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: Advanced U.S. History
3rd Period: Planning Period 8th Grade U.S. History
4th Period: Advanced U.S. History
5th Period: Privilege/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 firstname.lastname@example.org.