Course DescriptionThis year 8th grade students will continue their study of American History beginning with Reconstruction. Our curriculum will take us through the rest of the 19th century then through the entire 20th century and up to the modern era.UnitsUnit 1: Reconstruction and Civil RightsUnit 2: Industrialization and ImmigrationUnit 3: The United States Looks OverseasUnit 4: 1920s and Great DepressionUnit 5: World War IIUnit 6: The Cold WarUnit 7: Entering a New MillenniumAssessmentAt the end of each unit students will take a unit test that is modeled on the new New York State Regents Exam.
As we look to continue implementation of the Common Core standards students will be encouraged to develop strong written communication skills in all subject areas. Throughout the course of the year students will complete several Enduring Issue essays. These essays require students to analyze documents, plan, and write a well developed essay. There is a specific graphic organizer and grading rubric that will used for these essays.