• 8th Grade Social Studies

    Course Outline

    Mr. Fulling

     

    Unit 1: Geography

    -Five Themes

    -Location of countries, continents, oceans

    -Longitude/Latitude

     

    Unit 2: The 13 Colonies

    -Identify the colonies

    -Similarities and differences

    -Conflicts between colonies

     

    Unit 3: The American Revolution

    -Causes

    -Battles

    -Declaration of Independence

    -Effects of the War

     

    Unit 4: Creating a Republic

    -State’s Rights

    -Constitutional Convention

    -Ratification

     

    Unit 5: Constitution At Work

    -Goals

    -Preamble

    -Five principles, Checks and Balances, Federalism

    -Amendments and 3 branches of government

     

    Unit 6: New Government at Work: DBQ: Document Based Questioning: Primary Sources and Thesis Paper

    -Hamilton and the National Bank

    -Problems: Whiskey Rebellion, French Revolution, Washington Retires

    -John Adams' Presidency

     

    Unit 7: Jeffersonian Age

    -Marbury vs. Madison

    -Louisiana Purchase

    -Lewis and Clark

    -War of 1812

     

    Unit 8: Industrial Revolution

    -Mills come to America

    -Westward Expansion

    -Latin America and the United States

     

     

    Unit 9: Age of Jackson: DBQ

    -Corrupt Election

    -The Bank

    -Native American Removal

    -Spoils System

     

    Unit 10: Manifest Destiny

    -Exploration West: Gold Rush

    -Texas Independence

    -Mexican/American War

    -Forming of States

     

    Unit 11: Women's Rights Movement: DBQ

    -Restrictions

    -Key players and their effects

     

    Unit 12: North and South

    -Comparing GRAPES: geography, religion, achievements, politics, economics, and socially

     

    Unit 13: Abolitionist Movement: DBQ

    -Key Abolitionists and how they attempted to abolish slavery

     

    Unit 14: The Nation Divides:

    -Missouri Compromise

    -New Acts/Laws

     

    Unit 15: Civil War:

    -Events leading to war

    -Battles

    -Emancipation Proclamation

    -Effects

     

    Unit 16: Reconstruction Era: DBQ

    -Acts Passed

    -Reactions

    -Restrictions/Reform

     

    Unit 17: Big Business/Great Migration

    -Rockefeller, Carnegie

    -Unions

    -Immigration

     

    Unit 18: Progressive Era

     
    -Muir, Paul, Roosevelt, Jones, Carnegie, etc.
     
    - Changes made to American Life