• 8th Grade United States History
     
    Prehistory - 1870
     
    U.S. History lasts throughout the entire school year for 8th graders. We begin by studying Native American cultures throughout the country and finish with the American Civil War. Along the way we study the European nations that came to the new world and their early governments here. We also learn about wars like the American Revolution and the War of 1812, as well as the social and political movements that changed life for everyday Americans from diverse cultures and created the foundation of our nation.

    For class details, read the U.S. History Class Syllabus
     
    *Notice: I am happy to share any powerpoints with students or parents. Please e-mail me and I will share the presentation with the student's google account. To open worksheets on this page you must have the Adobe Reader program downloaded to your computer. 
      
     
     
    Chapters 2 and 3
     
     
    Monday, August 26th: Class introductions and syllabus review.
     
    Tuesday, August 27th: Take notes on the Powerpoint for chapter 2, section 1 and complete the 5 Senses Worksheet (in class only.) Due in class today. 
     
    Wednesday, August 28th: Read chapter 2, section 2 of the textbook and complete the Read and Sketch Worksheet for Chapter 2, Section 2 Due Thursday, August 29th.
     
    We will skip the rest of chapter 2 and go straight to chapter 3.
     
    Thursday, August 29th: Read chapter 3, section 1 of the textbook and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 3, Section 1. Due Tuesday, September 3rd.
     
    Tuesday, September 3rd: Take notes on all underlined information from the powerpoint for chapter 3, sections 2 and 3. 
     
    Wednesday, September 4th: Read chapter 3, section 4 of the textbook and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 3, Section 4. Due Thursday, September 5th.
     
    Thursday, September 5th: Pocahontas class activity. 
     
    Friday, September 6th: Read chapter 3, section 5 of the textbook and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 3, Section 5. Due Monday, September 9th.
     
    Monday, September 9th: MAP Testing - No class
     
    Tuesday, September 10th: Begin the Chapters 2 and 3 Review Packet.  We will continue working on this later.
     
    Wednesday, September 11th: MAP Testing - No class
     
    Thursday, September 12th: Complete all questions from the Chapters 2 and 3 Review Packet. Due Wednesday, September 18th.
     
    Tuesday, September 17th:  Complete all questions on the Chapter 3 Learning Target Worksheet. Do not do both sides of the worksheet. Due Wednesday, September 18th.
     
    Wednesday, September 18th: Study for the chapter 3 test. Make notecards - they will be worth extra credit and can be used on test day.
     
    Thursday, September 19th: Chapters 2 and 3 Test.
     
    Monday, September 23rd through Wednesday, September 25th: Use the Family Crest Directions to create a family crest for yourself on the Blank Family Crest Worksheet. Don't forget to answer all the questions on the back of the worksheet. Due Thursday, September 26th.
      
     
     
       
      
     
    Chapters 4 and 5
     
     
     
    Thursday, September 26th: Take notes on all underlined information from the Powerpoint for chapter 4, section 1. Also complete all the questions on the Worksheet for Chapter 4, Section 1. Due Monday, September 30th.
     
    Monday, September 30th: Read chapter 4, section 2 of the textbook and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 4, Section 2. Due Tuesday, October 1st.
     
    Tuesday, October 1st: Take notes on all underlined information from the Powerpoint for chapter 4, sections 3 and 5. 
     
    Wednesday, October 2nd: Read chapter 4, section 4 of the textbook and complete Worksheet for Chapter 4, Section 4. Due Thursday, October 3rd.
     
    Thursday, October 3rd: Use the Colonial Maps and the Colonial Map Project Directions to fill in the Blank Colonial Map. Follow the directions closely and only fill in locations listed in the directions. Due at the end of class today. 
     
    Friday, October 4th: Begin the Chapters 4 and 5 Review Packet. We will work on this packet again later.  
     
    Monday, October 7th: Colonial Deerfield presentation - No homework. 
     
    Tuesday, October 8th: Read chapter 5, section 1 of the textbook and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 5, Section 1. Due Wednesday, October 9th.
    Wednesday, October 9th: Take notes on all underlined information from the Powerpoint for chapter 5, sections 2 and 3. 
     
    Thursday, October 10th: Complete the Chapters 4 and 5 Review Packet. Due Wednesday, October 16th.
     
    Monday, October 14th: Complete all questions on one side of the Chapters 4 and 5 Learning Target. Do not do both sides of the worksheet. Due Tuesday, October 15th.
     
    Tuesday, October 15th: Review for the chapters 4 and 5 test. 
       
    Wednesday, October 16th: Chapters 4 and 5 Test.
     
