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American History Syllabus

8th grade

by Terri Boyce


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8th grade American History is a course where the students learn about our country's history from it's beginning up to Reconstruction after the Civil War.  This year is the first time that the students will be STAAR tested over social studies.  The STAAR social studies date for 2016 is on May 12.


During the course of the year you can expect your student to learn about the following topics:

  1. Colonial America-Life in a New Land
  2. American Independence
  3. The Constitution
  4. The Presidents
  5. Westward Expansion
  6. Technological Innovations
  7. Industrialization and Reforms
  8. Sectionalism
  9. Civil War
  10. Reconstruction