Grade 8 U.S. History

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“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” Maya Angelou

Unit: V “A Changing Nation” (1821-1860) Ch. 12-14: pp. 390-475

Reading Study Guide: pp.85-104

Test Practice and Review Workbook: pp. 99-118

ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS:

Ch. 12 “The Age of Jackson” (1824-1840) pp. 392-415 What impact did Andrew Jackson’s presidency have on the nation?

Ch. 13 “Manifest Destiny” (1821-1853) pp. 416-447 How did westward expansion transform the nation?

Ch. 14 “A New Spirit of Change” (1830-1860) pp. 448-475 How did immigration and social reform change the nation in the mid-1800s?

“Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts.”—Edward R. Murrow

CA-SS 8.5 Students analyze U.S. foreign policy in the early Republic.

CA-SS 8.6 Students analyze the divergent paths of the American people from 1800 to the mid-1800s and the challenges they faced, with emphasis on the Northeast.

CA-SS 8.7 Students analyze the divergent paths of the American people in the South from 1800 to the mid-1800s and the challenges they faced.

CA-SS 8.8 Students analyze the divergent paths of the American people in the West from 1800 to the mid-1800s and the challenges they faced.

CA-SS 8.9 Students analyze the early and steady attempts to abolish slavery and to realize the ideals of the Declaration of Independence.


Welcome, Class of 2019! This is where you will look for all things needed for your US history class.

Link to Google Classroom It is also in the Notes Folders & Favorite Links tab above.

Google Classroom Joining Codes:

U.S. History 8: f5064e

Computers 8: i1nkagm

Academic Decathlon: tgl0ox

REMEMBER: Major unit homework: Semi-flipped classroom assignment- at home, do the reading and note taking for each unit and any long-range assignments. Figure a minimum of one reading section a night. Check out the new videos in the Teaching Videos folder on the Notes Folders & Favorite Links page. Remember to check Google Classroom nightly, too.

LATE WORK POLICY: Late work will only be accepted for partial credit if no more than one day late. An absence due to illness will earn one day’s grace per day absent; a planned absence for other reasons will not be an excuse for late work. However, long range assignments will not be accepted late. Testing that has been announced in advance of an absence will be made up the day you return to school. Consideration and some flexibility may be granted for unusual circumstances.

LONG TERM ASSIGNMENT DUE DATES: Maker of American History (MoAH) Research Paper & One-Minute Speech- Monday, March 18.

NEXT TESTING: Self-testing: Reading Checks for Ch. 12- Wed., March 20 & Ch. 13 – Wed., March 27.

Week of March 18-22, 2019

....Monday: Maker of American History (MoAH) Research Paper & One-Minute Speech- DUE!

....Tuesday: Continue MoAH one-minute speeches

....Wednesday: Ch. 12 reading check and finish MoAH speeches. Read Ch. 13 by next Wed., March 27

....Thursday: “Andrew Jackson, Hero or Villain” one-pager

....Friday: Begin History Channel’s Mexican American War video and take notes. Participation rubric.

"Love history; use history; make history." God bless you all!