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 on the United States. We will take an in-depth look into 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.