|Grade Level: 8
|Louisiana has had strong ties to the French culture but little
is know about our Spanish Era and it's cultural influence.
Students will get a better look at the Spanish government than
just "Bloody O'Reilly".
Duration: 21 class periods
- History: Time, Continuity, and Change
Students develop a sense of
historical time and historical perspective as they study the
history of their community, state, nation, and world.
describing the contributions of
people, events, movements, and ideas that have been
significant in the history of Louisiana;
tracing the development of the
various governments that have been established in Louisiana
throughout its history;
identifying and discussing the
major conflicts in Louisiana’s past;
Describe leaders who were
influential in Louisiana’s development
Describe and explain the
importance of major events and ideas in the development of
Describe major conflicts in
context of Louisiana history (e.g., Rebellion of 1768, the
French and Indian War)
The students will: have a better grasp on how Louisiana's
Spanish culture came into being through the textbook worksheets.
The students will: write the basic facts on the early
Spanish governors and the coming of the Acadians..
The students will: take part in a teacher written play
called the "The Revolution. The New Orleans look at
The students will: will look behind the story of 12th
The students will: will review the facts by taking quizzes
online at QuizLab.com.
Materials and Resources:
Worksheets related to chapter
Copies of the "The Revolution. The New Orleans look at
Tools and Materials:
•Mr. E's La. History Online
•Mr. B's Social Studies site
Students should have a limited knowledge of Louisiana history
based on their fourth grade classes and 7th grade American history
plus a desire to learn more about the new President Elect.
Every Day: As students enter the room they are given a
"LaGumbo" worksheet as a daily bellringer. On the
overhead projection screen they will first copy the Louisiana Fact
of the Day (from Louisiana 101.com) then do the constructive
response question based on LEAP material. Answers will be written
on the LaGumbo work sheet and turned in for a grade. At that point
the daily lesson will begin with the projection Power-Point
slideshow. The students will take notes on their daily "Fact
Sheet" specific to that day's lesson.
Day one (Monday [1/05]): The lesson begins by how Spain acquired
the colony of Louisiana, the Treaty of Fontainebleu, the Isle of
Orleans and Governor Ulloa. students will be assigned the 1762 map
Day two (Tuesday- 12th night): The lesson today covers the
meaning of 12th night, where it began, other countries
celebrations, and a brief look at the 12 days of Christmas song.
Day three (Wednesday): The lesson covers the coming of
O'Reilly, the Acadians, and the problems the colony had before the
Day four (Thursday): The lesson deals with the American
Revolution, Galvez, and protecting the Spanish colony.
Day five (Friday): Today will serve as a pop test to end
the six weeks. The lesson will be picked up on Monday.
Day six (Monday [1/12]): Today lesson will cover Carondelet
up through Pickney's Treaty. Students will be assigned the 1783
Day seven (Tuesday [1/13]): Due to
the upcoming Inauguration, my principal wants the history
department to cover the events leading up to the Inauguration. I
have chosen today to cover some of the "Firsts" of a
selected 10 presitents from Washington to Clinton just to give
some background on the event. Students will have "Age"
worksheet for homework
Day eight (Wednesday): Today I will be covering the theme
for Inauguration Day which has been announced as "A New Birth
of Freedom," in honor of Lincoln's birthday.
Day nine (Thursday): The lesson today will look back at
Brack Obama's family tree and facts most students and Americans
know about our president-elect. The photos and information were
obtained from the TIME and CNN website.
Day ten (Friday): Today will cover little known facts about
Barack Obama from the Obama-pedia website.
Day 000 (Monday [1/19]): Today is a school holiday - MLK
- no lessons.
Day eleven (Tuesday): Today inauguration day and at this
time I'm not sure what the school will have planned.
Day twelve (Wednesday [1/21]): Today I will pick up the
next chapter (#8) as we look at the Louisiana purchase and its key
figures, Napoleon, Jefferson, Livingston, Monroe. Students will
complete the "3 Flags worksheet"
Day thirteen (Thursday [1/22]): Today we may view a video
on the purchase then finish with Louisiana becomes a state and a
look at W. C. C. Claiborne. Students will be assigned the Purchase
Day fourteen (Friday): The lesson today will focus on what
gets into the War of 1812, what happened along the east coast, and
a short play about these events and how it effects New Orleans.
Day 000 (Monday): Teacher inservice - no school
Day fifteen (Tuesday): A look at the Baratarians and Jean
Lafitte. I may dress the part today and tell the storys of how the
pirate even plays into our local festival and how he helped at the
Battle of New Orleans.
Day sixteen (Wednesday): A dress up day (in my War of 1812
military uniform) I will cover the battle with a power-point, map,
Day seventeen (Thursday): We will watch a movie called the Buccaneers.
Day eighteen (Friday): We will watch a movie called the Buccaneers.
Day nineteen (Monday 2/2/09): We will watch a movie called
Day twenty (Tuesday 2/3/09): We will conclude Chapter 8
with a look at the stae -post war.
Day twenty-one (Wednesday 2/4/09): We will do a final
review of Ch. 7- Spanish, and Ch. 8 American with a game of
Jeopardy for Extra Credit.
Two "Pop-tests" where students may use their notes.
Several online quizzes, homework-sheets, and a Chapter 7/8
Jeopardy game plus a War of 1812 project.
My 504 and resource students will get repeated instructions,
worksheets, extended time for paperwork and/or tests plus to
opportunity to improve their grades online as per requests from
SpEd and Resource teachers.
by Greg English
Students will have the opportunity to earn extra credit by taking
relevant quizzes on QuizLab.com.
20+ years of teaching from various texts
and my extensive travel around the state
First time I did this chapter using Power-Point and Fact Sheets.