Social Studies 8

  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About 

    8th Grade social studies but Were Afraid to Ask!


    This year we will be looking at the time frame from just before the turn

    of the 20th Century through the turn of the 21st Century.


    Our Units of Study Are:

    Unit 1: Industrial Revolution (1870's - 1913)

    Unit 2: Immigration (1870's - 1913)

    Unit 3: Progressivism/U.S. Expansion (1870's - 1913)

    Unit 4: World War I (1914-1918)

    Unit 5: The Roaring Twenties (1920 - 1929)

    Unit 6: The Great Depression (1929 - 1939)

    Unit 7: World War II (1939 - 1945)

    Unit 8: The Holocaust (1933 - 1945)

    Unit 9: The Cold War Era (Post WWII - 1980's)

    Unit 10:The Fabulous Fifties (1950 - 1959)

    Unit 11: The Civil Rights Era (1950's - 1960's)

    Unit 12: The Swingin' Sixties (1960 - 1969)

    Unit 13: The Vietnam Era (1960 - 1975)

    Unit 14: The Seventies (1970 - 1979)

    Unit 15: The 1980's - Today (1980 - 2010) 


    7th and 8th grade social studies is a two year American History curriculum.

    The Idea of understanding that all children can learn, but do so in a variety of ways, is a major focus in our classroom.  Incorporating several different styles and techniques that address as many different learning styles as possible is a main objective for student success.  Allowing all of our kids to reach their optimum abilities in areas of critical thinking, historical questioning, along with synthesis and analysis is important for immediate and future successes.

    Teaching kids skills that they will use in high school and beyond is also a goal that we try to achieve.  In addition, each and every person that is in our class will be afforded the opportunity to see, hear and experience history. Hopefully they will also learn to enjoy the study of our past in order to truly appreciate all that this country has to offer all of us.

    Being able to be your true, authentic self without fear of judgement and/or ridicule is, and always will, be the cornerstone of my belief system and teaching style.


                           "Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve."

                                                                           Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.