Students in grade eight study the ideas, issues, and events from the framing of the Constitution up to the 1900s. After reviewing the development of America’s democratic institutions founded on the Judeo- Christian heritage and English parliamentary traditions, particularly the shaping of the Constitution, students trace the development of American politics, society, culture, and economy and relate them to the emergence of major regional differences. They learn about the challenges facing the new nation, with an emphasis on the causes, course, and consequences of the Civil War. They make connections between the rise of industrializa­tion and contemporary social and economic conditions.

The American revolution through the divergent paths of the American people from1800-1850 are covered in a dynamic and interactive way offering state framework aligned content and project based learning. 

Charlotte Woosley - Social Studies Teacher, Method Schools