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Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year!!

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Current Unit of Study: eLearning on Schoology

Please begin Day 1 in the eLearning folder on Schoology Wednesday, March 18th, 2020. My office hours for assistance are 10:30 -1200 and 3:00 - 4:30. If you need anything, reach out on Remind, or email (spencer.tyner@darlington.k12.sc.us).

We are currently Working on Unit 9, WWI through WWII

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The focus for social studies in grade eight is the history of South Carolina and the role that the state and its people have played in the development of the United States as a nation. Students learn about the state’s development during colonial times; the growth of the American ideal, which led to the break with England; and the rising controversy about slavery, which led to the Civil War. The continued study of South Carolina from Reconstruction to the present, including the struggle for social and economic justice waged by the people of South Carolina, further allows students to see the progress that the state has made and also to visualize the future challenges yet to be met and overcome.

Mr. Tyner’s 2019-2020 Schedule

8th Grade SC History

Advisee/Advisor 8:00-8:12

1st Period 8:15-9:09

2nd Period 9:13-10:07

Planning 10:11-11:05

4th Period 11:09-12:03

5th Period 12:07-1:01

Lunch 1:05-1:59

7th Period 2:03-2:57

Advisee/Advisor 3:00-3:15

SC History Standards

Settlement and Development

Standard 1: Demonstrate an understanding of the development of South Carolina during the settlement and colonization of North America in the period of 1500– 1756.

Revolution and Identity

Standard 2: Demonstrate an understanding of how South Carolinians and Americans created a revolutionary form of government during the period of 1757– 1815.

Compromises and Conflict

Standard 3: Demonstrate an understanding of conflict and compromise in South Carolina, the Southern region, and the United States as a result of sectionalism between the period 1816–1865.

At a Crossroads

Standard 4: Demonstrate an understanding of South Carolina’s role in and response to the dynamic economic, political, and social developments in the United States and around the world during the period 1862–1929.


Standard 5: Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of world events on South Carolina and the United States from 1929 to present.

Grade 8 Deconstructed Skills

CO: Comparison- Utilize multiple characteristics of historical developments to create a comparative analysis.

To demonstrate their ability to use the skill of comparison, students should:

● explain characteristics (i.e. who, what, where, why, when, and how) of historical developments.

● categorize similarities and differences among historical developments.

CE: Causation- Identify and compare significant turning points, including the related causes and effects that affect historical continuity and change.

To demonstrate their ability to use the skill of causation, students should:

● identify significant events that led to change or maintain continuity.

● evaluate the causes of turning points and how they lead to change or continuity.

● evaluate the effects of turning points and how they lead to change or continuity.

● compare the importance of turning points related to causality.

P: Periodization- Utilize significant turning points to justify the historical narrative of a time period.

To demonstrate their ability to think in terms of periodization, students should:

● utilize turning points to identify historical periods according to historical themes.

● explain how significant events and related developments lead to changes in historical periods.

● justify the categorization of historical periods through the use of turning points and related developments.

CX: Context- Explain how historical themes are used to determine context when analyzing significant events.

To demonstrate their ability to use context, students should:

● identify and describe a historical theme.

● distinguish historical events based on time and place.

● analyze how historical developments affect the world in both historic and contemporary contexts.

● explain how one event can be contextualized within more than one theme.

● assess the impact of historical patterns on the conditions surrounding an event.

CC: Continuities and Changes- Analyze significant turning points and theme-based patterns of continuities and changes within a period of time.

To demonstrate their ability to understand continuities and changes, students should:

● define theme-based continuity and change.

● cite evidence of theme-based continuities and changes within a period of time.

● determine the significance of turning points in the context of theme-based patterns.

E: Evidence- Identify, interpret, and utilize different forms of evidence, including primary and secondary sources, used in an inquiry based study of history.

To demonstrate their ability to use evidence in the study of history, students should:

● compare various types of sources to be used in a historical study.

● engage in historical thinking skills to collect evidence from various sources that identifies bias, context, tone, purpose, and periodization.

● evaluate secondary sources for accuracy and validity.

● examine multiple points of view to construct a historical argument.

● corroborate multiple sources.

SC History Units of Study

Unit 1: Exploration and Colonization

Unit 2: Economic Growth

Unit 3: American Revolution

Unit 4: New State and National Government

Unit 5: A Nation Divided

Unit 6: Civil War

Unit 7: Reconstruction

Unit 8: Farming and Industry- The Birth of New South

Unit 9: WWI, Great Depression, New Deal, WWII

Unit 10: Cold War, Civil Rights