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Welcome to Social Studies

Grading Percentages are the same for all students:

30% total average for all Classwork and Homework combined

70% total average for all Tests, Quizzes, and Projects assigned


In 8th Grade Social Studies we will be studying the following THEMES throughout the four quarters of the year:

1st Quarter: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES

The Big Ideas: What enduring principles have made America FREE and PROGRESSIVE? What responsibilities do I have as a citizen of the USA and the world? What are 2018 concerns/solutions for our nation?

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 create a presentation from the Cold War era decades; then, we will study Terrorism today, and ideas for the future.