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Using the State Curriculum: Social Studies, Grade 8

Political Science | Peoples of the Nation and World | Geography | Economics | History | Social Studies Skills and Processes

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Standard 5.0 History

Topic B. Emergence, Expansion and Changes in Nations and Empires

Indicator 2. Evaluate the importance of Jacksonian Democracy and how it represented a change in the social, political and economic life of the United States

Objective a. Explain how the philosophies and policies of the Jacksonian Era represented a move towards greater democratization

Resource Links

http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=538
Embedded within the four lessons found on this site are numerous primary and secondary source resources about Andrew Jackson’s election and presidency
http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/database/article_display.cfm?HHID=637
Article on democratization measures during Jackson’s presidency
http://www.pbs.org/kcet/andrewjackson/
Andrew Jackson: Good, Evil, and the Presidency — companion Web site for PBS documentary on Jackson
http://millercenter.org/president/jackson
Comprehensive online reference resource on Andrew Jackson, from the Miller Center for Public Affairs at the University of Virginia
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~cap/jackson/jackson.html
“Andrew Jackson: Champion of Kingly Commons” Web page, by the school of American Studies at the University of Virginia
/toolkit/vsc/resource_links/social_studies/grade8/5B2a.xml
Resources for Objective 5.B.2.a:
Clarifications | Lesson Seeds | Sample Assessments | RESOURCE LINKS