• What we will learn:

     

    8th Grade History: 

    Ice Age America:

     The Land Bridge 

    Paleo-Indians 

    The Clovis Culture 

    The Age of Exploration: 

    Causes of European Exploration 

    The “Discovery” of the New World 

    The Columbian Exchange 

    The Aztec Empire 

    The Invasion of Mexico 

    The Triangular Trade:

    European Division of the Americas 

    Economics 

    Slavery, the Rum Trade 

    Commercial Whaling 

    The Fur Trade 

    The French and Indian War 

    The American Revolution:

    Trouble over Taxes 

    The Birth of a Nation  
     
    Strategy and tactics  

     The Revolutionary War 

    The U.S. Government: 

    The Founding Fathers 

    Other forms of Government 

    The Separation of Powers 

    The Bill of Rights and the Constitution 

    Elections in America 

    The American Civil War:

    The Plantation Economy 

    Industrialization in America 

    Slavery 

    Divisions between North and South 

    The Civil War 

    Westward Expansion and The Second Industrial Revolution: 

    Opening of the West 

    The Indian Wars 

    The Birth of the American City 

    The Steel Age 

    The Petroleum Age 

    The Electric Age 

    Immigration 

    The Great War: 

    Causes of WWI 

    New Technology 

    Trench Warfare 

    The Russian Revolution 

    The 1920’s:

    The consumer economy 

    The Suffragists  

    Prohibition 

    American Culture and Fads 

    The Stock Market 

    The Great Depression: 

    The Stock Market Crash and causes 

    The Dust Bowl

     Struggling to Survive

     Recovery

     WWII:

     Rise of the Dictators

     Prelude 

    Lightning War  

    Pacific Theater 

    Eastern Front 

    The Holocaust 

    Fall of the Third Reich 

    The Nuclear Age