Los Angeles Unified School District

Investing in LAUSD

can’t find something?
In order to become historically literate, students need regular practice in using both the language and skills of the discipline. The Stanford History Education Group's Reading Like a Historian curriculum is a research based, systematic approach that guides students and teachers through the process of becoming historically literate, all while meeting the demands required by the Common Core State Standards.
 
Please see below for the materials needed to implement Reading Like a Historian in Grade 8. Note that each lesson is preceded by a standards alignment page. The standards alignment contain two primary focus standards: one for reading and one for writing. These standards are indicated in bold. While the standards do not function in isolation, teachers should emphasize the standards bolded in each instructional component.
 
The writing emphasis for the first instructional component is expository and for the second is argument, at each grade level.
 
 
For additional information on assisting low-achieving students, high-achieving students, students with disabilities, and English learners click here
 
 Semester One  Semester Two                        
 
Great Awakening 
 
 
 
Irish Immigration
 
 
 
 
Declaration of Independence
 
 
 
 
Nat Turner
 
 
 
Federalists and Anti-Federalists
 
 
 
 
The Middle Passage
 
 
 
 

Slavery in the Constitution 
 
 
John Brown
 
 
 
 
Hamilton v. Jefferson
 
 
Abraham Lincoln SAC
 
 
 
 
Shay's Rebellion 
 
  
Emancipation Proclamation
 
 
 
 
Louisiana Purchase
 
  
Radical Reconstruction
 
 
 
 
Indian Removal
 
  
Thomas Nast's Political Cartoons
 
 
 
 
Lewis and Clark
 
Sharecropping
 
 
 
 
Manifest Destiny
 
  
Reconstruction SAC
 
 
 
 
Texas Independence  
 
 
The Battle of Little Big Horn
 
 
 
 
 
Jacob Riis and Immigrants
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pullman Strike
 
 
 
 
 
 
Albert Parsons SAC
 
 
 
 
 
 
Homestead Strike
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chinese Immigration and Exclusion
 
 
 
 
 
 
Populism and the Election of 1896
 
 
 
  
 
 
1898 North Carolina Election
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CLOSE