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U.S History/Civics 8th grade  

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For U.S. History: text @ede7be to the number 81010

For Civics: text @8gradeci to the number 81010

Units of Study

  •  Exploration of the Americas
  •  Colonization of the Americas
  •  American Revolution
  •  Early Government 
  •  Expansion West
  •  Conflict (American Civil War)

Suggested Materials Supplied by Student

  • 1 inch 3 Ring Notebook/Binder with pockets
  • Colored Pencils (Optional)
  • Loose Leaf Paper
  • # 2 Pencils or Pens
  • Pencil pouch (Optional)

Projects and Products (May include, but not limited to the following)

  • Writing Assignments  (Extended Response)
  • Individual/Group Projects
  • Oral Presentations
  • Debates
  • Role-Playing

Classroom Expectations

  • Come to class with appropriate materials.
  • Do homework and turn in on time.
  • Be responsible for finding out about and making up missed work after any absence from class.
  • Keep a neat and updated notebook/journal (3 ring binder).
  • Work cooperatively/respectfully in assigned groups.


  • Homework Assignments
  • Projects
  • Quizzes
  • Extended Response Questions
  • Tests 

Student Texts Book

United States History Beginnings to 1877

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