Assignments

8th Grade (U.S. History)

Instructor
Miguel Rivera
Term
2019 - 2020 School Term
Department
McAllen
Description
The content in
Grade 8 builds upon that from Grade 5 but provides more depth and breadth. Historical
content focuses on the political, economic, religious, and social events and issues related
to the colonial and revolutionary eras, the creation and ratification of the U.S.
Constitution, challenges of the early republic, the Age of Jackson, westward expansion,
sectionalism, Civil War, and Reconstruction. Students describe the physical
characteristics of the United States and their impact on population distribution and
settlement patterns in the past and present. Students analyze the various economic
factors that influenced the development of colonial America and the early years of the
Republic and identify the origins of the free enterprise system. Students examine the
American beliefs and principles, including limited government, checks and balances,
federalism, separation of powers, and individual rights, reflected in the U.S.
Constitution and other historical documents.

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UNIT 9 Sectionalism pt.2
 
Notes must be completed by 2/28/20 (Friday)

Past Assignments

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UNIT 9 SECTIONALISM
 
Notes must be completed by 2/14/20 (Friday)

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Unit 7 Westward Expansion 
 
Notes must be completed by 1/31/20 (Friday)
These notes will be discussed in class on our first week back to class

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Unit 8 Industrialization and Reform pt.2
 
Notes must be completed by 1/20/20 (Monday)
These notes will be read and discussed during our second week back from break.

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Unit 8 Industrialization and Reform pt.1
 
Notes must be completed by 1/13/20 (Monday)
These notes will be discussed in class on our first week back to class. 

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Unit 6 Age of Jackson pt. 1
 
Notes must be completed by the next day after they are discussed in class. 
All notes need to be in student's journal by 12/20/19

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Unit 5 Early Republic Pt. 2
 
Notes must be completed by 12/2/19 (Before the Thanksgiving break is over)

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Unit 5 Early Republic pt. 1
 
Notes must be completed by Friday, Nov 15.

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The document attached is a copy of your International Fest Project, "13 Colonies Brochure" 
 
Project is DUE ON: November 14, 2019 (Thursday)

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Unit 4, "Writing the Constitution". PT.4
 
Notes and assignments must be completed in IJ by MONDAY (11/04/19)

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Unit 4, "Writing the Constitution". PT.3
 
Notes and assignments must be completed in IJ by FRIDAY (10/25/19)

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Unit 4, "Writing the Constitution". PT.2
 
Notes and assignments must be completed in IJ by FRIDAY (10/25/19)

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Unit 4 , "Writing the Constitution". PT.1
 
Notes and assignments must be completed in IJ by MONDAY (10/21/19)

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PT.3 American Revolution Interactive Journal Notes
 
Notes and assignments must be written and completed in Interactive Journal by Monday 10/7/19.

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PT.2 American Revolution Interactive Journal Notes
 
Notes and assignments must be written and completed in Interactive Journal by Friday 10/4/19.

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PT.1 American Revolution Interactive Journal Notes.
 
Notes MUST be written in your journal, including the assignments, by FRIDAY 9/27/19.

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Unit 2 - Colonial America
The following contains notes for the entire Unit 2. 
Please wait for instruction on the pages that need to be completed.
Due dates will be given to you IN CLASS.

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The document (Unit 1 Thinking Like a Historian) is the FIRST set of notes that will be copied into your Interactive Journals. You may print out a copy of the document if you wish. But you are still REQUIRED to write these notes in your journal. You may also choose to be PROACTIVE and get ahead on your notes. It will guarantee that you will be ready for discussion in class and it will also GUARANTEE that you receive full credit for your journal GRADE. 
 
The UNIT VOCABULARY is also included. (DOES NOT need to be copied onto your journal)