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8th Grade Social Studies

What we do:

  • The origins of American government
  • The American Dream
  • Manifest Destiny, The United States Constitution, the branches of government
  • How a bill becomes a law
  • The causes of the Civil War, civil rights movements
  • United States political parties and elections
  • World political and economic systems
  • The role of the media
  • United States foreign policy
  • Democracy

How we do it:

  • Shared and independent reading
  • Class discussions
  • Multimedia presentations
  • Essay writing, note taking     
  • Writing and researching an argumentative research paper