Kimberly Carroll
    Grade 8
    American History

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    Curriculum:  The eighth grade social studies curriculum is a chronological survey of American history from pre-Revolutionary War through Reconstruction. Major topics include:

    • Road to Revolution and Revolutionary War
    • Declaration of Independence
    • Constitution/Bill of Rights
    • First Presidents -- Washington, Adams, Jefferson
    • War of 1812
    • First Industrial Revolution
    • King Cotton & Slavery
    • Westward Expansion
    • Causes of Civil War and Civil War

    The key skills that will be emphasized throughout the year are:

    • Reading non-fiction, including primary sources from the 18th and 19th century
    • Analyzing maps
    • Analyzing political cartoons
    • Communicating - writing TDAs and presenting effectively