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
It is 1832.  
You hear rumors that your master is going to
sell your eleven year-old son to a cotton
plantation in Alabama.
Knowing that if your family tries to escape, and
is caught, the penalty could be death for all of
you.  If you stay, you may never see your son
again.  What would you do?
Britain, Abolitionist, Cotton Jin (Gin), Amistad, Revolted,
Mendi Mission, Richmond, Charleston, Southhampton
County, Slave Codes, The Liberator, Pro-Slavery,
Anti-Slavery, Benign, "Our Peculiar Institution", Flee,
Underground Railroad, Free-State, Fugitive Slave Law, Civil
War, Massachusetts 54th Regiment, Emancipation
Proclamation, Draft Riots, Reconstruction, 13th
Amendment, Sharecroppers, Civil Rights, Carpetbaggers,
Jim Crow Laws, Black Codes, Agriculture, Literacy Tests,
Poll Taxes, Grandfather Clauses, Ku Klux Klan, Racial
Society, Advocate.
Click HERE for map links.
Eli Whitney, Cinque, John Quincy Adams, Gabriel Prosser,
Denmark Vesey, Nat Turner, William Lloyd Garrison,
Beecher Stowe, Col. Robert Shaw, Abraham Lincoln,
Hiram Revels, Blanche Kelso Bruce, Josiah Thomas Walls,
J.F. Long, James T. Rapier, Robert DeLarge, Joseph
Rainey, Peter Salem, Prince Whipple, Olaudah Equiano,
Phyllis Wheatley, Crispus Attucks, Prince Hall, George
Middleton, Venture Smith, Paul Cuffe, Newport Gardner,
York, George Bonga, James Beckwourth, Jupiter
Hammon, George Moses Horton, Frances Harper, Rev.
Daniel A. Payne, Harriet Wilson, Jan Earnst Matzeliger,
Sojourner Truth, Benjamin Banneker, Thomas Jefferson.
1619, 1629, 1780, 1783, 1783, 1793, 1819, 1839, 1841,
1850, 1847, 1850, 1861, 1863, 1865, 1877?
"Early African-American History (1620-1877)"
Hello Parents!
Mr. P's Class
Lesson Seven
Key Question
USI.23 Analyze the rising levels of
political participation and the
expansion of suffrage in antebellum
various abolitionists, and the
response of southerners and 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.
USI.38 Analyze Abraham Lincoln’s
presidency, the Emancipation
Proclamation (1863), his views on
slavery, and the political obstacles he
B.        the impeachment of President
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