Prepare your child for the path, not the path for your child.

Before you assume - learn the facts.

Before you judge - understand why

Before you hurt someone - feel

Before you Speak Out - Think

Contact Information:

Bonnie Jakob

Email:  bonnie.jakob@comalisd.org

Phone:  830.885.1227

Conference:     9:50 - 10:30 am

Tutoring:   Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday  7:45 - 8:10am

8th Grade United States History!


We will be studying the history of the United States from 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Historical content focuses on the political, economic, religious, and social events and issues related to the colonial and revolutionary eras, the creation and ratification of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 will describe the physical characteristics of the United States and their impact on population distribution and settlement patterns in the past and present. They will 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  will examine the American beliefs and principles, including limited government, checks and balances, federalism, separation of powers, and individual rights, reflected in the U.S. Constitution and other historical documents. They will evaluate the impact of Supreme Court cases and major reform movements of the 19th century and examine the rights and responsibilities of citizens of the United States as well as the importance of effective leadership in a constitutional republic. Students will evaluate the impact of scientific discoveries and technological innovations on the development of the United States. They will also use critical-thinking skills, including the identification of bias in written, oral, and visual material.

I am very excited about teaching 8th grade U.S. History and I am so glad you are in my class!