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: III “Creating a New Nation” (1763-1791) Ch. 6-8: pp. 152-259

Reading Study Guide: pp.37-58

Test Practice and Review Workbook: pp. 51-72


Ch. 6 “The Road to Revolution” (1763-1776) pp. 154-191 What drove the colonists to declare independence from Great Britain?

Ch. 7 “The American Revolution” (1775-1783) pp. 192-231 How was it possible that American Patriots gained their independence from the powerful British Empire?

Ch. 8 “Confederation to Constitution” (1776-1791) pp. 232-259 How did Americans create a national government that respected both the independence of states and the rights of individuals?

“Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”—Patrick Henry, 1775

CA-SS 8.1 Students understand the major events preceding the founding of the nation and relate their significance to the development of American constitutional democracy. CA-SS 8.2 Students analyze the political principles underlying the U.S. Constitution and compare the enumerated and implied powers of the federal government.

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.


NEXT TESTING: Unit III (Ch. 6-8) Wednesday, November 28.

Week of November 26-30, 2018

....Monday: Test Practice & Review workbook pp. 51-72. A Unit III Quizizz is still online for retrieval practice and test prep (Link is in History Google Classroom.).

....Tuesday: Check TP&R workbook pages and final review day

....Wednesday: Unit III (Ch.6-8) TEST. Be sure to do the Google Self-Evaluation Form tonight.

....Thursday: Constitutional Convention group activity

....Friday: Finish and share Constitutional Convention group activity

Thanksgiving Break: November 19-23

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