U.S. History

Mr. Dustin Baker

Ms. Kelley Ramsey


Welcome to 8th grade at Kanapaha Middle School. It is really exciting to take this journey along with you. I look forward to facilitating your adventure through U.S. History from pre-colonialism through Civil War Reconstruction.

Please, do not hesitate to email (or otherwise) contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns. The fastest method will be through email at bakerdr@gm.sbac.edu. All requests for communication and responses will be returned within 24 business hours, that's the goal.



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To be amended, as needed, and with notice.

Supply List

Course Supply List

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Ultimately, bring yourself, that's the most important thing.

First Quarter


American Democracy: What is Democracy? What should it be?

Diversity and Discrimination: What does equality mean?

Second Quarter


States' Rights and Federal Power: How should power be distributed among local, state, and federal governments?

Government, Business, and Federal Power: How should power be distributed among local, state and federal governments?

Third Quarter


Foreign Policy: Under circumstances should the United States intervene in world events?

Civil Liberties and Public Safety: Under what conditions, if any, should citizens' freedoms be restricted?

Fourth Quarter

Project Culmination


For specific activities, tasks, resources, please refer to the Canvas course.

Remind Text

Remind is a way for teachers, students, and parents to communicate about class. This is my second year attempting to use the platform, so please be patient. Also, gentle nudges to use it are welcome.

To sign-up: Text @ghdkace to 81010 or https://www.remind.com/join/ghdkace

Site update log:

  • Update 08/05: Revised quarter themes and updated syllabus, added supply list

  • Update 08/05: Revised Remind code for new school year