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On your iPhone or Android phone, open your web browser and go to the following link: rmd.at/g69gh6Syllabus: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 culminates 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, economies,
government, citizenship, culture, science, technology, and society. This course will focus on teaching
students reading comprehension, critical thinking, problem solving, and analytical skills. -TEAConference time: 8:00-8:45amTutoring: TBAEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org Room # 2204Supplies: at least 1 folder and 1 composition bookThe folder stays in class with all the handouts. The folder can be taken home at parent request.Family highlights:1 wife, Kellie, works with special needs kids at Life School-Red Oak2 sons-Cody, 28, ICU nurse at Charleton Methodist loves guns and country music.-Andrew, 18, Freshman baseball player at Arlington Baptist University.2 dogs-Sugar, 8, adopted German Short Haired Pointer...very calm and docile- Daisy, 4, adopted Australian Shepherd, NOT calm or docile!Professional highlights:I have taught a diverse level of kids over the past 23 years.