• Welcome to 8th Grade U.S. History!

    I am so excited to have you here at McMillan Junior High!

    In our class, we'll be exploring the background of our country from its beginnings to the reconstruction era by analyzing primary and secondary sources, researching historical figures, and incorporating technology.


    Specific units we're covering: 

    Semesters 1 & 2

    Unit 1 - Colonial America- Life in the New Land 1587- 1763
    Unit 2 - American Independence – Restlessness to Rebellion 1763-1783 
    Unit 3 - Writing the Constitution – Creating a More Perfect Union 1783-1791 & Celebrate Freedom 
    Unit 4 - Early Republic – Addressing Challenges 1789-1828 

    Semesters 3 & 4

    Unit 5 - Industrialization- Innovation 1800s- 1850s
    Unit 6 - Age of Jackson – Democracy Expands 1820s-1830s 
    Unit 7 - Westward Expansion – From Sea to Shining Sea 1780s-1850s 
    Unit 8 - Reform - Innovation brings Change 1800s-1850s 
    Unit 9 - Sectionalism & Civil War – The Endangered Union 1860-1865 
    Unit 10 - Reconstruction – Rebuilding the Union 1865-1877 


    1st Period: 8th Grade Girls Athletics

    2nd Period: 6th Grade Athletics

    3rd Period:  U.S. History  Advanced U.S. History  

    4th Period: Planning Period    

    5th Period: Lunch/Advisory

    6th Period: Advanced U.S. History  

    7th Period: Advanced U.S. History  

    8th Period: 7th Grade Girls Athletics


    Please feel free to take a look at my Virtual Meet the Teacher Slideshow here. I look forward to meeting you all at our back-to-school night!

    In the future, please be sure to check Google Classroom for specific details about classroom assignments and due dates. 

    If you have any other questions or would like to schedule a meeting, please contact me at brittany.kinlaw@wylieisd.net.