8th Grade Course DescriptionThe eighth grade program focuses on the history of the United States beginning with a review of America before European discovery and concluding with the Civil War and reconstruction. A review of units on discovery, exploration, colonization, revolution, and independence is followed by a more detailed explanation of the founding of our nation, principles of the United States Constitution, western expansion, social reform movements, and the Civil War and Reconstruction. Skills for thinking, inquiry, and participation in a democratic society are included.Throughout the eighth grade program, students are challenged to expand their learning skills with enrichment materials and research activities. Appropriate activities are selected that will enable each student to have a successful school experience.
Last Modified on August 29, 2016