Grade 8

Teaching and Learning Resources


DRC Resource Kit, Big Ideas 1, 2, 3, 4: Gr.8 S.S.- 7th Century to 1750

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Grade 8:  Conflict and Contact

This plan outlines a series of curricular competencies:  How does contact and conflict change people’s lives? (7th C to 1750).  Human and environmental factors shape changes in population and living standards  Exploration, expansion, and colonization had varying consequences for different groups.  Changing ideas about the world created tension between people wanting to adopt new ideas and those wanting to preserve established traditions.

Conflict and Contact Outline

Self Reflection Handout

Assessment Options and Guidelines and Topic Options

Background and Informational Powerpoint


Innovation from 7th Century to 1750


Grade 8 Social Studies Innovation Guide/Lesson Plan

Top 10 Innovations from the era



Grade 8 Renaissance Unit RubricGrade 8 Renaissance Rubric

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