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Coach Warren

8th Grade

U.S. History

Room 3

804 E. Pine
Edgewood, TX 75117
903-896-4332, Option 5 jwarren@edgewood-isd.net

Course Description

        In Grade 8, students study the history of the United States from the early colonial period through Reconstruction. The content in Grade 8 builds upon that from Grade 5 but provides more depth and breadth. Historical content focuses on the political, economic, religious, and social events and issues related to the colonial and revolutionary eras, the creation and ratification of the U.S. Constitution, challenges of the early republic, the Age of Jackson, westward expansion, sectionalism, Civil War, and Reconstruction. Students describe the physical characteristics of the United States and their impact on population distribution and settlement patterns in the past and present. Students analyze the various economic factors that influenced the development of colonial America and the early years of the Republic and identify the origins of the free enterprise system. Students examine the American beliefs and principles, including limited government, checks and balances, federalism, separation of powers, and individual rights, reflected in the U.S. Constitution and other historical documents. Students evaluate the impact of Supreme Court cases and major reform movements of the 19th century and examine the rights and responsibilities of citizens of the United States as well as the importance of effective leadership in a constitutional democratic republic. Students evaluate the impact of scientific discoveries and technological innovations on the development of the United States. Students use critical-thinking skills, including the identification of bias in written, oral, and visual material.

Grading

 Daily Work - 60%

Tests/Projects - 40%

Materials

Black or Blue Pens

Notebook

Folder with Brads

Class Rules

1. Follow the Edgewood ISD student handbook.

2. Respect others and respect things.

3. Be on time and prepared for class.

4. No food or drink in class, but water is allowed.

5. Cell phones will be turned in upon entering class.

Schedule

1st Period -   8:00-8:45        Conference

2nd Period - 8:50-9:35        U.S. History

3rd Period -  9:39-10:24      U.S. History

4th Period -  10:28-11:13    U.S. History

5th Period -  11:17-12:02    HS Athletics

Lunch -          12:02-12:32                        

6th Period -  12:36-1:21      U.S. History

Tutorial -        1:24-1:54                            

7th Period -   2:01-2:46       U.S. History

8th Period -   2:50-3:35       MS Athletics

Last Update: 8/14/19

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