8th Grade Social Studies

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Social Studies in eighth grade traces United States history. Topics in this curriculum include, Immigration, Industrialization, Imperialism, World War I, World War II, the Cold War, and 1920s-2000s.

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In preparation for high school, the students will learn and write thematic essays, document based essays, and extended essays. Also, students will learn how to obtain and use information from primary sources.

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Quote of the Chapter: "They did not come here to try a case. They came here to try revealed religion. I am here to defend it, and they can ask any questions they please." -William Jennings Bryan, testifying at the Scopes "Monkey" Trial