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  • Social Studies 8 (U.S. History) 


    "Knowledge is Power" by Francis Bacon

    Please feel free to email me if you have any questions or concerns at anytime throughout the year.

    Classroom Expectations 


    US History 8: Beginning with Reconstruction (after the Civil War) and ending at the present, US 8 incorporates geography as well as economic, social and political trends. The course content is divided into nine Key Ideas; the first seven trace the human experience in the United States from Reconstruction to the end of World War II. The last three Key Ideas examine different themes in United States and New York State history from the post-War period up to the present day, which provides the opportunity to explore contemporary issues.


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    Tech Tools to Use:

    A variety of forms of technology will be used responsibly in your classroom this year to support your understanding.

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    **Note: Technology will be a tool to assist learning. It will not take place of good old fashioned reading and writing. Expect a healthy balance of all of it!

    “Day by day, what you choose, what you think and what you do is who you become.”  By Heraclitus

    Heraclitus (circa 535-475 BCE) is considered the most important pre-Socratic Greek philosopher. He was born in the Greek city of Ephesus. Little is known of his life and we have only a few sentences of his work.