This week, we'll focus on the impact of Spain's colonization of America. We'll trace the routes of the major conquistadors and spend time trying to understand the lingering impact of those explorers. Here's what our schedule looks like: The following assignments are scheduled to be due or assigned this week. Check this page regularly for updates. … Continue reading US History Week of 9.24.18: Spain in America
Now that we've looked at how the first people got to America, we're going to zero in on one specific time frame, an era where people in Europe and beyond began to travel far and wide and see what else there was to find -- and sell -- on the planet. Here's what our schedule … Continue reading US History Week of 9.17.18: The Age of Exploration
This week, we'll demonstrate our knowledge of the earliest centuries of American history. After our quiz, we'll spend some time thinking deeply about the contributions of Native Americans, and exploring what life was like in America prior to European colonization. The following assignments are scheduled to be due or assigned this week. Check this page … Continue reading US History Week of 9.10.18: America Before Colonization
This week, we will dig more into the earliest days of America. We'll look at how the first people likely arrived on the continents of North and South America, and then we'll look at the various people and groups who arrived centuries later, and how they saw themselves and the native inhabitants of America. The … Continue reading Week of 9.3.18: Early America
The goal this week was to go over some of the key procedures for class, and then begin thinking about all of the different people and groups who have claimed over the years to have discovered America. We talked about why such a thing could ever be in dispute, and about how historians are limited … Continue reading US History Week 1: Who was first?
Hello and welcome to our class page for 8th grade Social Studies. This year, we move from geography to US history, setting our focus squarely on our own country. We'll have the opportunity this year to dig deeper into subjects you already know about, and we'll also learn about plenty of new events and movements … Continue reading Welcome to 8th US History!