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Grade 8 Social Studies Semester – 2

 
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Grade 8 Social Studies Semester – 2

Recommended Grade Level: 8

Learning about history allows people to see how far we have come and what awaits us on our path to the future. In this course, students will explore the history of the United States and analyze the cause and effect in historical events. They will investigate history by using the tools of a historian to examine the historical, geographic, political, economic, and sociological events that influenced the development of the United States. Students will imagine what it was like to live in the past by reading the stories from the people who experienced it. This course continues from semester 1 with the engaging stories of what brought the earliest American colonists to the New World and ends with the struggles to repair the United States following the Civil War. Engaging in this study allows students to recognize the themes of history that span across centuries and leads to a greater appreciation of the development of the United States and the resulting impact on world history.

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Prerequisites:

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Segment II

 

Module 05: Movement

  • 00 Introduction to Movement
  • 01 It’s Manifest Destiny!
  • 01 It’s Manifest Destiny! Advanced
  • 02 A Native Dilemma
  • 03 Keep the Peace
  • 04 New Land!
  • 05 Train’s Leavin’!
  • 06 Friend or Foe, Mexico?
  • 07 Set Sail Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 08 Module Five Exam

Module 06: Advances

  • 00 Introduction to Advances
  • 01 Innovations
  • 01 Innovations Advanced
  • 02 Factory Workers
  • 03 Growing Cities!
  • 04 A Southern View
  • 05 Jacksonian Democracy
  • 06 War on the Bank!
  • 07 Set Sail Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 08 Module Six Exam

Module 07: Ideas

  • 00 Introduction to Ideas
  • 01 Are You Awake?
  • 02 Inside Slavery
  • 03 Join the Resistance!
  • 04 Her Rights
  • 05 The Mighty Pen
  • 05 The Mighty Pen Advanced
  • 06 Bring on the Reform!
  • 07 Set Sail Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 08 Module Seven Exam

Module 08: Conflict

  • 00 Introduction to Conflict
  • 01 A Nation Divided
  • 02 Taking Sides
  • 03 Shots Fired!
  • 03 Shots Fired! Advanced
  • 04 The Cost of Conflict
  • 05 Emancipation?
  • 06 Reconstruction
  • 07 Set Sail Discussion-Based Assessment and Review
  • 08 Segment Two Exam Part One
  • 08 Segment Two Exam Part Two
  • 09 Advanced Segment Two Exam Part One
  • 09 Advanced Segment Two Exam Part Two

 

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