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Welcome to 8th Grade Social Studies with Mr. Swanson! 
Email: mswanson@jeffco.k12.co.us
VM: 303-982-8909     

Foundation of the Nation: (4-5 weeks)

Students will gain an understanding of the structure and function of government and how to use the historical process to analyze primary source documents such as the Constitution. 

Expansion, Reform, and Compromise : (10-11 weeks)

Students will gain an understanding of expansion in the U.S. during the 19th century as well as the reform movements and compromises during antebellum America.

Civil War: (10-11 weeks)

Students will learn the cause and effects of the Civil War as well as Constitutional issues surrounding the war..

Reconstruction, Industrialization, and Immigration: (10-11 weeks)

Students will gain and understanding of the cause and effects of industrialization, immigration, and urbanization after the Civil War.