Access M/J United States History   (#7821025)

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General Course Information and Notes

General Notes

Access Courses: Access courses are intended only for students with a significant cognitive disability. Access courses are designed to provide students with access to the general curriculum. Access points reflect increasing levels of complexity and depth of knowledge aligned with grade-level expectations. The access points included in access courses are intentionally designed to foster high expectations for students with significant cognitive disabilities.

Access points in the subject areas of science, social studies, art, dance, physical education, theatre, and health provide tiered access to the general curriculum through three levels of access points (Participatory, Supported, and Independent). Access points in English language arts and mathematics do not contain these tiers, but contain Essential Understandings (or EUs). EUs consist of skills at varying levels of complexity and are a resource when planning for instruction.

English Language Development ELD Standards Special Notes Section:

Teachers are required to provide listening, speaking, reading and writing instruction that allows English language learners (ELL) to communicate information, ideas and concepts for academic success in the content area of Social Studies.  For the given level of English language proficiency and with visual, graphic, or interactive support, students will interact with grade level words, expressions, sentences and discourse to process or produce language necessary for academic success. The ELD standard should specify a relevant content area concept or topic of study chosen by curriculum developers and teachers which maximizes an ELL’s need for communication and social skills. To access an ELL supporting document which delineates performance definitions and descriptors, please click on the following link: https://cpalmsmediaprod.blob.core.windows.net/uploads/docs/standards/eld/ss.pdf.

General Information

Course Number: 7821025
Course Path:
Abbreviated Title: ACCESS M/J US HIST
Course Length: Year (Y)
Course Attributes:
  • Class Size Core Required
Course Status: Course Approved
Grade Level(s): 6,7,8

Educator Certifications

One of these educator certification options is required to teach this course.

Student Resources

Vetted resources students can use to learn the concepts and skills in this course.

Original Student Tutorials

The Reconstruction Amendments:

Learn more about Reconstruction and the amendments to the U.S. Constitution passed during the Reconstruction era with this interactive tutorial. 

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Abolition and Women's Suffrage: Sojourner Truth's Story:

Learn more about the abolition movement, the women's suffrage movement, and the role Sojourner Truth played with this interactive tutorial. 

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Abolition and Women's Suffrage: Lucretia Mott's Story:

Learn more about the abolition movement, the women's suffrage movement, and Lucretia Mott's civic participation in this interactive student tutorial. 

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Civic and Political Participation of the Founders: George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison:

Learn about the civic and political participation of some of the Founders, including George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison, with this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

The Ratification of the U.S. Constitution:

Learn the historical arguments for and against the ratification of the U.S. Constitution with this interactive civics tutorial. 

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Women's Suffrage: Elizabeth Cady Stanton's Story:

Learn about the history of the women's suffrage movement and the important role that Elizabeth Cady Stanton played in the women's suffrage movement in this interactive tutorial. 

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Women in the Revolutionary War:

Learn how women displayed civic and political participation during Colonial times and in the Revolutionary War with this interactive tutorial. 

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Women's Suffrage: Susan B. Anthony's Story:

Learn about the Women's Suffrage Movement and Susan B. Anthony's life and role in the movement to grant all women the right to vote, in this interactive tutorial. 

Type: Original Student Tutorial

The Lewis and Clark Expedition:

Learn about the Lewis and Clark Expedition, including why they explored, who was involved, and how it shaped America. In this interactive tutorial, you'll also learn about examples of civic virtue on the expedition. 

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Colonial Leaders:

Learn how important Colonial leaders demonstrated civic and political participation during the Revolutionary War and Colonial America with this interactive tutorial. 

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Comparing Florida's Constitutions:

Learn about the 1838 Florida Constitution and the 1868 Florida Constitution with this interactive tutorial. 

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Meet the Patriots and Loyalists:

In this interactive tutorial, you'll learn about the Patriots' and Loyalists' views on government authority and tyranny. 

Type: Original Student Tutorial

The Great Debate: Federalists vs. Anti-Federalists:

In this interactive tutorial, you'll compare the viewpoints of the two groups on opposite sides of the great debate over ratifying the U.S. Constitution: Federalists and Anti-Federalists.  

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Changing the Driving Age?:

Learn to analyze and evaluate arguments for their soundness and relevancy. In this interactive tutorial, you'll read several short passages about raising the legal driving age. You'll practice examining the evidence presented to determine whether it's sound and relevant to the argument at hand.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Where Have All the Scrub-Jays Gone?:

Investigate the limiting factors of a Florida ecosystem and describe how these limiting factors affect one native population-the Florida Scrub-Jay-with this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Yes or No to GMO?:

Learn what genetic engineering is and some of the applications of this technology. In this interactive tutorial, you’ll gain an understanding of some of the benefits and potential drawbacks of genetic engineering. Ultimately, you’ll be able to think critically about genetic engineering and write an argument describing your own perspective on its impacts.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Britain vs. America: What Led to the Declaration of Independence:

Learn why Great Britain and her 13 American colonies split between 1763 and 1776 with this interactive tutorial. At the end of this time span, Britain and America were at war, and the Declaration of Independence had announced the United States of America as a brand new nation, no longer colonies of Britain.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Analyzing the Declaration of Independence :

In this interactive tutorial, you'll learn how to analyze the ideas, grievances (complaints), and language found in the Declaration of Independence, one of the most important documents in the history of the United States.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Understanding the Preamble :

Analyze the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution -- line by line, word by word -- in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

From Confederation to Constitution:

Learn about the Articles of Confederation, our nation’s first written constitution, in this interactive tutorial.  You'll identify its major weaknesses and their consequences and explain the reasons why America's Founders replaced the Articles of Confederation with the government we still use today, the U.S. Constitution.  

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Lesson Plan

Political Participation in the Colonies:

In this lesson, students will read about the aftermath of the French and Indian War, acts passed by Great Britain, and the Boston Massacre. Students will answer questions as they read the passage and analyze the cause and effect of British policies and colonist reactions leading up to the Revolutionary War. 

Type: Lesson Plan

Tutorial

Abraham Lincoln's Crossroads:

In this tutorial, you will play an interactive and educational game that invites you to learn about Abraham Lincoln's leadership and decisions during the Civil War era. As you explore and learn about the political choices he made, you'll get a chance to make the same decisions as Lincoln did and compare your choices to his. Can you think like Lincoln? Good luck!

Type: Tutorial

Video/Audio/Animations

Yorktown: Now or Never:

View a 10-part video on the Battle of Yorktown, the culminating battle of the Revolutionary War. With French aid, George Washington led American troops to a victory that ensured American independence.

In addition to the video, you will find primary source documents and a graphic organizer to help you analyze the Battle of Yorktown in greater detail.

Type: Video/Audio/Animation

A More Perfect Union: George Washington and the Making of the Constitution:

This 3-part video from Mount Vernon details the struggles that led delegates from the 13 colonies to hold a Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787. At this convention, under the leadership of George Washington, the delegates rejected the Articles of Confederation in favor of a new, stronger federal government. After the Constitution's ratification, Washington become the new nation's first president.

Type: Video/Audio/Animation

Parent Resources

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