8th Grade U.S. History
In U.S. History, we deal mainly with the time period of early explorations (1400 AD) to after WWII (1960’s). We discuss the principles that our country is founded on and the important characters in history that helped create it. We use inquiry in history to understand all the events and causes and to identify all the aspects of the history from everyone involved. We use hands on learning opportunities to experience history on a hands-on level. We study the diverse peoples that make up our history, from the indigenous first Americans, to the migrations of war-torn refugees after World War II. The ability of our students to take a 360 degree look at history and to be aware of how the past has and will continue to influence the present is of utmost importance.