Eighth Grade U. S. History
U.S. History is the story of freedom. Students will explore the various meanings of “freedom” and the inclusion and exclusion of Americans by race, gender, class and religion from before Columbus arrived through the Obama Administration. The primary goal of the course is to engage students to do the work of historians. Students will utilize primary documents, documentary and film clips, American art and literature, document- based questions and small and large group discussions and debates to study the issues surrounding the development and exercise of freedom in America.