United States History 8th grade


Students in grade eight study the ideas, issues, and events from the framing of the Constitution up to World War I, with an emphasis on America’s role in the war. After reviewing the development of America’s democratic institutions founded on the Judeo-Christian heritage and English parliamentary traditions, particularly the shaping of the Constitution, students trace the development of American politics, society, culture, and economy and relate them to the emergence of major regional differences. They learn about the challenges facing the new nation, with an emphasis on the causes, course, and consequences of the Civil War. They make connections between the rise of industrialization and contemporary social and economic conditions.

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I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

•Martin Luther King

“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

•Benjamin Franklin

Chapter Pictures

Chapter 1


Chapter 2


Chapter 3

American Revolution


  1. 1. US Syllabus.pdf

  1. 2.http://my.hrw.com/tabnav/controller.jsp?isbn=0030418577

  1. 3.parent letter.pdf

  1. 4.Social Studies Skills Set

  1. 5.California Social Science Standards with Narrative

6.  Social Science Standards

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United States History & Geography: Growth and Conflict