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8th American History

Course Description

WELCOME TO AMERICAN HISTORY!

This U.S. History course begins at Unit 3: Chapter 9 in the year 1800 as the country begins to grow across the continent.
 
The Midterm will cover chapters 9-16.
The Final will cover chapters 16-29. 
PLEASE save all old tests and use them to prepare for the final. Study guide will come soon!
 
Please refer to the power points if you missed any class. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

AT HOME LESSONS DUE TO COVID-19

 
WORK FOR APRIL 20 - MAY 15
 
English & History Merger Book Report/Application Questions
 
 

The most important thing one can do for their education is to read, read and read. We highly encourage our students to read as much as possible. To encourage at-home education, AR has become extra credit. In the spirit of reading and learning during our at-home education, Middle School English and History have teamed up for the remaining portion of the  school year. Mrs. Harris and Mrs. Dumond have selected middle grade level books from the time frames that each grade studied in history class this year. These books were available for purchase or borrow at retailers, libraries and e-readers that were still open during the first week in April. During this time, things seem to be changing rapidly, so we would like you to use this list as more or less of a guide. You are not stuck to books on this list, but may choose something different. If you need help, please contact either of us. 


  1. Please let one of us know the book you are choosing by: April 24

  2. Complete the Book Report for English by: May 15

  3. Complete the Application Questions for History by: May 15

 
 
Please see the attachment (under links) named MSEngHist_bookreport for more information.
Application Questions can be found under links. Named Book_AppliQuestion_Hist
DUE MAY 15, 2020
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 March 15, 2020
 
Chapter 22: 1920s: The Decade of Change
*be sure to define bold terms, take notes, and answer Section Review Questions (form book or powerpoint).  Chapter 22 Powerpoint should be completed by Friday 3/20. You may either drop off materials at the school in the drive-by pick-up OR send me images of materials through Remind. 
Section 1:
  • completed in class on 3/12 & 3/13
Section 2:
  • Read pgs. 419-422
  • Define the bold terms and take notes
  • My video lecture: https://youtu.be/o26ARTipRHs
  • Answer the questions on the powerpoint
Section 3:
  • Read pgs. 422-427
  • Define the bold terms and take notes
  • My video lecture: https://youtu.be/4xGhFJjakOU 
  • Answer the questions on the powerpoint
Section 4:
  • Read pgs. 428-429
  • Define the bold terms and take notes
  • My video lecture: https://youtu.be/yiq5UIgGdDU 
  • Answer the questions on the powerpoint
ESSAY:
In a minimum of 3 paragraphs, explain the Roaring Twenties. What happened socially? How did these changes affect legislation? What new inventions and technology was used? What was the results of the decade? Is there a better name for this time period--why or why not? Did this period really epitomize change? 
 
Try to complete this by by Friday 3/20. You may either drop off materials at the school in the drive-by pick-up OR send me images of materials through Remind.
 
Extra Materials:
*Extra Credit Film: Sergeant York written responses due 3/20 (email preferred)*
 
 
WEEK of 3/23-3/27
Chapter 23: The Great Depression
 
 
powerpoint: AmerRepubCh23_powerpoint.pdf
textbook: AmerRepubCh23.pdf
 
 
Intro Video by Mrs. Harris: https://youtu.be/Y9-pXkiN4Ik 
Section 1:
Section 2:
Section 3:
Section 4:
ESSAY:

Answer one of the following questions in a minimum of 2 paragraphs and turn in. Remember to cite (give the source) for any information. You may complete additional ones for extra credit. 

  • Is the Social Security program, established during the New Deal, a benefit to the nation? Explain your answer. 

  • How did the Depression change Americans?

  • Who do you think had the right approach to the solving the Depression, Hoover or FDR? Why? Back up your theory. Also explain why you think the other sides responses would not have worked or benefitted the nation. 

 
 
Extra Materials:
*Extra Credit Option: Look up polio, and discuss what it is, how a person contracts it, what it does to a person, why do we have vaccines for it now? Typed & emailed to me. Up to 10 points where needed most.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
March 31-April 8
Chapter 24: World War II 
 
Introduction Video: https://youtu.be/t3n0BnWFhEY 
Ya'll know I can be a little long winded, so I broke up some of the power point discussion into a couple of videos. Much more of the information is in the videos than in the textbook this time. 
 
 
IF YOU NEED A TIME EXTENSION, and it's perfectly fine and understandable if you do, please just contact me and let me know! I'm flexible. 
 
This is the last "new" material we're covering this year. 
 
Section 1:
Section 2:
Section 3:
 
Section 4:
 
Essay:

Answer one of the following questions in a minimum of 3 paragraphs and turn in. Remember to cite (give the source) for any information. You may complete additional ones for extra credit. 

  • Choose either the European of Pacific theatre and explain the course, combatants, and consequences of this arena.
  • Explain the United State's role in the Second World War. Why were we so important to the war? Give at least 3 details backing up your opinions. Do you think victory would have been possible with out us?
  • Compare and contrast the Axis and Allied powers. Include strengths, weaknesses, abilities, victories, losses, major leaders and their roles. What were either sides main tactics (blitzkrieg)?
 
 
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