SAN BENANCIO MIDDLE SCHOOL
EIGHTH GRADE UNITED STATES HISTORY
UNITS OF STUDY
 
Unit Content Description Dates
1 Colonial America History of the North American continent from the early colonization of Spain and Portugal to the Seven Years’ War (French and Indian War). August 21 to September 6
2 Revolutionary War Unit concerning growing dissatisfaction with the British following the Seven Years’ War through to the end of the American War for Independence. Will discuss the causes and consequences of the war at length. September 9 to September 25
3 The Constitution Early American history following the Revolutionary War and the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation. Will discuss the need for the new constitution and the crafting of the current US Constitution. Will also compare the American political system with others around the world (particularly those in Western Europe). September 26 to October 25
THE FIRST TRIMESTER CRT IS TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 30, 2019
4 Early America & Canadian History History of the United States from the adoption of the Constitution through to the War of 1812. Will also discuss the impact of the French Revolution on the United States and how the War of 1812 impacted the British colonies in what is now Canada. November 4 to December 20
5 Westward Expansion & Mexican History History of the United States from the end of the War of 1812 to the end of the Mexican-American War. Will discuss the age of Jackson and the “Manifest Destiny” belief system. Will also look at the fragile state of Mexico leading up to the war. January 7 to February 14
THE SECOND TRIMESTER CRT IS TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 27, 2020
6 Antebellum Culture A look at the culture of the United States from around the 1820s through to the Civil War. This will include the early industrialization of the country. February 28 to March 13
7 Sectionalism & Civil War History of the divide between the northern and southern states followed by a close-up look at the causes and consequences of the American Civil War. March 23 to April 24
8 Reconstruction American history in the immediate aftermath of the American Civil War: the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, the presidencies of Andrew Johnson and Ulysses S. Grant, as well as the Reconstruction amendments to the constitution. May 4 to May 13
9 The Gilded Age & Progressive Era History of the United States from the end of Reconstruction through to the Progressive Era of Theodore Roosevelt. Will discuss the American economy at the time, the Spanish-American War, and the Nineteenth Amendment. May 14 to May 20
THE THIRD TRIMESTER CRT IS TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR MAY 22, 2020
10 First World War A look at the causes and consequences of the First World War and the American role in the conflict. Will discuss how the “Great War” set the stage for the world order we have today. May 26 to June 1
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