Grade 8

8th Grade Social Studies

The year before high school is always jam-packed with exams and preparing for one of the biggest transitions of our students' education. Establishing writing and analytical skills will be critical. With this year, the students will look at the conclusion of the Civil War and the aftermath this conflict had in the United States. We will take an in-depth look at the changing American society with the Industrial Revolution, effects on urban populations, immigration, and progressive movement.

Beginning at the turn of the 20th century, we will connect the American ideas of imperialism and expansionism, along with the First World War and the Roaring 1920’s. An emphasis will be made on the impact of the Great Depression/ New Deal programs and World War II, on life in the states and aboard. Lastly, together we will explore the Civil Rights Movement, the wars in Korea and Vietnam, the conclusion of the tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union, and the turn of the millennium.

8th Grade Assignments:

-Please read textbook pages 746-750, define the key terms and answer questions #1a-b, 2a-b, and 3, due on Thursday, March 22, 2018. 

-Please read textbook pages 752-755, define the key terms and answer questions #1a-b, 2a-b, and 3 due on Monday, March 26, 2018. 

-Roaring 1920's Examination on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. This will exam will have 18 multiple choice questions and a short response question. STUDY!

-Read textbook pages 770-775, due on Tuesday, April 10, 2018.

-Read textbook pages 776-781, due on Wednesday, April 11, 2018.

-Listen to the song "Brother, can you spare a dime?" After you have listened to this song from the Great Depression, please answer the following questions in a paragraph: What is the mood of the song? Does the song sound mostly happy, sad, angry, frustrated, or some other emotion? Why is the person asking if we can “spare a dime"? This assignment will be due on Thursday, April 12, 2018.

-The New Deal presentation will be due on Monday, April 23, 2018.

-Read textbook pages 782-787, due on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.

-Read textbook pages 790-793, define key terms and answer questions #3, due on Friday, April 27, 2018.