• 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. 
     
     
    Study Guides
     
    World Study Guide Use this to study for our quiz on August .
     
    Western Europe Study Guide Use this to study for our quiz on September .
     
    Continental U.S. Study Guide Use this to study for our quiz on September .
     
    New England Study Guide Use this to study for our quiz on October .
     
    Mid-Atlantic States Study Guide Use this to study for our quiz on October .
     
    Tribes of the Northeast Study Guide Use this to study for our quiz on November .
     
    Southeast States Study Guide Use this to study for our quiz on November .
     
    South Central States Study Guide Use this to study for our quiz on December .
     
    Tribes of the South Study Guide Use this to study for our quiz on December .
     
    Great Lakes States Study Guide Use this to study for our quiz on January .
     
    Northern Plains States Study Guide Use this to study for our quiz on February .
     
    Great Lakes Tribes Study Guide Use this to study for our quiz on February .
     
    Northwest States Study Guide Use this to study for our quiz on March .
     
    Tribes of the Northwest Study Guide Use this to study for our quiz on March .
     
    Southwest States Study Guide Use this to study for our quiz on April .
     
    Tribes of the Southwest Study Guide Use this to study for our quiz on May .
     
     
     
     
    Chapters 2 and 3
     
     
    , August : Class introductions and syllabus review.
     
    , August : Take notes on the Powerpoint for Chapter 2, Section 1 and complete the 5 Senses Worksheet (in class only.) Due in class today. 
     
    , August : Read chapter 2, section 2 of the textbook and complete the Read and Sketch Worksheet for Chapter 2, Section 2 Due , August .
     
    We will skip the rest of chapter 2 and go straight to chapter 3.
     
    , August : Read chapter 3, section 1 of the textbook and complete the . Due , August .
     
    , August : Take notes on all underlined information from the powerpoint for Chapter 3, Sections 2 and 3. Also complete all circled questions on the . Use the powerpoint and textbook to complete these worksheets. Answer all questions unless they are crossed out. Circled questions will be on the chapter test. Due , August .
     
    , August  and , September : Read chapter 3, section 4 of the textbook  and complete the .  Pocahontas class activity today also. Worksheet due , September .
     
    , September : Read chapter 3, section 5 of the textbook and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 3, Section 5. Due , September .
     
    , September  and , September : 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 , September .
      
    , September :  Complete all questions on the Chapter 3 Learning Target Worksheet. Do not do both sides of the worksheet. Due , September .
     
    , September : Complete all questions from the Chapters 2 and 3 Review Packet Due , September .
     
    , September : Study for the Chapter 3 Test. Make notecards - they will be worth extra credit and can be used on test day.
     
    , September  and , September : Chapters 2 and 3 Test.
     
     
     
     
      
      
     
    Chapters 4 and 5
     
     
     
    , September : Take notes on all underlined information from the Powerpoint for Chapter 4, Section 1. Also complete all the questions on the  Due , September .
     
    , September : 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. 
     
    , September : Read chapter 4, section 2 of the textbook and complete all questions on the  Due , September .
     
    , September : Read chapter 4, section 4 of the textbook and complete  Due , September .
     
    , September : MAP testing - no class.
     
    , September : Helicopter assembly - no class.
     
    , October : Take notes on all underlined information from the Powerpoint for Chapter 4, Section 3 and 5. Also complete the . Use the powerpoint and textbook to complete these worksheets. Complete all answers unless they are crossed out. Circled questions will be on the chapter test. Both notes and the worksheets are due , October .
     
    , October : Read Chapter 5, Section 1 of the textbook and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 5, Section 1. Due , October .
    , October : Take notes on all underlined information from the Powerpoint for Chapter 5, Sections 2 and 3. Also complete the . Use the powerpoint and textbook to complete these worksheets. Complete all answers unless they are crossed out. Circled questions will be on the chapter test. Due , October .
     
    , October : Movie - "Liberty." Complete movie notes while watching.
     
    , October : Colonial Deerfield presentation - No homework. 
     
    , October : Complete all questions on one side of the Chapters 4 and 5 Learning Target. Do not do both sides of the worksheet. Due , October .
     
    , October  and , October : Complete the Chapters 4 and 5 Review Packet. Answer all questions unless they are crossed out. Circled questions will be on the chapter test. Due , October .
     
    , October : Review for the Chapters 4 and 5 Test. 
       
