8th Grade Social Studies In this class you will learn about our nation’s history from the Age of Exploration/Colonization to the present. We will also highlight North Carolina’s contributions and key moments in our nation’s history.
The goal of this class is to enable students to understand the development of the United States by examining connections to the past in order to prepare for the future as participating members of a democratic society. Students will examine political, economic, technological, and social developments of the United States from the exploration period through Reconstruction. This includes the impact of expansion on the country’s development; political, social, and economic conflicts; influence of diverse groups on cultural development of the United States; and key concepts of the U.S. Constitution and other historical documents. The emphasis is on skill development such as using analytical skills, effective use of technology, making connections between past and present situations, & research skills. "So what does that mean to me?" The first thing that I need for you to understand is that this class is awesome! The second thing is the knowledge and skills you acquire in this class will help prepare you to be a working part of a 21st century United States of America.
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