This 8th grade U.S. History T.E.K.S. binder, and lesson planner breaks down and "unpacks" the TEKS in a manner that is easy to understand and use for American History and Social Studies classes in Texas. This resource set (194 pages) covers 8th grade U.S. History (Exploration through Reconstruction).
Descriptions of what each standard means a student will know, understand, and be able to do is included within this resource set. The “unpacking” of the standards done in this document is an effort to answer a simple question... “What does this standard mean that a student must know and be able to do?” Student achievement can be increased by ensuring you understand specifically what the new standards mean a student must know, understand and be able to do in 8th grade U.S. History classes. Essential people, terms, years, and vocabulary are included to help you make sure that you are nailing the standard and teaching it accurately. Additionally, a lesson plan page is associated with each TEKS page to help you plan out your lesson.
I personally print, hole punch, and put it into a binder (with page protectors for the TEKS pages) to use for PLCS and for planning purposes.