• 8th US History

          It is my pleasure to be teaching U.S. History to 1877 this year.  In Grade 8, students study the history of the United States from the early colonial period through Reconstruction.  Historical content focuses on the political, economic, religious, and social events and issues related to the colonial and revolutionary eras, the creation and ratification of the U.S. Constitution, challenges of the early republic, the Age of Jackson, westward expansion, sectionalism, Civil War, and Reconstruction. Students analyze the various economic factors that influenced the development of colonial America and the early years of the republic and identify the origins of the free enterprise system. Students examine the American beliefs and principles, including limited government, federalism, separation of powers, and individual rights, reflected in the U.S. Constitution and other historical documents. Students use critical-thinking skills, including the identification of bias in written, oral, and visual material.

    Class Resources
    Class Supplies
    The Following Supplies Should Be Brought to Class Every day
    Writing Pen (blue or black only)
    Red Pen
    No. 2 Pencil  
    Highlighters (set of 4 different colors) 
    Wide-ruled (only) notebook paper
    Correction pen or tape (whiteout)
    2 GB (or greater) Flash Drive
    1 Three-Ring Hardback Binder (1.5 inch width)
    5 Dividers 
    Small Pair of Headphones or Ear Buds 
    Students Are Asked To Bring A Box Of Facial Tissues to Leave In Class 

     Updated 7-28-16