Social Studies- Grade 8 Miss Smith and Mr. McGrory

September 2017-June 2018 Room 111

E-Mail Address:

What are you going to learn this year?
Independence Hall- Philadelphia, PA

  • What is history?
  • Defining our Five Founding Ideals
  • Road to the American Revolution
  • American Revolution
  • Creating the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights
  • U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights- How our Government Works and Application to Current Events Issues
  • Westward Expansion
  • Early Immigration
  • 1st Industrial Revolution
  • Road to the American Civil War
  • American Civil War
  • Reconstruction (1865-1877)

Textbook: The American Citizen- Prentice Hall and the Discovery Techbook

You will need the following supplies every day:

  • binder with loose-leaf paper
  • blue/black pen and pencil
  • Chromebook

Class Participation:

1. You are expected to take part in class and small group discussions.
2. You are expected to work cooperatively with your classmates and the teacher(s) at all times.


Tests = 50%report_card

Quizzes = 35%

Graded Homework/Classwork = 15%