8th Grade Social Studies is a conceptual look at the history of the United States of America. The class begins by picking up where Mr. Martz finished in seventh grade - after the American Revolution - what do we do next?
We create a government - a democracy - like no other ever created.
Specific Areas of Study:
·Formation of our Democracy
Constitution – Bill of Rights
·Expanding Boundaries - Louisiana Purchase - Lewis and Clark - Southwest
·Road to Civil War - Sectional Divisions – North vs South
·Nation Divided - Reasons why our country split - The Agony of War
·Reconstruction - Rebuilding the country
·The Wild West – Myth vs. Reality
·Gilded Age – Industry - Robber Barons – Immigration
·Imperialism: Becoming a World Power
- Teacher: Long Todd
Integrated Geography is an exciting course that reveals the geography, history, culture and economics of our community, our state, our continent, and the world.
- Teacher: Mankin Emily
This is a general science course developed to explore energy's impact on all forms of science. We will continue to build our scientific knowledge of physical science thru the realm of the atmosphere into life science.
Structure of Matter
Changes in Matter
Forces and Motion
Energy in the Atmosphere
Structure of Life
Function of Life
Energy in the Ecosystem
Changes in Populations
- Teacher: Pearson Joe