Course Description

The eighth grade U.S. History curriculum lends itself to engaging students intellectually, personally, emotionally, and socially. The inquiry approach to learning is used to help students understand both current events and issues facing their local, national, and global communities. So the MYP fundamental concepts of holistic learning, communication and intercultural awareness are central to the Humanities classroom. As students grow in their understanding of U.S. History and the United States’ role in World Affairs they will be given opportunities to fully realize their potential as an IB learner thus expanding on the qualities described by the IB Learner Profile. Eighth grade Humanities explores United States History.

Units of study include:
Brief review of Colonization and events leading to the Revolution
American Revolution
Government and the Constitution
New Nation
Westward Expansion and the Industrial Revolution
Age of Reform
Civil War

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