U.S. History

Mr. Dustin Baker


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.

First Quarter

Why study history?

Exploring Social Studies

Exploring the Americas

Colonial America

Life in the American Colonies

Second Quarter

Spririt of Independence

American Revolution

More Perfect Union

The Constitution

Third Quarter

Federalist Era

Jeffersonian Era

Growth and Expansion

Jacksonian Era

Manifest Destiny

Seminoles and Settlers, Struggle for Florida Statehood

Fourth Quarter

North and South

Spirit of Reform

Toward the Civil War

Civil War




Computer Usage Contract

Standards Based Grading

Remind Text

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

To sign-up: Text @43ah2k4 to 81010

Site update log:

  • Updated 12/02: Independence topics and Mastery Grid, Banner change, footer update
  • Updated 11/22: Banner change
  • Updated 10/11: Added weeks 9 and 10 to Quarter 1
  • Updated 10/03: Added weeks 7 and 8 to Quarter 1
  • Updated 9/16: Week 6 activities, trip registration link
  • Updated 9/9: Week 5 activities, edited week 4 to reflect no class days, added week 6 outline
  • Updated 8/29: Trip Meeting info added
  • Updated 8/23: Added outline for Weeks 3 and 4
  • Updated 8/22: Added trip information to main page
  • Updated 8/21: Edited Week 2 activities with Thursday and Friday
  • Updated 8/20: Updated Week 2 activities and Week 2 resources
  • Updated 8/15: Updated Q1 Week 1 with Thursday's class resources and assignment; Added topics for Week 2
  • Updated 8/14: Edited SBG Page and conversion table to add 50 and 25 point assignments; Edited Quarter One page to add Week 2; Added information about Remind Text to main page