocabulary

Border: the edge of a piece of land
Treaty: a contract usually signed by heads of “state”
Territory: areas under the jurisdiction of the U.S. government but do not have the same powers as a state
Code Breaking: deciphering coded messages

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