Lesson: Jacksonian Democracy
Andrew Jackson Lesson!
This lesson includes two options. A straightforward activity is the Andrew Jackson Stations Activity. In this activity, students travel to various stations that highlight a certain event of Jackson's presidency. It a great alternative to give students background rather than reading the night before. The movement of the activity also helps to keep the attention of many students overall!
The second option is to cover the same topics but in a JigSaw activity. This activity is more complex and the questions tap into more critical thinking skills. It is great for a class that is showing advanced critical thinking skills or that really likes to discuss topics from different perspectives.
Place students into groups after you have set up six stations. They stations are the following
Station 1- The Corrupt Bargain
Station 2- Jackson Finally Becomes President
Station 3- The Spoils System
Station 4- The Tariff of 1828
Station 5- The Bank War
Station 6- Indian Removal
Students should each recieve a copy of the student hand Jackson Stations Notes. This will provide some guided questions are they look at images, charts, and maps at the various stations.
On Day 2 students may finish up the additional stations (or you could have assigned for HW) and you will go through the Andrew JAckson PPT and while doing so go over the notes. Basically the activity forms the foundation and when you are lecturing it is very beneficial that the students already have the foundation.
|Jackson Jig Docs 2011 pink copy.pdf||
|Jackson Jig Jigsaw Day Two||
|Jackson Station Notes.pdf Classwork||
|Jackson 5.pdf Activity||
|Jackson 4.pdf Activity||
|Jackson 3.pdf Activity||
|Jackson S2.pdf Activity||
|Jackson S1.pdf Activity||
|Jackson 6.pdf Activity||