    , October : American Revolution video.
     
    , October  through , October : Complete a student choice project for chapters 2 through 5. Due , October .
     
    , October : Gear-Up Trip to the University of Montana. No Class.
     
    , October : Salem Witch Trial activity. No homework.
     
     
    Chapter 6
     
     
     
    , November : Read chapter 6, section 1 of the textbook and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 6, Section 1Due , November . 
     
    , November : Take notes on all underlined information from the Powerpoint for chapter 6, sections 2 and 3.
                           
    , November : Read chapter 6, section 4 of the textbook and complete the Read and Sketch Worksheet for Chapter 6, Section 4. Due , November .                        
      
    , November : Take notes on all underlined information from the Powerpoint for chapter 6, section 5. Use the Powerpoint and the textbook to answer all questions from the Worksheet for Chapter 6, Section 5. Due , November .
     
    , November : American Revolution timeline activity. No homework.
     
    , November : Powerpoint and notes based on the experience of Indian tribes throughout the Revolutionary War. Due in class today.
     
    , November : Finish the American Revolution timeline project. Also complete one side of the Chapter 6 Learning Target Worksheet. Due , November .
     
    , November  and , November : Complete all questions on the Chapter 6 Review Packet. Due , November .
     
    , November : Review for the Chapter 6 Test.
     
    , November : Chapter 6 Test
     
     
     
      
     
     
    Chapters 7 and 8
     
     
     
    , November : Read chapter 7, section 1 of the textbook and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 7, Section 1. Due , November .
       
    , November : Take notes on all underlined information from the Powerpoint for chapter 7, sections 2 and 3. 
     
    , November : Read chapter 7, section 4 of the textbook and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 7, Section 4. Due , November .
     
    , November  and , December : Complete both the ABC's Worksheet and the Acrostic Poem Project. Both are due , December .
     
    , December : Take notes on all underlined information from the Powerpoint for chapter 8, sections 1 and 2.  
    , December : Take notes on all underlined information from the Powerpoint for chapter 8, sections 3 and 4. 
     
    , December : Read chapter 8, section 5 of the textbook and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 8, Section 5. Due , December . 
     
    , December : Take notes for the "Government and Tribes" Powerpoint. Due at the end of class today.
     
    , December : Complete one side of the Learning Target Worksheet for Chapters 7 and 8. Do not do both sides of the worksheet. Due , December .
      
    , December  and , December : Complete the Chapters 7 and 8 Review Packet. Due , December . 

    , December : Chapters 7 and 8 review and test preparation.
     
    , December : Chapters 7 and 8 Test
     
    , December : American Revolution video
     
    , December : Holiday activities. No class. 
     
     
     
     
    Chapters 9 and 10
     
     
     
    , January : Read chapter 9, section 1 of the textbook and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 9, Section 1. Due , January .
     
    , January : Take notes on all underlined information from the Powerpoint for chapter 9, sections 2 and 3. 
     
    , January : Read chapter 9, section 4 of the textbook and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 9, Section 4. Due , January .
     
    , January : American Revolution video
     
    , January : "Napoleon's France" powerpoint and notes. Due in class today.
     
    , January : Election of 1800 activity. No homework.
     
    , January : Read chapter 10, section 1 of the textbook and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 10, Section 1. Due , January .
     
    , January : Using an atlas and the Early U.S. Maps, Fill in the Blank Early United States Map with all information from the Early U.S. Map Project Instructions, Due in class today.
     
    , January : Take notes on all underlined information from the Powerpoint for chapter 10, sections 2 and 3.
     
    , January : Read chapter 10, section 4 of the textbook and complete the Read and Sketch worksheet for Chapter 10, Section 4. Due , January .
     
    , January : MAPS testing. No class.
     
    , January : Take notes on all underlined information from the Powerpoint for chapter 10, section 5. Also complete the Worksheet for Chapter 10, Section 5. Use the powerpoint and textbook to complete the worksheet. Notes and worksheet are due , January .
      
    , January : "Tribes and the New Republic" powerpoint and notes. Due in class today.
     
    , January : Complete all questions on one side of the Learning Target Worksheet for Chapters 9 and 10. Do not do both sides of the worksheet. Due , January .
     
    , January : Begin the Review Packet for Chapters 9 and 10. Due , February . 
     
    , January : American Revolution video and worksheet.
     
    , February : Complete the review packet for chapters 9 and 10 (see above). Due , February .
     
    , February : Review for the chapter 9 and 10 test.
     
    , February  and , February : Test for Chapters 9 and 10. 
     
    Extra Credit: Complete the Louisiana Purchase Map Project.     
     
