Ms. Avery's United States History Wiki Page!

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I want to welcome everyone back to what I know will be a memorable and learning filled [[#|school]] year. Below you can find some information on 8 Yellow U.S. History.

I.Course Description:

This Eighth grade U.S. History course will cover the period from the birth of the United States as a nation, through the events, arguments, and movements of the 19th century. It will include a study of the principles of the U.S. Constitution, as well as connections to local history, and extensive use of primary source materials.

In addition, students will be expected to show competence in literacy, inquiry and research skills such as:

• Access, gather and interpret information from a variety of primary and secondary sources.
• Create various forms of written work (informative, persuasive, narrative, descriptive).
• Participate in social studies discourse.
• Create and present relevant social studies materials using both print and electronic sources.








II Materials
  • One Single Subject Notebook
  • One Double Pocket Folder
  • 2 black or blue writing pens
  • 2 pencils and erasers
  • 2 correcting pens of various bright colors
  • One three-holed pencil case
  • Art supplies (crayons, markers, glue etc) for home use
  • One binder

III. Grading Guidelines:

  • Classwork Assignments including HATs, DBQs, Blogging Posts, Classroom Discussions, Dramatic Readings, [[#|Map]] Activities and Projects-90%
  • Homework-10%

IV. Homework Policy

Homework assignments are expected to be legible (printed neatly or typed) and thoroughly completed on time. All assignments are checked as [[#|complete]] or not complete and the overall average will count as 10% of report card grade. Some homework assignments are further graded as an individual assignment. Students will have the opportunity to make up any major homework assignment assigned in a timely manner for full credit.

Web 2.0 Tools


1. Edmodo-We'll be using this Social Learning Network as a platform to connect, collaborate, and share content

2. You'll be using Kidblog as your personal blog to reflect on topics discussed in class. Here are your individual class links:
US History 1 Blog
US History 2 Blog
US History 3 Blog
US History 4 Blog
US History 5 Blog






Textbook & Textbook Support


1. Here is the link to your online textbook: America: History of Our Nation.

colonists_james_river.jpgUnit 1 Support:Colonial America

Here is a link to Chapter 3 Section quizzes and test practice.
Here is a link to Chapter 4 Section quizzes and test practice.

Chapter 3 Visual Preview-to explore the chapter's essential question.
Chapter 4 Visual Preview-to explore the chapter's essential question.




Colonists build houses along theJames River in Virginia in a historicdepiction of Jamestown in 1607
Courtesy Library of Congress

boston_tea_party.jpgUnit 2 Support: The Revolutionary Era

Here's a link to Chapter 5 section quizzes and test practice.
Here's a link to Chapter 6 section quizzes and test practice.

Chapter 5 Visual Preview-to explore the chapter's essential question.
Chapter 6 Visual Preview-to explore the chapter's essential question.



Colonists disguised as MohawkIndians throwing a cargo of teainto Boston HarborCourtesy Library of Congress

signing_of_usconstitution.jpgUnit 3 Support: Forming a New Government

Here's a link to Chapter 7 section quizzes and test practice.
Here's a link to Government, Citizenship and the Constitution practice.

Chapter 7 Visual Preview to explore the chapter's essential question.
Government, Citizenship and the Constitution practice.


Painting of George Washingtonheading the Constitutional Convention
Courtesy Collection of the Architect of the Capitol

1800_capitol.jpgUnit 4 Support: The New Republic

Here's a link to Chapter 8 section quizzes and test practice.
Here's a link to Chapter 9 section quizzes and test practice.
Here's a link to Chapter 10 section quizzes and test practice.

Chapter 8 Visual Preview to explore the chapter's essential question.
Chapter 9 Visual Preview to explore the chapter's essential question.
Chapter 10 Visual Preview to explore the chapter's essential question.


Painting of the Capitol in 1800
Courtesy Library of Congress



Classroom Stuff





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