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US History 8th Grade

Brian McGaugh
Social Studies
2017-2018 School Year


Course Description

The 8th Grade U.S. History course provides an overview of the United States from how the American Spirit Was Born- and Why It Flourished even from the early years to the Reconstruction era. Particular emphasis is placed on the people, events, and ideas that shaped the early years of America’s history.
We will discuss a variety of social studies themes including the following: American Geography, Early American Civilizations, the 13 Colonies, American Revolution, Constitution, the Early Republic, Jacksonian Democracy, Westward Expansion, Civil War, and Reconstruction.