    , October : Chapters 4 and 5 Test.
     
    , October : Movie: "John Adams"
     
    , 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 Due , November . 
     
    , November : Take notes on all underlined information from the Powerpoint for Chapter 6, Sections 2 and 3 and complete the . Use the powerpoint and textbook to complete these worksheets. Answer all circled questions - they will be on the chapter test. Do not answer the questions that are crossed out. Due , November .
                           
    , 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 . 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. Also complete the . Use the powerpoint and textbook to complete these worksheets. Answer all questions unless they are crossed out. Circled questions will be on the chapter test. Notes and worksheets are due , November .
     
    , 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. Also complete the . Use the powerpoint and textbook to complete these worksheets. Complete all answers unless they are crossed out. Circled questions will be on the chapter test. Both are due , December . 
    , December : Take notes on all underlined information from the Powerpoint for Chapter 8, Sections 3 and 4. Also complete the . Use the powerpoint and textbook to complete these worksheets. Complete all answers unless they are crossed out. Circled questions will be on the chapter test. Both are due , December .
     
    , December : Read Chapter 8, Section 5 of the textbook and complete the . 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 : Movie: "National Treasure"
     
    , 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. Also complete the . Use the powerpoint and textbook to complete these worksheets. Complete all circled questions - they will be on the chapter test. Do not complete questions that are crossed out. Notes and worksheets are due , January .
     
    , January : Read Chapter 9, section 4 of the textbook and complete the . Due , January .
     
    , January : Continue the movie, "National Treasure".
     
    , January : Napoleon's France powerpoint and notes. Due in class today.
     
    , January : Election of 1800 activity. Now homework.
     
    , January : Read chapter 10, section 1 of the textbook and complete the . 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 and complete the . Use the powerpoint and textbook to complete these worksheets. Complete all circled questions - they will be on the chapter test. Do not answer questions that have been crossed out. Notes and worksheets are due , January .
     
    , 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 . Use the powerpoint and textbook to complete these worksheets. Complete all questions - circled questions will be on the chapter test. Notes and worksheets 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. Answer all questions unless they are crossed out. Circled questions will be on the chapter test. Due , February . 
     
    , January : Movie and worksheet: "John Adams".
     
    , 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 . Notes and worksheet are due , February .
     
    , February : Read chapter 11, section 2 of the textbook and complete the Chapter 11, Section 2 Worksheet. 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 and complete the . Use the powerpoint and textbook to complete these worksheets. Complete all answers unless they are crossed out. Circled questions will be on the chapter test. Notes and worksheets are due , February . 
      
    , February : Take notes on all underlined information from the Chapter 12 Powerpoint. Due in class today.
     
    , 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. Due today in class.
     
    , 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. Also complete the . Use the powerpoint and textbook to complete these worksheets. Answer all questions unless they are crossed out. Circled questions will be on the chapter test. Note and worksheets are due , March .
    , March : Read chapter 13, section 4 of the textbook and complete the Read and Sketch Worksheet for Chapter 13, Section 4. Due , March . 
     
    , March : Begin movie: "The Alamo"
     
    , March : Take notes on all underlined information from the Powerpoint for Chapter 13, Section 5. Also complete the . Both the worksheet and notes due , March . 
     
    , 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 : Continue movie: "The Alamo".
     
    , March : Take notes on all underlined information from the Powerpoint for Chapter 14, Sections 2 and 3. Also complete the . Use the powerpoint and textbook to complete these worksheets. Answer all questions unless they are crossed out. Circled questions will be on the chapter test. Due , March .
     
    , 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. Answer all questions unless they are crossed out. Circled questions will be on the chapter test. 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 . Due , April .
      
    , April : Take notes on all underlined information from the Powerpoint for Chapter 16, Sections 2, 3 and 4. Notes are due in class today.
     
    , 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. Also complete the . Use the powerpoint and textbook to complete these worksheets. Answer all questions unless they are crossed out. Circled questions will be on the chapter test. Notes and worksheets are due at the end of class today. 
     
    , May Take notes on all underlined information from the Powerpoint for Chapter 17, sections 4 and 5. Notes are due today in class today.
     
    , May : Take notes on the Tribes Join the Civil War presentation. Notes are due in class today.
       
     
     
      
     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* 
     
    , May : MAP Testing - no class today.
      
    * 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 June 5, 2019