Wednesday | 9:30-10:30 AM | 6th-8th Grade
During this two-semester course, we will explore early American history. We will begin with pre-Columbus Native Americans, and then examine early European colonization and settlement in America, including their interactions with Native Americans. Then, we will continue with the Revolutionary War, the Declaration of Independence, America as a new nation, expansion and Manifest Destiny, industrialization, progressive reforms, up to the Civil War. In addition to history, we will also explore relevant geography, economics, government, science and culture that will be woven throughout the course. Class time will include group discussion, note-taking, hands-on activities, review games, quizzes and Crash Course American History videos. There will be weekly homework assignments consisting of reading, watching video clips, and exploring interactive websites. In addition to the textbook, we will also be reading excellent historical fiction novels. Textbook: The American Journey Early Years, Student Edition Click here to purchase textbook
Novels: Sees Behind Trees, Morning Girl, The Arrow over the Door, The Winter People, Where the Great Hawk Flies, The Fifth of March, The Witch of Blackbird Pond, The Year of the Hangman, An Eye for an Eye, Blood on the River, Chains.
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