Welcome to 8th Grade U.S. History! I hope you are ready for an adventure! We are going to explore facinating events in history spanning from the colonization of the Americas through the reconstruction of the United States. You will learn why we are no longer part of England, how we became a world power, and how the U.S. Constitution works for you. We will analyze key time periods including the Revolutionary, Civil War, and Reconstruction eras. You will have the opportunity to engage in interactive projects, use technology, and create various products from your learning experiences. I hope you are as excited as I am to embark on this journey. It's going to be a great year!