This year your child will be learning about U.S.
Government and Economics.  This will provide Bellamy 8th
graders with a solid understanding of how our
government works.  Your child will also be taught basic
economic theory.  Both of these topics will provide the
students with a firm background for their forthcoming
high school years.
*Class participation; Can the student clearly explain the concepts
*Open-Notebook Test (multiple choice / Open Response)- can
the student find appropriate information to support his/her answer
to the questions?
*Homework: Can the student extract information from the text,
and write a thoughtful response in complete sentences?
Smartboard & Powerpoint Presentation (click here
for sample), Internet, GOOGLE EARTH SOFTWARE,
Textbook, Notes, Handouts, Globe, pull-down maps, and
Which groups of people were left out of the original
Constitution?  How did the Civil Rights Amendments fix
these injustices?  Give three examples.
*Amendments 13, 14, 15, 17, 19, 23, 24, 26.
*Civil Rights
*Poll Tax
*Literacy Test
*Grandfather Clause
Hello Parents!
Mr. P's Class
Lesson Eight
Key Question
USI.23 Analyze the rising levels of
political participation and the
expansion of suffrage in antebellum
America. (C, H)
USI.31 Describe the formation of the
abolitionist movement, the roles of
various abolitionists, and the
response of southerners and
northerners to abolitionism. (H)
A.        Frederick Douglass
B.        William Lloyd Garrison
C.        Sojourner Truth
D.        Harriet Tubman
E.        Theodore Weld
USI.29 Describe the rapid growth of
slavery in the South after 1800 and
analyze slave life and resistance on
plantations and farms across the
South, as well as the impact of the
cotton gin on the economics of
slavery and Southern agriculture. (H)
C.        the 13th, 14th, and 15th
D.        the opposition of Southern
whites to Reconstruction
E.        the accomplishments and
failures of Radical Reconstruction
F.        the presidential election of
1876 and the end of Reconstruction
G.        the rise of Jim Crow laws