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Welcome 
to my 8th Grade Social Studies page!  
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In Social Studies we will be studying the following THEMES throughout the four quarters of the year:

1st Quarter:  GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES 
Students will learn about the US Constitution and ways in which Americans address conflict within our nation and around the globe.  Students will demonstrate the ability to participate in the democratic system.  They will also have to pass the Constitution Test during late October. (TBA)

2nd Quarter:  US HISTORY    
Students will study the history of the USA from just after the Civil War, starting with the Reconstruction Era.  


3rd Quarter:  HOW WE BECAME A WORLD POWER
Students will examine historical and modern cities and the infrastructure of the US.  Students will also take a look at historical wars involving America, and the 
modernization of our country that started before the first world war and continued through World War II.

4th Quarter:  The Modern Era/DC Trip
Students will study the post-modern era, including the growth of suburbs, modern culture, the Baby Boom
generation, the 1950s-60s, and select portions of current topics including the world today. Students will prepare for the trip to Washington DC.