Welcome to Mr. Roland's Class 8th grade Social Studies!
Supplies: at least 1 folder with pockets/brads and 1 composition book
In grade 8, students study the history of the United States from the age of exploration and
colonization to the end of Reconstruction in 1877. This course allows students to take a closer look at a
particular segment of history and gives them a different perspective than other social studies courses.
Students will examine the full scope of Early American history, including the American Revolution and
writing of the Constitution, the early Republic and the Age of Jackson, Westward Expansion, and the
rise of sectionalism before the course culminated with the Civil War and Reconstruction. We will also
examine the Rights and Responsibilities as Citizens as laid out by the U.S. Constitution at the end of the
school year. Course instruction is based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) which
include the following concepts as they relate to United States history: geography, economy,
government, citizenship, culture, science, technology, and society. This course will focus on teaching
students reading comprehension, critical thinking, problem solving, and analytical skills. -TEA
Grading Policies are located in "Class Handouts"
Conference time: 1:20-1:45
972-435-1015 Room # 2204
The folder stays in class with all the handouts. The folder can be taken home at your parents' request.