     
     
    Chapters 11 and 12
     
     
    , February : Take notes on all underlined information from the Powerpoint for chapter 11, section 1 and complete all questions on the Worksheet for Chapter 11, Section 1. Notes and worksheet are due , February .
     
    , February : Read chapter 11, section 2 of the textbook and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 11, Section 2. Due , February .
     
    , February : Spelling Bee - No class today.
     
    , February : Take notes on all underlined information from the Powerpoint for chapter 11, sections 3 and 4.  
      
    , February : Take notes on all underlined information from the chapter 12 powerpoint. 
     
    , February : Complete the Trail of Tears Worksheet. Due in class today.
     
    , February : Ski Day - no class.
     
    , February : Take notes on the "Removal and Resistance" presentation. 
     
    , February : Complete the Review Packet for Chapters 11 and 12. Due , February . 
     
    , February : Complete the Learning Target Worksheet for Chapters 11 and 12. Due , February .
     
    , February : Review for chapters 11 and 12.
     
    , February : Test for chapters 11 and 12.
     
    , March  through , March : Student choice projects for chapters 9, 10, 11 or 12. Due , March .
     
    Extra Credit: Use the textbook and the 1820's U.S. Map Project Instructions to fill in the 1820's U.S. Blank Map
     
     
     
    Chapters 13 and 14
     
     
     
    , March : Read chapter 13, section 1 of the textbook and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 13, Section 1. Due , March .
     
    , March : Take notes on all underlined information from the Powerpoint for chapter 13, sections 2 and 3.
    , March : Read chapter 13, section 4 of the textbook and complete the Read and Sketch Worksheet for Chapter 13, Section 4. Due , March . 
     
    , March : Mexican war video
     
    , March : Take notes on all underlined information from the Powerpoint for chapter 13, section 5. Also complete the 4 Square Worksheet (in class only). Both the worksheet and notes due today in class. 
     
    , March : Work in groups to complete the Defending the West Worksheet. Due at the end of class today.
     
    , March : Read chapter 14, section 1 of the textbook and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 14, Section 1. Due , March .
     
    , March : Mexican war video
     
    , March : Take notes on all underlined information from the Powerpoint for chapter 14, sections 2 and 3.
     
    , March : Read chapter 14, section 4 of the textbook and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 14, Section 4. Due , March .
     
    , March : Complete all questions on one side of the Learning Target Worksheet for Chapters 13 and 14. Do not do both sides of the worksheet. Due , March .
     
    , March  and , April : Complete the Review Packet for Chapters 13 and 14. Due , April . 

    , April : Review for chapters 13 and 4 test
     
    , April : Chapters 13 and 14 test.
     
    Extra Credit Map: Use the textbook and the Trails West Map Project Instructions to fill in the Trails West Blank Map
     
     
     
    Chapters 15 and 16

    Each students will team up with a partner and create a presentation to teach Chapter 15 to the rest of the class.
     
    , April  through , April : Create chapter 15 presentations using google slides.  
     
    , April  and , April : Present presentations to class.
     
    , April : Take notes on The Treaty Period presentation. Due in class today.
     
    , April : Read chapter 16, section 1 of the textbook and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 16, Section 1. Due , April .
      
    , April : Take notes on all underlined information from the Powerpoint for chapter 16, sections 2, 3, 4, and 5. 
     
    , April  and , April : Complete all questions from the Chapters 15 and 16 Review Packet. Due , April .
     
     
     
     
     
    Chapter 17
     
     
     
    , April : Read chapter 17, section 1 and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 17, Section 1. Due , April .
     
    , April Take notes on all underlined information from the Powerpoint for chapter 17, sections 2 and 3. 
     
    , May Take notes on all underlined information from the Powerpoint for chapter 17, sections 4 and 5. 
     
    , May : Take notes on the Tribes Join the Civil War presentation.
       
     
     
      
     Final Test
     
    , May  and , May : Complete one side of the Final Learning Target Worksheet. Due , May .
     
    , May : Study the History Final Review Powerpoint - not available online* 
    * The information from both of these powerpoints can be read in the U.S. History Final Study Guide.
     
    , May  and , May : Complete all questions from the Final Review Packet. Due , May 
     
    , May  and , May : History Final Test
     
     
     
    Week of May : Yellowstone Trip - No Class
     
     
    , May : The Rest is History powerpoint and notes.
     
    , May  - , June : Finish Civil War movie for students with no missing work. 
     
    , June : Last day of school for 8th graders. 8th grade promotion practice. No class.
     
     
     
     
Last Modified on October 6, 2019